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Arts For Art Opens March With Evolving Music


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Bern Nix
Evolving Music in March from Arts for Art and Vision Festival opens the lion and lamb month and unfolds over the course of four days from March first to the fourth. involving Friday & Saturday nights, a Sunday afternoon family friendly adventure to let the kids do live action drawing and a concluding Monday evening Evolution.

It’s all for the purpose of showcasing the best un-compromised avantjazz in NYC.

Among those featured will include the Bern Nix Quartet,the Blood Trio, Joe McPhee Solo, and a Charles Gayle Trio.

Sunday afternoon meets Kyoko Kitamura's Moving Music Ensemble & Jessica Jones Quartet in a thoughtfully imagined sonic adventure to spark the creative imagination of the young with options to draw.

Monday Evolved involves the Stephen Gauci Quartet, 4 Women With an Ax to Grind and the Yuko Fujiyama Trio.

Friday March 1st, 2013

8:00PM - 9:15PM - Bern Nix Quartet

Bern Nix on guitar with Francois Grillot covering bass, a Matt Lavelle trumpet excursion and the drums of Reggie Sylvester.

9:30PM - 10:30PM - Blood Trio.

Sabir Mateen working reeds and sax is joined by Michael Bisio at the bass and Whit Dickey on drums.

Saturday March 2nd, 2013.

8:00PM - 9:00PM - Joe McPhee Solo

Joe McPhee will attend to the trumpet.

9:30PM - 10:30PM - Charles Gayle Trio

Charles Gayle wields tenor & bass sax with Larry Roland leaning in to a bass and Michael TA Thompson in command of the drums.

Sunday March 3rd, 2013.

2:00PM - 3:00PM - Kyoko Kitamura's Moving Music Ensemble.

Khabu Doug Young awakens a guitar and a ukulele with Andrew Drury coaxing drums and percussion as Kyoko Kitamura lifts a longing lingering voice with other instruments readily at hand to employ as the moment suggests.

3:00PM - 4:00PM - Jessica Jones Quartet

Jessica Jones joins Tony Jones for a tenor sax duo element accompanied by Rene Hart on bass and a drummer to be named.

Children equipped withdrawing materials to stoke imaginations will be a welcome part of this afternoon concert..

Monday March 4th, 2013

7:30PM - 8:30PM - Stephen Gauci Quartet

Stephen Gauci brings a tenor sax and compositions to the table with a helping from Nick Demopoulos serving up a Smomid (String Modeling Midi Device) with ample stirring from Adam Lane with a bass and the drums of Jeremy Carlstedt.

8:30PM - 9:30PM - 4 Women with an Ax to Grind

Patricia Nicholson hones voice and dance to its keen edge brought to a further gleam with a well stropped piano applied by Kris Davis, meticulous slices from a Jean Cook violin and sturdy TIffany Chang drum chops.

9:30PM - 10:30PM - Yuko Fujiyama Trio

Yuko Fujiyama’s piano closes out this fine run of moments with Newman Taylor Baker providing drums and Jennifer Choi offering violin.

Let this be your gateway to a beckoning spring.

And it all can be found at:

Clemente Soto Velez - Educational & Cultural Center 107 Suffolk Street New York, NY 10002 212-228-9874 Door (per day): $11 for 1 set / $16 : 2 set / $20 : All Night Students & Seniors: students $8 / $12 / $18

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