Wadada Leo Smith at the 2018 Create Festival in New Haven, April 7-8

Venue: Firehouse 12.

CREATE Festival
Firehouse 12 in New Haven, CT

Saturday, April 7, 2018

7 p.m. Concert

1. Lamar Smith Ensemble
Lamar Smith, Guitar
Hardedge, Electronics
Thurman Barker, Drums

2. Dark Matter, Dark Energy: The Unseen Suite – World Premiere
Kosmic Music Ensemble
Wadada Leo Smith, Trumpet and Composer
Bobby Naughton, Vibraphone
Sylvie Courvoisier, Piano
Lamar Smith, Guitar
Thurman Barker, Drums
Jawara, Jimbe and Percussion

3. The Great Lakes – USA Premiere
Wadada Leo Smith Great Lakes Quartet
Wadada Leo Smith, Trumpet and Composer
Jonathan Haffner, Alto and Soprano Saxophone
John Lindberg, Bass
Thurman Barker, Drums

Jesse Gilbert, Video Artist for all performances on April 7

Sunday, April 8, 2018

3 p.m. Exhibition
Walk-through and discussion for exhibit of 20 new art-scores in Smith’s Ankhrasmation Gallery.

7 p.m. Concert

1. President Obama’s Speech At The Selma Bridge – USA Premiere
Harriet Tubman performing with special guest Wadada Leo Smith
Brandon Ross, Guitar
Melvin Gibbs, Bass
J.T. Lewis, Drums
Wadada Leo Smith, Trumpet

2. Peace, Love and Liberty: Compassion and Respect For a Tolerant World: A Suite – World Premiere
Wadada Leo Smith’s Golden Quintet
Wadada Leo Smith, Trumpet and Composer
Anthony Davis, Piano
Ashley Walters, Cello
Pheeroan akLaff, Drums
Jesse Gilbert, Video Artist