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    Wed
    27
    Mar
    2019

    Martin Nevin 3/27

    8:00 Doors $10.00 Suggested Donation

    Martin Nevin is a Brooklyn based composer and bassist. He will be performing music his album “Tenderness is Silent” in addition to newer compositions.

    “Overflowing with heavy, yet enchanting lyrical invention, this music – that Mr Nevin also likens to a series of slow-moving visuals – compels the listener to also follow along with a keen sense of narrative…it feels as though one is on a hot-line to the composer’s original source of inspiration. And it is this sense of glowing expressive candour that makes this an album to die for.” -Raul da Gama

    Martin Nevin- bass and compositions

    Ari Chersky-guitar

    Kyle Wilson- tenor saxophone

    Christopher Hoffman- cello

    Craig Weinrib- drums


    Thu
    28
    Mar
    2019

    Midwood / Ali Dineen March 28

    7:00 Doors $10.00 Suggested Donation

     

    Led by violinist Jake Shulman-Ment, Midwood is a contemporary klezmer/rock celebration of freedom and the Jewish tradition of wandering and migration. This new supergroup, featuring some of the most exciting young performers on the international world music stage, seamlessly traverses borders through original compositions, expansive improvisations on traditional melodies, and heart-wrenching re-imaginings of Yiddish folk songs. Their debut album on Chant Records, Out of the Narrows, draws from deep Eastern European Jewish roots to explore the power of love, movement, and wilderness to transform the human mind and heart.

    Jake Shulman-Ment - violin
    Yoshie Fruchter - guitar
    Richie Barshay - drums
    Eleonore Weill - vocals, hurdy gurdy, flutes


    Fri
    29
    Mar
    2019

    Tommaso Gambini // Marta Sanchez 3/29

    7:30 Doors $10.00 Suggested Donation

        

     

    Tommaso Gambini
    “The Machine Stops”

    Author Edward Morgan Forster wrote “The Machine Stops” in 1909. Through the eyes of protagonists Vashti and Uno, he envisioned a dystopian future in which humans rely on a universal machine to provide for their needs and to interact with each other. Drawing inspiration from the novel, Gambini reflects on how the internet and social media are impacting our time.


    Tommaso Gambini, Guitar
    Manuel Schmiedel, Piano
    Ben Tiberio, Bass
    Adam Arruda, Drums

     

    Marta Sanchez Quintet:
    Alex Lore: alto saxophone
    Kyle Wilson: tenor sxophone
    Marta Sanchez: piano
    Simon Wilson: bass
    Daniel Dor: drums
     

    Combining elements of rock, pop, jazz, classical and experimental music, Marta's tunes are rhythmically complex but strongly melodic. Music that tell stories by integrating folk elements with the harmonic sophistication and spontaneity of jazz. 

    The Quintet is presenting new music that will be recorded this summer. Their last CD, “Danza Imposible” (2017), released by Fresh Sound Records, had a great reception. The New York Times said about it “It features eight tunes she wrote explicitly for her two-saxophone quintet that dance with an unruly grace. It’s glimmering, propulsive music, with hints of elegiac Spanish folk song, cool jazz from the 1950s and the Romantic modern jazz of the 1990s”

    The Quintet's previous recording, "Partenika", was selected as one of the best 10 CD of 2015 by Ben Ratliff for The New York Times. The Jazz Journalist Assotiation, Downbeat and All Music also included this work among their best jazz recordings of the year. 

    “It’s an ambitious record by a strong new group” Ben Ratliff for The New York Times

     


    Sat
    30
    Mar
    2019

    Haley Zoller, .michael., You Bet & Horn Horse Mar 30

    7:30 doors $10.00 Suggested Donation

    Haley Zoller is a folk musician from New England.

    Matt Norman (Horn Horse) uses brass, percussion, electric percussion, keyboards, Garageband and iTunes to try to record and perform music that expands on the fertile tradition of the soundtrack genre.

     

     


    Sun
    31
    Mar
    2019

    Open Ground: Luke Marantz and Gabriel Zucker Mar 31

    7:30 Doors $10.00 Suggested Donation

    8pm
    Luke Marantz - "Embers" Album Release - solo piano
     
    9pm
    Gabriel Zucker - piano 
    Matteo Liberatore on guitar
     
     
     
    “Among the best young American jazz pianists” (NPR) Luke Marantz is a pianist, composer, amateur photographer and person from Dallas, Texas currently living in Brooklyn, New York. Born to a musical family, his studies started at an early age with piano, voice, saxophone and visual art. He attended the Booker T. Washington high school for the Performing and Visual Arts and upon graduating moved to Boston, Massachusetts to attend the New England Conservatory of Music and upon graduating moved to New York City. 

