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Vision Festival 18
brooklyn, NY
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Vision Festival 18
AFA is excited to announce that Milford Graves will receive this year's Lifetime Achievement Award. This legendary drummer, scientist, herbalist, martial artist and acupuncturist is truly a renaissance man whose work has for too long gone either under the radar or like so many great artists, has been misunderstood. His groundbreaking work and scientific approach to understanding the effect of rhythm on the heart is matched with a belief in the power of art to move and inspire.  As a drummer, his roots are in latin/Cuban rhythms, which will be reflected in the first group on June 12 where he has invited David Virelles to join him with a group of 3 other Cuban musicians.  The Rest of the Night will be All Stars including Kidd Jordan, DD Jackson, Charles Gayle Roswell Rudd Amiri Baraka and William Parker!

For the first time, Arts for Art will honor a great visual artist for a lifetime of achievement at the 18th Vision Festival in June 13, 2013.  Robert Janz was born in 1932 in Ireland but received his art training in the US. He was part of the 'Zen Generation' led by Pacific Coast Beat artists.  His work, in his own words, is  'totemic ...haikus'.  Robert Janz has lived all his art always slightly under the radar, creating powerfully resonant, nomadic, overlooked, poetic, ephemeral, challenging art.  And his art and philosophy has influenced generations of artists all over the world as his nomadic life led him.  It is Arts for Art's honor to shine a light on his work and creative philosophy.

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 12  Milford Graves: A Lifetime of Achievement

7:30 Afro/Cuban Roots Milford Graves  drums
David Virelles  acoustic piano
Román Díaz  percussions (congas, batá drums, añá), vocals
Dezron Douglas  acoustic bass
Román Filiú  alto saxophone

8:30 Milford Graves Transition TRIO
Milford Graves  drums
D.D. Jackson  piano
Kidd Jordan  tenor saxophone

9:30 Milford Graves NY HeArt Ensemble
Milford Graves  drums
Charles Gayle  tenor saxophone
William Parker  bass
Roswell Rudd  trombone
Amiri Baraka  poetry


7:00 Maria Mitchell / Terry Jenoure
Maria Mitchell  dance
Terry Jenoure  violin

7:45 Roy Campbell's Akhenaten Ensemble
Roy Campbell  trumpet
Bryan Carrott  vibes
Jason Kao Hwang  violin
Hilliard Greene  bass
Michael Wimberly  drums

9:00 Rob Brown U_L Project
Joe McPhee  trumpet, sax
Rob Brown  alto saxophone
Miya Masaoka  koto
Mark Helias  bass
Qasim Naqvi  drums

10:00 Roscoe Mitchell Trio
Roscoe Mitchell  reeds
Henry Grimes  bass
Tani Tabbal  drums

FRIDAY, JUNE 14  A French American Connection

Steve Dalachinsky  poetry
Didier Petit  cello

7:30 Bern Nix Quartet
Bern Nix  guitar
Francois Grillot  bass
Matt Lavelle  trumpet
Reggie Sylvester  drums

8:30 East-West Collective
Didier Petit  cello
Sylvain Kassap  clarinets
Xu Fengxia  guhzeng
Larry Ochs  tenor sax
Miya Masaoka  koto

9:30 The French-American Peace Ensemble
Francois Tusques  piano
Louis Sclavis  clarinets
Kidd Jordan  tenor sax
William Parker  bass
Hamid Drake  drums

The East-West Collective and The French-American Peace Ensemble have been made possible through the French-American Jazz Exchange, a joint program of  FACE ("French American Cultural Exchange") and Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation, with generous funding from the Cultural Services of the French Embassy, Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, Société des Auteurs et Compositeurs de Musique ("SACEM"), Florence Gould Foundation, and Institut Français.


2 pm Visionary Youth Band coT.I.M.E. initiative bklyn / Jeff Lederer, Jessica Jones
2:30 York College Creative Ensemble - CUNY Queens / Tom Zlabinger - Director
3 pm Achievement First Middle School Band  Brooklyn / Gene Baker director
3:30 All schools (80 young musicians) under direction of William Parker
with guest artist Hamid Drake

5 pm Panel on the French-American exchange of musical ideas & social, political ideals past and present
moderated by Michel Dorbon (RogueArt record label)

7:30 Tomas Fujiwara & The Hook Up
Brian Settles  sax
Jonathan Finlayson - trumpet
Mary Halvorson  guitar
Michael Formanek  bass
Tomas Fujiwara - drums

8:45 Davis/Revis/Cyrille Trio
Kris Davis  piano
Eric Revis  bass
Andrew Cyrille  drums

9:45 Simmons / Burrell Duo
Sonny Simmons  alto saxophone
Dave Burrell  piano

10:45 Reggie Workman WORKz
Reggie Workman  bass
Marilyn Crispell  piano
Odean Pope  tenor saxophone
Tapan Modak  tablas
Pheeroan akLaff - drums


2:00 Panel  building real access to Creative Jazz

5:30 Film Butch Morris "Black February" by Vipal Monga

6:00 Inner City: Migration
Miriam Parker  dance, choreographer
Jason Jordan  dance
Hamid Drake  drums
Jo Wood Brown  art
Robert Janz  guest visual artist

6:30 Oluyemi Thomas Group
Oluyemi Thomas  sax
Ijeoma Thomas  voice/words
Henry Grimes  bass
Michael Wimberly  drums

7:30 Hamiet Bluiett
Lineup TBA

8:30 Mario Pavone ARC Trio
Mario Pavone  bass
Craig Taborn  piano
Gerald Cleaver  drums

9:30 Marshall Allen & McBrides BASS ROOTS
Christian McBride  bass
Lee Smith  bass
Howard Cooper  bass
Marshall Allen  alto saxophone


Roulette (View)
509 Atlantic Avenue
brooklyn, NY 11217
United States


Music > Experimental
Music > Festivals
Music > Jazz

Kid Friendly: Yes!
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


Owner: Arts for Art
On BPT Since: Jan 29, 2007
Arts for Art


Question: I am 64 and my wife is 62- is that senior age
Answer: We need money from the door to help sustain the organization. We thus set the senior age at 65, or 60 if you are retired / not working

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