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Catch avant-garde trumpeter and composer jaimie branch and band on the heels of FLY or DIE LIVE, a searing document of the FLY or DIE suite performed in Switzerland in 2020.
A fitting reflection of our collective struggle to cope with today’s confusing political landscape, branch’s FLY or DIE II (2019) evokes a complex spectrum of feeling, ranging from fiery, righteous anger to grooving, buoyant playfulness. Building on the success of the critically acclaimed FLY or DIE (2017), the sequel sees branch experimenting with vocal expression for the first time. As she states in its liner notes, “so much beauty lies in the abstract of instrumental music, but being this ain’t a particularly beautiful time, I’ve chosen a more literal path. The voice is good for that.”
Featuring Jason Ajemian, Chad Taylor, and Lester St. Louis, the FLY or DIE quartet is one of the country’s most voracious jazz outfits, positioning branch as an emerging bandleader, composer, and voice on the international scene.
jaimie branch: trumpet
Lester St. Louis: cello
Jason Ajemian: bass
Chad Taylor: drums
FLY or DIE, photo: Peter Gannushkin
jaimie branch, photo: Abdesslam Mirdass
WEXNER CENTER PROGRAMS MADE POSSIBLE BY
The Wexner Family
Greater Columbus Arts Council
The Columbus Foundation
Ohio Arts Council
American Electric Power Foundation
L Brands Foundation
Mary and C. Robert Kidder
Bill and Sheila Lambert
Institute of Museum and Library Services
Vorys, Sater, Seymour, and Pease
Arlene and Michael Weiss
ADDITIONAL SUPPORT PROVIDED BY
Michael and Paige Crane
Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams
President Kristina M. Johnson and Mrs. Veronica Meinhard
Russell and Joyce Gertmenian
Liza Kessler and Greg Henchel
Ron and Ann Pizzuti
Joyce and Chuck Shenk
Bruce and Joy Soll
Clark and Sandra Swanson
jaimie branch: FLY or DIE