Sun., Jan. 22nd, 2017:  Vision Festival Evolving series, grand finale, (closing night): Justice is Compassion / Not a Police State / Refuse to Accept a Fascist America, at The Clemente, 107 Suffolk St. near Delancey St., Manhattan (NYC) [10002] artsforart (click on that link).  Take the F train to Delancey St., or J, M, or Z to Essex St., or M15 bus on 2nd / 1st Ave. / Allen St., or M9 bus on Ave. C / Essex St., or M21 bus across Houston St. Sunday, Jan. 22nd (closing night) 7 p.m: kjær (beloved), w/ Joe McPhee, James Keepnews, Rosi Hertlein, Dominic Duval, Jr., and Jay Rosen 8 p.m: Mixashawn (Lee Rozie], "A 20th Century Nonlinear Overture," duo with Pheeroan akLaff 9 p.m: Artist Improvisation, "Heal and Resist," grand finale of the series, featuring Henry Grimes, w/ Pheeroan akLaff, Melanie Dyer, Rosi Hertlein, Joe McPhee, Patricia Nicholson, Jay Rosen, Mara Rosenbloom, Lee Mixashawn Rozie, et al...

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


June 7th-12th, 2016: Arts for Art's Vision Festival, Judson Memorial Church, NYC, Henry Grimes receiving the Lifetime Achievement Award on opening night, June 7th.  Henry led three groups of his own choosing:  a quartet w/ Geri Allen, Graham Haynes, himself, and Andrew Cyrille; a group of singers singing his poems, w/ Karma Mayet Johnson, Mixashawn (Lee Rozie), and Dwight Trible, music and arrangements by Lisa Sokolov, Henry Grimes playing bass and violin; and a sextet w/ Melanie Dyer, Henry Grimes, Nicole Mitchell, Tomeka Reid, Marc Ribot, Mixashawn (Lee Rozie), and Chad Taylor.  (NOTE: Henry also played at Judson Memorial Church on 9/23/65 w/ Albert & Donald Ayler, Charles Tyler, Call Cobbs, Gary Peacock, & Sunny Murray, "Spirits Rejoice" session; and of course at last year's Vision Festival.) Matana Roberts:  I Call America art exhibit June 26th – July 10th Various performances and other events, including July 7th, 2016: Henry Grimes (bass, violin), Darius Jones (saxophone), at Fridman Gallery, NYC.

Oct. 9th: WKCR’s 75th-anniversary benefit concert, w/ Henry Grimes and the George Coleman Quartet, Miller Theatre, NYC.

Oct. 15th: Marc Ribot trio w/ Henry Grimes & Chad Taylor, BRIC JazzFest Marathon at BRIC Ballroom, Brooklyn, NY.

Oct. 19th:  Cave Canem's 20th anniversary and "Black Power 50" present Max Roach & Abbey Lincoln's “Freedom Now!” in an updated / extended version curated by Karma Mayet Johnson, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Village of Harlem, musicians / poets dancers including Lewis Barnes, Lisala Beatty, Zubaida Bello, Toi Derricotte, Melanie Dyer, Cornelius Eady, Chris Eddleton, Henry Grimes, Alex Harding, Val Jeanty, Karma Mayet Johnson, Juliette Jones, Andre Lassalle, Jadele McPherson, Jared Michael Nickerson, Marvin Sewell, Mahlaney Wilson.

Nov. 13th:  Connie Crothers memorial celebration, Roulette, Brooklyn, free admission, musicians, speakers, painters, videographers, etc. including Michael Bisio, Karen Borca, Cameron Brown, Rob Brown, Jay Clayton, On K'a Davis, Melanie Dyer, Virg Dzurinko, Ken Filiano, Henry Grimes, Paula Hackett, Ratzo Harris, Kazzrie Jaxen, Jessica Jones, Sheila Jordan, Frank Kimbrough, Charley Krachy, Jackson Krall, Andrew Lamb, Adam Lane, Carol Liebowitz, Nick Lyons, Bill Mazza, Roger Mancuso, Deborah Masters, Jemeel Moondoc, Rudi Mwongozi, Kevin Norton, Kirk Nurock, Patricia Nicholson Parker, Larry Roland, Alexis Parsons, Yuko Otomo, Mara Rosenbloom, Felice Rosser, Angelica Sanchez, Jeff Schlanger, Warren Smith, Steve Swell, Richard Tabnik, Michael Thompson, Rachel Tristano, Michael Wimberly, and many more.

Nov. 25th:  Henry Grimes with Andrew Lamb & Warren Smith, Rendall Memorial Church, Village of Harlem, New York.

Dec. 1st:  Marc Ribot, solo improvisation; Marc Ribot w/ Henry Grimes & Chad Taylor, the Stone, NYC.

Dec. 31st / Jan. 1st:  "Truth is Marching In" / "Bells at Midnight," Marc Ribot w/ Billy Martin + the Marc Ribot Trio w/ Henry Grimes & Chad Taylor, Issue Project Room, Brooklyn...

... and much more to follow!

Photo by Nick Ruechel


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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