FEBRUARY 12TH Work in Progress ARUÁN ORTIZ: INSIDE A RHYTHMIC FALLS

FEBRUARY 12TH Work in Progress ARUÁN ORTIZ: INSIDE A RHYTHMIC FALLS

Composers Now resident artist and Doris Duke Performing Artist awardee, Aruán Ortiz presents on February 12th an intimate first look at his ambitious new work that illuminates the rich heritage of the Antilles at the Harlem Stage Gatehouse. The work draws from a Haitian-based African Minuet form now standard as Tumba Francesa in Cuba. Join the artist and his ensemble for a discussion and music.

ARUÁN ORTIZ AWARDED COMPOSERS NOW CREATIVE RESIDENCY AT THE POCANTICO CENTER OF THE ROCKEFELLER BROTHERS FUND

Composers Mari Kimura and Aruán Ortiz will be in residence at the Pocantico Center during the month of October 2014.

The Composers Now Creative Residencies is a collaborative program between Composers Now and the Pocantico Center. Composers were nominated by partner organizations that have participated in the Composers Now Festival. Ms. Kimura was nominated by Harvestworks and Mr. Ortiz by Harlem Stage. Two additional composers - Reena Esmail, nominated by Marc Peloquin/Keyed Up Music Project, and Gregor Huebner, nominated by Dance Theatre of Harlem - were named alternates.

Each composer will reside at the Pocantico Center for one week and may offer a presentation to an invited audience while there. Mari Kimura and Aruán Ortiz will also perform on the opening event of the February 2015 Composers Now Festival at the cell. 

Jury members: Marilyn Nonken and Henry Threadgill

Source: http://www.composersnow.org/cn/

CONGRATULATIONS ARUÁN ORTIZ, DORIS DUKE IMPACT AWARD RECIPIENT!

The Doris Duke Impact Awards support talented artists who will significantly influence the fields of contemporary dance, jazz, theatre and related interdisciplinary work.

The Impact Awards also recognize the paucity of programs for particular kinds of artists (e.g. actors, dancers, designers, artists of regional significance, etc.) who may not be the focus of most national grant programs but whose potential impact on their respective fields is significant.

For the class of 2014 Doris Duke Impact Awards, Aruán Ortiz joins a select group of creative artists such as Muhal Richard Abrams, Steve Coleman, Ambrose Akinmosire, Jen Shyu, Matana Roberts and Ben Monder.

ARUÁN ORTIZ AT THE HARLEM JAZZ SHRINES FESTIVAL

ARUÁN ORTIZ PRESENTS MUSIC & ARCHITECTURE FEATURING DON BYRON & HENRY GRIMES AT THE HARLEM STAGE, May 7

"The Harlem Jazz Shrines Festival provides a vital outlet for building on the legacy and tradition of the art form that Harlem is most known for," said Harlem Stage Executive Director Pat Cruz. "This year's slate of offerings is especially exciting, allowing the audiences to see and engage with established and emerging musicians in a variety of styles. Having Vijay Iyer in our lineup, for a free concert no less, is a truly special event. Collectively, Vijay Iyer, Christian aTunde Adjuah and Aruán Ortiz prove that jazz has no boundaries. We are very happy to be reunited in our work with the Apollo, Jazzmobile and Columbia University. The Festival has been, no doubt, a boon to the contemporary jazz scene in New York City."
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THIS WINTER SEE ARUÁN ORTIZ AT THE NYC WINTER JAZZFEST AND MORE

JANUARY

Jan 5: Cornelia Street Cafe, Michaël Attias 4tet, with Aruán Ortiz, Nasheet Waits and John Hébert
Jan 8: Jazz Connect Conference with Afro-HORN
Jan 10: NYC Winter JazzFest Don Byron "Music for 6 musicians"
Jan 11: NYC Winter JazzFest Orbiting Quartet with Rez Abbasi, Sean Conly, Eric McPherson & Aruán Ortiz

Jan 17: Darius Jones Quartet Featuring Andrew Cyrille at the Jazz Gallery, NYC

FEBRUARY

Feb 10: Nora McCarthy Trio at the Bar Next Door, NYC
Aruán Ortiz Residency @ IBEAM Brooklyn, presents Music for 444+1 Creative Musicians as part of the Composer NOW Festival:
Feb 13: Analytical Symmetry with Aruán Ortiz, Ralph Alessi, Michaël Attias and Tomas Fujiwara
Feb 14: Firm Roots with Aruán Ortiz, Darius Jones, Fay Victor, Marika Hughes and Mike Sarin 
Feb 15: Orbiting Quartet with Aruán Ortiz, Rez Abbasi, Sean Conly, Eric McPherson
Martin Luther King Concert Series at Brookfield Place presents:
Feb 19: Aruán Ortiz & Don Byron Duo

MARCH

Carnegie Hall Concert Series presents:
Mar 2: Aruán Ortiz Orbiting Quartet featuring David Gilmore, Rashaan Carter & Eric McPherson