My Nonprofit Reviews
Brian M. Bacchus
Review for The Jazz Gallery, New York, NY, USA
I am a freelance music producer and have held various A&R positions at most of the major labels over the years so there aren't many venues in New York City, commercial or non-profit, that I haven't experienced. The Jazz Gallery not only is the most important venue in New York City for presenting important music that is not presented anywhere else in town, but they also serve as an advanced educational outlet giving iconic artists such as Steve Coleman and Henry Threadgill a platform to interact with students and open minds in a laboratory setting. Besides their steadfast dedication to up and coming musicians and artists with groundbreaking ideas, they are able to deliver to the public an intimate setting without all the commercial distractions, and one that is welcoming, comfortable with wonderful lighting and sound. On top of the top flight curating of music, they also function as a wonderful visual arts space that has had some of the most striking displays by visual artists whose work intersects with the world of sound.