Eco-Liberation Quartet

Eco-Liberation Quartet 

Craig Harris has performed with a veritable who’s who of the jazz world’s most important figures, including Sun Ra, Sam Rivers, Lester Bowie, Abdullah Ibrahim, Makanda Ken McIntyre, Jaki Byard, Cecil Taylor, Muhal Richard Abrams and many more.  His own projects display both a unique sense of concept and a total command of the sweeping expanse of African-American musical expression.

L. Mixhashawn Rozie is a prolific saxophonist who has performed and recorded with artists such as Bobby McFerrin, Ravi Coltrane, Vernon Reid, Ntozaki Shange and Reggie Workman to name but a few. Mixashawn is best known for the epic “Afro-Algonquin” group which he founded in the late 1970s with Coltrane’s drummer Rashid Ali. 

Bhinda Keidel is an immaculate composer and saxophonist. She graduated from Oberlin conservatory and studied under Salim Washington at Brooklyn College during her graduate school education. She has recorded and performed with Fred Ho, Frank Lacey, James Carter, and a host of New York’s greatest. She lives in Brooklyn and teaches the music she loves.

Benjamin Barson is a baritone saxophonist, writer, producer, and activist. He has played with diverse cross-section of leading New York City jazz musicians, such as Fred Ho, Arturo O’Farrill, and Frank Lacy, and has performed at New York’s premiere musical institutions, including the Guggenheim Museum, the Brooklyn Academy of Music, and Lincoln Center. He regularly performs at and curates the music program for the iconic Red Rooster and Ginny’s Supper Club in Harlem. 

Seth Tobocman is a radical comic book artist best known for the political anthology World War 3 Illustrated, which he started in 1979 with fellow artist Peter Kuper. He lives in New York City, where he teaches cartooning and illustration at the School of Visual Arts.

Susan Deer Cloud is a mixed lineage Catskill Indian of Mohawk/Blackfoot & some Seneca lineage.  Deer Cloud’s life is dedicated to her creative work, editing and getting out the voices of sister and brother writers (especially indigenous writers), mentoring younger poets, teaching, and sharing her stories and poetry with others.  The guiding symbol for her life is the Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) Sky Woman Creation Story and the Iroquois Confederacy’s Tree of Peace; for this reason whatever she says and does takes into account the next seven generations to come.