CHRISTIAN MCBRIDE SUPPORTS THE "Under_Line"
Posted on 11/30/2012at 7:02 AM
Connecting the past and the present, to build a home for uncompromised music in the lower east side.

IN HONOR OF THE FOUNDERS OF FREE JAZZ

WHAT: VIP Party Launch – Special Performances

By Event Co-Chairs: CHRISTIAN MCBRIDE / D.J. SPOOKY / WILLIAM PARKER
+ JOHN ZORN / HENRY GRIMES / ROY CAMPBELL / + Artists Round Table
Raffle, / Food by Blue Ribbon Sushi & La Esquina / Open Bar

All Star Benefit Featuring: MILFORD GRAVES / JOE LOVANO / WILLIAM PARKER
CHARLES GAYLE / JUDI SILVANO / HAMIET BLUIETT
MIYA MASAOKA / QASIM NAQVI / BILLY MARTIN / RENEE NEUFVILLE
YOSHIKO CHUMA / ROB BROWN / COOPER-MOORE / JOE MCPHEE
Special Guest: JOHN FORTÉ

WHEN: Tuesday, December 4th – “By Invitation Only” 6:30PM - 8:30PM
General Public All Star Benefit: 8:30PM– 12Midnight

WHERE: The Angel Orensanz Foundation, 172 Norfolk Street, New York, NY 10002

TICKETS: “Exclusive Event”: $150 http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/289430?date=730847

All Star Benefit: $45 advance tickets http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/289439

INFO: Email info@artsforart.org / Call (212) 254-5420

URL: www.artsforart.org

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: On Tuesday, December 4th, Arts for Art will launch the Under_Line campaign with a special benefit featuring the best musicians bridging different aesthetics under the banner Vision and Integrity. There will be a visual presentation portraying the history of jazz within the lower east side and art, across generations featuring the hip and the cool. The Under_Line will connect the past and present of un-compromised music and creative expression to the lower east side. From the Lower Eastside to the world- Arts for Art has identified the perfect venue to set the stage for talents to showcase from the Lower Eastside to the world. The 17,000 square foot undeveloped basement of the Clemente Soto Velez (CSV) located at 107 Suffolk Street could serve as an excellent and viable location to build a performance space rich in cultural relevance.

“I remember the lower eastside as a creative hub and destination for jazz and experimental music and art” says Patricia Parker, Director, Arts for Art. We have been witnessing a steady decline in venues that feature for great music over a decade now.

About Arts For Art: Arts For Art, Inc. was founded in 1995 by arts organizer/choreographer Patricia Parker, who a decade earlier, along with world –renowned bassists/composers William Parker and Peter Kowald, produced the Vision Festival precursor, the Sound Unity Festival, which was immortalized in the influential documentary film, Rising Toes Cross. Since its inception, Arts for Art has produced events throughout New York City year round including the Vision Collaboration Nights each winter, the InGardens Concert Series each Fall and the Evolving Music/Evolving Voice Series which runs all-year-round. For her efforts, Ms. Nicholson Parker has been nominated as a “Producer of the Year” by the Jazz Journalists Association (JJA) three times, winning the honor in 2003, 2007 and 2008. In 2011, Arts for Art won the CMA/ASCAP Award for Adventurous Programming.

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