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    Wed
    07
    Dec
    2016

    Birgid Volens 7:30 // Hannah Read and Rachel Ries 8:30 Weds, Dec 7

    7:00 Doors $10.00 Suggested Donation

    Through a landscape of sounds, Birgid Volens shapes a world of sensations and emotions where everyone becomes resonance.

    She is part of and inspired by the experimental flow of aurélien réal (France).

    Improvisation on written lines :
    voice, piano, synths, guitar, flute
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    Born and raised in Scotland, and now based in Brooklyn, NY, Hannah Read is a versatile musician widely recognized on the International stage. She is known for her fiddle playing, songwriting, composing and was recently described as one of “the finest singers of the day” in the UK’s MOJO magazine. Hannah spent her childhood between Edinburgh and the Isle of Eigg (a remote island off the west coast of Scotland) followed by musical studies in Paris and Boston. These very different places and landscapes have shaped and influenced her sound, which can be clearly heard through her original music. With one solo album - ‘Wrapped in Lace’ - and another to be released in 2017, Hannah is also involved in projects both sides of the Atlantic, including the critically acclaimed British supergroup ‘Songs of Separation’. She records and plays regularly with many New York based bands and musicians including Ember Isles, Jefferson Hamer and John Fatum. ≠ ≠ ≠ Rachel Ries, hailing from the prairies of middle America, crafts sly and compassionate songs for the crooked-hearted. With an electric guitar and piano; a clear voice and steady hand; she deftly pulls listeners in with disarming candor and holds them there with smart and tender poetry. Her most recent record, Ghost of a Gardener, features a duet with Gregory Alan Isakov, members of Cuddle Magic & RVSQ and earned her an interview on NPR's Weekend Edition. Rachel has also recorded, collaborated and toured extensively with Anaïs Mitchell, the brilliant mind behind Hadestown.hannah-readrachel-ries


    Thu
    08
    Dec
    2016

    GAVAGAI 12/08/16

    7:30 Doors $10.00 Suggested Donation

    Screen Shot 2016-08-13 at 7.55.08 PMGAVAGAI is a monthly performance series curated and hosted by poet Danielle Blau that brings you poetry and fiction readings scored with original live music by composer-improviser-pianist David Cieri and composer-improviser-bassistMike Brown, with other skilled improvisers (horn-players, cellists, violinists, vocalists, who knows?) often dropping in onstage as surprise guest-musicians. 

    About the Curators (whose recent collaboration at Carnegie Hall can be seen here):

    David Cieri is a true artist. Fearless on the piano, a combination of virtuosity, sensitivity and curiosity, he is constantly discovering new ways to express complex emotions through music that has served as the backbone of our films.  - Ken Burns

    This is real music, not trapped by boxes, definitions and genres, but creating its own style. Cieri delivers beautiful moods…honest, imaginative, fearless.  - John Zorn

    David Cieri began playing the violin at the age of three, but switched to the piano at the ripe old age of six. He has studied with members of the Philadelphia Symphony Orchestra and with ECM recording artist Art Lande, and he has performed his original compositions at such venues as Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center. Cieri’s film-scoring work includes Ken Burns’ The Vietnam War (with Trent Reznor and Yo-Yo Ma, Florentine Films, in post-production), The Roosevelts: An Intimate History (Florentine Films, 2014), The Address (Florentine Films, 2014), Prohibition (with Wynton Marsalis, Florentine Films, 2011), Baseball: The Tenth Inning (Florentine Films, 2010) and the Emmy-winning National Parks (Florentine Films, 2008), Barak Goodman’s Emmy-nominated The Emperor of All Maladies (Ark Media, 2015), and a short directed by George Lucas for The Academy of Arts and Sciences called “The Heart of the Matter” (2014). His original score for Raymond De Felitta's Booker's Place: A Mississippi Story was listed for an Oscar nomination in 2013.

    Danielle Blau’s Rhyme and Reason: Poets and Philosophers on the Questions that Matter is forthcoming from W.W. Norton. She won first place for her poetry in the 2015 multi-genre Narrative 30 Below Contest, and her chapbook mere eye was selected for a Poetry Society of America Chapbook Award and published in 2013 with an introduction by D.A. Powell. Blau's poems, short stories, articles, and interviews have also appeared and are forthcoming in such publications as The Atlantic online, The BafflerBlack ClockThe Harvard ReviewThe Literary ReviewNarrative Magazine, The New Yorker’s book blog, The Paris ReviewPloughshares, The Saint Ann’s Review, The Wolf, and the Argos Books poetry anthology Why I Am Not a Painter. A graduate of Brown University with an honors degree in philosophy, and of NYU with an MFA in poetry, she teaches at the City University of  New York. 

