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    Thu
    27
    Jun
    2019

    Ali Dineen & Jon Weber / Cemre Necefbas & Clifford Cameron / Jackson Lynch June 27

    7:30 doors $10.00 Suggested Donation

     
    Ali Dineen & Jon Weber
    Singer & songwriter Ali Dineen and piano mastermind Jon Weber join forces to bring you some of Ali's most beloved selections from 1920s-1940s jazz as well as some R&B classics! Ali and Jon met while performing at a Billie Holiday tribute night, and are excited to bring you this special duet performance.
     
    Jon Weber is a New York City-based jazz pianist and composer whose compositions and performances have met critical and popular acclaim in many countries around the world. He serves as host of Piano Jazz With Jon Weber on NPR. Ali Dineen is a singer/songwriter/musician born and raised in NYC, whose lyrics poetic and deeply personal, and highlight the intersections between personal experience, larger histories, and systems of power. 
     
    Jackson Lynch
    Jackson Lynch is a New Oreans-based singer, guitarist and songwriter frequently found crooning with his band Jackson and the Janks or fiddling with the Downhill Strugglers. A seasoned interpreter of traditional American folk songs, tonight he will perform some of his favorites solo.
     
    Cemre Necefbas and Clifford Cameron formed this duo to play their all time favorite songs - which range from Beatles classics to Bowie songs sung in Portuguese, along with a few their original compositions.
     
    About Cemre Necefbas

    Born and raised in Istanbul, Turkey, vocalist Cemre Necefbas grew up loving music and singing at every chance she got. Cemre received her first national recognition as a jazz vocalist in 2012, when she won 3rd place in the Nardis Young Jazz Voice Competition. In 2013, Cemre moved to New York City upon receiving a scholarship to attend The New School. She recently graduated with two degrees: BFA in Jazz Voice and BA in Contemporary Music. Whether in a duo setting, or fronting a large ensemble, Cemre is a master of creating exciting dynamics within her voice. Cemre is currently based in New York, focusing on writing her original music and performing with various groups around the city.


    Fri
    28
    Jun
    2019

    Mirah w special guests Guidon Bear June 28

    7:30 door $15 adv/ $18 door

    https://venuepilot.co/events/26511/orders/new

     

     

    Brooklyn-based Mirah Yom Tov Zeitlyn (b. 1974, Philadelphia) creates incorruptible independent pop music defined by her graceful songwriting and adventuresome recordings. Mirah has released over a dozen solo and collaborative recordings on K Records, Kill Rock Stars and various US domestic and foreign independent labels while touring the United States, Europe, Japan, Australia and New Zealand many times since 1998. Pitchfork has praised her “incredible voice—a versatile coo that can flit from low, sultry tones to high, airy falsetto in one breath.”

    Mirah’s 6th full-length solo record, ‘Understanding’ (released September 7, 2018 on Mirah’s own imprint, Absolute Magnitude Recordings) is a conscientious return to her early unconventional recording process. The record embraces the spirited imperfection and rawness inclusive of rough first takes, natural room sounds, and a fair amount of broken equipment. Written and recorded in a time of political and personal upheaval - family illness and the death of a dear friend, all in the shadow of the 2016 presidential election and its aftermath - ‘Understanding’ presents an even hand of political themes, love songs and introspective rallying cries.

    Frequent collaborators of the years have included well-known producers Phil Elverum (The Microphones/Mount Eerie), Merrill Garbus (tUnE-yArDs), Eli Crews (The Julie Ruin), Tucker Martine, Guy Sigsworth and Calvin Johnson, songwriters and composers such as Thao Nguyen, Greg Saunier (Deerhoof), Lori Goldston, Susie Ibarra, Jherek Bischoff, Tara Jane O’Neil and Khaela Maricich (The Blow) and visual and media artists such as Anna Oxygen of Cloud Eye Control, Britta Johnson and Ginger Brooks Takahashi.


