The New Quartet brings together four exceptional performers with greatly varied backgrounds to create works that cross musical boundaries and find common ground between different world music traditions. Peoria saxophonist & flutist Greg Ward is a sideman with some of Chicago’s straight-ahead jazz masters. Israeli violinist Carmel Raz is an experienced chamber musician and soloist in the European classical tradition. The Chicago rhythm section of bassist & guitarist Karl E. H. Seigfried and drummer & percussionist Chris Avgerin anchors many groups on the cutting of edge of both jazz and rock in the city.
BLUE RHIZOME by the New Quartet
The critically-acclaimed extended work that spans jazz, metal, hip hop, classical, and world.