Black Artists Group

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Black Artists Group
Also known as BAG
Origin St. Louis, Missouri, United States
Genres Jazz
Years active 1968 (1968)–1972 (1972)
Past members

Julius Hemphill

The Black Artists Group (BAG) was a multidisciplinary arts collective that existed in St. Louis, Missouri, from 1968 to 1972.

Members included saxophonists Julius Hemphill, Oliver Lake, J. D. Parran, Hamiet Bluiett, and Luther Thomas; trumpeters Baikida Carroll and Floyd LeFlore; trombonist Joseph Bowie; drummers Bensid Thigpen and Charles "Bobo" Shaw; bassist Arzinia Richardson; stage directors Malinke Robert Elliott, Vincent Terrell, and Muthal Naidoo; poets Ajule (Bruce) Rutlin and Shirley LeFlore; dancers Georgia Collins and Luisah Teish; and painters Emilio Cruz and Oliver L. Jackson (NOTE: while Jackson was not officially a member, he was deeply involved with BAG and is usually listed as a member).

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  • Looker, Benjamin. 2004. BAG: Point from which creation begins: the Black Artists' Group of St. Louis. St. Louis: Missouri Historical Society Press. ISBN 1-883982-51-0

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