Bringing together original music, spoken word, and environmental justice, the Joseph Herbst Sextet wants to develop understanding of the environment to push humanity towards a more just and equitable society founded on a sense of community. “This is Our Environment” will be performed Tuesday at Dolores in Ypsilanti. The performance begins at 7:30 p.m.
This performance is part of the band’s debut tour of “This is Our Environment” featuring Joseph Herbst and five of his great friends and musicians in the Joseph Herbst Sextet, many of whom have ties to Michigan State University. Following the tour, they will record these pieces for their first album. This night, we will be performing all of the selections from the album, as well as jazz standards by fellow NC artists such as Thelonious Monk & John Coltrane and originals by members of the band.
Herbst’s compositions draw influence from musicians such as Brian Blade, Ambrose Akinmusire, Alan Ferber, and Maria Schneider, while pulling on his classical background. Altogether, the music is highlighted by lyrical melodies interjected with bursts of energy and chaos to create stories that he hopes will bring you, the listener, along for the journey.
Tickets are $10. Click here for reservations.
Evan Taylor, Trumpet and Flugelhorn
Joseph M Herbst, Saxophones and Compositions
Liany Mateo, Bass
Luther S. Allison, Piano
Peter Martin, Guitar
Zachary McKinney, Drums
Dolores is located at 6 South Washington Street Ypsilanti, MI, 48197.