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    Thu
    04
    Jan
    2018

    Jen Shyu's Nine Doors Jan 4

    7:30 $10.00 suggested donation

     
    Jen Shyu's Nine Doors -- a solo ritual music drama
     
    Jen Shyu: Composition, vocals, Taiwanese moon lute, Korean gayageum and soribuk drum, Japanese biwa, piano, dance, sound design, choreography, percussion
     
    {Nine Doors} was inspired by the loss of Shyu’s friend Sri Joko Raharjo “Cilik,” who died with his wife and infant son in an automobile accident at the age of 30. Raharjo was a master of the Javanese art of shadow puppetry called wayang kulit. His 6-year-old daughter, who survived the crash, is the central character in Shyu’s piece. Time stops as she encounters powerful female legends—from the Wehali Kingdom of Timor to the Korean folkloric myth of Baridegi, the mother of all shamans—who become her guides. A mysterious phone booth in a gardener's yard in Otsuchi, Japan, which has become a comfort to the families who lost loved ones in the 2011 Tsunami, also enters into the story, with the gardener having given Shyu permission to compose a piece with his poetry titled “Phone of the Wind” (“Kaze no Denwa”). The work reflects the parallels that exist between life and death, different cultures, and the importance of empathy over destructive assumptions that divide humanity.
     
    More info on Facebook HERE
    Review in Theater Scene HERE
    Featuring music from Song of Silver Geese which is among The New York Times' Best Albums of 2017 HERE!
     
    Photo by Caterina di Perri

    Fri
    05
    Jan
    2018

    Cal Folger Day // Ron Shalom and ZRL Jan 5

    7:30 $10.00 suggested donation

     
    Cal Folger Day is an American songwriter now based in Dublin. Her verbatim pop-opera The Woods & Grandma was awarded the Little Gem award at the 2017 Dublin Fringe. She will be touring solo in early 2018 with an audience-interaction version of the material. Two EPs, Adornament and Drom-d'reau, are available online. "A guitarist and chanteuse with jazz leanings, whose vocal control and stage presence command attention" (The New Yorker).
     
    Ron Shalom songs project for woodwinds and strings (featuring Alec Spiegelman, Dina Maccabee, Austin Vaughn and Michael Sachs, listenable here).
     
     

    ZRL is a Chicago-based trio featuring Ryan Packard, Zachary Good and Lia Kohl on percussion/electronics, clarinet, and cello, respectively.  Audio and more info for their ensemble at http://www.zrlmusic.com


    Sat
    06
    Jan
    2018

    Charming Disaster/ Aaron Frazer /Lord Youth Jan 6

    7:30 $10.00 suggested donation

     
    Brooklyn-based musical duo Charming Disaster was formed in 2012 by Ellia Bisker (of Sweet Soubrette and Funkrust Brass Band) and Jeff Morris (of Kotorino). Inspired by the gothic humor of Edward Gorey and Tim Burton, the noir storytelling of Raymond Chandler, the murder ballads of the Americana tradition, and the dramatic flair of the cabaret, they write songs that tell stories, using two voices to explore dark narratives and characters with a playful sensibility.
     
    AARON FRAZER
     
    Aaron Frazer is a multi-instrumentalist living in brooklyn, known for his soul and hard gospel productions. When not singing behind the drums, Aaron also performs selections from decades of private-press country and outside folk.
     
     
    LORD YOUTH
     
    Lord Youth is a noir folk rock band based out of Queens, NY. It began as a recording project in an old Copehagen attic once inhabited by hundreds of Danish pigeons. If you listen closely, you can hear the crunch of feathers underneath the musicians' feet.

    Sun
    07
    Jan
    2018

    Rachelle Garniez // Serena Jost Jan 7

    7:30 $10.00 suggested donation

    Serena Jost writes and performs songs that are at turns seductive, edgy, affecting, and otherworldly.  A dynamic singer and cellist with a hauntingly beautiful voice, she is a unique performer whose music evokes vivid emotional landscapes. Her album, A Bird Will Sing, was produced by Anton Fier, and her forthcoming solo cello and voice album, Up To The Sky, will be released in April 2018. Tonight she is joined by her band, Julian Maile (guitar), Rob Jost (bass) and Robert DiPietro (drums).

     

    Native New Yorker, genre-fluid multi-instrumentalist, performer and songwriter Rachelle Garniez is known as a "master of surprise" Entertainment Weekly and a "certified free spirit" The New Yorker.  At once optimistic and dark, accompanied by bassist Derek Nievergelt and violist Karen Waltuch,her tragicomic story-songs intermix with sonic and lyric improvisation creating a world of sweet wreckage.

     

    Thu
    11
    Jan
    2018

    Alec Spiegelman, Jeremy Udden and Anna Roberts Gevalt jan 11

    7:30 $10.00 suggested donation


    Fri
    12
    Jan
    2018

    The Rhythm Method String Quartet and Longleash (duo) Jan 12

    7:30 $10.00 suggested donation

    The Rhythm Method presents:
     
    And Nobody Gets Everything Right
     
    The Rhythm Method presents works which bend, sidestep, or shatter the classical frame of the string quartet, from Dame Elizabeth Maconchy's concisely dramatic String Quartet No. 3 (1938) to violinist-composer Marina Kifferstein's extraterrestrial musings in An Alien with Extraordinary Abilities (2017), from Lewis Nielsen's anti-colonialist tour de force Le Journal de Corps (2010) to Kristin Bolstad's disruptive And Nobody Gets Everything Right (2012).
     
    Leah Asher and Marina Kifferstein, violins
    Miranda Sielaff, viola*
    Meaghan Burke, cello
     
    *guest artist
     

    Sat
    13
    Jan
    2018

    Rupe Shearns SOLD OUT 1/13

    7:30 doors $15.00 adv/$18.00 at door

    https://venuepilot.co/events/15552/orders/new

     
    A decade after releasing his first album with Earl Greyhound, singer and guitar player Matt Whyte, now known as Rupe Shearns, released his first collection of original music on 10/20/17. The album was 4 years in the making and prominently features members of Grizzly Bear and Inara George from The Bird and The Bee. A distinct departure from Earl Greyhound’s pared down and aggressive brand of rock, Rupe Shearns’ music is decidedly more layered and varied from song to song; at its most gentle paying subtle tribute to Pink Floyd’s “Meddle”, and at its loudest, drawing more overtly from Joe Jackson’s “Stepping Out”.

    In the intervening years between Earl Greyhound and Rupe Shearns, Matt has been working as a composer and producer out of Greenpoint, Brooklyn and touring as multi instrumentalist and singer with Joan as Policewoman. In addition, Matt performs samba and Bossa Nova music in Portuguese every other week in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.
     
    LISTEN:

    Thu
    18
    Jan
    2018

    Harris Eisenstadt's Poschiavo 50 // Play Jan 18

    7:30 $10.00 suggested donation

    Poschiavo 50
     
    7-8 premieres, third Thursdays at the Owl Music Parlor, from a book of fifty short compositions for small ensembles, written during an August 2017 residency in Poschiavo, CH
     
    Patricia Brennan - vibraphone
    Chris Dingman - Marimba
    Harris Eisenstadt- drums, compositions
     
     
    Play is Vnnie Sperrazza, Jacob Sacks and Masa Kamaguchi

    Fri
    19
    Jan
    2018

    Richard Sears Group // Michael Rocketship Jan 19

    7:30 Doors $10.00 Suggested Donation

     
    Richard Sears Sextet - Iron Year
    Roman Filiu - alto saxophone
    Ravi Coltrane - tenor saxophone
    Bryan Carrott - vibraphone
    Richard Sears - piano/compositions
    Martin Nevin - bass
    Guilhem Flouzat - drums
     
    Richard Sears is a Brooklyn based pianist and composer. His most recent recording, “Altadena”, features the legendary drummer, Albert “Tootie” Heath performing with Richard’s sextet. “Altadena” earned 4 stars in Downbeat Magazine, naming it "one of 2017's best releases". Over the past several years, Sears has performed with, the Muhal Richard Abrams Orchestra, the Billy Hart Quartet, Andrew Cyrille, Marc Ribot, Eric Revis, Ralph Alessi, and others. This performance will feature new music composed since the release of Altadena, previewing his forthcoming release, Iron Year. 

    Sat
    20
    Jan
    2018

    Ali Dineen and Feral Foster Jan 20

    7:30 $10.00 suggested donation

     

    New York City born-and-raised musicians Feral Foster and Ali Dineen join forces to bring you folk, blues, gospel and county that will keep the fire stoked this winter! They will perform solo sets of their original folk music, as well as a duet performance of their favorite gospel, blues and country songs.
     
    Feral has been gigging in New York, across the country and in Europe for the past 10 years, capturing the imagination and attention of listeners with his impassioned singing and powerful songwriting. Foster draws from the deep wellspring of early blues, country, and jazz to tell contemporary, human stories, making for music that feels well­worn and strikingly fresh at the same time. He has become well­known in the roots music scene for establishing, curating, and performing at Jalopy’s weekly Wednesday “Roots n’ Ruckus” review, which has become a premiere showcase for new and established talent. 
     
    Ali Dineen is a singer, multi-instrumentalist and visual artist based in New York City. She performs original music as well as songs from U.S. folk traditions, incorporating historical and sociopolitical commentary into her shows. She believes in the power of narrative to connect people to their histories, themselves and one another. Ali's music is personal and also political, and explores the intersections of personal stories with larger histories. She has given her musical talents to various projects including the Bread and Puppet Theater. She performs regularly in New York City.

     

     

    Thu
    25
    Jan
    2018

    Jamie Saft solo Jan 25

    7:30 Doors $10.00 Admission

    a record release event:  JAMIE SAFT – SOLO A GENOVA

     

    RareNoise RNR088

    Jamie Saft’s first solo album is an unrestrained experience, taking an eclectic mix of material – jazz, rock, pop, blues, modernist classical, and a few Saft originals – and creating an hour’s coherent listening without sacrificing any of the variety. In other words, some choices might seem odd on paper but aurally, it works, and then some.