    This Month's Guests:  Jerriod AvantSusan Wheeler

     

    Fri
    09
    Dec
    2016

    President For Life 8pm Tasha Abbott Dec 9

    7:30 Doors $10.00 Suggested Donation

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    President For Life is  Oren Bloedow, Anthony Coleman, Simon Hanes and Kate Gentile

    "Tasha Abbott is a Singer-Songwriter, California raised and East coast living. She spends most of her time with her band, NO SWOON, but occasionally pops out on her own for some psych-folk tunes. Following the steps of Linda Perhacs and Sibylle Baier, Tasha blends dreamy soundscapes with haunting vocals.

    You can find her two previously released EP's here: www.tashaabbott.bandcamp.com"
     
     

     


    Sat
    10
    Dec
    2016

    Sex Mob Dec 10

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    Sex Mob are

    Steven Bernstein, Slide Trumpet 

    Briggan Krauss, Alto Saxophone

    Tony Scherr, Bass

    & Kenny Wollesen, Drums

     

    more info at:

    http://royalpotatofamily.com/artists/steven-bernstein/


    Sun
    11
    Dec
    2016

    Music of Elliott Goldkind Dec 11

    https://www.venuepilot.co/events/11250/orders/new

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    Elliott Goldkind has composed music for diverse media, ranging from orchestral and chamber music to film, television, and commercials.

    Elliott’s classical/concert music has been performed throughout the United States and Western Europe. His film scoring work has led to collaborations with Jeff Buckley, David Mamet and many talented young directors.

    Elliott received his Masters and Doctorate degrees from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. At the UW-Madison, he helped revive the UW-Madison Contemporary Chamber Ensemble, a group that is dedicated to performing the music of Wisconsin students/composers.  He is a MacDowell Colony fellow and the recipient of New York University’s Langley Fellowship.

    Elliott was a founding member of the not-too-legendary New York rock bands “Bones Jones and the Jones Tones,” “Hodgepodge Lodge,” and “Freak of Nature.” Like too many others, Elliott is a native New Yorker living in Los Angeles.

    www.elliottgoldkind.com


    Wed
    14
    Dec
    2016

    Stephanie Richards Dec 14

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    Thu
    15
    Dec
    2016

    Cassidy Andrews Emily Wolfe & Alex Arkin Dec 15

    7:30 Doors $10.00 Suggested Donation

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    Cassidy Andrews picked up a guitar when a woman broke her heart for the first time at age 13. After a few years, she went on connect with audiences about all things melancholy, attempting to compensate for sad songs with jokes and charm. After playing venues varying from zoos to colleges, bars to music halls, cafes to living rooms, there's a comfort and love for creating music you feel from her performance. Besides songwriting, Andrews has perfected the art of juggling her guitar, coffee thermos, and MetroCard while SnapChatting blonde jokes aimed at herself. // 

     

    Emily Wolfe is a singer/songwriter based in Brooklyn, NY. Emily grew up in small town Wisconsin and was drawn to music at an early age, playing violin, piano, and guitar. When she discovered singing, she felt a shift in the way she saw in herself and the world around her. Now in NYC, she's already gained attention as a smart writer and beautiful singer, singing backup vocals around town and performing solo in the Village.  emily-wolfe
     

    ALEX AKIN is a singer and actress based in New York City.  Originally from San Francisco, she graduated from the University of Michigan with a BFA in Musical Theatre and has now been living in NYC for 4 years.  She's performed across New York City in various concerts, workshops, festivals and shows.  She's very excited to be performing alongside her very talented songwriter friends!  www.alexakin.comalex-1-small


    Fri
    16
    Dec
    2016

    Hank Roberts & Friends Dec 15

    7:30 Doors $10.00 Suggested Donation

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    Hank Roberts -cello
    Sam Bardfeld - violin
    Brian Drye - trombone
    Mike McGinnis - reeds
    Jacob Sacks - piano
    Vinnie Sperrazza - drums

    Sat
    17
    Dec
    2016

    Floodlight Revue Dec 17

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    Sun
    18
    Dec
    2016

    Jennifer Charles and Jamie Saft's 'Low Standards' Dec 18

    7:30 Doors

    https://www.venuepilot.co/events/11364/orders/new

    Low Standards is a night of American Songbook Classics interpreted by Jamie Saft and Jennifer Charles.  Jamie Saft is the notorious pianist and multi-instrumentalist who has played with everyone from John Zorn to the Bad Brains.  Jennifer Charles is the singer-songwriter best known as half of Elysian Fields.  

