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    Thu
    05
    Jan
    2017

    Ben Goldberg's Invisible Guy // Chris Cochrane with special guest Marc Ribot Jan 5

    cc-by-jeremy-amar_n  After a busy year of playing in numerous projects, some of which were Collapsible Shoulder, Marc Ribot's Young Philadephians, BEE LINE with Billy Martin and Kato Hideki and a new trio with Gordon Beeferman and Kevin Shea, Chris Cochrane will settle in at the Owl for a night of performing his songs, solo and with Special Guest Marc Ribot.

    Fri
    06
    Jan
    2017

    Jenna Nicholls , Jason Harrod and Larry Gallagher Jan 6

    7:30 Doors $10.00 Suggested Donation

    Bringing her original songwriting with flashes of the 1920's / 1930s jazz age, Jenna performs her latest works from her forthcoming release.

    Jason Harrod's songs are cinematic travelogues, filled with quirky narrative detail and propelled by a honey-dipped tenor. He lives in Brooklyn and has been performing for over 20 years


    Sat
    07
    Jan
    2017

    Syrian Refugee Benefit Jan 7

    7:30 Doors $10.00 Suggested Donation

    with Haleh Liza, Juliet Rabia Gentile, Adam Maalouf, Oren Bloedow, Brittany Anjou and Zafer Tawil and More!


    Sun
    08
    Jan
    2017

    CANCELED FOR SNOW Open Ground: Amino Belyamani & INGA Jan 8

    SORRY DUE TO SNOW THE FLIGHT FROM LA IS CANCELED> PLEASE WATCH CALENDAR for rescheduled dates.

    Open Ground Presents Amino Belyamani - piano 


    Born and raised in Casablanca, Morocco, Amino has been based in New York since 2009. Amino’s music reflects the diversity of his influences - complex african rhythms, arabic melodies, western classical music, jazz and electro-acoustic music. One can witness this richness in the various ensembles Amino leads and co-leads in New York - the critically acclaimed Dawn of Midi, the microtonal and hypnotic SSAHHA, the traditional Ewe ensemble from Ghana - Bedstuy Ewe, and the traditional gnawa music ensemble - Innov Gnawa. Amino has performed with world renowned artists such as Albert "Tootie" heath, Charlie Haden, Alfred Ladzekpo, Houman Pourmehdi, Hamid el Kasri, Hassan Hakmoun, Dimi Mint Abba, and many others.

    INGA
    Sam Gendel - guitar/voice/saxophone
    Richard Sears - piano
    Shahzad Ismaily - bass
    Craig Weinrib - drums
     


    https://iinnggaa.bandcamp.com/

    Doors @ 7:30 | $10 donation
     

    Wed
    11
    Jan
    2017

    School of Tristano with Eric Rasmussen, Nate Radley, Dave Ambrosio & Matt Wilson








    Thu
    12
    Jan
    2017

    GAVAGAI feat. Justin Boening, Beth Lisick 1/12/2017

    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:Justin BoeningBeth Lisick

     

    Fri
    13
    Jan
    2017

    Lacy Rose, Colin Fullerton and Alaina J. Ferris Jan 13

    7:30 doors $10 suggested donation

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    Join Lacy Rose, a classically trained vocalist, composer, and performer who regales listeners with tales of magic, myth, tragic, and eternal love, for a special concert at The Owl. This performance will feature works from her newly composed song cycle "Songs of Remembering and Forgetting" as well as an introductory performance of musical serenades by Colin Fullerton on classical guitar.
     
     
     
     
    When he first heard Neil Young’s “Rockin’ In The Free World” at the age of four, Colin Fullerton knew he would be a guitarist. Since taking up the instrument at six, he has received numerous accolades as a classical musician and performed throughout the United States and Southern Europe. The son of an actor, his playing is characterized by a heightened sense of drama and narrative, and he communicates through his guitar with a striking rhetorical sincerity. With his recent move to Brooklyn, Colin is revisiting his root inspirations through two innovative, popularly-influenced collaborations with his friends Lacy Rose and Ryan Dodge.
     
     

     

    Alaina J. Ferris
     
     

    Sat
    14
    Jan
    2017

    Ann Gillespie's 'Peggy Sue’s of Walnut' / Dear Georgiana Jan 14

    6:30 doors $10 suggested donation


    Ann Gillespie is a playwright and performer who lives in Brooklyn, New York. Ann’s darkly comedic and nuanced writing for theater and film emphasizes movement, ambiguous moral dilemmas, and strong female characters. Plays include "Crossing" (voted best in show, From The Hip Theatre festival), “B in Oblivion” (commissioned by The Krane Theatre), “Terminal Moraine” (commissioned by Lost Girls Theatre Company), “Validating the Shit out of Each Other” (MicroTheatre Miami) and “Choreographing a Rape Scene to go into a Feminist Play” (workshopped at Florida International University Alternative Theatre Festival 2016, short-listed by the Eugene O’Neill Festival; staged readings at GableStage Theatre for South Florida Theatre League and the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art) Ms. Gillespie’s short play "BENCH" was performed at the Jay Sharp Theater in the Playwrights Horizons building as part of the Samuel French Off Off Broadway Short Play Festival 2014. That same year, Ann also performed in an original play she wrote, “Was it Love or Just Dancing” produced at the RADA Festival in London. In 2015 Ann went back to the RADA Festival for a staged reading of her play “Bunnies Inside Her,” performed by Whistlestop Theatre. The company revived their performance of this full-length again in London in October 2015 in The Bloomsbury Festival.

    www.anngillespieplaywright.com

    Born in Alabama but having spent the last ten years in New York, Lauren Balthrop identifies as a New Yorker. Her new collection of songs is deeply personal and introspective and is largely influenced by the songwriting of Carole King.

