‘Celebrating Ornette Coleman’


Photographer Jimmy Katz was inspired by a recent encounter with the 80-year-old superhero (no, not the Sonny Rollins bash at Beacon Theatre), and he invited a handful of pals to join him in a three-night celebration of Ornette’s impact. If that means playing “Rock the Clock” or “Humpty Dumpty,” so be it. If it means presenting something else entirely, that’s more than cool, too. The list of participants stretches through Joe Lovano, Vijay Iyer, Joel Frahm, Kevin Hays, Mark Turner, and Nasheet Waits. It’s going to be a blast, but will the master himself swing by like he did at Sonny’s shindig?

Sept. 24-26, 9 & 10:30 p.m., 2010