John Zorn leads $100 Columbia benefit for Japanmain
The uncontainable avant-gardist John Zorn will be fronting a benefit concert Sunday week at Columbia University’s Miller Theater on behalf of disaster victims in Japan.
MILLER THEATRE AT COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF THE ARTS
presents a benefit concert for Japan
hosted by JOHN ZORN and featuring
SONIC YOUTH, YOKO ONO, SEAN LENNON, CIBO MATTO
with Mike Patton, Mephista, Marc Ribot, Uri Caine, and Zorn’s Aleph Trio
100% of proceeds will be donated to support Japan earthquake relief efforts
Sunday, March 27, 8:00 PM
Tickets: $50, $100 · Students Tickets: $25
Sunday, March 27, 8:00PM
More than a dozen innovative artists at the intersection of indie rock, contemporary jazz, and avant-garde performance will come together at Miller Theatre to present a benefit concert to support recovery efforts in Japan. “The tragedy and devastation is really overwhelming,” says John Zorn, who has organized and will host the evening. “I’ve always felt a strong personal connection to Japan, and I’m just glad to be able to do my part to help. It should be an amazing night.”
The lineup includes
feature performances by musician and artist Yoko Ono, and her son Sean Lennon; Japanese-American indie duo Cibo Matto; and the influential band Sonic Youth. Vocalist Mike Patton will appear as a special guest, and Mephista, Marc Ribot, Uri Caine, and John Zorn’s Aleph Trio will also play short sets.
Both the performers and the theater are donating their services, ensuring that 100% of proceeds from ticket sales will go to benefit the victims of the earthquake and tsunami that hit near Sendai on March 11. Funds will be donated to the Japan Society’s Earthquake Relief Fund.
ARTISTS: Sonic Youth
Cibo Matto (Yuka Honda & Miho Hatori)
Mike Patton, vocals
Mephista (Susie Ibarra, drums; Sylvie Courvoisier, piano; Ikue Mori, electronics)
Marc Ribot, guitar
Uri Caine, piano
Aleph Trio (John Zorn, saxophone; Trevor Dunn, bass; Kenny Wollesen, drums)