Black Artists Group

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 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). In addition, Ronnie Burrage was considered one of the youngest members (11 & 12 years old) of BAG as he began to perform with various members in 1971 & 72.

See also


  • 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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