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
http://www.flinvanhemmen.com/

9pm: Miranda Sielaff solo viola
performing works by Györgi Ligeti, Benjamin Britten and others
http://www.theknightsnyc.com/msielaff/

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
http://carlocostamusic.com

Neither/Nor Records is a new New York City-based label dedicated to improvised and experimental music
http://www.neithernorrecords.com

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

8:00PM
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

9:30PM
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

www.fayvictor.com

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
http://ballrogg.no

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]. www.linaallemano.com

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.

Anthony Pirog Trio – CD Release Event

Friday, December 12th 8:30 PM $15 Suggested Donation

Anthony Pirog Trio

 

 

 

 

 

 

CD Release Show for “Palo Colorado Dream”  (8:30 pm)
available on Cuneiform Records 

Anthony Pirog – Guitar
Michael Formanek – Bass
Ches Smith – Drums

Washington, D.C.’s jazz and experimental music scenes wouldn’t be quite where they are today without Anthony Pirog. The guitarist, composer and loops magician is a quiet but ubiquitous force on stages around his hometown. With fearsome chops and a keen ear for odd beauty, Pirog has helped expand the possibilities of jazz, rock and experimentalism in a town long known for its straight-ahead tradition.

Janel and Anthony (10:00 pm)

Sharing the inclusive spirit of jazz and 21st century classical music, elegant experimentalism is the hallmark of Janel and Anthony’s lush, orchestral sound. While they began in the DC suburbs, Janel and Anthony have captivated live audiences around the world by blending styles to create a unique aural experience, unconstrained by genre. Sophisticated, yet accessible, their music is wholly evocative of Washington D.C.’s rich and eclectic culture.

In a Heming Way…

Saturday, December 13th 8:30 PM $15 Suggested Donation

8:30pm
Russ Lossing,piano
Gerry Hemingway, drums

9:30pm
Terrence McManus, guitar
Gerry Hemingway, drums

Gerry Hemingway, Composer/Percussionist/Visual Artist/Educator, has been at the forefront of creative music for four decades. A recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, Hemingway has become increasingly prominent as a composer and improvisor and a leader of several long standing quintets and quartets of international acclaim. In addition to receiving fellowships from both the National Endowment for the Arts and the New York Foundation on the Arts, he has also received four commissions through the Parabola Arts Foundation.

Lossing’s brief but intense study with John Cage in the early ’80s and his more recent 12 year association with Paul Motian continue to inform his music at present.
“…The pianist illuminates the silence, suspends the time, and intensifies the collective flux.

Dan Blake with Red Light New Music

Sunday, December 14th 4:30 PM $10 Suggested Donation

Christa Van Alstine – clarinet
Erin Wight – viola
Yegor Shevtsov – piano
Kevin Sims – percussion
Jack Daniel- spoken word
Dan Blake – saxophone

Max Johnson Residency – Night 1

Thursday, December 18th 8:30 PM $15 Suggested Donation

The Max Johnson Trio gears up for the recording of their 3rd album with this spectacular residency at Ibeam.  These concerts will feature all new music and a slew of special guests, and every night will be different!  Sets at 8:30 and 10 pm

Kirk Knuffke – Cornet
Max Johnson – Bass
Ziv Ravitz – Drums
with:
Ben Goldberg – Clarinet (2nd set )

-”Johnson is an intrepid composer, architect of sound and beast of the bass,” – Brad Cohan, The New York City Jazz Record
-”The Johnson trio establishes its own momentum, largely by the particularity of its components: Mr. Knuffke’s pinpoint accuracy and mellow, centered tone; Mr. Ravitz’s way of urging his cymbals and toms astir; and Mr. Johnson’s grounded but unreserved presence at the center of it all.” – Nate Chinen, The New York Times

Max Johnson Residency – Night 2

Friday, December 19th 8:30 PM $15 Suggested Donation

The Max Johnson Trio gears up for the recording of their 3rd album with this spectacular residency at Ibeam.  These concerts will feature all new music and a slew of special guests, and every night will be different!  Sets at 8:30 and 10 pm

Kirk Knuffke – Cornet
Max Johnson – Bass
Ziv Ravitz – Drums
with:
Steve Swell – Trombone (2nd set)

-”Johnson is an intrepid composer, architect of sound and beast of the bass,” – Brad Cohan, The New York City Jazz Record
-”The Johnson trio establishes its own momentum, largely by the particularity of its components: Mr. Knuffke’s pinpoint accuracy and mellow, centered tone; Mr. Ravitz’s way of urging his cymbals and toms astir; and Mr. Johnson’s grounded but unreserved presence at the center of it all.” – Nate Chinen, The New York Times

Max Johnson Residency – Night 3

Saturday, December 20th 8:30 PM $15 Suggested Donation

The Max Johnson Trio gears up for the recording of their 3rd album with this spectacular residency at Ibeam.  These concerts will feature all new music and a slew of special guests, and every night will be different! Sets at 8:30 and 10:00 pm.

Kirk Knuffke – Cornet
Max Johnson – Bass
Ziv Ravitz – Drums
with:
John O’Gallagher – Alto Saxophone (2nd set )
Ingrid Laubrock – Tenor Saxophone (2nd set )

-”Johnson is an intrepid composer, architect of sound and beast of the bass,” – Brad Cohan, The New York City Jazz Record
-”The Johnson trio establishes its own momentum, largely by the particularity of its components: Mr. Knuffke’s pinpoint accuracy and mellow, centered tone; Mr. Ravitz’s way of urging his cymbals and toms astir; and Mr. Johnson’s grounded but unreserved presence at the center of it all.” – Nate Chinen, The New York Times