Saturday, Oct. 9, 3pm: DOUBLE BILL featuring Momenta Quartet and jazz fusion band “All Things to All People"
Steve Antonelli, mandolin Richard Robinson, guitar Jeff "Siege" Siegel, drums Hilliard Greene, bass
Momenta performs Alvin Singleton’s String Quartet no. 1 and Sergei Prokofiev’s String Quartet no. 2, based on Kabardino-Balkan folk themes from the North Caucasus.
All Things to All People (the musical project) combines artists with backgrounds in Indian classical music, jazz, African music, South American music and New York "downtown" music into a sometimes combustible/sometimes contemplative mixture of form and improvisation that, although recorded, is meant to be performed live and is never performed the same way twice.
These two performances are part of a 6-concert series, The Concourse Counterpoint Fall Festival, co-curated by Momenta’s violist Stephanie Griffin and jazz bassist Hilliard Greene. The series was made possible through the support of the Bronx Council on the Arts and the City Artist Corps program. (Hill got a CAC grant, too!)
Concourse Counterpoint Fall Festival:
Friday, Oct. 8, 7pm: Odero George Achieng from Kenya sings plays his one-string orutu in new and traditional music with members of the Omi Ensemble (Sweet Lee Odom, reeds; Volker Goetze, trumpet; Stephanie Griffin, viola; Hilliard Greene, bass; and Sipho Kunene, drums
Saturday, Oct. 16, 3pm: Garifuna Jazz Ensemble at the Vegan Market Lucy Blanco, Vocalist, founder of The Garifuna Jazz Ensemble Mario E. Sprouse, pianist, musical director Gary "Wicked" Fritz, percussionist Hilliard Greene, bassist
Saturday, Oct. 23, 3pm: John Coltrane's "A Love Supreme” Interpreted by Louie Belogenis, sax; Beth Anne Hatton, vocals; Roberta Piket, keyboard; Kirk Knuffke, trumpet; Michael Wimberly, drums; and Hilliard Greene, bass
Thursday, October 28, 7pm: The Jazz Expressions with vocalist Jasmine Williams Jasmine Williams, vocals; TK Blue, sax; Dwayne (Cook) Broadnax, drums; Sharp Radway, keyboard; Hilliard Greene, bass/Musical Director
Please save the dates and tell your friends!
And for those of you who do not know the “Concourse” neighborhood in the Bronx, it is well worth exploring and very easy to get to. The easiest route is the D to 167. Be on the back of the train if you are coming from points South, and you will exit on Grand Concourse and McClellan, right across the street from the venue. There are also regular buses from Harlem and Washington Heights. Come early and visit the Bronx Museum across the street or take a walk in Joyce Kilmer park, and/or – eat great Jamaican food! (Stephanie's favorite place: Country Style Restaurant, 1195 Walton Avenue.)
A Note about COVID: In compliance with the new laws in NYC, the Andrew Freedman Home will be checking proof of vaccination from all audience members and performers. Please bring a photo of your vaccination card or one of the new apps. Also, please wear a mask during the concert.
Thanks again to the Bronx Council on the Arts and City Artist Corps for their support of these concerts!