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    Thu
    27
    Feb
    2020

    QuiQue Escamilla & Lily Henley Feb 27

    7:30 Doors $10.00 Suggested Donation

     

    JUNO Award winner, Quique Escamilla was born and raised in the tropical southern lands of Chiapas, Mexico. Today he is an internationally accomplished artist and singer-songwriter based in Toronto, Canada.
    Quique breaks down language barriers through his powerful voice and passionate delivery while fusing traditional Mexican styles of music such as ranchera and huapango with contemporary sounds of rock, reggae, pop, cumbia, bolero and many other sounds from around the globe. 
    His latest release, Encomienda, represents Quique’s own “mestizaje of the Music of the Americas”, and the wide range of genres found in it are to support the world's diversity of culture, colour, race and language. 
    Quique uses his voice and guitar to tell stories designed to decimate xenophobia and borders. Be it in Canada, Mexico or Europe, he continues to take his Zapatista-influenced message around the world chanting: "We want a world where many other worlds fit in."  "He's a unique talent who holds to the traditions of heavyweights like Bob Marley and Manu Chao. Quique is really one to watch!" 
- Garvia Bailey, CBC Radio Canada.

    Fri
    28
    Feb
    2020

    Lisa Hoppe's Third Reality, Charlotte Jacobs, and Jack Broza Feb 28

    7:30 Doors $10.00 Suggested Donation

     

    Lisa Hoppe’s Third Reality
     
    David Leon - sax
    Tal Yahalom - git
    Lisa Hoppe - bass
     
     
    Jack Broza writes big pieces out of small scraps he has gathered. Both his debut album “Gather, Together” and upcoming EP “Not That Deep” run without interruption, weaving between intimate songs, spacious sound-worlds, and asymmetrical grooves to form one extended musical journey. He will be premiering the EP’s new compositions alongside Nathan Reising (saxophone, keys), Griffin Brown (drums), Hannah Marks (bass), and Ashtan Towles (vocals). 

    Jack is a guitarist, was born and raised in NYC, and spent the past year studying Cuban music. jackbroza.com 

    CHARLOTTE JACOBS
    https://charlottejacobsmusic.com
    Charlotte’s musical expression washes over you like waves, and she has been riding those waves for as long as she can remember. Inspired by her travels, from Nepal to Lithuania, throughout Africa and combined with her Northern European roots, Charlotte’s songwriting is eccentric as she merges experimental and abstract qualities with pop elements. She lets strands of Eastern classical, Scandinavian sound, and Intelligent Dance Music leap in, resulting in innovative songs perfect for her acrobatic and beautiful voice.
    Her art pop projects include top notch musicians and producers from the worlds of improvised music, synth pop, contemporary classical music, EDM, dance and video.
    In her newest EP, Fishtale - out May 31, 2019 and recorded in Brooklyn - she combines her quirkiness with more familiar song formats that best describe this collection as avant pop.
    Her designs for these songs began in her bedroom, where she shapes sounds using the instrument of her voice as the primary source of textural samples and loops, fusing this with an electronic synth palette. She then joined forces with producer and engineer Zubin Hensler, who has collaborated with Half Waif, the Westerlies and Hannah Epperson.


    Sat
    29
    Feb
    2020

    Paul Spring, Kate Mattison of 79.5, Grandkid & Belle-Skinner Feb 29

    7:30 Doors $10.00 Suggested Donation

         

     

    Paul Spring is an instrumental guitarist and songwriter from Minnesota, who currently resides in Brooklyn. Playing primarily nylon string acoustic guitar, and occasionally 12 string, he relies upon carefully arranged fingerpicking parts as the foundational voice of his music. He has released 6 full length albums and an EP since 2013. His latest, Neptune, is a mix of instrumentals and songs played on 7 string nylon with minimal drum machine accompaniment. It’s lyrics explore the concept of submersion, and were influenced by David Lynch’s book ‘Catching the Big Fish’, which frequently uses the metaphor of diving to illuminate exploration of the deep and dark sea which pervades our imagination.

    www.paulspringmusic.com

    Attempting to pigeonhole 79.5 into something as narrow as a single genre would be an ill advised, if not impossible task. The New York City band sounds like someone spinning a radio dial with such passionate intensity that all the stations blend together into a single, transcendent, almost spiritual force. It’s disco to the beat of modern house; it’s a Supremes cover of a Cardi B banger; it’s Roland Kirk playing jazz through one saxophone, funk through another, and the most earwormy pop tune the 1970’s could muster through a third. It’s an experience—one so effecting that with only a self-released 12” single in circulation, 79.5 had been written up twice in The New Yorker on the merit of their live sets alone. Their debut album Predictions is produced by Leon Michels and was recorded at The Diamond Mine in Queens the old school way, with the whole band playing the songs in one take and captured to analog tape.

