Next Performing Arts | Music

Jaimie Branch’s Fly or Die

Jaimie Branch’s Fly or Die

Catch avant-garde trumpeter and composer Jaimie Branch and band on the heels of Fly or Die II: Bird Dogs of Paradise, recently featured among the top 10 records of NPR’s 2019 Jazz Critics Poll.

A fitting reflection of our collective struggle to cope with today’s confusing political landscape, Fly or Die II 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) and featuring many of the same musicians, the new record 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.”

"The trumpet is an alert, and we’re sounding some alarms."
JAIMIE BRANCH ON WBEZ CHICAGO
Jaimie Branch’s Fly or Die

Jaimie Branch, photo: Peter Gannushkin

Jaimie Branch

Jaimie Branch, photo: Peter Gannushkin

Jaimie Branch

Jaimie Branch, photo: David Laskowski

Jaimie Branch

Jaimie Branch, photo: Fabrice Bourgelle

THIS PRESENTATION MADE POSSIBLE BY
Greater Columbus Arts Council
Ohio Arts Council
American Electric Power Foundation
The Columbus Foundation
Nationwide Foundation

ADDITIONAL SUPPORT
Huntington Bank
Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams
Kaufman Development
Cardinal Health Foundation

Close

Next Performing Arts

Jaimie Branch’s Fly or Die