Counterstream Radio
New Music Streaming 24/7
New Music Playlists
Browse Music, Video, Interviews and more.

Vision Festival: Marc Ribot / Tomas Fujiwara / Fred Moten / Davalois Fearon / Kidd Jordan

Date, location, and tickets

Wednesday, June 12, 2019
at 6:30 PM Eastern

stream this event

509 Atlantic Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11217


event image for Vision Festival: Marc Ribot / Tomas Fujiwara / Fred Moten / Davalois Fearon / Kidd Jordan

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 – Marc Ribot Quartet

Nick Dunston – bass / Marc Ribot – guitar / Jay Rodriguez – reeds / Chad Taylor – drums

7:30 pm –Tomas Fujiwara’s 7 Poets Trio

Tomas Fujiwara – drums / Patricia Brennan – vibraphone / Tomeka Reid – cello

8:30 pm – A Ritual of Words and Tones

Edwin Torres – poetry / Fred Moten – poetry / Brandon Lopez – bass / Gerald Cleaver – drums

9:30pm – Davalois Fearon Dance

Davalois Fearon – dance / Patricia Smith – poetry / Mike McGinnis – clarinet, alto sax / Gerald Cleaver – drums / Peter Apfelbaum – piano, woodwinds

10:30pm – Tribute to Alvin Fielder

Kidd Jordan – tenor sax / Joel Futterman – piano / William Parker – bass / Hamid Drake – drums

The second night of the 2019 Vision Festival is dedicated to Alvin Fielder, drummer, pharmacist, and founding AACM member who passed away earlier this year. A native of Meridian, Mississippi, Fielder helped spread jazz and creative music throughout the South with artists like Kidd Jordan whose relationship with Fielder goes back to the early 70s, and who along with pianist Joel Futterman, and William Parker performed as the Creative Collective for over twenty years. The group welcomes drummer Hamid Drake for this tribute performance. Born out of his latest release, Songs of Resistance, and considered the spiritual successor to his Spiritual Unity project, Marc Ribot’s new quartet features musical partners old and new. Frequent collaborators Brandon Lopez and Gerald Cleaver join renowned poets Edwin Torres and Fred Moten for a first time meeting. The artistic duo of dancer/choreographer Davalois Fearon, and composer/multi-instrumentalist Mike McGinnis will combine dance, music, performance art, and live poetry readings into their performance. Drummer/composer Tomas Fujiwara presents his latest ensemble project, the 7 Poets Trio with cellist Tomeka Reid and vibraphonist Patricia Brennan.

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

Participants: Arts for Art