May 22, 2008
The New Languages Festival takes place in New York this June.
The Living Theatre
21 Clinton Street
New York, NY 10002
$10 Nightly Admission
$25 All-Festival Pass
For three nights in June, a stage on the Lower East Side of Manhattan will be a window onto the future of Jazz. For the fourth year, New Languages will unite some of the most original voices of a generation that grew up breathing the air of postmodernity. The lineup includes Miles Okazaki, Tyshawn Sorey, Tony Malaby, Darcy James Argue, Bruce Eisenbeil, Chris Speed, Eric Mcpherson, Aaron Ali Shaikh, Jim Black, and many others.
This generation grew up in the midst of a civil war between classicism and the avant-garde — so it is all the more astounding that the staggering panoply of voices, affinities, and approaches has become more commensurable and less fragmented with each passing year. But until now there has never been such an intense compression of talent from every corner of the Jazz scene. Sparks will fly.
Thursday June 12
8 pm – The Color Now
9 pm – Miles Okazaki: Mirror
10 pm – Tyshawn Sorey: Wu-Wei (Chapter Three)
Friday June 13
9 pm – Jackson Moore with Eivind Opsvik and Eric McPherson
10 pm – The Tony Malaby Trio featuring Matt Brewer and Gerald Cleaver
11 pm – Darcy James Argue’s Secret Society
Saturday June 14
9 pm – Aaron Ali Shaikh, Michael Formanek, and Randy Peterson
10 pm – TOTEM> Bruce Eisenbeil, Tom Blancarte and Andrew Drury
11pm – Chris Speed, Skuli Sverisson, and Jim Black