AKAMU proposals 2023-2024 (upd. May 2023)



Represented Artists: The Art Ensemble of Chicago,  Egberto Gismonti, Anthony Braxton,  Henry Threadgill,  Roscoe Mitchell, Nicole Mitchell,  Jaques Morelenbaum, Anthony Davis, Dave Burrell, Wayne Horvitz, Ches Smith, Jonathan Finlayson, Arrigo Barnabé and others.

Below our proposals for 2023-2024. See www.akamu.net for further information.

Open Dates of European Tours

July-August, 2023
The Dead Lecturers
feat. Thomas Sayers Ellis, James Brandon Lewis, Melanie Dyer, Alexis Marcelo

July-August, 2023
The Art Ensemble of Chicago

July-August, 2023

July-August, 2023
Filarmônica de Pasárgada

July-August, 2023
Leena Conquest Sextet plays the songs by Dave Burrell and William Parker

July, 2023
Anthony Braxton Lorraine Sextet
feat. Steph Richards, Mette Rasmussen, Angelika Niescier, Carl Testa and Mariá Portugal

July 17.18 + 20 + 23 + 25, 2023
Jaques Morelenbaum & CelloSam3aTrio

July 19 to 31 + August 1 + 3.4.5, 2023 (only for Italy)
Yamandu Costa

July 25 + 29 + 31 + August 2 + 4.5 + 7.8, 2023 (only for Italy and France)
João Bosco Quartet

August, 2023
Anthony Braxton Thunder Music Ensemble

August (25).26.27, 2023 (except Portugal)
Monica Salmaso Trio

August + September, 2023
Arrigo Barnabé: "Clara Crocodilo"

August + September 1 +, 2023
Jessica Pavone "Tribute to Joe Venuti" feat. Mary Halvorson and Tomas Fujiwara

September 2.3.4, 2023
Witch 'n' Monk + Tatsuya Yoshida & Kazuhisa Uchihashi (double concert)

September (7) + (11). + (17), 2023
Elliott Sharp "The Clinamen" feat. John Edwards and Mark Sanders

September 22 + 24.25 + October 4.5, 2023
Wayne Horvitz Solo

October + + 14.15, 2023
Luke Stewart "Silt Trio" feat. Brian Settles and Chad Taylor

October 1 to 17, 2023
Dave Burrell Piano Solo

October 1 to 31, 2023 (only for Italy and France)
João Bosco Quartet

October + 25.( + November 1 to 5, 2023
Elliott Sharp's Fourth Blood Moon ft. Eric Mingus
Eric Mingus & Elliott Sharp

October + 28.29 + 31 + November 1.2.3 + 5.6, 2023
Egberto Gismonti Solo

October 23.24.25 + 27.(28).29.30.31, 2023
Marty Ehrlich Trio

October + November 6.7.8.(, 2023
Henry Threadgill's Zooid

October 25.( + November, 2023

October 25.(26). + November 1.(, 2023
Steph Richards Power Vibe feat. Joshua White, Stomu Takeishi and Max Jaffe

October 25 to November 30, 2023
The Art Ensemble of Chicago

November +, 2023
Creative Orchestra: "Gnawa Project" with special guests Melaku Belai and Reda Zine

November, 2023
Nicole Mitchell Duos

November +, 2023
Elliott Sharp's Fourth Blood Moon ft. Eric Mingus
Eric Mingus & Elliott Sharp


Janaury 20 to March 10, 2024
Wayne Horvitz Solo or duo with Robin Holcomb

March-April, 2024
Elliott Sharp - Marco Cappelli - J.T. Lewis

March + 24.25.(26)., 2024
The Art Ensemble of Chicago

March +, 2024
Nicole Mitchell Trio feat. Orphy Robinson and Alexander Hawkins

March +, 2024
Eric Mingus Solo

May-June, 2024
Arrigo Barnabé

June-July, 2024
Luke Stewart Exposure Quintet
feat. Douglas Ewart, Ken Vandermark, Jim Baker, Avreeayl Ra

July 1 to 15, 2024
Anthony Braxton Lorraine Sextet
feat. Steph Richards, Mette Rasmussen, Angelika Niescier, Carl Testa and Mariá Portugal

July-August, 2024
Henry Threadgill's Ensemble Double-Up Plus

July-August, 2024
Heroes Are Gang Leaders

August 10 to 20, 2024
Matt Mitchell Trio

August 10 to 20, 2024
Ches Smith - Mat Maneri - Craig Taborn - Mary Halvorson

August, 2024
Nicole Mitchell's "Black Earth SWAY"

Last updated: April 27, 2023

Following artists in exclusive are always available in Europe: Famoudou Don MoyeDudu KouatéWyattandoWitch 'n' MonkCamilla BattagliaSimona Severini.

