The Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians is one of
the oldest non-profit music organizations in the United States devoted
to the presentation and performance of comtemporary music.
Congratulations respectively to Dr. Muhal Richard Abrams co-founder of the AACM, NEA Jazz Master and recipient of the 2014 Doris Duke Impact Award, to AACM member Roscoe Mitchell recipient of the 2014 Doris Duke Artist Award, AACM member Anthony Braxton on his 2014 NEA Jazz Masters Award and the premiere of his opera "Trillium J" The Non-Unconfessionables: Acts I, II, III and IV.
The AACM New York City Chapter congratulates Dr. Muhal Richard Abrams (#ImpactDD), on being the recipient of the Jazz Institute of Chicago's 2014 Walter Dyett Lifetime Achievement Award. The Jazz Institute of Chicago is honoring Dr. Abrams for his lifetime of creative spirit and creating community through his co-founding of the Jazz Institute of Chicago and the AACM (the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians); for his unending pursuit to open the world of creative sound to the world's ears; for teaching and leading generations of artists to discover new horizons for themselves and for the music. This award will be presented at the Jazz Institute's 4.5 Decades of Jazz Excellence Gala on Thursday, October 15, 2014 at the Drake Hotel in Chicago, Illinois. Click Facebook link for additional infos.
Chosen best book about Jazz -
All About Jazz 2008 and Jazz
Journalist Association 2009. _______________________
The 2014 AACM New York series will begin with these ensembles on September 12. See Events.
MARTY EHRLICH'S TRIO EXALTATION
MARTY EHRLICH, SAXOPHONE, CLARINET, FLUTE - JOHN HEBERT, BASS - MATT WILSON, DRUMS
THE THURMAN BARKER ENSEMBLE
THURMAN BARKER, DRUMS, MARIMBA, PERCUSSION - PATIENCE HIGGINS, TENOR AND SOPRANO SAXOPHONE AND CLARINET - LONNIE GASPERINI, HAMMOND B3 ORGAN - NOAH BARKER, PIANO AND PERCUSSION - GWEN LASTER, VIOLIN _________________________
The Music of Henry Threadgill will be honored with a two day multiple artist celebration on September 27 -28 at the Harlem Stage.
Visit the Harlem Stage website for more information: