Henry Grimes Curates Month of Performances at Stone in NYC

Noted avant garde jazz bassist and poet celebrates 75th birthday with month-long residency at Lower East Side club

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Henry Grimes

Bassist, violinist and poet Henry Grimes is celebrating his 75th birthday with a month of shows at the Stone, a Lower East Side club run by John Zorn. Grimes and his wife Margaret Grimes curated the series of shows at the club and Grimes will be performing with many of the artists. Among the artists slated to perform this month at the Stone are: Marc Ribot, Mark Dresser, Jeff “Tain” Watts and Odean Pope.

The Stone is located at the northwest corner of Ave. C and 2nd St. in Manhattan

Here is the schedule of shows:

11/8 Monday

7-10 p.m., $20

Stone Seminar: Mark Dresser bass explorations workshop for bassists

11/9 Tuesday

8 pm, $10

Edwin Torres (poetry) with Henry Grimes (bass, violin) and Ernesto Gomez (harmonica)

10 pm, $10

Ismail Lawal (drums)

11/10 Wednesday

8 pm, $15

Carmen Staaf (piano, accordion) with Kendall Eddy (acoustic bass) and Austin McMahon (drums)

10 pm, $20

Carmen Staaf (piano, accordion) with Henry Grimes (bass, violin)

11/11 Thursday

8 and 10 pm, $10/ set

Tyshawn Sorey (drums)

11/12 Friday

8 pm, $10

Audrey Chen (solo cello, voice, electronics)

10 pm, $20

Henry Grimes’s Sublime Communication Trio

Henry Grimes (bass, violin) Andrew Lamb (reeds, flutes, woodwinds, perc) Newman Taylor Baker (drums, perc)

11/13 Saturday

8 and 10 pm, $20/ set

Marc Medwin (piano) with Henry Grimes (bass, violin) and Tyshawn Sorey (drums)

11/14 Sunday

8 pm, $15

Lisa Sokolov (solo piano, voice)

10 pm, $15

Jay Clayton (solo voice, electronics) with Jerry Granelli (drums)

11/15 Monday

7-9 p.m., $20

Henry Grimes workshop (open to all)

11/16 Tuesday

8 pm, $10

Salim Washington (saxophones) with Melanie Dyer (viola) and Henry Grimes (bass, violin)

10 pm, $10

Salim Washington (saxophones) with Juini Booth (bass) and Tyshawn Sorey (drums)

11/17 Wednesday

8 and 10 pm, $20/ set

Jeff “Tain” Watts (drums) with Henry Grimes (bass, violin) and Scott Robinson (reeds)

11/18 Thursday

8 pm, $10

Newman Taylor Baker (solo drums): “Singin’ Drums”

10 pm, $10

Andrew Bemkey (piano, clarinets) with Newman Taylor Baker (drums)

11/19 Friday

8 pm, $10

Mixashawn (Lee Rozie) with William Hooker: “Jah Emidy”

10 pm, $10

Mixashawn (Lee Rozie) (spoken word, saxophones, flutes, berimbau, voice, percussion) with Henry Grimes (bass, violin): “Live from Downtown Atlantis”

11/20 Saturday

8 and 10 pm, $20/ set


11/21 Sunday

8 pm, $15

Connie Crothers (piano) with Henry Grimes (bass, violin)

10 pm, $10

Connie Crothers (piano) with Richard Tabnik (alto saxophone) Roy Campbell, Jr. (trumpets) Ken Filiano (bass) Roger Mancuso (drums)

11/22 Monday

7- 9 pm, $20

Connie Crothers-Stone Seminar: spontaneous improvisation workshop, lecture / Q&A (open to all)

11/23 Tuesday

8 pm, $10

Marc Ribot (solo guitars, voice)

10 pm, $20

Marc Ribot (guitars, voice) Trio with Henry Grimes (bass, violin) and Chad Taylor (drums)

11/24 Wednesday

8 pm, $10

Gino Sitson (solo)

10 pm, $10

Ken Filiano (bass) with Henry Grimes (bass, violin)

11/25 Thursday

Closed for Thanksgiving

11/26 Friday

8 pm, $10

Charles Burnham (violin)

10 pm, $15

Scott Robinson (contrabass, saxes, theremin, sonic devices) with Marshall Allen (alto sax, flute, EVI), Pat O’Leary (cello, bass and sonic devices), Kevin Norton (vibraphone, drums, percussion), and Henry Grimes (bass, violin)

11/27 Saturday

8 and 10 pm, $15/ set

Andrew Lamb and The Moving Form: Andrew Lamb (reeds, flutes, woodwinds, perc), Tom Abbs (bass, tuba, perc), Warren Smith and Michael Wimberly (drums, perc), Will Halsey (spoken word, perc), and Jimmy James Greene (spontaneous visual art, flute)

11/28 Sunday

8 and 10 pm, $20/ set

Odean Pope (saxophones) with Henry Grimes (bass and violin) and Craig McIver (drums)

11/29 Monday

7-9 pm, $20 (open to all)

Stone Seminar: Harriet Tubman Trio workshop-Brandon Ross (guitars) Melvin Gibbs (bass guitar) J.T. Lewis (drums)

11/3O Tuesday

8 and 10 pm, $20/ set

Zim Ngqawana (saxophones, flute) with Henry Grimes (bass, violin) and Andrew Cyrille (drums)