November 23, 2014 Nicole Mitchell New York Solo Flute Concert and Duet with Tyshawn Sorey

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 @ Engelman Recital Hall, Baruch Performing Arts Center, 55 Lexington Ave, New York

4:00pm workshop 

Flutist/composer/improvisational flutist Nicole Mitchell will share her signature improvisational concepts and techniques in a workshop entitled "Breaking Boundaries with Experimental Flute Improvisation: an Inside Approach." Free for all Flute Club members, this event has a special One Dollar admission fee for all students! 

5:30 solo concert and duo with Tyshawn Sorey (percussion, piano)

December 20, 2014 Tatsu Aoki's Tsukasa Taiko Reduction, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, 8pm

Nicole Mitchell will perform as an improvising flutist on Tatsu Aoki's Tsukasa Taiko, a multi-cultural creative production including, dance, taiko and jazz. 

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January 29, 2015 Sons d'hiver Festival (Paris): Nicole Mitchell Arc of O: Blak Earth Ensemble meets Laboryntus Ensemble

February 20, 2015 Mitchell/Sissoko: Beyond Black Concert at JazzDor (Strasbourg, France)

Pôle Sud, 1 Rue de Bourgogne, 67100 Strasbourg, France, 8:30pm

Nicole Mitchell flûte, Ballaké Sissoko kora, Babani Koné voix , Fassery Diabaté balafon, Black Earth Ensemble de Chicago : Josh Abrams basse, Jovia Armstrong percussions, Felton Offard guitare, Mankwe Ndosi voix

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February 21, 2015 Beyond Black Concert at La Filature (Mulhouse, Cedex, France)

La Filature, Scène nationale - 20 allée Nathan Katz - F 68090 Mulhouse cedex

Nicole Mitchell flûte, Ballaké Sissoko kora, Babani Koné voix , Fassery Diabaté balafon, Black Earth Ensemble de Chicago : Josh Abrams basse, Jovia Armstrong percussions, Felton Offard guitare, Mankwe Ndosi voix

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August 28, 2014 - Chicago Jazz Festival 

Nicole Mitchell will be performing with the Chicago Jazz Festival on August 28th with the David Boykin Expanse in its tribute to Sun Ra with Boykin's "Solar Suite", 1:45 at Claude Cassidy Theater in the Chicago Cultural Center.

September 18, 2014 - Tomeka Reid - San Diego

Flutist Nicole Mitchell will be performing on a speical program featuring Chicago-based groundbreaking jazz cellist/composer Tomeka Reid at the LA's Blue Whale.

September 20, 2014 - Tomeka Reid -Blue Whale - Los Angeles

Flutist Nicole Mitchell will be performing on a speical program featuring Chicago-based groundbreaking jazz cellist/composer Tomeka Reid at the LA's Blue Whale.

September 27, 2014  Hyde Park Jazz Festival (Chicago) - Ice Crystal

Nicole Mitchell's Ice Crystal is honored to perform at Chicago's Hyde Park Jazz Festival on September 27, 2014 from 6:45-7:45 at International House.  Ice Crystal includes Jason Adasiewicz on vibes, Joshua Abrams on bass, Frank Rosaly on drums, and Nicole Mitchell - flutes and composition. 

September 28, 2014 - Angel City Jazz Festival - Los Angeles

Mitchell will be performing with Taylor Ho Bynum's West Coast Ensemble at the Angel City Jazz Festival.  The performance is at Barnsdell Art Park in the Gallery Theater at 7pm.  Bynum's group includes Jeff Parker (guitar), Michael Dessen (brombone), Nicole Mitchell (flute), Jeff Gauthier (violin), Mark Dresser (bass), Alex Cline (drums), and Taylor Ho Bynum (trumpet and composition)

October 7-12, 2014 - Nicole Mitchell's Black Earth Ensemble Residency with Ballake Sissoko at Royamount, France

Nicole Mitchell and members of Black Earth Ensemble will spend several days meeting, learning, and developing friendship and music with kora legend Ballake Sissoko and Bamako musicians.  The outcome will be a new composition merging Chicago avant-garde jazz and traditional msuic of Mali. 

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BALLAKÉ SISSOKO, NICOLE MITCHELL

BEYOND BLACK

Création 2014

LA SAISON MUSICALE, MUSIQUE

A Royaumont
DIM 12 OCT 17:30

Ballaké Sissoko, Nicole Mitchell

MUSIQUES TRANSCULTURELLES

Ballaké Sissoko kora
Nicole Mitchell flûte
Babani Koné voix 
Fassery Diabaté balafon 
Black Earth Ensemble de Chicago :
Josh Abrams basse, Jovia Armstrong percussions, Felton Offard guitare, Mankwe Ndosi voix

Beyond Black
CRÉATION 2014

La rencontre entre Ballaké Sissoko et Nicole Mitchell, au-delà du risque artistique qu’elle comporte, ne peut échapper au danger d’un détournement idéologique, faussant le jugement esthétique pour « les besoins de “la” cause d’une communauté noire homogène ». Parce qu’émotion musicale ne se confond pas avec couleur de peau,Beyond Black invente un imaginaire transatlantique libre de ces présupposés.

