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

Sunday, June 15, 2014. 10:30 am

Vision Festival 19
5-day Festival Pass: $140 / $270 VIP
Single night pass: $30 // Students & Seniors: $20
Tickets available at the door and online: vf19.bpt.me
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Night I – Charles Gayle: A Lifetime of Achievement
Wednesday, June 11th at 7pm

Arts for Art is proud to acknowledge Charles Gayle for his Lifetime of Achievement. A gentle and humble artist, he is clearly one of the greatest saxophone players in the FreeJazz tradition. Born and raised in Buffalo, he was much influenced by the church, where he grew up singing and playing music, but also deeply affected by the racism that he experienced in his urban environment. Christianity is deeply felt by Charles Gayle and is integral to his music. He is a musician who excels at whatever instrument he plays, be it sax or piano or bass, as he will demonstrate so well at this year’s festival. Primarily self-taught, he is tireless in his commitment to the music. He has played music all his life, be it on the streets where he lived for some time, or in fine European concert halls where he has been met with great enthusiasm. Now he is 75, yet he refuses to lay back and rest on his musical accomplishments, for fear that the music might lose its ability to move us — Charles Gayle does not play for himself, but to serve. He has said about his character “Streets” that he dons that attire so that he can get out of the way to let the Music shine. His intention is to move and inspire, and he has dedicated his life to this goal.

Charles Gayle’s LifeTime of Achievement award is generously sponsored by Robert D. Bielecki

7:00PM – 8:00PM – Charles Gayle Trio + Dance
Daniel Carter – reeds
Miriam Parker – dance
Charles Gayle – bass
Michael T.A. Thompson – drums

8:15PM – 9:00PM – Charles Gayle Quartet
Charles Gayle – tenor saxophone
Dave Burrell – piano
William Parker – bass
Michael Wimberly – drums

9:20PM – 9:30PM – Quincy Troupe

9:45PM – 10:45PM – Charles Gayle & The Vision Orchestra
Charles Gayle – piano, conduction
Kidd Jordan, Hamiet Bluiett, Ingrid Laubrock – sax
Ted Daniel – trumpet
Steve Swell – trombone
Jason Kao Hwang, Mazz Swift – violin, viola
Nioka Workman – cello
Shayna Dulberger – bass
Andrew Cyrille – drums

Night II – Celebrating Jeff Schlanger, hosted by Steve Dalachinsky
Thursday, June 12th at 6:30pm 

Music as color, inked on paper shaped by the sounds blown across the page, Jeff Schlanger is the musicWitness©, present where the music is. He is the visual improviser, transforming music into painting for decades, a witness to great music – Now we gladly acknowledge his lifetime of achievement.

A New York City native, a graduate of Music & Art and student of potter Maija Grotell at Cranbrook, he has created public art projects on three interrelated subjects: Peace, War and Music. Music Witness® paintings and sculpture have been part of every Vision Festival. The musicians feel the colors and shapes as accurate witness to their music so they request that his art be displayed on their album covers. It is best if you can see the actual drawings live, in color, in good light, or projected larger than life on screens while the musicians are themselves performing where you see the dance of color and line and sound interacting live: Jeff Schlanger is the major witness of the Vision Festival art community and beyond, catching the colors of sounds with his eyes to give them another kind of permanence.

6:30PM – 6:55PM – CHILE / NEW YORK / AfghanIRAQ

7:00PM – 7:10PM – Steve Dalachinsky, Poet

7:15PM – 8:00PM – Signs & Rituals Sextet
Michael Wimberly – drums, percussion
Antoine Roney – tenor, soprano saxophone
Larry Roland – bass
Nioka Workman – cello
Dyane Harvey-Salaam, Souleymane Bodolo – dance, choreography

8:15PM – 9:00PM – Mary Halvorson & Susan Alcorn Duo
Mary Halvorson – electric guitar
Susan Alcorn – pedal steel guitar

9:15PM – 10:00PM – Ned Rothenberg’s Cardinal Points
Ned Rothenberg – alto saxophone, clarinet, bass clarinet, shakuhachi
Gamin – piri, taepyeongso (Korean double reed instruments), saengwhang (Korean mouth organ)
Samita Sinha – vocals, performance
Satoshi Takeishi – percussion

10:15PM – 11:00PM – Brotzmann/Drake/Parker Trio
Peter Brötzmann – reeds
Hamid Drake – drums, percussion
William Parker – bass

Night III
Friday, June 13th at 6:30pm

6:30PM – 6:45PM – Ramya Ramana, Poet

7:15PM – 8:00PM – Whit Dickey Quartet
Whit Dickey – drums
Mat Maneri – violin
Michael Bisio – bass
Rob Brown – saxophone

8:15PM – 9:00PM – Women With an Axe to Grind
Shayna Dulberger – bass
Kris Davis – piano
Mazz Swift – violin
Patricia Nicholson – dance, words

9:15PM – 10:00PM – Jemeel Moondoc Quintet
Jemeel Moondoc – alto saxophone
Steve Swell – trombone
Nathan Breedlove – trumpet
Hill Green – bass
Newman Taylor Baker – drums

10:15PM – 11:00PM – James “Blood” Ulmer Revelation Music Ensemble
James “Blood” Ulmer – guitar
Calvin “The Truth” Jones – bass
Cornell Rochester – drums

Night IV
Saturday, June 14th at 7pm 

7:00PM – 7:45PM – Satoko Fujii New Trio +1
Satoko Fujii – piano
Todd Nicholson – bass
Yoshi Shutto – drums
Special guest Kappa Maki – trumpet

8:00PM – 8:10PM – David Mills, Poet

8:15PM – 9:00PM – Matthew Shipp Trio
Matthew Shipp – piano
Michael Bisio – bass
Whit Dickey – drums

9:15PM – 10:00PM – TARBABY
Eric Revis – bass
Nasheet Waits – drums
Orrin Evans – piano

10:15PM – 11:00PM – Sonic Projections – “The Secret Escapades of Fred Anderson”
Nicole Mitchell – flute
David Boykin – tenor saxophone
Craig Taborn – piano
Chad Taylor – drums

Night V
Sunday, June 15th at 5pm

5:00PM – 5:45PM – Angelica Sanchez + Omar Tamez
Angelica Sanchez – piano
Omar Tamez – guitar

6:00PM – 6:45PM – Fay Victor + Tyshawn Sorey
Fay Victor – voice
Tyshawn Sorey – drums, percussion, found instruments

7:00PM – 7:45PM – Jordan + Burrell + Parker + Drake
Kidd Jordan – tenor saxophone
Dave Burrell – piano
William Parker – bass
Hamid Drake – drums, percussion

8:00PM – 8:15PM – David Henderson

8:15PM – 9:00PM – TIMES THREE
Connie Crothers – piano
Henry Grimes – bass, violin
Melvin Gibbs – electric bass

9:30PM – 10:30PM – Roy Campell Tribute Band, conducted by Sabir Mateen
Sabir Mateen – saxophones
Rob Brown – alto saxophone
Dennis Gonzalez – trumpet
Andrew Bemkey – piano
William Parker – bass
Hamid Drake – drums, percussion