Mingus Awareness Project 2019
Sunday, June 9th (7:30 p.m.)
1609 W. Broad St.
Richmond, VA 23220
$15 adv, $20 day of, $10 for students
1st set: "Goodbye Porkpie Hat" (Charles Mingus), "Fables of Faubus" (Mingus) and "Better Get Hit in Your Soul" (Mingus) performed by Saint Mingus
Reggie Pace -- trombone
Suzi Fisher -- alto saxophone
Stefan Demetriadis -- tuba
Giustino Riccio -- percussion
Brian Jones -- drums
2nd Set: "Fleurette Africaine (African Flower)" (Duke Ellington), "Very Special" (Ellington), "Monk, Bunk & Vice Versa" (Mingus) and "Mingusiana" (Ralph Towner) performed by Larrabee/Millner Duo
Adam Larrabee -- electric guitar
Jamal Millner -- electric guitar
3rd Set: "Duke Ellington's Sound of Love" (Mingus), "Canon" (Mingus) and "Big Alice" (Don Pullen) performed by MAP Quintet
John D'earth -- trumpet
JC Kuhl -- tenor saxophone
Calvin Brown -- piano
Mike Hawkins -- bass
Brian Jones -- drums
Encore: "Haitian Fight Song" (Mingus) performed by all MAP RVA 2019 musicians
All proceeds benefit the ALS Association. Visit the Firehouse Theatre website for ticket sales.
MAP 2019 poster image designed by Rei Alvarez
More than a dozen Mingus Awareness Project concerts have happened since its inception in 2007. Mingus Awareness Project concerts have happened in the Chicago area (at the Velvet Lounge, FitzGerald’s, Jazz Showcase, Hideout, HotHouse and Martyrs’) and Richmond, VA (at The Camel, Rhythm Hall and Balliceaux).
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), is a rapidly progressive disease that causes muscle weakness, difficulty speaking and swallowing and, generally, complete paralysis. In most cases, while the body continues to deteriorate, the mind remains unaffected. The disease does not discriminate, striking any age, gender and race. Every 90 minutes, someone in the US is diagnosed with ALS and every 90 minutes, someone in the US dies of ALS. There is no known cure for ALS and, once diagnosed, patients typically live only three to five years.
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Thanks to everyone who came out to support the Mingus Awareness Project concerts in Chicago and Richmond last year! Click here to find out more about those concerts, and to listen to the music that was performed.
Congratulations to the NO BS! Brass Band, which released two excellent albums in 2013. One of those was RVA All Day, and the other was Fight Song: A Charles Mingus Tribute, which was featured in PASTE Magazine, The Wall Street Journal blog, and other publications. Check out NPR's Tiny Desk Concert with NO BS! Brass.
"An Argument with Instruments: On Charles Mingus" -- Adam Shatz's review of John Goodman's recently published book, in The Nation
Click here to check out the Charles Mingus at 90 media gallery -- in celebration of Mingus' 90th birthday.
Mingus Awareness Project painting by Alpha Bruton. This acrylic painting is part of Charles Mingus at 90.
poster image by Josh Josue