Music Program

Thursday, July 27 at 7:00 p.m.

Hallwalls & Colored Musicians Club Jazz Fest 2017 present

Otis Brown III Trio & Walter Kemp 3oh!

Three Sets in Two Venues in One Church Basement!

The Ninth Ward, 7:00–8:00 p.m.: Otis Brown III Trio
Hallwalls Cinema, 8:15–9:15 p.m.: Walter Kemp 3oh!
The Ninth Ward, 9:30–10:30 p.m.: Otis Brown III Trio

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Otis Brown III (drums)
Joel Frahm (saxophones)

Luques Curtis (bass)

Drummer and Blue Note recording artist Otis Brown III is one of notable record. The son of musicians and music educators, New Jersey native Otis Brown III grew up to the sounds of jazz, gospel, funk, and rhythm & blues. His father, a jazz band instructor, played with James Brown and Al Green. His mother, an educator who also served as principal of Newark's Arts High School (alma mater to jazz greats Sarah Vaughan and Wayne Shorter), was also a choir director and classically trained pianist. After playing saxophone and drums in school and church, and attending Delaware State University as music major, Brown crossed paths with jazz icon Donald Byrd and his course was dramatically altered. Byrd, who was Artist in Residence at DSU, convinced Brown to think beyond a career in music education and go to New York City to be in the thick of things. "It was life changing," says Brown, who, after studying at The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music and the Thelonious Monk Institute, caught the attention of Joe Lovano ... continue reading >>


Friday, July 28

2017 Buffalo Infringement Festival presents

Kilissa Cissoko

Elevations: The Soundscape of Buffalo Grain Elevators

A multimedia installation featuring sounds recorded on Buffalo's Ohio Street grain elevator corridor, along with videos, photos, and live musical performance by Kilissa Cissoko.

Repeated 8 times, 7:00–11:00pm, starting on the half hour (last show starts at 10:30pm).

t: 716-854-1694
f: 716-854-1696

Tues.—Fri. 11-6
Sat. 11-2
Sun. & Mon. closed

from Jul. 14, 2017
through Sep. 1, 2017

Hallwalls 2017 Members Exhibition