Today: Michelle Smith Performing Arts 09:00AM - 10:00PM

Abdullah Ibrahim, piano

Sun, Oct 19, 2014
Gildenhorn Recital Hall

Photograph of pianist Abdullah IbrahimIt can seem sometimes that there is no piano until the masterful South African jazz composer and pianist Abdullah Ibrahim sits down to play.

In a rare and not-to-be missed solo performance at The Clarice of his own compositions, Ibrahim’s gift is pure artistry shorn of theatrics. Gorgeous, boundless and inventive, his music is dense and subtle yet intensely expressive in a way that reveals the power of jazz to move us deeply.

Learn more about pianist Abdullah Ibrahim and his jazz and world music roots in the Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library.

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