Vision Festival: Frode Gjerstad / Cleaver, Lopez, Potter, Virelles / By Any Means / AND MORE

27 May 2018 – 6 Apr 2018

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Frode Gjerstad, Cleaver / Lopez / Potter / Virelles, Arthur Jafa, By Any Means, and Craig Harris featured tonight at the Vision Festival.


6:30pm — Frode Gjerstad Trio
7:30pm — Cleaver / Lopez / Potter / Virelles
8:30pm — Arthur Jafa
9:30pm — By Any Means
10:30pm — Craig Harris Brown Butterfly

Frode Gjerstad Trio
Frode Gjerstad — Alto sax, Clarinet
Paal Nilssen-Love — Drums
Jon Rune Strøm — Bass
w/ Steve Swell — Trombone

Cleaver / Lopez / Potter / Virelles
Gerald Cleaver — Drums
Brandon Lopez — Bass
Chris Potter — Tenor Sax
David Virelles — Piano

Arthur Jafa — Film

By Any Means
Charles Gayle — Sax
William Parker — Bass
Muhammad Ali — Drums

Craig Harris Brown Butterfly
Craig Harris — Trombone, Composer
Eddie Allen — Trumpet
Jay Rodriquez — Reeds
Adam Klipple — Keyboards
Calvin Jones — Bass
Tony Lewis — Drums
Kahlil Kwame Bell — Percussion

The Vision Festival is a celebration of boundless improvised art. Now in its 23rd year, this festival of music, dance, poetry, and visual art is heralded as “one of New York’s most essential art events” (New York Times).  Legendary and emerging stars representing the free jazz, experimental, and avant-garde communities will perform 30 sets over six nights.

Norwegian saxophonist Frode Gjerstad leads his trio with guest trombonist Steve Swell; contemporary jazz icon Chris Potter ventures into freer territory with the collective of Gerald Cleaver, Brandon Lopez, and David Virelles; Film by Arthur Jafa ; By Any Means with Charles Gayle and Muhammad Ali; Craig Harris presents his Brown Butterfly Project, inspired by the life of Muhammad Ali.

Founded in 1996, festival presenter Arts For Art (AFA) is a New York City based tax exempt organization dedicated to the promotion and advancement of free jazz — an American indigenous art form in which improvisation is principle.

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