BIG EARS

Lineup

01 Apr Sat 01 PM / EST 32 SOUNDS

32 SOUNDS

AN IMMERSIVE FILM BY SAM GREEN
WITH MUSIC BY JD SAMSON

30 Mar Thu 07 PM / EST 700 Bliss

700 Bliss

02 Apr Sun 01 PM / EST Justin Adams & Mauro Durante

Justin Adams & Mauro Durante

30 Mar Thu 31 Mar Fri Adeem the Artist

Adeem the Artist

01 Apr Sat 12 PM / EST Adia Victoria

Adia Victoria

01 Apr Sat 11 PM / EST Charlotte Adigéry & Bolis Pupul

Charlotte Adigéry & Bolis Pupul

30 Mar Thu 07 PM / EST Terry Allen & the Panhandle Mystery Band

Terry Allen & the Panhandle Mystery Band

01 Apr Sat 04 PM / EST Zoh Amba

Zoh Amba

with Chris Corsano & Thomas Morgan

31 Mar Fri 06 PM / EST Reid Anderson

Reid Anderson

01 Apr Sat 07 PM / EST Ichiko Aoba

Ichiko Aoba

31 Mar Fri 04 PM / EST Arooj Aftab, Vijay Iyer & Shahzad Ismaily: Love in Exile Trio

Arooj Aftab, Vijay Iyer & Shahzad Ismaily: Love in Exile Trio

02 Apr Sun 08 PM / EST Algiers

Algiers

01 Apr Sat 12 AM / EST Robert Ashley’s Perfect Lives

Robert Ashley’s Perfect Lives

Performed by Varispeed Collective

01 Apr Sat 08 PM / EST The Bad Plus

The Bad Plus

01 Apr Sat 08 PM / EST Devendra Banhart

Devendra Banhart

31 Mar Fri 10 PM / EST Caterina Barbieri

Caterina Barbieri

30 Mar Thu 31 Mar Fri BB Wisely

BB Wisely

01 Apr Sat 04 PM / EST Rafiq Bhatia

Rafiq Bhatia

31 Mar Fri 09 PM / EST Andrew Bird

Andrew Bird

31 Mar Fri 02 PM / EST Bonny Light Horseman

Bonny Light Horseman

30 Mar Thu 11 PM / EST King Britt Presents Moksha Black

King Britt Presents Moksha Black

featuring Seth Parker Woods & Joy Guidry

31 Mar Fri 04 PM / EST Calexico

Calexico

01 Apr Sat 06 PM / EST Vinicius Cantuaria

Vinicius Cantuaria

02 Apr Sun 03 PM / EST Caroline

Caroline

01 Apr Sat 02 Apr Sun Combo Chimbita

Combo Chimbita

01 Apr Sat 12 PM / EST Anthony Coleman

Anthony Coleman

02 Apr Sun 01 PM / EST Theon Cross

Theon Cross

31 Mar Fri 04 PM / EST Wendy Eisenberg

Wendy Eisenberg

01 Apr Sat 02 Apr Sun Etran de L’Aïr

Etran de L’Aïr

01 Apr Sat 07 PM / EST Sierra Ferrell

Sierra Ferrell

31 Mar Fri 01 PM / EST Lesley Flanigan

Lesley Flanigan

01 Apr Sat 09 PM / EST Béla Fleck: My Bluegrass Heart

Béla Fleck: My Bluegrass Heart

with Michael Cleveland, Sierra Hull, Justin Moses, Mark Schatz & Bryan Sutton

01 Apr Sat 01 PM / EST Josephine Foster

Josephine Foster

02 Apr Sun 12 AM / EST Bill Frisell Four

Bill Frisell Four

with Johnathan Blake, Gerald Clayton & Gregory Tardy

30 Mar Thu 08 PM / EST Bill Frisell Trio with the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra

Bill Frisell Trio with the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra

North American Premiere

01 Apr Sat 09 PM / EST Fuji||||||||||ta

Fuji||||||||||ta

30 Mar Thu 31 Mar Fri Jake Xerxes Fussell

Jake Xerxes Fussell

31 Mar Fri 02 PM / EST Gatos do Sul

Gatos do Sul

Brian Marsella with Tim Keiper, Jorge Roeder, Cyro Baptista, Felipe Hostins, John Lee, Itai Kriss, Jon Irabagon

