Arts at UNCW

9 Horses
MAR. 20, 2020 
AT 7:30 p.m.

This event has been canceled. The UNC System Office has mandated cancellation of events and gatherings with a projected attendance of 50 or more people. Updates can be found here.

Co-Presented with the Department of Music's JazzFest.

Performing as part of UNCW’s annual JazzFest, 9 Horses is an improvising chamber ensemble featuring Joe Brent (formerly of Regina Spektor’s band) on acoustic and electric mandolin, 2018 GRAMMY nominee Sara Caswell (Esperanza Spalding) on violin and Hardanger d'amore, and Andrew Ryan (Kaia Kater) on bass. Featuring Brent's original compositions and the incendiary, genre-hopping virtuosity of all three members, the trio at the core of 9 Horses represents Brent's dual vision of a musical future with no barrier between the old notions of “folk art” and “fine art,” and an ensemble capable of communicating this idea through musical canvases both great and small. The show will open with a performance with the UNCW big band with Wayne Wallace (trombone).