Tuesday, June 16, 2015

USA: VISION 20 Festival



JULY 5 - 12, 2015


Sunday, July 5

Vision Films: Anthology Film Archives


(32 2nd Avenue, New York, NY)
$10 per show 

7:00pm:  Billy Bang, Lucky Man (by Markus Hansen & Jean-Marie Boulet)
9:15pm:  William Parker & Hamid Drake: A Plug-In To Nature (by Michael Lucio Sternbach)
Visions: 1997 (by Susan Littenberg) documentary about the 2nd Festival  

Monday, July 6
Improvising Agency For Change: Celebrating 20 Years of Vision


Buell Hall, Columbia University (515 W 116th St, New York, NY )
FREE  9:30 am/5:30 pm

Co-Sponsored by Columbia Center for Jazz Studies & Office of the Dean of Social Science & Arts for Art, Inc.
Keynote Speaker: Nathaniel Mackey 
55 Washington Sq. South, New York, NY





Arts for Art Celebrates The Chicago AACM - Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians

Projections: Jorgo Schäfer Perpetuate Paintings In collaboration with Wasiliki Noulesa, Uwe Schorn
[Sponsored by Stadtsparkasse Wuppertal]
7:00    Invocation by Joseph Jarman  
7:30    Douglas R. Ewart and Quasar w/ special guest Joseph Jarman “For Love of Baraka” 
Joseph Jarman - soprano, poetry / Oliver Lake - sax / Douglas R. Ewart - reeds, voice, perc / Ni’Ja Whitson, DANCE
Mankwe Ndosi - voice, poetry / J.D. Parran - reeds, perc
Craig Harris - trb / Edward Wilkerson - cl, perc
Donald Smith - piano / Reggie Nicholson - marimba, tympani

8:30    Poet: Nathaniel Mackey
9:30    Henry Grimes / Amina Claudine Myers 
Henry Grimes - bass, violin / Amina Claudine Myers - piano, voice
10:30    Roscoe Mitchell: Two Trios and Combined Quintet
(presented with support from Mary and Dennis Girard, New Music USA)
Trio One - Roscoe Mitchell: alto, soprano, sopranino
Hugh Ragin: trumpet, piccolo trumpet, flugelhorn
Tyshawn Sorey: drums, trombone, piano
Trio Two - Roscoe Mitchell / Craig Taborn: piano, electronics
Kikanju Baku: drums, percussion
Combined Quintet: Roscoe Mitchell / Hugh Ragin
Craig Taborn, Tyshawn Sorey, Kikanju Baku

DAY II: July 8 

"A Cosmic Celebration of Multiple Visions"

On-Stage Projections: video screenings and art of Katy Martin, Miriam Parker, and Jo Wood Brown
7:00     Dance  / FreeJazz Communion
‘Coming into View’ by MoralesDance 

DANCE: Amanda Cray / Elaine Gutierrez
MUSIC: Connie Crothers - piano

7:30  Robinson / Whitecage / Filiano / Grassi
Perry Robinson - clarinet / Mark Whitecage - reeds
Ken Filiano - bass / Lou Grassi - drums
8:30    Crispell & Hemingway
Marilyn Crispell - piano / Gerald Hemingway - drums
9:30    Poet / bass: Larry Roland
0:00  Whit Dickey Ensemble: Cosmic Breath
Rob Brown - sax
Daniel Levin - cello
Michael Bisio - bass
Whit Dickey -
11:00  SUN RA ARKESTRA directed by Marshall Allen

DAY III: July 9

"The Elder and Youthful Voices Speaking in Tongues"

On-Stage Projections: Art of Joe Overstreet

7:00   Dance /FreeJazz Communion ‘SONIC’
The Independents; curated by Lance Gries

Dance: Juliette Mapp, K.J. Holmes, Michelle Boule
David Hamilton Thomson, Lance Gries
Thomas Heberer - trumpet

7:30      Darius Jones Quartet featuring Emilie Lesbros
(presented with support from the French-American Jazz Exchange)
Darius Jones - sax
Sean Conly - bass
Craig Taborn - piano
Gerald Cleaver - drums / Emilie Lesbros - vocals

8:30      Poet: Tyehimba Jess
9:00      Milford Graves HeArt Quartet
Milford Graves - drums / Charles Gayle - sax
William Parker - bass / Hugh Glover - reeds

10:00    Dave Burrell Civil War Project
Dave Burrell - piano
Steve Swell - trombone

11:00    Joe McPhee’s FOUR FOR TAZZ
(a tribute to Roy Campbell)

Joe McPhee - brass, reeds
Charles Gayle - piano, bass
Charles Downs 
- drums
Warren Smith - vibes, marimba, percussion


