Artists Studio Double Bill: Thurman Barker/Adegoke Steve Colson and Iqua Colson

A versatile drummer and percussionist, Thurman Barker has performed with countless singers and artists from the worlds of classical, pop, jazz, and those that defy categorization. His ensemble performs excerpts from three of his orchestral scores—South Side Suite, Pandemic Fever, and Mr. Speed-str—on a special double bill with “musical power couple” (The New York Times) Adegoke Steve Colson and Iqua Colson and their longtime collaborators Chico Freeman and Douglas R. Ewart. The Colsons’ vast body of work focuses on many facets of the human experience, illuminating social issues while taking listeners inside the aesthetics of art.

Time Factor: Thurman Barker Quintet
Adegoke Steve Colson and Iqua Colson’s Unity Troupe with Special Guests Chico Freeman and Douglas R. Ewart


Public support is provided, in part, by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Kathy Hochul and the New York State Legislature.

Photos: Leonard E. Jones / Mikel Colson

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April 22, 2023

Saturday, April 22, 2023 at 7:00pm
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