A Tribute to Garrison Fewell: September 17, 2015

We invite you to the David Friend Recital Hall, at 921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, from 7:30-9:30 PM on 17 September 2015, for a musical tribute to Garrison Fewell. This free concert will be performed by Berklee College of Music’s Guitar Department faculty, in memory of their friend and colleague. Click here.

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Garrison in Italian

51lC5ljuwJL._SX321_BO1,204,203,200_Italy was Garrison’s second home, as well as home to his lovely wife, Emy. Therefore it is only natural that his book, Outside Music Inside Voices, has been published in Italian, as Lo Spirito Della Musica Creativa.

You can get the Italian version of this excellent book at Amazon.it.

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Garrison Fewell Scholarship Fund

Garrison’s wife, Emy, has teamed up with Berklee College of Music to create a scholarship for creative improvising musicians. Please remember Garrison’s generosity when you consider donating. Click here.

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Garrison Fewell (14 October 1953 – 5 July 2015)

GarrisonFewellOn July 5, 2015, Garrison Fewell passed away, following a long, courageous battle against cancer. He was 61 years old, and was performing up to a month before his passing. He is remembered as much as a kind and generous man as he is a world-class musician.

It was Garrison’s wish that his website, as well as his creations as a musician, author, instructor, and human being, be kept alive and available as a resource for creative and improvised music. In this way, Garrison will remain in our minds, ears, and hearts.

As always, we welcome your thoughts.

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Mimmo – Fewell at Nibiru House Concert, Milan 3/29/15

13024_1437191089907435_7567563038740331075_n 21022_1437190846574126_4380553376967031930_n 1798762_1437191143240763_4089781575735894308_n 10428704_1437191199907424_3834986000637787966_n 11026082_1437191256574085_364429421873473192_n 11039844_1437190909907453_1095209341561653683_n 11081046_1437190826574128_5499625310623963759_n 11081071_1437191036574107_7712406193199554225_nBeautiful house concert in Novate (Milan) hosted by Cristiano Calcagnile, with Gianni Mimmo (Amirani Records) and me. The best way to share improvised music with friends! Photos by journalist Paolo Ronchetti: http://mescalina.it/

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More photos from Ivrea Jazz Festival, 3/21/15

Open Jazz Festival - Brunod Fewell

Open Jazz Festival - Brunod Fewell

Open Jazz Festival - Brunod Fewell

Open Jazz Festival - Brunod Fewell

Open Jazz Festival - Brunod Fewell

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Duo Concert with saxophonist Gianni Mimmo 2/28/15

Cantiere Simon Veil, Via G. Bruno, Piacenza, Italy. 9:00pm
MIMMO FEWELL CANTIERE SIMONE WEIL

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Duo concert, Harry Bertoia Art Gallery, Pordenone. 2/25/15

Beautiful concert at Harry Bertoia Art Gallery, Pordenone, Italy. I played a duo w/ guitarist Maurizio Brunod ton present ur new CD, Unbroken Circuit, Caligola Records. Definitely inspired by Bertoia’s sound sculptures, our improvisations rang across all sonic dimensions. Photos by Luca D’Agostino, Phocus Agency. Thanks to writer Flavio Massrutto for liner notes and presentation and to Paola Martini, Circolo Culturale Controtempo. Brunod Fewell

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Brunod Fewell

Brunod Fewell

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Open Jazz Festival, Ivrea

Played a duo concert with guitarist Maurizio Brunod in a really nice theater for the release of our CD, “Unbroken Circuit.”Open Jazz Festival - Brunod Fewell

Open Jazz Festival - Brunod Fewell

Open Jazz Festival - Brunod Fewell

Open Jazz Festival - Brunod Fewell

Open Jazz Festival - Brunod Fewell

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Outside Music, Inside Voices – a new book by Garrison Fewell

“Outside Music, Inside Voices: Dialogues on Improvisation, Spirituality and Creative Music” is a book of 25 dialogues with the world’s leading composer-improvisers of creative music, with the goal of acquiring a broader, more diverse understanding of the value and positive contribution that improvisation makes to the advancement of culture and society.

The general theme is an illumination of the spirit of improvisation and the motivations of artists who have dedicated their lives to creative music. To know the music on the “outside” (an obvious play of words regarding outside music) and to hear the “inside” voices of these artists will be encouraging to fans of creative music, and hopefully for young aspiring musicians and artists to explore development of the inner self as a means of personal artistic expression.

Outside Music, Inside Voices was supported by of a Berklee College of Music Faculty Fellowship Grant and edited by jazz writer Ed Hazell and former director of Harvard University Museum Publications Evelyn Rosenthal. The book includes 30 brilliant black & white photos of each artist by Luciano Rossetti, 330 pages, Foreword by author Ed Hazell, extensive footnote references in the author’s introduction, and individual biographies of each artist and the author.

A list of the 25 dialogues includes John Tchicai, Dave Burrell, Wadada Leo Smith, Henry Grimes, Joelle Leandre, William Parker, Oliver Lake, Milford Graves, Marilyn Crispell, Henry Threadgill, Steve Swell, Roy Campbell Jr., Han Bennink, Joe McPhee, Matthew Shipp, Nicole Mitchell, Myra Melford, Pheeroan AkLaaf, Baikida Carroll, Ahmed Abdullah, Rosi Hertlein, Irene Schweizer, Liberty Ellman, Steve Dalachinsky, Sabir Mateen.

Endorsement for Outside Music, Inside Voices by pianist Herbie Hancock: “Garrison Fewell has written a brilliant discussion of creativity and spirituality, delving into the deep relationship between these two subjects that spark the explorations of many of the pioneers of avant garde jazz music. I’m intrigued by the broad scope of the dialogues that are illuminated by his insight resulting from his own powerful experience in the practice of Nichiren Buddhism. There is much detail here that is compelling and encourages much more than a single reading of this book. There are many surprises to explore that are not only insightful, but ultimately, uplifting, encouraging and empowering.”

For more info and updates, visit the Outside Music, Inside Voices Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/outsidemusicinsidevoices

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