“G R I M E S   T I M E S !”   JULY,  2O15



Tuesday, July 7th
, 9 p.m: Henry Grimes & Amina Claudine Myers, Vision Festival 20, opening night of performances, Judson Memorial Church, 55 Washington Square South (betw. Thompson & Sullivan St’s at the bottom of the park), Manhattan (NYC), [artsforart],  [facebook],  [email], 212-254-5420, 212-477-0351, [JudsonHall],  [directions], daily admission $40, $25 for students and elders, festival pass $200, VIP pass $300, tickets [tickets].  Also tonight starting at 7 p.m: Joseph Jarman, Douglas Ewart & group, Nathaniel Mackey, and Roscoe Mitchell groups. This magnificent festival continues through Sunday, July 12th and also includes, at various times during the week, Newman Taylor Baker, Hamiet Bluiett, Dave Burrell, Gerald Cleaver, Jean Cook, Cooper-Moore, Marilyn Crispell, Charles Gayle, Milford Graves, Tyehimba Jess, Darius Jones, Edward “Kidd” Jordan, Joelle Leandre, Miya Masaoka, Joe McPhee, Jemeel Moondoc, David and Mingus Murray, Todd Nicholson, William Parker, the Sun Ra Arkestra under the direction of Maestro Marshall Allen, Tomeka Reid, Charles “Bobo” Shaw, Matthew Shipp, Wadada Leo Smith, Warren Smith, Tyshawn Sorey, Craig Taborn, Urban Bush Women, and many more.

The last time I played Judson Hall…



NewsomeSamByRashidBookerSam Newsome, photo by Rashid Booker

Sunday, July 12th, 8-9 p.m: Sam Newsome & Henry Grimes, ABC No Rio, 156 Rivington St. betw. Suffolk & Clinton 2 blocks below Houston St., Manhattan (NYC), 212-254-3697, [abcnorio link],  [tinyurl], area street map  [contact], [directions],  [jazznearyou],  [facebook].  Take the F train to Delancey St. or J, M, or Z to Essex…


… and much more to follow!


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S O M E   R E C E N T    E V E N T S    (the past 6 months) :


Jan. 28th, 2015:  Henry Grimes, upright bass / violin / words, w/ HPrizm (High Priest from Antipop Consortium, beats, electronics, words) at Clemente Soto Velez Cultural Center, Manhattan (NYC), part of the week-long “Evolving Pop-Up:  Black Lives Matter” series Friday, Jan. 23rd – Friday, Jan. 30th honoring Amiri Baraka and Roy Campbell, Jr;

Feb. 14th (Valentine’s Day):  Andrew Lamb w/ Henry Grimes & Warren Smith, Sistas’ Place, Brooklyn (Bedford-Stuyvesant), NY;

Feb. 17th:  Henry Grimes’s Sublime Communication Trio, w/ Andrew Lamb & Newman Taylor Baker, Afternoon Harlem Jazz Series, Rendall Memorial Presbyterian Church, Village of Harlem, NY;

April 8th: Henry Grimes, special guest with one of his top students, guitarist Alex Levine, and Newman Taylor Baker (playing washboard!), at Rue B, NYC;

April 24th: Henry Grimes master class, New School performance space, Arnhold Hall, NYC;

April 25th:  Garrison Fewell w/ Jim Hobbs,  Luther Gray, and special guest Henry Grimes, “Our Earth / Our World” series at Clemente Soto Velez Cultural Center, NYC;

April 27th: Wilmer Wise memorial, Brooklyn Conservatory of Music, Brooklyn, NY, Henry Grimes playing solo bass and speaking briefly, other musicians participating included Cecil Bridgewater, Ron Lipscomb, Wayne du Mayne, Earl McIntyre, Danny Mixon, Jimmy Owens, David Williams;

May 1st: “Our Earth / Our World” series, William Parker w/ Charles Gayle & Henry Grimes , Clemente Soto Velez Cultural Center,  NYC;

May 31st: Cooper-Moore (piano and flute) & Henry Grimes (upright bass, violin, poetry), at Manna House,  East Harlem, NYC …



T W O    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 !



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;

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