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Jazz at the Atlas Presents: City of Poets


April 21, 2016-April 21, 2016 | $28

This performance is part of the Jazz Appreciation Mini Series (April 21 – 24). See this and more Mini Series  jazz performances for less with the Jazz at the Atlas Multi-Show Package.
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French pianist and composer Cedric Hanriot joins forces with American trumpeter Jason Palmer featuring an all-star cast of musicians in saxophonist Donny McCaslin, bassist Michael Janisch and drummer Clarence Penn in a musical homage to the work of science fiction writer Dan Simmons. Hanriot and Palmer have composed a suite of three movements using seven distinct melodies based on the famed ‘7 modes of limited transportation’ created by influential French composer Olivier Messiaen to translate Simmon’s stories into original and improvisational music.

cb-logo-simpleThis performance features Riffin’: CapitalBop Listening Sessions at the Atlas, a jazz conversation series.
Hosted by CapitalBop’s Giovanni Russonello and Luke Stewart, selected Jazz at the Atlas performances feature a multi-media, pre-show conversation between jazz fans and jazz artists. Before the show, ask the artist questions, and learn about their own artistic inspirations and aspirations and grow a new-found appreciation for the jazz genre.

To RSVP for the CapitalBop Listening Session with City of Poets, click here. Listening Sessions are free with a ticket to Jazz at the Atlas performances. For more information, please contact Box Office at boxoffice@atlasarts.org.


This engagement of City of Poets is funded in part by the French-American Jazz Exchange Regional Tours Program of Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation with support from the National Endowment for the Arts.



The Paul Sprenger Theatre
1333 H Street NE
Washington, DC 20002 United States