David Bindman concerts

Friday, January 5, 2018, 7:30 PM – 10:30 PM, concert and film screening with Blood Drum Spirit, Multicultural Arts Center, 41 Second Street, Cambridge, MA 02141, admission: $15


August 18-September 2, concerts, film screenings , and workshops with Blood Drum Spirit in Ghana

May 7, 3 pm, Blood Drum Spirit Ancestors Concert at Stephens Church, 67 East Street at Park Square, Pittsfield, MA


Please join us for our upcoming residency at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth April 3-9, details below. All events at UMass are free and open to the public. The April 8 concert at Wamsutta Club is a benefit for the  New Bedford YWCA (ticket info below).

DB sextet personnel: David Bindman, saxophones/composer, Wes Brown, double bass, royal hartigan, drums, Frank London, trumpet, Reut Regev, trombone, Matan Rubinstein, piano; for the Thursday afternoon concert we will be joined by Umass professors Jing Wang, erhu and Harvey Goldman, animation (12:30)

Residency details:

Monday April 3    The Visual Arts and Music

10:30 am - 1:30 pm, CVPA room 104, open rehearsal

3-5:50 pm CVPA 107, Open Rehearsal Free Interactions with Visual Artists with Prof. April Claggett’s Figure Drawing Class

6-7 pm CVPA 221  Interactions with Prof. Wang Jing’s Laptop Ensemble class

Tuesday April 5      The Prism of Sound and Motion

9:30-10:45 am and 11-12:15pm  CVPA 104, Global Music, Culture, Visual Arts, and Improvisation with Prof. Susan Shireson’s Drawing class and Prof. Andy McWain’s Jazz History class

2-3:15 pm, CVPA 229  Open forum with Prof. Rieko Tanaka’s  Music Skills class.  

3:30-6 pm CVPA rooms 104 and 101 Jazz Ensemble Open Rehearsal with Prof. Andy McWain’s Jazz History class and Prof. Toby Monte’s Large Jazz Ensemble

Wednesday April 5      Spaces of Interaction: Jazz, Electronic Music, and Visual Arts
11-11:50 am   CVPA 107 Interactions with Prof. Wang Jing’s Electroacoustic Music class

1-2 pm CVPA 104  Discussion on Life in the Arts, and Surviving in the Music World with Prof. Andy McWain’s Capstone Seminar

2-3 pm CVPA 104   Presentation by Animation Artist Harvey Goldman and Prof. Wang Jing and their work with the ensemble

4-6 pm CVPA 107 Open Rehearsal

8 pm CVPA 104   Concert of Original Music as part of the CVPA Jazz Series

9:15 pm  CVPA 104  Workshop with Musicians, Visual Artists, Dancers, and Poets

Thursday April 6    Jazz as an Expression of Life

11 am CVPA 153 Demonstration and Discussion on African American Music with Prof. Andy McWain’s Jazz History classes

12:30 pm - 1:45 concert CVPA 153, Concert as Part of the Music Department Recital Series, and Prof. Will Riley’s Intro to Music Class, with guests Prof. Wang Jing, erhu, and Prof. Harvey Goldman, animation

3:30-4:45 pm  CVPA 107 Interactions with students and Prof. Andy McWain’s Jazz History class

5-7 pm CVPA 103 Open discussions and collaborations with poets, visual artists, dancers, and performance artists; lessons

Friday April 7     Music and the Spoken Word

10 am–1 pm CVPA 104    Free, Open Interactions with Dancers, Poets, Visual Artists and Prof. Andy McWain’s Jazz Piano class;

2–4 pm Frederick Douglass Unity House   Open Performance with Mwalim 777’s Literature class; also with Community Poets/Spoken Word Artists, Dancers, and Visual Artists 

5-7 pm CVPA open Individual and Group Discussions, Mentoring, and Interactive Performances

Saturday April 8

1-4 pm  CVPA 107  Open rehearsal with dancers, visual and literary artists,

8 pm  Concert at the Wamsutta Club, 427 County Street, New Bedford, MA. Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 at the door. Proceeds will benefit the YWCA of Southeastern Mass. For more information call Whaling City Sound at (508) 992-6613 or email Neal Weiss at nweiss@focenter.com   http://www.wamsuttaclub.net/ 

Saxophonist drawing by Iliana Zamorska.
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