Akua Dixon boldly goes where few practitioners of the cello have gone.”
THE JAZZ PAGE
Plea for Peace
My concept of string quartet is where all players can read and improvise in many different styles of jazz. This is an original composition for my string quartet, Quartette Indigo
The rhythmic concept of this composition are layered textures of rhythm commonly found in African music. The motifs lock together in a circular form as opposed to the linear form of Classical music.
The Opera of Marie Laveau – Prologue
Live performance and introduction of works by Akua Dixon of the Prologue for her Original Opera of Marie Laveau.
Hip Hop Blues
While doing educational concerts for Carnegie Hall I met students who asked me about writing a piece for them. They memorized it and performed it with me at Aaron Davis Hall.
This is a Call and Response blues for string quartet. Akua Dixon and Quartette Indigo live at Chicago Jazz String Summit-2019
Akua Dixon Track by Track
Jazz string pioneer Akua Dixon’s new self titled album is a dazzling string conclave that surveys the cellist/composer/ arranger’s expansive stylistic reach.
This swinging jazz chart is performed by Akua Dixon-cello, Freddie Bryant-guitar, Kenny Davis-bass, Orion Turre-drums
Efua is composed for string quartet and has improvisational sections. It has a medium tempo with a gentle syncopated beat.
Disney – Endless Nights
Cast members from The Lion King and Aladdin are celebrating Black Joy and sharing what it means to them in an arrangement of “Endless Night”