Upcoming Events

Snackasaurus Flex / Domestic Affair

Wednesday, May 27th 8:30 PM $15 Suggested Donation

Snackasaurus Flex: 8pm
Marta Sanchez, piano
Eric Trudel, tenor sax
Michael Attias, alto sax
TBA– guitar

Domestic Affair : 9:30pm
Lim Yang, bass
Adam Kolker, tenor sax
Nick Sanders, piano
Jesse Simpson, drums

Deric Dickens Residency (Night 1)

Thursday, May 28th 8:30 PM $15 Suggested Donation

8:30
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Kenny Warren, Trumpet
Jesse Lewis, Guitar
Deric Dickens, Drums

9:45
Arabic For Beginners
Lena Bloch Tenor Saxophone
Deric Dickens, Drums
Bass TBA

A Workshop for Music Teachers in Brooklyn

Friday, May 29th 9:30 AM $ Suggested Donation

Nurturing Motivation to Love and Create Music – A New Method

9:30 am – 12:00 pm

Michael Stegner has created a new teaching method that focuses on motivating students over the long term so that they can become self-sufficient and self-aware music makers. Michael slowly developed this method based on common threads shared by many great musicians he performed with, students he taught and advancements in brain science and learning research. This workshop will introduce the culmination of this work so you can immediately see the benefits and apply them in your teaching studio.

Cost: $45 per person – pay/register here

Deric Dickens Residency (Night 2)

Friday, May 29th 8:30 PM $15 Suggested Donation

8:30
Pallaksch
Jarrett Gilgore Saxophones
Deric Dickens, Drums

9:45
Words Are Not Enough, The Music of Jimmy Lyons
Jarrett Gilgore, Alto Saxophone
Ross Gallagher, Bass
Kenny Warren, Trumpet
Deric Dickens, Drums

The Tango, A Secret Code: Piazzolla and Beyond

Saturday, May 30th 10:00 AM $15 Suggested Donation

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10 am to 1 pm

Workshop with Juan Pablo Navarro.

For strings, bandoneón , accordion,guitar ,bass,piano ,brass , woodwinds and percussion, this workshop is about the unwritten music for Quintet in Piazzolla’s Music and his influence in the Contemporary Music.  How to play it through analysis, variation and creation of technical skills and expressive resources.

Juan Pablo Navarro is one of the most active bass players and composers in Argentinean Music. He was born in Avellaneda, Buenos Aires, in 1971. He studied double bass with Oscar Carnero and Anthony Bianco. He has dictated a workshop: The Tango a secret code at the ISB Convention in The Eastman School of Music, Musikschule Stadt Luzern ,Zurich University of Arts, EMAC Goiania , and in CODARTS at Rotterdam .  Nowadays he is releasing a New Album: Pa El Agus y El Uli(Tango-Jazz) with JPN Orquesta Tipica , with Music from A. Piazzolla, and new compositions from Navarro ,Schissi and Greco conducting by JP.

Deric Dickens Residency (Night 3)

Saturday, May 30th 8:30 PM $15 Suggested Donation

8:30
Dix Out
Brad Linde, saxophones
Aaron Quinn, Guitar
Liz Prince Tuba
Deric Dickens Drums

9:45
Rocket #9
Brad Linde, Jarrett Gilgore, Aaron Quinn, Ross Gallagher, Kenny Warren,   Others TBA

Mike Bagetta Trio / Jeff Davis Trio

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

Mike Baggetta Trio 8:30pm 
Mike Baggetta – guitar/compositions
Jerome Harris – bass
Billy Mintz – drums

Jeff Davis Trio 9:30pm 
Russ Lossing – piano
Eivind Opsvik – bass
Jeff Davis – drums/compositions

www.jeffdavisdrums.com

Ursel Schlicht Trio

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

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Ursel Schlicht – piano
Ken Filiano – bass
Lou Grassi – drums

A piano trio that has been friends for many years: when Ursel Schlicht first came to New York in the mid-late 1990s, and they remain Ursel’s favorite rhythm section for spontaneous improvisation. This is the a rare trio performance in New York.

