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



GrimesGayleParkerVictoriaville2OO5ByMartinMorissette(L-R:  Henry Grimes, Charles Gayle, William Parker,
photo by Martin Morissette)

Friday, May 1st, 2015: “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, 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.



Sunday, May 31st, 2015, 2-4 p.m: Cooper-Moore (piano and flute) & Henry Grimes (upright bass, violin, poetry), at Manna House, 338 E. 106th St. (betw. 1st & 2nd Ave’s), East Harlem, NYC 10029, $20 includes delicious home-cooked soul-food meal at a nearby location following the music, reservations required via Email to [Email link] or by text to 646-770-1712, full info at [Facebook link]. About Manna House: proprietor Gloria Denard, 212-722-8223, [Manna House link], [Manna House Email], link for [directions] (click on map to enlarge) …


… 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.


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


Nov. 3rd, 2014 (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;

April 8th: Henry Grimes, special guest with one of his top students, guitarist Alex Levine, and Newman Taylor Baker (playing washboard!), at Rue B, NYC;

pril 24th: Henry Grimes master class, New School performance space, Arnhold Hall, NYC;

April 25th:  Garrison Fewell w/ Jim Hobbs,  Luther Gray, and special guest Henry Grimes, “Our Earth / Our World” series at Clemente Soto Velez Cultural Center, NYC;

April 27th: Wilmer Wise memorial, Brooklyn Conservatory of Music, Brooklyn, NY, Henry Grimes playing solo bass and speaking briefly, other musicians participating included Cecil Bridgewater, Ron Lipscomb, Wayne du Mayne, Earl McIntyre, Danny Mixon, Jimmy Owens, David Williams…


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;

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


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