    As a leader and a sideman he has traveled the world playing and recording music. His debut record, “Embers”, is a collection of original works and improvisations for solo piano. It was recorded on his favorite piano.

    Gabriel Zucker is a pianist, composer, and multi-instrumentalist from New York, whose work combines maximalist compositions with the progressive improvisation of New York’s creative music scene. His music has received two ASCAP composition awards, and was awarded 4.5 stars in Downbeat. A Yale graduate and Rhodes Scholar, Zucker has performed throughout New York at such venues as Carnegie Hall and the Jazz Gallery as well as in 18 countries around the world.

    “On a night when technical proficiency and musical insight were in abundance, Zucker’s rendering of Rzewski’s Squares took things to the next level, creating the illusion of the music itself speaking, rather than a player interpreting a score.”
    — David Wright, New York Classical Review

    Thu
    04
    Apr
    2019

    Melissa Ahern, Dida Pelled and Nat Osborn

     


    Melissa Mary Ahern began generating buzz last week surrounding her feature on the release of Sufjan Steven's 2007 rarity "Lonely Man of Winter" out on vinyl 12/7 via Asthmatic Kitty. Though the artist has been frequenting the New York and Berlin music scenes for many years and has worked with acts such as Lucius, Jonah Smith and Oh Cassius! this is her first formal release. "Next To You" is the first single off of Ahern's 2019 forthcoming album produced by Doveman -- the producer behind albums by Sufjan Stevens, St. Vincent, Rhye, Norah Jones and many more. "Next To You" marries Ahern's folk-pop roots in the timeless themes of love and love lost. 

     

    New York-based Israeli guitarist and vocalist Dida has a particular talent for storytelling. Whether it be a jazz standard, a scorching blues number, an old country ballad, or a heartfelt original “Dida sings in a voice sometimes playful, warm, resonant, no frills. She sings the words, giving them their meaning, their weight, with perfect diction and charm." (Jazz Hot, France)
     
    One of the first people to take note of Dida's abilities and promise was trumpet player and producer Fabio Morgera who put together her first recording project. The album 'Dida Plays and Sings' was released on the quality Italian label 'Red Records' in 2011 and boasts two of today's jazz greats on the bill, Roy Hargrove and Gregory Hutchinson. 'All About Jazz' chose the album as one of the best albums of that year and asserts that "Pelled's warm voice possesses an emotive quality that's simultaneously soothing and intoxicating, and her guitar playing, which is built on her round sound, strong comping skills and soulful single note solo lines, places her in a category all her own." (All About Jazz)
     
    Dida’s album ‘Modern Love Songs’ was recorded by Grammy-winning engineer Helik Hadar and includes Sam Yahel on organ. The album was released in Israel and in the US in May 2015 and is available at stores in Italy and Japan as well. The Album was released in France on September 14th 2015 and Dida celebrated the release with shows at Nancy Jazz Festival and Sunside Jazz Club in October 2015.  

     

    Nat Osborn “writes smart, punchy tunes that blend old-school Gershwin-era song craft with decidedly modern sensibilities” (Popdose).   Largely known as the leader of the international touring act the Nat Osborn Band, he’s also a compelling and accomplished solo performer.   Osborn was born in and lives in New York City. His style is, like New York, an eclectic mix of influences.   One can expect to hear a unique blend of old school soul, inventive jazz inflected piano playing, and tinges of funk, blues, and classical music all centered around smart, catchy pop songs and a powerful and captivating voice. Nat has performed on television and in celebrated festivals in a dozen countries.  He currently plays keyboards in and music directs the soulful rock band Sister Sparrow + the Dirty Birds.  He's also an active and avid film scorer with films.


    Fri
    05
    Apr
    2019

    The Westerlies, Typical Sisters and Secret Sibling April 5

    7:30 Doors $10.00 Suggested Donation

      


    The Westerlies are a New York-based brass quartet comprised of childhood friends from Seattle: Riley Mulherkar and Chloe Rowlands on trumpet, and Andy Clausen and Willem de Koch on trombone. Formed in 2011, the self-described “accidental brass quartet” takes its name from the prevailing winds that travel from the West to the East. “Skilled interpreters who are also adept improvisers” (NPR’s Fresh Air), The Westerlies explore jazz, roots and chamber music influences to create the rarest of hybrids: music that is both "folk-like and composerly, lovely and intellectually rigorous” (NPR Music). Sought-after collaborators, The Westerlies are featured on recordings by Fleet Foxes, Common, Vieux Farka Touré, and Dave Douglas, and have performed at such wide ranging venues as Coachella, The Hollywood Bowl, Red Rocks, Newport Jazz Festival, Newport Folk Festival, and Carnegie Hall.

     
    westerliesmusic.com
     
     
    Hungry Ghost, the title of Typical Sisters’ new album from Outside in Music, refers to the Chinese Buddhist idea of a being whose appetites cannot be sated. In 2019, when smartphones are essentially a human appendage, governments are corporatized and the media cycle never rests, it’s a concept that all but defines our reality.

