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June 2021_
We are about to roll out Harlem Air Shaft in June 24th. The project is Thompson in collaboration with
Stefanie Nelson and Bradly Dever Treadaway
June 24th 2021 5pm
126th and 125th streets between 5th and Madison Ave
James Brandon Lewis | Thomas Sayers Ellis | Kwami Coleman
Todd Bryant Weeks | Bianca Cosentino | Dolores Sanchez
Emily Tellier | Omari Wiles
with the support of
NYC Cultural Affairs and the Upper Manhattan Empowerment Zone Development Corperation
More on this soon...

October 2018_
Pay Thunder No Mind – Five Myles Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

October 2017_
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

May 2017_
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

Stay Tuned and reach out to me if you would like to take part as a Saxophonist, Jazz Legend, DJ, Ethnomusicologist or Jazz lover....

Oct 2016_
We are ready to roll.....Friskin' the Whiskers is coming up...Check our performance Calendar and mark your agendas.

Sept 2016_
We invite all of you to come down for this promotional event:
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. sample.jpg frisk-min.jpg Shot 2017-05-07 at 2_16_04 PM.jpg promo image-Small.jpg the Whiskers and Roll the Dice_promo_-.jpg