“A thaw ... and March begins. / This time afresh, and anew, weather-worth rended feet / sloughed over the coldness / of melted snow / while images of the past crept up: / mirages / over land and snow.” ~ Henry Grimes, from “Signs Along the Road”

Henry Grimes & Amiri Baraka, photo by Ken Wriss Tuesday, March 3rd: Amiri Baraka and Henry Grimes, Issue Project Room, 232 Third St., 3rd floor (at Third Ave.), Brooklyn, NY, 8 p.m., 718-33O-O313, directions,,

Fred Anderson & Henry Grimes, photo by Cornelia Mueller Sunday, March 15th; Wednesday-Sunday, March 18th-22nd; and Wednesday, March 25th*: Fred Anderson 8Oth-birthday gala celebration concerts at the Velvet Lounge, 67 East Cermak Rd. betw. S. Michigan & S. Wabash Ave’s, Chicago, 312-791-9O5O,,, Henry Grimes will play in various groups: Wednesday, March 18th, 2nd set (around 1O p.m.); Saturday, March 21st going into Sunday, March 22nd, 4th set (around 12:3O a.m.); and Sunday, March 22nd (Fred’s actual birthday), 2nd set (around 8:3O p.m.). Other musicians participating will include Fred Anderson/ Harrison Bankhead/ Hamiet Bluiett/ Mwata Bowden/ Billy Brimfield/ Ari Brown/ Richard Davis/ Ernest Dawkins/ Hamid Drake/ Kahil el’Zabar/ Douglas Ewart/ Edward “Kidd” Jordan/ Nicole Mitchell/ Dushun Mosley/ Jeff Parker/ Avreeayl Ra/ Chad Taylor/ Ed Wilkerson, Jr./ Corey Wilkes/ Francis Wong/ the AACM star-studded Great Black Music Ensemble, and many more throughout the festivities. For the complete schedule, please contact the Velvet Lounge (as above). *The program on March 25th is at the Hideout, 1354 West Wabansia, 773-227-4433,,

Henry Grimes & Marc Ribot, photo by Ziga Koritnik Friday, March 27th: Henry Grimes and Marc Ribot, Rubin Museum of Art (housing a beautiful collection of Himalayan art in many media), 15O West 17th St., New York City, 7 p.m. promptly, 212-62O-5OOO, box office ext. 344,,, ... … and much more to follow! * * * * * For bookings, high-resolution photos, interviews, further information, or to purchase a Henry Grimes recording or book, please contact Margaret Davis Grimes:, Voicemail 212-841-O899.!
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