Vision Festival: Fay Victor / Afro-Algonquin / Patricia Spears Jones / Ambrose Akinmusire / AfroHORN

Saturday, May 26, 2018. 6:00 pm

6:00pm — Visionary Youth Orchestra
7:00pm — Mutations for Justice
8:00pm — Afro-Algonquin
9:00pm — Patricia Spears Jones
9:30pm — Ambrose Akinmusire
10:30pm — AfroHORN

Visionary Youth Orchestra

Mutations for Justice
Fay Victor – Voice, Compositions
Jaimie Branch – Trumpet
Luke Stewart – Bass
Michael Vatcher – Drums

Mixashawn – Sax, Mandolin, Voice
Rick Rozie – Bass
Royal Hardigan – Drums

Patricia Spears Jones / Jason Kao Hwang
Patricia Spears Jones – Poetry
Jason Kao Hwang – Violin

Akinmusire / Davis / Sorey
Ambrose Akinmusire – Trumpet
Kris Davis – Piano
Tyshawn Sorey – Drums

AfroHORN Fellow
Ahmed Abdullah – Trumpet, Fugelhorn
Bob Stewart – Tuba
Sam Newsome – Soprano Sax
Aruan Ortiz – Piano
Rashaan Carter – Bass
Roman Diaz – Percussion
Alex Harding – Baritone Sax
Francisco Mora Catlett – Drums

*Roulette has a limited number of complimentary tickets to offer members, set aside on a first-come, first-serve basis. If you are a member and would like to use a free entry pass for a Vision Festival show, please contact Emily Bookwalter at emily@roulette.org, or at 917-267-2440.

The Vision Festival is a celebration of boundless improvised art. Now in its 23rd year, this festival of music, dance, poetry, and visual art is heralded as “one of New York’s most essential art events” (New York Times).  Legendary and emerging stars representing the free jazz, experimental, and avant-garde communities will perform 30 sets over six nights.

Fay Victor will premiere a series of new compositions for improvisers; multi-instrumentalist Mixashawn revives his Afro-Algonquin trio; trumpeter Ambrose Akinmusire makes his festival debut; drummer Francisco Mora Catlett brings his signature AfroHORN outfit; all preceded with a performance by the Visionary Youth Orchestra, presenter Arts for Art’s improvising youth ensemble.

Founded in 1996, festival presenter Arts For Art (AFA) is a New York City based tax exempt organization dedicated to the promotion and advancement of free jazz — an American indigenous art form in which improvisation is principle.

The festival is made possible in part thanks to public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the city council.

This project is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts.

Support through New Music USA’s NYC New Music Impact Fund is made possible with funding from The Scherman Foundation’s Katharine S. and Axel G. Rosin Fund.