published in Jazz Times , written By: Jeff Tamarkin
The 13th annual Vision Festival, a celebration of avant-jazz music, poetry, dance and art, will be held Tuesday, June 10th through Sunday, June 15th at Manhattan’s Clemente Solo Vélez Cultural Center.
Vision Festival XIII will present more than 25 groups, featuring many of improvised music’s most respected performers, including an entire night of music dedicated to this year’s special honoree, veteran New Orleans-based saxophonist Edward “Kidd” Jordan (pictured). The venue itself will be transformed by an art installation designed to complement this year’s festival, which will include dance performances, poetry readings and panel discussions exploring the state of art in America.
The Vision Festival is a presentation of Arts for Art, Inc., a non-profit organization dedicated to building awareness and understanding of avant-jazz and related expressive movements while encouraging a sense of community amongst artists and their audiences. Arts for Art, Inc. was founded in 1995 by dancer/arts organizer Patricia Nicholson Parker, who, a decade earlier, along with world renowned bassist/composers William Parker and Peter Kowald, produced the Vision Festival precursor, the Sound Unity Festival, which was immortalized in the influential documentary film, Rising Tones Cross.
More information is available at Vision Festival.
Vision Festival XIII to Be Held June 10th-15th in New York