It was great to see all of you Jazz lovers who came out on April 16th as we continued our celebration of Jazz Appreciation Month by highlighting the relationship between music and the visual arts with The Bishop Gallery in Brooklyn.
We kicked it off with our The Jazz in Art Opening on April 8th, featuring visual artists Dick Griffin, Maria Dominguez, Juan Carlos Pinto, Delilah Benitez; with Edward Taylor’s historical collection from the Harlem Cultural Council’s Jazz Mobile, Newport Jazz Festival, & Jazz Opera (courtesy of Rasheed Campbell), Hugh Bell’s, Between the Rain Drops photography book, and master painter Samuel Adoquei, author of Origin of Inspiration. The exhibition runs thru April 29th.
On Saturday, April 16th, we enjoyed the rich sounds of world-renowned trombonist Dick Griffin, one of the most respected players of the long brass horn. Griffin was joined by French jazz pianist Tony Tixier and Santiago.
Griffin played songs from his upcoming album Homage to SunRa, and treated us with a playing technique he calls "circularphonics."
This was a rare event, and the first of many at The Bishop Gallery!