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  • Sun
    26
    May
    2024

    Charlotte Jacobs • Catherine Brookman May 26

    7:30 Dooors 8:00 Music $15.00 suggested donation

     

    Brooklyn-by-Belgium vocalist Charlotte Jacobs transposes her world into music. Sights, movements, sounds and places coalesce, reflecting the artist’s surroundings in lush electronic unison. Born and raised in her parents’ art gallery in a small village in the Flanders countryside, Jacobs’ dense avant-pop arrangements pull influence from visual art, poetry and contemporary dance, converting one artistic medium into another.  Merging styles and backgrounds with the floating, free improv techniques of avant garde percussionist and composer Raf Vertessen, Jacobs’ pieces incorporate an element of free-form abstraction. Jacobs seeks to grasp her environments with empathy and understanding, reclaiming the feminine strength of softness in a world calcified by ignorance and confusion. 

  • Thu
    30
    May
    2024

    Elijah Shiffer's City Of Birds • A Glassy Ruckus May 30

    7:30 Door 8:00 Music $15 suggested donation

    City Of Birds is a collection of jazz songs by alto saxophonist Elijah Shiffer, inspired by all the birds of New York City. The first album of these songs was released in November 2023, with many more coming soon. Tonight Elijah will be joined by Kevin Sun, tenor sax; SeaJun Kwon, bass; and Colin Hinton, drums.
     
    A Glassy Ruckus (Jesse Greenberg and Naeemah Maddox) present Diary Of A Squirrel, a folk operetta based on a Yiddish folktale from 1920. It was first performed at the 2023 Asheville Fringe Festival; this will be the New York premiere.
  • Fri
    31
    May
    2024

    Youbet album release celebration with DJ No Intimate May 31

    7:30 Door

    “Dear friends, come celebrate the release of Way To Be with us. Tunes from DJ No Intimate, some cake, and big hang!”

  • Sat
    01
    Jun
    2024

    Jesse Gelaznik with Britt Hewitt and Melisa Bonetti Luna Jun 1

    7:30 Door 8:00 Music $15 suggested donation

         

    Jesse Gelaznik is a composer, visual artist, and founder of the New York based performance art collective Dirty Churches. His new opera “MISCHIEF (Rathattan)” with a libretto by Britt Hewitt will be featured as one of the “FIVE WAYS TO DIE”, an Experiments in Opera production premiering at HERE Arts Center Summer 2024. Jesse has composed music for the Sembrich Opera Museum, HUB New Music, and installation artist Andrea Stanislav.  His soundtracks and soundart have premiered at Sundance, MoMA, Sharjah Art Foundation for their Biennale X, the Victoria and Albert Museum Friday Late series, La MaMa, Mattress Factory Museum, and White Box Gallery.

    Britt Hewitt is a performer/composer based in New York City. She has worked as a vocalist, actress, producer, songwriter, and librettist across the fields of opera, film, and theatre. She is a member of the New York Songwriters Circle and a graduate of The Juilliard School.

    Melisa Bonetti Luna is a classically trained vocalist who enjoys a highly versatile career. Melisa’s favorite types of projects include contemporary classical premieres and workshops in which she gets to be part of creating new characters vocally and dramatically, and gets to collaborate with other artists and musicians. She has worked with artists from Terence Blanchard to Vampire Weekend. Recent work includes the premiere production of “The Climate Opera Project” at BAM, performing as a soloist with orchestras at Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center as well as the Nashville Opera, Opera San Jose, Cincinnati Opera, Opera Theatre Saint Louis and others. 

    She will be at the Here Arts Center later this month with Experiments in Opera, a series of mini rock-fused operas, one of which was written by Jesse!

  • Sun
    02
    Jun
    2024

    Andy Clausen Album Release Show with Alena Spanger and Ray Larsen's 'Wish' Jun 2

    7:00 Door 7:30 Show $12 suggested donation
     
     
     

    Marking the release of his new album, “Few Ill Words: Solo Trombone at The Tank, Vol. 1” on this night, Andy Clausen is a Brooklyn-based trombonist, composer, arranger, and educator. He is a founding member of genre-bending brass quartet The Westerlies, a frequent collaborator with artists including Fleet Foxes, Aoife O’Donovan, Haley Heynderickx, Conrad Tao, and Nico Muhly, and a prolific composer for visual media, audio storytelling, and concert music. 2024 marks the debut of Andy’s solo trombone project, a two-volume set recorded in the profound reverberation of a converted railroad water silo in rural Colorado. More info at: andyclausen.com

    Alena Spanger is a singer/keyboardist/songwriter based in Brooklyn. Weaving together angular art-pop songcraft, unorthodox vocalizations, and intricate arrangements, Spanger’s songs construct their own elaborate and immersive worlds. 
     
