Feb 1 Festival Sons d'hiver w/ Heroes Are Gang Leaders, Paris FR
Jan 18 7pm WeFreeStrings @ New NuBlu, 151 Ave. C NYC w/ Arts for Art Evolving Series. Charles Burnham & Gwen Laster, vlns; Melanie Dyer, vla, Alex Waterman, cello, Ken Filiano, bass, Michael Wimberly, percussion.
Jan. 15, Heroes Are Gang Leaders @ Bob Holman's New Loft Performance / CD Party for "The Baraka Sessions," NYC
Jan 14, Bowery Poetry Cafe w/ Heroes Are Gang Leaders
Jan 1 2019 w/ Poet Anne Waldman @ The Poetry Project 's 46th Annual Marathon
Dec 15 8pm Night of Inspiration, Carnegie Hall, NYC
Dec. 10 8pm The Tenth Muse w/ Tyehimba Jess, Janice Lowe, LaTasha N. Nevada Diggs, Douglas Kearney, Tracie Morris, 92nd Street Y, NYC
Nov 14 8pm Trickster Feminism w/ Anne Waldman & Friends, The Poetry Project at St. Mark's Church, NYC
Nov 8 Janice Lowe'sDesegregation Remix: 3 Women Sing the Borders-Kelly Writers House-UPenn
Oct 13 New Muse 4tet, w/ Gwen Laster, Alex Waterman, Hsinwei Chiang, Beacon NY
Oct 9 8pmAruan Ortiz, Invisible Wave Project w/ Michael Attias, Teatro LaTea, 107 Suffolk St. NYC
Oct 7 8:30pWhat It Is w/ Patricia Nicholson Parker, William Parker, James Brandon Lewis, Devin Brahja Waldman, TA Thompson@ Teatro Latea, 107 Suffolk St NYChttps://www.artsforart.org/raza.html
Sep 19 7:30pm WeFreeStrings @ The Jazz Gallery. Charles Burnham & Gwen Laster, vlns; Melanie Dyer, vla, Alex Waterman, cello, Ken Filiano, bass, Michael Wimberly, percussion.
Sep 10 - 16, Colour of Music Orchestra Festival, Houston TX
Aug 10 7pm Heroes Are Gang Leaders @ The Shrine, Harlem NYC
Aug 4 11am New Muse 4tet @ Maverick Chamber Music Series, Woodstock, NY
July 31, 12pm, Michael Wimberly, Darius Jones, Melanie Dyer. Harlem Jazz Series Greater Calvary Baptist Church, 43-55 West 124
July 19 8:30pm Mark Gross w/ Strings Jass Under the Stars, Englewood Public Library, NJ
July 6 8:30pm Nona Hendryx (USA) Parallel Lives: Billie Holiday & Edith Piaf, Bard College
June 29 8:30pm Mark Gross w/ Strings Old Lyme, CT
June 28 7pm Nona Hendryx (USA) Parallel Lives: Billie Holiday & Edith Piaf, The Public: Joe's Pub
Jun 10, New Muse 4tet @ Blac Vanilla, Newburgh NY
May 25 Millie-Christine/Janice Lowe, Theater of the New City, 155 1st Ave., NYC 6pm
May 24 Women w/ an Axe to Grind, w/ Patricia Nicholson Parker, Nicole Mitchell, Joelle Leandre. Vision Festival 23, Roulette 509 Atlantic Ave., BK. 9pm
May 19 Millie-Christine/Janice Lowe @deConstrukt Re Hook BK 8pm
May 18 Michael Moss/Accidental Orch. Westbeth Comm. Rm. 155 Bank St, NYC 7pm
Apr 6New York Jazz Stories w/ David Haney & Bernard Purdie,Joe's Pub, 9:30pm.
Apr 4 Cooper-Moore 8pm, HappyLucky No.1 with Brian Price (woodwinds), 734 Nostrand Ave. BK
Mar 24 Ras Moshe, Earth Music Now! w/ Lisette Santiago (perc) Lee Odom (rds), Judith Insell (vla) Fay Victor (voc), Larry Roland (b) Scholes Studio375 Lorimer St. BK 7pm
Mar 17 Sun Ra Arkestra, 10pm, Elsewhere 599 Johnson Ave. BK.
