Marshall Allen, photo by Claudio Casanova

Tuesday, Sept. 12th, 2017, 7 p.m: Blank Forms honors Marshall Allen & the Sun Ra Arkestra, also first annual Blank Forms benefit, at the Ukrainian National Home, 140 2nd Ave. betw. St. Marks Place & East 9th St., 2nd floor, Manhattan (NYC) 10003, 529-6287, 614-3283,, Blank Forms web page  First will be a brief presentation by Mike Huckaby, then a brief performance by Yo La Tengo, and then Marshall Allen and the Sun Ra Arkestra will play a full set.  Hors d'oeuvres by Rucola.  Artistic and Curatorial Committee: Nadia Berenstein, BOMB Magazine, Steve Dalachinsky, Henry and Margaret Davis Grimes, David Grubbs, Branden W. Joseph, Robbie Lee, Josiah McElheny, Joe McPhee, Tony Oursler, Yuko Otomo, William Parker, Jeff Preiss, Rucola, Henry Rich, Matana Roberts, Marina Rosenfeld, and Felicity Scott. Hors d’oeuvres by Rucola. Patrick Grenier, Development Director, 718-330-0313, ext. 5, or,, [NOTE:  Henry Grimes may or may not be playing but in either case will be present and enjoying everything.]    

Matana Roberts, photo by Evan Hunter McKnight

Thursday, Sept. 14th, 2O17, 8 p.m: Matana Roberts' "Breathe" w/ Jaimie Branch, Peter Evans, Henry Grimes, Gabriel Guerrero, and Mike Pride, Roulette, 5O9 Atlantic Ave. / 28 Third Ave. in downtown Brooklyn [11217], 718-875-119O, 917-267-O363, a 5-minute walk from the Barclay Center transit hub and 2, 3, 4, 5, B, C, D, G, M, N, Q, R trains,, tickets ($15 & 2O in advance, $2O and $25 at the door).


A  MUCH  ANTICIPATED  ON-GOING UNION & REUNION (55 concerts in 16 countries so far, and counting) -- start lining up now!


Saturday, Nov. 11th, 2017: Marc Ribot w/ Henry Grimes & Chad Taylor (Marc Ribot Trio) at the Stone, northwest corner of Ave. A & 2nd St. [10009],, Chalk drawing by Guillaume Blestel



Saturday, March 18th, 2O17, 7 p.m: Nathaniel Mackey & Henry Grimes, McNally Jackson Books, 52 Prince St. betw. Lafayette & Mulberry two blocks below Houston St. [1OO12], 212-274-116O,,  "The New York Times" said:  The National Book Award winner Nathaniel Mackey doesn’t just draw much of his inspiration from improvised music; his writing has jazz’s sense of ardent pursuit. “Late Arcade,” his most recent novel, charts the road life of an experimental sextet. To celebrate its release, Mr. Mackey appears here in a joint performance and reading alongside the esteemed avant-garde bassist Henry Grimes.

  Saturday, March 25th, 2017: Henry Grimes Quartet, w/ Nicole Mitchell, Tomeka Reid, & Warren Smith, Big Ears Festival, Bijou Theatre, 8O3 S. Gay St., Knoxville, Tennessee, 9 p.m.,  
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AVAILABLE NOW!, "Music to Silence to Music," a new biography of Henry Grimes, written by Dr. Barbara Frenz with foreword by Sonny Rollins, from  Northway Publications in London, <book link>, and in the U.S. from <book link U.S.>.

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... and much more to follow!


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.

Please see Henry Grimes discography to discover 90+ others already released.

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For bookings, high-resolution photos, interviews, further information, or to purchase a recording or book by the NEW Henry Grimes, please contact Margaret Davis Grimes: Email, voicemail 212-841-O899.