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2002 Vision Festival Update

Even though the lineup isn’t finalized yet, the current list of musicians playing at New York City’s Seventh Annual Vision Festival this June is more than just an indication that the event will be every avant-garde jazz fan’s dream come true.

The usual suspects-Matthew Shipp (pictured left), Fred Anderson, Mat Maneri, David S. Ware-and others will play concerts at three venues over the course of about two-and-a-half weeks, from May 23 to June 9, but, as always, there will be other attractions: dance and spoken word performances, film screenings, visual art displays, and a special Memorial Day celebration for Don Cherry. The theme to this year’s festival is “A Vision Without Violence,” a response to events of Sept. 11.

The venues hosting the festival are The Center at 268 Mulberry St., CB’s Lounge at 315 Bowery and the Anthology Film Archives at 32 Second Ave. Tickets are $20 per night for events at The Center, $15 for events at CB’s, a 9-day pass for $150, or a pass for everything for $175. Prices for tickets to films at the Anthology Film Archives will vary. Advance tickets are available from Downtown Music Gallery (211 East 5th St., between 2nd & 3rd Avenues), or by calling (212) 473-0043, or by visiting
Full list of confirmed musical acts: Fred Anderson, Billy Bang, Karl Berger, Hamiet Bluiett, Karen Borca, Rob Brown, Dave Burrell, Roy Campbell, Jr., Daniel Carter, Ellen Christi, Bill Cole, Cooper-Moore, Hamid Drake, Mark Dresser, Marty Ehrlich, Gerald Cleaver, Milford Graves, Joseph Jarman, Edward “Kidd” Jordan, Oliver Lake, Andrew Lamb, Joelle Leandre, Tony Malaby, Mat Maneri, Kalaparusha Maurice McIntyre, Joe McPhee, Jemeel Moondoc, Joe Morris, Sunny Murray, William Parker, Dewey Redman, Lisa Sokolov, Matthew Shipp, Alan Silva, Sonny Simmons, DJ Spooky, Tani Tabbal, Ijeoma and Oluyemi Thomas, David S. Ware, and Reggie Workman.
Dancers: Christine Coppola, Michael Getman, Francesca Harper, Miriam Parker, Patricia Nicholson.

Spoken Word Poets: David Budbill, Steve Dalachinsky, David Gonzalez, Hattie Gossett, Thomas Stanley.

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