The Creative Music Series will host a free jazz/free improv concert featuring pianist/keyboardist/drummer/composer Eric Zinman and Boston musicians at 4 p.m. April 3 at Sylvester Baxter Riverfront Park in Somerville’s Assembly Square.
The other musicians include Matt Crane, drums and percussion; Ellwood Epps, trumpet; and Glynis Lomon, cello, aquasonic and voice. There will be COVID-19 protocols in place, such as social distancing, face coverings and having a limited number of attendees.
Zinman began the study of piano and voice as a child with interests in classical music, Broadway, Bill Dixon, George Russell and Jimmy Guiffre. As a teenager he discovered black music and modified his approach in jazz, blues and gospel. Later he studied composition with a number of ensembles, including with Laurence Cook, Craig Schildhauer, John Voigt, Syd Smart and Glynis Lomon. In the mid-2000s, he began to tour Europe with Mario Rechtern and later Linda Sharrock. He later played with post rock/free jazz drummer Weasel Walter and noise guitarist Sheik Anorak. Since 2000, he has recorded 18 albums and has been reviewed in nine languages.
Zinman has also composed music for dance and theater using verbal directives as well as graphic scores and with painters and poets. He has written about music and musicians and is recorded on Ayler and Cadence Records. In 2005, Zinman founded New Language Collaborative with cellist Glynis Loman and percussionist Syd Smart.
This event is free.
For more information, visit https://creativemusicseries.com.