A New Ecology for Revolutionary Jazz with the Eco-Music Big Band

Jun 3, 2017

Marie Incontrera is the pianist, composer and leader behind the Eco-Music Big Band, a multigenerational, socially conscious ensemble determined to leave a positive stamp on society. She's a student and protégé of Fred Ho, the baritone saxophonist who founded the Afro-Asian Music Ensemble, and who succumbed to cancer in 2014. 

In this Checkout podcast, Incontrera talks about learning the ways of the Ho — the underground, self-proclaimed revolutionary artist — and why it's important to nurture a new ecology for the avant garde.

The Eco-Music Big Band will perform on Saturday night at Zankel Hall, playing music from their latest album, Colors of Resistance, along with other Fred Ho compositions.

Assistant Producer: Molly Fichter