Education Wesleyan University
Name Mary Halvorson
|Genres Experimental music, avant-garde jazz, jazz|
Associated acts Trevor Dunn's Trio-Convulsant, Marc Ribot's Sun Ship
Role Guitarist · maryhalvorson.com
Music group Trevor Dunn's Trio-Convulsant
Albums Electric Fruit, Crackleknob, Sifter, Saturn Sings, Illusionary Sea
Mary halvorson breaks down free improvisation
Mary Halvorson is an avant-garde jazz guitarist from Brookline, Massachusetts.
- Mary halvorson breaks down free improvisation
- Mary halvorson on her music education
She is a 2002 graduate of Wesleyan University. She has performed with Anthony Braxton, Jessica Pavone, Taylor Ho Bynum, Trevor Dunn's Trio-Convulsant, Marc Ribot, Susan Alcorn and Weasel Walter. As of 2008, she leads a trio including John Hebert and Ches Smith. She is also associated with violist Jessica Pavone, with whom she has recorded as a duo.
Troy Collins of All About Jazz calls Halvorson "[a] singular talent...Brooklyn-based guitarist Mary Halvorson has come into her own as a composer and improviser...light years ahead of her peers, she is the most impressive guitarist of her generation. The future of jazz guitar starts here." Jon Garelick of The Phoenix writes, "It's that search for her own thing that's made Halvorson...one of the most celebrated young guitarists in jazz, someone who has a unique sound both as a player and a composer."
Mary halvorson on her music education
With Marc Ribot
With Weasel Walter and Peter Evans
With Weasel Walter
With People (Kyle Forester and Kevin Shea)