Photos: The 24th Vision Festival in Brooklyn

See images of the festival's Lifetime Achievement Award winner Andrew Cyrille and many more

Andrew Cyrille at the 24th annual Vision Festival
Andrew Cyrille at the 24th annual Vision Festival, Brooklyn, N.Y., June 11, 2019 (photo: Marek Lazarski)
BIG FIRE: Andrew Cyrille and Stefan Roloff at the 24th annual Vision Festival
BIG FIRE: Andrew Cyrille (left) and Stefan Roloff at the 24th annual Vision Festival, Brooklyn, N.Y., June 11, 2019 (photo: Marek Lazarski)
Milford Graves at the 24th annual Vision Festival
Milford Graves at the 24th annual Vision Festival, Brooklyn, N.Y., June 11, 2019 (photo: Marek Lazarski)
Brandon Ross, Andrew Cyrille, and Wadada Leo Smith at the 24th annual Vision Festival
Left to right: Brandon Ross, Andrew Cyrille, and Wadada Leo Smith at the 24th annual Vision Festival, Brooklyn, N.Y., June 11, 2019 (photo: Marek Lazarski)
Andrew Cyrilleand Peter Brötzmann at the 24th annual Vision Festival
Andrew Cyrille (left) and Peter Brötzmann at the 24th annual Vision Festival, Brooklyn, N.Y., June 11, 2019 (photo: Marek Lazarski)
Marc Ribot at the 24th annual Vision Festival
Marc Ribot at the 24th annual Vision Festival, Brooklyn, N.Y., June 12, 2019 (photo: Marek Lazarski)
Tomeka Reid, Tomas Fujiwara, and Patricia Brennan at the 24th annual Vision Festival
Left to right: Tomeka Reid, Tomas Fujiwara, and Patricia Brennan at the 24th annual Vision Festival, Brooklyn, N.Y., June 12, 2019 (photo: Marek Lazarski)
Peter Apfelbaum, Mike McGinnis, Njeri Rutherford, Gerald Cleaver, Mikaila Ware, and Morgan Anderson at the 24th annual Vision Festival
Left to right: Peter Apfelbaum, Mike McGinnis, Njeri Rutherford, Gerald Cleaver, Mikaila Ware, and Morgan Anderson at the 24th annual Vision Festival, Brooklyn, N.Y., June 12, 2019 (photo: Marek Lazarski)
Hamid Drake at the 24th annual Vision Festival
Hamid Drake at the 24th annual Vision Festival, Brooklyn, N.Y., June 12, 2019 (photo: Marek Lazarski)
oel Futterman, Kidd Jordan, Hamid Drake, and William Parker at the 24th annual Vision Festival
Left to right: Joel Futterman, Kidd Jordan, Hamid Drake, and William Parker at the 24th annual Vision Festival, Brooklyn, N.Y., June 12, 2019 (photo: Marek Lazarski)
Yoshiko Chuma & the School of Hard Knocks at the 24th annual Vision Festival
Yoshiko Chuma & the School of Hard Knocks at the 24th annual Vision Festival, Brooklyn, N.Y., June 13, 2019: (left to right) Steve Swell, Miriam Parker, Devin Waldman, Yoshiko Chuma, and Jason Kao Hwang (photo: Marek Lazarski)
Kirk Knuffke at the 24th annual Vision Festival
Kirk Knuffke at the 24th annual Vision Festival, Brooklyn, N.Y., June 13, 2019 (photo: Marek Lazarski)
God Particle at the 24th annual Vision Festival
God Particle—featuring Ronnie Burrage (drums), James Brandon Lewis (tenor sax), Melvin Gibbs (electric bass), and Graham Haynes (trumpet)—at the 24th annual Vision Festival, Brooklyn, N.Y., June 13, 2019 (photo: Marek Lazarski)
Whit Dickey at the 24th annual Vision Festival
Whit Dickey at the 24th annual Vision Festival, Brooklyn, N.Y., June 13, 2019 (photo: Marek Lazarski)
Alto Gladness at the 24th annual Vision Festival
Alto Gladness—left to right: Idris Ackamoor, Gerald Cleaver, Jemeel Moondoc, Bobby Zankel, and William Parker—pay tribute to Cecil Taylor at the 24th annual Vision Festival, Brooklyn, N.Y., June 13, 2019 (photo: Marek Lazarski)
Matt Nelson, Hamid Drake, Adam Lane, and Ava Mendoza at the 2019 Vision Festival
Left to right: Matt Nelson, Hamid Drake, Adam Lane, and Ava Mendoza at the 2019 Vision Festival, June 14, 2019 (photo: Marek Lazarski)
Marty Ehrlich, John Hébert, and Nasheet Waits at the 24th annual Vision Festival
Left to right: Marty Ehrlich, John Hébert, and Nasheet Waits at the 24th annual Vision Festival, Brooklyn, N.Y., June 14, 2019 (photo: Marek Lazarski)
Matthew Shipp at the 21st annual Vision Festival
Matthew Shipp at the 21st annual Vision Festival, Brooklyn, N.Y., June 14, 2019 (photo: Marek Lazarski)
Chris Lightcap, Rob Brown, Chad Taylor, and Nasheet Waits at the 24th annual Vision Festival
Left to right: Chris Lightcap, Rob Brown, Chad Taylor, and Nasheet Waits at the 24th annual Vision Festival, Brooklyn, N.Y., June 14, 2019 (photo: Marek Lazarski)
Kris Davis, William Parker, and Jeff "Tain" Watts at the 24th annual Vision Festival
Left to right: Kris Davis, William Parker, and Jeff "Tain" Watts at the 24th annual Vision Festival, Brooklyn, N.Y., June 14, 2019 (photo: Marek Lazarski)

Drummer Andrew Cyrille reveled in a collaboration with German reedman Peter Brötzmann during the concluding set of a marathon four-hour, mostly improvisational concert for the opening night of New York City’s 24th annual Vision Festival.

On Tuesday, June 11, Cyrille, who curated the varied sets, received the Vision Festival’s Lifetime Achievement Award. Since the 1960s, Cyrille has been a key jazz innovator, helping to expand the musical improv tradition and foster compositional innovation.

A highly sought-after collaborator, Cyrille has worked extensively with artists in multiple media (which he continued to do Tuesday night, teaming up with dancer Beatrice Capote and video artist Stefan Roloff), in addition to jazz masters such as Cecil Taylor, Mary Lou Williams, and Coleman Hawkins.

The Vision Festival is ongoing now until June 16 at Roulette in Brooklyn. Other scheduled performers include Marc Ribot, Tomas Fujiwara, Kidd Jordan, and Melvin Gibbs’ God Particle band featuring saxophonists Stephon Alexander and James Brandon Lewis. Visit the festival website for more information.

Click through this gallery to see images from June 11, 12, 13, and 14 by photographer Marek Lazarski.