Chamber Music America, the nonprofit organization that supports small-ensemble professionals, will honor the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians (AACM) with the Richard J. Bogomolny National Service Award as part of its 2019 National Conference, on Sunday, Jan. 20. The event will be held in the Majestic Ballroom at New York’s Westin Hotel at Times Square, 270 W. 43rd St. (at 8th Avenue). Doors open at 10:45 a.m.
The AACM, founded in Chicago in 1965, is one of the most influential avant-garde musical organizations of the 20th century. Its members have included Muhal Richard Abrams, Anthony Braxton, Nicole Mitchell, and Henry Threadgill, the Pulitzer Prize-winning composer who will appear at the National Conference in conversation with jazz critic Larry Blumenfeld, who writes for The Wall Street Journal, among other publications.