Who: Meg Okura is a Juilliard grad Japanese Jewish Jazz violinist and composer who has had the fortune of working with: Michael Brecker, Tom Harrell, Lee Konitz, Steve Swallow, Dianne Reeves, Helen Sung, Sam Newsome, Kanye West, David Bowie, Philip Glass, Vince Giordano, JC Sanford, and many other wonderful artists.
The first recording from the viola duo that cuts to the heart of music: from the blues to Babbit, from Mahler to jazz to microtonality.
Magic Mountain is the first recording from the Kalmanovitch Maneri Duo. We recorded this album at our favorite hall in the United States: New England Conservatory’s landmark Jordan Hall. Now, we’re raising funds to release this album and build a new platform for our music and our message.
Inner Attunement is a documentary film by Michael Lucio Sternbach about the musical brotherhood of bassist William Parker and drummer Hamid Drake. Known worldwide as of one of the premier rhythm sections of jazz, the two discuss their musical kinship and the shamanistic sound ceremonies they deploy worldwide. Inner Attunement is a comprehensive look into their music, which becomes a conversation about the substantial lessons we learn in life.
The fundamental message of the film is to inspire us to live up to our highest human potential, regardless of the endeavor. It’s a message that transcends the music – and is something meaningful that we can all take away from the film. Continue reading
Join a bevy of world music fans, tastemakers, music professionals, journalists and more for a night of musical surprises at one of today’s most pioneering music festivals. Your ticket to the show is guaranteed through your contribution. As our main annual fundraiser, your support of globalFEST via Indiegogo plays a crucial role in our success each year.
This year’s groundbreaking 3-stage, 12-band world music festival on January 17 hits the historic Webster Hall in New York City and we’re especially excited about our outstanding line-up! As one of the most influential events in North America and the premier gateway for emerging and established artists from around the world, gF’s success stories continue to grow. Crowdfunding has made this possible.
We need you to get involved! FIRE MUSIC, a documentary that tells the criminally ignored true history of the Free Jazz revolution, has been fully researched and has been shooting for over 4 years. Over 300 hours of footage has already been shot.
“Free Jazz is liberation, is the excitement of the new and now,” says Thurston Moore, executive producer of FIRE MUSIC. “It is with respect, passion and knowledge that Tom Surgal captures the significance of it. His work, like its subject, shines for the collective call of beauty and unity.”