    Introducing “Wish”, a new band led by trumpeter Ray Larsen. The group premiered at the Owl Music Parlor last fall as a part of the 2023 Festival of New Trumpet Music. Featuring Sara Schoenbeck (bassoon), Andy Clausen (trombone) and Ryan El-Solh (guitar). This music is bicoastal: written with love in Seattle and brought to life in New York. 
  • Thu
    06
    Jun
    2024

    Sabeth Perez • Nicola Caminiti June 6

    7:30 Door 8:00 Music $15 suggested donation

    Sabeth Pérez is a German-Argentinian Jazz vocalist and composer living in NYC. With her background in large ensembles and a Master’s degree from the Manhattan School of Music, Sabeth’s talent has led her to collaborate with internationally respected conductors, arrangers, and instrumentalists in both concert and studio productions. Sabeth’s voice is characterized by its silky precision and crystal-clear sound, which she employs in folkloric interpretations of Argentine prose, her own compositions, and arrangements of classics from the Great American Songbook.

    Nicola Caminiti, a Latin-Grammy nominee and recipient of prestigious awards including the 2024 Jazz Gallery Commission Residency, is a New York-based Italian Saxophonist, Composer, and Arranger. Praised by All About Jazz as “clearly a name to watch,” he’s celebrated for his modern concepts rooted in interplay and rhythmic mastery while honoring musical tradition. Caminiti has graced renowned venues worldwide like Blue Note and Birdland, and collaborated with acclaimed artists such as Pedrito Martinez and Arturo O’Farrill. and D’Addario Woodwinds, he’s recognized for his exceptional talent and innovative contributions to jazz.

  • Fri
    07
    Jun
    2024

    Kurt Weisman • Theadoore • Ryan Power June 7

    7:30 Door 8:00 Music $12.00 suggested donation

       

    New England singer and songwriter Kurt Weisman is known for his work in his band Feathers (s/t 2006) and his solo releases Spiritual Sci-fi (2007), Orange (2010). After a decade long hiatus from recording and performing, spent practicing and building sixteenth and seventeenth century wind instruments, he has returned to song craft with the self-released album Be Nice to Song (2023) and is performing solo.
     
    Theadoore, formed by Grace Ward and Tristan Munchel in itty bitty Rhode Island, makes experimental rock-ish songs for brothers to hold hands to. Theadoore is not jazz, but the band’s complex harmony and rhythmic freedom make passable fake-jazz for the indie music lover. Having relocated to NYC, the band’s line-up boasts Gabe Garcia on sax, Zuzia Weyman on cello, and Brian Culligan on bass vi and ‘The Box’. What is ‘The Box’???


    For fans of: fake-jazz, imitation folk-metal, indie rock, and good old counterpoint.

    It seems that Ryan Power is a highly sensitive, mid-life, jazz-influenced songwriter living in Queens. His band consists of Shane Simpson on keyboard, Jon Starks on drums and Henry Fraser on bass.

  • Sat
    08
    Jun
    2024

    Withe• Nicomo • Pip The Band June 8

    7:30 Door 8:00 Show $12 suggested donation

    Withe is the musical moniker for Brooklyn based singer/songwriter, Rubén Alvarado. His debut album, There Is Less Sun, is a psychedelic folk, art rock fever dream swirling with visions of sun lessons, whispering willows, and lightning storms that form where they don’t belong…hazy, emotive reflections on love, identity, and riding the winds of change.”

    Nicomo is a shot in the dark parallel park, a hole-in-one-in-a-million, needle in a full-stack flapjack of syrupy vocal lines and buttery fingerpicky guitar. Songs on your shoulder, impressionistic folk and strolling waves, shadows and conversations misunderstood. Nicomo is the songwriting project of Nico Osborne, Brooklyn-based musician and sound artist. Antiquated Future Records calls their first EP Views “An early-morning hangout album meets complex after-dark mood music.” Nicomo is working on an LP now, exploring brighter colors and tighter turns. 
  • Sun
    09
    Jun
    2024

    Jeff Beam • TBA

    7:00 Door 7:30 Show $15 suggested donation
  • Thu
    13
    Jun
    2024

    Harish Raghavan solo • Michael Bates’ Northern Spy • TBA June 13

    7:30 Door 8:00 Show

     

    Harish Raghavan is the sound architect for myriad original projects, from Ambrose Akinmusire’s to Eric Harland’s. Born in Chicago, the New York-based artist transitioned from Mridanga to bass at age 16. His appetite for mingling lineages has allowed him to craft an inclusive, deeply personal artistry. His debut album Calls for Action reflects his development as a composer and band leader. Fifteen original tracks serve as a cohesive narrative for the album, as well as standalone suites on either side of its vinyl release. Raghavan is a highly sought educator, with teaching credits including Stanford Jazz Workshop, The New School, Siena Jazz Workshop, Banff and Centrum Jazz Workshop. He also appears regularly on the international festival circuit.
     