    The reasoning behind the choices goes back to the original idea for a solo concert in 2007 in Italy. Saft wanted, “…to present American music as an example of positive, forward thinking art – …art that resisted hatred and negativity, art that promoted a positive path forward…” 


    Fri
    26
    Jan
    2018

    Tenores de Aterúe // Eva Salina and Peter Stan Jan 26

    7:30 Doors $10.00 Suggested Donation

     
    Tenores de Aterúe presents a concert of harmonic singing from Sardinia, Corsica, and Italy.  Founded in 2008, the Tenores have performed in the US and Canada, and in Sardinia, where they are recognized as the world’s first non-native group to master the art of cantu a tenorea traditional song form that involves harmonic throat singing in parts.  With complex interlocking dance rhythms and ringing guttural overtones, the sound is otherworldly and infectiously downhome.
     
    Tenores de Aterúe are Avery Book (bassu), Gideon Crevoshay (mesu oche), Carl Linich (contra), and Doug Paisley (oche). A new documentary film about the quartet's first visit to Sardinia. For a preview: https://aterue.com/
     
    LISTEN:
     
    In their collaboration, Eva Salina & Peter Stan pick up and continue an interrupted legacy of empowered female voices in Balkan Romani (gypsy) music. Amplifying voices of past generations of Romani women musicians, Eva & Peter employ tenderness, grace, passion and a commitment to keeping these songs alive and evolving, while inspiring and teaching young people in the Balkans and the Balkan diaspora to continue to participate in living traditions.  Their new album, SUDBINA, comes out 3/30/18on Vogiton Records.  More info at www.evasalina.com
     
     

    Sat
    27
    Jan
    2018

    A Jared Samuel Night with Alena Spanger, Levon Henry and more!

    7:30 $10.00 suggested donation

    with

    Katie Von Schleicher

    Invisible Familiars

    Adam Brisbin

    Levon Henry

    Alena Spangler


    Thu
    01
    Feb
    2018

    Scree, Joanna Sternberg & Noah Garabedian Trio Feb 1

    7:30 Doors $10.00 Suggested Donation

    Scree is Ryan Beckley, Carmen Rothwell, and Jason Burger

    Joanna Sternberg is a singer/songwriter/visual artist/multi-instrumentalist living in New York City.  Joanna makes art about the human emotional experience and the art is designed to make people feel that they are not alone.
    www.joannasternberg.com

     

    Noah Garabedian Trio
    Caleb Curtis - alto sax
    Noah Garabedian - bass
    Ben Perowsky - drums


    Fri
    02
    Feb
    2018

    Katie Mullins / Allegra Krieger/ Caroline Davis Feb 2

    7:30 Doors $10.00 Suggested Donation

    According to John Schaefer of NPR's Soundcheck, Katie Mullins is a Brooklyn-based "singer-songwriter -- just not in the way you might think." Author Paul Rome describes Katie’s performances as, "Clear, direct, intimate, generous–a warm, powerful voice over fluid guitar patterns. The audience leans forward drawn in by the warmth, happily alert, actively seeking wisdom yet somewhat hypnotized. One is part of a ritual that feels ancient or perhaps timeless. Storytelling. There a moment in every song that is never precisely as one expects."
     

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


    Sat
    03
    Feb
    2018

    Relatives, Fred Lyenn Jacques and Twig Twig

    7:30 Doors $10.00 Suggested Donation

     

     

    LYENN’s highly acclaimed debut ‘The Jollity Of My Boon Companion’ came out in 2009, with special guests  Shazad Ismaily, Marc Ribot and Joel Hamilton.  

    In 2011 the beautiful EP ‘Vowels Made First’ was released as a prelude to a forthcoming new album. In the meantime Fred Lyenn Jacques has toured the world extensively as bass player for Mark Lanegan.  In 2016 V2 Records released LYENN’s second album ‘Slow Healer’. The album was recorded in Iceland, the perfect canvas for his fragile music, and led to collaborations with Mum’s cellist Gyda Valtisdoter and drummer Julian Sartorius. LYENN’s music sounds pure and honest. Lucid tones are held together by a sparse use of instruments, while his remarkable voice ranges from angelic whispers to intense daemonic shouts.

     

    Relatives - Ian Davis and Katie Vogel - met upon arrival to New York City in 2007 and have been singing and writing together since. Over the years, they have been paring down and turning inwards, exploring what can be done with less.

     

    twig twig is a home recording project by Zubin Hensler. for this evening he's assembled a cheerful acoustic ensemble consisting of Renata Zeiguer (violin), Michael Sachs (clarinet), Willem DeKoch (trombone) and Raphael Peterson (bass). to hear or look visit twigtwig.info


    Sun
    04
    Feb
    2018

    Open Ground w Beekman and William Tatge Trio Feb 4

    7:30 doors $10.00 Suggested Donation

    Open Ground Presents:
     
    8pm
    Beekman
    Kyle Nasser - tenor saxophone
    Yago Vázquez - piano
    Pablo Menares - bass
    Rodrigo Recabarren - drums
     
    9pm
    William Tatge Trio
    William Tatge - piano
    Pablo Menares - bass
    Jeff Hirshfield - drums

    Beekman comprises pianist Yago Vazquez (Spain), saxophonist Kyle Nasser (U.S), bassist Pablo Menares (Chile), and drummer Rodrigo Recabarren(Chile).  Critics have praised this album as "vital new music" (Donald Elfman, New York City Jazz Record) and "a joyful and continued speculation flowing in almost all facets with surprising ease." (Jazz, ese ruido). It even earned the group a nomination for "Best Jazz/Fusion Artist" in the Chilean Music Awards (Premios Pulsar). 

    William Tatge is a pianist, composer and improviser. Born in Umbria, Italy, of American parents, he lived in Todi and Florence until moving to New York City in 2008. Tatge is active in jazz, classical, new and improvised music. He has performed widely throughout Europe, South America, Japan, Canada and the U.S. in solo piano concerts, leading his groups or as a sideman. He has released three records to his name and collaborated on two multimedia works with artist Christine Meisner which have been shown in major art institutions throughout the world. http://www.williamtatge.com/

    Thu
    08
    Feb
    2018

    Ana Egge and Hayley Sabella Feb 8

    7:30 Doors $10.00 Suggested Donation

     

    Ana Egge was born in Estevan, SK Canada and grew up in North Dakota and New Mexico. She began her music career in Austin, TX at the age of 20 releasing her first album 'River Under The Road' in 1997, recorded with the legendary western swing band, Asleep At The Wheel. Over the following years and 8 albums she worked with producers Martin Terefe, Jason Mercer, Joel Plaskett, Steve Earle and Stewart Lerman. She is currently in the studio finishing her tenth album, 'White Tiger' with Alec Spiegelman in Brooklyn, NY.

    New England based musician, Hayley Sabella, brings you songs with gripping melodies & intimate lyrics that explore the human condition through nature. Her voice is “honeyed, but with a mild rasp,” and dances over a finger-picked guitar, usually a 1965 hollow-body Gibson, which is a signature sound in her live performance & her new album, Forgive the Birds. Sabella will be taking this Boston-based, homegrown record on the road in the Spring of 2018.

     


    Fri
    09
    Feb
    2018

    Loosie with bot and special guests Feb. 9

    7:30 Doors $10.00 Suggested Donation

    "Another Nite of Music Poetry Mvmt"



    "Loosie is Fever Dream Pop from Brooklyn. Their sound is defined by major sonic and emotional contrasts; quiet space and punishing density, opiated detachment and grounded vitality. The songs, mostly written by drummer Alex Kirkpatrick and sung by Sara McDonald, deal with growing up feeling bound to endless consumption and communication but knowing no other way to live, relate, love, and know yourself or anything at all. (indie / sperimental / rock friend)
    loosie.bandcamp.com

    b o t (/bät/) is a brooklyn-based musical collective created in early 2016. in all of its permutations, b o t is led by an unnamed character of ambiguous gender who appears to be perpetually apprehensive and cynical. being heavily influenced by the contemporary gospel of the late nineties and oughts, b o t's sound lends itself to being off-centered, soulful pop.
    facebook.com/botanisttt

    Movement performance by Simone Johnson/Melisande Echanique/Kiera Bono: intersubjective identity formation as a never-ending collision of archives spilling out on each other and rearranging/highlighting each other's legibility as individuals while also stewing in the blurriness between subject and object, internal and external, resistance and assimilation, consumer and consumed, etc. [movement/sound/ritual]"

    Order/timing:

    8:15 b o t
    9:00 TBD poet into movement performance by Simone Johnson/Melisande Echanique/Kiera Bono
    9:45 Rami Karim poetry into Loosie


    Sat
    10
    Feb
    2018

    Jake Sherman, Lau Noah, Michael Rocketship Feb 10

    7:30 Doors $10.00 Suggested Donation

     

    In the fall of 2012, composer and pianist Michael Coleman (Beep!, CavityFang, Chris Cohen, tUnE-yArDs) began recording himself alone in his studio in Oakland, CA. Out of this small room, filled with casio keyboards, curious synths, abandoned percussion and disreputable guitars, Michael Rocketship emerged. The name captures the uninhibited and slightly mischievous nature of Coleman's unpredictable pop songwriting, which calls to mind the best of Deerhoof, Captain Beefheart, SMiLE-era Beach Boys, and acid-balladeer Rodd Keith. The band is ever shifting and the music changes with every new incarnation. The lineup for Jan 19th includes Michael Rocketship (synth and voice), Nick Lyons (sax), Kurt Kotheimer (upright bass) and Shahzad Ismaily (percussion).

     

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

    Jake Sherman.

    Virtuosic piano playing, introspective lyrics, sincere singing, unforgettable melodies, spot on sense of humor lol

     


    Sun
    11
    Feb
    2018

    Dolunay and Sharq Attack 2/11

    7:30 Doors $10.00 Suggested Donation

     
     
     
    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.

    Thu
    15
    Feb
    2018

    Harris Eisenstadt's Poschiavo 50 // Gavagai

    7:30 $10.00 suggested donation

    Poschiavo 50
     
    7-8 premieres, third Thursdays at the Owl Music Parlor, from a book of fifty short compositions for small ensembles, written during an August 2017 residency in Poschiavo, CH
     
    Sylvie Courvoisier - Piano
    Harris Eisenstadt- drums, compositions
     
     
    The Gavagai Poetry and Music Series returns to The Owl after a several month hiatus.

