Madison Community Arts CenterMadison, NJ, United States

Waterlilies Suite: Alex Laurenzi

By Madison Arts and Culture Alliance (other events)

Sunday, March 26 2023 3:00 PM 5:00 PM EDT

Waterlilies Suite by Alex Laurenzi

NJ-native saxophonist and composer Alex Laurenzi presents his eight-part original suite for jazz sextet based on Claude Monet's eight paintings "The Water Lilies" in the Musée de l'Orangerie in Paris. The suite attempts to translate the museum viewing experience into sound, drawing on musical influences from composers such as Duke Ellington, Charles Mingus, John Coltrane, Wayne Shorter, Claude Debussy, and Ambrose Akinmusire, to name a few. Laurenzi aims to evoke the rich emotional palette of Monet’s paintings and to allow the listener to experience these emotions on their own terms. The Sextet features:

Alex Laurenzi - alto sax, soprano sax, compositions

Noah Halpern - trumpet

Birsa Chatterjee - tenor sax

Joe Block - piano

Solomon Gottfried - bass

Eliza Salem- drums