Only a few seats remain for BarnArts’ free performance of The Red, Black and Green Revolutionary Eco-Music Tour. The concert is scheduled for Friday, Feb. 21 at 7 p.m. at Barnard’s First Universalist Church.
The tour is a 16-piece jazz band will perform the music of two legendary and influential big band jazz composers: Cal Massey, a leading 1960s African-American composer whose long-lost magnum opus “The Black Liberation Movement Suite” is one of the 20th century’s great undiscovered long-form works; and Fred Ho, famed composer, political activist, ecosocialist and “Best baritone saxophonist of all time” (The New Yorker). Ho will showcase the world premiere of his newest work, “The Revolutionary Gardens of Harlem Suite: A Tribute to Clifford Thornton.”
The band includes some of the nation’s most acclaimed jazz musicians, including Jay Rodriguez (in the bands of Ornette Coleman, Oliver Nelson), bass trombonist Earl McIntyre (Duke Ellington, Mel Lewis/Thad Jones), trumpeter Winston Byrd (Paquito D’ Rivera, Clark Terry), and Fred Ho’s saxophone protégé Ben Barson (Arturo O’Farrill, Craig Harris). Tenor saxophonist and distinguished jazz scholar Salim Washington (Pharoah Sanders, Randy Weston) will be accompanying the tour as performer and a speaker, having worked with the music of Cal Massey for decades.
Following the performance there will be a meet and greet and post-show discussion with the musicians at the Barnard Inn Restaurant & Max’s Tavern where patrons can order a la carte off their full menu until 10 p.m.
Because of a grant by The Canaday Family Charitable Trust this will be a free concert. However, donations are welcomed to help support BarnArts Center for the Arts’ expanding efforts in providing opportunity for local adults and children to engage in musical, stage, and artistic productions.
For reservations please call 802-332-6020 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
(The above was a release submitted by BarnArts.)