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Kojo Roney residency at JACK

Nine-year old drummer Kojo Roney in residency at JACK -- three concerts over three months with the city's most accomplished improvisers.

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Posted on June 20, 2015 by Jack Arts, Inc.
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We at JACK were thrilled to receive help from New Music USA to present our Kojo Roney Residency April 9 – 11, 2015.  For the residency, curated by Michael Foster, 10-year old drummer Kojo was joined by some of the fiercest and innovative musicians in the New York scene, including Nate Wooley, Cooper-Moore, William Parker, Michael Foster and Kojo’s father, Antoine Roney.  

What it afforded the audience was an opportunity to see a musician literally growing in front of their eyes, playing hour-long sets of free jazz, with the more experienced musicians ushering Kojo along the way.  And it was exhilerating to experience the energy of this young musician — he was so anxious to play that he would even be playing as audience was entering the space in the half-hour before the performance.  He just did not want to be away from his drum kit.

The residency inspired us to think about ways to continue in Kojo’s development, including thinking about a weekly concert, for example.  It’s clear he has a bright future, and we were so thrilled to be a part of it in this small, but we hope significant, way.   

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Line-up finalized for Kojo Roney Residency, April 9 – 11

Posted on March 23, 2015 by Jack Arts, Inc.

Below is the finalized schedule for the Kojo Roney Residency at JACK. Advanced tix are $10, tix at the door are $15, cash only. 

Thursday, April 9 at 8 pm: 
Set 1: William Parker Solo (bass)
Set 2: Trio: Antoine Roney (saxophone), Kojo Roney (drums) + William Parker (bass) 

Friday, April 10 at 8 pm: 
Set 1: Duo: William Parker (bass) / Cooper-Moore (invented instruments) 
Set 2: Quartet: Kojo Roney (drums), Antoine Roney (saxophone), William Parker (bass), Cooper-Moore (invented instruments) 

Saturday, April 11 at 8 pm: 
Set 1: Nate Wooley Solo
Set 2: Kojo Roney (drums), Antoine Roney (saxophone), William Parker (bass), Cooper-Moore (invented instruments), Nate Wooley (trumpet) 

Dates and line-up finalized

Posted on December 22, 2014 by Jack Arts, Inc.

We at JACK have finalized the details for the upcoming Kojo Roney Residency.  They are:

Thursday, April 9 at 8 pm: Kojo Roney (drums), Antoine Roney (saxophone) and William Parker (bass)

Friday, April 10 at 8 pm: Kojo Roney, Antoine Roney, William Parker and Cooper-Moore (invented instruments)

Saturday, April 11 at 8 pm: Kojo Roney, Antoine Roney, William Parker, Cooper-Moore and Nate Wooley (trumpet)
 

Curated by Michael Foster.

Tickets are $15.  Advanced tickets will go on sale in February 2015.  

 

More info: http://www.jackny.org/kojoroney.html

Kojo Roney Residency to take place in spring 2015

Posted on September 26, 2014 by Jack Arts, Inc.

Due to scheduling conflicts, the Kojo Roney Residency will take place in spring 2015.  We will update you further as we have more details.

In the meantime, check out the Peter Evans Quintet at JACK this weekend (Sept. 26 – 28) — Friday with Evan Parker, Saturday with Joe McPhee, and Sunday the Quintet alone, each night at 8 pm.  $10 in advance, $15 at the door. Here’s more info: http://www.jackny.org/peter-evans-quintet-residency.html

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Overview

For three nights, JACK gives the space over to 10-year old phenom jazz drummer, Kojo Roney, who will perform with his father, saxophonist Antoine Roney, bassist William Parker, multi-instrumentalist Cooper-Moore and trumpeter Nate Wooley. Roney is electrifying the jazz world, and we see this as an opportunity to offer him a home to develop his skills with top musicians of our time. 

Tickets: $10 in advance, $15 at the door (cash only)

SCHEDULE:
Thursday, April 9 at 8 pm: 
Set 1: William Parker Solo (bass)
Set 2: Trio: Antoine Roney (saxophone), Kojo Roney (drums) + William Parker (bass) 

Friday, April 10 at 8 pm: 
Set 1: Duo: William Parker (bass) / Cooper-Moore (invented instruments) 
Set 2: Quartet: Kojo Roney (drums), Antoine Roney (saxophone), William Parker (bass), Cooper-Moore (invented instruments) 

Saturday, April 11 at 8 pm: 
Set 1: Nate Wooley Solo
Set 2: Kojo Roney (drums), Antoine Roney (saxophone), William Parker (bass), Cooper-Moore (invented instruments), Nate Wooley (trumpet) 

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Start and End Dates

04/09/201504/11/2015

Location

Brooklyn, New York

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Last update on June 20, 2015

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Named one of the top music venues in 2015 by New York City Jazz Record, JACK is an OBIE-winning performance venue in Clinton Hill, Brooklyn founded in 2012.  Our mission is to serve as a cultural hub in the area, presenting cutting-edge music, theater and dance performances, expanding access to the arts, bridging audiences and…

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2 responses to “Kojo Roney residency at JACK”

  1. Go Kojo, Go! Mama Zenzalai loves your contribution to the jazz community! So proud of you. Peace, Love and Light! LZH

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