Our Home Run Benefit is just one day away!
Tomorrow night (June 13th), we will gather at The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture to experience an unforgettable evening of music from the all-star lineup of Claudia Acuña, Kenny Barron, Ravi Coltrane, Roy Hargrove, Vijay Iyer,Lionel Loueke, Grégoire Maret, Dafnis Prieto, Henry Threadgill, and more.
The Home Run Benefit was recently featured in the ArtsBeat section of The New York Times. Additionally, the performance has been selected as a Critics’ Pick by The New York Times, TimeOut New York, and The Village Voice:
The Jazz Gallery, an essential roost and incubator for up-and-coming jazz talent, will lose its current lease in December. The club has been searching for a new home, and this benefit — with a reception at 6:30 p.m., and a concert at 8 — will aid in the effort. Among the many Jazz Gallery regulars scheduled to perform are the trumpeter Roy Hargrove; the pianists Kenny Barron and Vijay Iyer; the saxophonists Henry Threadgill and Ravi Coltrane; and the singer Claudia Acuña. (Chinen)
One of the city’s premier jazz venues—not to mention a frequent commissioner of new work by important young composers—is staring down an expired lease at the end of 2012, and the search for a new space has begun. Support the cause at tonight’s benefit show, which features an outstanding lineup, including Claudia Acuña, Kenny Barron, Ravi Coltrane, Roy Hargrove, Vijay Iyer, Henry Threadgill, Linda Oh, Dafnis Prieto and more.
Over the last two decades, this downtown space has made a name or itself as both one of the city’s key labs for improvisers and a cozy spot to watch the ideas of young bandleaders unfold. The rub: Re-zoning has forced them to find a new location, and raising rents has required them to acquire some new loot to pay for it. Tonight’s intergenerational fundraiser program finds a spot for everyone from Henry Threadgill and Kenny Barron to Dafnis Prieto and Vijay Iyer. Need a portrait of jazz’s current scope? This will do fine.
Tickets are still available, including a limited number of premium seats, as well as $45 concert-only tickets for persons under 30. Get yours now!