199 Chambers St
New York, NY 10007
Jonathan Barber (drums), Godwin Louis (alto saxophone), Andrew Renfroe (guitar), and Matt Dwonszyk (Bass).
Jonathan Barber & Vision Ahead (New York, NY) are the First Runners-Up of the 2018 DC Jazz Festival’s DCJazzPrix Emerging Band Competition. Based in New York City and formed by drummer Jonathan Barber, Vision Ahead features alto saxophonist Godwin Louis, guitarist Andrew Renfroe, pianist Taber Gable, and bassist Matt Dwonszyk. Jonathan Barber & Vision Ahead debuted as a quintet in January 2017, performing at Dizzy’s Club Coca Cola. Vision Ahead means to carry on a legacy forward, striving to breakthrough barriers reaching towards your goal. This bands hope is to spark a fresh musical style that is relevant with today’s generation.
Jazz in Progress: The Next Faces of Jazz is a partnership between BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center and the DC Jazz Festival. DCJazzPrix, part of DC Jazz Fest, is a global competition created to recognize and support top rising jazz band talent, and is designed to help launch and promote the careers of emerging jazz ensembles.