    Lauren has played in bands such as Balthrop, Alabama, Elizabeth & the Catapult, The Bandana Splits, and Ximena Sariñana. In the last few years, she has been a backing vocalist for Bob Weir, Kevin Morby, Benjamin Booker, Lucius and Sara Bareilles. She is also the director of the Brooklyn ladies choir, Sirens of Brooklyn. When she's not performing or writing, she spends most afternoons as a music educator teaching kids guitar, ukulele, piano and the art of songwriting.


    Thu
    19
    Jan
    2017

    Ned Rothenberg' In Cahoots' CD release// Dolunay and Sharq Attack Jan 19

    7:30 Doors $10.00 Suggested Donation

    In Cahoots is
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    Mark Feldman-Violin
    Sylvie Courvoisier - piano
     
     
    DOLUNAY plays an array of original compositions alongside renditions of Turkish and Rumeli standards.  The music of Dolunay (Turkish for “full moon”) infuses classic and contemporary traditions with an urban grit that can only be found in New York City’s confluence of musical and cultural forces. 
     
    SHARQ ATTACK is a Brooklyn based ensemble playing original music composed by oudist Brian Prunka, as well as traditional favorites from the Middle East. With Marandi Hostetter, 5 string violin; Brian Prunka, oud; John Murchison, double bass and Philip Mayer, percussion.

    Fri
    20
    Jan
    2017

    Night of the Long Knives w/ Jeremiah Cymerman, Ed Pastorini, Oren Bloedow, Simon Hanes and more Jan 20

    7:30 Doors $10.00 Suggested Donation


    Sat
    21
    Jan
    2017

    Michael Leonhart & Mauro Refosco  Jan 21

    7:30 Doors $10.00 Suggested Donation

     


    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
     
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    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


    Sat
    28
    Jan
    2017

    靡靡之音 featuring Oren Bloedow, Ross Gallagher and Sam Levin Jan 28

    7:30 Doors $10.00 Suggested Donation

      Mi Mi Zhi Yin is a new improvising band featuring Oren Bloedow, Ross Gallagher and Sam Levin


    Thu
    02
    Feb
    2017

    Elliott Sharp and Doug Wieselman solos&duo Feb 2

    7:30 Doors $10.00 Suggested Donation

    E# will present electroacoustic improvisations with guitar and electronics including music from Momentum Anomaly
     
    Doug Wieselman will be playing his solo clarinet project “From Water”,
    compositions based on what he has heard from bodies of water, incorporating live looping. 
    He has worked with many artists including Anohni, John Lurie, Laurie Anderson, Lou Reed,
    CocoRosie, Steven Bernstein, Anthony Coleman and Martha Wainwright. 
     

    Fri
    03
    Feb
    2017

    Julian Cubillos and Evan Vidar Feb 3

    7:30 Doors $10.00 Suggested Donation


    Sat
    04
    Feb
    2017

    靡靡之音 featuring Oren Bloedow, Ross Gallagher and Sam Levin Feb 4

    7:30 Doors $10.00 Suggested Donation

      Mi Mi Zhi Yin is a new improvising band featuring Oren Bloedow, Ross Gallagher and Sam Levin


    Sun
    05
    Feb
    2017

    Open Ground: Lisanne Tremblay's Ecdyses & SiSiSiSi Feb 5

    7:30 Doors $10.00 Suggested Donation

    Open Ground Presents: Lisanne Tremblay's Ecdyses & SiSiSiSi
     

    8pm
    Lisanne Tremblay's Ecdyses
    LT - violin | Liberty Ellman - guitar | Gerald Cleaver - drums

    9pm
    SiSiSiSi
    Caleb Curtis Wheeler - alto saxophone
    Caroline Davis - alto saxophone
    Curtis Macdonald - alto saxophone
    Charlotte Greve - alto and baritone saxophone

    $10 donation

    Described as an “imaginative and agile Québécoise violinist” by JazzTimes, New York-based Lisanne Tremblay has shared the stage with outstanding artists such as Greg Osby, Danilo Pérez, Devin Gray, and many others. Pioneering the rare feld of modern jazz violin, she is an instructor at McGill University and a recipient of several artistic grants from the Canada Council for the Arts and the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec. Tremblay's distinctive approach captured the attention of many through her debut album "Violinization," which was released in 2015 on Greg Osby’s Inner Circle Music label.

