Brad Shepik Quintet will create a new HUMAN ACTIVITY PT jazz suite. 2 CODE RED At the Bronx River Art Center


Guitarist Brad Shepik and the quintet will premiere his sequel, “HUMAN ACTIVITY Part 2- Code Red” at the Bronx River Art Center on October 30 at 4pm.

The Brad Shepik Human Activity Band includes Brad Shepik (composition, guitar, tambura, saz), Mazz Swift (violin, vocals), Amino Belyamani (piano), Sam Minnaie (bass) and John Hadfield (drums and percussion). “Human Activity Pt. 2” was created with support from City Artist Corps Grants, NYC Department of Cultural Affairs and NYFA.

Brad Shepik, among the most versatile and distinctive guitarists of his generation, has performed and / or recorded with artists such as Joey Baron, Bob Brookmeyer, Dave Douglas, Charlie Haden, Carla Bley and Paul Motian and is also acclaimed for his work. in several groups. performing various styles of world-jazz, including Pachora, Simon Shaheen, Tridruga, the Paradox Trio, Yuri Yunakov’s Bulgarian Alliance and the Commuters.

Human Activity Suite Part 2 – Code Red is a ten-movement meditation on the degree to which the danger to the planet has increased over the past fifteen years and the disastrous effects on local populations around the world. It is also a response to Shepik’s 2007 composition, Human Activity Suite, organized around the seven continents and the global effects of human activity on the climate. By the summer of 2021 and the IPCC report on climate change, it has become clear that the effects of climate change will increase in severity and continue to be felt by everyone around the world. This new Human Activity Part 2-Code Red suite will focus on the local effects of climate change and aim to inspire people to act locally within their community to both preserve local ecosystems and adapt in a sustainable manner for them. future generations. The piece features a group of five improvising musicians and multi-instrumentalists (guitar, tambura, saz, violin, piano, bass and percussion).

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