    Grand Kid is the dynamic post-americana project of singer/songwriter/guitarist Dan Kleederman.  By virtue of the conversation between his voice and the voice of his guitar, Grand Kid tells the story of the everyday-hero’s journey of letting go and growing up, often traveling from intense intimacy to explosive psychedelia while making many stops in between.  

    Belle-Skinner is a dark nostalgic singer-songwriter based in upstate New York and Brooklyn. With a hauntingly beautiful, lilting soprano and innate sense of melody she crafts tales of songbirds, sirens and desert nomads - nuanced and layered stories which bridge the gap between past and present. Though her influences cover a broad range of genres - from French chansons and Russian folk to contemporary alt-pop and rock - her voice often draws comparisons to the likes of Joni Mitchell, Jeff Buckley, Angel Olsen, and Lana Del Rey.

    grandkidmusic.com - instagram: @grand.kid - facebook: @grandkidband

     

     


    Sun
    01
    Mar
    2020

    Open Ground: Luisa Muhr trio and Santiago Liebson Mar 1

    7:30 doors $10.00 Suggested Donation

     


    Muhr/Hashimoto/Mattrey Trio
    Luisa Muhr - voice, movement
    Sae Hashimoto - vibraphone
    Jonna Mattrey - viola

    Leibson Quartet
    Chet Doxas - tenor
    Santiago Leibson - piano
    Matt Pavolka - bass
    Dayeon Seok - drums

     
    Luisa Muhr specializes in performance, movement, vocal, installation, and theater art. Muhr is also the creator and curator of New York’s leading interdisciplinary womxn and non-binary artists performance series Women Between Arts at The New School. She co-founded the performing arts company FENGARI Works and is a core member of the vocal-movement ensemble Constellation Chor, lead by Marisa Michelson. Muhr's was a Music Artist in Residence at Pioneer Works in 2019 and at the Rockefeller Pocantico Center with six-times-Grammy-winning composer Arturo O’Farrill. Currently, Muhr is creating new work commissioned by Roulette Intermedium for its 2020/2021 season, as well as developing a new opera with Arturo O'Farrill.
     
    Muhr has collaborated with artists such as Iva Bittová, Claire Chase, Kenneth Goldsmith, Sarah Hennies, Shelley Hirsch, Frank London, Arturo O’Farrill, Jenny Romaine, Peter Schumann, Sxip Shirey, John Zorn, and was part of Constellation Chor’s performance of Ashley Fure’s ‘Filament’ with the New York Philharmonic at Lincoln Center. She performed at venues such as The Kitchen, National Sawdust, Park Avenue Armory, Judson Memorial Church, The Austrian Cultural Forum, Museum of the Moving Image, the Albright Knox Art Gallery in Buffalo, and various other experimental venues in New York. www.luisamuhr.com

    Santiago Leibson is a Brooklyn based, Argentinian born jazz pianist and composer. His music is situated in the frontier of jazz, improvised music, classical and contemporary music.  As a bandleader, he has released four records: Amon (2014), Pendular (2015), Out of Orden (2016) and Episodes (2018). JazzTrail says about his last release: “Episodes is a swinging album with abundant evocations of past grandeur. Thence, the trio of performers lay bare their solid command of time and space to create new narratives”.

    In 2019 Santiago made his Carnegie Hall debut playing a solo concert of original and classical compositions at the prestigious series “Sophia Rossoff Presents” organized by the Abby Whiteside Foundation. He has also performed at venues such as Cornelia St. Café (New York), Firehouse 12 (New Haven, Connecticut), Jazz Filloa (Spain), Thelonious Club (Buenos Aires), Bourbon Street Music Club (Brazil) among others.

    Thu
    05
    Mar
    2020

    Matt Siffert, Georgia Sackler & Evan Tyor Mar 5

    7:30 Doors $10.00 Suggested Donation

     

    Georgia Sackler is a singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and actor living in Brooklyn, New York. Creating at the crossroads of nostalgia-steeped tradition and hopeful promise, her classical voice background informs a deep musical and poetic sensitivity, a "fresh air of song writing."  Her debut EP, Where Once Grew Green, is a modern folk tale. It offers listeners a tender memorial of youth and innocence, paired with an emotional thesis for the future. Georgia wrestles with the passage of time—facing loss, grief, and mental health struggles—and upholds that we need not suffer these things alone. The narrative she crafts is undeniably melancholic, but woven together with threads of hope; where once grew green will again renew. The EP is available everywhere you buy or stream music. 