    Sat
    29
    Jun
    2019

    Pamelia Stickney's Transcendental Dissonance Quartet June 29

    7:30 Doors $10.00 Suggested Donation

     
     
    Transcendental Dissonance 
     
    Sarah Bernstein - violin
    Stuart Popejoy - piano/keys
    Danny Tunick - vibraphone
    "me on theremin + occasional processing and hopefully not too weird blabbathons in between!
     
    music- a mixup of messiaen, bartok, ravel, stravinsky, my own work sapping through the cracks "

    Sun
    30
    Jun
    2019

    Dana Lyn' Mother Octopus / Relatives Unknown 30

    7:00 doors $10.00 Suggested Donation

     

     

    Brooklyn-based composer Dana Lyn and her quintet Mother Octopus present a suite of music inspired by visual artist Jay DeFeo (1929-89), best known for her painting "The Rose", a one-ton multi-media monument that was her soul focus for eight years. 
     
    “Stunning in its beauty, yet remarkable in that it includes the dark colors of the mosaic chips as well.” George Harris, Jazz Weekly
     
    Featuring Dana Lyn (violin), Mike McGinnis (clarinets), Clara Kennedy (cello), Ty Citerman (guitar) and Patricia Brennan (vibraphone)
     
    Relatives Unknown are Alexandra Eckhardt (bass), Dan Lipton (piano) and Konrad Meissner (drums), featuring Rebecca Hall (vocals). The musicians — who have played with Sting, Sara Bareilles, Matt Nathanson, Tracy Bonham and Duncan Sheik between them — bring a rhythmic, textured, improvisatory spirit to pop tunes, jazz standards and anything in between. Their musical explorations with Rebecca Hall transpire over songs by David Byrne, Bjork, Nick Drake, Nina Simone, and Arctic Monkeys.

    Fri
    05
    Jul
    2019

    Sfyria, .michael & Ruby

    7:30 doors $10.00 Suggested Donation


    Sat
    06
    Jul
    2019

    Sami Stevens /// Kenny Warren Trio. Jul 6

    7:30 Doors $10.00 Suggested Donation

      

    Accompanied by Kazemde George on tenor saxophone, Sami Stevens gives a dynamic, playful performance of original Singer-Songwriter/Jazz/RnB music in this NYC based duo act. Supported by clear, warm tones on her keyboard, Stevens' voice delivers on minimal arrangements, cutting to the core of her intimate, lyrical writing.

    Kenny Warren will appear with Nathan Ellman-Bell on drums & Christopher Hoffman on Cello


    Sun
    07
    Jul
    2019

    Megan Burtt / Robison and Rohe Jul 7

    7:30 Doors $10.00 Suggested Donation


    Fri
    12
    Jul
    2019

    Hoot and Holler/Julia Easterlin Jul 12

    7:30 doors $10.00 Suggested Donation

     

     

    Hoot and Holler, comprised of Amy Alvey (fiddle, guitar) and Mark Kilianski (guitar, banjo) have been entertaining audiences all over the U.S. since 2013. They specialize in the soulful grit of old time Appalachian mountain music, with their original songs blending seamlessly alongside their traditional repertoire. Their tight instrumentals have been compared to past fiddle and guitar family duos like Pate and Leroy Martin or Doc and Oscar Harper. Both are equally inspired by mountain musicians like Roscoe Holcomb and Ola Belle Reed as they are to revered songsmiths like Gillian Welch and Townes Van Zandt. Instrument swapping is common during a performance between two guitars, banjo and fiddle, and fiddle and guitar. With Asheville North Carolina as their home base, they still travel most of the year and play concert halls and festivals like Old Tone Music Festival, Watermelon Park Bluegrass Festival, and the Blackpot Festival in Lafayette, Louisiana. In November 2018 they were featured artists at the Dorrigo Folk School and Festival in Australia, and 2019 they will tour the U.K. and Germany as part of the Bluegrass Jamboree.


