Friday 9 September 2011 at 6:00pm
(le) poisson rouge
158 Bleecker Street, New York, 10012, United States
Third edition of Crosscurrent's International Contemporary Jazz Festival
...6pm doors | 7pm show | 18+
Wayne Horvitz New Quartet (World Premiere) / Wadada Leo Smith’s Golden Quartet
After the first two successful editions in 2008 and 2009 in Lombardy (region in Italy) we felt the need to extend international recognizability, distancing ourselves from the swamplands of nowadays Italian cultural politics. Our choice is mainly due to the necessity of paying homage to the most vital jazz scene, right where it developed. With crucial help of Italian agencies ExB and Akamu, arguably the best in Europe in promoting contemporary jazz musicians worldwide, we’ll serve an accurate selection of some of the most important cutting edge artists, presenting young musicians which have proved to the public their increasing ability to represent the most viable option for renewal of the jazz language and extablished figures, with universally recognized position in the history of music in recent decades, who have never abdicated to the imperative of meaningful expressive research. The presence of artists of different generations is a sign of a balance between innovation and historical perspective without which there couldn’t be a significant cultural policy. Associazione Crosscurrent, ExB & Akamu are proud to announce the third edition of Crosscurrent International Contemporary Jazz Festival at (Le) Poisson Rouge in New York City from 9th to 11th September, 2011. Crosscurrent 3 relies on cultural sponsorship by Anthony Braxton's TriCentric Foundation, RAI Radio 3 (third channel of Italian National Public Radio), SIdM.A (Italian Society of Afroamerican Musicology) and the Municipality of Brescia (Crosscurrent hometown). Crosscurrent 3 will be broadcasted in Italy by RAI Radio 3 in Italy and BBC Radio 3 showed interest to do the same in the U.K.. The festival, in previous editions, has counted on the presence of major international artists as William Parker, Amiri Baraka, Anthony Davis, James Emery, Hamid Drake, Corey Wilkes to name but a few.