    Matt Siffert is an experimental songwriter. He seeks to merge his love of folk-influenced storytelling with his training in jazz and classical music. He has released seven albums as a solo artist and performs music tonight from his upcoming release, “The Magic of the New.” 

     

    http://evantyor.com 


    Fri
    06
    Mar
    2020

    Night Fishing w Levon Henry & friends Mar 6

    7:30 Doors $10.00 Suggested Donation

    'Night Fishing' is a monthly series, hosted at the Owl Music Parlor and curated by Levon Henry. Halfway between round-robin and jam-session, the evening will juxtapose solo performances against collective attempts at each others' music (and maybe some covers too).  This Month:

    Sophie Bromberg
    Blanche Brown
    Julian Cubillos
    Buz Donald
    Medha Dutt
    Levon Henry
    Maisy McVicar
    Maru Pabón
    Linton Smith
    Alena Spanger
    + Special Guests


    Sat
    07
    Mar
    2020

    Pocket Venus & Steve Salett Mar 7

    7:30 Doors $10.00 Suggested Donation

          

    Pocket Venus is Ella Hunt, a 21-year-old sing songwriter from Devon, England. She recently moved to New York, and is currently putting the finishing touches on her debut album, produced by Thomas Bartlett aka Doveman. 

    Steve Salett is a musician, songwriter, and producer. As a musician, Steve Salett occasionally performs as The Poison Tree and was formerly in the bands The King of FranceThe Kelley Deal 6000 and Deformo. He wrote the music of a musical that won the LA Film Fest— wrote a song that won the Cannes Gold Lion.  But he really just wants to sing sad songs and try to be funny.


    Sun
    08
    Mar
    2020

    Open Ground: Or Bareket & Alex Goodman album release Mar 8

    7:30 Doors $10.00 Suggested Donation

     

     
    Or Bareket Quartet
    Morgan Guerin - Tenor Sax/ EWI
    Gadi Lehavi - piano 
    Or Bareket - Bass
    Savannah Harris - Drums 
     
    Alex Goodman Quartet
    Alex Goodman - guitar
    Alex LoRe - saxophone
    Rick Rosato - bass
    Jimmy Macbride - drums
     
    Born in Jerusalem to parents of Moroccan, Iraqi, Argentinian, and Eastern European descent and raised between Buenos-Aires and Tel-Aviv, Or Bareket is currently emerging as one of the most in-demand and versatile bassists on the New York and global jazz scenes, as well as a composer/bandleader with a unique sound and aesthetic.

    Winner of the 1st prize at the International Society of Bassists' jazz competition in 2011, Or’s diverse heritage is clearly present in his playing and writing. His distinct lyricism, rhythmic dexterity, and groove-centric approach are informed by his roots, interpreted through his life-long study and appreciation of the American Jazz tradition, and distilled through his own life experience as a musical nomad.
     
     
    Winner of first prize and the Public's Choice Award at the 2014 Montreux Jazz Festival International Guitar Competition, Alex Goodman has been hailed as "a definite musical voice" (Guitar International), and as a player of “fluid lyricism” (Downbeat), “dazzling improvisational dexterity and engagingly smart composition (New York City Jazz Record). His quintet LP Bridges, was nominated for a Juno Award, Canada’s top recording honor, as the year’s best contemporary jazz album. 

    This evening will mark the launch of his new double CD Impressions in Blue and Red.


    Thu
    12
    Mar
    2020

    Sebatian Amman / Simon Jermyn

    7:30 Doors $10.00 Suggested Donation

     

    Simon's band will be S. Jeremyn (guitar)
    Chris Lightcap (bass)
    Satoshi Takeishi (drums)

    Fri
    13
    Mar
    2020

    Rema Hasumi / Ilusha Tsinadze

    7:30 Doors $10.00 Suggested Donation

      

     

    Rema Hasumi is a Brooklyn based pianist, vocalist, and improviser. The musicians she's collaborated with for various recording and performance projects include Randy Peterson, Masa Kamaguchi, Todd Neufeld, Thomas Morgan, Darius Jones, Anais Maviel, Stomu Takeishi, and many more. She continues her pursuit in finding ways to create songs where abstraction and improvisation can coexist. "Those stories sound like tales drifting out of a dream land: untethered to time and place, free-flowing and graceful, strikingly pretty, sometimes spooky, and starkly rendered." (Dan McClenaghan - All About Jazz)

     

    Singer and guitarist Ilusha Tsinadze was born in Soviet-era Georgia and emigrated with his family to the U.S. at the age of 8, where his musical upbringing consisted of punk rock, jazz and American folk tunes. Playing traditional Georgian songs in new arrangements on electric guitar and electronics, along with bassist Chris Tordini and drummer Aynsley Powell, Ilusha’s music is a true expression of a contemporary multicultural identity.


