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Stewart / fluke-mogul / Williams / St. Louis for Arts for Arts’ On_Line Salon
Luke Stewart – bass
gabby fluke-mogul – violin
Chris Williams – trumpet
Lester St. Louis – cello
Stewart / fluke-mogul / Williams / St. Louis perform from the Clemente. Suggested minimum donation is $5. Donations go towards Arts for Art’s Artists and Friends fundraising campaign. Arts for Art’s On_Line Salon series features two live streaming FreeJazz performances on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Tuesday March 22, 2022, 7PM ET
Performance Length: 45 minutes
Video is available to view through Tuesday March 29, 10:30PM ET
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About the Artists
Luke Stewart is a DC/NYC-based musician and organizer of important musical presentations, and has a strong presence in the national and international Improvised Music community. He is noted in Downbeat Magazine in 2020 as one of “25 most influential jazz artists” of his generation. He was profiled in the Washington Post in early 2017 as “holding down the jazz scene,” selected as “Best Musical Omnivore” in the Washington City Paper’s 2017 “Best of DC,” chosen as “Jazz Artist of the Year” for 2017 in the District Now, and in the 2014 People Issue of the Washington City Paper as a “Jazz Revolutionary,” citing his multi-faceted cultural activities throughout DC.
gabby fluke-mogul is a New York based violinist, improviser, & composer. fluke-mogul exists within the threads of improvisation, the jazz continuum, noise, & experimental music. Their playing has been described as “embodied, visceral, & virtuosic” & “the most striking sound in improvised music in years…” On fluke-mogul’s most recent solo record off Relative Pitch, Foxy Digitalis writes—”threshold is one of the most intense and captivating releases of 2021 so far.” gabby is humbled to have collaborated with Nava Dunkelman, Joanna Mattrey, Fred Frith, Daniel Carter, Ava Mendoza, Lisa Mezzacappa, Wendy Eisenberg, Brandon Lopez, & Pauline Oliveros among many other musicians, poets, dancers, & visual artists.
Chris Williams is an interdisciplinary artist and educator based between NYC and LA and most at home collaborating with contemporary improvisers and experimentalists. He has toured extensively throughout the U.S. and Europe. His work explores the dyad of ancestral trauma and power existing in all Black Americans. Williams has received grants and/or been in residence with BANFF Centre for the Arts, Foundation of Contemporary Arts, CultureHub, Atlantic Center for the Arts, WasteLAnd, and others. Williams has collaborated with creators Eyvind Kang, Joanna Mattrey, Miriam Parker, Patrick Shiroishi, Bennie Maupin, Nicole Mitchell, Fay Victor, Wendy Eisenberg, Luke Stewart, Amanda Beech, Marjani Forte-Saunders, Eric Revis.
Lester St. Louis is a composer, cellist, and curator based in Brooklyn, NY. An autodidact, St. Louis did not begin playing the cello until he was 16 years old and quickly learned that he has perfect pitch. Encouraged by his high school orchestra teacher, St. Louis dove into the cello with energy and respect. Upon graduating High School, St. Louis audited classes all over the NYC area, studying not only cello, but theory, musicianship, and composition all without the aid of an institution. St. Louis was a Jerome Fund for New Music awardee in 2018 and was commissioned by the prestigious JACK quartet in 2019. St. Louis manages a venue dedicated to new and experimental music called Spectrum on the Lower East Side in Manhattan.
About Arts for Art
In May 2020, Arts for Art introduced the On_Line Salon series to provide livestreaming performance opportunities for our artists who lost in-person gigs due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Performances stream on Tuesdays and Thursdays. See the full schedule at https://www.artsforart.org/onlinesalon.
Arts for Art is dedicated to the exceptional creativity that originated in the African American multi-arts jazz culture that utilizes improvisation to express a larger, more positive dream of inclusion and freedom.