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




Tuesday, Aug. 4th, 2015, 7:30 p.m: Henry Grimes & Brandon Ross playing duo, and then playing an improvised score to the 1928 silent Greta Garbo film called “A Woman of Affairs,” screening on the rooftop of Bohemian National Hall / Czech Center, 321 East 73rd St., 646-422-3399, NYC (Manhattan), [venue link],  [series link], [ticket link], [event link].

(Photos, left to right:  Henry Grimes, by ‘bus buzneanu; Greta Garbo, by Clarence Sinclair Bull; Brandon Ross, by Emiliano Nero)


RobertsMatanaByGannushkinMatana Roberts, photo by Peter Gannushkin

Sunday, Aug. 9th betw. 3 and 4 p.m: Henry Grimes playing violin, joining Matana Roberts during her “I Call America” residency at the new Whitney Museum, 99 Gansevoort St. at West St. three blocks below 14th St., NYC [10014], 3rd floor, Hess Family Theater, 212-570-3600, [Email link],  [event link],  [event link]. Take the A, C, E, or L train to 14th St., or take the M7 or 11 bus to 14th St., walk west to Washington St. near the Hudson River, turn left on Washington, and turn right onto Gansevoort St.

… and much more to follow, including the Magic Science Quartet tour in Switzerland, the U.K., and Portugal in Sept. and Oct., 2015 (Henry Grimes, Marshall Allen, Avreeayl Ra, and a Swiss pianist who calls herself Ka!); publication of a new biography of Henry Grimes in London; and Henry‘s 80th birthday party, put on by the Vision Festival people, on Nov. 3rd in NYC!


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


Feb. 14th, 2015 (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;

July 7th: Henry Grimes & Amina Claudine Myers, Vision Festival 20, opening night, Judson Hall, NYC;

July 12th: Sam Newsome & Henry Grimes, ABC No Rio, 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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