FreeJazz on a Saturday Afternoon will take place on December 11 and 18 at the Kabayitos Theater in The Clemente, with additional dates to be announced. Both the 2pm & 3:30 shows will be interactive. The 2pm show will focus on child participation with creative activities like drawing, dancing, and other interactions led by the artists. December 18 features a special holiday themed performance with Dave Sewelson.
At Nublu on December 15, Arts for Art will present the record release event for William Parker and Patricia Nicholson’s No Joke!, out now on Esp-Disk. William Parker’s latest release features an all-star cast including Patricia Nicholson’s spoken word speaking about what must be said out loud. The 7pm show will feature a special quartet by the great Cooper-Moore.
On December 22, several of the best artists in FreeJazz will perform on a double bill featuring Joe McPhee’s trio with Michael Marcus and Jay Rosen, and Fay Victor’s trio with jaimie branch and Melvin Gibbs.
AFA is partnering with NuBlu for these two concerts. We feel it is important to have for-profit and not-for-profit partnerships as we work together to ensure the accessibility and sustainability of this precious FreeJazz ecosystem.
Tickets to attend in-person or watch the livestream for all Arts for Art events are available at artsforart.eventbrite.com
These December concerts run concurrently with AFA’s Artists & Friends year-end fundraising campaign.
Arts for Art at NuBlu
151 Avenue C, NYC 10009
Tickets: $20 | Livestream: $10
December 15, 2021
7:00pm: Cooper-Moore Quartet
Brandon Seabrook - guitar / Mara Rosenbloom - keyboard / Cooper-Moore - bass diddley-bow / Michael TA Thompson - drums
8:30pm: No Joke! – an ESP Record Release
William Parker – composition, bass / Patricia Nicholson – voice, text / James Brandon Lewis – tenor sax / Melanie Dyer – viola / William Hooker - drums
December 22, 2021
7:00pm: Joe McPhee Trio
Joe McPhee – sax, trumpet / Jay Rosen – drums / Michael Marcus - reeds
8:30pm: Fay Victor Trio
Fay Victor – voice, composition / jaimie branch – trumpet / Melvin Gibbs - bass guitar
Family Friendly FreeJazz on a Saturday Afternoon
Kabayitos Theater at The Clemente, 107 Suffolk St, NYC 10002
December 11, 2021
2:00pm: Michael T.A. Thompson Trio
Mara Rosenbloom – piano / Ken Filiano – bass / Michael T.A. Thompson - drums
3:30pm: Whit Dickey Trio
Rob Brown - alto saxophone / Brandon Lopez - bass / Whit Dickey - drums
December 18, 2021
2:00pm: Dave Sewelson's HoliDaves
Dave Sewelson – composition, baritone sax / Dave Hofstra – tuba / Bernice "Boom Boom" Brooks - drums
3:30pm: Tony Malaby Trio
Tony Malaby - saxophones / Ben Monder - guitar / Tom Rainey - drums