We always wait excitedly for the date when Michel Gentile visits the gallery to perform as part of our monthly Me, Myself and Eye series, where music meets art. On Sunday, November 17 join us for this special afternoon and come hear and see what it’s all about. Me, Myself and Eye founder Michel Gentile, on flute, will present an improvised solo program that is guaranteed to bounce around the artwork of Shanee Epstein that is on display in the space. Says Michel, "I've always wanted to play in a gallery responding musically to the art around us. I also love hearing musicians play solo with only their vision to propel them. This is a great way to bring the artist and music communities together.”
Flutist and composer Michel Gentile is an active member of the New York jazz scene. He received his Master of Music from the New England Conservatory of Music and he has recorded and performed with some of the leading lights in jazz including Ray Charles, Joe Lovano, Fred Hersch, Yusef Lateef and many, many more. As a teacher for over 35 years, Michel takes special pride in his work in the public schools and with preschoolers at the Helen Keller School for the Visually Impaired.
For the past twelve years, Michel has been instrumental in running the non-profit organization Connection Works. Connection Works’s acclaimed concert series, Brooklyn Jazz Wide Open, has consistently been selected as a New York Times critics pick. Connection Works, of which Me, Myself and Eye is a part of, has tapped into the local jazz community and continues to present outstanding programs. 440 Gallery is fortunate to be a part of this series and we hope that on Sunday you’ll come discover what solo improv and thought-provoking art can become when experienced together.