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  • Margaret Davis
    Dear Anthony Braxton fans, This is just a quick note to let you know that there are three Anthony Braxton concerts & a workshop among the listings in the new
    Message 1 of 2 , May 1, 2002
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      Dear Anthony Braxton fans,

      This is just a quick note to let you know
      that there are three Anthony Braxton
      concerts & a workshop among the
      listings in the new (May) issue of
      "Art Attack!," the publication for & about
      liberation musicians in NYC (& often
      elsewhere), available on the Web at
      http://www.jazznewyork.org
      (click on the "upcoming events" button).

      Warm wishes,
      Margaret Davis,
      Editor & Publisher

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    • Blue Lake Public Radio
      TO: Arts/Entertainment Editor Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp Summer Arts School International Exchange Program Public Radio Stations Howmet Playhouse FOR
      Message 2 of 2 , May 2, 2002
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        TO: Arts/Entertainment Editor
        Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp
        Summer Arts School \ International Exchange Program \ Public Radio Stations
        \ Howmet Playhouse


        FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT:
        Lazaro Vega

        April 15, 2002
        231/894-5656


        TWO CHICAGO JAZZ GIANTS TO PERFORM


        AT GRAND RAPIDS CONCERT MAY 18TH


        FOR BENEFIT OF BLUE LAKE FINE ARTS CAMP


        Two legendary Chicago jazz musicians---Saxophonist/Band Leader
        Roscoe Mitchell and Tenor Saxophonist Fred Anderson---will perform at a
        concert in Grand Rapids on May 18th for the benefit of Blue Lake Fine Arts
        Camp.



        The concert will be held at the historic Wealthy Theater, 1130
        Wealthy St. S.E. starting at 8:00 P.M. Tickets are $15. Admission for
        students with a valid ID is $7. Tickets may be purchased at the Wealthy
        Theater (616/451-8001) or by calling Blue Lake Public Radio (231/894-5656),
        or by e-mailing radio@....



        The Roscoe Mitchell/Fred Anderson Quintet will include pianist Craig
        Taborn,
        bassist Harrison Bankhead and drummer Vincent Davis. Blue Lake Public Radio
        and GRTV/The Community Media Center will record this concert for broadcast
        at a later date.



        The concert, which will feature a wide variety of improvised music, is made
        possible with support from The Gilmore Collection of Restaurants
        (www.thebob.com) and Vertigo Music, 71 S. Division, Grand Rapids. Additional
        support is being provided by The West Michigan Jazz Society
        (www.wmichjazz.org) and The Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts
        (www.uica.org).


        Chicago Tribune jazz writer Howard Reich describes Mitchell as
        having an “incalculable influence” on the course of jazz music.



        “Mitchell is a virtuoso reedist, a groundbreaking composer and a founder of
        the Art Ensemble of Chicago and the organization that helped launch it, the
        Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians (AACM),” Reich wrote
        in a recent review.

        .

        "If multi-instrumentalist Roscoe Mitchell never played another note, his
        place in the history of American music would be assured. His music (is
        often) organized not by theme or chord changes but by timbre, phrase and
        gesture."

        Anderson opened The Velvet Lounge in 1982 as a home for jazz
        musicians to perform without commercial constraints (
        www.velvetlounge.net ). John Litweiler, writing in the December 2001 issue
        of Jazz Times magazine, described Anderson as “the finest tenor saxophonist
        in free jazz/underground jazz/outside jazz today."





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        Mitchell and Anderson were reunited last year at the Velvet Lounge after
        going their separate ways for more than 30 years. In March of this year,
        they again teamed up at Chicago's Hot House to celebrate Anderson's 73rd
        birthday.

        Founded in 1966, Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp’s mission is to serve
        students gifted in the arts who are selected from a wide geographic area and
        a broad spectrum of socio-economic,
        racial and ethnic backgrounds (www.bluelake.org). Last year, nearly 5,000
        elementary and junior and senior high students attended the West Michigan
        summer arts school.



        Blue Lake has two Public Radio stations---WBLV FM 90.3 in Muskegon and WBLU
        FM 88.9 in Grand Rapids.



        For photos, artist interviews call: (616) 846 - 4135.



        -BL-













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