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  • Thu
    01
    Dec
    2022

    Nightfishing w Levon Henry Dec 1

    7:30 Doors 8:00 Show

    $12.00 suggested donation

    The saxophonist/songwriter Levon Henry returns to The Owl with this collaborative residency, with a different cast and structure every show. 

     
  • Fri
    02
    Dec
    2022

    Katy Pinke / Jackie West / Cosmo Dec 2

    7:30 Door 8:00 Show $12.00 suggested donation

     

    Jackie West is a Brooklyn based musician who’s first EP was released in February 2022 on Westernesse Records a Paris-based sub label of New York’s 22twenty Records. Jackie writes songs that revolve around the sensation of perpetual longing and that playful sadness one may feel living within ancient and ever-expanding time. With the help of some friends, Jackie is in the process of recording her debut full length album.

    Cosmo is the instrumental project of Jesse Harris (guitar/composer), Jeremy Gustin (drums), and Will Graefe (guitar) – joined for this show by James Buckley (bass) and Shahzad Ismaily (keys). 

  • Sat
    03
    Dec
    2022

    James Carney Quartet / Sivan Arbel Dec 3

    7:30 Door 8:00 Show $12.00 suggested donation

    Pianist James Carney will play with Ravi Coltrane, Sax; Dezron Douglas, bass; and Tom Rainey, drums.

    Sivan Arbel, “a singer with an angelic, elastic tone​” (All About Jazz), is an Israeli Vocalist, Composer, and Arranger, a worldwide performer and an effervescent talent on the international jazz scene. Her original music, arrangements and lyrics open a window into her rich inner world. She playfully layers her artistic expressions with her love for jazz and other diverse musical influences that are grounded in her Israeli roots and global travels. As a performer, Sivan lights the room and rivets audiences as she fuses her distinct rhythm and groove with scat improvisation, movement and dance.

    Sivan Arbel – Voice, Nick Hetko – Piano , Sam Weber – Bass, Ronen Itzik – Drums 
  • Sun
    04
    Dec
    2022

    Joe Moffet / Sam Decker / Kenny Warren's Sweet World Dec 4

    7:30 Door 8:00 Show $12.00 suggested donation

    Sweet World delivers a brand new set of compositions by trumpeter Kenny Warren. Lyrical and rhythmically driven noise/jazz with it’s gaze toward the transcendental. Christopher Hoffman on cello and Nathan Ellman-Bell on drums.
  • Wed
    07
    Dec
    2022

    Jenni Quilter Book Launch Party Dec 7

    Doors 7:00 PM

    Join Jenni Quilter to celebrate the publication of Hatching: Experiments in Motherhood and Technology, which is being released December 6th by Riverhead Books. Hatching is a provocative examination of reproductive technologies that questions our understanding of fertility, motherhood, and the female body. Jenni Quilter teaches at NYU, where she is the Executive Director of the Expository Writing Program. There will be music, reading, some discussion, and a lot of celebrating! 

  • Thu
    08
    Dec
    2022

    Rebecca El-Saleh-Dan Knishkowy duo/ Carmen Q. Rothwell/ Minor Moon Dec 8

    7:30 Door 8:00 Show $12.00 suggested donation

  • Fri
    09
    Dec
    2022

    Dave Douglas Quintet // DDQ + Oren O'Blivion Dec 9

    7:30 Door 8pm Show

    Limited seating!  tickets here:  https://fontmusic.org/product/12-9-ddq/

     

    photo: Josh Seiden
    Dave Douglas Quintet with Jon Irabagon, Matt Mitchell, Matt Penman, Rudy Royston will give the first public performances of their new album Songs of Ascent(Greenleaf Music). In the second set they will support Oren Bloedow in a VSOP performance of new songs and concepts.
    Admission by donation to Festival Of New Trumpet Music (tax deductible) $20 and up.  All proceeds benefit emerging and pioneering music involving the trumpet

     

