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    Sun
    19
    May
    2019

    Open Ground : André Carvalho & SLUGish Ensemble May 19

    7:30 Doors $10.00 Suggested Donation

     
     
    André Carvalho Group - Album Release
    Oskar Stenmark - trumpet
    Jeremy Powell - saxophone
    André Matos - guitar
    André Carvalho - double bass
    Rodrigo Recabarren - drums
     
     
    Steven Lugerner's SLUGish
    Steven Lugerner - Bass Clarinet & Baritone Saxophone
    Gregg Belisle-Chi -guitar
    Caili O'Doherty - Piano
    Martin Nevin - Bass
    Michael W. Davis - Drums
     
    Inspired by the amazing masterpiece by Hieronymus Bosch - "The Garden of Earthly Delights" - bassist : André Carvalho presents his third album as leader. André wrote a Suite that serves as an invitation for a journey. Shifting between softness and harshness, simplicity and complexity, harmony and conflict, the music flows between landscapes inspired by the triptych. 
    The Suite wanders between antagonistic dichotomies like improvised vs. composed music, influenced by Jazz and Contemporary music.
     
    Visiting from California, SLUGish Ensemble is an amoeba-like band under the direction of composer & multi-instrumentalist Steven Lugerner. Their music utilizes traditional acoustic instruments to create layers of pocketed-grooves and melodies that blur the lines between pop, rhythm & blues, jazz improvisation and minimalism. SLUGish Ensemble’s debut album was named one of “The Best Jazz Albums of 2018” by Bandcamp, while Jazziz Magazine describes the album as “Northern California’s less extravagant answer to LA’s thriving crossover jazz-scene… original, earnest and immediate.”

    Thu
    23
    May
    2019

    Wayne Horvitz & Sara Schoenbeck // Hank Roberts May 23

    7:30 doors $10.00 Suggested Donation

     

     

    WHSS DUO is Sara Schoenbeck (Bassoon) and Wayne Horvitz (Piano, Electronics).


    Sara Schoenbeck (Bassoon) and Wayne Horvitz (Piano, Electronics) first met as performers at the company style improvisation festival “Time Flies” in Vancouver B.C. in 2000.They have been frequent collaborators ever since in The Gravitas Quartet, Some Places Are Forever Afternoon, and numerous improvised collectives and performances. They are dedicating their long time collaboration to duo spaces of original music and improvisation. A study of the crossroads where texture and extended technique meet with and support the expression of melody and song.


    Fri
    24
    May
    2019

    Jean Rohe/ Dana Lyn and Kyle Sanna

    7:30 doors $10.00 Suggested Donation


    Sat
    25
    May
    2019

    Julian Lage & Jorge Roeder / Margaret Glaspy May 25

    7:30 Doors


    Thu
    30
    May
    2019

    Akie Bermiss Trio featuring Candice Corbin May 30

    7:30 Doors $15 adv. /$18 door

    https://venuepilot.co/events/25335/orders/new

     

     


    Fri
    31
    May
    2019

    Elysian Fields 5.31

    7:30 Doors $15 adv. /$18 door

    https://venuepilot.co/events/25185/orders/new

    photo: Michael Lavine

    Jennifer Charles and Oren Bloedow are the writers who make up the critically-acclaimed, little known (at least in their own country) band that formed in New York in the late ’90s and went on to develop a cult following of faithful fans around the world. After a dalliance with a major label for their first album in 1996, Elysian Fields recorded their second full-length with Steve Albini, generating a response from the label that had the band asking to be released from their contract. They went on to forge a path outside of the mainstream, recording with a number of independent labels over the years, most recently for Microcultures in France and Ojet in the US.  Jennifer and Oren are also known for their work outside of Elysian Fields, recording two albums of Sephardic diaspora music on John Zorn’s Tzadik label under the name La Mar Enfortuna.

    Jennifer was part of the supergroup Lovage along with Dan the Automator and Mike Patton, and has appeared on countless recordings, including those of French stars Jean-Louis Murat and Wax Tailor, and experimental composer JG Thirlwell. She has also maintained a career in theater alongside music, with leading roles in numerous Off-Broadway productions over the years, including the Pultizer Prize-winning “Angel’s Bone” in 2017. Oren has served as a secret musical weapon for a host of artists, from Meshell Ndegeocello to Anohni. He was the bassist for the legendary New York band Lounge Lizards, and guitarist for the original Broadway production of Fela! in 2010. Jennifer and Oren have also composed together for theater and dance pieces, and their music has appeared in television, film, and commercials around the world. Elysian Fields regularly tours in Europe, where their most loyal following can be found in France. They are “musicians’ musicians,” attracting esteemed players from around the world to sit in with their live sets.  In late 2018, they released their 11th album Pink Air, a post-apocalyptic rock & roll joyride which New York Music Daily called, “Another dark lyrical masterpiece from Elysian Fields... One of the half-dozen best albums to come out in 2018.”

