Andrew Bird, Robert Glasper, Mykki Blanco and More Confirmed for Red Bull Music Academy
Robert Glasper, Mykki Blanco, Andrew Bird and several other acts have confirmed performances in New York as part of the Red Bull Music Academy. The events will take place at venues across the city as part of the series. In addition, Red Bull has added a second date for Flying Lotus’ show at Terminal 5. He will be joined by Radiohead producer Nigel Godrich’s new band Ultraísta and longtime collaborator Thundercat on both May 5 and May 6. Additional support will come courtesy of 2013 Academy participants En2ak (on May 6) and Rafik, a former turntablist world champion (May 6).
Robert Glasper, Roy Hargrove (Herbie Hancock, D’Angelo, Erykah Badu), Andrew Bird and Vijay Iyer will all perform as part of A Night Of Improvised Round Robin Duets at Brooklyn’s Masonic Temple on May 1. They join previously confirmed Round Robin Duets acts like ?uestlove , No Wave icon James Chance, Sonic Youth founding member Kim Gordon, avant songstress Julia Holter and improvising pianist Andrew W.K.