Arts for Art Announces March Salon Series w/ Amina Claudine Myers, William Parker & More

ARTS FOR ART PRESENTS 
MARCH ON_LINE SALON SERIES
HONORING AMINA CLAUDINE MYERS
 
MARCH 21, AMINA CLAUDINE MYERS BIRTHDAY SALON 
& FUNDRAISER FOR HER LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT 
 
This month features EVENTS & CONVERSATIONS with WILLIAM PARKER,
JAIMIE BRANCH, AVA MENDOZA, KEN FILIANO,
DARIUS JONES, DEVIN BRAHJA WALDMAN 
“Music is a wake-up call.  After the protest, you listen to it and it helps keep you awake. Because the problem is not to wake up — it’s not to go back to sleep.” – William Parker
Throughout March, Arts for Art (AFA) will continue twice-weekly livestream performances that celebrate and acknowledge the music of the Free Jazz community born from the African American experience. AFA Salons are fast becoming a fertile creative platform for exciting new collaborations between musicians and visual artists or occasionally poets and dancers.
This month AFA pays tribute to Amina Claudine Myers who will receive at the LifeTime Achievement Award at Vision 25 in July, 2021.  On March 21—the birthday of this seminal pianist, singer—AFA will present Myers in a special performance and conversation.
A founding member of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians (AACM), Myers began composing for voice and instruments and appearing on classic AACM records.  She has become well known for her work involving voice choirs, voice and instrumental ensemble, musical theater, and a robust exploration of the pipe organ, all while seamlessly blending the blues, jazz, gospel and extended forms.   Learn more about Amina here.
A March 16 highlight will feature a performance of William Parker’s “The Blinking of the Ear” that will include his visual art through the video of Miriam Parker.  
“Arts for Art brings the power of Free Jazz to lead and inspire in the face of attacks on truth, freedom, democracy and on justice for all people, especially people of color,” says founder and artistic director, Patricia Nicholson.
Tickets are available through Eventbrite with a $5 minimal donation (additional ticket information at Arts for Art).  All performers are paid. 
UPCOMING LIVE / REMOTE EVENTS
All livestreams are 8:00pm ET.  
Tickets are avaialble at Eventbrite ($5 minimum donation).
 
Each performance will be followed by Patricia Nicholson’s ongoing discussions with the artists. 
 
 
Tues, March 2
Jaimie Branch Trio 
Jaimie Branch – trumpet
Luke Stewart – bass
Mike Pride – drums
visual art by Theodore Darst
 
Thurs, March 4
Ava Mendoza 
Ava Mendoza – guitar
Luke Stewart – bass
Ches Smith – drums
Super-8 film by Keegan Monaghan
Tues, March 9
Ken Filiano 
TA Thompson – drums
Ken Filiano – bass
Michael Attias – alto sax
video art by William Mazza
Thurs, March 11
Darius Jones
Darius Jones – alto sax
Gerald Cleaver – drums
Cooper-Moore – piano
Shara Lunon – poetry
Tues, March 16
William Parker “The Blinking of the Ear” 
William Parker – bass
Eri Yamamoto – piano
AnnMarie Sandy – mezzo-soprano
Rob Brown – alto sax
Miriam Parker – video montage, movement
Thurs, March 18
Devin Brahja Waldman 
Devin Brahja Waldman – alto sax
James Brandon Lewis – tenor sax
Gerald Cleaver – drums
Sun, March 21
Amina Claudine Myers Lifetime Achievement Salon
Amina Claudine Myers – piano
Ticket information
Thurs, March 25
Newman Taylor Baker’s Washboard XT
Newman Taylor Baker – washboard
Trashina Connor – dance
Stomu Takeishi – bass
Matthew Shipp – piano
Tues, March 30
Matt Lavelle “This One’s for Giuseppe and Bern”
Matt Lavelle – trumpet
Larry Roland – bass, poetry
Ryan Sawyer – drums
ON DEMAND: 
 
Vision:  Healing Soul 
AFA team have reimagined the renowned Vision Festival as a limited-capacity outdoor event with a professionally filmed livestream.   Artists include Amina Claudine Myers (honoring her lifetime of achievement), Oliver Lake, William Parker, Wadada Leo Smith and many more.  Additional information can be found here.
Additional archives can be viewed on YouTube and  Arts for Art.