    With Sam Levin (drums) and Danton Boller (bass).


    Sat
    01
    Jun
    2019

    Markus Schwartz & Lakou Brooklyn Quartet CD Release Party June 1

    7:30 Doors $15.00 online/ at door

     

    https://venuepilot.co/events/25522/orders/new

     
    Lakou Brooklyn Quartet celebrate the release of their second Soundkeeper Recordings CD, “Kay Say”. Recorded in a church dating from 1864, the mesmerizing sounds of music from Haiti blend with the sophisticated jazz sensibilities of the players and soulful vocals to create sounds both heart-wrenching and life-affirming. Kay Sa was recorded "live" (for the microphones) in a single session. 
     
     
    Featuring: Markus Schwartz: Haitian Rada & Petwo drums, cajon, ride cymbal, miscellaneous hand and foot percussion, vaksinn (bamboo horn), vocals, Monvelyno Alexis: electric guitar, lead vocals, percussion, Bobby Raymond: contrabass, vaksinn, percussion, vocals, and Godwin Louis: soprano saxophone, alto saxophone
     

    Thu
    06
    Jun
    2019

    tica douglas, WishWish & Rosie Lilly June 6

    7:30 Doors $10.00 Suggested Donation

     
     
    tica douglas is a singer-songwriter from portland, maine now based in queens, ny. armed with songs both elegiac and healing, and a mind concerned with new ways of meaning-making, tica offers their perspective as a divinity scholar and queer non-binary person navigating the realms of life.
     
    WishWish sews together folk-inflected introspection and off-kilter punk spirit with melodies that call upon an unmistakable pop sensibility.  Unusual phrases made to feel natural help bring to life the images and fragments held within the songs, obscured into meaning.  
     
    Rosie Lilly is a singer and songwriter who grew up in Brooklyn. Since performing in the dark country duo Giles Ruby, her self titled music project sails into new territory. With drummer Mark Sperrazza, Rosie's music blends DIY rock enthusiasm with fierce sensitivity and flowing harmonies. Her debut Single "Trapeze" will be released by Newlywed Records, available on streaming platforms June 6th.

    Fri
    07
    Jun
    2019

    Steph Richards Trio// Josh X and Relatives w strings June 7

    7:30 Doors $10.00 Suggested Donation

     

     

    SR will appear with Qasim Naqvi (drums, Dawn of Midi) , Stomu Takeishi (bass, Paul Motion, Threadgill) .


    Sat
    08
    Jun
    2019

    Alexis Hightower & The Soulfolk Experience 

    7:30 tickets $12 online / $15 Door

    https://hightower-soulfolk.eventbrite.com

     

    Alexis Hightower is an L.A native who makes Brooklyn her home. Described as “mesmerizing” (Ebony.com) and “blissful…and imaginative” (Soultrain.com), this multi-tasking talent is inspired by legends Roberta Flack, Stevie Wonder, and Sade, as well as by the contemporary sounds of Meshell Ndegeocello, Angie Stone and Gregory Porter. An Afrofuturist whose work merges acoustic, digital and sampled elements, Alexis is equally comfortable in several genres, having worked as a singer, composer, and/or producer on R&B, dance, hip hop, poetry and jazz tracks.

     
    In 2019, Alexis was commission by Harlem Stages to compose and develop new music for their New Work programs.  A veteran of international music festivals in Spain, Austria and beyond, Alexis has graced stages such as the Blue Note, Joe’s Pub, and Ginny’s Supper Club, to sold-out crowds.  Alexis' original music can be heard in the 2018 documentary film The Free Black Women’s Library and her EP and album are available on Spotify and Apple Music.  A seasoned leader, arranger and performer, Alexis will play the piano at the Owl and is excited to be be joined by Richie Goods (bass), Teddy Crockett  (guitar) and Buddy Williams (drums).
     

