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Vision Festival 16 Billy Bang Memorial and Then Some

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Billy Bang Vision Festival 16 concludes as it began with a tribute to one of its own now gone. In this case it would be Billy Bang. Along the way are many other memorable moments waiting in the wings.

Abrons Arts Center In the Main Stage

6:00PM to 7:00PM

Reut Regev R*Time Special Edition

Reut Regev (trombone), Burton Greene
Burton Greene
Burton Greene
b.1937
piano
(piano), Al Macdowell (bass) and Igal Foni (drums).

7:00PM to 8:00PM

Connie Crothers Quartet

Connie Crothers
Connie Crothers
Connie Crothers
b.1941
piano
(piano), Richard Tabnik (alto sax), Ken Filiano
Ken Filiano
Ken Filiano
b.1952
bass, acoustic
(bass), Roger Mancuso (drums).

8:30PM to 9:30PM

Mystery Collective Spiritual Renaissance

Cooper-Moore
Cooper-Moore
Cooper-Moore

percussion
(piano), Rob Brown
Rob Brown
Rob Brown
b.1962
saxophone
(sax), Jason Kao Hwang
Jason Kao Hwang
Jason Kao Hwang
b.1957
violin
(violin), William Parker
William Parker
William Parker
b.1952
bass, acoustic
(bass)' Gerald Cleaver (drums) and Patricia Nicholson (dance).

10:00PM to 11:00PM

Sonny Simmons & Francois Tusques

Francois Tusques
Francois Tusques
Francois Tusques
b.1938
piano
(piano) and Sonny Simmons
Sonny Simmons
Sonny Simmons
b.1933
sax, alto
(sax).

11:00PM to 11:59PM

Billy Bang Honored

Billy Bang

Billy Bang
Billy Bang
1947 - 2011
violin
was honored in 2010 VF with a special award for his leadership, vision, and musical genius. This year we have suffered the loss of this irreplaceable violin legend Billy Bang his spirit, his music, his presence. Now he has joined with other angels of music. He was scheduled to perform on the last night of the festival. The Festival Finale will feature a 25 Piece String Ensemble plus special guests under the direction of William Parker. They will perform Bang's Mystery of the Mekong.

Billy Bang Tribute Festival Finale 25 Piece String Ensemble with Special Guests Performs Billy Bang's Mystery of Mekong under the direction of William Parker

Abrons Art Center Downstairs In the Downstairs Theater

7:45PM to 8:30PM

Geraldine Eguiluz's Albedo Solo

Geraldine Eguiluz (voice, percussions, guitar)

9:15PM to 9:45PM

Remi Alvarez Quartet

Remi Alvarez (tenor sax, flute, ocarina), Dom Minasi
Dom Minasi
Dom Minasi
b.1943
guitar
(guitar), Ken Filiano (bass), Michael TA Thompson (drums).


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