Posted in music | tour dates on May 10, 2010

by Andrew Frisicano

Akron Family @ Music Hall of Williamsburg in March (more by Leia Jospe)
Akron Family

The Vision Festival, New York's premier Avant-Jazz festival, returns to Abrons. Now in its 15th year, the Vision Festival gathers the country's most innovative music, art, dance, and poetry. These seven nights will transform the Abrons into a fully interactive space with art exhibitions, a site-specific venue installation ,and events occurring in multiple places simultaneously throughout the night! VF15 honors Muhal Richard Abrams for a Lifetime of Achievement, the legendary Fred Anderson, Michael Reed's People, Places & Things Quartet, Open Loose with Mark Helias, Günter Baby Sommer & Wadada Leo Smith, David S. Ware Trio, Matthew Shipp, William Parker's Southern Satellites, Amiri Baraka, Jayne Cortez, Guillermo E. Brown, By Any Means, Joëlle Léandre Stone Quartet, Hamid Drake, Vladimir Tarasov and a bunch of the best drummers in the U.S. paying tribute to Rashied Ali, and so much more!
Vision Fest XV unfolds over the span of 11 days this June 20th-30th at a number of downtown venues. Day passes and festival passes are both on sale.

The closing show for the festival will be Wednesday, June 30th at (Le) Poisson Rouge and will feature a special performance by Akron/Xtended/Family with bassist William Parker and percussionist Hamid Drake joining the band. Also on the bill are William Parker's Southern Satellites and [the] slowest runner [in all the world]. Tickets are on sale now.

The Vision Fest full schedule is here. Southern Satellites opened for Akron/Family at Bowery Ballroom in March and members of the band, including trumpeter Lewis Flip Barnes and gutiarist Asim Barnes, joined Akron during their set. A video of that is posted below...

Akron/Family - "Ed Is A Portal" Bowery Ballroom New York City, NY May 6, 2009

Daniele Malvisi - William Parker - Hamid Drake - Alessandro Giachero. Parte 1



Comments (11)

Sunday night is the Shit!

Posted by Anonymous | May 10, 2010 4:27 PM

David S. Ware!

Posted by Anonymous | May 10, 2010 4:30 PM


Posted by Anonymous | May 10, 2010 4:35 PM

These dudes tore it up at MHOW back in March!

Posted by Anonymous | May 10, 2010 4:37 PM

4:35 hey hipster douche it's about time you came

Posted by Anonymous | May 10, 2010 4:42 PM

Any other tour dates for these dudes? Free gigs in the summer?

post script: 4:42 is a hippie!

Posted by Anonymous | May 10, 2010 4:48 PM

awesome. but i agree 4:48, akron is the PERFECT free outdoor show. please guys.

Posted by Anonymous | May 10, 2010 5:00 PM


Posted by Anonymous | May 10, 2010 6:23 PM

Hey Akron douchebags... please stop having concerts in your backyard in Brooklyn. It's super fucking annoying.

Posted by dude | May 11, 2010 9:31 AM

Le Poisson Rouge is in Manhattan genius

Posted by Anonymous | May 11, 2010 9:57 AM

2/3 of akron live in portland now, ya'll.. they are probably just coming to town to play with their free jazz heroes....

Posted by Anonymous | May 14, 2010 10:56 PM

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