  • Sat
    10
    Dec
    2022

    Dave Douglas Quintet // DDQ + Oren O'Blivion Dec 10

    7:30 Door 8pm Show

    Limited Seating! tickets here: https://fontmusic.org/product/12-10-ddq/

    photo: Josh Seiden
    Dave Douglas Quintet with Jon Irabagon, Matt Mitchell, Matt Penman, Rudy Royston will give the first public performances of their new album Songs of Ascent(Greenleaf Music). In the second set they will support Oren Bloedow in a VSOP performance of new songs and concepts.
    Admission by donation to Festival Of New Trumpet Music (tax deductible) $20 and up.  All proceeds benefit emerging and pioneering music involving the trumpet

     

     

     

  • Sun
    11
    Dec
    2022

    Jess Nolan, Jean Rohe, Maya de Vitry Dec 11

    7:30 Door 8:00 Show $12.00 suggested donation

       

    Singer/songwriter Jess Nolan is an old soul channeling a diverse palate of creative forces. A skilled keyboardist, poet, and painter hailing from small-town New Jersey, she gained quick momentum when she moved to Nashville and won Lightning 100 and BMI’s fan-voted Music City Big Break competition. Jess is a frequent community collaborator and can be found writing, recording or onstage with an array of artists including Jenny Lewis, Joy Oladokun, Katie Pruitt and more. Since 2018, she’s mentored for the non-profit Girls Write Nashville which aims to cultivate empowered expression and a positive, safe space for teen girls. Jess’s debut album, From Blue to Gold, is available everywhere now and serves as a timeless reminder that through the convergence of intuition, skill, and community, there is an undeniable beauty in art that honestly reflects the human experience. “She reminds me of a modern-day Carole King.” – Ana Lee, WMOT Roots Radio

    Jean Rohe writes one-of-a-kind narrative songs, concerned as much with the interior lives of her narrators as with the wider forces that shape their lives. Her work spans evening-long concept shows to participatory, impromptu street protest tunes, and is both personal and timely, the product of nearly two decades of practice in New York’s wide-ranging music, art, and activist communities. 

     
    Born and raised in Lancaster, PA, Maya de Vitry first traveled and performed as a fiddling street musician, and then in bars, theaters, and on festival stages as a founding member of The Stray Birds. Now based in Nashville, TN, her musical heart is anchored in a deep love of song-makers like John Prine and Townes Van Zandt, emotive vocalists like Nine Simone and Bonnie Raitt, and the traditional music of Southern Appalachia.  With Joel Timmons – guitar, vocals; Shelby Means – bass, percussion, vocals; Charlie Muench – bass, banjo, vocals and Jason Burger – drums, vocals
  • Thu
    15
    Dec
    2022

    Bergamot Quartet & Eli Greenhoe Dec 15

    7:30 Door 8:00 Show $12.00 suggested donation

  • Fri
    16
    Dec
    2022

    Nino Soberin / Dig Nitty / Katy Rea Dec 16

    7:30 Door 8:00 Show $12.00 suggested donation

       

    Nino Soberin is an experimental cellist and composer from Texas who has performed and written for several acts of varying styles including collaborations with members of Balmorhea, Swans, Xiu Xiu, Molly Burch, and others. They live in Philadelphia where they sell culinary mushrooms at the farmer’s market on the weekend.

    Dig Nitty is warm, warbly, angular music – songs written by Erin McGrath and played with Adam Brisbin, Bernardo Ochoa, Mikey Buishas and friends. 

    Katy Rea’s debut album, The Urge That Saves You was recorded entirely live in Brooklyn. The empath rock, hook-filled record provides plenty to cling to all while splitting off into cinematic, dark psychedelia. The seamless shifts transpire masterfully, a unique mark of Rea’s talents. Her lead vocal is intense, melodic, and endlessly dynamic. This coupled with the touching restraint of the talented musicians joining her who’ve played with the likes of Angel Olsen, Fleet Foxes, Widowspeak, and more makes for a timeless collection of what Rea calls “premonitions, prayers, and warnings.” She is inspired to continue engineering and producing future albums on her own. In ways, The Urge That Saves You sounds to Rea like a Katy who was meeting herself for the first time.
    Coming November 11th, 2022
  • Sat
    17
    Dec
    2022

