Kingston Citizens presents World Water Day with Jack Dejohnette & Larry Grenadier

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Kingston Citizens presents World Water Day with Jack Dejohnette & Larry Grenadier

Front Room
05:00 pm - 08:00 pm
$10 (recommended)

Sunday March 22nd, 5pm presents a celebration with arts and culture to acknowledge World Water Day on Sunday, March 22nd. World renowned musicians Jack DeJohnette and Larry Grenadier highlight the event at BSP in Kingston, NY.

$10 (suggested) || All Ages || 4:30 DOORS
Kingston, NY – is proud to host a special event at BSP in Kingston, NY to mark World Water Day on Sunday, March 22nd, 2015 from 5:00pm – 8:00pm.

This year, the theme for World Water Day is “Water and Sustainable Development.” It’s about how water links to all areas we need to consider to create the future we want. March 22nd is a day to celebrate water and to map a difference for the members of the global population who suffer from water related issues. It’s a day to prepare for how we manage water in the future.

Guest speakers include water advocates and a special presentation of youth and prayers and tradition dance and song from local Native American communities.

The event will also showcase world renowned jazz musicians Jack DeJohnette and Larry Grenadier – both local to the Hudson Valley region.

In a career that spans five decades and includes collaborations with some of the most iconic figures in modern jazz, NEA and Grammy winner Jack DeJohnette has established an unchallenged reputation as one of the greatest drummers in the history of the genre. Th list of creative associations throughout his career is lengthy and diverse; John Coltrane, Miles Davis, Ornette Coleman, Sonny Rollins, Sonny Rollins, Thelonious Monk, Bill Evans, Stan Getz, Keith Jarrett, Chet Baker, Herbie Hancock, Dave Holland, Joe Henderson, Freddy Hubbard, Betty Carter and so many more. Along the way, he has developed a versatility that allows rom for hard bop, R&B, World Music, Avant-Garde and just about every other style to emerge in the past half-century.

As one of contemporary jazz’s most respected and accomplished bassists, Larry Grenadier has built an expansive body of work that encompasses a variety of significant projects with many of the genre’s most inventive and influential musicians. Over the course of a performing and recording career that spans three decades, he’s earned a far-reaching reputation, for his instrumental talent, for his instantly recognizable tone, and for his sensitivity, imagination and creative curiosity that have established him as an in-demand sideman and valued collaborator. Grenadier’s trademark upright bass work has been a longstanding fixture in the bands of pianist Brad Mehldau, guitarist Pat Metheny, and has graced albums and groups by a broad array of prestigious artists including Paul Motian, Charles Lloyd, Enrico Rava, Danilo Perez, Chris Potter, Joshua Redman and Kurt Rosenwinkel. He’s also found time to make three albums with his wn acclaimed trio Fly and to record five more with his wife, noted singer/songwriter and founder of Rebecca Martin.

The event is free to all, though a $10.00 recommended cover will be accepted at the door. Proceeds after expenses will be used to support a new mentorship program that provides opportunities for young activists to work with professionals in the environmental field.

“World Water Day is a perfect way to usher in an educational discussion that will host with the support of Riverkeeper, the Woodstock Land Conservancy and Catskill Mountainkeeper on Tuesday, March 24th” says Rebecca Martin, Executive Director “It will take place at the Kingston Public Library from 6:00pm – 8:00pm and is titled “Water and Water Infrastructure 101″ featuring Water Resource Specialist Candace Balmer of RCAP. Moderated by Jennifer Schwartz Berky, the two will help the audience explore water and wastewater infrastructure, how it is and can be funded, the importance of regular maintenance and the reality of periodic rate increases to keep the huge investment functioning.”

For more information, contact Rebecca Martin at or call 845/750-7295.


About World Water Day – A worldwide action plan for areas where human activities may affect the environment. It was adopted at the UN Conference on Environment and Development in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in June 1992. Agenda 21 recommended various measures, including creating World Water Day.

The UN General Assembly adopted a resolution on December 22, 1992, declaring March 22 to be the World Day for Water each year. Countries were encouraged to develop activities to highlight local needs for water. The first World Day for Water was observed in 1993.

The Water for Life Decade was launched on World Water Day in 2005. This decade will run from 2005 to 2015 and give a high profile to women’s participation and the UN’s water-related programs.