Date: Sunday, October 26, 2014
Venue: Union Arts DC (411 New York Ave NE, Washington, District of Columbia 20002)
Genre: a series of duo performances
This month of October 2014 marks the 50th anniversary of the October Revolution in Jazz, organized by trumpeter Bill Dixon in New York City. The goal was to provide a platform for musicians dedicated performing original and improvised music, but were not able to find steady work in this approach. It ultimately lead to the creation of the Jazz Composer’s Guild and was another important statement in organizing musicians and artists in practicing self-determination in their artistic careers and in the community.
For this performance, musicians from DC, with a few special guests from New York City will collaborate in a series of duo performances. This is in recognition of a historical event, showcasing a community of musicians who have been influenced by the October Revolution.
Musicians include Ras Moshe, Sohrab Saadat Ladjevardi (SoSaLa DC music collective), Kamyar Arsani (SoSaLa DC music collective), Brian Settles, Aaron Martin, Jamal Moore, Jeron White, Warren “Trae” Cruddop III (SoSaLa DC music collective), Luke Stewart (SoSaLa DC music collective), Nate Scheible, and more!
The duo Sohrab Saadat Ladjevardi (tenor sax and vocals) and Kamyar Arsani (daf, percussion and vocals) will perform nu world trash music, oriental music meets jazz meets improv meets music activism!