CONTINUUM CULTURE & ARTS, Inc. promotes the creation of innovative, world class music while supporting the people who create it and the culture that surrounds it. Our scope is local and international. Continuum is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization based in Brooklyn, New York.
Andrew Drury awarded $10K Jubilation Foundation Fellowship
Continuum Director Andrew Drury has been awarded a two year Fellowship of $10,000 by the Jubilation Foundation. The award was given based on Drury’s history of teaching in a wide variety of situations (schools of all descriptions, Central American villages, prisons, etc.), presenting house concerts, facilitating cultural exchanges, performing, etc. The mission of the Jubilation Foundation is to help “individuals and organizations with an exceptional talent for helping young people feel fully alive through rhythm–as expressed in music and dance.”
Red Hook Jazz Festival & Continuum
Continuum is providing administrative support to Brooklyn’s 10th Annual Red Hook Jazz Festival–a FREE outdoor festival at Red Hook’s Urban Meadow. Festival dates are Sundays June 11 & 18 from 1 to 6. Performers include William Parker/Cooper-Moore, the Jane Ira Bloom Trio, Thana Alexa, Eric Person’s Quartet, David Binney, Matthew Garrison, and Matt Lavelle’s Twelve Houses, and more!
COLOMBIA (International Cultural Exchange Program)
For two weeks in February, 2017 Continuum was in residence in Bogotá, Colombia. We presented workshops and performances at two universities. Andrew Drury performed, recorded, jammed, researched, collaborated, and exchanged ideas with dozens of Colombian musicians. Drury was also a featured performer at the Distritofonica Festival of Percussion and the Auditorio Mauricio Lleras at the University of the Andes.
Scene from workshop on improvisation, extended techniques, and other musical issues with students at Javeriana University and the University of the Andes.
The activity in Bogotá balances Continuum sponsored projects in New York with Colombian musicians dating back over a decade–performances around New York, Soup & Sound house concerts, recordings, and other collaborations. This residency in February was made possible by the Distritofonica musicians’ collective, the University of the Andes, Javeriana University, and the International Cultural Exchange program of Continuum Culture & Arts.
DRUM/BRIDGE (Education Program)
In December, 2016 we presented three performances in cooperation with three schools and two community organizations in three Brooklyn neighborhoods. Continuum brought twelve highly acclaimed professional musicians together with 50 Brooklyn teens in front of 400 audience members in Brownsville/East Flatbush, Sunset Park, and Crown Heights, and presented the world premiere of the DRUM/BRIDGE Suite composed by Andrew Drury. Featuring JD Parran, Ku-umba Frank Lacy, Melanie Dyer, Ingrid Laubrock, Jason Kao Hwang, Alexis Marcelo, Brandon Seabrook, Stephanie Richards, Ken Filiano, Brandon Lopez, and Andrew Drury.
SOUP & SOUND HOUSE CONCERTS (Performance Program)
Howard Johnson performing at Soup & Sound, October 1, 2016
Next: April 28 SOUP & SOUND #86
HANK ROBERTS/ANDREW DRURY DUO + JASON KAO HWANG SING HOUSE CD RELEASE!
*Upcoming International Cultural Exchange projects in Argentina and Germany
*Continuum receives Local Artist Support and Brooklyn Arts Fund Grants from the Brooklyn Arts Council for DRUM/BRIDGE
*Andrew Drury chosen 2016 New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship Finalist
*CONTENT PROVIDER chosen as a Top Ten CD of 2015 by NYC Jazz Record editor Andrey Henkin
Continuum also makes possible…
Recording sessions—-New York pianist Alexis Marcelo—-Pablo Diaz & Paula Shocron (Argentina) with Daniel Carter, Ras Moshe, Hill Greene and Matt Lavelle—-Ursel Schlicht (Germany)—-Torbjorn Zetterberg (Sweden) with Yoni Kretzmer–and others.
Workshops and Master Classes in university and non-academic settings in Colombia, Argentina, Germany, Ann Arbor, UC San Diego, Brooklyn…
NYC Artist Retreats for musicians from France, Argentina, Mexico, Germany, and across the US.
Executive Director/President, Andrew Drury