Mar 10, WeFreeStrings, 8pm Soup & Sound 292 Lefferts Ave. BK. Charles Burnham & Gwen Laster (vlns), Alex Waterman (c), Ken Filiano (b), Michael Wimberly (d), Melanie Dyer (Vla). 9pm Cooper-Moore/Andrew Drury.
Feb 5 Gwen Laster's New Muse 4tet, Beacon Public School performances, 9am & 1:15pm.
Jan 14 Gwen Laster's New Muse 4tet, Anti-Racism Service First Congregation Church, Williamstown MA
Jan 10 9pm Patricia Nicholson Parker & William Parker: Songs for a Free World, The Clemente Abrazo Gallery, 107 Suffolk Street 2nd floor NYC w/ Rob Brown (as), Jason Hwang (vln), Fay Victor (vocals), Gerald Cleaver (d).
Jan 5 & 6, 7pm Nona Hendryx (USA) Parallel Lives: Billie Holiday & Edith Piaf, The Public: Joe's Pub
Jan 2 2018 Baraka Project: WeFreeStrings 8pm @ Evolving Series The Clemente Abrazo Gallery, 107 Suffolk Street 2nd floor NYC w/ Charles Burnham, Gwen Laster, Tomeka Reid, Ken Filiano, Taru Alexander, Patricia Nicholson Parker.
Nov 18 2017 WeFreeStrings 8pm @ Jazz at Atlas Studios, 11 Spring St. Newburgh NY w/ Gwen Laster & jason Hwang (vlns), Alex Waterman (cello), Ken Filiano (bass), Michael Wimberly (perc.)
Nov 12, 2017 WeFreeStrings 6pm @ Soup & Sound 292 Lefferts Ave, BK w/ Gwen Laster (vln), Michael Wimberly (perc.), Alex Waterman (cello)
Oct 21 & 22, 2017 Virtuosi Festival Orchestra, Colour of Music Black Classical Musicians Festival 95 Calhoun St, Charleston, S.C.
Oct 9 2017 Raza y Resistencia - Sounds of Freedom 9pm @ El Taller 215 E. 99th St. NYC. William Parker, Cooper-Moore, Patricia Nicholson Parker, Fay Victor, Michael Wimberly, Rob Brown & jason Hwang.
Oct 5 2017, We Free Strings, 9pm @ Nublu 151 151 Avenue C, NYC, w/ Charles Burnham & Gwen Laster (vlns), Tomeka Reid (cello), Brandon Lopez (bass), Michael Wimberly (perc.)
Oct 4 2017 We Free Strings, Bennington College 7pm w/ Charles Burnham & Gwen Laster (vlns), Tomeka Reid (cello), Brandon Lopez (bass), Michael Wimberly (perc.) , 1 College Drive, Bennington VT.
Sept 28 2017, New Muse 4tet, 7pm w/ Gwen Laster & Ina Paris (vlns), Alex Waterman (cello), Melanie Dyer (vla), hosted by Seed Artists, Montclair Library Plaza 50 South Fullerton Avenue, Montclair, NJ.
Sept 24, InGardens, 2:00 pm, w/ Jason Hwang (vln), hosted by Arts for Art, Inc.,Children's Magical Garden, 129 Suffolk Street
June 17 2017 3:00 PM Noah Jackson Ase Quartet 3PM, Practicing Silence Series, Grace Farms Foundation, 365 Lukes Wood Road, New Canaan, CT. Noah Jackson (cello/composer), Leonor Falcon & Hsinwei Chiang (vln), Melanie Dyer (vla)
July 1 2017 12:00 -3:00 PM, Music Now at Scholes Street Studio 375 Lorimer St. BK with Ras Moshe Burnett and many others honoring Bern Nix.
June 12, 2017, 8:00 PM, Birth Of A City by David Haney featuring Steve Swell and Chamber Orchestra, Shapeshifter Lab 18 Whitwell Pl. BK, Jason Kao Hwang, Sarah Bernstein, Leonor Falcon, Sana Nagano, Tomeka Reid, David Bajda, Jorge Hemaez, Adam Lane, James Ilgenfritz, Jim Pugliese.
June 7, 2017, 8:00 PM, Tomeka Reid Large Ensemble, Roulette 30 Third Avenue, Bklyn, Tomeka Reid & Christopher Hoffman (cello), Mazz Swift & Sarah Bernstein (vln), Jason Kao Hwang & Melanie Dyer (vla), Tomas Fujiwara (drums), Adam Hopkins (bass).
