Andrea Centazzo
Friday, Sept. 18 – 7:30 p.m.
Kranzberg Arts Center
501 N. Grand
Admission: $15 regular, $10 students/artists

HEARding Cats Collective is excited to present Andrea Centazzo in St. Louis to kick off our 2015-16 concert series! Regarded as “one of the most influential percussionist of the last 20 years” (Modern Drummer 2006), Andrea Centazzo has performed in many of the most important festivals and concert seasons both in Europe and USA as soloist, conductor and in combination with other great artists. In this performance, entitled Sanctuary, he’ll combine live percussion with video projection of his own creation.

Throughout his career, Centazzo has been associated with many seminal percussionists, playing duets, trios and ensembles with Barry Altschul, David Moss, Andrew Cyrille, Pierre Favre, and many others. His career ranges from free improvisation with players like Don Cherry, John Zorn, Steve Lacy, Lester Bowie, Evan Parker, and Derek Bailey, to conducting his operas, symphonies and concerts in momentous theaters in Europe and the United States, such as Hamburg Opera Stabile, Munich Philharmonic, Vienna XX Century Auditorium, San Francisco Veteran Theatre, and Freud Playhouse UCLA Los Angeles.

Centazzo has received a number of prestigious music and video Awards including Italian Critic’s Choice Award, DownBeat Magazine Poll, USA, International Video Festival Tokyo, Japan, Prix Arcanal of French Culture, France, Jazz Forum Critic’s Poll and more.