top of page

Below are a few samples of some of Moon31's work producing, executing, and curating large scale events:

future x sounds concert tour

Future x Sounds is a series of events that provide established award-winning, genre-defying and socially conscious artists with a unique creative opportunity to share their vision and shift the spotlight onto their talented peers. These special, powerful live experiences invite artists, attendees, and society to question themselves and the world around them. Future X Sounds is an authentic window into a like-minded artistic global community that stands for the sounds of music and for the sounds of global change.

Celebrating communities across the country by selecting a host from that city to curate their own concert, Moon31 co-produced the 2019 Future x Sounds concert series across the country by launching events in New York City, Philadelphia, and LA, pairing the concerts with powerful conversations circling around activism, civil rights, and causes important to each host artist. The series kicked off its events with a partnership New York City’s City Park’s Foundation’s Summerstage Concerts, celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Harlem Cultural Festival (aka Black Woodstock) in Harlem, which took place at the same time as the Woodstock Music festival in upstate New York. 

Future x Sounds events have been featured in The New York Times, Rolling Stone, TimeOut New York, Fusicology, NBC, Vibe, Billboard, Thrillist, among others.

More current information and the details can be found here.

Future x Sounds Concerts

Future x Sounds Concerts

Watch Now

50th anniversary of gary bartz's "another earth" album: North Sea and Newport Jazz Festivals

In 1968, a 28-year-old Gary Bartz recorded his second album for the Milestone label, Another Earth featuring himself on alto saxophone, Charles Tolliver on trumpet, Pharoah Sanders on tenor saxophone, Stanley Cowell on piano, Reggie Workman on bass and Freddie Waits, drums (Waits is the late father of frequent NYC Winter Jazzfest bandleader and sideman, drummer Nasheet Waits). Another Earth was recorded prior to Bartz famously joining Miles Davis in 1970 at the Isle of Wight. He had previously performed with Eric Dolphy, McCoy Tyner, Charles Mingus’ Jazz Workshop, Max Roach, Abbey Lincoln and Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers. Following his appearance on Davis’ “Live-Evil,” he went on to form Ntu Troop, which combined jazz, funk and soul and played with countless giants of the music, in the process becoming one himself.

 

In collaboration with Revive Music, Moon31 co-produced this 50th anniversary show at the North Sea and Newport Jazz Festivals, two of the largest jazz festivals in the world, with an all star lineup including original members Gary Bartz and Charles Tolliver, plus Ravi Coltrane, Nasheet Waits (son of Freddie Waits), James King and Paul Bollenback.

More information and the original concert details can be found here (Newport) and here (North Sea)