Terry Adkins Tribute

 
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Portrait of Terry Adkins, North Pole, October 2013. Photo: Tom Snelgrove © 2013

Concerts & Performances

Terry Adkins Tribute with Vijay Iyer, Vincent Chancey, Dick Griffin, Ernel M. Martinez, Demetrius Oliver, Marshall Sealy and Kiane Zawadi

Friday, April 25, 2014 @ 11:10 am

Carrie Mae Weems LIVE: Past Tense/Future Perfect begins with a musical celebration of the life of the late conceptual artist Terry Adkins, a saxophonist and sculptor whose installations often combined visual art, spoken word, video, and live music, and who influenced a generation of artists.

This program will be livestreamed at guggenheim.org/live.

Vijay Iyer is a Grammy-nominated composer and pianist whose honors include the Doris Duke Performing Artist Award, the Greenfield Prize, a “quintuple crown” in the DownBeat critics poll, a “quadruple crown” in the JazzTimes critics poll (all 2012), the Jazz Journalists Association's Pianist of the Year (2012 and 2013), an ECHO award (2013), and a MacArthur fellowship (2013). Iyer is a faculty member at Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, and directs the Banff International Workshop in Jazz and Creative Music, Banff Centre, Canada. vijay-iyer.com

Vincent Chancey is a French horn player and composer who has toured extensively in Africa, Europe, Japan, the Middle East, and North and South America. vincentchancey.com

Dick Griffin is one of today’s leading trombone players, who has played with such luminaries as Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Ella Fitzgerald, Dizzy Gillespie, and Charles Mingus. www.dickgriffin1.com Ernel M. Martinez is a Belizean-born multidisciplinary artist associated with Philadelphia’s Mural Arts Program and a cofounder of Amber Art and Design, a collective committed to social practice.

Ernel M. Martinez is a Belizean-born multidisciplinary artist associated with Philadelphia’s Mural Arts Program and a cofounder of Amber Art and Design, a collective committed to social practice.

Demetrius Oliver is an artist whose site-specific installations incorporate photography, sculpture, and video. demetriusoliver.com

Marshall Sealy is a French hornist who performs nationally and internationally as a soloist in classical, jazz, and world music.

Kiane Zawadi is a jazz trombonist and euphonium player who has performed and recorded with the acclaimed artists Aretha Franklin, Dizzy Gillespie, Lionel Hampton, and Freddie Hubbard, among others.