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Mingus Music featured at the Brooklyn Academy of Music Film Festival

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On June 27th, the Mingus Dynasty performed at the Brooklyn Academy of Music (click for link) for the screening of Manny Kirchheimer’s 1981 film “Stations of the Elevated”.

The film hasn’t been seen much since, except by generations of graffiti fans and writers who watched it on VHS tapes. Now it’s being re-released on the big screen, with a showing Friday at the Brooklyn Academy of Music. It will hit screens around the country this fall.

Stations of the Elevated is not a documentary in the usual sense. It’s only 45 minutes long; there’s no narrative and hardly any dialogue. The camera follows subway cars painted from top to bottom with vibrant graffiti compositions over a soundtrack of jazz by Charles Mingus.

Stations of the Elevated on NPR’s All Things Considered (click for link)

 

2014 6th Annual Mingus Festival & Competition in NYTimes

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This year’s 6th Annual Mingus Festival & Competition got a mention in the New York Times!

All events are open to the public!  The full schedule can be found here.

Teaching Mingus

We are pleased to announce partnerships with Greater New York City area institutions to expand the presence of Mingus in graduate and undergraduate curriculum!  Working with Manhattan School of Music, Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University, City College of New York, retired Chair of Jazz Composition at Berklee College Professor Ken Pullig, Professor Conrad Herwig, saxophonist Alex Foster, and other members of the Mingus Bands, our goal is to broaden the understanding and appreciation for Mingus music through workshops, classes and lectures, as well as encourage young musicians to explore his rich legacy.

Mingus Dynasty in Italy, April 26 – May 1

Announcing the Mingus Dynasty in Italy!

Sax – Craig Handy
Sax – Brandon Wright
Trumpet – Philip Harper
Trombone – Robin Eubanks
Drums – Adam Cruz
Bass – Boris Kozlov
Piano – Jim Ridl

 

April 26 – Torino, Italy: with Big Band at Piazza Valdo Fusi
http://www.torinojazzfestival.it

April 27 - Mantova, Italy: Auditorium Monteverdi – Conservatorio di Mantova
http://www.mantovajazz.it/

April 28 – Vignola, Italy
http://www.vignolajazzclub.it

April 30 – Ferrara, Italy
http://www.jazzclubferrara.com

May 1 – Milan, Italy: Blue Note Milano
http://www.bluenotemilano.com/

 

Hope to see you there!