    Sat
    13
    Jul
    2019

    Emily Frembgen, Last Kind Words

    7:30 doors $10.00 Suggested Donation

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    Thu
    18
    Jul
    2019

    tango pianist Pablo Estigarribia // Laila & Smitty Jul 18

    7:30 doors $10.00 Suggested Donation

     

     

     

     

    http://pabloestigarribia.com

    https://kennywarren.bandcamp.com


    Fri
    19
    Jul
    2019

    Alexia Avina, Laura Wolf & Alena Spanger Jul 19

    7:30 doors $10.00 Suggested Donation

          
     
    Alexia Avina
    Alexia Avina ( also of Best Fern) is a Montreal-based artist whose influence is rooted in ambient, folk, and dreampop traditions. Through the use of increasingly minimal, arrhythmic and tempo-based looping as well as ethereal melodic hooks, she balances between spaciousness and restraint. Her debut album Betting on an Island was released in February 2018 on Never Content, and will be followed by her sophomore release All That I Can’t See in March 2019.
    Press:
    Stereogum: It’s sometimes acoustic, sometimes electronic, often layered and always exceedingly lush. Betting On An Island is a cohesive soundscape that beckons listeners closer, and once you’ve listened to it a couple of times you’ll feel as if you’re sharing a secret.
    Gold Flake Paint: Evocative and tenderly paced, Avina’s new work offers glacial, spacious pop music, a drifting swirl of keys and gorgeous vocals that mostly wanders somewhat aimlessly but is occasionally held in place, little flutters of light that fix the focus momentarily like the unwavering sun suddenly catching on a wave.
     
    Alena Spanger
    Bio: Alena Spanger is a singer/pianist/songwriter from the balsam forests of Maine, now based in Brooklyn. Weaving together angular art-pop songcraft, unorthodox vocalizations, and intricate arrangements that turn from baroque complexity to visceral immediacy on a dime, Spanger's songs construct their own elaborate and immersive worlds. With her previous band—Tiny Hazard, and in her new music, Spanger explores the less familiar nooks and crannies of timbre and of psyche. As Dusted Magazine noted, "Spanger sings to provoke, not to comfort."
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    Laura Wolf
    Cellist and singer Laura Wolf Schatz uses live looping,
    effect pedals and various instruments to weave a
    penetrating world of sound. Having dabbled in classical, ambient, and rock ensembles, her solo project is a playful tribute to her diverse musical roots, deemed "beautifully immersive" and "distinctly
    enchanting" by Gold Flake Paint.  Her live loop-based performances bridge spacious experimentalism with pop-driven hooks. 
    Bandcamp:
     

    Sat
    20
    Jul
    2019

    Samoa Wilson, Emma Claye and Ali Dineen Jul 20

    7:30 doors $10.00 Suggested Donation

     

     

     

    Since she was 12 years old, Samoa Wilson has been captivating audiences with a voice the New York Times calls a “sweet, effortless, old-timey” . Raised in the riverbed of traditional North American folk music, she came up in the Boston scene, under the wing of Jug Band and Folk legend, Jim Kweskin. Their latest collaboration is a record of New Orleans tinged jazz to be released in 2020. 
    The Four O’clock Flowers, Samoa’s duo with slide guitar maestro Ernie Papa Vega, has become a staple of the thriving New York City Folk community. Her choice of repertoire makes the difference : torchy and honeyed renditions of haunting little-known tunes, from a woman’s perspective. Drawing deep from the well of traditional material, she poses a modern complaint- saluting the transformation of women’s labor and suffering into triumph.  Look out for her newest duo, Fatboy Wilson and Old Viejo Bones, who will be releasing a record in late summer, of rollicking Jug Band chestnuts from the canon and brand new original protest songs.
     
     
    Emma Claye is an up and coming actress, singer, and songwriter based in New York City. As an actress, Emma has performed in various theatre and musical theatre productions in addition to television and film. She’s studied at The New York Film Academy, Stella Adler Studio of Acting, and currently studies under Anthony Abeson. As a vocalist, Emma has performed at various venues from the Kennedy Center to Rockwood Music Hall. In addition to performing, she is also a songwriter. In 2014, she released her first EP, "Arts and Sciences", a compilation of original pop-soul and R&B songs. She recently released a new single entitled “I Imagine Love” on all major streaming platforms. Emma continues to write new music and perform in New York City, creating meaningful, honest art through music and acting.

