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Breathing Pavilion: A Weekly Music Series| Kalia Vandever

Breathing Pavilion, Ekene Ijeoma (2021). Photo: Kris Graves

Featuring wind and percussion jazz musicians in meditative sets, solo artists interact with Ekene Ijeoma’s immersive art installation Breathing Pavilion. Designed to promote interconnectedness and self-reflection, Breathing Pavilion offers a safe and peaceful sanctuary at a time when many have experienced hardship or loss.

Featured Artist| Kalia Vandever, Trombone

Kalia Vandever is a Brooklyn based trombonist, composer, and educator. She released her debut album, In Bloom in May, 2019 which features all of her original compositions written for quartet (trombone, piano, bass and drums). She has toured and performed internationally with her group, as well as a side-woman, performing with artists including Joel Ross, Maria Grand, Kat Lee, Darcy James Argue’s Secret Society and others. Kalia is also an active composer and arranger. She has been commissioned to write works for groups and individuals including Tesla Quartet, The Westerlies, Katherine Kyu Hyeon Lim, Hats & Heels Duo, Kings County Brass and more.

Please adhere to city and state guidelines regarding the COVID-19 pandemic. Safety is of the utmost importance at all of our events. If you are feeling sick, please do not attend. Please follow all protocols on site, maintain a minimum of 6 feet from others, and wear a mask at all times.

Breathing Pavilion is co-produced by Van Alen Institute and Downtown Brooklyn Partnership, with support from Two Trees Management Co.

3/30: Melanie Charles, Flute

4/6: Joel Ross, Vibraphone

4/13: Baba Don Babatunde, Percussion

4/20: Neil Clarke, Percussion

4/27: Lakecia Benjamin, Saxophone

5/4: Participatory Drum Circle led by Mr. Fitz of the Brooklyn Music School — all are welcome to join!

5/8: Keyon Harrold, Trumpet