The University of San Diego will host the Kyoto Prize Symposium featuring the 2013 Arts and Philosophy Kyoto Prize Laureate
Wednesday, March 19, 2014
Shiley Theatre, Camino Hall, 10:30 a.m. - noon
Cecil Taylor, one of the most original pianists in the history of free jazz, is a renowned free jazz pianist and poet. The winner of the 2013 Kyoto Prize in Arts and Philosophy, Taylor will perform at USD in a rare public performance.
Taylor developed an innovative improvisation departing from conventional idioms through distinctive musical constructions and percussive renditions, thereby opening new possibilities in jazz. His unsurpassed virtuosity and commanding blend of music and poetry influenced a broad range of musical genres.
Join us as we welcome Cecil Taylor to San Diego.