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    Performing compelling music with origins in jazz, classical, folk, extended technique, and improvisation.

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    The Alex Coke Carl Michel Sextet features musician/composers Alex Coke on woodwinds and Carl Michel on guitar. Together with Austin Symphony's principal harpist Elaine Barber, Liminal Sound Series producer Bob Hoffnar on pedal steel, first call jazz bassist Dr. James Suter,and popular Austin percussionist Carolyn Trowbridge on vibes, the sextet will perform at the Draylen Mason Studio at KMFA on Tuesday November 30, 2022 at 7:30pm.

     

    This unique ensemble is an outgrowth of Coke and Barber’s popular weekly Driveway Concert Series that ran from April 2020 through June 2021, in response to music gigs and gatherings being curtailed as a result of the pandemic. The duo performed outdoors, socially distanced, with each member of the sextet individually as special guests. Playing music as a gift to their local neighbourhood at first, the project took shape as the possibilities for meetings indoors returned. The Monday night concerts made way for rehearsals, new composition, and the formation of an unusual and very accomplished performing and recording ensemble. They released their first CD, "The Emissary," in October 2021 to good reviews with a second CD now in the works.



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