The October Jazz Revolution including the “Black Lives Matter” Suite

Join NWU members John Pietaro, Zigi Lowenberg and others performing for The  October Jazz Revolution on Thursday, Oct. 15, 2015 from 6 – 10 pm at The Commons, 388 Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11217.  Register Now.

The October Jazz Revolution
including the “Black Lives Matter” Suite
Music Now

The October Jazz Revolution

Multi-reedist Ras Moshe Burnett’s production organization Music Now! presents an evening of multi-disciplinary radical arts. The event honors the rich heritage of Free Jazz as well as the 98th anniversary of the October Revolution. The concert will comprise five sets of politically powerful statements, commencing with a poets’ open mic. A variety of downtown improvisers will perform works comprising a tapestry of new composition, free improvisation and spoken word; set number four also includes a film screening. The evening will close with an experimental large ensemble performing a piece conducted concurrently by several participants. It will showcase the spoken word performance of women poets. 

-The Revolution Begins: 6 pm Open Mic Poetry: 40 minutes of whatever you want to read. Open to all poets

John Pietaro’s Literary Warrior Project
with John Pietaro: Recitation and Congas
Laurie Towers: Bass
Ras Moshe Burnett: Reeds & Flute

The Music Now! Unit
will premiere the new compositions: “Black Lives Matter Suite” and “Black October”
with Ras Moshe Burnett: Reeds
Matt Lavelle: Trumpet
Tiffany Chang: Drums

Trudy Silver’s “Where’s The Outrage?”
Kyungmi Lee: Flute
David Gould: Percussion
Sanae Buck: Butto Mime
Scottie Davis: Actor/Mime/Vocals
Trudy Silver: Piano
Jane Grenier: film “Where’s The Outrage?”

-The October Revolution Orchestra
Zigi Lowenberg, Lauren Lee – voices

Ras Moshe- Tenor and Soprano Saxes, Flute

Rocco John Iacovone: Alto Sax

Edith Lettner- Alto Sax

Latham Hardy- Reeds
Chris Forbes: Piano

Philip Sirois: Upright Bass

Laurie Tower: Electric Bass

John Pietaro: Percussion

with others to be announced

Sliding Scale $6 / $10 / $15


The Commons
388 Atlantic Avenue (between Hoyt and Bond streets)
Brooklyn, NY 11217