Randy Weston

major events & cultural activities




Artist-in-Residence at the New School NY    more >>

North Sea Jazz

The Hague - Rotterdam / Holland ( 1976, 2001, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2015 )


"A Tribute to James Reese Europe"  
Skirball NYC, USA  more >>


"Nubian Suite"
Composed and performed by:  Randy Weston with his African Rhythms Orchestra.

An African Nubian Suite was developed with support of the Guggenheim Foundation.
April 8, 2012 at the Skirball, NY, USA  more >>


"A Tribute to James Reese Europe"  
Tribeca PAC, NYC, USA  more >>




moreAfrican Rhythms - Autobiography of Randy Weston

Composed by Randy Weston,  Arranged by Willard Jenkins   
Publication Date: Nov. 9. 2010 by Duke University Press   more >>



"A Tribute to James Reese Europe"
Middelheim Jazz, Belgium   more >>


Randy Weston at the celebration of the 50th anniversary of
Senegal’s founding as an independent republic
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50th Anniversary Concert Celebration of the UHURU AFRIKA
recording session
Tribeca Arts Center, NY, USA more >>

"A Tribute to James Reese Europe"

Marciac Jazz, France    more >>



Shinto Shrine  "Kamigamojinja Shrine" Japan (  2001, 2005, 2008 )


more  photos"A Tribute to James Reese Europe" 
The Harlem Stage did open the "Harlem-stride" series
with Randy Weston "A Tribute to James Reese Europe"
  more >>

Saint Louis Jazz

Saint Louis / Senegal


Queen Elizabeth Hall, the Quartet with the BBC Big Band  London, GB


Panama Jazz Festival

Panama City / Panama

FESPAD 2006 - Pan African Dance Festival

as Cultural Ambassador for the World Culture Open

Kigali / Rwanda


Montreal Jazz Festival

Montreal / Canada ( 1995,  2005 )

  1995 Tribute to Randy Weston as Composer and Pianist over  5 nights :

  - Duo with David Murray
  - Earth Birth with strings
  - Volcano Blues
  - with Gnawa from Morocco
  - Saga Jazz



Artist-in-Residence for two weeks at the New York University    more >>


Canterbury Cathedral
Randy Weston and Dar Gnawa 
>Dar Gnawa website >>

By invitation of the Archbishop of Canterbury
and the Dean and Chapter of Canterbury


Nobel Peace Price Celebration

Alexandria / Egypt


Bibliotheca Alexandrina

Inauguration New Library of the Bibliotheca Alexandrina

more  photos
Randy Weston at
Canterbury Cathedral


Buddhist Temple in Shizouaka (Japan)


Montreux Jazz Festival

Montreux / Switzerland (1974, 1985, 1988, 1994, 1995, 2001)


Spirit! The Power of Music

Brooklyn  New York City / USA  with Gnawa musicians from Morocco


Banlieues Bleues Festival

Paris / France ( 1992, 1994, 1997 )


Jazz a Vienne

with Gnawa musicians from Morocco  Vienne / France


Uhuru Afrika Concert

Brooklyn  New York City / USA

more  photos
Photo by J.Harlaar


Festival des Musiques sacrées du Monde                                                  

with Gnawa musicians from Morocco  Fez / Morocco


"Spirit of Afrika"     Europe Tour

Randy Weston African Rhythms Quintet
The master Gnawa musicians from Morocco
The Johnny "Clyde" Copeland Band
3,5 hour non stop performances  in different combinations of
these 3 groups with all the same roots in "the Spirit of Afrika"



more  photos


Queen Elisabeth Tour

Art Council of England UK tour   London / England
With Gnawa musicians from Morocco


United Nations at the Human Rights conference

Vienna / Austria


World EXPO'92

Seville / Spain   with Gnawa musicians from Morocco


Marrakech International Festival

Marrakech / Morocco


Touring Fourteen African countries with Sextet for three-months

for US Department of State


Lectures on History of Jazz at the University of Nigeria


Summit of African Culture

Lagos / Nigeria  with twenty-nine US artists for AMSAC


First lectures on the History of Jazz NY University with docteur Marshall Stearns


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