A multi-timbral horn quartet dedicated to original music and polyphonic improvisation. Flaxan is equal parts indie-pop horn section and free-jazz chamber ensemble. Started in August 2020 at the height of the pandemic, Flaxan came together to develop new sounds outside of the conventions of a traditional improvising ensemble but with roots in the collective improvisation of traditional New Orleans music. Flaxan’s debut recording, a visual EP, will be released in fall 2021.
Emily Mikesell, trumpet
Byron Asher, alto saxophone and clarinets
Emily Fredrickson, trombone
Dan Oestreicher, baritone saxophone
Suggested Donation: $20 / $10
*none turned away for lack of funds, no pressure*
Per city mandate, all attendees must show proof of Covid-19 vaccination, a 72-hour recent negative PCR test result, and wear a mask that covers the nose and mouth for duration of the performance.