Celebration of Bill Dixon

Posted by: admin on May 12, 2011 @ 7:20 am
Filed under: Dave Douglas (News), Music

Festival of New Trumpet Music returns for a short concert series in June. Concerts feature, among others, Wadada Leo Smith in a new commissioned work, Tomasz Stanko with a group of New York players, Ted Daniel explores King Oliver, Amir El Saffar, Stephanie Richards, Jonathan Finlayson, and much more.

Here’s a profile about the June 3 concert celebrating the life and music of Bill Dixon. Many of the players involved worked with Dixon for years. Should be an exciting night of music.

Bill Dixon

Honoring Bill Dixon at the Rubin Museum of Art

The Festival of New Trumpet Music celebrates the life and work of the late trumpet player Bill Dixon (1925-2010), who was an inspiration and a trailblazer.

With long-time Dixon collaborators Taylor Ho Bynum, Stephen Haynes, and Rob Mazurek (cornets, trumpets), William Parker (bass), Warren Smith (percussion), and special guests Stanton Davis and Wadada Leo Smith (trumpets)

 

Rubin Museum of Art | 150 West 17th St, NYC

$18 advance, $20 door, $5 students, includes a post-concert guided tour of museum

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