The Cecil Taylor Art Museum Benefit Fundraiser

(This Event has been cancelled)

Cecil Taylor is “a pioneer of Free Jazz and the Third Stream of Jazz alongside Ornette Coleman and Miles Davis" says Howard Mandel in his book, Miles, Ornette, Cecil: Jazz Beyond Jazz.

Avant garde pianist Cecil Taylor is an artistic and cultural phenomenon. He has earned his stature as a well respected American poet, composer and pianist influencing the concept of music by producing complex improvised sounds, and parlaying the rhythmic patterns to be applicable in the rhythms of dance movements and poetry.

Taylor garnered critical acclaim when he performed for President Jimmy Carter on the White House Lawn alongside a prestigious roster of jazz luminaries in June 1978. Additionally, he has lectured as an in-residence artist for a number of universities including Gottingen in Germany, Antioch College, the University of Wisconsin, and Johns Hopkins University. Taylor has been the subject of several documentaries, was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship in 1973, a MacArthur Fellowship in 1991, received a Kennedy Center Jazz Legend honor in 2007, and an NEA grant in 2011 for the "Cecil Taylor a life of achievement Festival".

At 82 years old, Cecil Taylor is on a quest to convert his home in Fort Greene, Brooklyn into a living museum to share his collection of experiences in music, art, and poetry with the public. The Cecil Taylor Art Corporation is holding a benefit to raise funds to facilitate this project.

The Cecil Taylor Benefit will be held on September 14th 2011 at Brooklyn Borough Hall from 6 - 10pm, It will be an evening of performances by critically acclaimed writers, musicians, and burgeoning artists. The list of performers can be found here:

Refreshments will be served to guests. Tickets are $200.00 per person and are being sold online here: Tickets can be purchased through Paypal or through the Fractured Atlas Fiscal Sponsorship Program found here:

* No tickets will be sold at the door.

The Cecil Taylor Benefit Concert
September 14, 2011
Brooklyn Borough Hall
210 Joralemon Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Time: 6 - 10 pm
Tickets: $200.00 per person

Click on the Paypal link at bottom of page here for tickets:

Purchase tickets through the Fractured Atlas Fiscal Sponsorship Program here:

Links: Museum/111019352327657

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