Michael Wimberly is a composer, percussionist, educator, and music producer based in Harlem, New York. Having recorded and toured internationally with innovative artists such as Charles Gayle, Steve Coleman, William Parker, Cooper-Moore, David Murray, and many others, Michael has earned his place in the pantheon of cutting-edge, avant-garde jazz drummers. As a djembe soloist Wimberly has been featured with Europe’s Rundfunk, Tonkuntsler, Leipzig, and the International Regions Symphony Orchestra performing “African Oratorio” by composer Daniel Schnyder. As a composer, Wimberly’s symphonic work, “Kora Saba,” has been performed by the Yakima Chamber Orchestra in Yakima, Washington, and the Sage City Symphony in Bennington, Vermont. His compositions also appear in dance companies Urban Bush Women, Joffrey Ballet, Alvin Ailey, Philadanco, Forces of Nature, Ailey II, Complexions, Ballet Noir, Alpha Omega, BalEthinic, Purelements, and The National Song and Dance Company of Mozambique. As president of Together with Music, and creator of the international percussion event Power of Drum, Wimberly is actively engaged with an alternative arts program whose mission is to make accessible to all youth, the learning of music and its relation to all the arts and sciences.
Dyer, Jones & Wimberly Trio: Melanie Dyer - Viola; Darius Jones - Saxophone; and Michael Wimberly - Percussion.
1st set: 12:00pm - 12:45pm (15 min break)
2nd set: 1:00pm - 1:45pm
House doors open at 11:30 am