(Chalk drawing by Guillaume Blestel.)

 Dec. 29th, 2017 – Jan. 1st, 2018: The Marc Ribot Trio w/ Henry Grimes & Chad Taylor, along with another of Marc’s groups, the Young Philadelphians, w/ Mary Halvorson, Jamaaladeen Tacuma, G. Calvin Weston, and strings, 8 concerts in the Umbria Jazz Festival, Orvieto (near Rome), Italy,

NOTE:  Henry Grimes will not be playing on Dec. 15th at the Clemente with Mara Rosenbloom as previously scheduled, but he will play another concert with her on another date, to be announced.


Sept. 12th, 2017:  Blank Forms honored Marshall Allen & the Sun Ra Arkestra, also first annual Blank Forms benefit, at the Ukrainian National Home, Manhattan (NYC),  First was a brief presentation by Mike Huckaby, then a very brief performance by Yo La Tengo, and then Marshall Allen and the Sun Ra Arkestra played a full set.  Henry & Margaret Grimes were on the Artistic and Curatorial Committee and present and enjoying the evening.

Sept. 14th, 2017: Matana Roberts‘ “Breathe,” w/ Jaimie Branch, Peter Evans, Henry Grimes, Gabriel Guerrero, and Mike Pride, at Roulette, 509 Atlantic Ave. / 28 Third Ave. in downtown Brooklyn.

Nov. 11th, 2017: Marc Ribot w/ Henry Grimes & Chad Taylor (Marc Ribot Trio), the Stone, northwest corner of Ave. C & 2nd St., Manhattan (NYC), John Zorn‘s club the Stone.

Sunday, Nov. 12th:  Henry Grimes‘s 82nd birthday party, an informal gathering at Ed’s Elbow Room, 308 East 78th St. betw. First & Second Ave’s, Manhattan (NYC), close friends welcomed to come by and have snacks and drinks at the cash bar, and popcorn and a slice of birthday cake, and to spend time with Henry.

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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.>.  Henry and / or publishers and record companies may also have copies for sale at his concerts, as well as CDs and DVDs.


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… and much more to follow!


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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