    SiSiSiSi is a quartet made up of alto saxophonists Caleb Curtis, Caroline Davis, Charlotte Greve, and Curtis MacDonald, performing both original music and pieces by Messiaen and Schumann. 

    Saxophonist Caleb Curtis was born and raised in Ann Arbor, MI to parents that valued creativity and happiness. His strong and flexible sound has made him an in-demand sideman for many groups including the Captain Black Big Band and the George Gee Swing Orchestra. A founder of the Brooklyn quartet Walking Distance, Caleb plays with commitment in each musical situation. He is a lifelong vegetarian and a graduate of William Paterson University and Michigan State University.

    Curtis Macdonald is a saxophonist, composer and producer who has received several commissions to score modern dance and ballet worldwide. Curtis has released three albums as a bandleader, Community Immunity (2011), Twice Through The Wall (2013), and most recently, Scotobiology—the study of darkness, which is inspired by the effects of artificial light on living beings.

    Caroline Davis, originally born to Swedish-British parents in Singapore, now resides in New York. Her distinct sound and energy has brought her to many outfits as a side-woman, including the Billy Kaye Ensemble, Materials and Their Destiny, Pedway, and Orso. Her original music has been featured on her own quintet, Whirlpool, and Maitri records.

    Charlotte Greve is a New York-based alto saxophonist and composer originally from Germany. With a unique concept of tone and composition, she is making a mark on both the Brooklyn and German jazz scenes. As a bandleader and composer Charlotte has released 5 albums under her own name - 4 of them with the Lisbeth Quartet and one with her Brooklyn based band Wood River.


    Fri
    10
    Feb
    2017

    Ray Rizzo Presents: Tyrone Cotton, Steve Sallett and Julia Patinella Feb 10

    7:30 Doors $10.00 Suggested Donation


    Sat
    11
    Feb
    2017

    Chocolate Genius Feb 11

    7:30 Doors $15.00 in adv / $18 at door

    https://www.venuepilot.co/events/11471/orders/new


    Thu
    16
    Feb
    2017

    Dana Lyn and Kyle Sanna Feb 16


    Fri
    17
    Feb
    2017

    Joy Askew solo (w/ the La La Las)

    7:30 Doors $10.00 Suggested Donation

     

    Joy Askew, former keyboardist and vocalist for Laurie Anderson, Peter Gabriel, Joe Jackson, Jack Bruce, Rodney Crowell and more, is back at The Owl Music Parlor- her favorite venue in Brooklyn! 
    She recently finished her album "Queen Victoria" which features a Big British Brass Band.
    She will be performing Solo and with guests the "La La Las" (Abby Ahmad, Katie Mullins & Elizabeth Ziman), playing songs from Queen Victoria and newer ones. 

     


    Sat
    18
    Feb
    2017

    Jacob Sacks Chamber Quartet Feb 18

    7:30 Doors $10.00 Suggested Donation

    Jacob Sacks Chamber Quartet is : Jacob Sacks - piano, Miranda Sielaff - viola, Kristi Helberg - violin, Mike McGinnis - clarinet


    Sun
    19
    Feb
    2017

    Open Ground Feb 19

    7:30 doors /8pm $10 Donation Suggested

    Open Ground Presents:
     
     

    8pm

    Roman Filiu Quartet

    RF - alto saxophone

    Christopher Hoffman - cello

    Martin Nevin - bass

    Craig Weinrib - drums

     

    9pm

    Recabarren - Menares -Vázquez CD Release: Desde la lluvia

    Rodrigo Recabarren - drums

    Pablo Menares - bass

    Yago Vázquez - piano

    Doors: 7:30 | $10 donation

    Roman Filiu

    After graduating from the Higher Institute of Art in Havana, Filiu joined to the well-known band Irakere, lead by Chucho Valdes, from 1997 to 2005. In the 8 years he spent with them, Filiu not only became an experienced and respected musician but also he travelled around the world. In the U.S Irakere performed at the Carnegie Hall and The Chicago Symphony Hall, among other important venues. Filiu has played with other important musicians such as Omara Portuondo, Issac Delgado, Gonzalo Rubalcaba, Dafnis Prieto, the Buena Vista Social Club, Henry Threadgill, and David Virelles, among others.

    In 2010 he recorded his album Musae( Dafnison Music) (Best Jazz Album in the Cubadisco International Fair 2013 in Havana, Cuba) in New York, along with outstanding musicians David Virelles, Reinier Elizarde, Marcus Gilmore, Dafnis Prieto and Adam Rogers. Roman Filiu has been praised by the critics both for his soloing abilities as well as his compositions. Nowadays, he is an active performer and composer around the New York City area. His growing interest for the interdisciplinary arts has brought him to reconsider the connections between graphic design, poetry and music, all within the scope of spontaneous composition.

