The jazz artists are celebrating the release of their new CD Four.
Japanese pianist Satoko Fujii has demonstrated an uncanny power and musicality as a considerable force in the avant-garde end of the jazz spectrum for decades. She is joined by free-zoning master bassist Joe Fonda, whose resume includes a long stint playing with maverick jazz icon Anthony Braxton.
Tonight they return to perform at Meloon Chapel where they recorded their first album Duet in November 2015.
The prolific Fujii has released more than 80 albums, including a dozen in 2018, in recognition of her sixtieth birthday. She leads numerous groups and three orchestras, and has recorded with Myra Melford, violinist Carla Kihlstedt, bassist Mark Dresser and drummer Jim Black.
Fonda has worked with Anthony Braxton, Wadada Leo Smith, Archie Shepp, Barry Altschul, Jon Irabagon and many other top artists in multiple genres. He has released more than a dozen albums as a leader or co-leader.
The concert will be preceded by a free workshop.
When: Saturday, February 8, 8:00 pm-10:00 pm | workshop 4:00 pm-5:00 pm
Where: Woodfords Congregational Church, Meloon Chapel, 202 Woodford St., Portland, ME
Tickets: $5 students, $10 seniors, $15 advance, $20 at the door
Call for info or to reserve: (207) 828-1310