    Consider, then, this thoughtful, immersive music by guitarist Gregory Uhlmann, bassist Clark Sommers and drummer Matt Carroll as a kind of antidote—the yang to our 21st-century yin, or, as Carroll puts it, “optimism amidst impulse.” With the melodic and structural focus of rock or folk, a sense of musicianship and interplay rooted in jazz, and production aspects that pull from experimental music and DJ culture, Hungry Ghost is equally distinctive and evocative. In these reflective soundscapes, one can hear the maverick jazz guitar of Bill Frisell, Marc Ribot and Jakob Bro; the krautrock of Can and the post-rock of Tortoise; the ambient fusion that begins with Miles’ In a Silent Way and ’70s ECM LPs; the sun-faded scores of Ennio Morricone and Ry Cooder; the psychedelic funk of Khruangbin; Reich-ian minimalism; and more.

    “Throughout the process of making this music, we intended to establish a kind of balance within each atmosphere,” Sommers explains. “In life, our goal is to find these systems of balance.”
     
     
    SECRET SIBLING
     
    Secret Sibling is an experimental pop band featuring the music of Michael Sachs. Its got synths, saxes, clarinets, vocals, and drums. Lyrics range from sentimental emo to cold and absurd. Personnel includes Kim Mayo(voc), Tomas Cruz (voc), Michael Sachs (synths, winds), Sam Decker (synth, winds), Peter Moffett (drums)
     

    Sat
    06
    Apr
    2019

    Dina Maccabee, Kaethe Hostetter & Out of Sight of Land 4/6

    7:00 Doors $10.00 Suggested Donation

     

     

    Bushwick resident Dina Maccabee is a sought-after collaborator as a violist and vocalist, currently a member of Julia Holter’s critically acclaimed touring and recording group. She began devising her current set for solo viola, electronics and voice in 2015, and she is especially in modal string music and cyclical semi-improvised music for groups of voices. Dina has toured as a solo artist and a bandleader throughout the U.S., releasing three solo albums. She co-wrote the musical, Sweet Land, and her duo project Ramon & Jessica’s adaptation of The World is Round, a children's book by Gertrude Stein, was staged in 2017 by Berkeley's Just Theater. 

     

    Kaethe Hostetter is a 5 string electro-acoustic violin player who splits her time between Addis Ababa, Ethiopia and wherever her projects take her. As a child, she was exposed to traditional musics of all kinds – Mexican, Cajun, Balkan, Klezmer, Albanian – and a passion for virtuoso folk music has stayed a theme in her life throughout. It is no surprise, then, that Kaethe is well versed in Ethiopian music, leading to the creation of the successful groove outlet Debo Band, of which she was a co-founder in Jamaica Plain, MA, 2006. Currently in Addis, she has focused her energy now on her project QWANQWA, which is an experimental/traditional band with traditional instruments using effects pedals. Her myriad influences have resulted in a unique approach and sound, showing incredible technique, musicality, and the influence of a rich tapestry of genres and cultures. Tonight Kaethe will be performing her works for solo electric violin, which are influenced by her time in Ethiopia.

     

    Out of Sight of Land
    Variously called “beautiful, hypnotic” (Weird Canada), and “highly intriguing” (Birds of Canada), the music of New York-raised, Montreal-matured composer Damon Hankoff treads lines between minimalist textures, ancient choral sonorities, and folk sensibilities. Hankoff performs under the name Out of Sight of Land. (outofsightofland.com)

    Thu
    11
    Apr
    2019

    Wayne Tucker April 11

    7:30 Doors $10 suggested donation

     
     
    Wayne Tucker - Trumpet & Vocals 
    Miles Tucker - Tenor Sax 
    Hila Kulik - Piano 
    Tamir Shmerling - Bass 
    Diego Ramirez - Drums 

    Sat
    13
    Apr
    2019

    Ali Dineen & Feral Foster // Eva Salina & Peter Stan Apr 13

    7:30 Doors $10.00 Suggested Donation

      


    Fri
    19
    Apr
    2019

    Michael Rocketship and friends 4/19

    7:30 Doors $10.00 Suggested Donation

    with

    Carmen Rothwell Solo
    Katy the Kyng
    Michael Coleman's Similes
    (MC - synth, Carmen Rothwell - bass, Kenny Wollesen - vibes)
     

    Sat
    20
    Apr
    2019

    Fieldings & Caitlin Pasko April 20

    7:30 Doors $10.00 Suggested Donation

     

     

    FIELDINGS 

    Fieldings is Brooklyn-based (Australian born) producer/songwriter Lucinda Hearn, with Paul Weintrob (guitar) and Alex Kirkpatrick (percussion).