    Recabarren - Menares -Vázquez

    They emigrated to New York at different times in the last decade. In this city the jazz musicians of the planet congregate, attracted by the history, the mystic, the academic formation in the universities and the musical life around the nightclubs. So it was with drummer Rodrigo Recabarren, bassist Pablo Menares and pianist Yago Vázquez, jazz musicians, immigrants and residents. The latter a Spanish musician, while the first two are Chilean. It is a trio of three leaders that is presented then as Recabarren, Menares, Vázquez. And they are the names behind the first disc of contemporary jazz that publishes the stamp CHT Müsik, directed by Christian Hirth. It is titled "Desde la lluvia", was produced by Hirth himself and recorded in sessions at the CHT Studios on May 24 and 25 by engineer Gonzalo González. Originally, the trio Recabarren, Menares and Vasquez emerged as the rhythmic basis of a parallel project of greater reach, also formed in New York and already has two recordings published: Beekman Quartet. In "Desde la lluvia", a disc with a focus on what the specialists call modern mainstream, the influences are diverse, and the authorship shared, although it is the Spanish Yago Vázquez that stars in the repertoire with eight compositions, including the "Prologue "," Interlude "and" Epilogue ". "We wanted this to be a unitary work, from beginning to end, and that is why it is posed as an account with an introduction, and intermediate and an end," says Recabarren.


    Wed
    22
    Feb
    2017

    Gavagai: Angelo Nikolopoulos and Valerie Oisteanu & more Feb 22

    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:Angelo Nikolopoulos and Valerie Oisteanu


    Thu
    23
    Feb
    2017

    Evil Hour Evening Reading w/ Lance Scott Walker and more Feb 23

    7:30 Doors $10.00 Suggested Donation

    Evil Hour Evening Reading w/ Lance Scott Walker, Anna Godbersen, Donald Nicholson-Smith, Peter Spagnuolo, Joan LeMay, Omar Columbus and Dr. Edward Machtinger

    Fri
    24
    Feb
    2017

    Boxcutter Cabaret Feb 24

    7:30 Doors $10.00 Suggested Donation

     
     
    A night of High Art, Low Concept night of slow-moving picture shows, fast-moving puppet shows, and semi functional technology of the middle ages, all in 2 and occasionally 3 dimensions.  A cabaret to make us laugh and/or cry about the state of everything, full of instantly gratifying puppet shows for a fiscally conservative and morally decaying society.
     
    Featuring:  The Various shows of the BoxCutter Collective: 
    - "The Banks are Made of Marble" by Semi-Upright Culture Workers Collective: A 25 Minute handpuppet show staring the great Judy as she navigates solutions for being poor, evicted, and dealing with dental problems in NYC. Classic puppetry in our modern times.
    - Tales from Killgore Trout: by Better than Never Theater:  Performed on a scrolling cranky.  A picture and shadow show of one of the great stories of Killgore Trout, by Kurt Vonnegut.    
                       And much more, music, cantastorias and other shinnanigans to get us through the times...  
     Also: With Special Guest Performer, TBA
     
    The BoxCutter Collective is made up of a group of puppeteers, bar tenders, union organizers, carpenters, musicians, painters, and general trouble makers who have been working together in various forms for the last 10-15 years. Include puppeteers from Bread & Puppet, People's Puppets of Occupy Wall St., Semi-Upright Cultural Workers Collective,  RPM Puppet Conspiracy, Great Small Works, The Rude Mechanical Orchestra and many others...
     

    Sat
    25
    Feb
    2017

    Moodswing Orchestra

    7:30 Doors $10.00 Suggested Donation

     

     

    Moodswing Orchestra is Ben Perowsky, Glenn Patscha and Oren Bloedow

     

     


    Thu
    02
    Mar
    2017

    Marta Sanchez //Aimee Niemann and Louis Cohen Mar 2

    7:30 Doors $10.00 Suggested Donation

    Combining elements of rock, pop, jazz, classical and experimental music, Marta's tunes are rhythmically complex but strongly melodic. Music that tell stories by integrating folk elements with the harmonic sophistication and spontaneity of jazz. The Quintet's latest recording, "Partenika", was selected as one of the best 10 CD of 2016 by Ben Ratliff for The New York Times. The Jazz Journalist Assotiation, Downbeat and All Music also included this work among their best jazz recordings of the year. The Quintet will be presenting the new material that will be included on their next CD. 

    “It’s an ambitious record by a strong new group” Ben Ratliff for The New York Times

    Line up:

    Roman Filiu: alto saxophone
    Jerome Sabbagh: tenor saxophone
    Marta Sanchez: piano
    Rick Rosato: bass
    Daniel Dor: drums
     

     

    Aimee Niemann and Louis Cohen are a violin - guitar duo whose music combines ambient textures and noisey harmonies to create twisting soundscapes and fleeting moments of reflection"

     


    Fri
    03
    Mar
    2017

    Matt Darriau’s Yo Lateef - March 3rd

    7:30 Doors $10.00 Suggested Donation

     

    Matt Darriau’s project inspired by the music and legacy of  Yusef Lateef, the great multi-reedists and improvised music innovator.  Lateef was one of the first in the jazz community to bring world sounds and instruments into improvised music.  Matt has had a 30 year career making parallel music in jazz, Balkan, klezmer and world musics, (Ballin’ The Jack, Paradox Trio, The Klezmatics). This group is a nod to Lateef’s musical innovations and esthetic through original compositions and classic Lateef material.
     
