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Jeffrey Hayden Shurdut

Jeffrey Hayden Shurdut is Founder and Director of THIS IS THE MUSIC OF LIFE: A series featuring both inter- disciplinary and multi-instrumental artists who have a place in American history and emerging artists dedicated to documenting the essential connection between the visual, movement, music, and word in a living and creative space.

Guest artist, and performance showcases include: The Whitney Museum of American Art Biennial, The University of Pennsylvania, Columbia University, The Stone, TONIC, CBGB's, The Knitting Factory, The Vision Festival Club Series.

Formal connections include: Guillermo Gregorio, Joe McPhee, Sonny Simmons, Oliver Lake, Marshall Allen, Luther Thomas, Jameel Moondoc, Bern Nix, Daniel Carter, Sabir Mateen, Frode Gjerstad, Lukas Ligeti, Gene Moore, Paul Flaherty, Gene Janas, John Moloney, Brian Osborne, Marcus Cummins, and Kevin Shea.

Awards

Recipient of The MM&A Foundation Grant (2014)
The Whitney Museum of Art Biennial (2008)
First Living Artist Box on Ayler Records (2007)
Guest of The University of Pennsylvania (2006)
Recipient of The Annual Installation Grant Awarded by Columbia University's Graduate School of Arts & Sciences (Philosophy Hall) (1993)

Jeffrey Hayden Shurdut’s “THIS IS THE MUSIC OF LIFE”

“This Music Lives Up To Its Name.” -The Village Voice (2005)

“A luta continua… intense, astringent , multipoint,… engrossing level of improvisitory interaction… a viscerally thrilling ride.” -Cadence Magazine

“Shurdut pledges allegiance to the spirit of ecstasy with a band of ebullient blow torches, including Sonny Simmons, and Blaise Siwula.” -Time Out NY (2005)

“Jeffrey Hayden Shurdut leads a sextet featuring legend Sonny Simmons.” -The New York Times (2005)

“Daniel Carter with Jeff Shurdut ...Haunting, Reflective, and Engaging.” -Downtown Music Gallery

“Jeff Shurdut’s THIS IS THE MUSIC OF LIFE with Marshall Allen and Sabir Mateen… Wynton Marsalis should get this group over to Lincoln Center.” -The Village Voice (2005)

“Top notch incendiary Free Jazz from Jeffrey Hayden Shurdut's Collective.” -Time Out New York

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Discography

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CMCL / THE NAXOS LIBRARY
2015
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