Tomorrow: Bill Dixon Memorial At St. Mark’s Church In The Bowery


A public memorial event for musician/composer/educator/artist Bill Dixon will be held tomorrow from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at St. Mark’s Church In The Bowery on Manhattan’s Lower East Side.

The centerpiece of the program will be a performance of Dixon’s last composition by his Tapestries for Small Orchestra ensemble featuring Taylor Ho Bynum (cornet), Graham Haynes (cornet), Stephen Haynes (trumpet), Rob Mazurek (cornet), Glynis Lomon (cello), Michael Côté (clarinet), Ken Filiano (bass) and Warren Smith (percussion).

The group premiered this work at Dixon’s final live performance on May 22nd at the Festival International de Musique de Victoriaville (FIMAV).

In lieu of flowers or other donations, Dixon’s estate asks that interested parties support the Bill Dixon Music Fund, established in coordination with the Festival of New Trumpet Music (FONT Music), which will subsidize a range of ongoing work centered on his legacy.