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Vision Festival 16 Billy Bang Memorial and Then Some


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Vision Festival 16 concludes as it began with a tribute to one of its own now gone. In this case it would be Billy Bang. Along the way are many other memorable moments waiting in the wings.

Abrons Arts Center In the Main Stage

6:00PM to 7:00PM

Reut Regev R*Time Special Edition

Reut Regev (trombone), Burton Greene (piano), Al Macdowell (bass) and Igal Foni (drums).

7:00PM to 8:00PM

Connie Crothers Quartet

Connie Crothers (piano), Richard Tabnik (alto sax), Ken Filiano (bass), Roger Mancuso (drums).

8:30PM to 9:30PM

Mystery Collective Spiritual Renaissance

Cooper-Moore (piano), Rob Brown (sax), Jason Kao Hwang (violin), William Parker (bass)' Gerald Cleaver (drums) and Patricia Nicholson (dance).

10:00PM to 11:00PM

Sonny Simmons & Francois Tusques

Francois Tusques (piano) and Sonny Simmons (sax).

11:00PM to 11:59PM

Billy Bang Honored

Billy Bang was honored in 2010 VF with a special award for his leadership, vision, and musical genius. This year we have suffered the loss of this irreplaceable violin legend Billy Bang his spirit, his music, his presence. Now he has joined with other angels of music. He was scheduled to perform on the last night of the festival. The Festival Finale will feature a 25 Piece String Ensemble plus special guests under the direction of William Parker. They will perform Bang's Mystery of the Mekong.

Billy Bang Tribute Festival Finale 25 Piece String Ensemble with Special Guests Performs Billy Bang's Mystery of Mekong under the direction of William Parker

Abrons Art Center Downstairs In the Downstairs Theater

7:45PM to 8:30PM

Geraldine Eguiluz's Albedo Solo

Geraldine Eguiluz (voice, percussions, guitar)

9:15PM to 9:45PM

Remi Alvarez Quartet

Remi Alvarez (tenor sax, flute, ocarina), Dom Minasi (guitar), Ken Filiano (bass), Michael TA Thompson (drums).

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