Washington DC saxophonist Brad Linde and New York pianist Erika Dohi improvise duets informed by their experiences in Baroque counterpoint, 20th Century music and modern jazz. Free improvisation is developed from variations and themes from original compositions inspired by Jimmy Giuffre, Lennie Tristano, Paul Motian, Stockhausen, Cage, and Ligeti. Joining them will be Tyson Stubelek on drums. Don’t miss this eclectic and mesmerizing jazz duo!
Brad Linde is a saxophonist, educator and bandleader living in the Washington D.C. metro area and is the curator of the jazz series at the Atlas Performing Arts Center on H Street NE. His approach to improvising is informed by the "cool" school of Lennie Tristano, bebop pioneers Charlie Parker and Thelonious Monk, and the free music of Ornette Coleman, Paul Motian, and Jimmy Giuffre. As a saxophonist, his chief influences come from Lester Young, Warne Marsh, and Lee Konitz.
Linde has performed with jazz greats such as Barry Harris, Lee Konitz, Butch Warren, Ted Brown, Eddie Bert, , Freddie Redd, Teddy Charles, and Dan Tepfer, Gretchen Parlato, and Chris Byars,. He has performed in Germany and Austria, and at the East Coast Jazz Festival, Duke Ellington Jazz Festival, D.C. Jazz Festival, The Smithsonian Institute, The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Chris' Jazz Cafe in Philadelphia and Birdland, Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola at Jazz at Lincoln Center, The Iridium, Miles Cafe, and Smalls Jazz Club in New York. He regularly appears at D.C. jazz clubs including Blues Alley, Bohemian Caverns, and Twins Jazz.