Henry Threadgill - Zooid
The Pulitzer Prize winner's only concert in Europe in 2019!
Henry Thredgill is highly regarded by jazz connoisseurs, saxophonist, flutists and composers all over. He can be described as both a key person and a true original in modern music.
The New York Times described him as "perhaps the most important jazz composer of his generation". In 2016, as the third jazz artist ever, he received the prestigious Pulitzer award for the album In for a Penny, In for a Pound with the band he's also bringing with him to Molde; Zooid.
Henry Threadgill is from Chicago and studied at the American Conservatory of Music. He was very active in the important avant-garde environment of the city in the early 60s, where he became an early member of the AACM (Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians) and collaborated with Muhal Richard Abrams. Later, he recorded with Anthony Braxton, Bill Haswell, Roscoe Mitchell, Sly & Robbie and many more.
In 1979, he made his debut with his own band, before forming a series of groups where experimentation with unusual instrumentation and music from other genres and the world's corner has been distilled to something surprising, distinctive and new. He has also composed music for orchestra, chamber music ensembles and theater.
The band Zooid was formed in the early 2000s and has been one of his most successful and critically acclaimed groups. Henry Threadgill rarely tours and performs only at selected concerts. We are very proud to present the only concert in Europe in 2019 with one of the most exciting jazz composers and his band of creative performers.