Improvisers Forum concert series continues with a harp-cornetist duo

Mar. 13—Presented by Frederick Experimental Music Association, IF: Improvisers Forum will continue at the Y Arts Center in Frederick with two concerts of improvised music in March and April. Harpist Jacqueline Kerrod and cornetist Taylor Ho Bynum will perform on March 18, and saxophonist Ingrid Laubrock and drummer Tom Rainey will conclude the series on April 1.

Kerrod has toured internationally with NEA Jazz Master Anthony Braxton and has performed with such renowned contemporary music ensembles as the International Contemporary Ensemble. Her solo album, "17 Days in December," was one of the more widely enthusiastically received recordings of experimental music of 2022.

One of the more accomplished under-50 improvisers and composers in the US, cornetist Ho Bynum has led ensembles varying from sextets to 15-piece orchestras on 20 critically acclaimed recordings. He is the director of the Coast Jazz Orchestra at Dartmouth College and contributes to The New Yorker.

The concert series is funded by an NEA Create and Activate Now grant, administered through the Frederick Arts Council.

Both concerts begin at 8 p.m.

Donations are $10. Students and children will be admitted free of charge.

The Y Arts Center is at 115 E. Church St. in Frederick.