Artist Roster 2023-2024
Further information at AKAMU website. Please click here for Open Dates of European Tours.




The Art Ensemble of Chicago
The Art Ensemble of Chicago - "The Sixth Decade" (sextet)

Anthony Braxton
The Sonic Genome (6-8 hours performance for over then 60 musicians)
Tri-Centric Vocal Ensemble (Thunder Music)
Anthony Braxton 12+1tet
Saxophone Nonet
ZIM Music Octet
Lorraine Double Trio
Lorraine Sextet
Lorraine Quartet

Henry Threadgill
Ensemble Double Up Plus
Henry Threadgill's Dimples (European Premiere)
Henry Threadgill & Zooid

Roscoe Mitchell
Roscoe Mitchell Quartet feat. Silvia Bolognesi, Tani Tabbal and Dudu Kouate
Space Quartet feat. Thomas Buckner, Robert Dick and Scott Robinson
Roscoe Mitchell Solo

Nicole Mitchell
Black Earth SWAY
Black Earth Ensemble: "EarthSeed"
Black Earth Ensemble: "Dusty Wings"
Nicole Mitchell & Anthony Davis
Nicole Mitchell & Ballake Sissoko
Nicole Mitchell & Alexander Hawkins
Nicole Mitchell Duos/Trios with Pat Thomas or Mark Sanders or Orphy Robinson or Sofia Jernberg

Famoudou Don Moye
Odyssey and Legacy Sextet
Percussion and Brass Express

Matthew Shipp
Matthew Shipp Trio feat. Michael Bisio and Newman Taylor Baker and special guest Nicole Mitchell
Matthew Shipp Piano Solo

Dave Burrell
Dave Burrell "Windward Passages" Quartet
Dave Burrell Piano Solo

Dudu Kouaté
The Africation feat. Eloisa Manera, Alessandra Bossa & Daniela Savoldi with special guest Abel Selaocoe
Visual Trio
Afrofuturistic Duo: Moor Mother & Dudu Kouaté

Wayne Horvitz
Wayne Horvitz & Bill Frisell: Opera "Joe Hill's Project" (European premiere)
New York Composers Orchestra
Wayne Horvitz European Orchestra
Zony Mash
Sweeter Than the Day
Wayne Horvitz Trio "The Snowghost Sessions"
Wayne Horvitz Piano Solo

Marty Ehrlich
Marty Ehrlich Trio "European Meeting" feat. John Edwards and Mark Sanders
Marty Ehrlich and Kris Davis

Ches Smith
Ches Smith - Craig Taborn - Mat Maneri also available with Mary Halvorson
Ches Smith Quartet feat. Mary Halvorson, Liberty Ellman and Nick Dunston
We All Break - a meeting of Haitian Drums and Creative Music

Matt Mitchell
Phalanx Ambassadors feat. Miles Okazaki, Patricia Brennan, Kim Cass, Kate Gentile
Vista Accumulation feat. Chris Speed, Christopher Tordini and Dan Weiss
Matt Mitchell Trio feat. Kim Cass and Kate Gentile
Matt Mitchell & Ches Smith: "Fiction"
Matt Mitchell Solo: "Førage"

Luke Stewart
Luke Stewart Exposure Quintet feat. Douglas Ewart, Ken Vandermark, Jim Baker, Avreeayl Ra
Luke Stewart Remembrance Quintet
IQ - Irreversible Quartet
Silt Trio feat. Brian Settles and Chad Taylor
Amirtha Kidambi & Luke Stewart

Thomas Sayers Ellis
The Dead Lecturers - a tribute to Basquiat feat. James Brandon Lewis, Melanie Dyer and Alexis Marcelo
Heroes Are Gang Leaders - large ensemble with poets, singers and musicians
Stereo Fight Tree Yo - with Andrew Latona and Luke Stewart

