Hendrix Project

Conceived and Directed by Roger Guenveur Smith

12 disciples have come to New York City’s Fillmore East Auditorium to listen to the Gospel According to Jimi Hendrix. It’s New Year’s Eve 1969 and he has assembled an electronic blues trio called Band of Gypsys. They bring the heat of a nation at war to a city frozen in mid-winter chill. Hendrix dedicates their performance to the soldiers fighting at home and abroad, where “bullets fly like rain.” It was his final New Year’s Eve.

Created at the CalArts School of Theater, the Hendrix Project have its world premiere at The Public Theater’s Under the Radar Festival in New York City, January 11-14, 2018.

Developed in cooperation with Experience Hendrix, LLC.

Photos: Nicolas Savignano