The 10-Year Celebration Continues: 8 New Artists Join in!


Today we announce eight more artists joining us for Big Ears 2023! There’s still more to come this week and in the following weeks, and you can find the remaining weekend pass options here
Check out these great artists and get ready for more Big Ears news on Thursday, next week, and all month long.

· King Britt Presents Moksha Black – The legendary DJ, producer, composer, educator, and Afrofuturism pioneer will present Moksha Black, joined by very special guests Seth Parker Woods and Joy Guidry.

· Wendy Eisenberg – A relative newcomer to the music scene, the improviser and songwriter incorporates guitar, pedals, the tenor banjo, the computer, the synthesizer, and their voice to create work that spans genres, from jazz to noise to avant-rock along with delicate, haunting songs.

· Jake Xerxes Fussell– The gifted guitarist and singer is one of his generation’s preeminent interpreters of traditional (and not so traditional) “folk” songs. We welcome him to the festival after his participation in our outdoor multimedia collaboration with the Tennessee Archive of Moving Image and Sound, Suttree’s Knoxville, in July of 2021.

· James Brandon Lewis– One of the most exciting young jazz artists on the scene, the New York-based tenor saxophonist, composer, and bandleader makes his Big Ears debut with a powerful new trio that transcends traditions. 

· Anthony Coleman – The pianist and long-time denizen of the downtown New York scene  will treat Big Ears audiences to one of his solo piano performances, always filled with musical treasure.

· Ned Rothenberg Crossings Quartet – The gifted multi-reed and shakuhachi player returns to Big Ears with a new ensemble including guitarist Mary Halvorson, pianist Sylvie Courvoisier, and drummer Tomas Fujiwara.

· Larry & Joe – This virtuosic, exuberant duo of Venezuelan Llanera master Larry Bellorín and Grammy nominated-banjo player Joe Troop has been blowing away audiences at bluegrass and folk festivals all summer long.

· Gyan Riley – No stranger to Big Ears audiences, the guitarist returns to perform the work of John Zorn in a trio with Bill Frisell and Julian Lage, and will also present a concert of his own rich, wide-ranging work that effortlessly fuses his jazz, classical, improvisation, and folk influences.

Check out these great artists and look for more in Thursday’s newsletter and throughout November.

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