Randy Weston

major events & cultural activities

 

 

  2012

"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 >>

 

  

  2011

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 >>

2010

Randy Weston at the celebration of the 50th anniversary of
Senegal’s founding as an independent republic
more >>

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 >>

 

2008

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

2007

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
 

North Sea Jazz

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

2006

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
 

2005

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

 

2003

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

2002

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
Egypt
 

more  photos
Randy Weston at
Canterbury Cathedral

2001

Buddhist Temple in Shizouaka (Japan)

 

Montreux Jazz Festival

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

1999

Spirit! The Power of Music

Brooklyn  New York City / USA  with Gnawa musicians from Morocco

 

Banlieues Bleues Festival

Paris / France ( 1992, 1994, 1997 )
 

1998

Jazz a Vienne

with Gnawa musicians from Morocco  Vienne / France

 

Uhuru Afrika Concert

Brooklyn  New York City / USA

more  photos
Photo by J.Harlaar

1996

Festival des Musiques sacrées du Monde                                                  

with Gnawa musicians from Morocco  Fez / Morocco
 

1994

"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

1993

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

1992

World EXPO'92

Seville / Spain   with Gnawa musicians from Morocco

1986

Marrakech International Festival

Marrakech / Morocco
 

1967

Touring Fourteen African countries with Sextet for three-months

for US Department of State
 

1962

Lectures on History of Jazz at the University of Nigeria
 

1961

Summit of African Culture

Lagos / Nigeria  with twenty-nine US artists for AMSAC
 

1958

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

 

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