CUSP Presents: The Ghost // RA Washington & Jah Nada


Wed Apr 24 2024 at 08:00 pm


Convivium 33 | Cleveland, OH

Wednesday, April 24
Convivium 33 Gallery, 1433 E 33rd St Cleveland
Doors 7:30, Music 8PM
$15 recommended donation
No one will be turned away for lack of funds
The Ghost
Michael Foster, saxophone
John Moran, bass
Joey Sullivan, drums
The Ghost is a free jazz trio working with pre-composed structures, melodies, samples, and improvisation as a means of bringing a queer perspective to the sax-bass-drums tradition. The Ghost released its new record “Vanished Pleasures” on Relative Pitch in 2023.
Michael Foster is a NYC-based saxophonist and curator whose work focuses on the radical queer potential in improvisation. His current projects include The New York Review of Cocksucking (duo with Richard Kamerman), duos with Ben Bennett, Leila Bordreuil, Ted Byrnes, and Lydia Lunch. Additionally, he often works with Brandon Lopez, Nate Wooley, Weasel Walter, Sarah Hennies, Marina Rosenfeld, Sean Meehan, William Parker, and many others.
John Moran is a Philadelphia-based bassist and multi-instrumentalist whose projects include Bark Culture, The Ghost, Ceiba, and many others. He often works with Ben Hall, Webb Crawford, James McKain, and many others.
Joey Sullivan is a drummer and organizer based in Philadelphia focusing on free improvisation. He plays drums in groups like Bark Culture, The Ghost, Florry, Violet Salon III, and often works with improvisers such as Victor Vieira-Branco, Brandon Lopez, TJ Borden, James McKain, Sandy Ewen, Michael Foster, and countless others.
RA Washington & Jah Nada
Performing works from their debut release, “In Search For Our Father's Gardens,” out now on Astral Spirits. This project runs the gamut of sounds from the reverent, to soulful emissions, the meditative drones and rhythms, and more.
RA Washington is a polymath living on Cleveland's West Side. Washington's work spans two decades and several genres, most recently the novels, CITI, FOUR INTERIORS (Outlandish Press 2017, 2018); a collection of poems, BLACK EUNUCH (Outlandish Press 2018) and two memoirs, BODY, and BALDWIN NOTES (Outlandish Press 2018, 2019). He is the founder/composer of the Afrofuturist music collective Mourning [A] BLKstar and is the co-curator of the longstanding futurist record label, CLEVELAND TAPES.
Jah Nada is a Columbus based bassist and multi-instrumentalist. Nada is a member of Bloody Show, Obnox, JZNZ, Mourning [A] BLKstar, among other projects.

Where is it happening?

Convivium 33, 1433 E 33rd St,Cleveland,OH,United States

Event Location & Nearby Stays:

Cleveland Uncommon Sound Project

Host or Publisher Cleveland Uncommon Sound Project

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