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Vision Festival: Ava Mendoza / Marty Ehrlich / Matthew Shipp / Rob Brown / Kris Davis

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Friday, June 14, 2019
at 6:30 PM Eastern

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509 Atlantic Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11217


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Event Information

The Vision Festival is a celebration of boundless improvised art. Now in its 24th year, this festival of music, dance, poetry, and visual art is heralded as “one of New York’s most essential art events” (New York Times).  Legendary and emerging stars representing the free jazz, experimental, and avant-garde communities will perform 30 sets over six nights.

6:30pm – Mendoza / Nelson / Lane / Drake

Ava Mendoza – guitar / Matt Nelson – tenor sax / Adam Lane – bass / Hamid Drake – drums

7:30pm – Marty Ehrlich Trio Exaltation

Marty Ehrlich – alto sax / John Hébert – bass / Nasheet Waits – drums

8:30pm – Matthew Shipp / William Parker Duo

Matthew Shipp – piano / William Parker – bass

9:30pm – Rob Brown Quartet

Rob Brown – alto sax / Chris Lightcap – bass / Steve Swell – trombone / Chad Taylor – drums

10:30pm – Kris Davis Trio – January Painters

Kris Davis – piano / Jeff “Tain” Watts – drums / William Parker – bass

Avant-rock guitarist Ava Mendoza meets Matt Nelson, Hamid Drake, and Adam Lane for an unpredictable and wide variety of musical textures and temperaments. Marty Ehrlich’s Trio Exaltation with John Hébert and Nasheet Waits, Ehrlich’s first trio in many years, draws upon a shared musical history as members of Andrew Hill’s sextet.  NYC free jazz mainstay Rob Brown presents a new quartet with Chris Lightcap, Steve Swell, and Chad Taylor, in support of a forthcoming record on Rogue Art.  Matthew Shipp and William Parker reconnect in a duo format for the first time in many years in the US. Rising star pianist Kris Davis continues her streak of adventurous collaborations, inviting two luminary musicians, drummer Jeff ‘Tain’ Watts, and bassist William Parker for a special trio performance.

Participants: Arts for Art