Vision Festival 21 in Photos

Henry Grimes, Connie Crothers, the Arkestra and more

An enduring institution that upholds the ideals of the 1960s avant-garde, the Vision Festival is currently holding its 21st edition at the Judson Memorial Church in New York City. Events continue through Sunday; for more info, visit Vision’s official website.

JT photographer Marek Lazarski was on the scene for the festival’s first three nights, documenting sets by Henry Grimes (this year’s Lifetime Achievement recipient), Connie Crothers, the Sun Ra Arkestra under the direction of Marshall Allen, and more.

Hamid Drake, Whit Dickey and Patricia Nicholson (from left) perform an "Opening Invocation" to kick off Vision Festival 21; New York's Judson Memorial Church, June 7, 2016
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The Henry Grimes Septet performs at Vision Festival 21; New York's Judson Memorial Church, June 7, 2016
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Lifetime Achievement recipient Henry Grimes performs at Vision Festival 21; New York's Judson Memorial Church, June 7, 2016
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Bassist Henry Grimes and a vocal choir perform songs by Lisa Sokolov (far right) and poems by Grimes at Vision Festival 21; New York's Judson Memorial Church, June 7, 2016
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The Henry Grimes Quartet (Geri Allen, Grimes, Andrew Cyrille and Graham Haynes, from left) at Vision Festival 21; New York's Judson Memorial Church, June 7, 2016
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The Sun Ra Arkestra celebrates its 60th anniversary at Vision Festival 21; New York's Judson Memorial Church, June 8, 2016
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Marshall Allen, leader of the Sun Ra Arkestra, at Vision Festival 21; New York's Judson Memorial Church, June 8, 2016
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Connie Crothers performs at Vision Festival 21; New York's Judson Memorial Church, June 8, 2016
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Michael Bisio performs at Vision Festival 21; New York's Judson Memorial Church, June 8, 2016
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Jen Shyu, with dancer-collaborator Satoshi Haga, performs her "Song of Silver Geese" at Vision Festival 21; New York's Judson Memorial Church, June 8, 2016
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Kidd Jordan performs at Vision Festival 21; New York's Judson Memorial Church, June 9, 2016
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The Steve Swell Quintet (Larry Roland, Swell, Connie Crothers, Chad Taylor and Rob Brown, from left) at Vision Festival 21; New York's Judson Memorial Church, June 9, 2016
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Steve Swell performs at Vision Festival 21; New York's Judson Memorial Church, June 9, 2016
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Matthew Shipp performs at Vision Festival 21; New York's Judson Memorial Church, June 9, 2016
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The Douglas Dunn Dancers & Bill Cole's UnTempered Trio perform "Revisions" at Vision Festival 21; New York's Judson Memorial Church, June 9, 2016
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Hamid Drake performs at Vision Festival 21; New York's Judson Memorial Church, June 9, 2016
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Kidd Jordan, Michael Bisio and Hamid Drake (from left) perform at Vision Festival 21; New York's Judson Memorial Church, June 9, 2016
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