    Fri
    16
    Feb
    2018

    Zosha Warpeha, Gaya Feldheim-Schorr & Ashni Feb 16

    7:30 Doors $10.00 Suggested Donation

     
    Zosha Warpeha
    Zosha is a violinist, vocalist, and songwriter whose music draws inspiration from a variety of folkloric and improvised traditions. Her collaboration with drummer Connor Parks explores space, time, and resonance through long form improvisations of hardanger fiddle, voice, and percussion, spinning together songs that are all at once meditative and energetic, contemplative and whimsical. 
     
    Zosha Warpeha - hardanger fiddle and voice
    Connor Parks - drums
     
    Gaya Feldheim-Schorr
    Born in the heart of Tel-Aviv, jazz musician and vocalist Gaya Feldheim-Schorr was introduced to music at home. Her mother, a multi-media artist, brought her up to be highly receptive to diversity and acquainted with a multitude of musical genres and eras, all coming to form the musical fiber of her artistic palate. Drawing from her vast repertoire and wide ranging skillset, Gaya is creating her own space in the shifting and unrelenting flow of the New York jazz scene. Through her unique tastes and her deft arranging skills, Gaya creates projects that both defy classification and celebrate great musical traditions. She takes on various musical matter from pieces she has felt connected to at different points in her life, spanning classical, jazz, singer songwriter, and indie rock, and reimagines them both through new orchestration, arrangement and improvisation.  Her current project presents an arch surrounding a recurring theme of Benjamin Britten's choral work "A Ceremony of Carols", with jazz standards, Israeli folk, and contemporary songwriter pieces interspersed.
     
    Gaya Feldheim Schorr - voice
    Davy Lazar - trumpet
    Blake Opper - tenor sax
    Tal Yahalom - guitar
    Micha Gilad - piano
    Eva Lawitts - bass
    Mareike Wiening - drums 
     
    Ashni

    Ashni is a singer and songwriter. She is inspired by how individuals learn to build relationships to the self, to others, and to communities. Her relationship with the stage began with classical North Indian dance, Kathak; the sound and movement remain an inspiration. With soulful melodies, powerful lyrics and rhythmic current, heavy with jazz and R&B influence, she gracefully envelops listeners in a reflective, cathartic dimension. She is currently teaching, creating and performing in New York City. Her performance credits include Rockwood Music Hall, Music Hall of Williamsburg, The Greene Space, Rough Trade, and more. Her music has been featured on Spotify's Women of Jazz playlist, Bitch Media's Podcast: Growing Up Immigrant, and the acclaimed web series Brown Girls.  


    Sat
    17
    Feb
    2018

    Ed Pastorini solo // Rē Feb 17

    7:30 Doors $10.00 Suggested Donation

     

    "...Pastorini also completed an album of songs for solo piano and voice and is nearing completion of a recording of solo piano improvisation. If those recordings are on the same level as Train Bolt Roller, we have many hours of hard listening ahead." - Perfect Sound Forever

    Rē is:
    Jake Adams - Thumps & bumps
    Teerapat Parnmongkol - Screeches & scratches
    Maxim Elrod - Loops & boops

    Critical acclaim for Rē:
    “Different enough” - Anonymous
    “...non-relatable...” - Roulette Intermedium
    “...an aural accompaniment to the visual spectacle.” - Hyperallergic
    “Enjoyable” - Ed Pastorini

     

    Sun
    18
    Feb
    2018

    Open Ground: Noam Wiesenberg Feb 18

    7:30 Doors $10.00 Suggested Donation

    Open Ground Presents:
     
     
    Noam Wiesenberg Quintet - live video recording 
    ft:
    Philip Dizack - trumpet
    Immanuel Wilkens - alto saxophone
    Shai Maestro - piano
    Noam Wiesenberg - bass
    Kush Abadey - drums
     
    Since graduating from Berklee in 2010, Israeli Bassist and Composer Noam Wiesenberg has worked with artist such as Antonio Sanchez, Billy Hart, Jeff “Tain” Watts, Gilad Hekselman, Lage Lund, Jonathan Kreisberg, Seamus Blake, and more. This will be a filmed performance, featuring music from Noam's debut record, "Roads Diverge".

    More fine Jazz performances curated by Richard Sears.


    Thu
    22
    Feb
    2018

    We The Gleaners / Hank Roberts Feb 22

    7:30 Doors, $10.00 Suggested Donation

    We The Gleaners
    Dana Lyn - violin
    Kyle Sanna - guitar, synth, samples
    Matt Kanelos - piano, effects, samples

    We the Gleaners is a trio of our own great great friends and a lot more fun than we are playing for. 

    We the Gleaners was made in Brooklyn by the man who had a long history with the other two of our great friends.

    We the Gleaners creates the best of the world to see what we see and blend together the same old age as the new ones.

    Through improvisation, composed fragments, found sound, and the other two of those who were at home, We the Gleaners creates audio collages that are available for the next couple years to be sure that they can meet with your family.

    Blurring the boundaries between sound art, chamber music, and the music on that show, We the Gleaners forges a great trip with the new world of events that transpired.

    Featuring Dana Lyn on the East River, Kyle Sanna on Sunday, and Matt Kanelos on a flight to the new world, We the Gleaners are pleased to announce their plans.


    Fri
    23
    Feb
    2018

    Taylor Ashton and Charlotte Cornfield Feb 23

    7:30 Doors $10.00 Suggested Donation

    After touring Canada for several years and releasing four albums with alt-folk outfit Fish & Bird, Taylor brought his clawhammer banjo, his guitar, and his rich baritone voice to New York City to sing songs about things that are hard to say and to make unexpected juxtapositions seem like the most natural thing in the world.

    http://taylorashton.com
    @taylrashtn

    “Her songwriting is ravenousEven herein uneasy happiness, [Charlotte] sounds like she will wolf down her life as fast as she is able. The windfalls, the crises, the concerts, the chance encounters – she’ll sprint through them all, collecting burs. This is work in the tradition of Dylan or Townes Van Zandt”  Sean Michaels, The Globe And Mail
     

    Sat
    24
    Feb
    2018

    Lacy Rose & Osso String Quartet w Triune, Colin Fullerton and Alaina J. Ferris Feb 24

    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. 
     
     
     

    Osso fuses the classical sensibilities of a string quartet with the pulse of pop culture. Their rhythmically driven rep and ambitious commissioning forge new territory within the classical tradition. With an exuberant commitment to collaboration, Osso has spent the past twelve years touring, performing, and recording with artists such as Jay­Z, Kanye West, John Legend, The National, My Brightest Diamond, and Sufjan Stevens. Their interpretation of Stevens' electronica album Enjoy Your Rabbit recomposes computer keystrokes into vibrant acoustic arrangements, welding the energy of indie rock and the nuance of chamber music to create explosive and enchanting new sounds.

    Osso is Monica Davis, Brooke Quiggins, Kallie Ciechomski, and Maria Jeffers.

     
     
     
     
     

    Thu
    01
    Mar
    2018

    Aaron Irwin /Sebastien Ammann's Color Wheel Mar 1

    7:30 $10.00 suggested donation

     

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

     

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

    Michaël Attias - alto saxophone
    Sebastien Ammann - piano, composition
    Sean Conly - bass
    Nathan Ellman-Bell - drums
     
     
     

    Fri
    02
    Mar
    2018

    Lau Noa and Innov Gnawa - Mar 2

    7:30 Doors $10.00 Suggested Donation

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

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    Sat
    03
    Mar
    2018

    Töth w Joanna Sternberg & Clarice Jensen Mar 3

    7:30 $10.00 suggested donation

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

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

    "A talent gold mine" - Bob Boilen, NPR

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

    Sun
    04
    Mar
    2018

    Open Ground w Pawan Benjamin & Sam Harris Mar 4

    7:30 Doors $10.00 Suggested Donation

     
     
    Open Ground presents:
    Pawan Benjamin Trio
    Pawan Benjamin - tenor saxophone and bansuri flute
    Martin Nevin - bass
    Sean Mullins - drums

    9pm
    Sam Harris Trio
    Sam Harris - piano
    Martin Nevin - bass
    Craig Weinrib - drums

    Pawan Benjamin started his musical training at a young age in Madison, Wisconsin, receiving guidance and mentorship from jazz luminaries such as bassist, Richard Davis, and AACM founder Roscoe Mitchell. He has collaborated with artists such as Roscoe Mitchell, Ranjit Barot, Taufiq Qureshi, Rez Abbasi. Pawan is an active member of Brooklyn Raga Massive, a music collective which seeks to bridge the worlds of American and South Asian art of all kinds. This performance previews the release of Pawan's debut trio recording, Tinte Baja. http://pawanbenjaminmusic.com

    Sam grew up in Dallas, Texas. He studied classical piano with Janet Jones and competed regularly on the local and statewide level. While attending Booker T. Washington High School for the Arts, he discovered jazz and began taking lessons with local piano legend Bill Lohr. In 2004, he moved to New York to attend the Manhattan School of Music, and now performs in bands led by artists such as Ambrose Akinmusire, Ben Van Gelder, Logan Richardson, Roman Filiu, and Rudy Royston. He has appeared at venues and festivals in the Americas, Europe, Asia, Africa, and Australia. This spring, Sam will be recording his second album as a leader with this very trio. http://samharrispiano.com

    Wed
    07
    Mar
    2018

    Gina Leishman 'Geography' / Joy Askew Mar 7

    7:30 Doors $10.00 Suggested Donation

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

    Joy Askew

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

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

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


    Thu
    08
    Mar
    2018

    Kane Mathis & Andreas Arnold March 8

    7:30 Doors $10.00 Suggested Donation

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

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

    Andreas Arnold - flamenco guitar
    Jeremy Smith - cajon

    Fri
    09
    Mar
    2018

    Gentlemen Prefer Hanes Mar 9

    7:30 Doors $10.00 Suggested Donation

     

    hello.

    my father is a musician, and, for all intents and purposes, entirely to blame for me becoming one as well. it was he who instilled an early love of music in my, and consistently nurtured me in my quest to understand more and more about it as i grew older. over the years, we’ve ended up playing together a great deal, in many different projects - AND NOW WE”RE BRINGING THEM TO NEW YORK, BABY!

    its a celebration of family, love, music, and collaboration for the ages!

