Fall 2017

Past Events

October 06, 2017


The Lantern
Lenfest Center for the Arts
615 W. 129 St.
New York, NY 10027


October 6, 2017, 7:00 pm (doors open at 6:30 pm)


This event is sold-out. A stand-by line will form the night of the show starting at 6pm. Any returned tickets will be available for sale (full-price and cash-only) on a first-come, first-served basis.


The Art Ensemble of Chicago


Roscoe Mitchell, flutes, saxophones

Famoudou Don Moye, drums, percussion

Hugh Ragin, trumpet

Tomeka Reid, cello

Jaribu Shahid, double bass

Junius Paul, double bass


with special guest Joseph Jarman, spoken word


Columbia University School of the Arts presents an unprecedented and rare opportunity to hear one of the most legendary bands of all time, the Art Ensemble of Chicago. Marking 50 years since they originally began to perform as the Roscoe Mitchell Art Ensemble, the group reemerged at Café OTO in London earlier this year to great acclaim. This performance will be their only New York City stop, one day ahead of their participation in October Revolution, a new jazz and contemporary music festival in Philadelphia. Joining the Art Ensemble for this concert will be original member Joseph Jarman, who will be performing his poetry, long an integral part of the band’s shows.Presented in collaboration with Columbia University School of the Arts and Miller Theatre.

Major support for this performance of The Art Ensemble of Chicago is provided by the Robert D. Bielecki Foundation.

The Lantern, Lenfest Center for the Arts
615 West 129th Street (between Broadway and 12th Avenue)

Columbia University makes every effort to accommodate individuals with disabilities. If you require accommodation, please contact Gavin Browning at in advance.




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