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    Thu
    03
    Jan
    2019

    Matt Shipp and Michael Bisio Jan 3

    7:30 Doors $10.00 Suggested Donation

    “The interaction of Shipp and Bisio by now has become a wonder. They intertwine around themselves in brilliant ways—“
    gapplegatemusicreview.blogspot.com/2015/02/matthew-shipp-trio-to-duke.html

    "Floating Ice is a revealing portrait of two master
    improvisers engaged in spontaneous discourse,..." Troy
    Collins allaboutjazz.com/php/article.php?id=42745#.UD4GZM8yaPL

    "It's free-jazz, but full of melody, and every sound counts." (****) - John Fordham, The Guardian
    guardian.co.uk/music/2012/dec/13/matthew-ship-floating-ice-review


    here's the duo page : http://michaelbisio.com/duo/shippbisioduo.shtml


    Fri
    04
    Jan
    2019

    Danny Fox Trio / Melissa Mary Ahern Jan 4

    7:30 Doors $10.00 Suggested Donation

      
     
    Danny Fox- piano
    Chris van Voorst van Beest- bass
    Max Goldman- drums
     
    Formed in 2008, the Danny Fox Trio, featuring pianist Danny Fox, bassist Chris van Voorst van Beest, and drummer Max Goldman, is a true working band hailed for reinventing the classic piano trio format with genre-defying, uniquely personal original music. Whether holed up in a Brooklyn basement rehearsing or touring around the country crammed into a sedan, the trio has spent countless hours developing a rapport that's immediately palpable in their music.  Described as "cool but not modish" (New York Times), the band mixes tight ensemble playing with highly interactive, attuned improvisation.  Drawing on influences as varied as Ellington, Bartok, and The Meters, the music can switch gears at any moment yet remains cohesive thanks to strong motivic development and rigorous arrangements that challenge the traditional roles of the piano trio instruments.  Having received critical acclaim for the albums "The One Constant" (Songlines) and "Wide Eyed" (Hot Cup), the trio released their third album "The Great Nostalgist" (Hot Cup) in 2018.
     
     
    Melissa Mary Ahern began generating buzz last week surrounding her feature on the release of Sufjan Steven's 2007 rarity "Lonely Man of Winter" out on vinyl 12/7 via Asthmatic Kitty. Though the artist has been frequenting the New York and Berlin music scenes for many years and has worked with acts such as Lucius, Jonah Smith and Oh Cassius! this is her first formal release. "Next To You" is the first single off of Ahern's 2019 forthcoming album produced by Doveman -- the producer behind albums by Sufjan Stevens, St. Vincent, Rhye, Norah Jones and many more. "Next To You" marries Ahern's folk-pop roots in the timeless themes of love and love lost. 

    Sat
    05
    Jan
    2019

    Relatives, fern maddie, Julian Cubillos Jan 5

    7:30 Doors $10.00 Suggested Donation

       

     

    fern maddie is a banjoist, singer- songwriter, and artist living off-the-grid in N'Dakinna (Northern Vermont). Fern's work is inspired by ancestral memory, ritual practice, and joyful intimacy with the rhythms of the land. Fern cultivates interactive, multimedia performances (healing spaces) which weave together history, ecology, folklore, and traditional music.


    Sun
    06
    Jan
    2019

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

    7:30 Doors $10.00 Suggested Donation

      

     

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

    Mon
    07
    Jan
    2019

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

    7:30 pm $15 online/$18 door

    http://VenuePilot.co/events/22436/orders/new


    Thu
    10
    Jan
    2019

    Treya Lam and Ashni Jan 10

    7:30 Doors $10.00 Suggested Donation

      

    Treya Lam is a classically trained multi-instrumentalist and songwriter whose cinematic songs and ethereal vocals are built on Nina Simone-inspired piano, meditative guitar and lush chamber arrangements. Treya’s debut album Good News was created entirely by women - headed by Kaki King who produced and released the record on her label. It debuted to a sold out crowd at Joe’s Pub followed by a nationwide tour Fall 2018. Lam seeks out extraordinary venues and has performed original music at the Prospect Park Bandshell, American Museum of Natural History, Town Hall, Garfield Park Conservatory, MOCA museum and the New York Public Library. 
     
