Arts For Art will hold its Semi-Annual Evolving Series from January 4 to 24, 2016. The theme of the series is Not A Police State, Justice is Compassion

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The evolving series will feature Free Jazz music, improvised dance, poetry, visual art and a forum on "Art in Context".

Arts for Art presents Free Jazz within a socially relevant context. January's comprehensive program includes: dance improvisation, poetry, visual arts and a forum on "Art in Context."

The series will present musicians that are new, mid-career and artists of legendary status.

“We are artists first. We respond to the world through our art because art is our strongest voice,” Parker explains.

The featured list of performers includes: Henry Grimes, Charles Gayle, James Brandon Lewis, Rob Brown, Joe McPhee, Michael Bisio, Yoni Kretzmer, Yoshiko Chuma, Steve Swell, Daniel Levin, Mat Maneri, Tony Malaby, Jason Kao Hwang, Tomeka Reid, Anders Nilsson, Andrew Lamb, Kyoko Kitamura, Ingrid Laubrock, Jemeel Moondoc, Fay Victor, Chris Pitsiokos, Juan Pablo Carletti, Kirk Knuffke, Connie Crothers, Raymond Nat Turner, Hamiet Bluiett, William Parker, Gerald Cleaver, Patricia Nicholson, Michael Foster, JD Parran, Mixashawn, Tomas Fujiwara, Anais Maviel, Larry Roland, Cristian Amigo, Whit Dickey, Revolution/Resurrection Quintet.

For more information, please contact Todd Nicholson at 347-586-4899 or todd(at)artsforart(dot)org.

Patricia Nicholson Parker founded Arts for Art and the Vision Festival in the 1990s promoting and defining Free Jazz. She is an accomplished dancer, poet, producer and a social activist on a global capacity. In the 1980s, she choreographed and produced A Thousand Cranes Peace Opera with one thousand children for the opening of the UN Special Session on disarmament.

She has been awarded three times as producer of the year by Jazz Journalist Association (JJA) and won the CMA/ASCAP Award for adventurous programming. In 2015, Parker inaugurated a new quintet, Resurrection Revolution (R&R), that brings together dance, art and music.

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