THEOWL-WIDE
DOORS @ 7:30 / SHOWS @ 8PM, UNLESS POSTED OTHERWISE 

PROSPECT LEFFERTS GARDENS • BROOKLYN
•• now serving beer and wine

 


RSS


Upcoming | Archive: 2017 2016 2015
    Sun
    22
    Jan
    2017

    Open Ground: Jan 22

    7:30 Doors $10.00 Suggested Donation

    Open Ground Presents:
     
    Manuel Schmiedel Trio | Ari Chersky Trio + strings
     
    ###
     

    Manuel grew up in southern Germany and moved to Berlin at age 19 to fully immerse himself into its exceptionally diverse and vital music scene. He became one of Berlin’s most sought after pianists and has performed extensively at jazz clubs and festivals all over Europe, South America and the United States. As part of the Open Ground Series at The Owl, Manuel will be making his NYC trio debut.
     
    Manuel Schmiedel - piano
    Rick Rosato - bass
    Craig Weinrib - drums
     
    Ari Chersky is a Brooklyn based Guitarist/Composer. With the addition of Viola and Cello to his trio, his "string band" further explores his interests in American improvised music, western imagery, and escapism in it's many forms.

    Ari Chersky - Guitar
    Joanna Mattrey - Viola
    Christopher Hoffman - Cello
    Ross Gallagher - Bass
    Craig Weinrib - Drums
     
     

    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


    Fri
    27
    Jan
    2017

    Mary Halvorson's Reverse Blue Jan 27

    7:30 Doors $10.00 Suggested Donation

    with Chris Speed- saxophones and clarinet; Eivind Opsvik- bass and Tomas Fujiwara- drums


    Fri
    03
    Feb
    2017

    Julian Cubillos and Evan Vidar Feb 3

    7:30 Doors $10.00 Suggested Donation


    Thu
    16
    Feb
    2017

    Dana Lyn and Kyle Sanna Feb 16


    Thu
    09
    Mar
    2017

    GAVAGAI feat.Rachel Eliza Griffiths, Kimiko Hahn, Edward Hirsch, March 9

    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:Rachel Eliza Griffiths, Kimiko Hahn, Edward Hirsch,


    Sat
    08
    Apr
    2017

    Jen Shyu April 8

    7:30 Doors $10.00 Suggested Donation


    Thu
    13
    Apr
    2017

    GAVAGAI feat.Jay Deshpande, Natalie Shapero, Rachel Hadas April 13

    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:Jay Deshpande, Natalie Shapero, Rachel Hadas,



    SHARE:


    on instagram @theowlbk ♫🌙 #theowlbk


    AVAILABLE FOR RENTAL