    Matt Darriau - reeds, kaval, wood flutes
    Peck Allmond - trp, euphonium, wood flutes
    Arthur Kell - bass
    Steve Johns - drums
    Mez Row - Keys
     

    "For the doctor- the  perception of "in" and "out" begins with  an inclusion in space and at the same  instance  the  perception is that of being away from or not being in the normal or usual space" -Yusef Lateef


    Sat
    04
    Mar
    2017

    Amino Belyamani/ The Good Owls/ Maitri March 4

     
    Jazz pianist Amino Belyamani is a founding member of Dawn of Midi, among many other credits.
     
     
     
    The Good Owls
    The Good Owls are Jake (bass) and Becca Leckie (voice/guitar), a husband-and-wife duo who play songs inspired by Pennsylvania farm country, bourbon, old friends, cross country road trips and hurricanes. Originally formed in Baltimore in 2012, they released their first record, The Hours Between in 2014, and wrote a set of new songs as they traveled across the country from San Francisco to their new home in Brooklyn.  They will perform a set of original music as a quartet with drums and piano.

    Maitri
    Translated from Sanskrit, Maitri (”my tree”) is an unconditional friendship and acceptance towards oneself that in turn extends to the greater outside world and its people. This group was formed by Caroline Davis (voice/woodwinds) to embrace both the hardship and ecstasy of life through song, and it is now a collective songwriting outlet for both herself and Ben Hoffmann (voice/keyboards). Incorporating a heavy dose of soul and R&B, Maitri also draws upon indie influences to create a unique sound in the Brooklyn musical landscape.
     

    Sun
    05
    Mar
    2017

    Open Ground: Romain Collin, Eden Ladin, Miro Sprague Mar 5

    7:30 Doors $10.00 Suggested Donation

    Described by NPR host Jon Weber as “a visionary composer, an extraordinary jazz pianist and a very bright young rising star in the jazz world”, and touted by the Boston Globe as being “among the leading lights of a new breed of jazz players”, Romain Collin continues to develop “a highly personal and contemporary vision” (A Blog Supreme, NPR), combining the tradition of improvisation with sound designing, and classical music. Having just released his third record, Press Enter (ACT), described by the New York Times as a “winning new album” and hailed by Jazz journal, UK as an “absolute masterpiece”, Collin keeps developing “a unique voice…a crystal clear vision” (UK VIBE), making his mark on the New York scene, as well as internationally. 

    Miro Sprague is a pianist, composer, and bandleader known for his
    dynamic performance style and inspiring creativity. A native of
    Western MA, Miro is based in New York City and has toured the United
    States, Europe, Japan and the Middle East, working with artists like
    Matt Wilson, Karrin Allyson, Jerry Bergonzi, Steve Cardenas, Adam Cruz
    and Ed Howard among others. Miro is a graduate of the Manhattan School
    of Music and the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz, where he had the
    opportunity to learn from many jazz masters including Wayne Shorter,
    Herbie Hancock, Ron Carter, Jimmy Heath, Lewis Nash, Jason Moran,
    Stefon Harris and Hal Crook. Miro leads his own trio and quintet and
    frequently performs solo concerts. He has released four studio albums
    including his latest release: "Blue Dreaming".
     
     
    Eden has performed, toured and/or recorded with artists such as Wallace Roney, Avishai Cohen (bass), Ari Hoenig, Myron Walden, Avishai Cohen (trumpet), Antonio Sánchez, Antoine Roney, Darren Barrett, Kimberly Thompson, Mike Clark, Joel Frahm, John Ellis, Eli Degibri, Bill McHenrey, Omer Avital, Mark Guiliana, Dayna Stephens, Donny McCaslin, Gilad Hekselman and Eric Harland to name a few. He played in some of the top venues in NYC and constantly touring in festivals and venues across the USA, Europe and Asia.

    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,


    Fri
    10
    Mar
    2017

    Fieldings / Caitlin Pasko Mar 10

    7:30 Doors $10.00 Suggested Donation

     

    Fieldings came to life in 2014 in the industrial Sydney suburb Marrickville with a handful sample-ripe recordings made in Garageband. Now based in Queens, they have also piqued local interest, playing the Sofar Sound series and being featured as a rising local act by The Deli. Live, Fieldings is a five-piece feat. the rubbery off-kilter rhythm section of John Zinder (bass) and Alex Fitzpatrick (drums), as well as ambient synth/guitar of Melodie Stancato and Paul Weintrob.

     

     

    Caitlin Pasko is a weaver of dreamy elegiac music for voice and piano. Musically her songs drift and float like the work of Satie or Debussy; lyrically they're clear, simple meditations on tenderness and heartbreak. Pasko's style is built on this tension: between the looseness of the Impressionists and the simplicity of modern songwriters. The songs on her new album 'Glass Period' — out March 10 — came out of a headspace where different kinds of loss are collected and confused together: loss of love and loss of life. 


