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    Fri
    14
    Dec
    2018

    Endangered Heart Quartet / Mike Baggetta & Nick Millevoi /The Shantypeople Dec 14

    7:30 $10.00 suggested donation

       

     

    Endangered Heart Quartet is an elastic group of composer-musicians. Founding members of the prestigious Jazz Passengers, saxophonist/writer Roy Nathanson and in-demand trombonist Curtis Fowlkes, join versatile bassist Tim Kiah and two-time Grammy-nominated violinist Jesse Mills to create a new ensemble with a broad musical palette. Endangered Heart Quartet elaborates on Roy Nathanson’s Sotto Voce ensemble, which explored ways to merge words and sound in an extended language, through composition and mostly jazz-inflected improvisation. This new collective band, Endangered Heart Quartet, expands that language through chamber music and detailed classical composition, to “sing” the most human songs from the American musical tradition. From re-imaginings of “Goodnight Irene” and Ornette Coleman’s “Circle with a Hole In The Middle” to the personal compositions of the bands’ members who all offer their own varied musical legacies, EHQ symphonically combines the instrumental sounds with their own vocals. Endangered Heart Quartet mines the many years of professional playing and composing of the group’s members, to offer a kind of “heart music” salve for the harsh political and social climate of today.

     

    Mike Baggetta and Nick Millevoi come together in a new duo of improvised electric guitars. Baggetta has been called a "guitar poet" by Nels Cline, "a kind of post-Frisellian sonic explorer" by Downbeat, and the New York Times says he "makes stealthy, mysterious music." Millevoi's music has been described by Pitchfork as "music that seeks the sun by exploding toward it,” and NPR Music has said, "When Nick Millevoi plays the guitar, it's like a rocket darting skyward between clouds.” Both guitarists have worked with some of the biggest names in experimental jazz and rock, including artists like Nels Cline, John Zorn, Mike Watt, Jim Keltner, Jamaaladeen Tacuma, and many more.

     

    the shantypeople:
    “simon hanes, sami stevens, evan allen and friends perform various exciting songs of the sea - with a yo ho ho and a bottle of... fun?!?”

    Sat
    15
    Dec
    2018

    Allegra Krieger, The Cradle and Joanna Sternberg Dec 15

    7:30 $10.00 suggested donation

       

     

    about Allegra Krieger: A contemporary folk singer, songwriter, tree planter, art model, waitress, and cave dweller inspired by a life lived transiently and freely; with songs regarding her travels and the relations that have come and gone within them.

     

    Joanna Sternberg lives in New York City and plays instruments, writes songs, sings and draws.  Joanna writes songs about the span of human emotions with the hope that it will make someone feel less alone.  This is the reason Joanna creates all of their art.  Joanna does not like to think of music in terms of style or genre, and thinks that everyone can draw.


    Thu
    20
    Dec
    2018

    closed for a private event Dec 20


    Fri
    21
    Dec
    2018

    Brittain Ashford w Brent Arnold Dec 21

    7:30 Doors $15.00

    https://m.bpt.me/event/3924724

       

     

    If the season has you feeling a certain way, we invite you to marinate in those feelings with a night of music at one of Brooklyn’s loveliest and most intimate venues.  Brittain Ashford will be playing from her extensive holiday catalog, solo and unplugged, and Brent Arnold will open the evening with new solo works for cello.  There will be, no doubt, special guests and holiday surprises.
     
    Brent Arnold is a founding member of Ghost Quartet with Brittain Ashford, Gelsey Bell, and Dave Malloy. He has played and collaborated with artists including The Antlers, Reggie Watts, Eyvind Kang, Jessika Kenney, Aditya Kalyanpur, Filastine, Louis CK, Baby Copperhead, Wayne Horvitz, Jherek Bischoff, Jessica Pavone, Sleater-Kinney, and Modest Mouse. He studied with violinist Michael White (Pharoah Sanders, John Handy) and cellist Walter Grey (Kronos Quartet) and currently resides in New York City.

    Sat
    22
    Dec
    2018

    Chris Weisman / Wendy Eisenberg Dec 22

    7:30 Doors $15 at the door (cash only)

        

     
    Wendy Eisenberg "Its Shape Is Your Touch" VDSQ Release Show
     
    Wendy Eisenberg is an improvising guitarist, banjo player, songwriter, composer, and poet based in Western Massachusetts. Using the languages of free jazz, extreme metal, art song, and Tin Pan Alley, her music explores the questions surrounding the linguistic, representation, and technical demands placed on the body. This evening's performance spotlights material in the language of the album she released on VDSQ, a label dedicated to the future of acoustic solo guitar music. Her guitar music has as much to do with the histories and languages of the guitar that she leaves out as it does with the languages she invents. This program of solo guitar music will integrate some of her sung material, but will primarily live in the rarefied, aesthetic world that the "Its Shape Is Your Touch" record introduces to you.
     
    Opening the evening is the incomparable, innovative, standard-setting guitarist and songwriter Chris Weisman, singing and playing new, unreleased work as well as gems from the his massive catalog.

