MARY HALVORSON: Live @ the Ottobar, Baltimore, 7/17/2014 full concert

Mary Halvorson is an avant-garde guitarist from Boston currently living in Brooklyn. She is a 2002 graduate of Wesleyan University. She has performed with many artists, including Anthony Braxton, Jessica Pavone, Taylor Ho Bynum and Trevor Dunn’s Trio-Convulsant. 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.’s Troy Collins 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.”