    IF YOU ATTEND THIS CONCERT, YOU’LL WITNESS:

    A DOUBLE JAW HARP TWANG EXTRAVAGANZA! (featuring the incredible pete moffett on percussion)

    A FAST PICKIN’, LOW DOWN, SURF ROCKIN’ INSTRUMENTAL DUO!

    and

    A MEDITATIVE SOLID STATE GROOVING TRANSCENDENTAL GROOVE ENSEMBLE!

    with our tremendous compatriots:

    Sam Lisabeth

    Evan Allen

    Maya Kronfeld 

    Will Green 

    Alec Harper

    Daniel Pencer

    and much, much more!

    please join us for this evening of multi-generational musicality!

    <3, 

    hanes the younger.


    Sat
    10
    Mar
    2018

    Allegra Krieger & Noah Harley Mar 10

    7:30 Doors $10.00 Suggested Donation

     

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

     

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

     


    Thu
    15
    Mar
    2018

    The Ives of March w Maya Bennardo 3/15

    7:30 Doors $10.00 Suggested Donation

     

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

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

     

     


    Fri
    16
    Mar
    2018

    Eliot Krimsky /The Briars of North America /Kenny Warren Trio March 16

    7:30 Doors $10.00 Suggested Donation

    https://www.facebook.com/events/343008556194024/

    https://kennywarren.bandcamp.com/

    https://eliotkrimsky.com/


    Sat
    17
    Mar
    2018

    Relatives, Jake Sherman, Dina Macabee and Ed Pastorini Mar 17

    7:30 $10.00 suggested donation

         


    Sun
    18
    Mar
    2018

    Open Ground: Mariel Roberts / Theo Bleckmann & Ben Monder Mar 18

    7:30 $10.00 suggested donation

      

     

    Open Ground presents:

     
    8pm 
    Mariel Roberts - cello and electronics
     
    9pm
    Theo Bleckmann - voice
    Ben Monder - guitar
     
    “Trailblazing” cellist Mariel Roberts (Feast of Music) is widely recognized as a deeply dedicated interpreter of contemporary music. Recent performances have garnered praise for her “technical flair and exquisite sensitivity” (American Composers Forum), as well as her ability to “couple youthful vision with startling maturity”. (InDigest Magazine). Roberts' work emphasizes expanding the technical and expressive possibilities of her instrument through close relationships with innovative performers and composers of her generation. Her passion for collaboration and experimentation has led her to premiere hundreds of new works by both emerging and established artists. 

    Roberts has appeared as a soloist and chamber musician across four continents, most notably as a member of the Mivos String Quartet, as well as Wet Ink Ensemble and Ensemble Signal. She performs regularly on major stages for new music such as the Lincoln Center Festival (NYC), Wien Modern (Austria), Lucerne Festival(Switzerland), Cervantino Festival (Mexico), Klang Festival (Denmark), Shanghai New Music Week (China), Darmstadt Internationalen Ferienkurse für Neue Musik (Germany), and Aldeburgh Music Festival (UK). Roberts has been featured as a chamber musician on recordings for Innova, Albany Records, New World Records, New Amsterdam, Carrier Records, New Focus, and Urtext Records.   
     

    GRAMMY® nominated jazz singer and new music composer Theo Bleckmann’s diverse recorded work includes albums of Las Vegas standards, Weimar art songs, and popular “bar songs” (all with pianist Fumio Yasuda); a recording of newly-arranged songs by Charles Ives (with jazz/rock collective Kneebody); and his acclaimed “Hello Earth – the Music of Kate Bush.” Bleckmann has most recently appeared as a special guest on recordings by Ambrose Akinmusire for Blue Note Records and Julia Hülsmann’s trio for ECM Records. In January 2017, ECM released Bleckmann’s recording with his new Elegy Quintet, produced by legendary label head and founder, Manfred Eicher.

    A musician in the New York City area for over 30 years, Ben Monder has performed with a wide variety of artists, including Jack McDuff, Marc Johnson, Lee Konitz, George Garzone, Paul Motian, Guillermo Klein, Maria Schneider, and Marshall Crenshaw. He also contributed guitar parts to the last David Bowie album, “Blackstar”. He has appeared on over 200 CDs as a sideman, and has released 6 as a leader: Amorphae (ECM, 2015), Hydra (Sunnyside, 2013), Oceana (Sunnyside, 2005), Excavation (Arabesque, 2000), Dust (Arabesque, 1997), and Flux (Songlines,1995).


    Thu
    22
    Mar
    2018

    Charlie Burnham & Brandon Ross' Phantom Station March 22

    7:30 Doors $10.00 Suggested Donation

    Charlie is playing a rare solo set this evening, some new songs, some old, and some instrumental magic! Violin! Mandola! Special surprise?  Maybe!!!???... Come and see.

    He claims he will be "smokin"!!
     
       
     
    Phantom Station is. bR - acoustic guitars/taisho harp/voice 
    Hardedge - soundesign 
    Chris Eddleton - percussion 

    Fri
    23
    Mar
    2018

    Tredici Bacci Mar 23

    "Tredici Bacci, New York’s premier Italian soundtrack pop-influenced genre bending large ensemble, is deeply excited to be heading into the studio again to make another record. 

    To celebrate this, we’re putting on a performance at the Owl Music Parlor, one of the best freakin venues in Brooklyn, and playing ALL THE NEW MATERIAL THAT WE’LL HAVE JUST RECORDED!! YAY!

    Come party with us and check out what we’ve been working on for the last million years!"


    Sat
    24
    Mar
    2018

    Yotoco 8pm // Lovestruck Balladeers 10pm March 24

    7:30 Doors $10.00 Suggested Donation

      

     

    "Yotoco’s music defies categorization.  It isn’t salsa, son, cumbia, merengue or psychedelic rock; it isn’t rumba, funk, bomba or plena. It draws from all of those traditions, transcends them, and creates something unique, trippy, and danceable. Yotoco’s music may be hard to classify- but it is very easy to party to."

     

    The Lovestruck Balladeers are an original take on 20s-30s era jazz, traditional Mexican fiddle music, and Ragtime classics as well as lesser known styles of music from the beginning of the 20th century. Featuring:
    Jared Engel - upright bass
    Aaron Jonah Lewis - violin
    Dennis Lichtman - clarinet
    Dalton Ridenhour - piano
    Jake Sanders - guitar


    Thu
    29
    Mar
    2018

    Clebs / Fieldings Mar 29

    7:30 Doors $10.00 Suggested Donation

     

    Fieldings is Brooklyn-based (Australian born) producer/songwriter Lucinda Hearn, with Paul Weintrob and Alex Kirkpatrick. Fielding's latest album Soft Tissue explores vulnerability through gauzy dream pop: imagined death, anxiety, skin, memories of being a kid, seeking oblivion to numb. Its textures wash over and pull at you, from the tense icy piano of Northern Lights, to the scatter-fuck fragility of Soft Jewels.
     
    Soft Tissue was written and recorded between fall 2015 and summer 2017, while songwriter Lucinda Hearn found a new home and new band in NYC. It's woozy with the loneliness and uncertainty of that time, only showing its soft underbelly from around corners.

    "beautifully enveloping, equally endearing as what came before while offering something altogether more immersive ... fog slowly swallowed by the brightness of the day" - Gold Flake Paint
    "a gorgeously tasteful slice of dream pop that we haven’t been able to stop listening to all week." - Eucalypt
    "a Jazz-influenced journey, its angles are sharp, its turns unexpected and its mind open" - Autumn Roses
     

    CLEBS is the mutant brainchild of singer Emilie Weibel and producer/drummer Jason Nazary. A thorough melodicism and paranormal sonic connections make for an uncanny musical experience. 

    http://facebook.com/clebsmusic

     

     

    Fri
    30
    Mar
    2018

    Hank Roberts Sextet // James Gilligan & Hugh Stuckey (and special guests!) Mar 30

    7:30 Doors $10.00 Suggested Donation

     

     

    Hank Roberts (born March 24, 1954 in Terre Haute, Indiana) is an American jazz cellist and vocalist. He plays the electric cello, and his style is a mixture of rock, jazz, avant-garde, folk, and classical influences. He emerged with the downtown New York City jazz scene of the 1980s and is associated with its post-modern tendencies.

    http://www.hankrobertsmusic.com

     

    https://jgilligan.bandcamp.com/album/cocoon-e-p


    Sat
    31
    Mar
    2018

    Mi Mi Zhi Yin / Christina Courtin March 31

    7:30 $10.00 suggested donation


    Thu
    05
    Apr
    2018

    Sara Serpa April 5

    7:30 Doors $10.00 Suggested Donation

    Serpa was voted as “Musician of the Year” in 2010 by the newspaper O Público, one of the major daily publications in Portugal, and was the cover of the U.S magazine Jazziz in 2012. Serpa has been voted and included by the DownBeat Magazine Critics Poll in the “Rising Star Vocalist” list for three times: 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017.  She has performed her own music in Europe, Australia, North and South America, singing at international festivals such as Festa do Jazz, the Panama Jazz Festival, Festival de Jazz de Montevideo, Wangaratta Jazz Festival, Adelaide Festival, or venues like Bimhuis, Casa da Música, Village Vanguard, Jazz Standard, the Brooklyn Academy of Music, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the Kennedy Center for the Arts, among others.

    Currently,  Serpa leads a trio with Erik Friedlander (cello) and Ingrid Laubrock (tenor sax), with a debut album coming out in March 2018 (Close Up/ Clean Feed) , and a trio featuring Zeena Parkins (harp) and Mark Turner (tenor sax) in an interdisciplinary  performance, combining film with live music entitled “Recognition“. 

    http://www.saraserpa.com

     


    Fri
    06
    Apr
    2018

    Kim Anderson w Special guest Ryan Dugre 04/06

    7:30 $10.00 suggested donation

     

    Kim Anderson ‘Yarrow’ Album Release 

    Celebrate the release of Kim Anderson’s debut Album ‘Yarrow’ with a night of beautiful music-making. Kim and her band play at _pm. Featuring an opening act of the wonderful Brooklyn-based guitarist Ryan Dugre at _pm.

