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










Wednesday, April 8th, 2015
, 9 p.m.-midnight: Henry Grimes, special guest with one of his top students, guitarist Alex Levine, and Newman Taylor Baker (playing washboard!), at Rue B, 188 Ave. B betw. 11th & 12th St’s, 212-358-1700, Manhattan (NYC). Take the 4, 5, 6, or L train to 14th St. / Union Square, or M-14A or M-8 / M-9 bus to East 12th St. at Ave. B, <facebook event link>.

(Photos:  Alex Levine, by Christian Konopka; Henry Grimes, by Bus Buzneanu; Newman Taylor Baker, by Maciej Drewniak)


Friday, April 24th, 4-6 p.m: Henry Grimes master class (free of charge and open to the public), “Eyes of the Masters” series, the New School performance space, 55 West 13th St., Arnhold Hall, 5th floor, Manhattan (NYC), school 212-229-5896, box office 212-229-5488, <Email>, <event link>,  <directions>.

(Photo of Henry Grimes by Dave Kaufman)

Saturday, April 25th
, 7-8 p.m: Garrison Fewell w/ Jim Hobbs, Henry Grimes, & Luther Gray
, “Our Earth / Our World” series at Clemente Soto Velez Cultural Center, 107 Suffolk St. betw. Rivington & Delancey St’s in Manhattan (NYC 10002), 212-254-5420, 212-260-4080, ext. 12, <event 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 across Houston St.

(L-R Garrison Fewell, Luther Gray, Jim Hobbs, photo by Chuck Dennis)


Friday, May 1st: “Our Earth / Our World” series, Larry Roland and James Brandon Lewis at 7 p.m., William Parker Nederland Bass Trio w/ “surprise guests” at 8 p.m., and William Parker w/ Charles Gayle & Henry Grimes at 9 p.m., at Clemente Soto Velez Cultural Center, details as shown for the April 25th concert directly above…

(L-R:  Henry Grimes, Charles Gayle, William Parker,
photo by Martin Morissette)


… and many 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.


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


Sept. 4th, 2014:  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, 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;

H A P P Y    N E W    E A R S !

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;





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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