“G R I M E S   T I M E S,”   J U L Y  &  A U G U S T,   2 O 1 4


(L-R) Pheeroan akLaff, Nicole Mitchell, Geri Allen, Henry Grimes at the Stone, NYC, 7/3/14, photo by Ronald Lyles


Thursday, July 3rd,
one set at 10 p.m:  Nicole Mitchell w/ Geri Allen, Henry Grimes, & Pheeroan akLaff, at the Stone, northwest corner of Ave. C & 2nd St., Manhattan (NYC), no phone, thestone.  From Manhattan, take the F train to 2nd Ave., go outside via the 1st Ave. exit, and walk east to Ave. C; or take the M-9 or M-21 bus to the corner of Houston St. and Ave. C.  Further directions via public transportation:   tripplanner.mta, or see below. 

Thursday, July 31st, one set at 8 p.m:  Tyshawn Sorey w/ Dave Burrell & Henry Grimes, at the Stone, northwest corner of Ave. C & 2nd St., NYC, thestonefacebook, directions as above.


                  Wadada Leo Smith & Henry Grimes, photo by Dave Kaufman, 2012

Henry Grimes & HPrizm / High Priest, photo by Earl Blaize


Saturday and Sunday, August 9th and 10thHPrizm (also called High Priest and Ornate Coldtrain) w/ Wadada Leo Smith, Henry Grimes, David Virelles, & Emmanuel Pidre, Jazz Factory Festival, WAVES project, SESC Pompeia, Rua Clélia, 93, Pompéia, São Paulo CEP 05042-000, Brazil, +55 (11) 2607-8000, sescsp, sescsp.org.br/programacao,
sescsp.org.br/programacao/39950, <Email> — NOTE:  This festival runs August 6th-31st and also includes Anthony Braxton‘s Diamond Curtain Wall Quartet, Fred Wesley and Generations, Randy Weston‘s African Rhythm Septet, and many more.  


Wednesday, August 20th, one set at 8 p.m:  Connie Crothers, Henry Grimes, Jemeel Moondoc, at the Stone, northwest corner of Ave. C & 2nd St.,  NYC, thestone,  directions as above …


…  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) :


Jan. 17th & 18th, 2014:  Henry Grimes, solo violin at Amiri Baraka’s wake on the 17th at Metropolitan Baptist Church, Newark, NJ, and violin with Craig Harris’s band at Amiri Baraka’s funeral on the 18th at Symphony Hall, Newark, NJ.   LONG LIVE AMIRI BARAKA!;

Jan. 19th:  HPrizm’s “Waves” project w/ HPrizm / High Priest, Steve Lehman, and “very special guest” Henry Grimes, at the Stone, NYC;

Jan. 31st:  The Marc Ribot Trio w/ Henry Grimes, Chad Taylor, & guest Mary Halvorson, at the Stone, NYC;

Feb. 1st:  The Marc Ribot Trio w/ Henry Grimes, Chad Taylor , and guest Cooper-Moore, at the Stone, NYC;

Feb. 4th:  Henry Grimes and Marvin X in an evening honoring Jayne Cortez & Amiri Baraka, hosted by Rashidah Ismaili and Walter Mosley, also w/ Sandra Esteves, Linton Kwesi Johnson, Felipe Luciano, Haki Madhubuti, Arthur Pfister, Askia Toure, Quincy Troupe, and Ted Wilson (event originally organized by Amiri Baraka), at the Global Center for Academic & Spiritual Life at New York University, Grand Hall, NYC;

Feb. 23rd:  Henry Grimes & Melanie Dyer, Tikhonova-Wintner Gallery, Village of Harlem, NYC;

Feb. 26th:  Roy Campbell memorial celebration, w/ Lewis “Flip” Barnes, Andrew Bemkey, Connie Crothers, Ted Daniel, Garrison Fewell, Charles Gayle, Henry Grimes, Graham Haynes, Andrew Lamb, Joe McPhee, William Parker, Warren Smith, Lisa Sokolov, Mazz Swift, Fay Victor, and many more, plus speakers, documentary screenings, etc., at Roulette, Brooklyn, NY;

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, NYC:  Henry Grimes on a panel discussing the legacy of Amiri Baraka in creating our future; and in concert w/ Connie Crothers and Melvin Gibbs …


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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