K-12 In-School Performances

Turtle Island Quartet

“A STERLING EXAMPLE OF FIRST-RATE JAZZ MUSIC-MAKING”
Los Angeles Times
“THE STRINGS SING, NOT LIKE ANGELS, BUT LIKE THEY'VE BEEN AROUND. THE IMPROVISATIONS HANG TOUGH, SOLIDLY BUILT AND TAKE NO BACK TALK FROM ANYBODY.”
The Seattle Post-Intelligence
“EXCELLENT PRECISION AND MUSICALITY”
The Washington Post
“PLAYS WITH ENERGY AND INVENTIVENESS”
The New York Times

Watch

Turtle Island Quartet - Strings Session
Turtle Island Quartet w/ Cyrus Chestnut - Ruby My Dear
Turtle Island Quartet - Subconscious-Lee

Listen

Turtle Island Quartet
Confetti Mind (Balakrishnan) Confetti Mind (Balakrishnan)
Windspan (Mintzer) Windspan (Mintzer)
Bouncin' with Bud (Powell) Bouncin' with Bud (Powell)
Have You Ever Been (Hendrix) Have You Ever Been (Hendrix)
1983...A Merman I Should Turn to Be (Hendrix) 1983...A Merman I Should Turn to Be (Hendrix)
La Danse du Bonheur (McLaughlin/Shankar) La Danse du Bonheur (McLaughlin/Shankar)
So What (Davis) So What (Davis)
Turtle Island Quartet with Liz Carroll
Lake Effect Lake Effect
Turtle Island Quartet with Cyrus Chestnut
Jungle Blues (Morton) Jungle Blues (Morton)
Rhythm-A-Ning (Monk) Rhythm-A-Ning (Monk)
Turtle Twist (Morton) Turtle Twist (Morton)

Winter's Eve - Touring 17-18


with special guest Liz Carroll

The two-time GRAMMY® winning Turtle Island Quartet joins forces with renowned Irish fiddler and composer Liz Carroll for a joyous concert of effervescent music making. The repertoire evokes visions of a frosty winter’s eve and year-end celebrations from around the globe. Ancient King Wren songs of the Celtic winter solstice and yuletide reels from Ireland reside with tunes of Hanukkah, a Hindu spiritual, and a Miles Davis holiday classic. Liz Carroll and Turtle Island delve into the timeless music that has been an integral part of wintertime festivities for centuries.

The program will be announced from the stage and will include selections from the following pieces:

“Christmas Eve” – old Irish reel

“King Wren Songs” – ancient Celtic winter solstice tunes

"Tinsel" – Liz Carroll

“Vathapi” – Hindu spiritual (Kirtan)

"Ave Maria/Seven Steps to Heaven" - J.S. Bach/Miles Davis

“Ha Nerot Halalu” – traditional Hanukkah song

“Christmas in New Orleans” – Louis Armstrong

“Lake Effect” – Liz Carroll

"Kommet, Ihr Hirten" – Bohemian folk melody

“This Christmas” – Donny Hathaway