“G R I M E S T I M E S !” JANUARY / FEBRUARY, 2O15
HISTORY IS * STILL * IN THE MAKING!!
Wednesday, Jan. 28th, 2015, one set at 7 p.m: Henry Grimes, solo bass / violin / words, at Clemente Soto Velez Cultural Center, 107 Suffolk St. betw. Delancey & Rivington St’s, 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., one set $11, two $16, three $22, students and elders $8, $12, & $16 respectively, artsforart, csvcenter.com, [Email], 212-254-5420, 212-260-4080, ext. 12, facebook event, facebook card, schedule and complete list of performers schedule, directions. Please join us for an epic journey of music, poetry, dance, visual art, & conversation.
Saturday, Feb. 14th (Valentine’s Day), 9 & 10:30 p.m: Andrew Lamb w/ Henry Grimes & Warren Smith, Sistas’ Place, 456 Nostrand Ave. (enter on Jefferson Ave.), Brooklyn (Bedford-Stuyvesant), NY, 718-398-1766, sistas’ place, [Email]. Take the A train to Nostrand Ave., put Fulton St. to your back, and walk straight on Nostrand about 5 blocks to Jefferson, more directions.
Tuesday, Feb. 17th, sets at noon-12:45 p.m. and 1-1:45 p.m: Henry Grimes‘s Sublime Communication Trio, w/ Andrew Lamb & Newman Taylor Baker, Afternoon Harlem Jazz Series, Rendall Memorial Presbyterian Church, 59 West 137th St. at Malcolm X. Blvd. / Lenox Ave., 61, Village of Harlem, NY, 212-283-2928, 212-662-7779, [Email], welcometoharlem, [Email], curated by Craig Harris, info from Janette Jwahir Hawkins, 646-228-0309, [Email]. 2 or 3 train to 135th St., or M7 or M102 bus…
… and much more to follow!
S O M E R E C E N T E V E N T S (the past 6 months) :
HISTORY IS * S T I L L * IN THE MAKING !!
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;
Sept. 4th: Concert to protest police brutality and to raise funds for Michael Brown’s family, organized by Matana Roberts, w/ Henry Grimes, Enuma Messam, Meshell Ndegeocello, Ches Smith, Fay Victor, and many more, at Union Pool, Brooklyn, NY, all proceeds going to the Michael Brown Memorial Fund, $810 raised!;
Sept. 27th and 28th: Very Very Threadgill, a weekend festival celebrating the great Henry Threadgill, w/ musicians including (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 (conducting and speaking), Pyeng Threadgill, Fay Victor, & Cassandra Wilson in various groupings over the two evenings, curator Jason Moran (Henry Grimes played in the new configuration of AIR), all at Harlem Stage Gatehouse, 150 Convent Ave. at West 135th St., Village of Harlem, NY;
Oct. 4th: Ches Smith w/ Henry Grimes & Matt Nelson, the Stone, NYC;
Oct. 18th: Steve Coleman, Trevor Dunn, Melvin Gibbs, Henry Grimes, Shahzad Ismaili, Marc Ribot, Amir el’ Saffar, Ches Smith, John Zorn, & many more, benefit for the Content Creators Coalition for musicians’ rights, at Roulette, Brooklyn, NY (NOTE: Henry Grimes played with Marc Ribot, Amir el’ Saffar, & Ches Smith);
Nov. 3rd (Henry’s 79th birthday concert!! and tour launch): Marc Ribot w/ Henry Grimes & Chad Taylor, Le Poisson Rouge, NYC;
Nov. 7th: Marc Ribot w/ Henry Grimes & Chad Taylor, Porgy & Bess, Vienna, Austria;
Nov. 8th: Marc Ribot w/ Henry Grimes & Chad Taylor, ‘s Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands;
Nov. 9th: Marc Ribot w/ Henry Grimes & Chad Taylor, Stadtgarten, Cologne / Koln, Germany;
Nov. 10th: Marc Ribot w/ Henry Grimes & Chad Taylor, Europa Jazz Festival, opening night, Salle Oasis Le Mans, exhibition hall, Le Mans, France;
Nov. 11th: Marc Ribot w/ Henry Grimes & Chad Taylor, Pardon, To Tu, Warszawa, Poland;
Nov. 12th: Marc Ribot w/ Henry Grimes & Chad Taylor, Bimhuis, Amsterdam, the Netherlands;
Nov. 13th: Marc Ribot w/ Henry Grimes & Chad Taylor, Cinema Nuovo Eden, Jazz in Eden Festival, Brescia, Italy;
Nov. 14th: Marc Ribot w/ Henry Grimes & Chad Taylor, Teatro Palamostre, Udine, Italy;
Nov. 15th: Marc Ribot w/ Henry Grimes & Chad Taylor, Time Zones Festival, Teatro Forma, Bari, Italy;
Dec. 12th, 2014: Henry Grimes interview and on-air concert on WNYU-FM, hosted by V.J. Inoncillo …
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;
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