Dance Clarinets

 Greenwich House Music School’s Dance Clarinets is a jazz orchestra comprised of twenty musicians (clarinets with percussion, piano, and bass), drawn from professional musicians from all over New York City who perform together with GHMS students. The group was founded ten years ago by woodwind faculty member J. D. Parran.

Julius Hemphill playing the Saxophone.

Photo Credit: Michael Wilderman

Upcoming Concert:

Dance Clarinets Perform the Music of Julius Hemphill, Oliver Lake, and Michael Moss

March 23, 20222 at 8 PM

Tickets: $15 at door, Greenwich House Music School (46 Barrow St)

Concert is in person with reduced capacity.

All concertgoers must present proof of COVID-19 vaccination before entry.

 The adult woodwind ensemble of Greenwich House Music School, led by JD Parran, musical director, will perform new editions of the Hemphill Sextets arranged by Marty Ehrlich (performer/composer/director). Also on the program are big band arrangements of Hemphill and composer Oliver Lake. Ensemble member and composer Michael Moss will also present original works for clarinets.

To learn about Marty Ehrlich, Julius Hemphill, and other members of the Black Artists Group, check out this interview between Marty and JD.