    Ashni is a queer, first-generation Indian American singer and a songwriter with soulful melodies, powerful lyrics and rhythmic current, heavy with jazz and R&B influence.  Her relationship with the stage began with classical North Indian dance, Kathak; the sound and movement remain an inspiration. As the child of Indian immigrant parents, she grew up listening to her father's records and her mother's voice. Weekends began with music from Amjad Ali Khan, Zakir Hussain, and old-school Bollywood. When she wasn't dancing, Ashni studied western classical piano and began discovering the incredible voices of jazz and soul - Ella Fitzgerald, Ray Charles, Billie Holiday - in contrast and equal reverence to the newer artists of R&B, hip hop and soul.

    The two met in and are currently active members with the Resistance Revival Chorus.

     


    Fri
    11
    Jan
    2019

    Siobahn Sung/ Chris Van Voost Double Trio Jan 11

    7:30 Doors $10.00 Suggested Donation

      

    Siobahn and Friends present “Then and Now and Then Again": a collection of stories about falling in and out of love in New York

    Chris Van Voorst's concert will feature through-composed chamber works played by one trio, each followed with an improvised response by the second trio.

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


    Sat
    12
    Jan
    2019

    Emily Hope Price / Elizabeth and Oren // Seaside Girls Jan 12

    7:30 Doors $10.00 Suggested Donation

         

     

    Emily Hope Price is a New York cellist, singer/songwriter, film composer, arranger, performer, and illustrator.  She is an active composer, solo performer, teacher, coach, and freelancer in New York City and performs world-wide and on national television (SNL, Late Night With Seth Meyers) and regularly performs and collaborates with artists and musicians including Roger Waters, D'Angelo, Sting, Alex Lacamoire (Hamilton), Ani DiFranco, Pete Seeger, Kishi Bashi, Josiah Johnson (Head in the Heart), Pete Lalish (Lucius), Father John Misty, Haim, and Devotchka. Her current solo work resonates with cinematic intensity and imagery - using songwriting, voice, effects pedals, and multi-track composition. Outside the music world, she produces two art-performance web series: Darling, Please Understand and Look, Honey, I Know. She will be publishing a book of her illustrations - Backhanded Illustrated: odd drawings of painfully honest, strange looking people who may or may not represent actual events which may or may not have occurred.

     

    Elizabeth and Oren are Owl Family stalwarts who will share songs and singing in this assorted set, with sidekicks Spencer Murphy and Sean Dixon.

    Seaside Girls is a collective improvising ensemble that combines electronics with instrumental composition. Drawing on the influences of Boards of Canada, Brian Eno, Paul Motian, and Alice Coltrane, the group aims to create a blend of ambient electronica and spiritual jazz. Its members are:

     
    Danny Fisher-Lochhead - alto and soprano sax
    Ari Chersky - guitar & electronics
    Ross Gallagher - bass
    RJ Miller - drums

    Thu
    17
    Jan
    2019

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

    7:30 Doors $10.00 Suggested Donation

      


    Fri
    18
    Jan
    2019

    Jamie Saft Trio / Hank Roberts Trio Jan 18

    7pm • $10.00 Suggested Donation

    Jamie Saft will be performing w Brad Jones and Bobby Previte

    Hank Roberts with Vinnie Sperrazza and Jacob Sacks


    Sat
    19
    Jan
    2019

    Ochion Jewell Quartet // So Brown Jan 19

    7:30 Doors $10.00 Suggested Donation

     

     