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    Fri
    23
    Dec
    2016

    I Wanna See The Bright Lights Tonight Dec 23

    A tribute concert w Glenn Patscha, Adam Minkoff, Oren Bloedow, and


    Fri
    30
    Dec
    2016

    The Crimson Ragdolls, Eva Salina and Peter Stan Dec 30

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    Thu
    05
    Jan
    2017

    Ben Goldberg's Invisible Guy


    Wed
    11
    Jan
    2017

    School of Tristano with Eric Rasmussen, Nate Radley, Dave Ambrosio & Matt Wilson


    Thu
    12
    Jan
    2017

    GAVAGAI 1/12/2017

    7:30 Doors $10.00 Suggested Donation

    Screen Shot 2016-08-13 at 7.55.08 PMGAVAGAI is a monthly performance series curated and hosted by poet Danielle Blau that brings you poetry and fiction readings scored with original live music by composer-improviser-pianist David Cieri and composer-improviser-bassistMike Brown, with other skilled improvisers (horn-players, cellists, violinists, vocalists, who knows?) often dropping in onstage as surprise guest-musicians. 

    About the Curators (whose recent collaboration at Carnegie Hall can be seen here):

    David Cieri is a true artist. Fearless on the piano, a combination of virtuosity, sensitivity and curiosity, he is constantly discovering new ways to express complex emotions through music that has served as the backbone of our films.  - Ken Burns

    This is real music, not trapped by boxes, definitions and genres, but creating its own style. Cieri delivers beautiful moods…honest, imaginative, fearless.  - John Zorn

    David Cieri began playing the violin at the age of three, but switched to the piano at the ripe old age of six. He has studied with members of the Philadelphia Symphony Orchestra and with ECM recording artist Art Lande, and he has performed his original compositions at such venues as Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center. Cieri’s film-scoring work includes Ken Burns’ The Vietnam War (with Trent Reznor and Yo-Yo Ma, Florentine Films, in post-production), The Roosevelts: An Intimate History (Florentine Films, 2014), The Address (Florentine Films, 2014), Prohibition (with Wynton Marsalis, Florentine Films, 2011), Baseball: The Tenth Inning (Florentine Films, 2010) and the Emmy-winning National Parks (Florentine Films, 2008), Barak Goodman’s Emmy-nominated The Emperor of All Maladies (Ark Media, 2015), and a short directed by George Lucas for The Academy of Arts and Sciences called “The Heart of the Matter” (2014). His original score for Raymond De Felitta's Booker's Place: A Mississippi Story was listed for an Oscar nomination in 2013.

    Danielle Blau’s Rhyme and Reason: Poets and Philosophers on the Questions that Matter is forthcoming from W.W. Norton. She won first place for her poetry in the 2015 multi-genre Narrative 30 Below Contest, and her chapbook mere eye was selected for a Poetry Society of America Chapbook Award and published in 2013 with an introduction by D.A. Powell. Blau's poems, short stories, articles, and interviews have also appeared and are forthcoming in such publications as The Atlantic online, The BafflerBlack ClockThe Harvard ReviewThe Literary ReviewNarrative Magazine, The New Yorker’s book blog, The Paris ReviewPloughshares, The Saint Ann’s Review, The Wolf, and the Argos Books poetry anthology Why I Am Not a Painter. A graduate of Brown University with an honors degree in philosophy, and of NYU with an MFA in poetry, she teaches at the City University of  New York. 

    This Month's Guests:Justin BoeningBeth Lisick

     

    Thu
    19
    Jan
    2017

    Ned Rothenberg -' In Cahoots' CD release celebration Jan 19

    Ned Rothenberg-reeds
    Mark Feldman-Violin
    Sylvie Courvoisier - piano

    Thu
    26
    Jan
    2017

    Rema Hasumi "Billows Of Blue" CD Release Jan 26

    7:30 Doors $10.00 Suggested Donation

    rema9Rema Hasumi - piano/voice
    Masa Kamaguchi - bass
    Randy Peterson - drums

    "Billows of Blue" was recorded in June 2016, after a year of searching for her own sound, in the free-leaning jazz piano trio with the added presence of the voice.  With a series of compositions Rema wrote for this project, the meeting of the music with the trio was natural and convincing, in the hands of master improvisers Masa Kamaguchi and Randy Peterson. The record will be the fourth release of the new Brooklyn-based record label, Ruweh Records.

    Born and raised in Fukuoka, Japan, Rema Hasumi is an experimental pianist, vocalist, producer and writer now based in Brooklyn.Improvisation, the presence of poetry and automatism are the essential parts of her performances.

    Influenced by a somewhat esoteric line-up of pianists, such as Alice Coltrane, Sun Ra, Masabumi Kikuchi, Annette Peacock and Cecil Taylor, Rema performs with her unique expression of harmony and phrasings, yet with clear references to the rich tradition of Jazz. 

    Her debut record, "UTAZATA" was released in 2015. In the album, she performed with Todd Neufeld, Thomas Morgan, Billy Mintz, Ben Gerstein and Sergio Krakowski, featuring improvisational interpretations of Japanese traditional, ritual, and gagaku songs.

    "Utazata is an intimate, delicate, austere and very personal work. In it, Rema Hasumi - without grand gestures nor pompous declamations - expresses enormous respect for her history, her culture and its roots." -Sergio Piccirilli for El Intruso



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