Jesse will create live visuals for Wadada Leo Smith’s Ten Freedom Summers for performances at the London Jazz Festival, and at the 45th International Jazz Festival of Barcelona in late November, 2013.
London Jazz Festival
Wadada Leo Smith presents the European premiere of his phenomenal large-scale masterwork – the complete Ten Freedom Summers suite – More than seven hours of music spread over three nights at Cafe OTO, with his Golden Quartet, a string section and video artist Jesse Gilbert. Ten Freedom Summers is inspired by the story of the civil rights movement, capturing defining moments in the history of the USA from the Niagara Falls Congress in 1905 to Martin Luther King’s Memphis speech.
VENUE: Cafe OTO
18 – 22 Ashwin street
Thursday 21st November, 2013 Tickets : £18 adv / £22 on the door
First Collection: Defining Moments in America
Friday 22nd November, 2013 Tickets : £18 adv / £22 on the door
Second Collection: What is Democracy?
Saturday 23rd November, 2013 Tickets : £18 adv / £22 on the door
Third Collection: Ten Freedom Summers
Door Times : 8pm
Performance start : 8:45pm
45th Voll-Damm Festival Internacional de Jazz de Barcelona
VENUE: Conservatori del Liceu
C/ Nou de la Rambla 88,
(+34) 933 271 200
Tuesday 26th November, 2013 at 8:30pm Tickets: €30