Festival 2011

Kenny Wheeler Celebration

OCTOBER 20 – 23, 2011
FESTIVAL OF NEW TRUMPET MUSIC (FONT)

THURS, OCT 20: Ingrid Jensen + Brass featuring Kenny Wheeler:

Ingrid Jensen – trumpet, Jonathan Finlayson – trumpet, Tony Kadleck – trumpet, Shelagh Abate – french horn, Elliot Mason – trombone, Jennifer Wharton – tuba, Kevin Hays – piano, Matt Clohesy – bass, Jon Wikan – drums, Music Charge: $25, 7:30, 9:30 PM

FRI & SAT, OCT 21 + 22: John Hollenbeck Large Ensemble featuring Kenny Wheeler

John Hollenbeck – drums; Shane Endsley, Jon Owens, Tony Kadleck, Nate Wooley – trumpet; Alan Ferber, Jacob Garchik, Mike Christianson, Rob Hudson – trombone; Chris Cheek – tenor saxophone/reeds; Dan Willis – tenor saxophone/winds; Jeremy Viner – alto; Ben Kono – alto saxophone/winds; Bohdan Hilash – baritone saxophone/reeds; Matt Mitchell – piano; Kermit Driscoll – basses; Brad Shepik, guitar; Theo Bleckmann – voice; J.C. Sanford – conductor.  Special Featured Guests: Nate Wooley and Shane Endsley, Chris Cheek, Brad Shepik.  $30, 7:30, 9:30, 11:30 PM

SUNDAY, OCT 23: Kenny Wheeler New York Quintet featuring Dave Holland

Kenny Wheeler – trumpet, Jon Irabagon – alto saxophone, Craig Taborn – piano, Dave Holland – bass,
Rudy Royston – drums.  $30, 7:30, 9:30 PM

Show Times: 7:30 & 9:30 + 11:30 PM on Fridays & Saturdays.
Jazz Standard is located at 116 East 27th St. (betw Lex and Park) No minimum & student discounts.
For reservations call Jazz Standard @ 212 576 2232, or visit www.ticketweb.com orwww.jazzstandard.com

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FRIDAY, JUNE 3rd, 7pm, Rubin Museum of Art
Honoring Bill Dixon

with long-time Dixon collaborators Taylor Ho Bynum, Stephen Haynes (cornets, trumpets), William Parker (bass), Warren Smith (percussion), and special guests Stanton Davis and Wadada Leo Smith (trumpets).

Rubin Museum of Art, 150 West 17th St, NYC, 212.620.5000 x344
Tickets are $18 in advance, $20 at the door, and $5 for students, and include a post-concert guided tour of the museum.

SUNDAY, JUNE 5th, doors at 7pm and concert at 7:30,(Le) Poisson Rouge
Wadada Leo Smith’s Golden Quartet

with Angelica Sanchez (piano), John Lindberg (bass), Pheeroan akLaff (drums)

(Le) Poisson Rouge, 158 Bleecker St, NYC, 212.505.3474
Tickets are $18 in advance, $22 at the door, and $15 for students.

TUESDAY, JUNE 7th, beginning at 7pm, Vision Festival 16, Abrons Arts Center
FONT at the Vision Fest headlined by a performance by
Polish trumpet legendTomasz Stanko,
in his first appearance at FONT or the Vision Festival.

Main Stage:
7pm – Amir ElSaffar’s With/Between, with Amir ElSaffar (tpt, voice), Jen Shyu (voice), Liberty Ellman (guitar), Francois Moutin (bass), Tomas Fujiwara (drums).

8:30 – Ted Daniel’s International Brass Membrane Corps salutes King Oliver, with Ted Daniel (cornet), Charles Burnham (violin), Howard Johnson (tuba), Warren Benbow (drums), Orlando ‘Que’ Rodriguez (percussion).

10:00 – Tomasz Stanko Quartet, with Tomasz Stanko (tpt), Sylvie Courvoisier (piano), Mark Feldman (violin), Mark Helias (bass).

Downstairs Theater:
7:45 – Two films by Robert O’Haire: “Bill Dixon: Going to the Center” and “Joseph Daley: Earthtones”.

9:15 – Stephanie Richards’ WATERcolor with Stephanie Richards (tpt), Qasim Naqvi and Andrew Munsey (drums), Kelly Rossum (tpt), Sam Minaie (bass).

10:45 – Jonathan Finlayson’s Sicilian Defense, with Jonathan Finlayson (tpt), Miles Okazaki (guitar), Keith Witty (bass), Damion Reid (drums).

Abrons Arts Center, 466 Grand St, NYC, 212.598.0400
Tickets are $30 at the door, $140 for a Vision Festival pass, and $20 for students and seniors

The Festival of New Trumpet Music is made possible in part through the generous support of Chamber Music America, the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, New York State Council on the Arts, Meet the Composer’s Cary New Music Performance Fund, the Bill Dixon Music Fund, and its individual donors and volunteer board.

COMING UP: A week-long tribute to Kenny Wheeler in October 2011.