    Sat
    11
    Mar
    2017

    Elysse // Innov Gnawa - March 11

    7:30 Doors $10.00 Suggested Donation

     

    Elysse is a Brooklyn-based vocalist and composer who creates cinematic, genre-bending music. After receiving her BA in English Literature from Princeton University at the age of 19, Elysse has subsequently spent her time in NYC exploring wide-ranging sounds and styles while performing in jazz, folk, indie-soul, and psychedelic salsa groups. She’s taken cues from these many influences to develop an eclectic, yet fundamentally emotive songwriting style propelled by her passion for words and imagery. In the Fall of 2016, she released “Eve,” a lush dreamscape that marks her debut single as a solo artist. Elysse’s debut EP is set to arrive in early Summer 2017. 

    www.elyssemusic.com

     

    Innov Gnawa is a young musical collective dedicated to exploring Morocco’s venerable gnawa music tradition in the heart of New York City. Formed in the summer of 2014 by Moroccan expat Samir LanGus, the group draws on the considerable talents and expertise of Hassan Ben Jaafer, a Maâlem, or master gnawa musician, originally from Fes, Morocco. Under the guidance of Ben Jaafer, Innov has delved deep into the roots and rituals of gnawa music, and made a big splash in NYC, playing some of the city’s most prestigious rooms including Lincoln Center, Music Hall of Williamsburg, Brooklyn Bowl and the storied backroom of Brooklyn’s Barbès.

     

    For the uninitiated, gnawa music is the ritual trance music of Morocco’s black communities, originally descended from slaves and soldiers once brought to Morocco from Northern Mali and Mauritania. Often called “The Moroccan Blues”, gnawa music has a raw, hypnotic power that’s fascinated outsiders as diverse as writer/composer Paul Bowles, jazz giant Randy Weston and rock god Jimi Hendrix. The music is utterly singular, played on an array of unique instruments — from the lute-like sintir that the Maâlem uses to call the tune, to the metal qarqaba (castinets) with which the kouyos (chorus) keep time and pound out clattering, hypnotic rhythms.

     

    Hailed by Brooklyn Magazine as one of the "5 Bands You Need to Know in Brooklyn's Arabic Music Scene", Innov Gnawa make great use of this traditional repertoire, and add their own, contemporary spin with additional African and Latin percussion. Taken as a whole, this exciting new outfit works hard to fuse a centuries old North African tradition with the pulse and attitude of New York City.

    Official music video for "Hammadi"

     

    Thu
    16
    Mar
    2017

    Musette Explosion Mar 16

    7:30 Doors $10.00 Suggested Donation

    Musette Explosion by Reuben Radding\

    Paris in the early 20th century was a cosmopolitan melting pot, like New Orleans or New York. A true “musette explosion,” musical and cultural, was taking place. Paris was “in the throes of explosive growth as poor migrants flocked in. Where people of all classes rubbed shoulders, places of amusement multiplied … Cafés, clubs, brothels, and dance halls were the crucibles in which were forged new musical forms.”1 The original bagpipes (“musettes”) of the French Auvergnats were replaced by the Italians’ accordions, but gave their name to the new style of music; Roma guitarists and violinists brought in Eastern European and Spanish influences; American GIs introduced jazz, the banjo, and drums. German and Polish waltzes, polkas, and mazurkas were also in the air.  This trio, with its unique instrumentation, continues the “explosion” through its new interpretations, sonic surprises, and original compositions.

    WILL HOLSHOUSER began playing accordion in the late 1980s when a friend gave him a musty old squeezebox as a surprise. He now performs all over the world as an accordionist, improviser and composer. Will has played for many years with violinist Regina Carter and appears on her last two albums. He has toured and recorded with clarinetist David Krakauer, pop visionaries Antony and the Johnsons, and improvisers Han Bennink & Michael Moore. As a freelance accordionist, he has appeared on a wide range of recordings and live concerts.   http://www.willholshouser.com

    Tuba player MARCUS ROJAS has played in a wide variety of musical contexts, and is internationally recognized as one of the most accomplished and unique voices on his instrument. He has worked with artists ranging from David Byrne and Paul Simon to the Metropolitan Opera, downtown luminaries such as John Zorn and Marc Ribot, reggae stars Sly & Robbie, and jazz legends Lionel Hampton and Lester Bowie. Marcus was a central figure in composer Henry Threadgill's ensembles and collaborated with trumpeter Steven Bernstein and guitarist David Tronzo in the trio Spanish Fly. He has appeared on hundreds of recordings from the labels Black Saint, Tzadik, Sony, Shanachie, Thirsty Ear, and many more.

    Growing up, guitarist/banjoist MATT MUNISTERI was the only kid on his block in Brooklyn who played bluegrass banjo; a freewheeling and virtuosic guitarist, he currently gets to work with a wide variety of artists at the top of their game across the jazz and American roots music spectrum. When not working on his own projects his primary sideman gigs for the last few years have been playing with violinist Mark O’Connor’s Hot Swing; Steven Bernstein’s Millennial Territory Orchestra; and with the singer Catherine Russell. Matt’s debut CD Love Story wound up on several critics’ “Best Of” lists, and garnered the number two slot on Amazon’s Top Ten Jazz CDs of The Year (2003). His latest CD, Still Runnin’ Round in the Wilderness: the Lost Music of Willard Robison, has also met with rave reviews. Matt has been featured on France’s ARTE television, profiled in Downbeat magazine, honored with Acoustic Guitar Magazine’s Editor’s Choice award, and been the subject of several broadcasts on NPR. 

