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Reedman John Ellis & Playwright Andy Bragen Embark On 'The Ice Siren' at The Jazz Gallery

Emra Islek
John Ellis


This Saturday night, join John Ellis, Andy Bragen, and me in a pre-concert conversation about their new jazz opera before the 11-piece jazz chamber ensemble performs their Jazz Gallery commission featuring vocalists Gretchen Parlato and Miles Griffith.


The short discussion (which begins at 7:30pm) will serve as an essential guide and prelude for a riveting concert experience. The talk will be recorded in front of a live audience and released in a future podcast episode of The Checkout around the time of The Ice Siren’s commercial release on Parade Light Records, March 20.

Learn more about The Ice Siren, information about The Checkout at The Jazz Gallery conversation series, and where to purchase tickets here.


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For more than 15 years, Simon Rentner has worked as a host, producer, broadcaster, web journalist, and music presenter in New York City. His career gives him the opportunity to cover a wide spectrum of topics including, history, culture, and, most importantly, his true passion of music from faraway places such as Europe, South America, and Africa.