    Wed
    18
    Mar
    2020
    Fri
    20
    Mar
    2020

    Pamela Stickney's Jatakas & Raga Space Mar 20

    7:00 Doors, $10 Suggested Donation

     

    Pamelia Stickney - Jatakas Suite w/ ODES & fragments
    Chris Mannigan - Alto Sax
    Danny Tunick - Marimbas
    Pamelia - theremin + processing
    +
    Raga Space
    Latest collaboration with Sameer Gupta on tablas and Pawan Benjamin on bansuri flute 

    Fri
    20
    Mar
    2020

    Relatives Mar 20

    8:30 pm $10 Suggested Donation


    Sat
    28
    Mar
    2020

    Michael Chorney's Fish and Game // Mother Octopus Mar 28

    7:30 Doors $10.00 Suggested Donation

     

    Two Vermonters, two New Yorkers, one quartet. Rob, Dana, Michael and Tony met in the pit of the show Hadestown when it was off-Broadway. Together they have worked up a repertoire that includes material written together, tunes by Lyn and Chorney, improvisational forays and Chorney's songs. Music as pastoral and gritty as their respective homes


    Fri
    03
    Apr
    2020

    Ruby, Jesse in Grey, DPCD & Lina Tullgren Apr 3

    6:30 Doors $10.00 Suggested Donation

     

    ruby is a Brooklyn-based free-folk duo made up of violinist/composer/singer abby swidler and singer/composer kim mayo. Brought together by friendship, a shared passion for collaboration, a deep love for lyric-writing, and an experimental approach to the composing and recording process, ruby was officially born when abby and kim challenged each other to fully write and arrange one song each day for a week, which culminated in creating a piece collaboratively on their last day. Through this process, in getting to peek so intimately into each other’s songwriting instincts, and in turning their own and each others’ songs over in their hands like the stone they’re named for, they realized that their musical sensibilities complemented each other, and that they wanted to keep exploring songwriting together. 

    Their week of writing every day together birthed the seed for a collection of songs that they are preparing for their first recording, which they plan to release early 2020

    Jesse in Grey sings songs that ruminate on lost time, alternate endings, and the internal dialogue of a truly bored midwesterner.

    DPCD is the work of Illinois musician Alec Watson. Embracing the American song tradition with quiet intensity, the music contains warm repetitions on family, daily routine, and memory.  DPCD released their first album, “Good Visions,” in 2017.  Their second album, “False Virtue,” was released October 4, 2019.

    Lina Tullgren is a Queens guitar player, singer and writer . They make songs with 4 releases of varying sizes out in the world to date: an EP of sparse solo music, 2 full lengths of rock band music and a 7" of electronic pop songs written with friend and collaborator NTHNL . It's music that feels simultaneously gigantic and miniscule, quiet and loud; these songs are small attempts to understand the chaos of existence, to quiet the constant buzz in ones head . 


    Sun
    03
    May
    2020

    Brian Prunka and friends Mar 3

    7:30 doors $10.00 Suggested Donation

     

    Brian Prunka, oud; Layth Sidiq, violin; Firas Zreik, qanun; John Murchison, bass; Philip Mayer, percussion.

    Description: One of Brooklyn's most distinctive oud players, Brian Prunka will be performing his original compositions with special guests Layth Sidiq on violin and Firas Zreik on qanun, accompanied by frequent collaborators John Murchison on bass and Philip Mayer on percussion.  Layth and Firas are some of the brightest stars of a new generation of Arab musicians, and their brilliant improvisations and interpretations of Prunka's music are not to be missed.


    Sat
    16
    May
    2020

    Ali Dineen n and Sheila Anozier w Rufus Cappadocia May 16

    7:30 doors $10.00 Suggested Donation


    Thu
    21
    May
    2020

    Raf Vertessen Quartet, Ryan Power, Charlotte Jacobs May 21

    7:30 Doors $10.00 Suggested Donation



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