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Vision Festival XV Brings Avant-Jazz Back to Abrons

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Muhal Richard Abrams - photo by Claudio Casanova / AAJItalia

Known as New York’s premier Avant-Jazz festival, Arts for Art‘s  Vision Festival is celebrating it’s 15th year by returning to Abrons Arts Center with 7 nights (and days) of jazz, art, dance, and poetry. Starting off with an Opening Ceremony on the mainstage this evening, Abrons will be converted into a fully interactive space with art exhibitions, a site-specific venue installation, and events occurring in multiple places simultaneously. 

This year’s festival will honor musician Muhal Richard Abrams for a Lifetime of Achievement, the legendary Fred Anderson, Michael Reed’s People, Places & Things Quartet, Open Loose with Mark Helias, Günter Baby Sommer & Wadada Leo Smith, David S. Ware Trio, Matthew Shipp, William Parker’s Southern Satellites, Amiri Baraka, Jayne Cortez, Guillermo E. Brown, By Any Means, Joëlle Léandre Stone Quartet, Hamid Drake, Vladimir Tarasov and “a bunch of the best drummers in the U.S.” paying tribute to Rashied Ali.

$30 Opening Night: Vision for Vision Benefit, $25 day passes, $20 students & seniors, $150 festival pass for all Abrons performances (466 Grand St.)

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