[World Premiere] Onyx Collective Presents: NYXO Round Robin
About the Onyx Collective: If Onyx Collective—the nebulous jazz ensemble whose name you may have overheard in downtown Manhattan at some point in the past couple years—seems elusive, it is because often times they are. Onyx shows are unannounced, impromptu affairs: you can find them performing in basement, at a cocktail lounge atop a hotel, on the street and in storefront. The cast of performers is interchangeable, as is the kind of music that they play. The Onyx Collective has previously performed and toured with artists Nick Hakim, Princess Nokia, Dev Hynes, Wiki and Kamasi Washington.
Onyx Collective Presents: NYXO Round Robin is commissioned by Abrons Arts Center with generous grants from the Howard Gilman Foundation, the Mertz Gilmore Foundation, the Harkness Foundation for Dance, the Jerome Foundation, the Jerome Robbins Foundation, the Scherman Foundation, and other generous Henry Street Settlement funders. This program is also supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council. This season was also made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.
Image: Maxwell Deter