On Thursday November 15, 2018 we will also host special salon at the 75 Club at Bogardus Mansion, celebrating the announcement of Andrew Cyrille's award, and featuring solo performances by Cyrille and 2018 honoree Dave Burrell. Details below.
Throughout his career he has committed to investigating the full timbral and melodic quality of the drums, resulting in a series of solo and collaborative percussion albums, including projects with Milford Graves, Rashied Ali, Don Moye, and Kenny Clarke.
He is also heavily indebted to his collaborative work with dancers, claiming that he learned to solo through accompanying dance. Cyrille is highly sought after collaborator for his finesse and wealth of experiences in myriad creative contexts.
Andrew Cyrille is also a seasoned educator and mentor, having worked as artist in residence at Antioch College, and currently on the drum faculty of the New School. Throughout his career he has been awarded with grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, Meet the Composer, and a Guggenheim Fellowship.
Cyrille has continued expanding and pushing forward throughout the latest phase of his career. In part of his ongoing effort to incorporate his Haitian background into his music, Cyrille founded the group Haitian Fascination in 2005. His long-standing membership in Trio 3, with Oliver Lake and Reggie Workman and his continued work in duos with musicians like Anthony Braxton, Peter Brötzmann, and Irène Schweizer show Cyrille's dedication to working with the most critical creative minds and never stop breaking boundaries.