Mary Halvorson Trio On Tour In August

This August, guitarist/composer Mary Halvorson and her working trio with bassist John Hébert and drummer Ches Smith will play three concerts in three countries.

This August, guitarist/composer Mary Halvorson and her working trio with bassist John Hébert and drummer Ches Smith will play three concerts in three countries.

The mini-tour begins Thursday, August 5th with a two-set performance at New York’s Cornelia Street Café, which will serve as a hometown warm-up for dates later in the month at Switzerland’s Jazz Festival Willisau (August 25th) and Austria’s Saalfelden Jazz Festival (August 26th).

These concerts will focus on selections from Ms. Halvorson’s October 2010 release, Saturn Sings (Firehouse 12 Records), as well as new material.

In addition to these dates with her own band, Ms. Halvorson will also perform with the Taylor Ho Bynum Sextet, the Mary Halvorson/Jessica Pavone Duo, Ingrid Laubrock’s Anti-House, MAP, Miya Masaoka/Mary Halvorson/Okkyung Lee and Ches Smith & These Arches throughout the month.