Grimes Times ! Henry Grimes Times !
HISTORY IS * STILL * IN THE MAKING !
S O M E U P C O M I N G E V E N T S,
A P R I L AND M A Y, 2 O 1 3
* Tuesday through Saturday, April 2nd-6th: Henry Grimes residency at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, including master classes, various other events on campus, and duo concert with Avreeayl Ra Thursday, April 4th at 7:30 p.m. at the Krannert Art Museum, 500 East Peabody Drive betw. South 4th & South 6th St’s, Champaign, Illinois [6182O], (217) 333-1861, Krannert Art Museum, Email, Krannert events, Krannert performances, directions tinyurl . NOTE: All events are free and open to the public.
* Tuesday, April 9th, 9 p.m: Henry Grimes solo (acoustic bass, violin, poetry), Elastic Arts, 2830 North Milwaukee Ave. (one block north of West Diversey & North Kimball Ave’s), Chicago, Illinois , 773-772-3616, elasticarts, elasticrevolution, Email, directions elasticrevolutioncontact-us, Blue Line subway to Logan Square, transitchicago, tickets in advance from artful .
* Thursday, April 11th, 5:30-7:30 p.m: Henry Grimes workshop w/ Mark Kirschenmann’s Creative Arts Orchestra, University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, School of Music, north campus, Moore Bldg., 1100 Baits Drive, rehearsal hall, 734-764-0583, 734-764-6212, musicdept., jazzimprovdept., Email, directions. NOTE: Participation is for Creative Arts Orchestra members, but auditing by the general public is permitted, subject to space limitations.
* Friday, April 12th, 7:30-10:30 p.m: Henry Grimes w/ Lee Robinson & Ronnie Burrage, Irma Freeman Center, 5006 Penn Ave, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania , 412-924-0634, freemancenter, facebook, [Email], [Email], advance tickets eventbrite, transit 88 bus / Bakery Square.
* Prof. Amiri Baraka and Henry Grimes, duo performance on Sunday, April 21st, 10-11 p.m. (22:00-23:00), ARIKAevent, part of a three-day ARIKA symposium April 19th-21st, the weekend featuring performances by and discussions with musicians, poets and important critical figures working within the Black Radical Aesthetic, also including Ray Brassier, Daniel Carter, Mattin, Fred Moten, Teresa Maria Diaz Nerio, No-Total, Or Staying Within the Tale, William Parker, M. NourbeSe Philip, Howard Slater, Wadada Leo Smith, and John Tilbury, all at Tramway, 25 Albert Drive, Glasgow G41 2PE, Scotland, U.K., box office +44 (0)131 556 0878, +44 (0)845 330 3501, BookTickets, VenueLink, VenueEmail, ARIKA, [Email].
* Wednesday, April 24th, 8 p.m. (20:00): Henry Grimes w/ Rasul Siddik & Mark Sanders, Rue Francaise by Miss China Gallery on the Right Bank, 3 rue Francaise, 75001 Paris, France, +33 (0) 1 40 28 05 49, ruefrancaise, [Email] (métro Etienne Marcel).
* Thursday, April 25th, 8 p.m. (20:00): Henry Grimes w/ Bobby Few, Rasul Siddik, & Mark Sanders, Espace z’Avant-Garde on the Left Bank, 137 rue de Sèvres, Paris 6è (métro Duroc), +33 (0) 1 40 31 34 86, [Email], z’avantgarde.
* Friday, April 26th, 8 p.m: Henry Grimes w/ Bobby Few, Rasul Siddik, Elaine Mitchener, & Mark Sanders, Cafe Oto, 18-22 Ashwin St., London E8 3DL, England (U.K.), +44 (0) 20 7923 1231, cafeoto, eventpage, [Email], tickets / map / transportation wegottickets. Tube to Dalston Kingsland.
* Saturday, April 27th through Sunday, May 19th: Henry Grimes residency at Uncool, Casa Bondietti, Via dal Poz 69, CH-7742 Poschiavo, Switzerland, +41 (81) 844 0050, uncool, uncool2013/residence, uncoollospazio, sharepeace, to include:
* a public concert on Thursday, May 9th at 8:30 p.m. (20:30) at Vineria Tirano, Via XX Settembre, 23037 Tirano (SO), Italy, +39 (0342) 702116, +39 (320) 6657912, +39 (0342) 79 5538, vineriatirano, [Email]; and
* a public concert on Saturday, May 11th at 8:30 p.m. (20:30) in Lo Spazio at Uncool, Casa Bondietti, Via dal Poz 69, CH-7742 Poschiavo, Switzerland, +41 (81) 844 0050, links as shown above…
* a workshop for schoolchildren, Wednesday, May 16th from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. (17:30-19:30) in Lo Spazio at Uncool, Casa Bondietti, Via dal Poz 69, CH-7742 Poschiavo, Switzerland, +41 (81) 844 0050, links as shown above…
* … and free time for peaceful artistic stretching – Thank you, Cornelia!! …
… and much more to follow!
