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Vision Fest Lineup Announced

Before the Verizon and JVC jazz festivals invade Manhattan each summer, the Vision Festival opens jazz-fest season in the city with sounds from the fringe. A six-day event showcasing 150 of the best downtown-scene, avant-garde musicians, the 2003 Vision Festival will take place over a long Memorial Day weekend, from May 21-26 at the Center at St. Patrick’s Old Cathedral (268 Mulberry Street, NYC). Approximately 150 muscians in 30 different ensembles will play, with some of the biggest names being Fred Anderson and Harrison Bankhead, Andrew Cyrille and Kidd Jordan, John Zorn, and Matthew Shipp (pictured). A two-day film festival associated with the festival will run at the Anthology Film Archives (Second Avenue at 2nd Street), though we have not been told what films will be screened.

Advance tickets for performances at the Center are available at Downtown Music Gallery (DMG), 342 Bowery, NYC 10012; phone: 212-473-0043; fax: 212-533-5059; e-mail: [email protected] Tickets are $25 per night or $110 for a six-day pass. There is a surcharge for tickets purchased at DMG.

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