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Lucas Ashby, percussionist & composer

Wednesday, June 10, 2020, 7:30pm

Wednesday, June 24, 2020, 7:30pm

The Mansion



Artist in Residence
Lucas Ashby, percussionist & composer

Sponsored by Arthur and Tina Lazerow
   & Dale Rosenthal and Michael Cutler

Having spent his childhood traveling with his internationally touring parents, Brazilian jazz vocalist Kenia and trombonist Jay Ashby, Lucas Ashby’s experience of music has always consisted of a plethora of sounds, textures, rhythms, melodies, and cultural histories. Ashby, a Brazilian-American multi-instrumentalist, has molded his work as a percussionist for world-renowned groups to a variety of genres including Afrofunk, jazz, Brazilian guitar, Ghanaian highlife, and more. As a composer, Ashby continues to bend the boundaries of genre, working with 21st-century chamber ensemble Arco Belo to debut some of his experimental compositions. His projects often focus on the intersections of different musical and cultural perspectives and traditions, exploring everything from subjective interpretations of multiculturally-influenced postmodern jazz music to the fusion of early 20th century Brazilian music and modern jazz. 

Don’t miss Lucas Ashby’s free workshop, Another Man’s Treasure: Creating Music from Recycled Materials, on June 17.

Learn more about the Artist in Residence Class of 2020

Lucas Ashby


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