Israeli mezzo-soprano Maya Lahyani, lends her voice to the collaboration with Alonzo King titled Art Songs. Lahyani, a 2010 grand finalist of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions and the recipient of an Adler Fellowship at San Francisco Opera, is fast becoming one of the most sought-after young singers today.
Bringing their acclaimed partnership to the dance stage for the first time, tenor saxophonist Charles Lloyd and jazz pianist Jason Moran united with Alonzo King LINES Ballet for SAND. King’s choreography is fertile creative ground for the trailblazing duo —two generations of jazz masters who share “an unerring ability to get to the emotional heart of a song,” according to JazzTimes. Forever rooted in the canonical structures of the past, ballet dancers and jazz musicians mine the present moment. Together they revel in the freedom borne of exacting discipline, and boldly forge ahead.