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Tim Berne/Snakeoil

Part of the 2013–2014 Hunt Real Estate Art of Jazz Series

Sunday, January 26, 2014, 3 pm

$25 for Members
$29 for non-members

Pre-concert Conversation, 2 pm
“Meet the Composer,” with Tim Berne

Concert, 3 pm

With an intrepid three-decade career that has firmly established him as one of the Top 10 Essential New York Jazz Icons (TimeOut New York), alto saxophonist/composer Tim Berne is “one of the most cogent, clear-eyed figures to come out of the American jazz vanguard” (The Buffalo News). Berne has recently garnered universal acclaim with his new ensemble Snakeoil and their eponymous first album for ECM Records, produced by the legendary Manfred Eicher. This fascinating contemporary chamber-like group highlights Berne’s highly original composing style to stunning effect, revealing the passionate chemistry he shares with Oscar Noriega (clarinet), Matt Mitchell (piano), and Ches Smith (drums, vibes, percussion) as they create essential twenty-first-century jazz that is “rich, absorbing, multi-hued, and continually surprising” (London Jazz News).


Individual concert tickets are $25 for Gallery Members and $29 for non-members. Tickets can be purchased at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery Admissions Desk, by calling the Gallery at 716.270.8292, or online at

Concerts often sell out in advance of each performance, so please order tickets early to avoid disappointment.

AK Café serves brunch on Sundays from noon to 3 pm. For reservations, which are highly recommended, please call 716.270.8223.

Learn More About the 2013–2014 Series

The Hunt Real Estate Art of Jazz Series is supported, in part, by a generous grant from Hunt Real Estate.  It is produced by Bruce Eaton and organized by the Albright-Knox Art Gallery. The Tim Berne/Snakeoil concert has been made possible, in part, through the generous support of Christi and Bruce Reinoso.