    With Qasim Naqvi, Sam Minaie and Amino Belyamani


    Thu
    24
    Jan
    2019

    Closed for Winter Schedule Jan 24


    Fri
    25
    Jan
    2019

    James Shipp, Taylor Ashton and Jean Rohe Jan 25

    7:30 Doors $10.00 Suggested Donation

      

     

    JAmes Shipp is a vibraphonist, percussionist, synthesist and songwriter based in Brooklyn, New York.  His music is a reflection of decades of performing and touring with jazz bands, Brazilian bands, singer-songwriters and shouty/semi-nude European dance troupes, with Randy Newman and Tom Lehrer on shuffle in the back of his mind.  His songs often have the architecture of jokes, and they bob and weave between social satire and explorations of misery and triumph, often with catchy beats and pretty chords.  When JAmes is not performing his own music in NYC he can be found performing with Anat Cohen, Jean Rohe, Banda Magda, and Christina Courtin. 

    James' band at the Owl shall be:
     
    Chris Parker - guitar
    Mike LaValle - bass/synth
    Aynsley Powell - drums
     
     

     


    Sat
    26
    Jan
    2019

    Andy McLeod & Rachel Meirs / Anna RG Jan 26

    7:30 Doors $10.00 Suggested Donation

      

     

    Andy McLeod is an experimental musician and gardener based out of Fredericksburg, VA. His primary instrument is the acoustic guitar, but he incorporates many instruments into his original tunes, improvisations, and interpretations of the works of others. With quite a bit of work under his belt already, including a record on the estimable Dying For Bad Music label, it will be exciting to see him continue to explore, expand, and refine his already heady sound and approach. In his own words, "Mug Hummies" is a mix of acoustic drone music and fingerstyle guitar adaptations of traditional gospel hymns (with a Hawaiian tune thrown in), with all instrumentation performed and arranged by Andy himself.

     

    Anna Roberts-Gevalt is a multi disciplinary artist working in Brooklyn, moving outwards from her immersion in folk music.

    She's toured the last seven years with her project with ballad singer Elizabeth LaPrelle, playing at the Newport Folk Festival, Big Ears, NPR’s Tiny Desk Concert, and Carnegie Hall. Smithsonian Folkways released their third record The Invisible Comes to Us, was heralded by the New Yorker as “a radical expansion of what folk songs are supposed to do.”

    She was guest curator of traditional music at the Big Ears Music Festival in Knoxville; and has been a fellow at The MacDowell Colony, Virginia Center for Creative Arts, Berea College Traditional Music Archive, Bang on a Can’s Found Sound Nation.

    Recently, she's performed and collaborated with a wide range of musicians, including Cleek Schrey, Ellen Fullman, Timo Andres, Susan Alcorn, and Grey McMurray.

    www.annaandelizabeth.com


    Thu
    31
    Jan
    2019

    Closed for Winter Schedule Jan 31


    Fri
    01
    Feb
    2019

    Meshell Ndegeocello Presents: Ryan Sawyer, Otto Hauser and Tomas Fujiwara Feb 1

    7:30 Doors $15.00 at door (Cash Only)

     
     
    MESHELL NDEGEOCELLO PRESENTS 
     

    I BELIEVE IN THE DRUM

    THE DRUMMER HAS THE ABILITY TO CHANGE NOT ONLY THE TEMPO 

    AND VOLUME OF A SET 

    A DRUMMER CHANGES THE BAND 

    A DRUMMER CAN CHANGE THE MOOD 

    A DRUMMER CAN MAKE YOU WANT TO MOVE YOUR BODY

    A DRUMMER CAN MAKE YOU LEAVE THE ROOM 

    BUT IVE ALSO COME ACROSS  DRUMMERS WHO CHALLENGE 

    THE NORM & EXPECTATIONS OF THE INSTRUMENT 

    www.tomasfujiwara.com


    Sat
    02
    Feb
    2019

    Richard Sears Trio ft. James Watson Feb 2 9:30 pm

    9:00 pm door $10.00 Suggested Donation

    Richard Sears 
    Richard Sears - piano
    Masa Kamaguchi - bass
    RJ Miller - drums
    James Watson - visual projection

