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    Thu
    01
    Mar
    2018

    Aaron Irwin /Sebastien Ammann's Color Wheel Mar 1

    7:30 $10.00 suggested donation

     

    Aaron Irwin Sextet:
    Aaron Irwin - clarinet
    Peter Hess - clarinet / tenor saxophone
    Matthew McDonald - trombone
    Emily Wong - french horn
    Terry McManus - guitar
    Gary Wang - bass
     
     
    "The balance between the composed and improvised is finely wrought, making the line between them virtually invisible, with the only giveaway being larger structure which is uses the familiar recapitulation. The cumulative effect...is a quiet intensity, almost an eavesdropping of a private conversation. Emotionally complex while being aurally transparent, the music ends up feeling like an long-gone acquaintance who has been missed, but whose newly-found presence is immediately comfortable. Strange, but wonderful."
    - All About Jazz (Bud Kopman)
     

     

    "Active since 2012, Color Wheel creates a world of sound in the moment that is continously in movement, looking simultaneously to the past and to the future. While rooted in improvised music, jazz and classical music, the music recalls at times Ornette Coleman, John Cage, Paul Bley or Anton Webern. Color Wheel released their first record on Skirl Records in February of 2017."
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    Color Wheel

    Michaël Attias - alto saxophone
    Sebastien Ammann - piano, composition
    Noah Garabedian - bass
    Gerald Cleaver - drums
     
     
     

    Fri
    02
    Mar
    2018

    Lau Noa and Innov Gnawa - Mar 2

    7:30 Doors $10.00 Suggested Donation

    Lau Noah (Spain 1994) isa Brooklyn based storyteller. She has recently found the deepest way to express her tales in the harmonic tapestry that a guitar and a voice, intertwined, create. Through several musical influences and four languages that bring widely diverse qualities to the music, Noah travels from multi instrumentalist, film scorer, composer to writer, painter and teacher with the endeavor of using Art as a shelter where the colors of the dark and the light naturally reconcile.

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    Sat
    03
    Mar
    2018

    Töth w Joanna Sternberg & Clarice Jensen Mar 3

    7:30 $10.00 suggested donation

     
     
     
     
     Tōth is a new project of Brooklyn multi-instrumentalist songwriter Alex Toth, known for collaborating and writing with Kimbra, Alexander F, Rubblebucket, Cuddle Magic, and others. As Tōth, he presents his most vulnerable songs and performances yet, often sung in a style reminiscent of Arthur Russell, while also adding trumpet loops and guitar. Tōth is finishing his debut album now with mixer Andrew Sarlo (Big Thief, Nick Hakim).

    "Toth is one of the least complacent songwriters around" - Stereogum

    "A talent gold mine" - Bob Boilen, NPR

    Facebook.com/tothtunes
    https://www.instagram.com/tothtunes/
     
    Clarice Jensen is the artistic director of ACME, the American Contemporary Music Ensemble. A graduate of The Juilliard School, she studied with Joel Krosnick, Harvey Shapiro and has taken master classes with many composers such as Milton Babbitt, Elliott Carter and Roger Reynolds. Recording artists she has collaborated with include Jóhann Jóhannsson, Stars of the Lid, Owen Pallett, Max Richter, Tyondai Braxton and numerous others. Her most recent performances include concerts at The Kings Theatre, Elbphilharmonie (Hamburg), Disney Hall, Benaroya Hall, The Sydney Opera House, Big Ears Festival, Duke Performances, BAM, (le) Poisson Rouge, Roulette, and the Isamu Noguchi Museum. Recording collaborations have been released on Deutsche Grammophone, Kranky, Warp, Matador, Brassland, Domino, Merge, Jagjaguwar, Domino, New World, 4AD and many others.

    Wed
    07
    Mar
    2018

    Gina Leishman 'Geography' / Joy Askew Mar 7

    7:30 Doors $10.00 Suggested Donation

    GEOGRAPHY is 12 encounters with landscapes both beloved and unknown.  Her 4th “solo” album, she is once again supported by a stellar list of NY musicians including Doug Wieselman, Dana Lyn, Marika Hughes, Greg Cohen, Charlie Burnham, Matt Munisteri,  Kenny Wollesen and others - as many as possible promising to show up for this evening.  Ms. Leishman, a composer, multi-instrumentalist and singer, is also known for co-leading Kamikaze Ground Crew, and Mr. Wau Wa.

    Joy Askew

    Originally from the North of England, Joy Askew has made New York City her home for over 30 years. Although her early influences were Miles Davis, Hendrix, Peter Green and American and English blues singers, Joy eventually became a singer/songwriter and also arranges for brass. She recorded her fifth album of original songs "Queen Victoria", with The Brighouse & Rastrick Brass Band from Yorkshire England.

    In the 80’s & 90’s Joy was the keyboard player with such luminary artists as Joe Jackson, Peter Gabriel, Laurie Anderson, Jack Bruce and Rodney Crowell and in 1986  appeared in Laurie Anderson's quintessential movie “Home Of The Brave”.

