Internationally renowned for unparalleled contributions to modern music, the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians, Inc. (AACM) has been an inspirational leader within the cultural community since 1965. Since its inceptions, one mission of the AACM has been to provide an atmosphere conducive to the development of its member artists and to continue the AACM legacy of providing leadership and vision for the development of creative music. The AACM first coined the phrase Great Black Music to describe its unqiue direction in music. The AACM pays homage to the diverse styles of expression within the body of Black Music in the USA, Africa and throughout the world. This experience extends from the ancient music of Africa to the music of the future.
FRI, OCT 26, 7pm Performance Penthouse, Free
SAT, JAN 19, 7pm Performance Penthouse, Free
SUN, JUN 23, 7pm Performance Hall
The Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians (AACM) is honored to present one of our most esteemed members, Wadada Leo Smith, as part of their 2019 Benefit Concert. Wadada has been a member of the AACM for over five decades. The first set will be Wadada's Monk interpretations and the second set will feature the Great Black Music Ensemble performing one of Wadada's compositions.