52

Tarik Shah Update, 3/27/O7

SOURCE:

Sign in to view read count
I hope all are well and that everyone has seen the New York Times article about bassist Tarik Shah and his brother, written by Corey Kilgannon.

I

f you need to refresh your memory about Tarik Shah's case, please visit the website beelow. Very briefly, he is accused by the government of “terrorist" conversations, associations, and intentions, though he has never harmed anyone, participated in any violence, or indeed been arrested for anything before in his whole life.

In new developments, after Tarik has now spent almost two years of his life in solitary confinement, his trial is finally scheduled to begin on Monday, April 23rd (time to be announced), and Tarik's mother wrote that it will probably last about four or five weeks, and she expects it will take place in the same courtroom as earlier proceedings: 5OO Pearl St. at Centre St. in Manhattan (3 blocks north of Chambers St. above the northeast corner of City Hall Park) on the 12th floor, 212-8O5-O5OO or -O3OO, Judge Loretta Preska presiding. Everyone please come to court and fill every available seat and bear witness. It's possible there may be some other court proceedings between now and the trial, and if so, I'll let you know as quickly as I can.

The closest subway stop to the courtroom is the IRT Lexington Ave. line # 4, 5 or 6 to Brooklyn Bridge / City Hall (or by way of music directions, it's not far from J&R Music World), or call the transit information line to find out how to get there from where you are, 718-33O-1234, or visit http://160.79.231.160/trip_planner/default.asp.

This story appears courtesy of Margaret Davis Grimes.
Copyright © 2020. All rights reserved.

Visit Website

For interview requests or more information contact .

Post a comment

Tags

Jazz News

All About Jazz needs your support

Donate
All About Jazz & Jazz Near You were built to promote jazz music: both recorded and live events. We rely primarily on venues, festivals and musicians to promote their events through our platform. With club closures, shelter in place and an uncertain future, we've pivoted our platform to collect, promote and broadcast livestream concerts to support our jazz musician friends. This is a significant but neccesary effort that will help musicians now, and in the future. You can help offset the cost of this essential undertaking by making a donation today. In return, we'll deliver an ad-free experience (which includes hiding the bottom right video ad). Thank you.

Get more of a good thing

Our weekly newsletter highlights our top stories and includes your local jazz events calendar.