    Take one listen to the joy and energy of Northern Spy and try not to get caught up in the excitement.   This unpredictable band’s rough-and-tumble interplay makes everything an option.  They veer happily between wide open jazz, the swing tradition and heavy grooves.  An organic and soulful quintet of long time New Yorkers who play with intensity and fire; they take the blues and manhandle it into unexpected musical shapes.  
    Led by bassist Michael Bates, with Michael Blake-saxophone, Josh Deutsch-trumpet , Santiago Leibson-piano, and Michael Sarin-drums
     
  • Fri
    14
    Jun
    2024

    .michael June 14

    7:30 Dooors 8:00 Music $15.00 suggested donation

  • Sat
    15
    Jun
    2024

    Kitba • Winston CK • Good Intentions June 15

    7:30 Dooors 8:00 Music $15.00 suggested donation

         

    Winston C.W. (Winston Cook-Wilson) is a Brooklyn-based singer, songwriter, and pianist. He is the leader of the art-rock band Office Culture. Influenced by the uncanny mood pieces of Scott Walker, the sophisticated pop of the Blue Nile, and the conversational melodic phrasing of Joni Mitchell, his work was described by Pitchfork as “sleek music for a cursed place, opulent like a ritzy hotel lounge.” Along with his three albums with Office Culture, Cook-Wilson has released two stripped-down, jazz-inflected solo albums of original songs: 2017’s Thirty and 2020’s Good Guess (a collaboration with Ryan El-Solh and Carmen Quill of Scree).

    Kitba, the eponymous musical project of singer-songwriter and harpist Rebecca Kitba Bryson El-Saleh, is the culmination of a lifetime of musical and artistic development. Based in Brooklyn, El-Saleh makes exhilarating, deeply personal music that explores the nuances of interiority, self-acceptance, communication, mental health, and love. Kitba’s debut self-titled album, produced by El-Saleh and Zubin Hensler, was released in July 2023 via Ruination Record Co.

     

    Good Intentions is a Brooklyn based instrumental rock band that plays unabashedly emotional music, nostalgic and new, heartfelt and heavy. The debut record, “Devotion Comes Easy to Me”, reads like a mix-tape made for a high school crush, starry and warm.

     

  • Thu
    20
    Jun
    2024

    Caroline Davis and Wendy Eisenberg • Brent Arnold Jun 20

    7:30 Dooors 8:00 Music $15.00 suggested donation

    Caroline Davis and Wendy Eisenberg wrote “Accept When” between 2022 and 2023, after a long, beautiful period improvising together intimately in the safety of a friend’s practice space. The deepening of our musical friendship, the affordance of space we give to the possibility of synchronicity, the reminders we write of the preciousness of our existence – all of this we put into these songs for you, to help us all accept these miracles and metaphors, in our lifeboats.

  • Fri
    21
    Jun
    2024

    Serpa/Matos/Manski • Schegelmilch/Schneit • Dow/Jermyn/Marantz/Davis Jun 21

    7:30 Door 8:00 Music $12 suggested donation

     

    The combination of the voice and guitar of Sara Serpa and André Matos is magic, dazzling and calm. After a 7 years hiatus, they released Night Birds, a new album exploring songs, improvisation and reflections on parenthood and climate change. The Portuguese native and New York based artists have been working together since 2005. They achieved a unique sonic world, drawing upon pure and contemplative sounds through a personal approach to melody and poetry. Their musical identity reveals both their Portuguese culture as well as the artistic environment of New York. Serpa and Matos have performed their music in countries like Portugal, Brazil, Uruguay, Argentina, Germany, Netherlands, Spain, and the United States.
    With special guest Dov Manski, piano.

    JP Schlegelmilch and Adam Schneit are well into their second decade of making music together. Over the past few years of performing as a piano/clarinet duo they have developed a repertoire of music that moves freely between their many shared interests: tuneful songs, blues and boogie-woogie, hypnotic minimalism, bebop, gospel music, Thelonious Monk, and George Harrison.

    Frequent collaborators Andrew Dow, Sylvester Germaine, Luke Marantz, Jeff Davis, with a common sense of passionate abandon, will present a set of music mostly penned by electric bassist Andrew Dow.

