New Residency Series – 2014 (curated by Brian Drye)

IBEAM Brooklyn presents a brand new residency series starting in January 2014 curated by IBEAM director and trombonist, Brian Drye.  Drawing from the robust talents of IBEAM’s membership community and beyond, each residency will feature musicians performing over three consecutive evenings and presents a unique opportunity for the artist to create new collaborations, present new work or simply prepare for an upcoming recording.  Check the calendar for all the details.

In other news, Guillermo Klein will be offering a second installment of the Composition Workshop he offered in the Spring.  The workshop will take place in October 4, 11 (Saturdays) 19, 26 (Sundays).  Click here for more details.

Upcoming Events

Torben Snekkestad

Friday, November 28th 8:30 PM $15 Suggested Donation

Torben Snekkestad – Solo Saxophone

Carlo Costa Quartet CD Release + Neither/Nor Records Launch

Saturday, November 29th 8:00 PM $15 Suggested Donation

8pm: Flin van Hemmen solo drums

9pm: Miranda Sielaff solo viola
performing works by Györgi Ligeti, Benjamin Britten and others

10pm: Carlo Costa Quartet
Celebrating the release of ‘Sediment’ (Neither/Nor Records)
Jonathan Moritz – tenor and soprano saxophones
Steve Swell – trombone
Sean Ali – double bass
Carlo Costa – percussion

Neither/Nor Records is a new New York City-based label dedicated to improvised and experimental music

Pavone, Lisa Mezzacappa’s Bait & Switch & Ava Mendoza Quintet

Sunday, November 30th 12:00 AM $15 Suggested Donation

Jessica Pavone – solo viola – 8:00 pm

Lisa Mezzacappa’s Bait & Switch East – 9:00pm
Matt Nelson- tenor saxophone
John Finkbeiner- electric guitar
Sam Ospovat- drums
Lisa Mezzacappa- acoustic bass

Ava Mendoza Quintet 10:00pm
Ava Mendoza – Guitar
Daniel Carter – Reeds & Horns
Michael Coleman – Keyboards
Max Johnson – Bass
Chad Taylor – drums

Greene Avenue Music Presents

Tuesday, December 2nd 8:30 PM $15 Suggested Donation

LM’s Eartheaters

featuring Bay area musicians in an (almost) all original program of pieces composed by Lisa Mezzacappa and Fay Victor.

Fay Victor – voice, compositions
John Finkbeiner – guitar
Lisa Mezzacappa – double bass, compositions

GouGaDij{Ya} Shoppe

A wonderful quartet of unique sounds and textures improvising together

Evan Gallagher – piano, assorted casios
Yasuno Katsuki – euphonium
Dave Gould – drums
Jochem van Dijk – bass guitar

BALLROGG + Eivind Opsvik

Wednesday, December 3rd 8:30 PM $15 Suggested Donation

BALLROGG (8:30 Pm)
Klaus Ellerhusen Holm – clarinet, bass clarinet
Roger Arntzen – double bass
Ivar Grydeland – pedal steel guitar, guitar, electronics

“Ballrogg is now working on new music for their fourth release which can be seen as a natural development from “Cabin Music” (on Hubro 2012). The music is as before, based in open compositions which serve as a framework and guidelines for improvisation. Ballrogg gathers inspiration from many divergent sources – Scandinavian and American folk music, elements from British free improvisation and fragments from European composed music.”

This is panoramic music! – Foxy Difgitalis/USA
With their brilliant new album, Cabin Music, you’ll actually want to go out and tell as many friends as possible – Jazzwrap/USA

Eivind Opsvik – Solo Bass (10:00 pm)

Ohad Talmor Residency – Night 1

Thursday, December 4th 8:30 PM $15 Suggested Donation

Ohad Talmor TZIOUR







Ohad Talmor Trio  “Tziour”

Ohad Talmor – Saxophone
Miles Okazaki – Guitar
Dan Weiss – Drums

Ohad Talmor Residency – Night 2

Friday, December 5th 8:30 PM $15 Suggested Donation

Ohad Talmor NewsReel 6tet







Jacob Garchik Sextet (8:00 pm)

String Sextet augments the Jacob Garchik Trio with the Caravel String Trio. This exciting new composition by Jacob Garchik is presented through the generosity of Chamber Music America. The sextet will explore the unusual textures that result from a jazz trio of trombone, piano, and drums, plus a string trio. The string trio will be treated as both an outside entity which will face off with the jazz trio, and as a pool of individuals who mesh with the trio players in varied combinations.

Jacob Garchik: Trombone, Compositions
Jacob Sacks: Piano
Dan Weiss: Drums
Kristi Helberg: Violin
Miranda Sielaff: Viola
Jane O’Hara: Cello

Ohad Talmor 6tet “NewsReel” (9:00 pm)

Ohad Talmor – Saxophone
Shane Endsley – Trumpet
Jacob Sacks – Piano
Miles Okazaki – Guitar
Matt Pavolka – Bass
Dan Weiss – Drums

Ohad Talmor Residency – Night 3

Saturday, December 6th 8:30 PM $15 Suggested Donation

Ohad Talmor TZIOUR







Ohad Talmor Trio “Tziour” + guests

Ohad Talmor – Saxophone
Miles Okazaki – Guitar
Dan Weiss – Drums
+ special guests TBA

Lina Allemano New York Quintet + Friends

Sunday, December 7th 8:30 PM $15 Suggested Donation

Carletti/Drye/Knoche/Ortiz Quartet – 8:30pm
Brian Drye (trombone)
Christof Knoche (bass clarinet, soprano saxophone)
Aruan Ortiz (piano)
Juan Pablo Carletti (drums)

Lina Allemano New York Quintet – 9:30pm
Lina Allemano (trumpet/compositions)
John O’Gallagher (alto sax)
Jesse Stacken (piano)
Michael Bates (bass)
Jeff Davis (drums)

Canadian trumpeter, improviser, composer Lina Allemano returns to IBeam, Brooklyn, to play with this heavily stacked team of New York’s finest creative musicians! The set will feature Lina’s compositions that serve as a springboard for the group’s highly interactive and dynamic improvisations.

Lina Allemano is quickly emerging as “one of the most exciting new voices of the last few years” [Point of Departure] and was named one of DownBeat Magazine’s top innovative trumpeters for the future. “Allemano is especially good at the melodification of thought and sound. Her finely textured improvisations are always intent but casual, as if she were merely picking out notes and phrases that have always been there, waiting to be made audible” [The Globe and Mail].

Split Second / Frank Gratkowski

Monday, December 8th 8:30 PM $15 Suggested Donation

Split Second

Ryan Kenroa and Christine Adbelnour

Frank Gratkowski – Solo Saxophone (10 pm)

This concert is made possible with the support of the Foreign Office of the Federal Republic of Germany and the Goethe Institute.