october, 2019

21oct7:00 pmFeaturedBehind the Music: Alex Harding & Lucian Ban DARK BLUE


Event Details

Join Detroit born baritone saxophonist extraordinaire ALEX HARDING and Transylvanian expat pianist LUCIAN BAN in a celebration of their album DARK BLUE.

The duo will perform selections from the album as well as take part in a discussion with the audience about the nature of this unique collaboration between a baritone saxophonist and a pianist.

The album showcases Mr. Harding, one of the most important baritone saxophonists of the past decades, in a program of duets with longtime collaborator pianist Lucian Ban – a unique amalgamation of original pieces and improvisations informed by traditions of jazz, blues, and European chamber music.

Alex Harding & Lucian Ban have been at the forefront of contemporary jazz for more than two decades, collaborating and founding several groups together, releasing a handful of diverse albums for American and European labels, performing countless concerts and tours all the while documenting an amazing body of music. From their debut duet “Somethin’ Holy “ (cimp 2001) to their TUBA PROJECT group featuring legendary Bob Stewart, from Alex’s own BLUTOPIA featuring Nasheet Waits to the “Romanian –American Jazz Suite” quintet with soprano master Sam Newsome, DARK BLUE represents their strongest recorded material as of yet.


Tickets are limited in this intimate concert setting that puts you just a few feet away from the performers.

This event is made possible with the support of Jazz Road, a national initiative of South Arts, which is funded by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation with additional support from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.


(Monday) 7:00 pm


Milestones/JazzFresno Studio

90 E. Escalon, SUite 115