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Living in Jacksonville => Culture => Topic started by: TheCat on May 12, 2016, 06:13:45 PM

Title: Keith Marks is Awesome - Launches New Music Series
Post by: TheCat on May 12, 2016, 06:13:45 PM
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Since I've known Keith he's launched around half a dozen (probably more) events, organizations, and businesses. He's a hidden Jacksonville asset who pushes through the Jacksonville BS to make good things happen for our city.

Avant Music Series is his next thing, and it looks to be awesome.

Avant is a music series dedicated to exploring NEW and EXCITING music outside the confines of genre and expectation, creating a community of adventurous music listeners.Our personal playlists are wide and varied, we seek out new music and crave sonic explorations. This is Avant!Join us for the launch of Avant with Uri Caine on May 15  and Tim Sparks on June 12.

The first event is this Sunday:

Grammy-nominated pianist/composer Uri Caine, hailing from New York City flies in for the launch of Avant, a music series dedicated to the curious music aficionado. In addition to Caine's performance, Avant will donate $4,200 worth of CDs, books, and DVDs to the Jacksonville Public Library from John Zorn's record label: Tzadik. Calling all music lovers!!!!

Folio recently completed a feature on Keith and Avant. It is worth reading.

An ambitious, generous plan to procure and donate music from the Radical Jewish Culture catalog nears completion

http://folioweekly.com/FREE-RADICAL,15270 (http://folioweekly.com/FREE-RADICAL,15270)
Title: Re: Keith Marks is Awesome - Launches New Music Series
Post by: TheCat on May 13, 2016, 09:21:00 AM
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Title: Re: Keith Marks is Awesome - Launches New Music Series
Post by: tufsu1 on May 13, 2016, 10:12:07 PM
^ This is a welcome addition to the Jax cultural scene....and I applaud Keith (and others) for having the vision and resources to make it happen!