    River Ramirez / Katie Von Schleicher / youbet Dec17

    7:30 Door 8:00 Show $12.00 suggested donation

      

    youbet writes, “music and friendship ”  (lol) 

  • Sun
    18
    Dec
    2022

    Sammy Weissberg / p.l.u.t.o.n.e.s.s. / Allegra Krieger Dec 18

    7:30 Door 8:00 Show $12.00 suggested donation

       

  • Thu
    22
    Dec
    2022

    Caroline Kuhn, Grey McMurray, Drinking Bird Dec 22

    7:30 Door 8:00 Show $12.00 suggested donation

        

  • Fri
    23
    Dec
    2022

    An Howliday Extravanganza with Akie Bermiss, Elizabeth Ziman, Adam Minkoff, Charlie Burnham, Oren 0'Blivion, Alec Spiegelman and more! Dec 23

    7:30 Door 8:00 Show $12.00 suggested donation

  • Thu
    29
    Dec
    2022

    Dustin Carlson / Alfonso Cid and Adrian Alvarado

    7:30 Door 8:00 Show $12.00 suggested donation

    Alfonso Mogaburo Cid was born on September 25th, 1969 and raised in Seville, the heartland of Flamenco music. His mother, an amateur singer from Triana, a Flamenco enclave in Seville, and his grandfather, an aficionado of Flamenco were his earliest influences. Alfonso has toured extensively throughout Latin-America, Europe and the USA and is a centrifical force in the New York Flamenco Scene.

    Dustin Carlson Quartet Features Satoshi Takeishi, Sivan Arbel and Kenneth Jimenez.  “DUSTIN CARLSON’S MUSIC BESPEAKS A FASCINATION WITH THE MANY VARIETIES OF TIME, ITS COLORS, FLAVORS, DENSITIES, TEXTURES; THE MOTIONS OF TIME, ITS EXTREMES OF SLOW GROWTH AND QUICK CHANGE”. -Michael Attias
     
     
  • Fri
    30
    Dec
    2022

    Camilla Ortiz / TBA Dec 30

    7:30 Door 8:00 Show $12.00 suggested donation

  • Thu
    05
    Jan
    2023

    Adam Levy's Mint Imperials • Morley & Chris Jan 5

    7:30 Door 8:00 Show $12.00 suggested donation

    Morley and Chris Bruce create global, earthy, ethereal stories in praise of courage, vulnerability, resistance, dignity and love. Joined by bassist Ross Gallagher and Yuval Lion, drums.

    Adam Levy vocal & guitar • Andy Hess Fender bass • Tony Mason drums

  • Fri
    06
    Jan
    2023

    Ambient Pasta presents Rain Johannes & special guests Jan 6

    7:30 Door 8:00 Show $12.00 suggested donation
  • Fri
    06
    Jan
    2023

    Ambient Pasta presents Rain Johannes and friends Jan 6

    7:30 Door 8:00 Show $12.00 suggested donation
  • Thu
    12
    Jan
    2023

    Levon Henry Presents, Jan 12

    7:30 Doors 8:00 Show

    $12.00 suggested donation

    The saxophonist/songwriter Levon Henry hosts a collaborative monthly residency, with a different cast and structure every show.

     
  • Fri
    13
    Jan
    2023

    Ross Martin and Grant Gordy • Jacob Joliff & Wyndham Baird Jan 13

    7:30 Door 8:00 Show $12.00 suggested donation
  • Thu
    19
    Jan
    2023

    Crosslegged, Elizabeth & the Catapult, Orependola

    7:30 Door 8:00 Show $12.00 suggested donation

  • Sun
    22
    Jan
    2023

    Mariel May, / Atlantic Collective Jan 22

    7:30 Door 8:00 Show $12.00 suggested donation
     

    Atlantic Collective is an adaptive, flexible chamber ensemble performing concert music that explores social and cultural themes. Formed during the COVID-19 pandemic, each musician has worked collaboratively or professionally with one another in various classical, contemporary, and pop music settings. As an ensemble, Atlantic Collective seeks to invigorate classical and contemporary repertoire by performing works from around the globe that illustrate our common humanity. Atlantic Collective’s varied instrumentation allows for performances to be a multi-sonic experience, drawing the listener in with an array of voicings and textures on a single program. Tonight, the collective presents “Mixtape”, a collection of short works and movements in a variety of instrument configurations reflecting the mood of the times. It’s like your iPod shuffle has started working again and has come to life in concert form.