    The SoulFolk Experience is an astoundingly talented circle of songwriters/multi-instrumentalists legendary in NY Rock, Jazz and Folk circles. Featuring the talents of Maritri Garrett, V. Jeffrey Smith and David Pilgrim, the collective boasts experience with artists such as Barbra Streisand, Paula Abdul, the Five Blind Boys of Alabama, the Indigo Girls, Daryl Hall, Me’shell N’degeocello, and Heather Headley. The Soulfolk Experience or SFX, were nominated “Best Band In Brooklyn 2011” by WNYC, New York’s preeminent public radio station. Individually they have performed on numerous American, European and Caribbean stages. They recently released their second CD compilation, The Soulfolk Experience Volume 2, an immediate success on iTunes, Amazon and after live shows. In addition to group commitments, Maritri has been a featured artist at the 2014 Naacp Image Awards. David recently released a solo album, entitled Longer Here Than There and Jeff is a central contributor to musical projects such as The Family Stand and his solo project, No Plan B. This activity provides creative inspiration for the members and constant buzz that further cements SFX’s reputation as great performers of great songs.


    Wed
    12
    Jun
    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.


    Thu
    13
    Jun
    2019

    Duo Violete (Canada) with Charlotte Munn-Wood June 13

    7:00 Doors $10.00 Suggested Donation

     
     
    Violete:

    Émilie Fortin (trumpet) and Laura (violin and viola) are adventurous musicians on their own instruments, and are exploring new sound worlds together as Duo Violete. Formed during a residency at the Banff Arts Centre in Canada, the duo aims to showcase the wide ranging musical possibilities that a trumpet and violin can create together. They will be presenting a program of brand newly-commissioned works for violin, trumpet, and sometimes live electronics by some of their favorite composers. This program will include new pieces by John Mallia (Boston), Bekah Simms (Toronto), Ryan Maguire (Virginia), Lucy Hollier (NYC), Maxime Daigneault (Montreal), and Dan Antoniu (NYC).
     

    Fri
    14
    Jun
    2019

    Secret Sibling June 14

    7:30 doors $10.00 Suggested Donation


    Sat
    15
    Jun
    2019

    Michael Rocketship and friends 6/15

    7:30 Doors $10.00 Suggested Donation


    Sun
    16
    Jun
    2019

    The Pointless Forest, Curtis Garabedian Vin, Sarah Elizabeth Charles and Jordan Peters June 16

    7:30 doors $10.00 Suggested Donation

        

    The Pointless Forest plays Harry Nilsson’s "The POINT!"
     
    The POINT! follows Oblio, a round headed boy growing up in The Land of Point, a town where everyone and everything must, by law, have a point. When he and his dog Arrow are banished for breaking the Law of the Land they must find out for themselves what the Point really is.  Our version of The Point! is a tribute of our admiration to the film, the music, and the man himself: Harry Nilsson. To us, The Point! represents the most concentrated examples of what makes Nilsson Nilsson as well as the pinnacle of George Tipton's inspired and original arrangements of Nilsson's songs.
     
    Matt Robbins (Vocals, Keys) 
    Caleb Curtis (Alto Saxophone, Flute) 
    Paul Jones (Tenor Saxophone, Clarinet) 
    Rachel Therrien (Trumpet) 
    Eric Burns (Guitar) 
    Doug Berns (Bass) 
    Arthur Vint (Drums)

    "We are Caleb Curtis, alto saxophone, Noah Garabedian, bass, and Vinnie Sperrazza drums. We have written all our own music and exist as a co-operative musical group. The fundamental element of our music is improvisation, and our ultimate goal is to connect with our audience. Our first album, “New Year”, was released by Outside in Music in May 2019, featuring our originals and improvisations". 

    Sarah Elizabeth Charles and Jordan Peters are working with the words of Poet Maya Angelou.

    ericburnsmusic.com


    Fri
    21
    Jun
    2019

    Charlotte Jacobs, Hannah Epperson and Ian Davis 6.21

    7:30 doors $10.00 Suggested Donation


    Fri
    05
    Jul
    2019

    Sfyria, .michael & Ruby

    7:30 doors $10.00 Suggested Donation


    Sat
    13
    Jul
    2019

    Emily Frembgen, Are Skwaird, Last Kind Words

    7:30 doors $10.00 Suggested Donation

    Emily Frembgen 

      

     are skwaird

     


    Thu
    18
    Jul
    2019

    tango pianist Pablo Estigarribia Jul 18

    7:30 doors $10.00 Suggested Donation

     

     

     

    http://pabloestigarribia.com


    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

     


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