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Matt Lavelle, Larry Roland, Ryan Sawyer
March 30, 2021 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Matt Lavelle, Ryan Sawyer, Larry Roland in Performance & Discussion. Suggested minimum donation is $5. Donations go towards funding artist fees. Arts for Art’s On_Line Salon series features live streaming FreeJazz performances and conversations every Tuesday and Thursday.
Tuessday March 30, 2021, 8PM ET
Video is available to view through Friday April 2, 6PM ET
Not long into the beginning of the Pandemic, Giuseppi Logan was caught in a Corona wave. His last musical session was in February 2020. We’re going to play in tribute to him and also the late great Bern Nix, with a poem that Larry Roland composed for him. Musically we may reach a place where the sound of humanity might plug in the sky. – Matt Lavelle
Matt Lavelle – trumpet
Ryan Sawyer – drums
Larry Roland – bass, poetry
Matt Lavelle is a trumpet, flugelhorn, bass and alto clarinet player, and composer based in New York City. He began his music career with Hildred Humphries, a swing era veteran who played with Count Basie and Billie Holiday. He has played in ensembles led by Sabir Mateen since 2002. In 2005, Lavelle began study with Ornette Coleman. Lavelle was a member of the Bern Nix quartet from 2010-2017. Lavelle recorded with Giuseppi Logan in 2010. In 2011 Lavelle created the 12 Houses Orchestra. Lavelle records for Unseen Rain and has just released a record on the legendary ESP record label, a duo with Reggie Sylvester called Retrograde.
Lavelle has played and collaborated with Ornette Coleman, William Parker, Warren Smith, Henry Grimes, Eric Mingus, Sabir Mateen, Roy Campbell, Daniel Carter, Jemeel Moondoc, Mat Maneri, Ras Moshe, Hilliard Greene, Steve Swell, Matana Roberts, Bern Nix, Jack DeSalvo, Charles Downs, Tom Cabrera, Francois Grillot, Giuseppi Logan, William Hooker and many others.
In May 2020, Arts for Art introduced the On_Line Salon series to provide performance opportunities for our artists who lost all in-person gigs due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Since then, we’ve presented over 45 performances featuring 100 artists. Performances stream every Tuesday and Thursday. See the full schedule at https://www.artsforart.org/onlinesalon.
Arts for Art is dedicated to the exceptional creativity that originated in the African American multi-arts jazz culture that utilizes improvisation to express a larger, more positive dream of inclusion and freedom.