Akua Dixon’s Quartette Indigo has been in the forefront of improvising string quartets since 1973. They are a string quartet “unlike any you’ve heard before”. They play “hot and sassy, sweet and spicy, with style and virtuosity”. In addition to European Classical music, they perform Akua’s original compositions and her arrangements of the Great American Songbook, Jazz, Spirituals, Blues, Salsa, Tangoes, Rags and Bebop in a unique setting. They are “an ensemble of great professionalism, skill and spirit”-JALC and can “swing with a gritty passion”. The Star Ledger has said that Akua is “amongst the treasures of contemporary jazz”. The NY Times commented that she is “one of New York’s leading jazz musicians!”
Founder and leader of Quartette Indigo, Akua Dixon is constantly adding to the ensemble’s diverse repertoire. In addition to her original compositions she arranges all of the music that the quartet performs. Her arranging credits include the Made In NY Awards and Grammy award winning recordings. Her educational workshops for young string students feature her original repertoire. For your special event she is available to arrange that special piece for you!
Live concert with NEA The making of James Carter Quartette Indigo
Latin Jazz Master Papo Vazquez. CD ‘Caribbean’