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    Open Ground: Ethan Braun / Christopher Hoffman Quartet Nov 17

    7:30 Doors $10.00 Suggested Donation

    Ethan Braun - piano, electronics
    Tariq Al-Sabor - voice

    Christopher Hoffman Quartet
    Christopher Hoffman - cello
    Bryan Carrott - vibes
    Rashaan Carter - bass
    Craig Weinrib - drums


    Christ Van Voorst // Dana Saul cd release Nov 21

    7:30 doors $10.00 Suggested Donation

    Miniatures and improvisations 
    Featuring-  Jeremy Viner, clarinet
    Tara Hanish, cello
    Zach Lapidus, piano
    Kyle Wilson, tenor saxophone
    Chris van Voorst, bass and songs
    Pianist Dana Saul presents music from his debut album Ceiling.  
    Adam O'Farrill, trumpet
    Kevin Sun, tenor saxophone
    Patricia Brennan, vibraphone
    Dana Saul, piano
    Walter Stinson, bass
    Matthew Honor, drums


    Brittain Ashford & Advance Base Nov 22

    7:30 Doors $15 adv/ $18 doors


    Brittain Ashford starred in the 2017 Broadway hit, Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet of 1812, as well as Dave Malloy's Off-Broadway song-cycle, Ghost Quartet.
    She’s put out two albums with her own band, Prairie Empire, and has just released a new solo album of re-tooled show tunes, "run through a David Lynch filter," called Drama Club. Of Ashford's voice, The New York Times said: “Delicate and defiant... the kind of husky ethereality that can stop you in your tracks.”
    Advance Base is the solo project of Chicago, IL singer/songwriter Owen Ashworth (formerly of Casiotone for the Painfully Alone).  Using a two-handed arsenal of electric piano, Omnichord, samplers, effect pedals & drum machines, Ashworth builds minimalist, heavy-hearted, & nostalgia-obsessed ballads around his conversational baritone. The warm, electronic sound of Advance Base has been described as "lo-fi," "depressed" & "weirdly uplifting."  .


    CD release show: Miles Okazaki's Trickster + Lesley Mok Trio & Charlotte Jacobs Nov 23

    7:30 Doors, $10.00 Suggested Donation



    8 PM: Guitarist-composer Miles Okazaki has a head for intricate structure and elegant convolution, and his best outlet so far has been Trickster, a band with two fellow alumni of Steve Coleman’s Five Elements. Along with that dynamic duo — bassist Anthony Tidd, drummer Sean Rickman — there’s a spot in the matrix for piano. On the group’s 2017 self-titled debut, that role belonged to Craig Taborn; on The Sky Below (Oct. 31, Pi Recordings)  it falls to Matt Mitchell, who’s well equipped to flip tricks into treats. Trickster is best understood in both cerebral and visceral terms. On the one hand, it’s a delivery system for some proudly intricate and idiosyncratic compositions, the byproduct of a deeply rigorous mind. On the other hand, it’s a go-for-broke quartet, capable of shifting the ground underfoot without ever losing its balance.” – Nate Chinen, “Take Five” (WBGO)

    9 PM: Drummer-composer Lesley Mok brings together Anna Webber and Mark Hannaford to present a set of new music inspired by the unique timbral explorations of this ensemble.

    10 PM: Charlotte Jacobs developed a passion for sound and lyric composing during her training as a vocalist. her background in jazz determines the sense of harmony and melody in her compositions.
    the arrangements are largely electronic, vocal-based and even cinematic.  For her solo work, Charlotte creates more room for storytelling and sound texture by slightly letting complex harmony fade, drawing inspiration from the repertoires of Scandinavian soundmakers, avant pop and eastern cultures.  In the past two years, she has assembled a melancholy-infused anglophone and dutch-language repertoire.  In 2017 she started to  record her first solo album together with zubin hensler (twig twig, half waif, fleet foxes) ‘Fishtale EP’ was released in 2019 and features Hannah Epperson.  Charlotte is currently working on a collection of new songs and therefor is working with a variety of artists with roots in jazz, avant garde, IDM and classical music.  She will appear with drummer and composer Raf Vertessen.


    Pamela Mendez & Dida Pelled Nov 29

    7:30 Doors $10.00 Suggested Donation


    Pamela Méndez is a Songwriter and DIY Artist from Bern, Switzerland. Her music is an eclectic mix of pop, psychedelic soul, and electronic music translated into guitars, drum machines and her raw and versatile vocal performance. Promoting self-love through reflecting societal and personal values. Pamela is currently in New York working on her third record together with Tim Walsh from “The Stepkids ” (Stones Throw). It is our pleasure to host her fist US Show ever! 

    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)


    Akie Bermiss Trio Nov 30

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




    I Sang to you and the Moon, Good Intentions, ruby Dec 5

    7:30 Doors $10.00 Suggested Donation



    I Sang to You and the Moon (with Chelsea Crabtree, Kirk Knuffke, and Sam Weber) is Gregg Belisle-Chi's song cycle based on the poetry of Carl Sandburg, featuring a chamber ensemble of guitar, vocals, trumpet, and bass. The music explores approachable tonalities and melodies while following the contours of the words and their own peculiarly winding logic. The songs are uniformly beautiful, powerful, and memorable, whether exploring the more eerie suite-like cinematic moods of "Dream Girl" or the dusty, elemental trance state of "Bringers."
    ruby is a Brooklyn-based free-folk duo made up of violinist/composer/singer abby swidler and singer/composer kim mayo. Brought together by friendship, a shared passion for collaboration, a deep love for lyric-writing, and an experimental approach to the composing and recording process, ruby was officially born when abby and kim challenged each other to fully write and arrange one song each day for a week, which culminated in creating a piece collaboratively on their last day. Through this process, in getting to peek so intimately into each other’s songwriting instincts, and in turning their own and each others’ songs over in their hands like the stone they’re named for, they realized that their musical sensibilities complemented each other, and that they wanted to keep exploring songwriting together. Their week of writing every day together birthed the seed for a collection of songs that they are preparing for their first recording, which they plan to release this coming winter.


    Allegra Krieger, Emma Frank Dec 20

    7:30 Doors $10.00 Suggested Donation


    Michael Bates’ Acrobat / Mother Octopus Jan 9

    7:30 Doors $10.00 Suggested Donation

    Michael Bates’ Acrobat
    Marty Ehrlich-clarinet
    Mazz Swift-violin
    Sara Schoenbeck-bassoon
    Michael Bates-bass
    Michael Sarin-drums
    Acrobat, the quintet led by bassist/composer Michael Bates, features five fearless voices sharing a passionate commitment to creativity and artistic beauty.  Here, the quintet explores one of music's most mysterious personalities, Dmitri Shostakovich.  With literal themes by Shostakovich or themes composed with his spirit, "Acrobat" is full of music that is playful yet dark and swinging.  And while Shostakovich is clearly being channeled, the voices of these five fantastic improvisers will be on full display: Beautiful and vicious, elegant and dissonant, and humor laced with serene sarcasm.