Ryan Keberle & Catharsis *NEW DATE*

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Ryan Keberle & Catharsis *NEW DATE*

FRI SEP 16 | 7PM
$18, $15 members (+$3 Service Fee)

Postponed from March 13th, 2022

The Nation
“unpretentiously intelligent and profoundly moving."
 
Downbeat
“A project that could speak both to the current state of political unrest and to music’s ability to overcome it.”
 
PASTE
"a powerful work that brings in new interpretations of popular song as well as originals that breathe and seethe on our behalf.”

Led by Ryan Keberle, winner of Jazz Times' Best Trombonist of 2020, Catharsis has been hailed by the Los Angeles Times for its “potent blend of cinematic sweep and lush, ear-grabbing melodies.” The highly acclaimed group brings together elements of chamber music, South American folk, and indie rock within a traditional jazz framework, resulting in a sound that has thrilled audiences across the globe for close to a decade.

In Catharsis, the potent frontline rapport of Keberle and guitarist/vocalist, Nicole Zuraitis, and the unshakable rhythm of bassist Jorge Roeder and drummer Eric Doob combine to form an unmistakable sound full of drama and intrigue.

The band debuted in 2012 with Music Is Emotion, followed by Into the Zone in 2014 and Azul Infinito in 2016 (the latter two released on Dave Douglas’s Greenleaf label). Billboard picked Azul Infinito as one of “five jazz albums you need to hear.” In 2017 Catharsis turned its attention to political turmoil in the U.S. with the protest album Find the Common, Shine a Light, praised by The Nation as “unpretentiously intelligent and profoundly moving.” Find the Common also saw Keberle emerging as a solid performing keyboardist (his first instrument). In 2019 Keberle and Catharsis released their latest album, The Hope I Hold, with lyrics and inspiration drawn from Langston Hughes’ poem, “Let America be America Again”. The album received critical praise from the NY Times saying “all those tones give the lovely, splayed-out energy, turning his sighing compositions, into big, open canvases” and the Wall Street Journal said the “wordless vocals, lyrics and solos emerge from gorgeous weaves of musical textures.”

Catharsis has toured internationally for years, engaging audiences at the Toronto, Ottawa, Rochester, and Bergamo International Jazz Festivals, and at premier jazz clubs including Pizza Express (London), Le Duc des Lombards (Paris), Stadtgarten (Cologne), Jazz Standard, and Jazz at Lincoln Center (New York) and bluewhale (Los Angeles). The band was also featured in NPR’s prestigious Tiny Desk Concert series and on the French TV channel Mezzo.

Catharsis band members bring an impressive wealth of experience of their own, playing an integral role in many of today’s foremost jazz, Latin jazz, and indie rock ensembles, including bands led by Maria Schneider, Sufjan Stevens, Julian Lage, Chris Thile, Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah, and Paquito D’Rivera.

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Ryan Keberle & Catharsis:

Nicole Zuraitis​ - voice, guitar
Ryan Keberle - trombone, voice, keyboard
Jorge Roeder - bass, voice
Eric Doob - drums

This show is made possible with the support of Jazz Road, a national initiative of South Arts, which is funded by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation with additional support from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. 

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Covid Safety Policy (as of March 4, 2022)

Amidst the ongoing effects of COVID-19, we continue to prioritize the health and well-being of staff, artists, youth, audiences, and our community. We are committed to following Baltimore City public health guidelines as we rehire, train, and work towards a full reopening in the fall. Thank you for bearing with us!

Vaccination Status:

  • All patrons ages 12+ visiting Creative Alliance for performances, screenings, workshops, other theater-based gatherings, gallery openings, or events in the lobby are required to show proof of vaccination against Covid-19. Proof of vaccination may include a physical card, a photo of a complete vaccination card, or digital immunization records. All patrons over the age of 18 will be asked to show a photo ID with their vaccination card.
  • Patrons that are not vaccinated are required to show proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test completed within 48 hours of the event time. All patrons over the age of 18 will be asked to show a photo ID with their test results.

Masks: 

  • Creative Alliance strongly recommends that visitors continue wearing masks in the building to protect staff, volunteers, artists, and vulnerable members of our community. Creative Alliance staff and volunteers will continue wearing masks in the building to help keep our community safe. 
  • Visitors are strongly encouraged to wear facial masks regardless of vaccination status. Creative Alliance recommends that masks be worn at all times unless actively eating or drinking and be replaced when not eating or drinking. 
  • Creative Alliance may still require masks at certain events or performances based on artists’ requests. Patrons should continue checking our website or contact the Box Office for information about specific events.

Food/Drink:

  • Our bar will be open and beverages will be available for purchase and consumption prior to and during theater-based events. Outside food and drink are prohibited.

Spacing: 

  • Events will be at full capacity. We are a small venue and physical distancing will be very limited.  For theater-based events, you will likely have fellow audience members sitting directly next to, in front of, and behind you, at a distance of less than 6 feet.

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