Edgefest overcomes 'superstorm' complications to deliver amazing celebration of creative jazz
By Will Stewart,
Posted on Sun, Nov 4, 2012 : 8:36 a.m.
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Violinist/composer Jason Kao Huang was one of many musicians pulling double and triple duty, performing a fascinating set of his own dense compositions with his with his Edge quartet Wednesday, then regrouping with the quartet, as well as Edgefest curator and mezzo-soprano Deanna Relyea and reedman Piotr Michalowski, to perform the Midwest premier of his own "Lifelines" composition. Relyea’s delivery of contemporary poems was both eerie and playful, while Michalowski added an delightful airiness to Hwang’s group. The Ann Arbor-based Michalowski showed once again his ability to hold his own with any of the world-class musicians Edgefest brings to town.