  • Sat
    22
    Jun
    2024

    Zosha Warpeha Album Release with Webb Crawford and Jonathan Kaiser June 22

    7:30 Dooors 8:00 Music $15.00 suggested donation

    Zosha Warpeha celebrates the release of silver dawn, her solo debut on Relative Pitch Records. Zosha is a Brooklyn-based composer working between the worlds of contemporary improvisation and folk traditions. She performs on Hardanger d’amore, a sympathetic-stringed relative of the Norwegian Hardanger fiddle, and her current work is informed by the cyclical forms, rhythmic elasticity, and physical momentum of Nordic folk music.

    Webb Crawford is a guitarist and instrument-builder. They like playing free-improvised music, Piedmont-style fingerpicking, and percussive/noisy stuff. They have built stringed instruments ranging from electric guitars, basses and mandolins to modern reconstructions of historical instruments and instruments made from recycled materials or found objects.

    Jonathan Kaiser is an interdisciplinary artist, composer, and cellist. His compositions explore perceptions of time and physical presence through simple repetitive motifs and evolving soundscapes, reflecting musical styles both ancient and contemporary – minimalism, early folk music, ambient. Past collaborations include the band Dark Dark Dark, soundtracks and live-score projects with post-punk band Brute Heart and string trio Pyrrha, and artists ranging from indie songwriter Mirah to experimental composer Elori Saxl.

  • Thu
    27
    Jun
    2024

    Katy The Kyng • Derek Weaving • Michael Rocketship Jun 27

    7:30 Dooors 8:00 Music $15.00 suggested donation

     

  • Fri
    28
    Jun
    2024

    Sham • TBA June 28

    Sham is the recording project & songs of Shane Justice McCord and Mikey Powers often in collaboration with other dear friends. Sham’s fourth album ‘Machine Simple’ was released in November 2023, the music explores texture and density with entirely acoustic instrumentation. Sham will be performing in trio format with double bass, bass clarinet, acoustic guitar, voice & Andy Loebs on drum set and percussion, celebrating Machine Simple in the live setting.

  • Sat
    29
    Jun
    2024

    Tall Girlfriends • Eliza Edens • Jean Rohe Jun 29

    7:30 Dooors 8:00 Music $15.00 suggested donation

  • Sat
    06
    Jul
    2024

    Nate Mendelsohn • Jason Burger improvising quartet with Mike Haldeman, Josh Crumbly and Julia Easterlin • TBA Jul 6

    7:30 Dooors 8:00 Music $15.00 suggested donation

     

    Nate Mendelsohn is a Brooklyn-based songwriter, musician, producer, and engineer. With his band, Market, he performs songs about nature/nurture, obsessive thinking, and various successes and failures of communication. Besides Market’s own albums on legendary indie label Western Vinyl, Mendelsohn has co-produced albums for Frankie Cosmos and Dougie Poole, toured in Vagabon and Katie Von Schleicher’s bands, and performed on recordings by Yaeji and Lady Lamb. His chess.com rapid rating fluctuates between 1350 and 1400, and his Celtics are working their way towards their 18th championship.

    Jason Burger’s ensemble will meet in this configuration for the first time on the evening of July 6 and will spontaneously compose a set informed by the energy of that particular time and place.

  • Sat
    13
    Jul
    2024

    Ryan Dugre • Emma Frank • Tommy Crane May 12

    7:30 Door 8:00 Music $15 suggested donation

     

    Ryan Dugre is a New York based guitarist and composer. His newest EP “Look See” is an exploration of the tenor guitar, out on Ruination Records.

     

  • Fri
    02
    Aug
    2024

    Stephen Becker • Minivan Aug 2

    7:30 Dooors 8:00 Music $15.00 suggested donation

  • Fri
    27
    Sep
    2024

    Maya de Vitry Sept 29

    7:30 Doors 8:00 Music

    Maya de Vitry has earned accolades from Rolling Stone Country, NPR Music, and No Depression and has attracted an organic and devoted following on the strength of her recordings and her live performances. She sings with a magnetic and hard won sense of purpose that has landed her support tours in North America and Europe for artists like The Wood Brothers and Aoife O’Donovan.. Her songwriting appears on albums by Molly Tuttle, Lindsay Lou and Bronwyn Keith Hynes, Her versatility as a multi instrumentalist and harmony singer has enriched numerous Nashville projects. Despite her seemingly vigorous creative pace, the recording process for her new album The Only Moment was unhurried. The resulting album is a refreshing testament to the generative simmering that underpins periods of reinvention and growth.


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