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Another chance to be part of Freedom’s wild evenings of challenging and up-lifting improvisations which have consistently united a cross cultural and cross generational posse of players, Freedom will continue to pursue the promise of legendary associations like the AACM, the Black Artsist Group and Sam Rivers’ legendary NYC loft session.

At the helm are Jazz Warriors International’s Orphy Robinson and Cleveland Watkiss; sessions in the past have attracted Chicago AACM memeber and Ethnic Heritage Ensemble alumni Earnest Dawkins, Nigel Kennedy Band members like Doug Boyle, Regular Improv heavyweights such as Pat Thomas, Claude Deppa, Phillip Achille, Steve Noble, Steve Beresford, Neil Charles, Liam Noble,Rachel Musson,Caroline Kraabel, Maurizio Ravalico, Darren Taylor, Renell Shaw, Zuri Jarrett Boswell among a host of others.

Freedom @ The Vortex takes place monthly (check for date on the website) with an opening set from a specific ensemble, followed  by a constantly shifting set of soul stirring improv session open to all… so, tune in and get involved.

Between sets Straight No Chaser‘s Paul Bradshaw delves into the vinyl – Oliver Lake to King Tubby…..

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