    ‘Yarrow’ is Biophilia Records’ first release of 2018. Kim has found inspiration for her songs in the beauty of overgrown, forgotten urban spaces, secret corners in New York City that she grew up wandering in. Her lyrics and orchestration aim to conjure up richly detailed landscapes and a feeling of exploration, be it a walk through the wilderness, or the experience of uncharted territory in one’s own mind and in the complexity of human relationships. Kim wrote and/or arranged all the songs on Yarrow over several years, reflecting different stages of her personal and musical development.

    https://kimandersonofficial.bandcamp.com/

    http://ryandugre.com/

     

     


    Sat
    07
    Apr
    2018

    Michael Rocketship Record Release/ bot / Relatives April 7

      


    Sun
    08
    Apr
    2018

    The Inbetweens / Crooked Trio April 8

    7:30 Doors $10.00 Suggested Donation

    The Inbetweens  (Mike Gamble- guitar • Noah Jarrett- upright bass • Conor Elmes- drums) emerged in the summer of 2002, from the roots of improvisation, curiosity, and like minds. They collectively weave melodies and vamps into intricate spiderwebs of rhythm, circling each other like predators seeking the same prey. Before they were the tweens, they lived in Boston, where they each spent time gigging and studying jazz at the New England Conservatory of Music with gurus such as Bob Moses, George Garzone, John Lockwood, and John Abercrombie. Since then Guitarist Mike Gamble, bassist Noah Jarrett, and drummer Conor Elmes have been performing bi-monthly in NYC and subsequently touring the Northeast, Midwest, New Orleans, and Europe. As a trio, they have put out two self-released albums, and two critically acclaimed albums "Quantum Cowboy" and "Out on A Limb" on Madison WI’s Layered Music. 

    https://theinbetweens.bandcamp.com/

    http://theinbetweensmusic.tumblr.com/

    https://vimeo.com/9143713

    "This exploratory trio belongs to a social network of musicians who filter jazz protocols through an indie-rock lens” 
    Nate Chinen New York Times

    "The Inbetweens are dangerous in the best way. Check out their newest and mightiest salvo NOW!"   -Nels Cline, guitarist (WILCO, Nels Cline Singers)

     


    Thu
    12
    Apr
    2018

    Tyrone Cotton w special guests The Wild Goats April 12

    7:30 Doors $10.00 Suggested Donation

     

    The Wild Goats are Brian Geltner, Hilary Hawke and Sam Kulik


    Fri
    13
    Apr
    2018

    Ron Shalom, Tōth & Scree Apr 13

         

     

    Ron Shalom is a composer, songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist. He leads the baroque death pop ensemble Fers Yn Ri, featuring Austin Vaughn (Here We Go Magic, Sam Evian), Dina Maccabee (Julia Holter), and Alec Spiegelman (Cuddle Magic). His minimalist electropop solo project Minivan features lights, television, storytelling and instructional dance.

    Scree is a collection of broken rock fragments at the base of crags, mountain cliffs, volcanoes or valley shoulders. Instrumental musings on crags, mountain cliffs, and life after the fall of the American empire. Featuring Ryan Beckley, Carmen Rothwell, and Jason Burger

     


    Sat
    14
    Apr
    2018

    Trio Love Call

    7:30 $10.00 suggested donation

    Trio Love Call
    is
    Brian Drye - Trombone
    Hank Roberts - Cello
    Ches Smith - Congas

    Sat
    14
    Apr
    2018

    Ed Pastorini record release party Apr 14

    9pm $10.00 suggested donation


    Sun
    15
    Apr
    2018

    Open Ground w Billy Mintz and

    7:30 $10.00 suggested donation

      

     

    Open Ground Presents: 


    8pm
    Curtis - Shore Quartet
    Caleb Wheeler Curtis - alto saxophone
    Julian Shore - piano
    Luques Curtis - bass
    Jochen Rueckert - drums

    9pm
    Billy Mintz Quartet
    Tony Malaby - saxophone
    Adam Kolker - saxophone 
    Hillard Greene - bass
    Billy Mintz - drums

    Thu
    19
    Apr
    2018

    Raphael MacGregor plays Ives 4/19

    7:30 Doors $10.00 Suggested Donation

     

    Mazz Swift: violin
    Grant Gordy: guitar
    Jared Engel: bass
    Raphael McGregor: steel guitar, loops

    Thu
    19
    Apr
    2018

    GAVAGAI April 19

    9pm $10.00 Suggested Donation

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    GAVAGAI 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 Matt Kanelos and Mike Brown.

     

    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:

     

    Fri
    20
    Apr
    2018

    Akie Bermiss // Curtis Hasselbring 4/20

    7:30 Doors $10.00 Suggested Donation

      

     

    Curha is an oft-used nickname for trombonist/guitarist/composer Curtis Hasselbring. It is also his musical project involving a combination of his multi-instrumentalist skills and love of electronic music.  This show is a cd release show for his new recording (Curha I) on Chant Records. His music covers a wide swath of territory from atonal techno to minimalist garage rock and joining him will be Alec Spiegelmann and Peter Hess (bass clarinets), Ari Folman Cohen (bass) and John Bollinger (drums).


    Sat
    21
    Apr
    2018

    Ali Dineen & Oren Bloedow April 21

    7:30 Doors $10.00 Suggested Donation


    Sun
    22
    Apr
    2018

    Open Ground w Devin Gray and Choir Invisible 4/22

    7:30 Doors $10.00 Suggested Donation

      
     
    Devin Grey's Fashionable Pop Music
    Ryan Ferreira - guitar 
    Jonathan Goldberger - guitar 
    Chris Tordini - bass 
    Devin Gray - drums/composition 

     

    The Choir Invisible
    Charlotte Greve - alto saxophone
    Chris Tordini - bass
    Vinnie Sperrazza - drums
     
    The Choir Invisible is a collaboration between longtime friends/cohorts Vinnie Sperrazza, Charlotte Greve, and Chris Tordini. 
    Together they explore the possibilities of saxophone trio through composition and improvisation, plus the occasional Joe Jackson or Ray Charles cover.
    They are recording their debut album later this month.

    Thu
    26
    Apr
    2018

    PRACTITIONER play Steve Lacy's "Hocus Pocus 4/26

    7:30 Doors $10.00 Suggested Donation

     

    PRACTITIONER: Michael Coleman and Ben Goldberg play Steve Lacy's "Hocus Pocus."  

    Kind of a "record release" concert.


    Fri
    27
    Apr
    2018

    Danton Boller trio / Richard Sears trio 4/27

    7:30 Doors $10.00 Suggested Donation

        

     

    Danton Boller has recorded and toured internationally with an array of amazing artists, and was a member of the Roy Hargrove Quintet. Leading a trio of stellar musicians, he will perform original compositions that borrow from Beethoven and Wayne Shorter and everything in between. In a world where electronics and Artificial Intelligence are taking over, as a composer and performer Danton is reaching for the most human understanding of sonics. With an all acoustic set of music featuring the upright bass, he will be joined by his longtime cohort and stellar musical collaborator Jeremy Wilms on nylon string guitar, and the incredibly multi faceted Yusuke Yamamoto on drums and marimba.

     

    Richard Sears Trio
    Richard Sears - piano/compositions 
    Martin Nevin - bass
    Fabio Ragnelli - drums
    + Kyle Wilson - tenor saxophone 
     
    Richard Sears is a Brooklyn based pianist and composer. His most recent recording, “Altadena”, features the legendary drummer, Albert “Tootie” Heath performing with Richard’s sextet. “Altadena” earned 4 stars in Downbeat Magazine, naming it "one of 2017's best releases". Over the past several years, Sears has performed with, the Muhal Richard Abrams Orchestra, the Billy Hart Quartet, Andrew Cyrille, Marc Ribot, Eric Revis, Ralph Alessi, and others. This performance will feature new music composed since the release of Altadena, previewing his forthcoming release, Iron Year. 

    Sat
    28
    Apr
    2018

    Relatives, Frankie Sunswept and Shape King April 28

    7:30 $10.00 suggested donation

      

     

    Relatives: www.relativesmusic.com

    Frankie Sunswept: https://frankiesunswept.bandcamp.com/

    Shape King: https://shapeking.bandcamp.com/


    Thu
    03
    May
    2018

    Tal and Almog play Nick Drake/ Dida Pelled May 3

    7:30 Doors $10.00 Suggested Donation

      
     
    Playing together over the past 7 years in various projects, musical settings and with collective-trio KADAWA, Tal Yahalom and Almog Sharvit present a new project which follows their sudden obsession with the music of English singer-songwriter Nick Drake. Drawn to the instrumental potential of Drake's music, with its rich melodic/harmonic vocabulary, powerful moods and engaging storytelling, the duo performs new interpretations of his music, arranged especially for this instrumentation. They seek to maximize and explore different textural, sonic and improvisational possibilities while treating these songs as open-ended compositions. 

    Tal Yahalom - Guitar
    Almog Sharvit - Double Bass
     
    New York-based Israeli guitarist and vocalist Dida has a particular talent for storytelling. Whether it be a jazz standard, a scorching blues number, an old country ballad, or a heartfelt original “Dida sings in a voice sometimes playful, warm, resonant, no frills. She sings the words, giving them their meaning, their weight, with perfect diction and charm." (Jazz Hot, France)

    Fri
    04
    May
    2018

    Allegra Krieger, Sam Tallmadge & Elliott Skinner May 4

    7:30 Doors $10.00 Suggested Donation

    “A considered, experimental, and emotional approach to folk which sees her incorporate self-reflective lyrics, avant-garde musical flourishes.“ Allegra Krieger is currently based in New York performing in the city with her ever rotating band of sensitive & diverse musicians. She also often travels across the country to play in tiny bar rooms & sleep in her car. Her first record Circles was released October 2017, and her follow up is in the works.