June 3 2017 Vision Festival 22, Songs for a Free World, Oliver Lake, William Parker, 10:30 PM, Judson Church, 55 Washington Square South.
May 13 2017, 8:00 PMWe Free Strings, One Breath Rising at South Oxford Space, 138 S Oxford, Brooklyn NY. Charles Burnham & Gwen Laster (vln), Melanie Dyer (vla), Clarissa Howell (cello), Noah Jackson (bass), Michael Wimberly (perc).
Photographer: Hollis King
Jan 20 2017 Patricia Nicholson's Songs for Connie, Patricia Nicholson - dance, text, Melanie Dyer - viola, Jocham Van Dijk - electric bass TA Thompson - drums. Evolving Series - Justice is Compassion/Not A Police State, 7:00 PM, Clemente Soto Velez 107 Suffolk Street, NYC - http://www.artsforart.org/evolving.html
Jan 12 2017 We Free Strings, Arts for Art, Inc., Evolving Series - Justice is Compassion/Not A Police State, 7:00 PM, Clemente Soto Velez 107 Suffolk Street, NYC - http://www.artsforart.org/evolving.html
Jan 8 2017 New Muse 4tet, APAP Conference NYC, 8:40 PM, New York Hilton Midtown, Gibson Suite, 2nd Floor, 1335 6th Ave, NYC
Jan 7 2017 We Free Strings, APAP Conference NYC, 9:40 PM, New York Hilton Midtown, Gibson Suite, 2nd Floor, 1335 6th Ave, NYC
Jan 6 2017 New Muse 4tet, APAP Conference, 9:40 PM, New York Hilton Midtown, Gibson Suite, 2nd Floor, 1335 6th Ave, NYC
Dec 19 2017, Ras Moshe Ensemble, Brooklyn Commons, 388 Atlantic Avenue, 7:00 - 9:30 p.m., BK
Dec 9, 16 & 17, Andrew Drury, Drum-Bridge. www.andrewdrury.com/
Dec 6 Ray Chew, A Night of Inspiration, Carnegie Hall 8pm featuring Shirley Caesar, Dionne Warwick, Yolanda Adams and other gospel luminaries. NYC. www.carnegiehall.org/Calendar/2016/12/6/0800/PM/A-Night-of-Inspiration/
Dec 4 2016 Arts for Arts Fundraiser, Tribute to Leroy Jenkins and Billy Bang, Lowline 140 Essex St, 6PM w/ Jason Kao Hwang, Spontaneous River Ensemble NYC. http://www.artsforart.org/fundraiser.html
Nov 20 2016 Go: Organic Orchestra, Brooklyn Conservatory of Music, 8 p.m.
Nov 13 2016 Connie Crothers Memorial Tribute, Patricia Nicholson Parker Ensemble
Oct 29 2016 New Muse 4tet w/ Gwen Laster & Ina Paris (vlns), Melanie Dyer (vla), Noah Jackson (cello), Black Lives Matter Suite (composer G.Laster) premiere.The Howland Cultural Center, 477 Main Street Beacon, NY
Oct 28 Marshall Allen & Special Arkestra Guests w/ Darius Jones, Lathan Hardy, Lee Odom, Nabate Isles, Melanie Dyer, Brandon Lopez, Fay Victor, Aruan Ortiz, Sean Berry, Zurcher Gallery, 33 Bleecker Street. 7 PM. NYC
Oct 16 2016 New Muse 4tet w/ Gwen Laster & Ina Paris (vlns), Melanie Dyer (vla), Noah Jackson (cello) Museum of Art and Origins/Open Studios 430 West 162nd Street NYC 7:00 PM
Sept 24 2016 8:00 PM. The MANY COLORS OF A W*O*M*A*N XXXVI Jazz Festival Unitarian Society of Hartford, 50 Bloomfield Ave. Hartford, CT
June 15 2016 4:00 p.m. New Muse 4tet Social Justice and the String Quartet,The Howland Cultural Center, 477 Main Street Beacon, NY
June 7 2016 - 21st Annual Vision Festival, Henry Grimes Septet 9:45 PM Judson Memorial Church, 55 Washington Square South, NYC Mixashawn Rozie - tenor sax, Melanie Dyer- viola, Henry Grimes - bass, violin, Nicole Mitchell - flute, Tomeka Reid - cello, Marc Ribot - guitar, Chad Taylor, drums