Upcoming Events

Past Present – Night 1

Friday, September 16th 8:30 PM $15 Suggested Donation

duo15The Norwegian duo Past Present propel themselves and their instruments beyond the status quo and the space beyond. Driving. Raw. Music filled with contrasts and large sounds. Insert inspiration from classical composers, a nod to the jazz tradition, then blow it up through creative expression unrestrained by the laws of the past.  Organic. Engaged. Past Present challenge themselves, their instruments, and creative music’s idiomatic roles.  Both were born and bred in Norway ultimately establishing their connection in Oslo at the Norwegian Academy of Music.

 

Now add the iconoclast saxophonist Andrew D’Angelo from NYC and be aware that all hell just might break loose.  In that good way where you are not completely sure where this is all going but you are enjoying the experience. Power. Charisma. D’Angelo brings to the duo the musical inspiration and electrifying sound that can at one moment be a soft touch to the face then a shot of adrenalin. He did not earn the badge of Chief Iconoclast by behaving or playing inside the lines.  Andrew’s willingness to delve into new musical spheres and intense improvisational style has inspired and influenced musicians worldwide, including Past Present.

 

Past Present was a part of Jazzintro 2016. The members are both visible talents on the Norwegian jazzscene, and are active in bands and projects such as Mothman, Simen Kiil Halvorsen´s Scripted Conversations and Bjergsted Jazz Ensemble.   As a part of their research they are working together with different musicians and ensembles. At 13, the duo´s trumpet player met Andrew in Stavanger at a workshop. This experience inspired the young musician and Andrew’s music has continued to be an influence on both the members. This will be an exciting and inspiring project where Past Present and Andrew D´ Angelo will experiment together for the first time for the public.

Past Present – Night 2

Saturday, September 17th 8:30 PM $15 Suggested Donation

duo15The Norwegian duo Past Present propel themselves and their instruments beyond the status quo and the space beyond. Driving. Raw. Music filled with contrasts and large sounds. Insert inspiration from classical composers, a nod to the jazz tradition, then blow it up through creative expression unrestrained by the laws of the past.  Organic. Engaged. Past Present challenge themselves, their instruments, and creative music’s idiomatic roles.  Both were born and bred in Norway ultimately establishing their connection in Oslo at the Norwegian Academy of Music.

 

Now add the iconoclast saxophonist Andrew D’Angelo from NYC and be aware that all hell just might break loose.  In that good way where you are not completely sure where this is all going but you are enjoying the experience. Power. Charisma. D’Angelo brings to the duo the musical inspiration and electrifying sound that can at one moment be a soft touch to the face then a shot of adrenalin. He did not earn the badge of Chief Iconoclast by behaving or playing inside the lines.  Andrew’s willingness to delve into new musical spheres and intense improvisational style has inspired and influenced musicians worldwide, including Past Present.

 

Past Present was a part of Jazzintro 2016. The members are both visible talents on the Norwegian jazzscene, and are active in bands and projects such as Mothman, Simen Kiil Halvorsen´s Scripted Conversations and Bjergsted Jazz Ensemble.   As a part of their research they are working together with different musicians and ensembles. At 13, the duo´s trumpet player met Andrew in Stavanger at a workshop. This experience inspired the young musician and Andrew’s music has continued to be an influence on both the members. This will be an exciting and inspiring project where Past Present and Andrew D´ Angelo will experiment together for the first time for the public.

Susan Alcorn

Sunday, September 18th 8:30 PM $15 Suggested Donation

Nate Wooley – Trumpet
Susan Alcorn – Pedal Steel
Mary Halvorson – Guitar
Ryan Sawyer – Drums

Gordon Grdina Quartet

Wednesday, September 21st 8:30 PM $15 Suggested Donation

Gordon Grdina – Guitar
Russ lossing – Piano
Oscar Noriega – Alto + Clarinet
Satoshi Takeishi – Drums

Inspired by the complexity of Bartok, the freedom of Ornette, the intensity of Sound Garden and the delicacy of Webern.