30 Mar Thu 08 PM / EST Sam Gendel & Sam Wilkes

Sam Gendel & Sam Wilkes

Music for Saxophone & Bass Guitar

01 Apr Sat 02 PM / EST Sam Gendel Concert Group

Sam Gendel Concert Group

with Gabe Noel & Phil Melanson

01 Apr Sat 01 PM / EST Maeve Gilchrist: The Harpweaver

Maeve Gilchrist: The Harpweaver

with Aizuri Quartet

31 Mar Fri 04 PM / EST Margaret Glaspy Rude Ruth

Margaret Glaspy Rude Ruth

with The Julian Lage Trio

31 Mar Fri 06 PM / EST Grouper

Grouper

31 Mar Fri 08 PM / EST Steve Gunn & David Moore

Steve Gunn & David Moore

31 Mar Fri 03 PM / EST Mary Halvorson Amaryllis

Mary Halvorson Amaryllis

31 Mar Fri 04 PM / EST Mary Halvorson with Mivos Quartet

Mary Halvorson with Mivos Quartet

Belladonna

30 Mar Thu 09 PM / EST Lonnie Holley

Lonnie Holley

02 Apr Sun 04 PM / EST Sierra Hull

Sierra Hull

31 Mar Fri 03 PM / EST Ibeyi

Ibeyi

31 Mar Fri 07 PM / EST Iron & Wine

Iron & Wine

31 Mar Fri 12 AM / EST Irreversible Entanglements

Irreversible Entanglements

01 Apr Sat 04 PM / EST Vijay Iyer with Parker Quartet

Vijay Iyer with Parker Quartet

30 Mar Thu 10 PM / EST Vijay Iyer Trio

Vijay Iyer Trio

with Linda May Han Oh & Tyshawn Sorey

02 Apr Sun 02 PM / EST Javon Jackson: The Gospel According to Nikki Giovanni

Javon Jackson: The Gospel According to Nikki Giovanni

with Nikki Giovanni & Nnenna Freelon

02 Apr Sun 06 PM / EST Sona Jobarteh

Sona Jobarteh

01 Apr Sat 08 PM / EST Rickie Lee Jones

Rickie Lee Jones

02 Apr Sun 12 AM / EST Kate NV

Kate NV

01 Apr Sat 03 PM / EST Bassekou Kouyate

Bassekou Kouyate

01 Apr Sat 01 PM / EST Catherine Lamb: divisio spiralis

Catherine Lamb: divisio spiralis

Performed by JACK Quartet

02 Apr Sun 03 PM / EST Tessa Lark and the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra: Cycle of Life

Tessa Lark and the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra: Cycle of Life

Composed by Michael Schachter

30 Mar Thu 31 Mar Fri Larry & Joe

Larry & Joe

02 Apr Sun 03 PM / EST James Brandon Lewis Trio

James Brandon Lewis Trio

01 Apr Sat 04 PM / EST Charles Lloyd Chapel Trio

Charles Lloyd Chapel Trio

with Bill Frisell & Thomas Morgan

30 Mar Thu 31 Mar Fri Los Lobos

Los Lobos

31 Mar Fri 01 PM / EST The Music of Annea Lockwood

The Music of Annea Lockwood

Performed by Nate Wooley & Yarn/Wire

30 Mar Thu 06 PM / EST Joe Lovano Trio Tapestry

Joe Lovano Trio Tapestry

with Marilyn Crispell & Carmen Castaldi

01 Apr Sat 10 PM / EST Lucius

Lucius

30 Mar Thu 06 PM / EST Kali Malone

Kali Malone

02 Apr Sun 05 PM / EST Christian McBride & Edgar Meyer

Christian McBride & Edgar Meyer

01 Apr Sat 02 PM / EST Christian McBride’s New Jawn

Christian McBride’s New Jawn

with Marcus Strickland, Josh Evans & Nasheet Waits

31 Mar Fri 09 PM / EST Makaya McCraven: In These Times

Makaya McCraven: In These Times

31 Mar Fri 03 PM / EST Ava Mendoza + SUE-C

Ava Mendoza + SUE-C

31 Mar Fri 01 Apr Sat Meridian Brothers

Meridian Brothers

31 Mar Fri 01 PM / EST EDGAR MEYER TRIO

EDGAR MEYER TRIO

With Tessa Lark & Joshua Roman

31 Mar Fri 01 PM / EST Mivos Quartet Plays Steve Reich

Mivos Quartet Plays Steve Reich

01 Apr Sat 03 PM / EST Kevin Morby

Kevin Morby

30 Mar Thu 11 PM / EST The Mountain Goats

The Mountain Goats

31 Mar Fri 09 PM / EST Mourning [A] BLKstar

Mourning [A] BLKstar

30 Mar Thu 06 PM / EST My Brightest Diamond

My Brightest Diamond

02 Apr Sun 12 AM / EST Aurora Nealand’s Monocle Ensemble

Aurora Nealand’s Monocle Ensemble

31 Mar Fri 01 Apr Sat Peter One

Peter One

02 Apr Sun 12 AM / EST Oneohtrix Point Never

Oneohtrix Point Never

30 Mar Thu 09 PM / EST Bill Orcutt Guitar Quartet

Bill Orcutt Guitar Quartet

with Shane Parish, Ava Mendoza & Wendy Eisenberg

02 Apr Sun 03 PM / EST Shara Nova and Knoxville Symphony Orchestra: The Blue Hour

Shara Nova and Knoxville Symphony Orchestra: The Blue Hour

A Song Cycle by Rachel Grimes, Angélica Negrón, Shara Nova, Caroline Shaw & Sarah Kirkland Snider

