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Henry Grimes biography to be published

Northway books to publish a new biography of Henry Grimes

November will see the publication of a new biography of jazz bassist, violinist and poet Henry Grimes. Written by Frankfurt based historian and author Barbara Ina Frenz and featuring a foreword by Sonny Rollins, Music To Silence To Music is published by Northway Books. More information can be found here.

Also coming up on 3 November in New York is an 80th birthday celebration for Grimes, held by the organisers of the Vision Festival, with the venue still to be confirmed.


Henry's 80th-birthday concert and celebration took place on Nov. 6th, 2015 at Jan Hus Neighborhood House, 351 East 74th St. in New York City, and a joyous, music-filled, inspirational evening it was. Featured players / performers included Denardo Coleman, Connie Crothers, Melanie Dyer, Melvin Gibbs, Tyehimba Jess, Karma Mayet Johnson, Andrew Lamb, Alex Levine, Gamiel Lyons, Mixashawn (Lee Rozie), HPrizm (High Priest from Antipop Consortium), Kojo Roney and his father Antoine Roney, Brandon Ross, Warren Smith, Master of Ceremonies Marc Medwin, and, of course, Henry Grimes playing throughout. The music was followed by a catered dinner for audience and performers alike.

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