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Jazz Vision Trio

Visionary American Jazz master Dave Liebman , French pianist Jean- Marie Machado, and American multimedia visual artist Barbara Januszkiewicz have teamed up in a wordless conversation, each in their own language responding to the other in a dialogue of musical notes and paint. Liebman’s solo saxophone artistry on his Colors album is the inspiration for the kaleidoscope of color, images, and brushstrokes Januszkiewicz captures moment by moment on her canvas. As they play off each other’s voice or visual expression in an ever-changing musical palette, the music takes on a visual rhythm and colorful beat and transforms the way you look at a painting or listen to jazz music.

On How It Feels To Play By Dave Liebman

What does it feel like when you are in the vortex, the eye of the hurricane? To me it is aptly put by the French; you are (at least temporarily) “Le Roi du Monde.” For those moments when I (as a horn player) am playing in front of a good rhythm section, I am simply “the king of the world”—everything is perfect!! One is in complete control; you can do whatever you want within that space inhabited at the moment. You are truly the master of the universe...not the cliche.. the real deal! Getting to that place takes years of experience and observing those who are ahead of you on line. There is a confidence, an unseen swagger, an assertiveness (even if the music is gentle). It's so good that all you want is to repeat it... like a junkie...hooked forever.

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”Abstract painting, especially when it involves a lot of shapes and colors is as close to jazz as any other art form can be. When I play, it is the shades of emotion and degrees of tension and release that I am involved with, much like the visual artist. We are on the same plane.” Dave Liebman

The Jazz Vision Project: “ I remember back in the ‘60s at so- called “happenings” when a painter would do their thing, while I played and a dancer improvised …all at the same time. “ Dave Liebman

“Jazz vision is a wordless conversation between  musical notes and visual expressions.” Barbie Januszkiewicz

“ Liebman's sound offers me an visual expressions in an ever-changing musical palette “ Jazz can be a blank canvas full of possibilities.”” Barbara Januszkiewicz

“Jazz is the art of thinking out loud.” Barb Januszkiewicz

“Jazz vision is the fusion of music and art a real paradox of same-yet different

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