“Good jazz drummers offer firm grounding for adventurous music. Great ones open up altogether fresh landscapes. Andrew Cyrille fits comfortably in the latter category.” – Larry Blumenfeld |The Wall Street Journal
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Andrew Cyrille is a 2020 Doris Duke Artist
The Doris Duke Artist Awards invest in exemplary individual artists in contemporary dance, jazz, theater and related interdisciplinary work who have demonstrated their artistic vitality and commitment to their field. The award is not a lifetime achievement award. Instead, it is a deep investment in the potential of dedicated performing artists, empowering them through the freedom of unrestricted support to take creative risks, explore new ideas and pay for important professional and personal needs. Read more at The Doris Duke Charitable Foundation
Andrew Cyrille is Chamber Music America's 2019 New Jazz Works Commissioned Composer Read more at Chamber Music America
Commission: "Montclair Country Horn," featuring Trio3 with Vijay Iyer.
World Premiere: The Jazz Standard, February 20, 2020
Jazz Drum Great Andrew Cyrille Revels in Collaboration at Lifetime Achievement Show: "During an eight-set marathon at New York’s Vision Festival, the veteran percussionist reaffirmed his status as one of the world’s most alert and thoughtful improvisers." Hank Shteamer |Rolling Stone