    Sat
    02
    Feb
    2019

    Elysian Fields 8:00 pm  Feb 2

    7:30 Doors SOLD OUT

    https://venuepilot.co/events/23193/orders/new

     

    Pink Air, the eleventh album from the distinctive and idiosyncratic New York cult band Elysian Fields, is a post-apocalyptic rock & roll joyride, touching on themes as far-reaching as natural disasters and global warming (the menacing, carnal “Storm Cellar”), life under a narcissist would-be dictator (“Philistine Jackknife”), the loss of human heritage (the dystopian sci-fi of “Karen 25”), vulnerable families falling through the social safety net (“Household Gods”), and meditations on time, friendship, loss, and mortality (“Time Capsule,” “Star Sheen”). Despite its mordant tone, the record never feels heavy handed, its mood lightened with infectious hooks and doses of humor and satire.


    Thu
    07
    Feb
    2019

    Ana Egge / Kaiser Cartel Feb 7

    7:30 Doors $10.00 Suggested Donation


    Fri
    08
    Feb
    2019

    Danton Boller 5tet / Drinking Bird w Eli Rojas and friends Feb 8

    7:30 Doors $10.00 Suggested Donation

      

     

    Danton Boller - bass
    Josh Roberts - drums
    Seamus Blake - saxophone
    Yusuke Yamamoto - vibraphone
    Jeremy Wilms - guitar

    DRINKING BIRD is Eladio Rojas (drums), Jacob Matheus (guitar), and Tree Palmedo (trumpet), three improviser/composers who collectively and separately have played with jazz orchestras, folk singers, emo bands, and pop stars. Together, they bring a sensitive, melodic, and eccentric approach to original compositions, group improvisations, and covers ranging from Thelonious Monk to Elliott Smith to John Williams.


    Sat
    09
    Feb
    2019

    Arnan Raz, Caitlin Pasko, Julia Easterlin Feb 9

    7:30 Doors $10.00 Suggested Donation

       

     

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

    Arnan Raz - Sax
    Eyal Hai - Sax
    Scott Colberg - Bass
    Kofi Hunter - Percussion
    Joel Mateo - Drums
     
    Caitlin Pasko is a weaver of dreamy elegiac music for voice and piano. Musically her songs drift and float like the work of Satie or Debussy; lyrically they're clear, simple meditations on tenderness and heartbreak. Pasko's style is built on this tension: between the looseness of the Impressionists and the simplicity of modern songwriters.  The songs on her new album Glass Period came out of a headspace where different kinds of loss are collected and confused together: loss of love and loss of life. The album chronicles Pasko's shifting mental state as she lives through the sudden and unexpected passing of her father as well as a painful break-up, which took place not long after. On Glass Period, we find a small chapel to personal grief. 

    Sun
    10
    Feb
    2019

    Canary (a play reading) by Ann Gillespie 2pm Feb 10

    1:30 doors

     

    CANARY

    Two individuals - hungry for love, but lost in their own skin - flirt, tease and play with each other. But both are smart enough to know that sometimes getting drunk on another person is just an escape from yourself. This dark, comic, romantic play looks at how men and women articulate their wants: and whose voice is trusted with authority on this. “In A World” meets “Lost in Translation”. A new play that will leave you laughing, sighing and excited to talk!


    Thu
    14
    Feb
    2019

    Valentines Day w Christian Antonio Medrano, Dida Pelled and Melissa Mary Ahern 2/14

    7:30 Doors $10.00 Suggested Donation

      
     
     
     
    “Songwriter from Texas living in Brooklyn. Constant river, collected habits, sleeved influences. Annunciated redemption, communal time.” 
     