     

    Sam Talmadge is a songwriter, fingerpicker, and occasional piano player living in Boston Massachusetts. Drawing from the guitar styles of John Hurt and Elizabeth Cotten, the compositional rigor of L.V. Beethoven, and the lyricism and narrative of a long list of writers, Sam has fused these influences together into a new kind of song; compact, sincere, and at times, hilarious. The subject matter in Sam's songwriting ranges from unrequited love to fairy tales of climate change denial to the cathartic release of vomiting on a Sunday morning. In addition to writing and performing solo in Boston and along the east coast, Sam is a co-founder of the Boston based folk-quartet Ruthless Moon and the guitarist in the new rock band, DOGART.

    Soul/folk singer and songwriter Elliott skinner is 1 third of New-York based trio Thirdstory. After years of rising with the band, their first album, Cold Heart is out now as an ode to heartbreak and growth


    Sat
    05
    May
    2018

    David J (of Bauhaus) and Paul Wallfisch May 5

    7:30 Doors $12 advance/$15.00 at door

    https://venuepilot.co/events/17438/orders/new

     

    artist: Alexis Price

    For this intimate solo acoustic performance David J (Bauhaus, Love and Rockets, The Jazz Butcher) will be playing a career spanning set interwoven with stories and quite possibly the odd quip or two.

    A founder member of one of the highly influential and revered BAUHAUS. Bauhaus spearheaded the post-punk Alternative music scene of the early ‘80’s with a string of innovative albums and singles, including, for many, perhaps their defining moment, a song that is ranked as a classic and feasibly the pinnacle of the entire Gothic scene and beyond, the nine minute plus epic slab of industrial dub that is 'Bela Lugosi’s Dead', featuring the lyrics of David J.

    Two years after the demise of Bauhaus in1983, David regrouped with two of his former Bauhaus band mates, guitarist, Daniel Ash and drummer, Kevin Haskins to form the hugely successful Love And Rockets, whose debut single hit gold status in Canada, followed by a top three US single with 'So Alive' which the band capped with a million selling album and sold out stadium tours.

    A highly acclaimed songwriter, often personal, often observational, all of these qualities are evident on his nine solo albums. David has also written and directed various stage productions. His memoir, ‘Who Killed Mister Moonlight?’ (Bauhaus, Black Magick and Benediction) was published by Jarbone Press in 2014 to critical acclaim.

    ‘Vagabond Songs' is David J's ninth studio album and features a disarmingly charming and heart felt collection of acoustic songs written on the road and inspired by people and places encountered by the artist as he ventured on his ramblin' vagabond way and still those footsteps fall.

    http://davidjonline.com

     

    Paul Wallfisch has spent several decades staring out the windows of planes, trains and tour buses, occasionally cracking open a book. In between, he managed to produce eight albums with his band Botanica and perform and/or record with Firewater, Love & Rockets, Congo Norvell, Angela McCluskey, Syl Sylvain, Stiv Bators, Anne Pigalle and Johnny Halliday, among others. Paul's music can be heard on countless American TV shows and several feature films, including Dummy, (2003 Artisan)starring Adrian Brody and Milla Jovovich, which he scored and also appears in. Amorous, directed by Joanna Coates, won "Best British Feature" at the 2014 Edinburgh International Film FestivalHe is the long-standing writing, production and performance partner of underground tortured soul legend Little Annie. As Music Director at Theater Dortmund, Germany, his original productions included "Republic of Wolves" based on Anne Sexton's adaptations of Grimm's Fairy Tales. The music, performed live by "The Ministry of Wolves": Paul, Alexander Hacke, Mick Harvey and Danielle DePicciotto, was released on Mute Records in 2014. Paul joined Swans in 2016. (http://www.paulwallfisch.com)


    Sun
    06
    May
    2018

    Open Ground w John Kamitsuka & David Virelles 5/6

    7:30 Doors $10.00 Suggested Donation

      

     

    John Kamitsuka performs regularly throughout the United States, South America, Europe and Japan. He has played at prominent New York City venues such as Lincoln Center's Alice Tully Hall, the 92nd Street Y and Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall.  This performance previews Mr. Kamitsuka's solo recital at Carnegie Hall this June.

    Mr. Kamitsuka began formal piano studies at the age of five and by twelve had performed in solo recitals and as a soloist with symphony orchestras. His recording of Bach's Goldberg Variations is included in Anna Harwell Celenza's book about the Variations which Charlesbridge Publishing House released in February 2005. Orchestral solo appearances of Bach, Beethoven, and Brahms concertos include performances with the New York Chamber Orchestra, the Bard Music Festival Ensemble, the Sao Paulo Symphony, Ensemble Musique Hamamatsu, and the China Philharmonic.

    Having worked with Sophia Rosoff for over 35 years, Mr. Kamitsuka is an expert in the teaching styles of Abby Whiteside. Additionally, he has also studied with Abbey Simon, Julius Herford, Gilbert Kalish, and Richard Goode.

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    Born and raised in Cuba, David Virelles grew up in a musical family, his father being a singer-songwriter and his mother a flautist in the Santiago de Cuba Symphony. He started studying classical music at age seven, as well as being exposed to the large array of musical forms on the island. Eventually, David discovered his grandfather's Jazz collection and also became interested in that tradition.

    In 2001, he left for Canada as a protégé of Canadian musician Jane Bunnett, with whom he recorded several albums (two of them Grammy nominated), toured and collaborated with on a number of projects. While in Canada, David graduated from the music program at Humber College. He studied privately with pianist Barry Harris and has also studied composition with the influential composer Henry Threadgill, which had a really deep impact in Virelles's personal musical outlook. Over the years he has performed and/or recorded with: Steve Coleman and Five Elements, Henry Threadgill, Dewey Redman, Sam Rivers, Andrew Cyrille, Hermeto Pascoal, José Luis Quintana, Mark Turner, Paul Motian, Wadada Leo Smith, among others. As a leader, tours extensively, and has released several recordings on Pi Records and ECM


    Mon
    07
    May
    2018

    Andy Clausen's SHUTTER and Gregory Uhlmann *Monday* May 7

    7:30 Doors $10.00 Suggested Donation

      

     

    Andy Clausen's SHUTTER Project

    Riley Mulherkar - Trumpet
    Mitch Lyon - Cello
    Andy Clausen - Trombone
    Gregg Belisle-Chi - Guitar
    Gregory Uhlmann - Guitar

    Formed in 2012 by Andy Clausen, SHUTTER is a chamber ensemble dedicated to multi-media installations that combine composition, improvisation, and photography.

    More info at andyclausen.com/shutter

    Gregory Uhlmann SOLO

    Gregory Uhlmann is a Los Angeles-based songwriter, guitarist, and composer. Using the unlikely instrumentation of voice, guitar, bass clarinet, viola, pump organ, among other instruments, his music combines song with minimalist textures and rhythmic layering.

    https://static1.squarespace.com/static/53d5ac4ce4b0455f7c450781/t/595949c78419c2839ca59d5b/1499023863009/?format=750w

    http://www.gregoryuhlmannmusic.com/


    Thu
    10
    May
    2018

    GAVAGAI May 10

    7:30 Doors $10.00 Suggested Donation

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    GAVAGAI 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 Matt Kanelos and Mike Brown.

     

    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: 

    Poet Ben Purkert, and Writer/Performer Nora Fox

     

    Fri
    11
    May
    2018

    RoHass String Band // Julia Patinella 5/11

    7:30 Doors $10.00 Suggested Donation

        

     

    Since its inception In early 2018, the RoHass string band, founded by award winning cellist Daniel Hass and creative music hooligan Eladio Rojas, has blown the lids off of anyone crazy enough to watch. With influences ranging from Thelonious Monk, to J.S. Bach, to John Zorn, to Robert Glasper, The RoHass String Band presents a Motley Crew of sound, which has something for everyone to enjoy.


    Sat
    12
    May
    2018

    Trevor Vaz, Jangula, Kalia Vandever and Levon Henry May 12

    7:30 Doors $10.00 Suggested Donation

       

    Trevor Vaz is the singer and songwriter in Dances, an artful punk rock trio from New York City. After writing exclusively on guitar for most of his life, he recently started playing piano and quickly found himself with a small collection of new songs. Though still a beginner, he's challenged himself to practice and perform a set of original solo piano music for the first (and potentially only) time on May 12th at The Owl Music Parlor in Brooklyn.

    Jangula plays gutter pocket symphonies with skeletal rhythms, lush harmonies, and Legend of Zelda Ice Cavern mystery.  The musical project of best friends Johnny Campagna and Daniel Bachrach.

    Kalia Vandever is a trombonist, composer, and educator living in Brooklyn, NY. She recently graduated from The Juilliard School in New York, NY as a member of the Jazz Studies — Bachelor of Music program in May of 2017. Music has taken her to Austria, Italy, and Australia as well as many cities throughout the US. She has performed in such venues as Carnegie Hall, Sydney Opera House, Walt Disney Concert Hall, Preservation Hall, the Hollywood Bowl, Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola, SMOKE Jazz Club, the Blue Note, and the Rose Theater at Jazz at Lincoln Center. Kalia moved from Los Angeles, CA to New York City in 2013 to study at the Juilliard School and has thrived and grown as a creative musician, improviser, composer, and educator since being in the city. Kalia’s current project is a trio with guitar and bass in which she and her collaborators, Nick Dunston and Lee Meadvin play original music and arrangements of jazz standards. Kalia has played with the following musicians whom she admires greatly, Wynton Marsalis and the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, Ingrid Jensen, Herbie Hancock, Antonio Hart, Tyshawn Sorey, Justin Brown, Jason Moran, Fabian Almazan, and others.

    Levon Henry is a saxophonist and songwriter from Los Angeles, CA who currently lives in Brooklyn, NY. In addition to his extensive work as a reed player for others (including Meshell Ndegeocello, Allen Toussaint, and Blake Mills to name a few), Levon records and performs his own music, which ranges from the vocal to the instrumental, all within the realm of experimental roots music.


    Mon
    14
    May
    2018

    Zellnor Myrie Campaign Benefit Monday May 14

    7-9 p.m. $50 - $100 sliding scale donatio

    Zellnor Myrie is a Brooklyn native, lawyer, and longtime affordable housing advocate. Zellnor derives inspiration for his public service from his mother who moved to Brooklyn 40 years ago from Costa Rica on the promise of a mattress in a friend’s apartment and a job at a factory. His father has been a special education teacher for the past 17 years, and is a current member of The United Federation of Teachers. Zellnor was raised primarily by his mother in a rent-stabilized apartment in Prospect Lefferts Gardens allowing him to attend one of the best public schools in the borough. Zellnor’s mother never let the challenges of being a new immigrant hinder Zellnor’s education.

