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Mehldau Continues Wigmore Hall Jazz Series in 2011 with Chris Thile, Joe Henry Sets

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Thursday May 20, 2010

Brad Mehldau will soon return to London’s Wigmore Hall in a continuation of the Hall’s first-ever Jazz Series, which he is curating. He will perform the last of the series’ concerts for the 2009/10 season on June 2 with mezzo-soprano Anne Sofie von Otter and on June 4 in a solo set. As this season ends, Wigmore Hall has just announced the line-up for the second half of his residency, to take place during the 2010/11 season.

Mehldau continues his curatorship in 2011, inviting friends from across the musical spectrum to participate in a variety of duo performances. It’s a format in which he’s proven himself adept in his recent duo-concert tour with label mate Joshua Redman. For his 2011 Wigmore Hall concerts, he’s chosen to pair up with fellow Nonesuch artist Chris Thile for one performance and with Joe Henry, a familiar name at Nonesuch for his having produced the recent label debuts of the Carolina Chocolate Drops and Allen Toussaint.

Here is the complete schedule of concerts in the 2011 Mehldau-curated Jazz Series at Wigmore Hall:

Friday 6 May
DIANA TORTO vocals
JOHN TAYLOR piano

Thursday 2 June
KLAUS GESING reeds
GWILYM SIMCOCK piano

Friday 16 September
CHRIS THILE mandolin
BRAD MEHLDAU piano

Friday 2 December
JOE HENRY vocals
BRAD MEHLDAU piano

Tickets go on sale starting this Thursday, 20 May, at wigmore-hall.org.uk