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More than 50 Jazz Artists Team for Ukraine Benefit Concert in NYC

"10,000 Tones for Peace" on March 18 will include performances by Oliver Lake, William Parker, Matthew Shipp, Frank London, Joe Morris, Marty Ehrlich, Melvin Gibbs, and others

Oliver Lake Newport 2018
Oliver Lake at the 2018 Newport Jazz Festival (photo: Marek Lazarski)

Arts for Art, the nonprofit organization that produces the annual Vision Festival, in association with the Clemente, Deep Tones for Peace, and CenterPoint Arts, is presenting a five-hour benefit concert to raise money for humanitarian aid to the people of Ukraine following the February 24 Russian invasion. On Friday, March 18, from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. at the Clemente’s Flamboyan Theater—107 Suffolk St. (near Delancey) on Manhattan’s Lower East Side—more than 50 musicians, dancers, and poets will come together and express solidarity through creativity.

The concert, titled “10,000 Tones for Peace,” will feature the Frank London Brass Band, Jason Kao Hwang leading his String Ensemble, percussionist Dan Kurfirst performing a sonic mantra with audience participation, and an assortment of solo, duo, and trio sets. The confirmed lineup of artists includes:

Ahmed Abdullah
Aakash Mittal
Adam Caine
Akua Dixon
Alexis Marcelo
Andrea Wolper
Andrew Barker
Angelica Sanchez
Arun Ramamurthy
Che Chen
D.D. Jackson
Daro Behroozi
Demian Ricardson
Dick Griffin
Dimitry Ishenko
Ellen Christi
Eri Yamamoto
Fay Victor
gaby fluke-mogul
Ingrid Laubrock
Janice Lowe
Joe Morris
John Blum
JD Parran
Juan Pablo Carletti
Karen Borca
Katie Down
Keir Neuringer
Ken Filiano
Kirk Knuffke
Leonid Galaganov
Lisa Sokolov
Mara Rosenbloom
Mark Dresser
Marty Ehrlich
Matthew Shipp
Melvin Gibbs
Michael Bisio
Michael Wimberly
Miriam Parker
Miya Masaoka
Monique Nri Abdullah
Ned Rothenberg
Newman Taylor-Baker
Nick Lyons
No Land
Oliver Lake
On Ka Davis
Patricia Nicholson
Raina Sokolov Gonzalez
Ras Moshe
Ratzo Harris
Robert Dick
Rosemarie Hertlein
Sana Nagano
Steve Swell
Tiffany Chang
Tom Rainey
Tracie Morris
Trina Basu
Warren Smith
William Parker
Yuko Fujiyama

Tickets are available at Eventbrite; suggested donation is $25 via Eventbrite. All money raised will be donated to support Doctors Without Borders‘ work in Ukraine.


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