9pm – Bates/Davis Quintet featuring Lina Allemano and Chris Speed
Lina Allemano (trumpet)
Chris Speed (tenor sax)
Jesse Stacken (piano)
Michael Bates (bass)
Jeff Davis (drums)
10pm – The New Old Timers
Petr Cancura (banjo/saxophones)
Jeremy Udden (saxophones)
Aryeh Kobrinsky (bass)
Vinnie Sperrazza (drums)
LINA ALLEMANO is a Toronto based trumpeter/improviser/composer known primarily for her work with her internationally acclaimed free-jazz band, Lina Allemano Four, which 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. Lina has an active international career, performing and recording cutting-edge contemporary music primarily in free-jazz/experimental/avant-garde/improvised settings, and her trumpet playing and artistic vision have gained her recognition as being “adventurous, expressive, compelling, forward-thinking, inventive, and sophisticated.”
CHRIS SPEED is a composer, clarinetist and saxophonist living in Brooklyn, NY. – and is “one of the principal figures in a dynamic left-of-center jazz/improv scene in the city” (NYTimes). His own bands include Endangered Blood, Human Feel, yeah NO, Trio Iffy, Pachora and The Clarinets. He is a founding member of Jim Black’s Alas No Axis and John Hollenbeck’s Claudia Quintet (two of the most influential working bands today), works with Uri Caine (deconstructing works by Mahler, Mozart, Bach, Schoenberg, Gershwin) and maintains a busy career of touring, recording, performing, composing, practicing and teaching. Current projects include work with Craig Taborn, Michael Formanek, Dave King, Banda de los Muertos (NYC’s only Banda band), as well as touring his latest project, Endangered Blood (with Black, Trevor Dunn and Oscar Noriega) which was featured on NPR’s Tiny Desk Concerts in 2012.
The New Old Timers
Petr Cancura and Jeremy Udden have both traveled a path at the crossroads of American folk and jazz. Cancura with his group Down Home and Udden with Plainville. The two are collaborating on this exciting new project along with some of Brooklyn’s finest. The New Old Timers came out of the love of Appalachian music, saxophones and improvising.