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WalterKemp3'sBlackWhole JazzEnsemble Walterkempiii AllanMednard npr tinydesk BrentBirckhead RishonOdel ScottTixier
Black Whole Jazz Experimental ensemble
Grant Award Winner Jazz Road South Arts
Grant Winner FCA NYC

The Black Whole UnderGround tour is made possible with the support of Jazz Road, a national initiative of South Arts, which is funded by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation with additional support from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

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The Black Whole UnderGround tour CANADA is supported by the Foundation for Contemporary Art Emergency Grant.

Walter Kemp 3's Black Whole is an improv experimental superband performing at historically significant cities, including international afrobeat and jazz festivals with violinist Scott Tixier and Brent Birckhead, a maverick on reeds. Along with the rhythm section including Rishon Odel (bass) and Allan Mednard (drums), the tour begins in Richmond, VA at RVA Tobacco Lounge, Zurcher Gallery in SOHO, PAUSA Art House, West Falls Arts Center, BopStop Cleveland, and culminate with stops at points north (Canada) -The Rex Jazz & Blues Club. Phase two includes the west coast and overseas. We're recording a travel vlog, with meaningful visits to historic locales and this multi-stop touring vlog wants YOU! When you see us in your city, let's take a selfie or a video. Hashtag #BlackWholeJazzRoad. We are excited to have you join us. 

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