Concert & Children’s Music Workshop
Seed Artists, The Montclair Neighborhood Development Corporation and Glenfield School
Thursday, June 11, 2015
6pm – 7:30pm FREE lite fare
6:30pm – 7:30pm FREE children’s workshop
7:30pm – 9pm Concert
$10 Suggested Donation — Pay as you can. CHILDREN FREE ADMISSION.
Proceeds fund the next concert and workshop.
Location: Glenfield School, 25 Maple Ave., Montclair, NJ 07042
RARE chance to catch this adventurous trio—honoring their musical roots and taking jazz into the future.
World-renowned Tomeka Reid (cello), Nicole Mitchell (flute) and Mike Reed (drums) will celebrate 50 years of innovation by the Association for the Advancement of Creative Music (AACM)…AND inspire the next generation with a FREE children’s music workshop.
Driving: Check out the MAP. Easy to get in, easy to get out. Street parking is available in front of and around the school.
NJ Transit: The Bay Street station is located across the street from the school. An easy ride within NJ or from NYC. Just check the TRAIN SCHEDULE. Literally a three-minute walk to the school, door to door. Exit on the Bloomfield Avenue end of the platform, walk through the parking lot onto Pine Street, and you’ll see the school across Bloomfield Avenue. Pass the fire station, cross Bloomfield, enter the school via the stairwell on the Bloomfield side of the building. You will see signs for the entrance when you arrive at the school.
This is the first collaboration between Seed Artists, MNDC and Glenfield School. Seed’s mission is to bring cutting-edge jazz, creative music and arts to a broad audience, and inspire the next generation to be curious, creative and self-confident. MNDC empowers and supporters disadvantaged individuals, youth and families to improve their quality of life through after-school and summer educational, vocational, sports and social programs. Glenfield is a public middle school with a commitment to arts-focused education–an arts incubator in Montclair. Together we are bringing exciting arts programming to children and the wider community, and advancing arts education.
Cellist, composer and educator TOMEKA REID is equally adept in jazz, classical and experimental contexts. She performs worldwide with several ensembles, co-leads the renowned string trio Hear In Now and leads her own trio. She co-directed the string program at the University of Chicago’s Laboratory School and has led string workshops in the US, Canada and Italy.
Flautist, composer and educator NICOLE MITCHELL has won the prestigious DownBeat Critics Poll as the world’s best jazz flutist five years running. Mitchell founded and leads several highly regarded groups, including Black Earth Ensemble, and has won numerous composition awards and commissions. She is Professor of Music at University of California-Irvine and has taught workshops worldwide.
Drummer, composer and presenter MIKE REED is a stalwart in Chicago’s jazz and creative-music scenes. He leads two acclaimed ensembles—Loose Assembly and People, Places & Things—and tours extensively in the US, Europe and South America. Reed has been named Chicagoan of the Year for Jazz (2008) by the Chicago Tribune and a “Rising Star” in Downbeat.