Soapbox Gallery

with Gregg August

15 Nov 2020 Brooklyn, NY


Time : 8pm
Venue : Soapbox Gallery
Address : 636 Dean Street
State : NY
Zip : 11238
Contact Website : https://www.soapboxgallery.org/events/gregg-august

Bassist/composer Gregg August spans the jazz, classical, avant-garde, and Latin jazz worlds making him one of the most versatile musicians on the scene today. He is a member of the JD Allen Trio, as well as Arturo O’Farrill’s Afro-Latin Jazz Orchestra, with whom he’s won 5 Grammy awards. He is also a member of the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra (Associate) and American Composers Orchestra. In 2003 Gregg formed his own record label, Iacuessa Records, for which he has recorded four critically acclaimed albums of entirely his own original music: Late August, One Peace and Four by Six.

Gregg’s recent release, Dialogues on Race, is an extended suite for a 12 piece large jazz ensemble, vocalists, strings and narrator. Utilizing poems by Maya Angelou, Marilyn Nelson, Langston Hughes and others, the work creates a musical conversation that is intended to help bring awareness and foster understanding on the issue of race relations in the United States. Gregg has performed and/or recorded with Branford Marsalis, Ornette Coleman, Chick Corea, Ray Barretto, Steve Reich, The NY Philharmonic, and The Bang on a Can All Stars.

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