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Vision Festival: 2017 lineup, schedule & tickets

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The Vision Festival has been celebrating boundary-pushing free jazz (not to mention art, poetry, film and other forms) for more than two decades, and the 22nd edition takes place May 28 – June 3 at Judson Memorial Church in NYC. This first night will honor multi-instrumentalist,educator (“and raconteur”) Cooper-Moore. The rest of the festival includes performances from Miya Masaoka, Darius Jones, the Odean Pope Saxophone Choir, the collective Farmers by Nature (featuring William Parker, Gerald Cleaver and Craig Taborn), Nicole Mitchell, Joelle Leandre, Tomas Fujiwara’s Double Trio, Matthew Shipp, and lots more.

There’s also a film festival at Anthology Film Archives, and some nighttime events as well. The main music lineup is listed below and you can check out the schedule and more detailed show info at Vision Festival’s website. Tickets are on sale now.

Vision Festival 22 – Official Lineup:

Digital Primitives
Cooper-Moore (piano, ashimba, etc.), Assif Tsahar (tenor sax),
Chad Taylor (drums), guest: Brian Pace (tenor sax)

Black Host
Cooper- Moore (piano), Gerald Cleaver (drums), Brandon Seabrook (guitar),
Pascal Niggenkemper (bass), Trevor Dunn (second bassist), Darius Jones (sax)

In Order to Survive
Cooper-Moore (piano), William Parker (bass), Rob Brown (sax), Hamid Drake (drums)

Three Stories
Miya Masaoka (koto), Robert Dick (flute), Joëlle Léandre (bass)

Jazz & Poetry Choir Collective
Michael T.A. Thompson (conduction, percussion), E.J. Antonion (poet),
Rosie Hertlein (violin, poet), Chistopher Dean Sullivan (bass), Golda Solomon (poet),
Phylisha Villanueva (poet), Warren Smith (drums, poet)

Tomas Fujiwara Double Trio

Tomas Fujiwara (drums), Gerald Cleaver (drums), Ralph Alessi (trumpet),
Taylor Ho Bynum (cornet), Mary Halvorson (guitar), Brandon Seabrook (guitar)

Trio Three
Andrew Cyrille (drums), Oliver Lake (sax), Reggie Workman (bass)

Dickey / Maneri / Shipp
Mat Maneri (violin), Matthew Shipp (piano), Whit Dickey (drums)

Jason Kao Hwang’s Burning Bridge
Taylor Ho Bynum (cornet), Jason Kao Hwang (violin), Joe Daley (tuba), Steve Swell
(trombone), Wang Guowei (erhu), Sun Li (pipa), Ken Filiano (bass), Andrew Drury (drums)

Charles Gayle Trio
Charles Gayle (sax), William Parker (bass), Michael T.A. Thompson (drums)

Odean Pope Saxophone Choir
Odean Pope (solo tenor), Gene Ghee (1st tenor), Terry Lawson (2nd tenor),
Julian Pressley (1st alto), Louis Taylor (2nd alto), Robert Landham (3rd alto),
Joe Sudler (baritone), Lee Smith (bass), Tom Lawton (piano), Craig McIver (drums)

Darius Jones & Farmers by Nature
Gerald Cleaver (drums), William Parker (bass), Craig Taborn (piano), Darius Jones (sax)

Artifacts
Tomeka Reid (cello), Nicole Mitchell (flute), Mike Reed (drums)

Chicago Plan
Gebhard Ullmann (tenor sax, bass clarinet), Steve Swell (trombone),
Fred Lonberg-Holm (cello), Michael Zerang (drums)

Joe McPhee’s The Dream Book
Joe McPhee (sax, trumpet), Daniel Carter (sax, trumpet, flute), Dom Minasi (guitar),
Dominic Duvall Jr. (bass), Jay Rosen (drums), Larry Roland (bass)

Dave Burrell Quartet
Dave Burrell (piano), Kidd Jordan (sax), William Parker (bass), William Hooker (drums)

BassDrumBone
Mark Helias (bass), Gerry Hemingway (drums), Ray Anderson (trombone)

Positive Knowledge
Oluyemi Thomas (bass clarinet, sax), Ijeoma Thomas (poet, percussion),
Special Guest: Andrew Cyrille (drums)

Malaby / Maneri / Levin
Tony Malaby (saxophones), Mat Maneri (viola), Daniel Levin (cello)

Ivo Perelman Quartet
Matthew Shipp (piano), Ivo Perlman (sax), Michael Bisio (bass), Whit Dickey (drums)

David Murray Trio
David Murray (sax), Gerry Eastman (bass), Kahlil el’Zabar (percussion)

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