2015 Vision Festival underway — pics from opening night w/ Roscoe Mitchell, Douglas Ewart and Quasar & more (pics)
photos by Greg Cristman
Henry Grimes / Roscoe Mitchell @ Vision Festival 7/7/2015
NYC's Vision Festival, celebrating its 20th year, has been going on all week at Judson Memorial Church with an eclectic lineup of music, dance and poetry. Things kicked off Tuesday (7/7) with sets from Roscoe Mitchell's Trio and Quintet, Amina Claudine Myers & Henry Grimes, Douglas Ewart's band Quasar, and more. Joseph Jarman was scheduled to do the Invocation this year, as he had done the first 10 years of Vision Fest, but was not feeling well so Patricia Nicholson took his place. Pictures from the night are in this post.
Vision Fest continues through the weekend. Tonight includes David Murray with Class Struggle Trio, violinist Jason Kao Hwang with Sing House, and pianist Matthew Shipp with dancer Yoshiko Chuma and more. Tickets are still available. More pics from Tuesday's kickoff event, below...
Patricia Nicholson and William Parker: Invocation
Douglas Ewart and Quasar
Amina Claudine Myers & Henry Grimes
Roscoe Mitchell Trio & Quintet