“G R I M E S   T I M E S,”   S E P T E M B E R,   2 O 1 4


Thursday, Sept. 4th, 2014, 7 p.m
:  Concert to protest police brutality and to raise funds for Michael Brown’s family, organized by Matana Roberts, who will also play at times throughout the evening, also w/ Connie Crothers, Henry Grimes, Enuma Messam, Meshell Ndegeocello, Jompii del Phineus, Ches Smith, Fay Victor, and many more, at Union Pool, 484 Union Ave., Brooklyn, NY [11211], 718-609-0484, $10 suggested donation, all proceeds going to the Michael Brown Memorial Fund, [link to fund], [link to club], [link to "Time Out New York" interview], [Email link to club].  Take the L or G train to Lorimer / Metropolitan, use Union Ave. exit, and walk 2 blocks north to the corner of Meeker.

Saturday Sept. 27th at 7 p.m. & and Sunday, Sept. 28th at 3 p.m
:  Very Very Threadgill, a weekend festival celebrating the great Henry Threadgill, one of the most original jazz composers of his generation and one of our greatest living composers.  His art transcends stylistic boundaries; he embraces the world of music in its entirety, from rag to Sousa marches to classical to bop, free jazz, and beyond.  Musicians scheduled to play include (alphabetically):  Pheeroan akLaff, Jose Davila, Melvin Gibbs, Henry Grimes, Craig Harris, Graham Haynes, Christopher Hoffman, Marika Hughes, Darius Jones, Ku-umba Frank Lacy, Steve Lehman, J.T. Lewis, Tony Malaby, Jason Moran, Linda Oh, Greg Osby, Eric Revis, Stephanie Richards, Marcus Rojas, Antoine Roney, Brandon Ross, Marvin Sewell, Jen Shyu, Tyshawn Sorey, Curtis Stewart, Henry Threadgill, Pyeng Threadgill, Fay Victor, & Cassandra Wilson in various groupings over the two evenings, curator Jason Moran, tickets $35/ day, $60 for both.  (Henry Grimes will play on the 27th.)  All at Harlem Stage Gatehouse, 150 Convent Ave. at West 135th St., Village of Harlem, NY, 212-281-9240 (box ofc.), 212-650-6900 (Aaron Davis Hall), [Email link to box office], [link to Harlem Stage], [link to Very Very Threadgill festival page], [link for directions] (scroll down on that page)…   


…  and much more to follow!


(For help with directions and public transportation to get to NYC events, please go to mta.info or MTATripPlanner, or call 511 or 718-330-1234.)



We are deeply grateful to Robert D. Bielecki for his
generous ongoing support of  Henry Grimes concerts.

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

 March 8th:  Tribute to Cecil Taylor, featuring Dave Burrell, Andrew Cyrille, Henry Grimes, William Parker, and Bobby Zankel, at the Painted Bride Arts Center, Philadelphia, PA;

April 11th:   Henry Grimes solo, double-bass, violin, and poetry, the Music Gallery, Toronto, Canada;

April 27th:   Henry Grimes soloing on bass and violin with the Craig Harris Big Band playing behind him and Craig Harris conducting, benefit to raise funds for Ras Baraka’s Newark mayoral campaign, at Mount Morris Ascension Presbyterian Church, Village of Harlem, NYC;

May 8th:  Marshall Allen / Henry Grimes / Ka / Avreeayl Ra, AngelicA Festival, Centre for Musical Research, Teatro Laboratorio San Leonardo, Bologna, Italy;

May 10th:   Marshall Allen / Henry Grimes / Ka / Avreeayl Ra, CSOA Molino Cultural Center, Lugano, Switzerland;

May 12th:  Marc Ribot trio w/ Henry Grimes & Chad Taylor, CD / vinyl release party for “Marc Ribot Trio Live at the Village Vanguard” at Le Poisson Rouge, NYC;

May 31st:  Henry Grimes and Phillip Greenlief (duo) plus many others playing in various combinations, benefit for the Homeless Action Center in San Francisco, held at Berkeley Arts Festival Space, Berkeley, California;

June 1st:  The Marc Ribot Trio featuring Henry Grimes and Chad Taylor, SFJazz, San Francisco, California;

[NOTE:  At the benefit for the Homeless Action Center in Berkeley on May 31st, and also at SFJazz on June 1st, Henry Grimes played the bass that belonged to Matthew Sperry, a young player of great promise who died in 2003 after he and his bicycle were hit by a truck.  Matthew's widow Stacia feels that Matthew would want his bass to be played, and so it has been made available to Henry several times when we've been in the Bay area. We also feel that Matthew would be very pleased that his bass is being played to help the homeless. It's a very beautiful instrument in more ways than one. Please see [sperry link] to know more about Matthew Sperry. We thank Phillip Greenlief and Mike Sopko for helping Henry obtain and transport the bass.]

June 15th, Vision Festival, at Roulette, Brooklyn, NY:  Henry Grimes on a panel discussing the legacy of Amiri Baraka in creating our future; and in concert w/ Connie Crothers and Melvin Gibbs;

July 3rd:  Nicole Mitchell w/ Geri Allen, Henry Grimes, & Pheeroan akLaff, at the Stone, NYC;

July 31st:  Tyshawn Sorey w/ Dave Burrell & Henry Grimes, at the Stone, NYC;

August 9th and 10th:  HPrizm (also called High Priest and Ornate Coldtrain) w/ Wadada Leo Smith, Henry Grimes, David Virelles, & Emmanuel Pidre, Jazz Factory Festival, WAVES project, São Paulo, Brazil.  NOTE:  This festival ran August 6th-31st and also included Anthony Braxton‘s Diamond Curtain Wall Quartet, Fred Wesley and Generations, Randy Weston‘s African Rhythm Septet, and many more;

August 20th:  Connie Crothers, Henry Grimes, Jemeel Moondoc, at the Stone, NYC …


T H R E E    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 11/26/10 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;

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


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