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April 4-6, 2025

Word of South

Matthew Shipp

Known for creating music in which free jazz and modern classical intertwined, pianist Matthew Shipp cultivated a unique style on his instrument. He became prominent in the ’80s in the New York jazz scene, followed by his membership in the David S. Ware Quartet. Shipp recorded a number of duets with a variety of musicians, including Roscoe Mitchell, Antipop Consortium and Mat Maneri.