Vision Festival 18 – Day 3 – A French American Connection

Friday, June 14, 2013. 7:00 pm

Vision Festival 18 – Day 3 – A French American Connection

Friday, June 14, 2013. 7:00 pm

Since 1996, the Vision Festival has been New York’s premiere festival of free/avant-garde/experimental/world jazz music bringing together visionaries from New York and all over the world for dynamic collaborations, the exploration of new sounds, and to foster multicultural and multigenerational dialogue.

Roulette welcomes back Vision Festival 18 to our performance stage for 5 evenings of wall-to-wall programming, beginning Wednesday, June 12 through Sunday, June 16, with extraordinary performances from Milford Graves, William Parker, Roy Campell, Joe McPhee, Marshall Allen, Amiri Baraka, Hamid Drake, Roscoe Mitchell, Mary Halvorson, Craig Taborn, Henry Grimes, among others, along with a robust multimedia program that features dance, poetry, film, and panel discussions with artists.

Vision Festival 18 – Improvisation / Freedom / Revolution – continues for its third evening of full programming with an evening of performances showcasing the range of French and American collaborations in today’s avant-garde jazz. Performances include VOCAL-EASE, the Bern Nix QuartetEast-West Collective, and the French-American Peace Ensemble.

To purchase advance tickets, please visit:
Door (per day): 30
Event Pass: 140
Advanced daily ticket: 30
Students & Seniors: 20


Steve Dalachinsky – poetry
Connie Crothers – piano

7:30 PM – Bern Nix Quartet
Bern Nix – guitar
Francois Grillot – bass
Matt Lavelle – trumpet
Reggie Sylvester – drums

8:45 PM – East-West Collective
Didier Petit – cello
Sylvain Kassap – clarinets
Xu Fengxia – guhzeng
Larry Ochs – tenor sax
Miya Masaoka – koto

10:00 PM – The French-American Peace Ensemble
Francois Tusques – piano
Louis Sclavis – clarinets
Kidd Jordan – tenor sax
William Parker – bass
Hamid Drake – drums

Performances by the French-American Peace Ensemble and East-West Collective are made possible through the French-American Jazz Exchange, a program of FACE  & Mid-Atlantic Arts, with funds from French Embassy, Doris Duke Foundation, and SACEM.

Arts For Art, Inc. is a not-for-profit, multi-cultural organization whose purpose is to build awareness and understanding of avantjazz and related expressive movements while encouraging a sense of community amongst artists and their audiences. Our principal activities are the presentation of innovative, creative music, dance, multi-media performances, spoken word, and the exhibition of visual arts and through educational efforts involve a new generation. Since 1996, Art For Art has produced the Vision Festival, beginning in various venues in New York’s Lower East Side and at Brooklyn’s Roulette performance space since 2012.