May 16-17, 2020
William Parker / A Word is a SoundSee All Tours
The dates and locations below are subject to change due to COVID-19. Please consult the artist's and venues' websites for the most current details and any rescheduled dates.
William Parker / A Word is a Sound
New York, NY
Grant amount: $10,750
- Flynn Performing Arts Center @ FlynnSpace. May 15, 2020. Burlington, VT
- Unitarian Church of Montpelier. May 16, 2020. Montpelier, VT
- Highland Center for the arts. May 17, 2020. Greensboro, VT
William Parker is a bassist, improviser, composer, writer, and educator from New York City, heralded by The Village Voice as, “the most consistently brilliant free jazz bassist of all time.”
In addition to recording over 150 albums, he has published six books and taught and mentored hundreds of young musicians and artists.
Parker’s current bands include the Little Huey Creative Music Orchestra, In Order to Survive, Raining on the Moon, Stan’s Hat Flapping in the Wind, and the Cosmic Mountain Quartet with Hamid Drake, Kidd Jordan, and Cooper-Moore. Throughout his career he has performed with Cecil Taylor, Don Cherry, Milford Graves, and David S. Ware, among others.