DAY IV: July 10

"What Began in the 60’s Will Not Be Constrained"

On-Stage Projections: Art of Bill Mazza

5:30 Parade in Washington Square Park
7:00   Dance  / FreeJazz - Yoshiko Chuma ‘A Piano’ 
Yoshiko Chuma - dance / Matthew Shipp - piano
7:30    Karl Berger Improvisers Chamber Orchestra 'The Sertso Suite'
Featuring Poetry & vocals: Ingrid Sertso
Karl Berger, vibes, piano, conducting
Warren Smith - percussion / Steve Gorn - bansuri flute
Sylvain Leroux - african flutes / Bob Selcoe - trumpet
Yasuno Katsuki - euphonium / Lee Odom - clarinet / Kenny Wessel - guitar / Sana Nagano, Ernesto Llorens - violin
Jason Kao Hwang - viola / Tomas Ulrich - cello
Ken Filiano, Hilliard Greene - bass

8:30     Poet: David Budbill / William Parker - bass
9:00     Jason Kao Hwang / Sing House 
Jason Kao Hwang - composer, violin, viola
Andrew Drury - drums / Ken Filiano - bass / Chris Forbes - piano
Steve Swell - trombone

10:00   David Murray with Class Struggle Trio
David Murray - sax / Burniss Earl Travis - bass
Chris Beck - drums / Mingus Murray - director, guitar

11:00   William Parker Martin Luther King Project:
Part 6 'Fire Flower'

Kidd Jordan - tenor sax / Jemeel Moondoc - alto sax / James Brandon Lewis - tenor sax / Dave Burrell - piano
Cooper-Moore - keyboard / William Parker - bass
Voices: Fay Victor, Ellen Christi, Raina Sokolov-Gonzalez, Ana Isma Viel, Jake Sokolov-Gonzalez

DAY V: July 11

FreeJazz is a Worldwide Phenomena

On-Stage Projections: Live Painting by Jeff Schlanger

Noon:   Education Panel
1-3pm:    Youth Bands: Quest P.S 182 Modern Band / Visionary Youth Orchestra 

6:00    Dance /FreeJazz Communion: ‘Resurrection / Revolution’ by Patricia Nicholson
Dance: Jason Jordan, Patricia Nicholson
MUSIC: Jason Hwang - violin, TA Thompson – drums

6:30     Ingrid Laubrock Sextet
Ingrid Laubrock - soprano, tenor sax
Craig Taborn - piano / 
Sam Pluta - electronics
Miya Masaoka - koto / Dan Peck - tuba
Tyshawn Sorey - drums

7:30    Wadada Leo Smith / Aruan Ortiz Duo
Wadada Leo Smith - trumpet / Aruan Ortiz - piano
8:30    Poet : Steve Dalachinsky
9:00    Tony Malaby TubaCello
Tony Malaby - tenor and soprano sax / Chris Hoffman - cello
Bob Stewart - tuba
John Hollenbeck - drums, percussion, piano
10:00  Leandre / Cleaver / Maneri
(presented with support from RogueArt, celebrating their 10th Anniversary)
Joelle Leandre - bass / Gerald Cleaver - drums
Mat Maneri - violin

FINALE: July 12

"May All Visions Unite"

On-Stage Projections: Screening of "Viable Option" by Esteban del Valle
3:00    PANEL: Empowering Freedom & Justice Today – a creative movement
Continuing Legacy of AMIRI BARAKA : Gerald Cleaver, William Parker, Paloma McGregor, Adam Horowitz, Patricia N Parker
Moderator Mike Burke

'Hep Hep Sweet Sweet’
Dancers: Amanda Castro, Courtney J. Cook, Chanon Judson, Tendayi Kuumba, Stephanie Mas, Samantha Speis
Choreographer: Jawole Willa Jo Zollar
Music: Lafayette Harris

6:00     HEAR in NOW
Mazz Swift - violin / Tomeka Reid - cello
special guest
7:00     Matthew Shipp Trio
Matthew Shipp - piano
Newman Taylor-Baker - drums / Michael Bisio - bass
8:00     Poet: David Mills
8:30     Rob Brown Quartet
Rob Brown - alto sax / Steve Swell - trombone
Todd Nicholson - bass / Gerald Cleaver - drums
9:30   FINALE: Hamiet Bluiett Telepathic Orchestra
Kidd Jordan tenor - sax / Charles Gayle - tenor sax /George Sams - trumpet / Joe Daley - tuba / D.D. Jackson - piano / William Parker - bass / Warren Smith - percussion / Mazz Swift, Jason Kao Hwang, Elektra Kurtis, Jean Cook - violin / Judith Insell - viola
Tomeka Reid - cello / Riza Printup - harp
Charles ‘Bobo’ Shaw - drums