Thursday, March 5, 2015


The Red Room presents a night of world class free improvisation with:

clip_image001Jill Burton : voice
Patrick Crossland : trombone
Jack Wright: reeds

WHEN: Friday, March 6, 8:30 PM
The Red Room, 425  E. 31st St., Baltimore

Snow or no snow, don't miss what is likely to be a mind-blowing night, not to mention the Baltimore premier of Jill Burton, a fascinatingly multi-dimensional free improvisors who will tear it up with two other virtuoso performers. This is hot, pulutating Red Room action like you've never seen or heard before...

"Expanding The Definition of Dexpanding The Definition"

"...Burton is a lounge queen, animal imitator, lawdy mama—she's terrific!...profound incoherence..."—R.J. Smith, Village Voice

" of the great foundation improvisors of America..."—LaDonna Smith, Red Mountain Post

"...a performance artist of singular, non-assaultive, exploratory talent..."—Porter Anderson, Tampa Tribune

Extended vocalist/holistic/sound/movement/energy worker/performance artist JILL BURTON was a professional ballerina, modern dancer, dance teacher and accompanist, and free improvisor in Gainesville FL during the 1970s. In 1978, she traveled to San Francisco where she met for the first time her life-long collaborators Davey Williams and LaDonna Smith, and connected for the first time to a larger, world-wide community of free improvisors. She lived in Manhattan's East Village from 1981-1991 where she was very active as part of the downtown experimental music/dance/performance art scene; including co-founding, w/Rain Worthington, the band HIZOHI (which also included Jane Scarpantoni, Yuval Gabay, and Kumiko Kimoto). She has been privileged to work with and learn from artists from the Peking Opera, the Noh Theater, and Alaska Native Tlingit dancers and storytellers.In other words, she’s badass. See

She's joined in this great show by two pretanatural talents on their instruments, modern-classical/improvisor Patrick Crossland (trombone) and Jack Wright (reeds), to some the greatest living exponent of that ineffable mercury-like (non)context known as "free playing." Should be an amazing trio of mind-blowing experimental musicials.