Artist: William Parker

Past Performances

[GENERATE] William Parker: Healing Songs From The Tone World

Friday, January 13, 2017. 8:00 pm
The bassist, improviser, composer, and activist presents ensemble work for vocals with 21 musicians, 3 waterphones, didjeridu, and dance.

Steve Swell’s Kende Dreams

Sunday, December 4, 2016. 8:00 pm
Steve Swell's extending the bounds of the trombone, making a reputation for himself of being an asset to any part of the improvising communities.

Jerome Cooper Memorial

Tuesday, June 30, 2015. 7:00 pm
Please join us for a musical celebration of the life and artistry of this beloved musician and composer. Musical tributes by: Thurman Barker, […]

Vision Festival 19: Wednesday, June 11th – Sunday, June 15th

Sunday, June 15, 2014. 10:30 am
Roulette and Arts for Art, Inc. present Vision Festival 19, New York’s premiere festival of free/avant-garde/experimental/world jazz music […]

William Parker “Essential Orchestra”

Saturday, February 16, 2013. 8:00 pm
World Premier of William Parker’s new work, “Inscription”. Featuring William Parker (bass, composer, arranger), Rob Brown […]

Milford Graves / William Parker / Patricia Nicholson “Heart Sound Music With Organic Graphics”

Friday, February 15, 2013. 8:00 pm
Milford Graves (drums/percussion) William Parker (bass, doson ngoni) Patricia Nicholson (dance) Recorded Heart Beat Music and graphics by […]

William Parker “Alphaville Suite”

Thursday, February 14, 2013. 8:00 pm
Live soundtrack played to Jean Luc Godard’s 1965 Film. Featuring William Parker (bass), Rob Brown (alto sax), Lewis Barnes (trumpet), Cooper […]

INTERPRETATIONS: Quasar Saxophone Quartet / Jason Kao Hwang’s Local Lingo

INTERPRETATIONS: Quasar Saxophone Quartet / Jason Kao Hwang’s Local Lingo
Thursday, January 12, 2012. 8:00 pm
A night of engaging performances from the Canadian saxophone quartet Quasar and New York composer Jason Kao Hwang. The Quasar saxophone quartet […]

William Parker, Conrad Bauer & Hamid Drake

Friday, February 26, 2010. 8:30 pm
William Parker is a master musician, improviser, and composer. He plays the bass, shakuhachi, double reeds, tuba, donso ngoni and gembri. He was […]


Tuesday, October 20, 2009. 8:30 pm
SAADET TURKOZ, VOICE WILLIAM PARKER, BASS PREMIERE Kazakh-Turkish singer Saadet Türköz and New York bassist William Parker have met many […]