UNT Jazz Studies Division faculty member Steve Wiest has just launched a major new project with the Grammy Award-winning fan-funded platform ArtistShare®. The project is titled Concerto for Folded Space and will feature Wiest along with The Eclectic Electric Band (UNT alums Stockton Helbing on drums, Noel Johnston and Ryan Davidson: guitars, bassist Braylon Lacy and current UNT student Daniel Pardo on flutes) Special guest artists for the CD will include Bob Mintzer, Jimmy Pankow and Arlington Jones.
Featured this month on ArtistShare® along with Maria Schneider and Gil Evans:
A unique aspect of this project is that all of the original pieces that Steve is writing will be programmatically informed by a novel that Wiest has also penned called The Dover Stone.
Click here to go the the ArtistShare® Project Site
Click here to go to Steve Wiest's new website to learn more about Concerto for Folded Space, download a free excerpt book from The Dover Stone, and read Wiest's new blog.
Click here to go to Steve Wiest's new Concerto for Folded Space Facebook page