Durée : 1h15 - Tarif B
Détails tarifs, navettes, restauration : voir infos pratiques

October 12, 2014 Mitchell/Sissoko: Beyond Black Concert at Royamont (France) featuring Nicole Mitchell's Black Earth Ensemble, Ballake Sissoko and Friends

Nicole Mitchell flûte, Ballaké Sissoko kora, Babani Koné voix , Fassery Diabaté balafon 
Black Earth Ensemble de Chicago : Josh Abrams basse, Jovia Armstrong percussions, Felton Offard guitare, Mankwe Ndosi voix

October 16, 2014 Mitchell/Sissoko: Beyond Black Concert at Rouen (France), 8:30pm (Nicole Mitchell's and Ballake Sissoko)

HANGAR 23 - ROUEN, Seine-Maritime, Haute-Normandie. 

Nicole Mitchell flûte, Ballaké Sissoko kora, Babani Koné voix , Fassery Diabaté balafon, Black Earth Ensemble de Chicago : Josh Abrams basse, Jovia Armstrong percussions, Felton Offard guitare, Mankwe Ndosi voix

October 18 and 19, 2014 Mitchell/Sissoko: Beyond Black Concert at Musee du quai Branly (Paris)

Nicole Mitchell flûte, Ballaké Sissoko kora, Babani Koné voix , Fassery Diabaté balafon, Black Earth Ensemble de Chicago : Josh Abrams basse, Jovia Armstrong percussions, Felton Offard guitare, Mankwe Ndosi voix

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October 25, 2014 Ulysses Jenkins Improvisatore, XMPL Theater, UC Irvine

Mitchell will perform original music and lead an ensemble as a part of multi-disicplinary artist Ulysses Jenkins' premiere of "Improvisatore".  

IMPROVISATORE

Director/Artistic Director, Ulysses Jenkins Musical Directors, Nicole Mitchell & Ulysses JenkinsTechnical Director, Robert AllenGuest artists: Calvin Gantt, Anna Homler, Anna B. Scott, Roger Trammell, the Othervisions Art Band, Snezana Petrovic, Viver Brasil Dance Co.

IMPROVISATORE  is an interdisciplinary performance which emphasizes various creative notions set within a coffee house installation environment. Based upon creative interchanges of eclectic interpretations of poetry, jazz and dance as contemporary performance art, this project features Professor Nicole Mitchell, Dept. of Music, Professor Sheron Wray, Dept. of Dance and Professor Ulysses Jenkins, Dept. of Art.

xMPL Theater, Contemporary Arts Center  7:30 pmAdmission: $14

Venue: Experimental Media Performance Lab (xMPL)

Dates: 2014-10-24 19:30 - 22:00

December 20, 2014 Tatsu Aoki's Tsukasa Taiko Reduction, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, 8pm

Nicole Mitchell will perform as an improvising flutist on Tatsu Aoki's Tsukasa Taiko, a multi-cultural creative production including, dance, taiko and jazz. 

More Info: Here

January 10, 2015 

January 29, 2015 Sons d'hiver Festival (Paris): Nicole Mitchell Arc of O: Blak Earth Ensemble meets Laboryntus Ensemble

February 20, 2015 Mitchell/Sissoko: Beyond Black Concert at JazzDor (Strasbourg, France)

Pôle Sud, 1 Rue de Bourgogne, 67100 Strasbourg, France, 8:30pm

Nicole Mitchell flûte, Ballaké Sissoko kora, Babani Koné voix , Fassery Diabaté balafon, Black Earth Ensemble de Chicago : Josh Abrams basse, Jovia Armstrong percussions, Felton Offard guitare, Mankwe Ndosi voix

More Info: Here

February 21, 2015 Beyond Black Concert at La Filature (Mulhouse, Cedex, France)

La Filature, Scène nationale - 20 allée Nathan Katz - F 68090 Mulhouse cedex

Nicole Mitchell flûte, Ballaké Sissoko kora, Babani Koné voix , Fassery Diabaté balafon, Black Earth Ensemble de Chicago : Josh Abrams basse, Jovia Armstrong percussions, Felton Offard guitare, Mankwe Ndosi voix

More Info: Here