    Melissa Mary Ahern began generating buzz last month surrounding her feature on the release of Sufjan Steven's 2007 rarity "Lonely Man of Winter" out on vinyl 12/7 via Asthmatic Kitty. Though the artist has been frequenting the New York and Berlin music scenes for many years and has worked with acts such as Lucius, Jonah Smith and Oh Cassius! this is her first formal release. "Next To You" is the first single off of Ahern's 2019 forthcoming album produced by Doveman -- the producer behind albums by Sufjan Stevens, St. Vincent, Rhye, Norah Jones and many more. "Next To You" marries Ahern's folk-pop roots in the timeless themes of love and love lost. 
     
    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
    15
    Feb
    2019

    Bad History Month,Sam Tallmadge, Allegra Krieger, Feb 15

    7:30 Doors $12.00 Admission

        

     


    Sat
    16
    Feb
    2019

    Krystle Warren, Green and Glass, Kim Anderson 2/16

    7:30 Doors $10.00 Suggested Donation

       

    Paris-based Kansas City native Krystle Warren is a singer songwriter of uncompromising quality and extraordinary gifts, with a substantial international performing career to match.    Her collaborators include Rufus Wainwright and Teddy Thompson among many others.  Her Owl appearance is a rare opportunity to glimpse this top-echelon artist in such an intimate setting.

    https://krystlewarren.com

    Kim Anderson] has cultivated a mix of of introspective songwriting, superbly composed orchestrations, pristine vocals and cross-genre influenced rhythms on her freshman album sure to please even the most discerning music listener...she offers unfiltered talent and her promise as an up-and-coming artist shines as brightly as the promise of summer, just around the corner." -Medium.com

    Watch 'Emily' music video

    http://kimandersonmusic.com

    Born in Brooklyn apartments and suspended in air by harp, synthesizer, winds, Green and Glass makes songs that move deliberately through the soul.  Green and Glass released their first EP in 2015 with Brooklyn cassette label Very Special Recordings, and their debut full length record is in post production. 

    https://www.facebook.com/greenandglass/

    https://greenandglass.bandcamp.com/


    Sun
    17
    Feb
    2019

    Open Ground w Noah Garabedian and Matt Marantz Feb 17

    7:30 Doors $10.00 Suggested Donation

     
     
    8pm
    Noah Garabedian Quartet
    ft. 
    Luke Marantz - piano
    Jimmy MacBride - drums
     
    Matt Marantz Quartet 
    ft.
    Richard Sears - piano
    Rick Rosato - bass
    Kush Abady - drums
     

    Thu
    21
    Feb
    2019

    Sandy Bell / Alice Bierhorst Feb 21

    7:30 Doors $10.00 Suggested Donation

      

    Sandy Bell is a songwriter, singer and musician who currently calls Woodstock, NY home. She has moved through a vibrant and textured musical constellation, playing most notably with the eternally brilliant Jeff Buckley, and contributed vocals on the Mercury Prize nominated ‘Bat for Lashes’ album. While Sandy’s music is expressionistic and lush, she is most interested in the ‘cathartic transmutation of grief into song’. 

    A review of her most recent record by music journalist Alex Green honored the album by saying:

    ‘When I Leave Ohio is beautiful, resonant work that’s stark and painful, oddly comforting and deeply, deeply sad. Sandy Bell’s songs have such poetic precision and crushing emotional exactitude, her work is nothing short of staggering.’

    Alice Bierhorst is a visionary singer and songmaker. Ethereal and earthy, tender and tough, her music draws upon classical music, 60's and 70's pop, roots rock, Tin Pan Alley, and dreamy indie folk. Debussy, Kate Bush, Burt Bacharach, Carole King, Nick Drake, Brian Wilson, Judee Sill can be discerned in the mix. A voice clear and plaintive, airy and grounded, full of wonder, tenderness and love.
     
    https://www.sandybell.com/


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