WELCOME/AACM NEW YORK - Celebrating 55 Years of Artistic Dedication

The Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians is one of the oldest non-profit music organizations in the United States devoted to the presentation and performance of contemporary music. As we enter our 55th year, we are thankful to be privileged with the opportunity to present and perform contemporary music as our journey continues.

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SoundpathAll About Jazz has published an interesting review of the album
Warriors of the Wonderful Sound: Soundpath.

Soundpath concerns a composition by Muhal Richard Abrams.
Click the link below for more about Soundpath.

All About Jazz

Herny ThreadgillCongratulations to AACM member Henry Threadgill on his nomination as a NEA Jazz Master 2021

National Endowment for the Arts - Henry Threadgill

Percussion Concept

Reggie Nicholson´s Percussion Concept has a new release available on your favorite streaming platform.

Reggie Nicholson - Amazon Music
Reggie Nicholson - iTunes

Roscoe Mitchell´s Distant Radio Transmission AACM member Roscoe Mitchell has a new release on the Wide Hive label with a NY Times review.
Review Roscoe Mitchell´s Distant Radio Transmission Album

Adegoke Steve Colson Congratulations to AACM member Adegoke Steve Colson on winning the American Composers Forum Award to compose a work for the AACM Great Black Music Ensemble in Chicago in honor of the AACM’s 55th Anniversary.

American Composers Forum

Richarda AbramsCongratulations to AACM member Richarda Abrams who won the 2019 AUDELCO VIV SOLO PERFORMANCE OF THE YEAR AWARD for “First By Faith: The Life Of Mary McLeod Bethune” written and performed by Richarda Abrams. (Named as one of the Best Of Solo Theatre shows in 10 years by United Solo Theatre Festival’s 10th Anniversary Celebration in 2019. Richarda also won the United Solo Theatre Festival’s Best Educational Show Award in 2018) First By Faith: The Life Of Mary McLeod Bethune is made possible in part with public funds from Creative Engagement, supported by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and administered by LMCC. First By Faith: The Life of Mary McLeod Bethune is a fiscally sponsored project of New York Foundation for the Arts.

Audelco 2019 Winner Richarda Abrams

Roscoe MitchellCongratulations to AACM member Roscoe Mitchell on his nomination as a NEA Jazz Master 2020 and a commission from the Fromm Music Foundation/Harvard University.
National Endowment of the Arts and Fromm Music Foundation

George Lewis

Congratulations to AACM member George Lewis upon receiving a 2019 Doris Duke Artist Award. George Lewis 2019 Doris Duke Artist Award Recipient

Wadada Leo SmithAACM member Wadada Leo Smith received the UCLA Medal at a ceremony on November 8th 2019 the Campus´s highest honor. UCLA Newsroom


The AACM New York City Chapter, Inc. thanks you for your continued dedication and support during our 2019 Concert Season:
New York State Council On The Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, The Fritz Reiner Center For Contemporary Music at Columbia University, The Phaedrus Foundation, Ann and Gordon Getty Foundation, Individual Donors, The staff at Peter Norton Symphony Space Leonard Nimoy Thalia, all of the Artists who performed and our audiences