    Zellnor is a graduate of Brooklyn Technical High School, earned his B.A. in Communications and M.A. in Urban Studies from Fordham University. After Fordham, Zellnor worked as Legislative Director for City Councilman Fernando Cabrera where, among other bills, he helped draft and pass the Tenant Bill of Rights.

    After leaving the City Council, Zellnor became chair of his Neighborhood Advisory Board where, through community organizing, he helped secure nearly $400,000 in federal funding for job training, after school programming, and tenant protection. Zellnor then went to Cornell Law School where he served as student body president, an editor on the Cornell Journal of Law and Public Policy, a constitutional law instructor in prison, and as a Pro Bono Scholar — a position that allowed him to take the New York Bar early and spend his last semester working full-time at Justice 360, a criminal justice reform organization.

    As an associate at a private Manhattan law firm, Zellnor remained committed to public service. Zellnor provided over 600 hours of pro bono service to immigrants seeking asylum, victims of police brutality and illegal stop-and-frisks, special education students not receiving services from the Department of Education, and victims of domestic violence. Zellnor also remained committed to his community as a member of the Neighborhood Advisory Board, junior board for the Legal Aid Society, and president of his building’s tenant’s association.

    Zellnor is committed to giving back to the Brooklyn community that raised him and is passionate about securing affordable housing for families like his own, strengthening our public education system, immigrant rights, and criminal justice reform.

    featuring traditional Ghanian music by Alfred Kpedsaane and Brittany Anjou


    Thu
    17
    May
    2018

    Todd Neufeld and Thomas Morgan w special guest Jen Shyu May 17

    7:30 Doors $10.00 Suggested Donation

      
     
     
    Todd Neufeld / Thomas Morgan Duo : Mostly Rodgers
     
    Todd Neufeld is a singular voice on the guitar.  Having contributed to
    bands led by Tyshawn Sorey, Masabumi Kikuchi, Lee Konitz, Tony Malaby
    and many more, Todd has developed his improvisational and interpretive
    sense over years in the heart of the NYC creative music scene.
    Tonight he'll appear in duo with a very long-time associate, Thomas
    Morgan, himself a member of bands led by Bill Frisell, Steve Coleman,
    Paul Motian and so many more.  Their collaboration goes back over 15
    years.  In duo they've tended to feature their love of the Song.
    Tonight will be an immersion into the songs of Richard Rodgers, and more.
     
    Todd Neufeld - electric guitar
    Thomas Morgan - acoustic bass

    Fri
    18
    May
    2018

    Cassandra Jenkins,Timo Andres & Grey McMurray May 18

    7:30 Doors $15.00 Admission

        

     

    “Timo Andres is a composer & pianist who plays new music, old music, and certain things in between.. will include works by Ann Southam”.


    Sat
    19
    May
    2018

    Jamie Saft Quartet w special guest Rosita Kess 5/19

    7:30 Doors $10.00 Suggested Donation

       


    Jamie Saft- piano
    Bill McHenry- tenor saxophone
    Bradley Jones- acoustic bass
    Mike Clark- drums

    The Jamie Saft Quartet will premiere new music from their upcoming release "Blue Dream" (RareNoise Records) out in June, 2018. Tonight's concert will feature a number of Saft's original compositions as well as standards from the Great American Songbook. Four musicians move like ships in the night, circling one another. A tenor sax echoes over the water. That’s saxman Bill McHenry. Drummer Nasheet Waits stirs the waters beneath, splashing into the basswaves of Brad Jones while Jamie Saft slides effortlessly over the keys. It is when he lingers, teasing out perhaps the same several notes, that Blue Dream moves. Punk jazz. Like clouds in a rotation of sunlight and darkness, they're on a chess board, trading on, trading off. Who’s got the end game? Is none. This is communal jazz, something each of them is living, a new language. A conversation full of tension that gets worked out in the end, when the 1937 classic “There’s a Lull In My Life,” blissfully stretches out the last seven minutes like a long holiday party. The torch becomes buoyant in their hands, and revels in its ache. Shouldn’t we all?- Lance Scott Walker, 2018

     

    Rosita's music lives at the intersection where bossa nova collides with French chanson, and old Cuban rhythms meet their Argentine counterparts. Her most recent songs are deeply influenced by her love for Haitian and West African music.


    Sun
    20
    May
    2018

    PLG ARTS: Charlie Burnham & Joanna Sternberg / DavaMike May 20

    6:30 Doors $10.00 Suggested Donation

    7 pm, Blue Duet, featuring Joanna Sternberg and Charlie Burnham 

    Blue Duet unites Joanna Sternberg, Joanna Sternberg, a young multi-instrumentalist and singer who is equally at home in ensembles playing musical styles from bluegrass to modern jazz, with Charlie Burnham, a violinist/vocalist familiar to audiences around the world. https://pirecordings.com/artists/charles-burnham/ and https://www.joannasternberg.com/

     

    8 pm, DavaMike, featuring Davalois Fearon and Mike McGinnis

    DavaMike is a performance project created by choreographer/dancer Davalois Fearon and composer/multi-instrumentalist Mike McGinnis. The duo’s performances feature original dance and music​ that moves beyond stylistic limitations. http://www.davaloisfearon.com/, http://www.mikemcginnis.com/


    Thu
    24
    May
    2018

    BAT: Enamigxo Reciprokataj / Zosha Warpeha & Hans Bilger May 24

    7:30 $10.00 suggested donation

      

     

    Brittan Anjou's new Esperanto-named trio Enamigxo Reciprokataj  features Attis Clopton + Mali Obomsawin.

    Hans Bilger is a bassist, guitarist & songwriter originally from Brooklyn, currently based in Austin, TX. He grew up performing country and bluegrass music at local cafés and churches with his family band, the Charismatic Megafauna, and later pursued formal training in jazz and classical music alongside collaborating with artists including Cricket Tell the Weather and Odell Fox.  Joined  by Brooklyn-based Zosha Warpeha (violin & vocals) and Michael Beckett-Fedarko (electronics), Bilger will be performing songs off his forthcoming solo album, currently in production at Good Child Music in Brooklyn with engineer/producer Alessandra Roubini and GCM founder Lawson White. 

    Fri
    25
    May
    2018

    Kami Maltz / Ofir Ganon /Sessa (Brazil) May 25

    7:30 Doors $10.00 Suggested Donation

      

     

    Brooklyn based Kami Maltz brings the resonance of her native Israel, the passion of her second home, Argentina, and a decidedly New York electronic vibe to her performance. With a smooth voice and her autoharp, Kami conjures a sensuous combination of folk and indie elements, with an added touch of cotton-candy, pop embellishments.

     

    A long-time fixture of both the American and Brazilian music scenes, either as collaborator with NY guitar legend Yonatan Gat, or as co-founder of São Paulo rockers Garotas Suecas, Sessa debuts his solo work for the first time ever in the United States. His songs are sung in Portuguese, with visceral, sexual lyrics in the vain of Caetano Veloso and melodic flourishes not unlike those of Jobim. However, the music gets a deliberate minimalist treatment rarely found in contemporary Brazilian music, more reminiscent of the understated directness of Leonard Cohen or Devendra Banhart's early work.

    Sessa's concerts are already stuff of legend in Brazil, as he takes the stage accompanied solely by female background vocalists and Afro-Brazilian percussion. While the songs often deal with subjects such as the sensual body in times of digital excess, the music points to new, more subtle directions for Brazilian pop in 2018 – a deep, minimalist, understated, almost insinuated use of the endlessly rich textures and rhythms that defined the songwriting history of Brazil – one which Sessa now joins as one of the most promising new voices.

     


    Sat
    26
    May
    2018

    Falsa & Innov Gnawa May 26

    7:30 Doors $10.00 Suggested Donation

    Described as "the cure for alienation" and "music that's not about means to ends but about meaning and transcendence", Falsa is an amazing musical experience rooted in 14th century Sufi music of North India. The effect of listening to Falsa is to be transported both inwards and across centuries of joys, sorrows and longings.

     

    https://www.falsamusic.com

    www.facebook.com/falsamusic

    https://www.facebook.com/frank.deis/videos/vb.629567457/10155650139177458 

    http://thekey.xpn.org/2017/04/26/sounds-connection-umer-piracha-explores-intimacy-traditional-sufi-music-new-project-falsa/

     

    INNOV GNAWA IS A GRAMMY-NOMINATED 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 FEZ, 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, FROM LINCOLN CENTER, TO THE STORIED BACKROOM OF BROOKLYN’S BARBÈS.

    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 NOW.


    Thu
    31
    May
    2018

    Brent Arnold / Jean Rohe May 31

    7:30 $10.00 suggested donation

     

    A sure-footed young singer-songwriter,” in the words of The New York Times, Jean Rohe writes one-of-a-kind narrative songs, concerned as much with the internal world as with the external. She is perhaps best known for her aspirational alternative national anthem, National Anthem: Arise! Arise!, which has now been performed by artists across the country and was published last year in the second edition of the popular songbook Rise Up Singing. Equally at home as a solo performer and bandleader/arranger, her award-winning 2013 release Jean Rohe & The End of the World Show found her at the helm of a 7-piece+ ensemble.  Her upcoming record as a bandleader, Sisterly, is a collection of songs about communication and missed connections, and tackles topics from love, lust, and longing to prisons, police violence, migration, and home. She lives in Brooklyn, NY.

    VIDEOS:

    National Anthem: Arise! Arise!

