Trumpet virtuoso, Andy Kozar, present as program of recent pieces for trumpet and electronics followed by a set of improvisations with a team of local performers including Tania Chen (piano), Ken Ueno (voice), and Matt Ingalls (clarinets).
A native of Pittsburgh, Andy Kozar is a New York City based trumpeter, improviser, composer and educator that has been called a ‘star soloist’ by TimeOutNY and has been said to be ‘agile as he navigated leaps and slurs with grace…he shifted between lyricism and aggression deftly’ by the International Trumpet Guild Journal. A strong advocate of contemporary music, he is a founding member of the contemporary music quartet loadbang which has been called ‘inventive’ by the New York Times, ‘cultivated’ by The New Yorker, and ‘a formidable new-music force’ by TimeOutNY. With loadbang, his playing has been said to be ‘polished and dynamic, with very impressive playing’ by the Baltimore Sun, and that he ‘coaxed the ethereal and the gritty from [his] muted instrument…and revealed a facility for shaping notes and color’ by the San Francisco Classical Voice. He is also a member of TILT Brass and has performed with new music ensembles including Argento Chamber Ensemble, Talea Ensemble, Ensemble Signal, Ensemble ACJW, Wet Ink, and Mark Gould’s Pink Baby Monster. He has performed alongside artists such as Dave Douglas, Pablo Heras Casado, James Thompson, Mark Gould and Brad Lubman, in addition to working closely with numerous leading composers including Helmut Lachenmann, Augusta Reed Thomas, and Pulitzer Prize winning composers David Lang and Charles Wuorinen.
Flutter – Tyler Harrison
Deviations from a Theme by Brahms – Elizabeth Hoffman
Still Life – Scott Worthington
Moving Target – Jeff Gavett
Rahab’s Herbarium – Adam Zahller
Improvisations with Andy Kozar (trumpet), Tania Chen (piano), Ken Ueno (voice), and Matt Ingalls (clarinets).