    Thu
    27
    Dec
    2018

    An Howliday Spectacular with Alec, Charlie, Elizabeth, Akie, Zoe, Taylor, Oren and Adam Dec 27

    7:30 $10.00 suggested donation

      

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    Fri
    28
    Dec
    2018

    Ali Dineen , Frankie Sunswept and the Sunwrays & Starcrossed Losers 12/28

    7:30 $10.00 suggested donation

          

    Ali Dineen has been performing her original music and songs from the American folk tradition in New York and across the United States for the past several years, drawing upon music ranging from 1920s American jazz to Eastern European polyphony. Her lyrics are poetic and deeply personal, using narrative to draw connections between personal experience and larger histories. Audiences across the country have been captivated by her breathtaking voice and the power of her songs' messages. When not performing her original music, Ali also works with various projects including the Crimson Ragdolls and Bread and Puppet Theater, and works as a music educator. She is based in New York City.

    STARCROSSED LOSERS is the title songwriter Kyle Morgan has given his ongoing musical/spiritual stumble through time.  Not really a band, not exactly a solo project, Losers is more like a continually-shifting musical collective gathered around the NYC-based singer and his evocative music.  For the past ten years, in collaboration with many a dear musical companion, Morgan has formed different iterations of Losers everywhere he's lived: central Pennsylvania, southern Maine, the Cotswolds of England, and most recently, New York City.  With two full-length albums already under his belt, Morgan explores a range of styles in the "Americana" tradition, from stripped-down acoustic balladry and love-lorn parlor laments, to old-school rock'n'roll and distorted proto-punk.  Kyle is currently in the process prepping for STARCROSSED LOSERS' third studio album to be recorded at Plaid Dog Recording in Boston, MA.

    Frankie Sunswept and The Sunwrays play 'cosmic r&b', original songs reminiscent of Smokey Robinson, Roy Orbison and solo John Lennon records. The Sunwrays consist of Rachel Housle on drums, Sean Cronin on bass, Kyle Morgan on vocals and lead guitar, Ernie Vega on lap steel, and Frankie Sunswept on vocals, guitar and piano. Frankie Sunswept has performed in 45 US states and 11 international countries, creating original music drawing inspiration from folk music, blues, r&b and soul, to garage, surf, and rock n' roll.


    Sun
    06
    Jan
    2019

    Stardrum/Crews/Rocketship, Charlotte Greve, Dina Macabee Jan 6

    7:30 Doors $10.00 Suggested Donation

      

     

    Stardrum/Crews/Rocketship
    Written and improvised music for synthesizers and drums.
     
    Dina Maccabee 
    Dina Maccabee is a violinist, violist, composer, and vocalist originally from California. Working both inside and outside song forms, she combines experimental and traditional approaches to string instruments with electronic processing to create multi-layered sonic and emotional explorations. 
     
    Charlotte Greve/Simon Jermyn
    Charlotte sings and plays alto saxophone and Simon plays baritone guitar. 

    Mon
    07
    Jan
    2019

    Meshell Ndegeocello Presents: Jake & Abe + Venus (feat. Samora Pinderhughes & Jack De Boe ) Jan 7

    7:30 pm $15 online/$18 door

    https://venuepilot.co/events/22436


    Fri
    11
    Jan
    2019

    TBA / Chris Van Voost Double Trio Jan 11

    7:30 Doors $10.00 Suggested Donation

     

    The music will feature through-composed chamber works played by one trio, each followed with an improvised response by the second trio.

    Jeremy Viner, clarinet
    Zach Lapidus, piano
    Tara Hanish, cello
    Kyle Wilson, Saxophone
    Chris van Voorst, bass and compositions
    drums, tba


    Thu
    17
    Jan
    2019

    Ray Rizzo, Tyrone Cotton, Jefferson Hamner & Julia Patinella Dec 17

    7:30 Doors $10.00 Suggested Donation

      


    Fri
    25
    Jan
    2019

    James Shipp, Taylor Ashton and Jean Rohe Jan 25

    7:30 Doors $10.00 Suggested Donation


    Sat
    26
    Jan
    2019

    Andy McLeod & Rachel Meirs / Anna RG Jan 26

    7:30 Doors $10.00 Suggested Donation


    Sat
    09
    Feb
    2019

    Arnan Raz, Caitlin Paso and TBA Feb 9

    7:30 Doors $10.00 Suggested Donation

     

    Influenced by the legacy of jazz masters such as Lester Young, Stan Getz, John Coltrane, as well as Charles Lloyd and Joe Lovano, The Arnan Raz Quintet succeed to create an experience full of emotion and spontaneity. With deftly-constructed solos that are congruous to the compositions in both their melodic and intuitive nature, the audience is presented with a versatile sonic palette of emotions; at times tempestuous and stirring, at other times quiet and shy. 


    Fri
    15
    Mar
    2019

    The Ives of March w Maya Bennardo and Karl Larson 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:
     
    This year the artists will be presenting "the biggest one yet ... two sets with each set containing two sonatas, so that by the end of the evening you will have heard all four sonatas!"
     
    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.

     

     



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