172 Norfolk Street
New York, New York 10002

Thursday June 21
Poet/Host Alexandre Pierrepont
6:00 New York – Paris Poetry Tribes, New York
Miguel Algarin, Steve Cannon, Steve Dalachinsky, Post Midnight, Ishle Park/ The Weavers, Paris Thomas Gilson, Mathias Gross, Alexandre Pierrepont, Laurence Pierrepont, Daniel Vassaux
7:30 Nicole Mitchell’s Black Earth Ensemble – Xenogenesis Suite: A Tribute to Octavia Butler
David Young trumpet / Nicole Mitchell flute / David Boykin reeds
Justin Dillard piano / Tomeka Reid cello / Josh Abrams bass
Arveeayl Ra drums / Marcus Evans drums / Mankwe Ndosi vocals
8:30 Hardcell
Tim Berne alto saxophone / Craig Taborn piano / Tom Rainey drums
9:30 Local Lingo
Jason Kao Hwang violin, viola, compositions / Sang Won Park ajang, kayagum, voice
10:30 Jayne Cortez and The Firespitters
Jayne Cortez poetry / Bern Nix guitar / special guests TBA
Al MacDowell bass / Denardo Coleman drums

Friday June 22
Poet/Host David Budbill
5:30 Panel Discussion Part I – Art in America: A Grassroots Struggle
7:00 50 Violins for Leroy Jenkins
Memorial tribute led by Billy Bang, coordinated by Jason Kao Hwang
7:30 Matthew Shipp Solo Piano
8:30 Roy Campbell’s Ahkenaten Suite – World Premiere
Roy Campbell trumpet / Billy Bang violin / Bryan Carrott vibraharp
Hilliard Greene bass / Zen Matsuura drums
9:30 Dance/Music/Art Installation “A State of Mind” by Patricia Nicholson
Dance: Miriam Parker, Julia Wilkins, Gus Solomons, jr
Music: Lewis Barnes, Rob Brown, William Parker, Hamid Drake
Artists: Amir Bey, Jo Wood Brown, Katie Martin, Kazuko Miyamoto,
Phyllis Bulkin-Lehrer, Lili White
10:15 Fred Anderson Trio
Fred Anderson tenor saxophone / Harrison Bankhead bass
Hamid Drake drums
11:15 Spindrift for Leroy Jenkins
Myra Melford piano, melodica / Mark Taylor French horn
Brandon Ross guitars / Shuni Tsou di-zi

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Added by Fumio on January 24, 2007


Josh Carr

"The centerpiece of this year's festival will be a special lifetime achievement celebration for legendary trumpeter Bill Dixon who we have commissioned to compose a big band work to be premiered at the festival."