S O M E R E C E N T E V E N T S (2 O 1 3) :
Jan. 17th, 2O13: Mixashawn (Lee Rozie) w/ Henry Grimes and Billy Arnold, + Roy Campbell, Jr. and Zane Massey joining in for part of the 2nd and 3rd sets, the Red Rooster / Ginny’s Supper Club, Village of Harlem, NYC;
Jan. 2Oth: Fundraiser to help the great Warren Smith replace his priceless collection of percussion instruments destroyed by Hurricane Sandy, Henry Grimes playing music w/ Warren Smith, Newman Taylor Baker, Roy Campbell, Jr., and Andrew Lamb; many others also playing, at Brecht Forum, Westbeth, NYC;
Feb. 21st: Harriet Tubman Special Middle Passage Squad, featuring J T Lewis w/ Henry Grimes & D.J. Logic, first set; and Harriet Tubman Special Middle Passage Squad Meets My Science Project (Global Warming Slight Return), w/ JT Lewis, Henry Grimes, DJ Logic, Beans, Leon Gruenbaum, and Vernon Reid, 2nd set, at the Stone, NYC (NOTE: This entire evening is dedicated to Jef Lee Johnson, who left this life late last month, and quiet as it was kept, was one of the greatest musicians on the planet);
March 14th: Andrew Cyrille w/ Henry Grimes, Adriel Williams, and Mickey Davidson (dance), New School Jazz, NYC….
A F E W H I G H L I G H T S O F 2 O 1 2:
* Marilyn Crispell and Henry Grimes, University of St. Thomas, Houston, Texas;
* Henry Grimes’s Sublime Communication Trio featuring Andrew Lamb and Newman Taylor Baker, concerts in Tel-Aviv, Jerusalem, and NYC;
* Henry Grimes master classes, solo concerts, and concerts w/ Canadian musicians in Montreal, Victoriaville, and Quebec City, Canada;
* Henry Grimes and Wadada Leo Smith, Vision Festival, NYC;
* Marc Ribot Trio w/ Henry Grimes and Chad Taylor, 6-night stand at the Village Vanguard, NYC;
* Henry Grimes and Geri Allen, the Stone, NYC;
* Henry Grimes w/ Roberto Pettinato, Dave Burrell, and Tyshawn Sorey, concert and in-studio recording session, NYC;
* Henry Grimes w/ Dave Burrell and Tyshawn Sorey, concert at the Stone, NYC;
* Jemeel Moondoc w/ Matt Lavelle, Henry Grimes, and Newman Taylor Baker, the Stone, NYC;
* Henry Grimes w/ Geri Allen and Jeff “Tain” Watts, Jazz for Obama 2O12 benefit concert, Symphony Space, NYC (also playing, Kenny Barron, DeeDee Bridgewater, Ron Carter, Ravi Coltrane, Aaron Goldberg, Jim Hall, Roy Haynes, Jimmy Heath, Joe Lovano, Christian McBride, Brad Mehldau, Arturo O’Farrill, Ralph Peterson, McCoy Tyner, et al.);
* Henry Grimes Trio w/ Marc Medwin and Tyshawn Sorey, Somethin’ Jazz Club, NYC;
* Vision Festival benefit for a new concert space, Henry Grimes playing solo, + in quartet w/ Roy Campbell, Jr., Christian McBride, and John Zorn, + in trio w/ Marshall Allen and Milford Graves, Angel Orensanz Center, NYC;
* Celebration of drummer Pete LaRoca Sims’ life and music, Henry Grimes w/ Charles Davis and Billy Hart (many others also playing, including Carl Allen, Joanne Brackeen, George Cables, Slide Hampton, Louis Hayes, Dave Liebman, et al.), at Saint Peter’s Lutheran Church, NYC;
* (New Year’s Eve) Marc Ribot’s Spiritual Unity, w/ Henry Grimes, Roy Campbell, Jr., and Chad Taylor playing Albert Ayler’s “Bells” at midnight, at the Stone, NYC…
F O U R M O R E G R E A T N E W P E N D I N G R E L E A S E S !
Scott Robinson / Marshall Allen / Pat O’Leary / Kevin Norton, and special guest Henry Grimes, recorded in concert 11/26/1O at the Stone, NYC, to be released on ScienSonic;
Roscoe Mitchell with Dave Burrell / Henry Grimes / Tani Tabbal, recorded in concert 2/17/11 at Roulette, NYC, label to be announced;
Henry Grimes and Wadada Leo Smith, recorded in concert in NYC at Zurcher Studio in 2O11 and at the Vision Festival in NYC in 2O12, label to be announced;
Henry Grimes w/ Roberto Pettinato / Dave Burrell / Tyshawn Sorey, recorded in studio in NYC in 2O12, to be released on Sony Argentina, title of the recording not yet decided…
Please see Henry Grimes discography to discover 87 others already released.
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