FRI | OCT 12 | 8 PM | JAZZ
$16/$10 Members & Students/FREE for Teens
"Andrea Brachfeld truly is one of the most important voices in the history of the contemporary flute." Latin Jazz Network
"This band’s balance of taut cohesion and adventurous improvisation is mighty impressive." -Downbeat
This concert, the last premiere for the work, “If Not Now, When? composed by Andrea Brachfeld and Bill O’ Connell, is made possible through Chamber Music America and the Doris Duke Foundation. Andrea received the New Works Jazz grant in June of 2017. The work is comprised of nine compositions. The quartet includes Bill O’ Connell on the piano, (Sonny Rollins, Gato Barbieri) Harvie S on the bass, (Dexter Gordon, Tony Bennett, Chick Corea ) and Mike Clark on the drums. (Benny Golson, Slide Hampton, George Coleman) The work has received rave reviews from the critics.
Andrea Brachfeld is a name evoked in the realms of both jazz and Latin jazz with a certain regard. The award-winning flutist, composer, bandleader, and educator has released her 8th album, If Not Now, When ? to critical acclaim. Brachfeld who has been named Best Flutist by Hot House Magazine (2015 and is the recipient of Latin Jazz USA’s Chico O’Farrill Lifetime Achievement Award. She believes in the transformative power of music and says, “It’s all about your voice, your journey and the inner work you do in finding your voice, on a spiritual and personal level. It’s about finding out who we are and translating it into the music.”
Flushing Town Hall is a not for profit organization which receives major support from the National Endowment for the Arts; New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature; New York State Assembly Member Ron Kim; New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, Mayor Bill de Blasio; Queens Borough President Melinda Katz; Council Members Adrienne Adams, Costa Constantinides, Daniel Dromm, Barry Grodenchik, Peter Koo, Karen Koslowitz, Francisco Moya, and Paul A. Vallone; and the Howard Gilman Foundation, the Fan Fox and Leslie R. Samuels Foundation, and the Lily Auchincloss Foundation.
Support for our programs is also provided by Atlantic Philanthropies Director / Employee Designated Gift Program, Cathay Bank, Michael Cheng / Epos Development, Dr. Hsing-Lih Chou / New York Institute of Culture and the Arts, Con Edison, Crossings TV, Culture Center of TECO in New York, Heidi & Jonathan Davis, Exploring the Metropolis, Steven Facey, Jim Henson Foundation, Keith Haring Foundation, Kenneth Koranyi, Kuang-Yu Fong / Chinese Theatre Works, Barbara Garii, Heather Harrison, Raymond D. Jasen, Ellen Kodadek, Nelson Lee / Flushing Bank, Law Offices of Vincent Toomey, James S. Liao, Emily Lin / Lin & Loveall Foundation, Anita Liu, Louis Armstrong Education Foundation, Lyell Korea, Materials for the Arts, William McClure, NYC & Company Foundation, New York Community Bank Foundation, Northwell Health, Queens Art Education Center / Arthur Liu, Queens College, Queens Courier, Georgiana Reese-Benatti, RuDance / Asian American Dance Sport Corp., Mike Sperendi & Jan Schneider, Vincent Toomey, Mei Ya Tsai, Veronica Tsang, Claire Shulman, Tai & Tony Wang / WAC Lighting, Jay Wegman, Edwina & Eldwin Wong, Minwen Yang, and Hank Yeh.