    Fielding's latest album Soft Tissue explores vulnerability through gauzy dream pop: imagined death, anxiety, skin, memories of being a kid, seeking oblivion to numb. Its textures wash over and pull at you, from the tense icy piano of Northern Lights, to the scatter-fuck fragility of Soft Jewels.

    Soft Tissue was written and recorded between fall 2015 and summer 2017, while songwriter Lucinda Hearn found a new home and new band in NYC. It's woozy with the loneliness and uncertainty of that time, only showing its soft underbelly from around corners.


    CAITLIN PASKO

    Caitlin Pasko is a weaver of dreamy elegiac music for voice and piano. Musically her songs drift and float like the work of Satie or Debussy; lyrically they're clear, simple meditations on tenderness and heartbreak. Pasko's style is built on this tension: between the looseness of the Impressionists and the simplicity of modern songwriters.

    The songs on her new album Glass Period — the first to be released under her own name, and her first full length release since 2010 — came out of a headspace where different kinds of loss are collected and confused together: loss of love and loss of life. The album chronicles Pasko's shifting mental state as she lives through the sudden and unexpected passing of her father as well as a painful break-up, which took place not long after.

    On Glass Period, we find a small chapel to personal grief. There's a chapel’s sense of calm, of refuge from the world, but also its starkness, its lack of cover from fear, its welcoming of the large and the small. There are small terrors that we must occasionally sit with for a while, which can be their own source of strength. There is air and there is time. This feeling, and the open space the album creates, stems partly from the liquid phrasing of Pasko’s voice and piano playing, but it's also largely the result of the elegant production treatments by producer/composer Henry Terepka (Zula, LEPT).

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    Thu
    09
    May
    2019

    Allison de Groot & Tatiana Hargreaves w Taylor Ashton 5/9

    7:30 Doors $10.00 Suggested Donation

     
      

    Allison de Groot & Tatiana Hargreaves

     
    Allison de Groot and Tatiana Hargreaves, two women on the forefront of American traditional music, join forces in this powerful new duo.Their reverence for the people and music that has come before them provides a platform on which they build their own musical vocabulary. With banjo, fiddle, and voice, Allison (Molsky’s Mountain Drifters) and Tatiana (Laurie Lewis) seek out unusual repertoire that catches their ear and inspires them to explore the boundaries of the tune. Their debut album showcases a strong new voice that is both reflective and dynamic.  

    Allison has toured all over the world with various groups, performing at venues such as Trafalgar Square in London, Newport Folk Festival and other major festivals across the US and Canada.  She combines love and passion for old-time music, technical skill and a creative approach to the banjo. Allison has immersed herself in American roots music through festivals such as the Appalachian String Band Festival in West Virginia, making pilgrimages to musical communities in North Carolina and participating in the acoustic music scene in Boston, MA.  For more information about Allison, visit www.allisondegroot.com

    Since releasing her first solo album “Started Out To Ramble” in 2009, Tatiana has toured and performed with musicians such as Dave Rawlings, Gillian Welch, and Michael Daves. From being the second woman to place first at the Clifftop Appalachian Fiddle Contest, to her bluegrass fiddling on Laurie Lewis’ GRAMMY-nominated album The Hazel And Alice Sessions, Hargreaves shows a musical fluency that flows between old time and bluegrass worlds with ease. For more information about Tatiana, visit www.tatianahargreaves.co
     
     
    Best, 

    Fri
    10
    May
    2019

    Kami Maltz Record Release w Josh Turner & more May 10

    7:30 doors $10.00 Suggested Donation

     

    Brooklyn based Kami Maltz brings the resonance of her native Israel, the passion of her second home, Argentina, and a decidedly New York electronic vibe to her performance. With a smooth voice and her autoharp, Kami conjures a sensuous combination of folk and indie elements, with an added touch of cotton-candy, pop embellishments.


    Sat
    11
    May
    2019

    Michael Rocketship and friends 5/11

    7:30 Doors $10.00 Suggested Donation

     

    Michael Rocketship playing new songs
    (featuring Renata Zeiguer on guitar, Austin Vaughn on drums and Nate Brenner of tuneyards on bass)
    Eliot Krimsky solo
    (& 'Hopefully, Potted Plant')

    Thu
    23
    May
    2019

    Wayne Horvitz // Hank Roberts May 23

    7:30 doors $10.00 Suggested Donation


    Fri
    24
    May
    2019

    Jean Rohe

    7:30 doors $10.00 Suggested Donation



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