31 Mar Fri 07 PM / EST Pino Palladino & Blake Mills

Pino Palladino & Blake Mills

with Sam Gendel & Abe Rounds

31 Mar Fri 08 PM / EST William Parker: In Order to Survive

William Parker: In Order to Survive

01 Apr Sat 06 PM / EST William Parker: Mayan Space Station

William Parker: Mayan Space Station

with Ava Mendoza & Gerald Cleaver

31 Mar Fri 01 Apr Sat Danielle Ponder

Danielle Ponder

02 Apr Sun 02 PM / EST The Music of Éliane Radigue

The Music of Éliane Radigue

Performed by Nate Wooley & Carol Robinson

31 Mar Fri 12 AM / EST Marc Ribot: The Jazz-Bins

Marc Ribot: The Jazz-Bins

02 Apr Sun 12 AM / EST Marc Ribot y Los Cubanos Postizos

Marc Ribot y Los Cubanos Postizos

31 Mar Fri 06 PM / EST Gyan Riley

Gyan Riley

31 Mar Fri 11 PM / EST Ned Rothenberg Crossings Quartet

Ned Rothenberg Crossings Quartet

with Sylvie Courvoisier, Mary Halvorson & Tomas Fuijiwara

30 Mar Thu 08 PM / EST Allison Russell

Allison Russell

30 Mar Thu 10 PM / EST Rich Ruth

Rich Ruth

01 Apr Sat 05 PM / EST Cécile McLorin Salvant

Cécile McLorin Salvant

31 Mar Fri 01 PM / EST ANTONIO SÁNCHEZ & BAD HOMBRE

ANTONIO SÁNCHEZ & BAD HOMBRE

featuring Thana Alexa, BIGYUKI & Lex Sadler

31 Mar Fri 05 PM / EST Nate Smith + Kinfolk

Nate Smith + Kinfolk

31 Mar Fri 07 PM / EST Son Lux

Son Lux

31 Mar Fri 06 PM / EST Tyshawn Sorey Trio

Tyshawn Sorey Trio

with Joe Lovano & Bill Frisell

01 Apr Sat 12 AM / EST Carl Stone

Carl Stone

31 Mar Fri 08 PM / EST Carl Stone Trio

Carl Stone Trio

with Ned Rothenberg & Soo Yeon Lyuh

02 Apr Sun 05 PM / EST Morton Subotnick

Morton Subotnick

01 Apr Sat 06 PM / EST Sun Ra Arkestra

Sun Ra Arkestra

31 Mar Fri 08 PM / EST Tank and the Bangas

Tank and the Bangas

31 Mar Fri 11 PM / EST TARBABY FT. DAVID MURRAY

TARBABY FT. DAVID MURRAY

31 Mar Fri 09 PM / EST Tarta Relena

Tarta Relena

01 Apr Sat 01 PM / EST Kae Tempest

Kae Tempest

01 Apr Sat 08 PM / EST James “Blood” Ulmer

James “Blood” Ulmer

with Mark Peterson and Grant Calvin Weston

01 Apr Sat 06 PM / EST The Weather Station

The Weather Station

01 Apr Sat 11 PM / EST Xylouris White

Xylouris White

31 Mar Fri 12 AM / EST billy woods

billy woods

01 Apr Sat 09 PM / EST Brandee Younger

Brandee Younger

01 Apr Sat 05 PM / EST John Zorn: A Capella Vocal Music

John Zorn: A Capella Vocal Music

Kirsten Sollek, Eliza Bagg, Elizabeth Bates, Sarah Brailey & Rachel Calloway

01 Apr Sat 10 PM / EST John Zorn: Bagatelles

John Zorn: Bagatelles

Mary Halvorson Quartet & Trigger

02 Apr Sun 02 PM / EST John Zorn:  Bagatelles

John Zorn: Bagatelles

Brian Marsella Trio & John Medeski Trio

02 Apr Sun 05 PM / EST John Zorn: Chamber Music

John Zorn: Chamber Music

Jack Quartet with Yura Lee, Michael Nicolas & Sae Hashimoto

02 Apr Sun 10 PM / EST John Zorn: Cobra

John Zorn: Cobra

Wendy Eisenberg, Mary Halvorson, Will Greene, Brian Marsella, John Medeski, Michael Nicolas, Trevor Dunn, Simon Hanes, Sae Hashimoto, Dave Lombardo, Aaron Edgcomb & Kenny Wollesen

02 Apr Sun 12 PM / EST John Zorn: Gnostic Trio

John Zorn: Gnostic Trio

Bill Frisell, Kenny Wollesen & Carol Emanuel

01 Apr Sat 07 PM / EST John Zorn: Incerto

John Zorn: Incerto

Julian Lage, Jorge Roeder, Brian Marsella & Ches Smith

01 Apr Sat 12 PM / EST John Zorn: Nove Cantici per Francesco d’Assisi

John Zorn: Nove Cantici per Francesco d’Assisi

Bill Frisell, Julian Lage & Gyan Riley

02 Apr Sun 07 PM / EST John Zorn: Painkiller

John Zorn: Painkiller

John Zorn, Bill Laswell & Dave Lombardo

01 Apr Sat 02 PM / EST John Zorn: Suite for Piano

John Zorn: Suite for Piano

Brian Marsella, Jorge Roeder & Ches Smith

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