    At The Owl Music Parlor Askew will play songs solo, old, current and brand new.


    Thu
    08
    Mar
    2018

    Kane Mathis & Andreas Arnold March 8

    7:30 Doors $10.00 Suggested Donation

    KANE MATHIS presents original material in ensemble format highlighting the 21-string West African Harp, Kora and the Middle-Eastern Lute, Oud. Kane has been studying kora and oud both for 20 years with some of the top performers in their respective traditions and is a recipient of the Earshot Jazz album of the year award and a Chamber Music America Award winner. www.kanemathis.com

    Kane Mathis - kora & oud
    Moto Fukushima - bass
    Rich Stein - percussion
     
    ANDREAS ARNOLD expresses himself through a musical kaleidoscope that reflects his dedication to the sophisticated yet soulful art of flamenco guitar from Spain, the classical traditions of his homeland Germany and jazz from the US where he has been living for the last decade. He recorded his last album Ojos Cerrados alongside Carles Benavent, legendary and longtime bass player of Paco de Lucia and will present a new record in fall 2018. www.andreasrnold.info

    Andreas Arnold - flamenco guitar
    Jeremy Smith - cajon

    Fri
    09
    Mar
    2018

    Gentlemen Prefer Hanes Mar 9

    7:30 Doors $10.00 Suggested Donation


    Sat
    10
    Mar
    2018

    Allegra Krieger & Noah Harley Mar 10

    7:30 Doors $10.00 Suggested Donation

     

    On Allegra Krieger:  A considered, experimental, and emotional approach to folk which sees her incorporate self-reflective lyrics, avant-garde musical flourishes, and an approach to melody that is reminiscent, but not derivative, of Joni Mitchell.There is a world-weariness and weight to her music that some musicians spend a lifetime trying to imbue into their music." - Jamie Coughlan (of Overblown). 

     

    Noah Harley plays traditional and original country and folk tunes, with a wee bit of surf thrown in to keep audiences in deep water. A real, live son of a children’s musician and storyteller, Harley began playing music publicly in Berlin, Germany, as the banjo player in The Cowboy Killers. Since returning to the States, Harley has toured up, down, around, back, and forth across the U.S., with numerous bandidos, including Tik Tok Laboratories, Ommie Wise, and most recently with Spirit Family Reunion. Today he forms one-half, and sometimes one third of The Horse Eyed Men. 

     


    Thu
    15
    Mar
    2018

    The Ives of March w Maya Bennardo 3/15

    7:30 Doors $10.00 Suggested Donation

     

    The Ives of March is an annual event hosted by Maya Bennardo and Karl Larson to celebrate the exhilarating and eccentric music of Charles Ives. 

     
    Program:
     
    Sonata No. 3 for violin and piano
    Piano Trio, Op. 86 w/ special guest, Zan Berry
    Sonata No. 4 for violin and piano
     
    Violinist Maya Bennardo is an active performer and teacher living in Brooklyn, NY. Maya is passionate about opening the dialogue between composers and performers, and is devoted to performing music of the present. She is a founding member of the violin/viola duo andPlay, an ensemble that works to commission new works and perform lesser-known pieces for their instrumentation. She has worked with new music ensembles such as Ensemble Signal, ensemble mise-en, Nouveau Classical Project, Hotel Elefant, Contemporaneous, Mimesis Ensemble, and [Switch~ Ensemble]. She graduated from NYU with a Master of Music and the Oberlin Conservatory of Music with a Bachelor of Music. She studied with Gregory Fulkerson at both institutions.
     
     
    Brooklyn-based pianist Karl Larson is a specialist in the music of our time. Consistently presenting adventurous programs, Larson regularly performs across the United States. Recent performances of note include appearances at EMPAC, the Guggenheim Museum, and MoMA. Karl has collaborated with many highly regarded members of his field. He frequently performs with his trio, Bearthoven, and has also recently appeared with the Bang on a Can All-Stars, Ensemble Signal, and the American Composers Orchestra. Larson has released recordings on Cantaloupe Music, New Focus Recordings, and GALTTA Media, and he holds a DMA in Contemporary Music Performance from Bowling Green State University
     
    New England based cellist, Zan Berry, is a passionate and creative musician who weaves together diverse musical interests in his work as a performer and teacher. He tries to perform the works of living composers as much as possible.  He has participated in music festivals, including Bang on a Can, New Music on the Point, and Fresh Inc and has played with members of the JACK Quartet, Bang on a Can All Stars, and Fifth House Ensemble. Zan currently holds the Urban Musical Fellowship at Community MusicWorks, a non-profit organization based in Providence, RI that builds a cohesive urban community through free musical performances and educational programs.

     

     


    Fri
    06
    Apr
    2018

    Kim Anderson w Special guest Ryan Dugre 04/06

    7:30 $10.00 suggested donation

     

    http://ryandugre.com/About


    Sat
    14
    Apr
    2018

    Trio Love Call

    7:30 $10.00 suggested donation

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    Brian Drye - Trombone
    Hank Roberts - Cello
    Ches Smith - Congas

     

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