“Nicole Mitchell is one of contemporary jazz’s great talents”—Bandcamp
“[Wheeler is] a tirelessly dancing, grinning embodiment of good spirits”—LA Times
Tickets go on sale to Friends of Burlington Discover Jazz Festival on Monday, April 9 at 10 am and to the general public on Friday, April 13 at 10 am. Buy tickets in person at the FlynnTix Regional Box Office, online, or at 802-86-FLYNN. Annual festival membership begins at $50 and is open to anyone at any time. To buy tickets during the member on sale period, members must enter a promo code on the show page. To become a member and purchase tickets during the member on sale period visit www.discoverjazz.com.
Iridescent is a new project featuring Nicole Mitchell and Christina Wheeler, combining flute, harp, electronics, and vocals in a living soundscape that is luminous and shifting. Seeking discovery, raw emotion, and cultural expression, Iridescent builds mosaics of harmonizing African rhythms, ethereal atmospheres, and freewheeling moments pointing towards inner awakening. Mitchell is a 2018 recipient of the “Champion of New Music” award from the American Composers Forum and has been hailed repeatedly as “Top Flutist of the Year” by DownBeat. A graduate of Harvard-Radcliffe Colleges and Manhattan School of Music, Wheeler has performed and recorded with artists including Chaka Khan, Vernon Reid, John Cale, and Marc Ribot and her work with David Byrne included international tours and television appearances on The Late Show with David Letterman.