Press Contact: NEW MASSES MEDIA RELATIONS (646) 599-0060 NewMassesMedia@gmail.com Brooklyn, NY: October Jazz Revolution Fetes Avant Sounds in Revolutionary Context -FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE- Multi-reedist Ras Moshe Burnett’s production organization Music Now! presents an evening of multi-disciplinary radical arts on Thursday October 15 in Brooklyn’s Commons. The October Jazz Revolution honors the rich heritage of Free Jazz as well as the 98th anniversary of the October Revolution. The event will consist of five sets featuring politically powerful statements, commencing with a poets’ open mic. Throughout, a variety of downtown improvisers will perform works comprising a tapestry of new composition, free improvisation and spoken word; set number four also includes a special film screening. The evening will close with an experimental large ensemble performing a piece conducted concurrently by several participants. It will showcase the spoken word performance of women poets. RADICAL VOICES OPEN MIC -Open to all poets and bards JOHN PIETARO'S LITERARY WARRIOR PROJECT John Pietaro- Spoken Word, Congas, Bongos Laurie Towers- Electric Bass Ras Moshe Burnett- Reeds, Flute Prose of John Reed, THE MUSIC NOW! UNIT Ras Moshe Burnett- Reeds Matt Lavelle- Trumpet Tiffany Chang- Drums Featuring the world premiere of Moshe’s "Black Lives Matter Suite" and "Black October" TRUDY SILVER’S “WHERE’S THE OUTRAGE?” Trudy Silver- Piano Kyungmi Lee- Flute David Gould- Percussion Sanae Buck- Butto Mime Scottie Davis- Actor/Mime/Vocals and Jane Grenier’s film ‘Where’s The Outrage?’ THE OCTOBER REVOLUTION ORCHESTRA Ras Moshe Burnett- Reeds Rocco John Iacovone- Alto Sax John Pietaro- Percussion, Recitation Philip Sirois- Upright Bass Laurie Towers- Electric Bass Chris Forbes- Piano Plus women spoken word artists including Lauren Lee and others TBA Music Now! At The Brooklyn Commons presents THE OCTOBER JAZZ REVOLUTION Thursday, October 15th 2015 6pm – 10pm Admission: $15 The Brooklyn Commons 388 Atlantic Ave (btwn Hoyt St. & Bond St.) Brooklyn A, C, G trains to Hoyt-Schemerhorn or any train to Atlantic Ave.

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