Mars Williams Presents An Ayler Xmas in December

Grammy-nominated saxophonist, composer and bandleader Mars Williams presents An Ayler Xmas — The Music of Albert Ayler & Songs of Christmas on Saturday, December 2 at 8 PM at Atlas Studios, located at 11 Spring Street in Newburgh, NY. This concert will be a co-production of Elysium Furnace Works in collaboration with Jazz at Atlas. General admission will be $20 at the door. Ample onsite parking is available.

For the last two of years, along with the annual Chicago performances, Williams has experimented by performing “An Ayler Xmas” in New Orleans, using local musicians. Building on their success this year, Williams expands his project by bringing it to select cities in the US and Europe featuring local improvisers from each host city. The tour will include the following citiies:

Dec. 1 – Holyoke, MA
Dec. 2 – Newburgh, NY
Dec. 4 – New York
Dec. 8 – New Orleans
Dec.10 – Chicago
Dec.15 – Vienna
Dec.16 – Wells, Austria
Dec.17 – Paris
Dec.20 – Antwerp
Dec.23 – Amsterdam

For the Newburgh performance, the musicians performing will include:

Mars Williams – Saxophones, Toy Instruments
Joe McPhee – Trumpets, Saxophones
Joe Morris – Guitar
Hilliard Greene – Bass
Chris Corsano – Drums