    Sat
    27
    Jul
    2019

    Lacy Rose & Cassandra Jenkins w strings Jul 27

    7:30 doors $10.00 Suggested Donation

       


    Thu
    01
    Aug
    2019

    Steph Richards Quartet // Last Kind Words Aug 1

    7:30 doors $10.00 Suggested Donation

     

    Trumpeter Steph Richards will appear with Joshua White (piano), Stomu Takeishi (Bass) , Gerald Cleaver (drums)

    “Richards is one to watch…” –NPR’s

    “Steph Richards proved herself a virtuoso of nonlinear trumpet playing”
    — Downbeat

    “boldly inventive…Steph Richards composes in ways that standard notation could never document…” –The New York Times

    “An avant-jazz force to be reckoned with” –Brooklyn Rail

    “Steph Richards has become a cutting-edge jazz star in a New York minute”
    –Jazz Times

     

    Fri
    16
    Aug
    2019

    Shadows & Song: Ali Dineen, Marlee Miller and Kristine White Aug 16

    7:30 doors $10.00 Suggested Donation

     
     
    August 16th : Shadows & Song : A night of music and crankies!
    with joint performances by Ali Dineen, Marlee Miller and Kristine White
     
    Marlee Miller
    Marlee Miller is abundantly thrilled to be collaborating with her dearest friend Ali Dineen. Marlee makes art in many forms. She is a black queer performer, dramaturg, puppeteer based in Brooklyn.  She draws inspiration for her work from love, dreams, social justice, and the process of exploring identity. She also attributes a large part of her artistic influence to dancing with her chosen family, writing her signature love letters, Nikki Giovanni, and crying while drinking wine in the shower at 2am. She is currently working on a children's puppet show with Drama of Works, as well as writing a manuscript in which she responds to the work of Audre Lorde
     
    Kristi White
    Kristine White is a visual artist, puppeteer, and singer from Toronto, Ontario. She is compelled by stories that are timeless and universal, especially those that have been passed down by oral and musical traditions. 
     
    “Casting Shadows” is a series of live shadow animations created to illustrate interpretations of old Irish, English, and early settler-American folk ballads, sung by Kristine and accompanying musicians. 

    Fri
    16
    Aug
    2019

    Ali Dineen with Marlee Miller & Kristi White

    7:30 doors $10.00 Suggested Donation

     

    Ali presents a "special night of poetry, music and crankies! with Marlee Miller (poet and writer genius) and Kristi White"

     

    Kristine White is a visual artist, puppeteer, and singer from Toronto, Ontario. She is compelled by stories that are timeless and universal, especially those that have been passed down by oral and musical traditions. 
     
    “Casting Shadows” is a series of live shadow animations created to illustrate interpretations of old Irish, English, and early settler-American folk ballads, sung by Kristine and accompanying musicians. 

    Fri
    06
    Sep
    2019

    Ilusha Tsinadze & Eva Salina Sept 6

    7:30 doors $10.00 Suggested Donation

       

     

    Singer and guitarist Ilusha Tsinadze was born in Soviet-era Georgia and emigrated to the U.S. at the age of 8. His second album, Yes & No, is a musical conversation between the contemporary sounds of Brooklyn and the traditional music his family left behind in Georgia.

    Ilusha has become recognized for his distinct interpretations of Georgia folk music following his first album, Deda Ena (Mother Tongue), the wildly successful single, Mokhevis Kalo Tinao, and tours across the U.S., including a 2018 performance at Carnegie Hall. With a background in jazz and many years spent playing in the NYC music scene, he has found his own voice in the rich musical traditions of his ancestors.

    Eva Salina is a renowned singer, interpreter, and teacher of traditional and traditionally-based Balkan music. Nurtured through years of mentorship by some of the greatest living Balkan musicians, Eva has devoted her life to the longevity and evolution of East European musical traditions.  Born in California and based in Brooklyn for the last 9 years, in addition to her performance projects Eva is an experienced, devoted educator working internationally as a vocal instructor and consultant.  Eva’s latest record, LEMA LEMA: Eva Salina sings Šaban Bajramović, a tribute to the legendary Serbian Romani singer, was released on Vogiton Records (February 2016) to great critical acclaim.  



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