Free jazz musician Milford Graves (b. 1941) is best known for his work with Albert Ayler, the New York Art Quartet (featuring Roswell Rudd, Reggie Workman, and John Tchicai), and John Zorn. Graves has spent decades connecting healing practices and herbology (he's been co-director of the George Washington Carver Botanical Garden in New York) to his personal improvising and composing approaches. For his first Philadelphia appearance in over four decades, Graves will present a rare solo performance inside the oldest barn in Philadelphia County, at Bartram's Garden, the birthplace of American botany.
Seating for this concert is extremely limited.
This event is part of Ars Nova Workshop's Center-funded New Paths Festival, a citywide festival conceptually connecting some of the most innovative artists in the world to a variety of historic and peculiar Philadelphia spaces. While the work of these artists is inherently adventurous, the festival aims to deepen artists' engagement with their performance space as well as with the city's history, cultures, and people, making these events uniquely Philadelphian.