April 3, 2020
$20 – $30
In celebration of Jazz Appreciation Month, Atlas welcome’s back to its stage a DC jazz favorite, Brad Linde and his Ensemble.
Team Players expands their sports-themed 12-tone free jazz ballads and swingers for a 17 piece big band! This show includes “Outta Here Originals” from drummer Deric Dickens, guitarist Aaron Quinn, woodwind artist Billy Wolfe, and Brad Linde written for a modern big band including oboe, vibraphone, French horn, tuba and more.
Brad Linde is a saxophonist, bandleader, and presenter in the Washington DC metro area. He is the Director of Jazz and Creative Instrumental Music at Georgetown Day School and is on faculty at Levine Music.
He has worked with legendary musicians including Lee Konitz, Teddy Charles, Barry Harris, Grachan Moncur III, Andrew Cyrille, Joe Chambers, and Dan Tepfer, Matt Wilson, Ethan Iverson, and many others.
As an improviser, he currently works in the duo ditch panther with pianist Erika Dohi and with cellist Janel Leppin and guitarist Anthony Pirog in THIRD WHEEL. He composes for his group UNDERWATER GHOST featuring Pirog, Dohi, bassist Nathan Kawaller and drummer Allison Miller, and the quartet collective TEAM PLAYERS (w/ Billy Wolfe, Aaron Quinn, and Deric Dickens).
In 2010, he founded and began co-directing the Bohemian Caverns Jazz Orchestra – a 17-piece big band in residence at the historic club, and he is the director of the 10-piece chamber group the Brad Linde Ensemble (BLE), the 5 saxophone/rhythm section band “Sax Of A Kind”, the big band BLEE (Brad Linde Expanded Ensemble) and the 14-piece BIG OL’.
Brad maintained a long performance relationship with the legendary hardbop pianist/composer Freddie Redd, performing at Smalls Jazz Club, Birdland, JALC and other venues in New York, DC, and Baltimore from 2009 through 2013. He was also the musical director for the Freddie Redd/Butch Warren Quintet. He has co-led a New York-based group with one of the original Tristano School members, tenor saxophonist Ted Brown, since 2010.
From 2011-2014, he was the curator of the cutting-edge jazz series at the Atlas Performing Arts Center in Northeast Washington DC, presenting artists including Mark Turner, Steve Coleman, Ambrose Akinmusire, Darcy James Argue and more. He was a participant in the Banff International Jazz and Creative Music Workshop 2013 and he studied with Barry Harris and Lee Konitz, among others.
Lab Theatre II
1333 H Street NE
Washington, DC 20002
Parking is limited around the theater. Please use ride shares or public transportation like the free DC Street Car.