 

Daniel Levin / Mat Maneri

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

Mat Maneri – viola
Daniel Levin – cello

Michael Blake’s Out of Towners

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

Michael Blake – tenor & soprano saxophones
Sammy Blower – trombone
Alessandro Lanzoni – piano
Max Johnson – bass
Michael Sarin – drums

www.michaelblake.net

FEAST OF THE EPIPHANY / Travis Laplante

Thursday, June 11th 8:30 PM $15 Suggested Donation

8:30pm
Travis Laplante- Tenor Saxophone

9:30pm- Feast of the Epiphany
Nick Podgurski – keyboard vocals
Caley Monahon-Ward – guitars
Andrew Smiley – guitars
Keith Abrams – bass

Rema Hasumi Residency (Night 1)

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

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Rema Hasumi’s ITAK ensemble (8:30)
Rema Hasumi (piano/voice/compositions)
Masa Kamaguchi (bass)
Randy Peterson (drums)

Words heard, words spoken, words understood, words unnoticed, words sung and words played. With the abstract presentation of voice as a featured instrument in improvisation, this music will reflect the voices that have spoken and sang the languages that are socially invisible and the languages that are about to disappear from within us.
www.remahasumi.com

Rema Hasumi Residency (Night 2)

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

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Rema Hasumi’s ITAK ensemble 
Rema Hasumi (piano/voice/compositions)
Masa Kamaguchi (bass)
Randy Peterson (drums)

Words heard, words spoken, words understood, words unnoticed, words sung and words played. With the abstract presentation of voice as a featured instrument in improvisation, this music will reflect the voices that have spoken and sang the languages that are socially invisible and the languages that are about to disappear from within us.
www.remahasumi.com

Billy Mintz Two Bass Band – CD Release Party

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

Roberta Piket  solo piano (8:30)

Billy Mintz Two Bass Band (9:30)
Ron Horton, Joe Magnarelli – Trumpets
Brian Drye, Mark Patterson, Curtis Folkes – Trombones
Billy Mintz – Drums
Adam Kolker, John O’Gallager, Kenny Berger – Reeds
Masa Kamaguchi, Cameron Brown – Basses

Jason Mears: 20 TON BRIDGE

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

Jason Mears- alto & sopranino saxophones
Quentin Tolimieri- piano
James Ilginfritz- bass
Andrew Drury- drums

Joe Morris

Monday, June 22nd 8:30 PM $15 Suggested Donation

8:30
Joe Morris – Guitar

9:30
Joe Morris – Guitar
Daniel Levin – Cello
Jaimie Branch – Trumpet
Joe Moffett – Trumpet

Cortex

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

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Thomas Johansson – trumpet
Kristoffer Alberts – reeds
Ola Høyer – double bass
Gard Nilssen – drums

Cortex is a spirited combo that plays energetic jazz of the finest brand. With over one hundred live-performances and three albums, the quartet positions itself as one of the strongest additions to the Norwegian jazz scene. The members are amongst the most sought after young jazz performers in Norway today. They all have marked their position in several other constellations such as: Bushman’s Revenge, Paal Nilssen-Love Large Unit, Team Hegdal, SAKA, Zanussi 5, Friends & Neighbors, AKODE, Honest John, and The Heat Death.

Leimgruber-Demierre-Phillips (Night 1)

Friday, October 30th 8:30 PM $15 Suggested Donation

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80 years Barre Phillips / 15 years Trio

Urs Leimgruber saxophone
Jacques Demierre piano
Barre Phillips double bass

Spontaneous, direct, together. Without any preparation, conferring, or plan- ning. Faced with the same challenge as on the very first day they met – sculpting sounds in an empty room. AlI these three musicians can contribute is their decades of experience in free improvisation and their own personal styles of musical expression – no more and no less.

For the past fifteen years the American double bass player Barre Phillips and the two Swiss musicians Urs Leimgruber and Jacques Demierre have been coming together to play on an irregular basis and have already chalked up something in the region of two hundred concerts.

All three have unlocked a whole new dimension of their instruments and it is this that gives them their unmistakable sound. Every time they get together, their music is simultaneously reinvented and carried forward. At that point their musical styles either become more densely interwoven or evaporate until verging on silence.

Leimgruber-Demierre-Phillips (Night 2)

Saturday, October 31st 8:30 PM $15 Suggested Donation

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80 years Barre Phillips / 15 years Trio

Urs Leimgruber saxophone
Jacques Demierre piano
Barre Phillips double bass

Spontaneous, direct, together. Without any preparation, conferring, or plan- ning. Faced with the same challenge as on the very first day they met – sculpting sounds in an empty room. AlI these three musicians can contribute is their decades of experience in free improvisation and their own personal styles of musical expression – no more and no less.

For the past fifteen years the American double bass player Barre Phillips and the two Swiss musicians Urs Leimgruber and Jacques Demierre have been coming together to play on an irregular basis and have already chalked up something in the region of two hundred concerts.

All three have unlocked a whole new dimension of their instruments and it is this that gives them their unmistakable sound. Every time they get together, their music is simultaneously reinvented and carried forward. At that point their musical styles either become more densely interwoven or evaporate until verging on silence.