Upcoming | Archive: 2017 2016 2015

    Zoe Guigeno, Alec Spiegelman // Trees Take Ease

    7:30 pm $10.00 suggested donation

    Alec Spiegelman, Brooklyn-based singer, composer, arranger & multi-instrumentalist will perform a set of relatively new songs on classic themes like love, television-punditry, and the college application process.  

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

    “[Alec Spiegelman is] a very gifted clarinet, flute and bass clarinet player … He’s quite a guy” – Bob Brookmeyer

    “Musicians and night-club proprietors lead complicated lives …” – The New Yorker



    Trees Take Ease is the solo project of Brooklyn-based songwriter and guitarist Stephen Becker. Equal parts whimsical and wistful, TTE bridges the gap between songs and soundscapes, giving listeners something melodic to hum along to and something thoughtful to digest. Have a seat, relax, fall asleep, it's ok.