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Vision Festival: Ingrid Laubrock / Jason Kao Hwang / Jorgo Schäfer / Dianne McIntyre / Heroes are Gang Leaders / D.D. Jackson

Date, location, and tickets

Sunday, June 16, 2019
at 5:30 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.

5:30pm – Rainey/Laubrock/Courvoisier/Feldman

Tom Rainey – drums / Ingrid Laubrock – sax / Sylvie Courvoisier – piano / Mark Feldman – violin

6:30pm – Jason Kao Hwang Human Rites Trio

Jason Kao Hwang – violin / Ken Filiano – bass / Andrew Drury – drums

7:30pm – Jorgo Schäfer Dance of the Comedians

Jorgo Schäfer – visual art / Vincent Chancey – french horn / Joe Fonda – bass / Jeremy Carlstedt – drums

8:30pm – Dianne McIntyre and Amina Claudine Myers

9:30pm – Heroes are Gang Leaders

Thomas Sayers Ellis – poetry, bandleader / James Brandon Lewis – tenor saxophone /

Melanie Dyer – viola / Luke Stewart – bass  / Jenna Camille – keyboards, vocals

Randall Horton – poet / Devin Brahja Waldman – alto saxophone, synthesizer

Bonita Penn – poet / Nettie Chickering – vocals / Brandon Moses – guitar

Warren “Trae” Crudup – drums

10:30pm – D.D. Jackson Bluiett Tribute Band

D.D. Jackson – piano / James Carter – baritone sax / Darius Jones – alto sax / William Parker – bass / Ronnie Burrage – drums / Juma Sultan – percussion

The final night at the Vision Festival features a tribute to baritone saxophone pioneer Hamiet Bluiett, assembled by pianist D.D. Jackson and featuring Bluiett’s mentees and contemporaries, including James Carter, Darius Jones, William Parker, Ronnie Burrage, and Juma Sultan. German visual artist Jorgo Schaffer collaborates with hornist Vincent Chancey’s trio to present his performance art piece Dance of the Comedians. Violinist Jason Kao Hwang presents new compositions with his Human Rites Trio of longtime associates Ken Filiano and Andrew Drury.  The esteemed dancer / choreographer Dianne McIntyre makes her first appearance at the Vision Festival.  In the tradition of the protest song, Heroes are Gang Leaders combine jazz, groove, and black hollerin with spoken word. Frequent collaborators Ingrid Laubrock, Sylvie Courvoisier, Mark Feldman, and Tom Rainey come together as a rare quartet performance.

This event is supported by a grant from New Music USA.

Participants: Arts for Art