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Balance (Detroit): Improvised Music Masterclass at ImprovLab

March 22 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Free Music Masterclass graphic. Plain text over colourful squiggles and polka dots. FREE MUSIC MASTERCLASS with jazz duo, Balance. Friday, March 22nd, 2:00 PM. Free & Open to All.

Please join us on Friday, March 22 at 2:00 PM (ET) for a Masterclass with the boundary-pushing jazz duo, Balance. This presentation will take place in person at ImprovLab, MCKN 108 at the University of Guelph, as well as online via Zoom. As always, our Thinking Spaces events are free! As always, our Masterclass events are free!

The duo will also be performing a ticketed concert at Silence, at 8:00PM (ET), that same night.

More about this Masterclass:

Balance, the dynamic duo of saxophonist Marcus Elliot and pianist Michael Malis, renowned for their boundary-pushing jazz, are set to share their creative process in a masterclass setting. With a fusion of composed and improvised music, and drawing from their extensive experience as bandleaders and sidemen, they promise insights into crafting captivating compositions and heartfelt performances.

More about the Artists:

Balance is a collaborative duo between saxophonist Marcus Elliot and pianist Michael Malis. Called “two of Detroit’s most important young jazz musicians” by the Detroit Free Press, Elliot and Malis’ “intuitive improvisations” stand on the threshold of composed and improvised music, creating intimate portraits of musical expression that deal in the language of subtlety.

Check out Balance and give them a listen via https://balance.bandcamp.com/

To attend the talk in-person or online, RSVP via our Google Forms.



March 22
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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MacKinnon Room 108, 87 Trent Lane, University of Guelph
Guelph, Ontario N1G 1Y4 Canada
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