Vision Festival 18 – Night 5 (Closing Night)

Sunday, June 16, 2013. 2:00 pm

Vision Festival 18 – Night 5 (Closing Night)

Sunday, June 16, 2013. 2:00 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 – concludes with its fifth and final day of programming, beginning with a a panel discussion at 2:00 PM  followed by a screening of Vipal Monga’s new film film, Butch Morris: Black February. The rousing final night of performances begins at 6:00 PM with Miriam Parker’s choreographed work, Inner City: Migration, and sets by Positive Knowledge, Bluiett Bio-Electric Ensemble, Mario Pavone ARC Trio, and closing with a special performance by Marshall Allen & McBrides BASS ROOTS.

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


2:00 PM – PANEL DISCUSSION: Decolonizing the Music: Reclaiming the Power of Creative Music in Communities of Color – Amiri Baraka, William Parker, Juma Sultan, Darius Jones. Paul Miller aka D.J. Spooky, Hetty Fox, Moderated by Basir Mchawi

4:30 PM – FILM: Butch Morris: Black February by Vipal Monga

6:00 PM – Inner City: Migration
Miriam Parker – dance, choreographer
Jason Jordan, So Young An, Souri Tsukada – dance
Hamid Drake – drums
Jo Wood Brown – art

6:30 PM – Positive Knowledge
Oluyemi Thomas – sax
Ijeoma Thomas – voice, words
Henry Grimes – bass
Michael Wimberly – drums

7:30 PM – Bluiett Bio-Electric Ensemble
Hamiet Bluiett – baritone sax
DD. Jackson – piano
Matt Whitaker – electric piano
Harrison Bankhead – bass
Hamid Drake – drums

8:30 PM – Mario Pavone ARC Trio
Mario Pavone – bass
Craig Taborn – piano
Gerald Cleaver – drums

9:30 PM – Marshall Allen & McBrides BASS ROOTS
Marshall Allen – alto sax
Christian McBride – bass
Lee Smith – bass
Howard Cooper – bass

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.