Wednesday, September 23, 2015 - 8:00pm

Tickets & Registration

$25 General Admission
$20 Students & Seniors
$20 CAC Members


If the Downbeat Magazine critics poll is to be trusted, then Fieldwork should be the hottest band in the world right now.

Each of the members of the band won at least one category in the 2015 Poll. Vijay Iyer was named Jazz Artist of the Year, Steve Lehman won the Rising Star Jazz Artist and Alto Saxophone categories, and Tyshawn Sorey won the Rising Star Drums category. Fieldwork is a collective of three widely celebrated young composer-performers, and their music reflects each member’s ties to the American jazz tradition, modern composition, African and South Asian musics, underground hip-hop and electronica, and the influential music of Chicago’s A.A.C.M.. Fieldwork’s intensely collaborative rehearsal process resembles that of a rock band: they use group improvisation to develop and expand their intricate compositions into something larger than the sum of its parts. The result is a dense yet visceral musical world — tightly unified ensemble playing, extroverted and high-impact, but with a mysterious inner logic.​

Fabrizio Publisi solo piano


Vijay Iyer piano
Steve Lehman alto saxophone
Tyshawn Sorey drums

Produced by New Orleans International Sound Exchange (N.O.I.S.E.) as part of HIP Fest 2015 with support from the Contemporary Arts Center’s Performance Support Program.

Additional support provided by Fidelity Bank, New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Foundation Community Partner Grants, and WWOZ-FM.


Formed by trombonist Jeff Albert and drummer Marcello Benetti, New Orleans International Sound Exchange (NOISE) is a 501(c)3 non-profit corporation dedicated to presenting concerts in New Orleans featuring visiting national and international musical artists alongside New Orleans artists. Its mission is to help foster dialog between New Orleans’ creative music community and the broader international creative music community, to provide an opportunity for New Orleans audiences to experience world renowned artists performing in their own city, and to expose the broader international creative music community to New Orleans’ deep pool of creative talent via these interactions. HIP (Hosting Improvising Performers) Fest is the most recent endeavor of NOISE to reach out to and connect adventurous music lovers of New Orleans.

Vijay Iyer

Steve Lehman

Tyshawn Sorey

Fabrizio Puglisi

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