Ethnic Heritage Ensemble with Trimm/McCune


Ethnic Heritage Ensemble with Trimm/McCune

Sat, March 3, 2018

10:00 pm


Pittsburgh, PA

$16 ADV/$20 DOS

This event is 21 and over

Ethnic Heritage Ensemble with Trimm/McCune
Ethnic Heritage Ensemble with Trimm/McCune
Chicago / AACM progressive jazz legends for over 40 years!
with Rex Trimm/Chris McCune

Advance tickets available starting Feb 21 at Juke Records (Bloomfield), Dave's Music Mine (S Side), Caliban Books (Oakland)
and Acoustic Music Works (Sq Hill). Tickets available online at:

Article about EHE's tour for Black History Month:

Kahil El’Zabar has been leading his Ethnic heritage Ensemble in various configurations for over 40 years and they are still in forward motion! This year, his 2018 tour includes longtime member, Corey Wilkes, on trumpet and Alex Harding on baritone sax. These players are much more than accomplished jazz musicians. They are spiritually endowed, next level Sound Scientists, who have mastered rituals in music like no one else — that raise consciousness while enriching the mind, body and spirit.


Kahil El’Zabar is considered by his peers to be one of the most prolific innovators of his generation. He has recorded more than sixty well-received projects, and won numerous international awards as a musician and composer. In 2014, Dr. El’Zabar was knighted by the Counsel General of France as a “Chevalier Medal of Letters”. In 2012, President Barack Obama’s administration awarded him the International Ambassador’s Award in the Arts. In 2006, The Chicago Tribune named Kahil El’Zabar Chicagoan of the Year. In 1994, President Bill Clinton appointed El’Zabar to the National Task Force on Arts in Education. Kahil has worked with such luminaries as Dizzy Gillespie, Cannonball Adderley, Stevie Wonder, Pharoah Sanders, Neneh Cherry, Nina Simone, Ntozake Shange, David Murray, Nona Hendryx, and Lester Bowie. Dr. El’Zabar holds a PHD in Inter-Disciplinary Arts and is Executive Creative Director at the new Chicago Academy of Music. He has also taught at the University of Nebraska (Lincoln) and University of Illinois (Chicago), and served on several prestigious panels such as the NEA, the NPN and Lila Wallace Reader’s Digest Fund. El’Zabar is a former chairman of the AACM (Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians) and has scored feature films: How You Like Me Now (Warner Brothers), Mo Money (Columbia Pictures), and Love Jones (New Line Cinema). He has created and curated events as Artist in Residence in Bordeaux, France for the last 11 years.


Corey Wilkes has established himself as one of the best improvising trumpeters in the modern era. He is the trumpet player for the legendary Art Ensemble of Chicago, and recorded "Non-Cognitive Aspects of the City" with them on Pi Recordings in 2006. Having the skill and maturity to approach mainstream repertoire of jazz standards with his own unique sensibilities, he combines them with his deep appreciation of hip-hop. Corey has shared the stage with numerous jazz masters including Wynton Marsalis, Roy Hargrove, James Moody, Kurt Elling, Von Freeman, Greg Osby, Roscoe Mitchell, Marcus Belgrave, Clark Terry and Mulgrew Miller. His soulful notes grace a variety of contemporary projects including sets by DJ Logic, Osunlade and Josh Deep; tracks on Hidden Beach Recordings Presents: Unwrapped Vol. 4, Kahil El Zabar’s Ascension Loft Series, as well as Nona Hendryx, Soulive, and Me'shell Ndegocello.


Alex Harding is considered one of the top baritone players in New York City. He has been a fixture on the jazz scene since 1993 - performing, touring, and recording with the Julius Hemphill Saxophone Sextet, Hamiett Bluiett Baritone Nation, David Murray Big Band, Oliver Lake Big Band, Craig Harris, Joseph Bowie’s defunkt, Aretha Franklin, Lester Bowie, Andy Gonzales, Muhal Richard Abrams, Jayne Cortes and the Fire Spitters, Abdullah Ibrahim and the Tony award-winning Broadway show Fela!. Alex Harding has several recordings of his own as a leader as well as sideman with other artists.
Venue Information:
146 44th Street
Pittsburgh, PA, 15201