SONO presents: ENSEMBLES FOR ALVIN, a tribute to Alvin Fielder led by Amari Ansari, Joe Dyson, and Ben Lamar Gay

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The stars are aligning for our fourth annual celebration of music, visions and the collaborative spirit.

Sound Observatory New Orleans (SONO). Our mission is simple. Create an optimal environment to foster and present new, original music, sound & visual installation, and creative performance in New Orleans.

Amari Ansari is a New Orleans based saxophonist, composer, educator and performer. 

One of the latest sounds emerging from New Orleans' Drum Legacy is Joe Dyson. He has been seen with a list of brilliant artist, including Nicholas Payton, Donald Harrison, and Dr Lonnie Smith. Dyson can also be seen forging a new path for music with Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah's "Stretch Music" creating a new approach to drumming with his "Pan African Kit." He has appeared on over 30 albums, including recent releases AFRO CARRIBEAN MIXTAPE  by Nicholas Payton, (Paytone/ Ropeadope Records), Sullivan Fortner's ARIA (Impulse Universal Records) and Christian aTunde Adjuah's Grammy Nominated Emancipation Procrastination  (Ropeadope Records). Elder Drummers are calling him "The One," the one that will carry the legacy forward.

Chicago cornetist Ben Lamar Gay is one of the city's most adventurous and boundary-pushing performers with sound that touches upon avant-garde jazz, hip-hop, indie rock, Brazilian traditions, and experimental electronic composition. A member of the AACM, Gay (who also spent time traveling and living in Brazil) emerged in the 2000s singing and playing a variety of instruments. Most often, he works in the studio, layering his songs with overdubbed parts, as he did on his own Juba Dance album Orange. Over the years, he has proven himself to be an unpredictable artist with a wide-ranging stylistic ear.

Downtown Castles Can Never Block the Sun Raised on Chicago's South Side, Gay developed his cornet skills as a member of the respected AACM (Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians). As a solo artist, he released the album Orange under the Juba Dance moniker. From there, he appeared on albums by a diverse range of artists from hip-hop performer Polyphonic the Verbose and jazz drummer Makaya McCraven to alternative R&B artist Coultrain. He has also collaborated with Jaimie Branch, Theo Parrish, Celso Fonseca, and others.


Details

  • 9:30PM–Tuesday, April 30
  • FREE WITH RSVP

The stars are aligning for our fourth annual celebration of music, visions and the collaborative spirit.

Sound Observatory New Orleans (SONO). Our mission is simple. Create an optimal environment to foster and present new, original music, sound & visual installation, and creative performance in New Orleans.

Amari Ansari is a New Orleans based saxophonist, composer, educator and performer. 

One of the latest sounds emerging from New Orleans' Drum Legacy is Joe Dyson. He has been seen with a list of brilliant artist, including Nicholas Payton, Donald Harrison, and Dr Lonnie Smith. Dyson can also be seen forging a new path for music with Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah's "Stretch Music" creating a new approach to drumming with his "Pan African Kit." He has appeared on over 30 albums, including recent releases AFRO CARRIBEAN MIXTAPE  by Nicholas Payton, (Paytone/ Ropeadope Records), Sullivan Fortner's ARIA (Impulse Universal Records) and Christian aTunde Adjuah's Grammy Nominated Emancipation Procrastination  (Ropeadope Records). Elder Drummers are calling him "The One," the one that will carry the legacy forward.

Chicago cornetist Ben Lamar Gay is one of the city's most adventurous and boundary-pushing performers with sound that touches upon avant-garde jazz, hip-hop, indie rock, Brazilian traditions, and experimental electronic composition. A member of the AACM, Gay (who also spent time traveling and living in Brazil) emerged in the 2000s singing and playing a variety of instruments. Most often, he works in the studio, layering his songs with overdubbed parts, as he did on his own Juba Dance album Orange. Over the years, he has proven himself to be an unpredictable artist with a wide-ranging stylistic ear.

Downtown Castles Can Never Block the Sun Raised on Chicago's South Side, Gay developed his cornet skills as a member of the respected AACM (Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians). As a solo artist, he released the album Orange under the Juba Dance moniker. From there, he appeared on albums by a diverse range of artists from hip-hop performer Polyphonic the Verbose and jazz drummer Makaya McCraven to alternative R&B artist Coultrain. He has also collaborated with Jaimie Branch, Theo Parrish, Celso Fonseca, and others.

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