    New York native Mariel Mayz is a sought-after composer, pianist, educator, and administrator. She has been commissioned by American Opera Projects, the Hunter Opera Theater, Latin Grammy nominee João Luiz, and many others. Mariel is an Adjunct Professor of Music Theory and lecturer for the Arts Management & Leadership Certificate at CUNY Hunter College and pursuing a PhD in Composition and Theory at Brandeis University. She serves as the Co-Founder and Associate Director of Porto Pianofest based in Porto, Portugal. She will be presenting the music from her debut album Cuban Sketches for Piano, which was released in September 2022 by the ZOHO music label. The album features premiere recordings of the piano music of legendary Cuban composer Leo Brouwer, as well as original compositions and arrangements.

  • Fri
    27
    Jan
    2023

    Rachel Sumner / Brittany Ann Tranbaugh Jan 27

    7:30 Door 8:00 Show $12.00 suggested donation

       

     

    With songs as sweet and biting as the nectar and venom in her voice, Rachel Sumner has been captivating audiences throughout the northeast with her Boston based string band, Traveling Light. While their instrumentation and textures show roots deep in bluegrass and traditional folk music, Sumner’s lyric-forward writing and penchant for snaking chord progressions demand something beyond folk conventions, highlighting the acrobatic range of her brilliant bandmates Kat Wallace (fiddle/harmonies) and Mike Siegel (upright bass).

    Brittany Ann Tranbaugh is a songwriter from Philadelphia, PA. Her queer country song “Kiss You” won Song of the Year in the 2021 John Lennon Songwriting Contest.

  • Sun
    29
    Jan
    2023

    Michael Sarian / Amir El-Saffar

    7:30 Door 8:00 Show $12.00 suggested donation

     

    Trumpeter and composer Michael Sarian has been praised for his “unique compositional and instrumental voice… reminiscent of [his] lyrical contemporaries such as Ralph Alessi, Ambrose Akinmusire or Avishai Cohen.” (Friedrich Kunzmann, AAJ) Born in Toronto and raised in Buenos Aires, Michael relocated to NYC in 2012, and has performed at some of the most iconic international stages, including the Montreux Jazz Festival, the Kennedy Center, Teatro Colón in Argentina, the Blue Note Jazz Club, Jazz at Lincoln Center, BRIC JazzFest, and Central Park SummerStage. He has appeared on WNYC’s Soundcheck with John Schaefer, NPR’s World Cafe, and many more.

    Amir ElSaffar has been described as “uniquely poised to reconcile jazz and Arabic music,” (the Wire) and “one of the most promising figures in jazz today” (Chicago Tribune). ElSaffar has created techniques to play microtones and ornaments idiomatic to Arabic music that are not typically heard on the trumpet. He is also one of the few musicians in his generation to master the centuries-old Iraqi maqam tradition, which he performs actively as a vocalist and santur player, merging it with contemporary Western harmony. ElSaffar has received the Doris Duke Performing Artist Award, a US Artists Fellowship, and a Hodder Fellowship at Princeton University.

    www.michaelsarian.com

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  • Fri
    03
    Feb
    2023

    Alec Spiegelman, Stephen Becker, Good Intentions Feb 3

    7:30 Door 8:00 Show $12.00 suggested donation

  • Tue
    14
    Feb
    2023

    special Valentine's Day show with The Point and Caleb Curtis

    7:00 Door 7:30pm Show

    The Point is a synchronized live performance of the entire Harry Nilsson opus with the charming film projected on the Owl’s new theater-size screen.  A perfect date!