     

     


    Fri
    17
    Mar
    2017

    Eva Salina & Peter Stan / Jay Rodriguez & Sounder Mar 17

    7:30 Doors $10.00 Suggested Donation

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    Eva Salina & Peter Stan
    Old Songs, New World


    A stunning duo with effortless chemistry, Eva Salina & Peter Stan bring their playful, dynamic energy to vintage Balkan Romani songs. In February 2016, Eva released LEMA LEMA, her brass-studded breakout tribute to Romani legend Šaban Bajramović. Recorded in New York and Serbia, LEMA LEMA and Eva have received praise from and appeared on NPR, WNYC, fRoots, Songlines, Transglobal World Music Chart, and hit #2 on CMJ's New World & Jazz Radio Charts.

    Eva's new album with Peter Stan, currently underway, is a portrait of one of Romani music's most poignant, powerful women, and will be released in 2017 on Vogiton Records. Eva and Peter are available internationally during the 2017-2019 season for performances, residencies, and workshops.

    Find out more about Eva Salina and Peter Stan via: http://evasalina.com

     

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SAqQ5KW2uBA

     


    Sat
    18
    Mar
    2017

    Closed for Private Event Mar 18


    Sun
    19
    Mar
    2017

    Open Ground: Ethan Braun, Chris Dingman Trio

    7:30 Doors $10.00 Suggested Donation

    Open Ground Presents:

     
    8pm
    Ethan Braun
    featuring:
    Brendan Randall-Myers - electric guitar
    Fay Kueen - voice
    Ann Hung - bass clarinet
    Jeff Stern - vibraphone
    Yevgeny Yontov - piano
    Jo Whang - cello
    Ethan Braun - piano, compositions
     
    9pm
    Chris Dingman Trio
    featuring:
    Keith Witty - bass
    Tim Keiper - drums
    Chris Dingman - vibraphone, compositions
     
    doors @ 7:30. $10 donation. 
     
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    Chris Dingman is among the most celebrated composers and sought-after vibraphonists of his generation. Hailed by the New York Times as a  “dazzling” soloist and a composer with a “fondness for airtight logic and burnished lyricism,” his integrative approach to composition lends his music a fluidity and accessibility that transcends genres and has earned him praise as “an extremely gifted composer, bandleader, recording artist, and much sought-after sideman.” (Jon Weber, NPR).

    Dingman has collaborated and performed with some of the greatest musical minds, including Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, and Anthony Braxton. His long-standing collaborations include cutting edge artists such as Ambrose Akinmusire, Steve Lehman, Jen Shyu, Tyshawn Sorey, Jimmy Greene, Ingrid Jensen, Fabian Almazan, Garth Stevenson and many others.


    Composer Ethan Braun comes from Los Angeles, California.  His work embraces transient, neglected sounds of the classical canon, exhibiting a range from improvisatory to rigorously notated, from songful to textural.

    Braun has written music for the Albany Symphony (New York), Shanghai Symphony (China), the Asko|Schönberg Ensemble(Netherlands), the Ictus Ensemble (Belgium), Slagwerk Den Haag(Netherlands), the Yale Percussion Group (New Haven, Connecticut), and Ensemble Synaestesis (Vilnius, Lithuania) to name a few.  In addition to his work in concert music, Braun has released two EPs of electroacoustic music with experimental music label Khalija records in LA, and performed with the free improvisation group Out of Your Head.  Current commissions include works for New York Youth Symphony (New York, New York), the NAMES ensemble (Salzburg, Austria), and the Brendan Faegre Edge Ensemble (The Hague, Netherlands), and he is in the midst of a collaboration with Sam Gendel (INGA) for orchestra.

    Thu
    23
    Mar
    2017

    Jennifer Kimball / Alec Spiegelman / Hannah Read

    7:30 Doors $10.00 Suggested Donation

     

    Alec Spiegelman is a Brooklyn-based singer, composer, arranger, & multi-instrumentalist specializing in woodwinds.

    He is a member of the band Cuddle Magic. As a sideman, on stage and in studio, he’s worked with numerous creative songwriters including Amanda Palmer, Anais Mitchell, Pokey LaFarge, and Will Sheff. He’s arranged and performed the wind instruments on countless recordings, among them three albums by The David Wax Museum, and Kristin Andreassen’s Gondolier. He’s produced recordings for Jennifer Kimball (formerly of The Story), Anna & Elizabeth, and the conceptual multi-media artist Jack Early. His musical-comedy project (with Kelly Roberge), Ronald Reagan – Boston’s Premier 80s Pop Saxophone Duo, has shared comedy stages with Eugene Mirman, Kristin Schaal, and Reggie Watts. His early musical education included lots of improvising in the jazz tradition (broadly defined), formal studies with Steve Lacy and Ran Blake, and a thorough (informal) grounding in r&b saxophone best-practices (a la Junior Walker) directed by Doo Wop survivor Little Joe Cook.

