Free Jazz with Butch Warren & Freddie Redd and new art by Gustavo Diaz Sosa & NBC’s Antoine Sanfuentes

Honfleur reopens this Friday, September 30th, at 7pm with new works by Gustavo Díaz Sosa.
Gustavo Díaz Sosa graduated in Cuba with the golden title in 2002. He has since moved to Spain, exhibiting widely, invited as a resident artist at Arteleku in San Sebastian, and settled in the outskirts of Madrid, where he lives and works today. More recently Gustavo returned to Habana, Cuba for a solo exhibition at the Gallery, Kingdom of This World. Honfleur Gallery has been working with Gustavo since 2009 and is pleased to present never before seem mixed media works on canvas and six new charcoal works on paper.
photo by Antoine Sanfuentes

Starting at 8pm, THE CONNECTION, a free jazz performance by Butch Warren & Freddie Redd accompanied by a photographic slide show by Antoine Sanfuentes. A poetry reading by local DC poet, Fred Joiner, will also happen in between sets.

An evening of jazz and art with two legendary jazz musicians, Freddie Redd pairs up with Butch Warren to play hard bop jazz…known for his piece “The Connection,” these two connect an era and an art form.

Born in 1939, Butch Warren began his career as a jazz bassist at the ripe age of 14. Early on, the bassist worked locally in the Washington, DC, area, most notably with Stuff Smith. Warren was in great demand for club work and appeared on many recordings, particularly dates for the Blue Note label led by Joe Henderson, Jackie McLean, Stanley Turrentine, Donald Byrd, Herbie Hancock, Dexter Gordon, Sonny Clark, and Dorham. He was a member of Thelonious Monk’s quartet from 1963-1964 and then moved back to Washington, DC, where he worked on a television show from 1965-1966.

Antoine Sanfuentes is the Washington DC Bureau Chief for NBC news that has been documenting Butch Warren’s recent life history. His photographs chronicle Butch Warren’s come back. After four legendary years recording for blue note records in New York (1960-1964), Butch Warren spent decades off the music scene only re appearing briefly to disappear again. These photographs document his struggle as a jazz musician and an artist.
This performance is funded, in part, by the National Endowment for the Arts
Both events are free and open to the public.

For more details: 202.580.597 and www.honfleurgallery.com

1241 Good Hope Road SE Washington DC 20020

 

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Blank Space SE & The Hive are all projects of ARCH Development Corp.

 

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