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Arts For Art Online Salon

Friday, June 19 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 8:00 pm on Wednesday and Friday, repeating until Wednesday, August 5, 2020

An event every week that begins at 8:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until Thursday, September 3, 2020

AFA launched the On_Line Salon Series on May 1 on Zoom with saxophonist Tony Malaby and pianist Angelica Sanchez. The livestream series features performances, a conversation with host Patricia Nicholson, and an open Q&A. The concerts are free, but we encourage donations to help fund performer fees.

FreeJazz Works in a Time of Crisis
Matt Lavelle / Mara Rosenbloom
​Daniel Carter / Warren Smith 

On_Line Salon

THURSDAY August 13, 2020 – 8:00pm EDT
Live on Zoom
Matt Lavelle – trumpet, alto & bass clarinet
Mara Rosenbloom – piano
Daniel Carter – reeds, trumpet
Warren Smith – percussion
In performance and conversation.
Register below to receive the Zoom link to attend the event and participate in the post-performance discussion.
You can watch performance, without the interview on YouTube or Facebook.
William Parker

Your Donation Makes This Event Possible
AFA Artist Support Fund

In this gathering brought together by Arts for Art, we will improvise. Each of us will bring our own language to communicate with each other and the world about what it means to be a human being in 2020.

The late great William Connell told me that Warren Smith is an angel. Any group with him is coming from a place of love for the music and each other. There is an instant unity present. Daniel Carter is now a living legend, having played thousands of sessions all over NYC seeking a common humanity in literally everyone he meets. Daniel takes his own personal symphony with him wherever he goes. He’s still on the front line of creative music in 2020. Mara Rosenbloom has been on fire in New York City for a decade now, her piano trio described in the New York Times as containing bristling provocation and full-bore group improvising. As for me, I’m currently trying to find out just what sound looks like as a I try to paint the sky with the sounds coming from my trumpet bell.  – Matt Lavelle

Upcoming On_Line Salons
Matthew Shipp

THURSDAY August 20

Matthew Shipp – piano
Bobby Kapp – drums
William Parker – bass

Drummer Bobby Kapp first expanded the possibilities of free jazz and poetry in the 1960s with artists like Marion Brown, Noah Howard, and Gato Barbieri. Now nearly 60 years later, he continues to innovate with two of the music’s most important current artists, Willam Parker and Matthew Shipp.
Melanie Dyer

THURSDAY August 27

We Free Strings
Melanie Dyer – viola
Gwen Laster – violin
Charles Burnham – violin
Ken Filiano – bass

This abridged version of WeFreeStrings will perform original music inspired by the words of Amiri Baraka, Fred Hampton, & Fannie Lou Hamer.

ARTS FOR ART - Arts for Art


Friday, June 19
8:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Buffalo, NY United States


Arts for Arts