The renowned jazz musician Henry Threadgill will be doing two concerts, on September 22 and 23, at Rose Theater in Lincoln Center in New York City. Titled “The Pulitzer Nights,” the concerts will highlight the work of the three African American jazz musicians who have won the Pulitzer Prize for Music: Wynton Marsalis, Ornette Colemen, and Threadgill himself.
Threadgill—a Vietnam War veteran who received the VVA Excellence in the Arts Award in 2016—is setting aside a block of tickets for VVA members for both performances. For info on purchasing those tickets, call Leif Ellington at the Lincoln Center box office at 212-258-9824, and tell him you are a member of Vietnam Veterans of America.
In the Friday night concert Threadgill will lead his Double Up Plus ensemble, featuring saxophone, cello, tuba, drums, and three pianists. On Saturday Threadgill will premiere a new original work, “Dirt and More Dirt,” with a new fifteen-piece ensemble.