Eric Dolphy: Freedom of Sound

Montclair Public Library
May 30-31, 2015​

An unprecedented celebration of the life, music and legacy of the visionary jazz multi-instrumentalist and composer Eric Dolphy. Two nights of music from world-class musicians, including new compositions and the world premiere of UNHEARD DOLPHY COMPOSITIONS…A truly historic event.

Gunther Schuller? Yes.

Richard Davis? Yes.

Grachan Moncur III, Oliver Lake & Tarbaby, Andrew Cyrille, Don Byron, Vernon Reid, Oscar Noriega, James Brandon Lewis–from living legends to young innovators.

Plus dance from an Alvin Ailey instructor, poetry from a National Book Award nominee, photography and video exhibits, an educational display, pre-show performances by Jazz House Kids and the School of Rock, and food and wine service.

Proceeds benefit elderly and ailing musicians, and bring music and the arts to underserved children.

There is nothing like this anywhere. People will be talking about this celebration for a long time to come. Come witness history in the making.