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Frisk Yo’ Whiskers is a street based performance celebrating the NYC legacy of Jazz and the improvised economics of the “Rent Party”. Part street hustle, part sound performance the work revolves around a traveling salesman’s briefcase that doubles as an amplifier and a hypnotic sonic exchange between a single octave lap steel guitar and a jazz horn. The project, partnered with Fabriga Bicycles, promotes the a cross-institutional grant, founded by the artist, placing younger generation jazz players in “cutting contests”, dueling each other in dialogue with NYC jazz homes with ethnomusicologist shout-outs, jazz legend judges and live DJ spins.
Trumpet: James Gibbes III
Additional Score: Jason Thompson
Sound Recording: Tomo Morisawa
Direction, Camera, Editing: Bradly Dever Treadaway
We are in the preparative phase for the second edition of Friskin' the Whiskers. Tell your sax playing friends to frisk their whiskers and tighten up cause we will be back in NYC in October. We will be doing a series of promotional performances for Art in Odd Places https://artinoddplacesnyc.tumblr.com/post/155818311239/art-in-odd-places-2017-sense
Stay Tuned and reach out to me if you would like to take part as a Saxophonist, Jazz Legend, DJ, Ethnomusicologist or Jazz lover....
We are ready to roll.....Friskin' the Whiskers is coming up...Check our performance Calendar and mark your agendas.
We invite all of you to come down for this promotional event:
FRISK THE WHISKERS AND ROLL THE DICE
SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 10TH 1-3PM
A screening and DJ performance on the BAYLANDER IX 514
West Harlem Piers Park, near the Harlem Fairway Market
Justin Randolph Thompson in collaboration with
Bradly Dever Treadaway, Jason Thompson and Andre Halyard (aka Dre Love)
Curated by Savona Bailey-McClain
This project is part of UTV 2016 West Harlem.
In anticipation of the forthcoming NYC project Friskin’ the Whiskers, this evening is dedicated to the screening of a series of recent performance based videos by Justin Randolph Thompson, Bradly Dever Treadaway and Jason Thompson that embrace elements of Jazz history as a framework for community building and performance as a temporary monument. The video screening program is accompanied by a live DJ performance by Queens born Dre Love spinning the jazz masters and a colorful sonic juxtaposition with poetry and words from NYC jazz history. Dice rolling keeps the performance spirited so bring your horseshoes and rabbit’s feet. Limited edition commemorative cards for the forthcoming performance will be distributed. Come on down togged to the bricks with your best ground grippers.