The Art Ensemble of Chicago in NY

Source: Columbia University.

Roscoe Mitchell, flutes, saxophones
Famoudou Don Moye, drums, percussion
Hugh Ragin, trumpet
Tomeka Reid, cello

Jaribu Shahid, double bass
Junius Paul, double bass

with special guest Joseph Jarman, spoken word

Columbia University School of the Arts presents an unprecedented and rare opportunity to hear one of the most legendary bands of all time, the Art Ensemble of Chicago. Marking 50 years since they originally began to perform as the Roscoe Mitchell Art Ensemble, the group reemerged at Café OTO in London earlier this year to great acclaim. This performance will be their only New York City stop, one day ahead of their participation in October Revolution, a new jazz and contemporary music festival in Philadelphia. Joining the Art Ensemble for this concert will be original member Joseph Jarman, who will be performing his poetry, long an integral part of the band’s shows.Presented in collaboration with Columbia University School of the Arts and Miller Theatre.

Major support for this performance of The Art Ensemble of Chicago is provided by the Robert D. Bielecki Foundation.

The Lantern, Lenfest Center for the Arts
615 West 129th Street (between Broadway and 12th Avenue)

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