ASSEMBLY HALL (ENTER by way of 239 Thompson Street)
Judson Arts Wednesdays at Judson Memorial Church - New York City presents,
Paul Knopf + Micah Bucey in Conversation
Doors and light refreshments 7PM | Conversation 7:30PM
ARCHIVE is an intergenerational conversation series that brings together multi-disciplinary artists to talk about their relationship to Judson, the work they've presented here, and their continuing art practice and engagement in this current political climate.
ABOUT THE ARTIST:
A prolific composer, Paul Knopf draws from diverse movements in classical music and jazz. After serving in World War II, he undertook classical studies in composition with Bohuslav Martinu and Josef Schmid, a pupil of Alban Berg, and earned a bachelor’s degree for studies at The Juilliard School and New York University.
Beginning from his roots in the bebop era and the jazz revival surrounding the beatnik scene in the ’50s, he expanded his interests into Latin American, ragtime, New Orleans, swing, and blues styles. In addition to his performance experience in jazz clubs and concert situations, he has accompanied dance ensembles, led a music ministry at Greenhaven State Prison, and given workshops for church musicians.
An innovator in Christian jazz worship since the early ’60s, whose original compositions and piano improvisations are featured regularly at New York area churches (including Judson, Saint Peter's Church and The Church of the Village), Paul continues to connect his creative vision with his commitment to social justice. Learn about Paul at: www.paulknopf.com
Reverend Micah is Minister at Judson Memorial Church, where he curates and facilitates Judson Arts Wednesdays with an open, eager heart.