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Meet Jonathan Glass

Read "Meet Jonathan Glass" reviewed by Tessa Souter and Andrea Wolper

New York, New York, we can't imagine our latest jazz Super Fan thriving anywhere else, inspired as he is by the sports teams, the museums, the art galleries, the theater, and the jazz clubs—-perhaps most of all, the jazz clubs. You might have spotted him, sketchbook in hand, capturing the spirit of the night's performance for ...

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Sonic Explorations and Creative Improvisations at The Guelph Jazz Festival

Read "Sonic Explorations and Creative Improvisations at The Guelph Jazz Festival" reviewed by Dave Kaufman

In North America, there are over 100 annual jazz festivals. Only a small number of these festivals are devoted to the avant-garde, adventurous, and freely improvised music. The Vision Festival in jny: New York City is perhaps the best known festival with its celebration of improvised music, dance, and poetry. There are a few others that ...

Meet Jeff Evans

Read "Meet Jeff Evans" reviewed by Tessa Souter and Andrea Wolper

Our first Super Fan of 2019 is such a jazz head that he and his wife of 42 years got engaged at a jazz club. These days, Jeff frequently can be seen in the New York clubs indulging several of his passions at once. Living in a city he describes as “richly blessed" with venues, he ...

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The 23rd Edition Of New York’s Vision Festival

Read "The 23rd Edition Of New York’s Vision Festival" reviewed by Frank Rubolino

If one had to pick just one word to describe New York's Vision Festival, it would be consistency. This late May 2018 event, which has been presented annually since 1996, has consistently offered exciting and inspired improvised music, poetry, and dance executed by both seasoned, well-established artists as well as younger, emerging talent. They all have ...

ARTICLE: IN PICTURES

Vision Festival 2017

Read "Vision Festival 2017" reviewed by Frank Rubolino

New York's Vision Festival of innovative music marked its 22nd anniversary last month with another stellar lineup boasting pioneers of the avant-garde playing alongside a premier cadre of younger musicians. Presented at the historic Judson Memorial Church in the heart of Greenwich Village by Arts for Art, the festival featured six nights of challenging music, much ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEW

Vision Festival: Days 5-6, June 9-10, 2011

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Day 1 | Days 2-3 | Day 4 | Days 5-6 | Day 7Kidd Jordan Quintet, Matthew Shipp/Evan Parker, Paradoxical Frog, Planetary UnknownVision FestivalAbrons Arts CenterNew York CityJune 9-10, 2011 Kidd Jordan Quintet New Orleans saxophonist Edward Kidd Jordan, who was the ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEW

Vision Festival: Days 2-3, June 6-7, 2011

Read "Vision Festival: Days 2-3, June 6-7, 2011" reviewed by John Sharpe

Day 1 | Days 2-3 | Day 4 | Days 5-6 | Day 7 Vision FestivalAbrons Arts CenterNew York, NYJune 6-7, 2011 Having two stage areas allowed the Vision Festival organizers to minimize changeover times by programming consecutive performances alternately, between the main hall and the downstairs theater. Breathless ...

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Vision Festival: Day 1, June 5, 2011

Read "Vision Festival: Day 1, June 5, 2011" reviewed by John Sharpe

Day 1 | Days 2-3 | Day 4 | Days 5-6 | Day 7 Vision FestivalAbrons Arts CenterNew York, NYJune 5-11, 2011 Now in its 16th year, the annual Vision Festival in NYC's Lower East Side remains the premier showcase for the city's avant jazz talent. While for residents, ...

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Ted Daniel and Tomasz Stanko: Vision Festival 16, June 7, 2011

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Ted Daniel's International Brass Membrane Society Salute to King OliverAbrons Art Center Main StageNew York, NYJune 7, 2011 Tuesday night at lower Manhattan's Abrons Art Center saw the Festival of New Trumpet team up with the hosting Vision Fest for a night of great music from musicians of all ages, ...

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Lineage and Vision Festival 16: June 5-11

Lineage and Vision Festival 16: June 5-11

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