    Long Lost You (solo, live in Ljubljana)

    Sisterly (full band, live in NYC)

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    Preorder Jean's new record, Sisterly, at PledgeMusic.
    Robinson & Rohe
    "We cannot seek achievement for ourselves and forget about progress and
    prosperity for our community... Our ambitions must be broad enough to
    include the aspirations and needs of others, for their sakes and for our
    own." --César Chávez

     


    Fri
    01
    Jun
    2018

    Briggan Krauss's The Need and Sarah Manning Jun 1

    7:30 Doors $10.00 Suggested Donation

      
     
    The Need
     
    Briggan Krauss - alto saxophone and electric guitar
    Wayne Horvitz - piano and electronics
    Tony Scherr - electric bass
    Shahzad Ismaily - drums and percussion
     
    "I heard many phenomenal artists during the Texaco New York Jazz Festival in June ('98).  However, no group amazed me as much as Briggan Krauss's group ."  
    -Parry Gettelman,  The Orlando Sentinel
    "Briggan Krauss is the kid who brings in the electronics kit, the kind of toy they made in the '70s that makes mechanical beeps and squawks, except he makes these noises on an alto saxophone, not an erector set."
    -John Janowiak,  Downbeat.  Dec. 1998
     
    Sarah Manning - alto saxophone
    Allison Miller - drums
    Simon Jermyn - electric bass
     
     
    Sarah Manning is a saxophonist and composer. She fights for creative sustainability by building empathy between artist and fan through performing, writing, and speaking. She has released four critically acclaimed albums including her most recent release, Harmonious Creature (Posi-Tone 2014) which received 4 stars in Down Beat Magazine and was chosen as a top ten Jazz album of 2014 by the LA Times. In addition to a Fellowship in Composition from the MacDowell Colony in 2012, she has received grants from the Northampton Arts Council and the Puffin Foundation to support performance residencies that break down the barrier between artist and audience. 
     
    "Manning played her alto saxophone like a blade cutting into viscera." - Josh Jackson for WBGO.org on the 2018 Winter Jazzfest.               www.sarahmanningmusic.com

    Sat
    02
    Jun
    2018

    Jared Samuel Jana Horn // Yotoco June 2

    7:30 Doors $10.00 Suggested Donation

        

     

    Jana Horn and Jared Samuel (aka Invisible Familiars) will be sharing their songs and an hour-long time slot before Yotoco this evening, from 8-9pm.

    in honor of the occasion they have done decided to rewrite each other's press biographies.

     
    Jared, according to Jana: You may like Invisible Familiars if you take boats anywhere. Where say, in the midst of your company, conversation breaks, and you notice something has been playing all along, a melody as open and ancient as the water itself, and taking no money. You wonder where it's been. And then a girl walks up to you from below the deck and says "How did you sleep?" And you say that you were up on the hour all night, because you slept beside her dog. She asks if you've ever seen such a beautiful dog and you say, "only intermittently, last night." You have to follow her, she says. "You have to listen to this song." She puts the needle to it and to your surprise, although you don't think you've ever heard it, you're singing along. You know all the words. She smiles because she knows. These are the songs of Invisible Familiars. Think Harry Nilsson, a little Sinatra, but with it's own groove. 

     

     
    Jana, according to Jared: 
    if genres are your thing then one could call Jana Horn “stripped-down pop” and if comparisons make you feel less afraid about the mysteries of life i would recommend her music to fans of Sybille Baier, Cowboy Junkies, and Slade. the latter, mainly because Slade fans are usually open and lively people.
    to further expand at my own peril: if Jana Horn’s music was a fully formed person it might be a Chanel-employed contract-model who has read a lot and has been thru perhaps a lengthy “awkward phase” before eventually becoming so aesthetically pleasing to the casual observer. and by this clumsy metaphor i mean that the songs are lean, intelligent but not pretentious, and even more full of character than even the elegant, at-times-almost-avian exterior would seem to suggest. 

     

    "Yotoco’s music defies categorization.  It isn’t salsa, son, cumbia, merengue or psychedelic rock; it isn’t rumba, funk, bomba or plena. It draws from all of those traditions, transcends them, and creates something unique, trippy, and danceable. Yotoco’s music may be hard to classify- but it is very easy to party to."

     


    Thu
    07
    Jun
    2018

    Maraliz Campos fundraiser (see below) / April Centrone CD Release

    7:30 Doors $10.00 Suggested Donation

     

    April Centrone and Maraliz Campos host the evening of Thursday June 7 at the Owl Music Parlor, celebrating the release of Centrone's debut album New Moon.

    Featuring:
    April Centrone oud, buzuq, percussion and drums
    Maraliz Campos percussion, loops and bowls
    Mariel Berger piano
    And many special guests

    730pm doors

    8pm- Maraliz Campos and friends 

    9:15pm- April Centrone: New Moon CD release

    $20 suggested donation

    50% of ticket sales fund a music therapy program for refugee youth in Lebanon this August 2018. 

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/147093889477668/?ti=cl

    Photo by Eric Sager @ericsagerphotography


    Fri
    08
    Jun
    2018

    101 Crustaceans / Dustin Carlson's Air Ceremony June 8

    7:30 Doors $10.00 Suggested Donation

     

    An unfolding journey that travels through a gorgeous landscape of shimmering trombones, ambient electronics, unsettling noises and finally welcoming fingerpicked guitar. Stitched together with Carlson's resplendent singing, "Shakes/The Noise of Wings" is an expansive, spiritual pair of suites that in its own way wouldn't sound out of place on an early 70's King Crimson record, or if an imaginary gospel group ate a tub of LSD and holed up in the studio with Brian Eno.

    http://dustincarlson.bandcamp.com/album/shakes-the-noise-of-wings

     

    Composer Ed Pastorini, who leads the band 101 Crustaceans, is a New York singer/pianist with an unusual, sometimes circular, approach to the song form. His eerie ballads and more aggressive works walk the line between popular song, art song, jazz, and improvisation. He tells of being classically-trained, but he was turned to the pop side by Credence Clearwater Revival, Traffic, The Beatles and some of the Motown hits. Pastorini also draws on twisted 1950's jazz harmonies to write piano-based songs that sound like he once sang along with saxophone solos. 

    https://www.newsounds.org/story/4106-pianist-and-composer-ed-pastorini-studio/

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3dK6dARTqhI

     


    Sat
    09
    Jun
    2018

    Her Crooked Heart with Humbird June 9

    7:30 Doors $10.00 Suggested Donation

     
    HER CROOKED HEART is the new music of Rachel Ries – multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, producer, rock & roll choir director, sideman, singer. Her Crooked Heart’s debut EP, To Gentlemen, and forthcoming album, To Love To Leave To Live, feature members of Bon Iver, Shane Leonard and string arrangements by the inimitable Rob Moose.

    Along with numerous and diverse collaborators through the years (including Hadestown mastermind Anaïs Mitchell), Rachel has proven herself ever-curious to expand her sound, her scope, and sail on past the confines of ‘singer-songwriter.’ After all, sometimes what the heart wants is poetry and a syncopated horn line; a string section and a bass synth – all leaving exultation and devastation in their wake.

    Combining a wintry longing with the warmth of a familiar folktale, Humbird stretches between experimental folk and environmental Americana to embrace the unexpected. This music invites a refreshing dissonance into the house, it leaves breadcrumbs along the path and reflects light back at the stars.

    But one thing has remained true since RR’s first homespun release: her sly and compassionate voice, excavating the depths of an all-too-human heart, armed with levity and a pen. It’s the messy humanity that’s of interest here. The trying and failing; the loving and losing and loving again. The choosing to be brave even when you’re shaking in your tattered boots. So please, make welcome: Her Crooked Heart. She’s been here all along.


    Sun
    10
    Jun
    2018

    Open Ground Curtis - Or Baraket / Curtis, Garabedian & Sperrazza June 10

    7:30 Doors $10.00 Suggested Donation

    Open Ground Presents:

    8pm
    Or Baraket Quartet
    Joel Ross - vibraphone
    Eden Ladin - piano
    Or Baraket - bass
    Kush Abadey - drums

    9pm
    Curtis - Garabedian - Sperrazza
    Caleb Wheeler Curtis - alto saxophone
    Noah Garabedian - bass
    Vinnie Sperrazza - drums

    Sent from my iPhone


    Thu
    14
    Jun
    2018

    Emi Makabe with Vitor Gonçalves / William Tatge June 14

    7:30 Doors $10.00 Suggested Donation

     
    William Tatge is a pianist, composer and improviser. Born in Umbria, Italy, of American parents, he lived in Todi and Florence until moving to New York City in 2008. Tatge is active in jazz, classical, new and improvised music. He has performed widely throughout Europe, South America, Japan, Canada and the U.S. in solo piano concerts, leading his groups or as a sideman. He has released three records to his name and collaborated on two multimedia works with artist Christine Meisner which have been shown in major art institutions throughout the world. http://www.williamtatge.com/

    Fri
    15
    Jun
    2018

    Lytle Lyon // Seyyah June 15

    7:30 Doors $10.00 Suggested Donation

      

    Lytle Lyon: A culmination of culture. Made by the concrete jungle, forged in brass and skin. Rhythms and rhyme from the past and future. You have never heard anything quite like it. Cuba meets America meets Africa. Made in NYC. 

    Combining the forces of some of city's finest performers of Turkish and Greek music, Seyyah draws on a wide repertoire from Ottoman classical music to pop. Collectively, this large ensemble gives voice to a sound that reflects the origins and tradition of the music of Asia Minor while expressing the distinctly modern sound of music in New York City today. 


    Sat
    16
    Jun
    2018

    Christina Courtin / Kate Fenner & Tony Scherr / Puzzling Stream June 16

    7:30 $10.00 suggested donation

       

     

     

     

    Christina Courtin is a violinist, composer, and singer songwriter based in New York City.  She performs as a solo artist and also under the moniker Pilot Violet.  She has toured and performed with an array of artists regionally and around the world, including Yo-Yo Ma, Paul McCartney, Bela Fleck, among others.  Currently, Christina is working on a new solo release featuring The Knights, a chamber collective of which she is a founding member and longtime collaborator.

    Kate Fenner, a singer and songwriter originally from Canada, has been playing and singing around NYC for many years, many of those with guitarist/bassist Tony Scherr. They recently completed and released her third solo album, "Middle Voice".

    Puzzling Stream's members Modesty Blaise, Bland Scallion, Tang Dynasty and Culvert Crosser met in a graphics design class where all four member bonded over James Bond.  After this they were briefly involved as the Orlando, Florida street team for the American release of French superstar Psy's comeback record 'I Luv It', which was written partly about getting a free foot exam in New York's bustling Herald Square district.

     



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