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Dave Sewelson, Dave Hofstra, Mike Neer, and Bernice “Boom Boom” Brooks live in performance and conversation.
“The pure ineffable joy of R&B has lifted my spirit since my youth and that music continues to flow through the world as truth. Our band will share the joy and freedom that have been so freely shared with us in this special concert.” – Dave Sewelson
Dave Sewelson was born in Oakland, California, in 1952. He has specialized in the baritone saxophone since the early seventies. Sewelson arrived in New York City in the summer of 1977, settled in the East Village becoming a stalwart of the downtown scene, played in many bands of the area including the 25 O’Clock Band and Jemeel Moondoc’s Jus Grew Orchestra. He was a founding member of the Microscopic Septet. Lifetime member of William Parker’s Little Huey Creative Music Orchestra. He has played with many wonderful musicians, including, Billly Bang, John Zorn, Peter Kuhn, Alex Cline, Roy Campbell, Sonny Murray, Kidd Jordan, Daniel Carter, Will Connell and Stephanie Stone.
In May 2020, Arts for Art introduced the On_Line Salon series to provide performance opportunities for our artists who lost all in-person gigs due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Since then, we’ve presented over 30 performances featuring 100 artists. Starting in January 2021, we will be presenting two livestream performances per week. See the full schedule at https://www.artsforart.org/onlinesalon. These streams are free, but donations are encouraged and go towards funding artist fees.