Jazz Poetry Month: James Brandon Lewis & Red Lily QuintetTuesday, September 28, 2021 @ 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
There are two ways to watch the program: in-person at our venue Alphabet City or live-streamed online. Please note the in-house restaurant 40 North is closed on Tuesdays but the bar will be open.
Please scroll to the bottom to review our Covid-19 safety policies for indoor programs @ Alphabet City, including the proof of vaccination requirement.
Red Lily Quintet: Jessup Wagon
Run time: 105 minutes
Country of origin: United States
Performance of Lewis’ newest album, a concept piece exploring the life and work of agricultural scientist, inventor, and social justice activist George Washington Carver. Carver, most well known for inventing 300+ ways to use the peanut, was the most important black farmer of the 20th century. And Lewis sets out to evoke his memory, his legacy, through song. This is a deeply researched album—Lewis poured through correspondence from Carver and farmer bulletins, but it’s also a deeply emotional and evoking journey through Black genius.
Chris Hoffman (cello)
Kirk Knuffke (cornet)
James Brandon Lewis (saxophone)
William Parker (contra bass)
Chad Taylor (drum and mbira)
Covid-19 policies for indoor programs [at Alphabet City] as of September 1, 2021
- To keep our audience safe, we will require proof of vaccination (physical card or photo) to attend all events at Alphabet City.
- There will be special accommodations for children under 12 and people with medical conditions or religious beliefs preventing them from being vaccinated. These audience members will be asked to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test within 72 hours of the performance start time, or a negative COVID-19 antigen test taken within 6 hours of the performance start time.
- All guests will be required to wear masks.
- Audience size will be limited to 60% total capacity and seats will be set up with moderate social distancing.