A Black History Month Celebration with a special concert honoring the music of Cal Massey and Fred Ho!
Tickets: $12 advanced online | $15 at the door.
The Red, Black & Green Revolutionary Eco-Music Tour comes to Goddard College to perform the music of two of the most influential revolutionary big band jazz composers, Cal Massey and Fred Ho.
Cal Massey, known for his mentorship to John Coltrane, is an iconic composer of the 1960s epic jazz classic, 'The Black Liberation Movement Suite.' It will be coupled with the world premiere of new work by Guggenheim Fellowship recipient composer Fred Ho—'The Scientific Soul Revolutionary Gardens of Harlem Suite.'
The Red, Black & Green Revolutionary Eco-Music Tour celebrates how radical and revolutionary music and environmental justice can be united and expanded towards a popular and critical movement that is centered upon artistic creativity and daring, social activism with grassroots organizing and ecological-centered imperatives.
The band includes a New-York based roster of the world's greatest jazz instrumentalists, including Grammy-nominated alto saxophonist Jay Rodriguez (Ornette Coleman, Oliver Nelson); the acclaimed South African-based musician and scholar, Dr. Salim Washington; and Clare Dolan, curator of the Museum of Everyday Life and longtime puppeteer with Bread and Puppet, who will perform original contastoria work dedicated to the Black Liberation Movement and the struggle for new world today.
- Jay Rodriguez, saxophone
- Salim Washiington, saxophone
- Livio Almeida, saxophone
- Benjamin Barson, saxophone
- Winston Byrd, trumpet
- Jon Mark McGowan, trumpet
- Nabaté Isles, trumpet
- Adam O’Farrill, trumpet
- Earl McIntyre, trumbone
- Richard Harper, trumbone
- Ernesto Villalalobos, strings
- Adam Fischer, strings
- Zack O'Farrill, rhythm section
- Amanda Ruzza, rhythm section
- Albert Marques, rhythm section, conductor
- Fred Ho, composer
- Cal Massey, composer, artist
Also: World Premiere of "Truth or Dare: Our Crisis, Our Revolution: a comic book curriculum for the end and the beginning of the world," (shown at right) by The Eco-socialist Horizons Editorial Collective.
Tickets: $12 advanced online. CLICK HERE.
Thank you to our Goddard College Concert sponsors: