Steve Coleman and the Five Elements

Steve Coleman and the Five Elements

Alpert Award Winner

"The first time you hear the music, it’s a blur; the syn-apses don’t fire, nothing fits ... The power lies in its ambiguity, and after the oddness wears off, the music is addictive. It’s unmistakable: an attempt to resist obvious uses, virtuosic."—Village Voice

"As they range from the swaggering to the subtle ... [Steve Coleman’s] Brooklyn-based crew is mapping some of the main lines for this generation’s musical growth."—The Nation


Steve Coleman, one of the most restless and intrepid explorers of jazz, has created a distinctive body of work as a composer, theorist, instrumental-ist and bandleader. Coleman, a winner of the Alpert Award in the Arts in 2000, has traveled to Egypt, India, Ghana, Senegal and Cuba in search of the cultural contexts and civilizations that have produced highly developed and expressive forms of music. For his dates at REDCAT, Coleman is accompanied by Five Elements, his longtime collaborators.

Funded by The Herb Alpert Foundation


Date/Time G ST CA
Tue 4.27.04 8:30 pm $24 $18 $12
Fri 4.30.04 8:30 pm$24$18$12

G - General Audience

M - REDCAT Members

ST - Students

CA - CalArts Students/Faculty/Staff