Bach Lunch opens its 2011 spring series Friday, March 18. There’s no better way to welcome spring than by enjoying a delicious lunch in a bag while listening to Lafayette’s only free lunchtime concert series. This Friday Bach Lunch welcomes the band WATIV to the Parc Sans Souci stage. William A. Thompson IV is WATIV. Thompson is jazz pianist and composer who is most known for releasing the alblum Baghdad Music Journal while serving in Iraq as an Army counter intelligence agent. He grew up in Mississippi and Louisiana where he was steeped in jazz music; however, Thompson's latest compositions defy simple categorization, mixing jazz, experimental music and deconstructed jam music, sometimes known as "jamicide." His work has been featured on NPR’s All Things Considered and the BBC.
The Bach Lunch concert series is presented by the Lafayette Science Museum Foundation. This week’s participating restaurants are Hub City Diner, Rivals and a la carte. All proceeds benefit Lafayette Science Museum’s exhibition and educational programming. Call 291-5544 for more information, or visit the museum’s web site at www.lafayettesciencemuseum.org .
Bach Lunch opens its 2011 spring series this Friday, March 18. There’s no better way to welcome spring than by enjoying a delicious lunch while listening to Lafayette’s only free lunchtime concert series. This Friday welcomes WATIV to the Parc Sans Souci stage.
William A. Thompson IV is WATIV. Thompson is a New Orleans musician whose work has captured the attention of NPR's “All Things Considered” and the BBC among others. Now, having retuned from Baghdad as US Army Intelligence Agent; Thompson has a new band and a new CD self-titled, WATIV.
"WATIV signals keyboardist Will Thompson's return to civilian life in New Orleans after his four years of service in the U.S. military in Iraq, during which he created his evocative and innovative debut album, “Baghdad Music Journal”. Like that debut, WATIV presents a compelling soundtrack, by turns lyrical and rambunctious, attentive to unusual shifts of nearly tactile textures as well as melodies that suggest specific times and places and rhythms that are as easy to feel as the traditional beat of a jazz funeral's second-line. Thompson, originally from Mississippi, has assembled a band that shares and expands on his palette. It's tempting to call this music "fusion" but it's more than that: it's expression.”
This week’s participating restaurants are Hub City Diner, Rivals, and A la Carte.
The Bach Lunch concert series is presented by the Lafayette Science Museum Foundation. All proceeds benefit Lafayette Science Museum’s exhibition and educational programming.Call 337-291-5544 for more information, or visit the Museum’s web site at www.lafayettesciencemuseum.org .
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