Avant Improv Ensemble
OPEN TO THE PUBLIC | Bennington’s Avant Improv Ensemble (AIE), led by Bennington College music faculty, Michael Wimberly, will make its debut at Scholes Street Studio in Brooklyn, NY Friday, May 18 at 7:30 pm. AIE explores spontaneous improvisation through the compositions of Ornette Coleman and Charles Mingus, as well as their own compositions built from the idioms of blues, jazz, and funk. This 10-piece ensemble will feature special guest saxophonist Joe McPhee, and bassist Michael Bisio. This is a free event.