     

    Born and raised in Scotland, and now based in Brooklyn, NY, Hannah Read is a versatile musician widely recognized on the International stage. She is known for her fiddle playing, songwriting, composing and was recently described as one of “the finest singers of the day” in the UK’s MOJO magazine. Hannah spent her childhood between Edinburgh and the Isle of Eigg (a remote island off the west coast of Scotland) followed by musical studies in Paris and Boston. These very different places and landscapes have shaped and influenced her sound, which can be clearly heard through her original music. With one solo album - ‘Wrapped in Lace’ -  and another to be released in 2017, Hannah is also involved in projects both sides of the Atlantic, including the critically acclaimed British supergroup ‘Songs of Separation’. She records and plays regularly with many New York based bands and musicians including Ember Isles, Jefferson Hamer and John Fatum. 

     

    Singer/songwriter Jennifer Kimball is celebrating the indie release of her new cd, Avocet. Produced by Alec Spiegelman (Cuddle Magic, Pokey LaFarge) who also arranged the songs, Avocet is Kimball’s first solo release in ten years. Perhaps best known for her early work in the duo The Story, Kimball is a crackerjack songwriter with three solo albums and numerous collaborative records to her name. In 2015 she produced HARK, the debut record for the collaborative holiday music ensemble Wintery Songs in Eleventy Part Harmony which she founded in 2010. She is an active member of the vibrant Boston songwriter community and has contributed background vocals to over sixty albums for, among others, David Wilcox, Kris Delmhorst, Rose Cousins, Patty Larkin and Peter Mulvey. She is currently on tour with Alec Spiegelman on bass clarinet/keyboards/vox and Deni Hlavinka on keyboards/vocals.

     


    Fri
    24
    Mar
    2017

    Charlie Burnham / Ali Dineen/ Robinson & Rohe Mar 24

    7:30 doors /8pm $10 Donation Suggested

     

    Charles Burnham (born 1950; also known as Charlie Burnham) is an American violinist and composer. He has a unique highly imaginative style[1] that crosses genres, including bluegrass, delta punk,[2] free jazz, blues, classical and chamber jazz.[3] He often performs with a wah-wah pedal. He initially became renowned for his work on James "Blood" Ulmer's Odyssey album. The musicians on that album later performed and recorded as Odyssey the Band, sometimes known as The Odyssey Band. He was also a member of the String Trio of New York, and currently plays in the 52nd Street Blues Project, Hidden City, We Free StRings, Improvising Chamber Ensemble[4] and the Kropotkins.

    Ali Dineen is a singer, multi-instrumentalist and visual artist based in Brooklyn, NY. She performs original acoustic folk music, as well as songs from U.S. folk traditions, and incorporates historical and sociopolitical commentary into her shows. Her music is personal and also political, and explores the intersections of personal stories with larger histories. On this special occasion, she will be joined by friends and collaborators to present the full orchstration of her original music. Featuring Hannah Sassoon (cello), Eleonore Weill (voice and recorder), Jake Shulman Ment (violin), Zoe Christianson (clarinet), Richie Barshay (percussion), and Amy Carrigan (voice).

    Jean Rohe and Liam Robinson met a decade ago through their love of participatory music-making

    and American folk song. Their cowritten songs are inspired by the traditions they hold dear and

    shine with elegant vocal harmonies and detailed arrangements for guitar, banjo, and accordion.

    Whether in small clubs or on festival stages, Robinson & Rohe’s performances are intimate

    gatherings in which listeners are invited to share in the music-making.

    Acclaimed songwriters and performers in their own rights, Jean and Liam bring with them a

    wealth of creative experience: Liam was a cast member in the Tony Award-winning play,

    “Warhorse” and recently music directed the hit Off-Broadway folk opera “Hadestown” by

    songwriter Anaïs Mitchell. He routinely tours with the Becca Stevens Band. Jean’s songwriting

    has won accolades from the Independent Music Awards, ASCAP, and the Montreux Jazz Festival

    vocal contest. This year, her song “National Anthem: Arise! Arise!” was published in the latest

    edition of the popular songbook Rise Up Singing and she was a Troubadour finalist at the 2016

    Telluride Bluegrass Festival.


    Sat
    25
    Mar
    2017

    Hank Roberts & Friends // Caroline Davis Mar 25

    with Sarah Bernstein - violin, Shoko Nagai - piano, Hank Roberts - cello, Satoshi Takeishi - percussion

     

     

    Mobile since her birth in Singapore, composer, saxophonist, and educator Caroline Davis now lives in Brooklyn, New York. After making her mark on the Chicago jazz community during her 8-year stint, she moved to New York in 2013, and has proven to be an active leader and sidewoman in the national jazz scene. Her debut album, Live Work & Play, was featured on All About Jazz’s best releases, and she was named one of JazzTimes’ Best New Artists in the 2012 Expanded Critics’ Poll. Her second album, Doors: Chicago Storylines, was just released as an audio documentary that uniquely sets stories from Chicago's jazz scene from the 80s and 90s alongside her original music. This year, she was named one of DownBeat’s rising stars in the alto saxophone category.



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