  • Sat
    18
    Feb
    2023

    FP/TBA tbc

  • Thu
    23
    Feb
    2023

    Clarice Jensen / Clerida Eltime / GADADU Feb 23

    7:30 Door 8:00 Show $12.00 suggested donation

      

    Clarice Jensen is a composer and cellist based in New York who graduated with a BM and MM from the Juilliard School. As a solo artist, Clarice has developed a distinctive compositional approach, improvising and layering her cello through shifting loops and a chain of electronic effects to open out and explore a series of rich, drone-based sound fields. Pulsing, visceral and full of color, her work is deeply immersive, marked by a wonderful sense of restraint and an almost hallucinatory clarity. Meditative yet with a sculptural sharpness and rigor that sets it apart from the swathe of New Age / DIY droners, she has forged a very elegant and precise vision.

    Clerida Eltimé has made her mark in classical, pop, and hip hop music, performing with artists including Frank Ocean, J.Cole, Nas, Solange and the legendary Stevie Wonder. She has performed at prestigious venues such as Madison Square Garden, Carnegie Hall, Central Park’s SummerStage and The Museum of Modern Art. Clerida also performed a blind audition for NBC’s The Voice in early 2020. She just wrapped up an off-Broadway musical where she doubled playing cello and electric bass. Clérida’s primary studies were with Julia Lichten, of the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra and is a graduate of Purchase College (BM’ – Cello Performance).

    With a kaleidoscopic sense of time and texture, GADADU weaves odd-meter grooves, synth-spiked orchestral arrangements, and unorthodox song forms into a dreamy, soulful sound. Founded in 2013 by Hannah Selin (voice, viola) and Nicki Adams (keys/synths), GADADU also features the sounds and talents of bandmates Patrick Adams (trumpet), Ayumi Ishito (tenor sax), Daniel Stein (bass) and Arthur Vint (drums). GADADU has released three full-length albums: The Weatherman Is Wrong (2022), Outer Song (2018), and And I See Night (2015). Their new album moves between the natural and the supernatural, staying true to their live sound while traveling through expanded soundscapes of strings, field recordings, synths, and vocals.

  • Wed
    29
    Mar
    2023

    Laura Viers with Katy Pinke. $20 adv / $25 door

    7:30 doors 8:00 Show

    tickets:  https://www.venuepilot.co/events/64511/orders/new

    This special performance by Laura Veirs will gather those who played on her most recent album Found Light—co-producer Shahzad Ismaily (drums, keys), Sam Amidon (fiddle, vocals) Karl Blau (bass, vocals) and Charlotte Greve (sax, vocals)—together for their first live performance of the entire album, alongside a set of Veirs’ greatest hits. This is Veirs’ only State-side full band show.

    “On the edge of this vibrant new world, Veirs names everything she feels and sees, with breakthrough frankness and the occasional whip-sting of vengeance, and it’s thrilling to share in that freedom with her.” – Pitchfork (10 Best Reviewed Albums of the Week)

    “…Found Light plunges us headlong into Veirs’ discoveries, which she elucidates with trademark nuance as well as a newly honed way with a gut punch…Intimate and profound, it is a powerful document of self-discovery” – NPR Music

    “…fittingly reinvigorated and inspired.” – The New York Times

     

     

  • Thu
    30
    Mar
    2023

    Laura Viers with Jackie West March 30. $20 adv / $25 door

    7:30 doors 8:00 Show

    Sold Out!  See second show added for Wednesday the 29th.

    This special performance by Laura Veirs will gather those who played on her most recent album Found Light—co-producer Shahzad Ismaily (drums, keys), Sam Amidon (fiddle, vocals) Karl Blau (bass, vocals) and Charlotte Greve (sax, vocals)—together for their first live performance of the entire album, alongside a set of Veirs’ greatest hits. This is Veirs’ only State-side full band show.

    “On the edge of this vibrant new world, Veirs names everything she feels and sees, with breakthrough frankness and the occasional whip-sting of vengeance, and it’s thrilling to share in that freedom with her.” – Pitchfork (10 Best Reviewed Albums of the Week)

    “…Found Light plunges us headlong into Veirs’ discoveries, which she elucidates with trademark nuance as well as a newly honed way with a gut punch…Intimate and profound, it is a powerful document of self-discovery” – NPR Music

    “…fittingly reinvigorated and inspired.” – The New York Times

     

  • Fri
    05
    May
    2023

    Alec Spiegelman / Rachel Baiman May 5


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