Mikel Patrick Avery: PLAY

Mikel Patrick Avery

Jazz drummer and Rebuild Foundation musician-in-residence Mikel Patrick Avery is often recognized for his orchestral and melodic performance style that involves the use of “non-musical” objects. Avery constructs a stage play complete with props, objects, and dialogue- moving around from object to object, instrument to instrument in a completely fluid manner.

This weekly series provides a glimpse into the mind of the musician. Referencing literature and repertoire theatre, Avery brings his creative practice into the environment, sharing his process with the audience and inviting them to break the fourth wall.