Steph Richards
Supersense with Jason Moran, Stomu Takeishi and Kenny Wollesen/Gerald Cleaver
Power Vibe with Joshua White, Stomu Takeishi and Max Jaffe
Zephyr with Joshua White
Fullmoon with Qasim Naqvi

Elliott Sharp
Terraplane - Quartet or Septet feat. Eric Mingus
Fourth Blood Moon feat. Eric Mingus, John Edwards and Mark Sanders
Aggregat Trio feat. Brad Jones and Ches Smith
The Clinamen feat. John Edwards and Mark Sanders
Bootstrappers feat. Melvin Gibbs and Don McKenzie
Elliott Sharp Solo: "Sharp plays Monk"
SysOrk - systems orchestra performing both Sharp's composed and algorithmic/graphic scores

"A tribute to Robert Wyatt" feat. Annie Whitehead, Karen Mantler, John Greaves, Chris Cutler and Witch 'n' Monk

Eric Mingus
Solo: "The Devil's Weight"
Eric Mingus & Elliott Sharp

Jonathan Finlayson
Jonathan Finlayson & Sicilian Defense: "Moving Still"
Jonathan Finlayson Sextet: "3 Times Round"

Liberty Ellman
Liberty Ellman Sextet feat. Jonathan Finlayson, Steve Lehman, Jose Davila, Stephan Crump, Damion Reid

Silke Eberhard
Potsa Lotsa XL plays Henry Threadgill: "Silver and Gold Baby, Silver and Gold" (Tentet)
Potsa Lotsa XL: "Silk Songs for Space Dogs" (Tentet)
Potsa Lotsa Plus: plays Dolphy's "Love Suite" and more (Septet)
Potsa Lotsa: "The complete works of Eric Dolphy" (Quartet)

Camilla Battaglia
Camilla Battaglia & Matt Mitchell
Hoodya: Camilla Battaglia & Rosa Brunello
Cálór feat Julius Windisch, Nick Dunston, Lukas Akintaya
Sanguigna Ensemble

Simona Severini
Enrico Pieranunzi with Simona Severini
Fedra Quintet

Jason Robinson
Jason Robinson's Janus Ensemble: "Tiresian Simmetry" and "Resonant Geographies"
Janus Quintet: "The Two Faces of Janus" feat. Marty Ehrlich, Liberty Ellman, Drew Gress, George Schuller
Janus Quartet: "Harmonic Constituent" feat. Joshua White, Drew Gres, Ches Smith

Orchestra Creativa dell'Emilia-Romagna
available with guests Gunter "Baby" Sommer, Wayne Horvitz, Marty Ehrlich, Dudu Kouate and many others!



Anthony Davis
X. The Live and Times of Malcolm X (a lyric opera)
Episteme Ensemble
Anthony Davis Duos with Nicole Mitchell or Jason Robinson or Mark Dresser
Anthony Davis Piano Solo

Witch 'n' Monk
Witch 'n' Monk
Witch 'n' Monk Extended x Lux:NM [feat. Jim Black]



Egberto Gismonti
Egberto Gismonti & Richard Galliano
Piano and Guitar Solo

Monica Salmaso
Alma Lirica Brasileira feat. Teco Cardoso and Nelson Ayres

João Bosco
João Bosco Quintet
João Bosco Solo

Jaques Morelenbaum
Jaques Morelenbaum Solo Cello
Jaques Morelenbaum & CelloSam3aTrio featuring Paula Morelenbaum
Paulo Fresu & Daniele Di Bonaventura with Jaques Morelenbaum (in collaboration with Pannonica)

Arrigo Barnabé
Clara Crocodilo Orchestra
Tubarões Voadores
Claras e Crocodilos
Arrigo Barnabé Quintet
Arrigo Barnabé - Luiz Tatit - Lívia Nestrovski: "De nada mais a algo além"
Arrigo Barnabé & Vânia Bastos
Arrigo Barnabé & Tete Espindola
Arrigo Barnabé & Paulo Braga

Yamandu Costa (only for Italy)
Yamandu Costa Solo

(quartet) feat. Mestre Nico, Aline Falcão, Rafael dos Santos

Filarmônica de Pasárgada
(octet) by Marcelo Segreto & Paula Mirhan

Juçara Marçal
Sambas do Absurdo (European exclusivity)


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