Upcoming Events

Sylke E. Bearheart

Saturday, September 5th 8:30 PM $15 Suggested Donation

Sylke E. Bearheart – saxophone
Nicolai Noiser – trumpet
Joe Morris – bass
Tomas Fujiwara – drums

Kate Gentile Residency (Night 1)

Thursday, September 10th 8:30 PM $15 Suggested Donation

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Kate Gentile Quartet (8:30 & 10pm)

Jeremy Viner- clarinet/tenor sax
Matt Mitchell- piano & laptop
Adam Hopkins- bass
Kate Gentile- drums & compositions

Kate Gentile’s music has been described as “hyper-detailed….designed to spur multi-faceted improvisation.” Her quartet has been playing a new book of often-dense compositions containing varied forms and unconventional rhythms and harmonies that demand a spectrum of improvisational creativity. Each night will feature two entirely different sets of music.

Kate Gentile Residency (Night 2)

Friday, September 11th 8:30 PM $15 Suggested Donation

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Kate Gentile Quartet (8:30 & 10pm)

Jeremy Viner- clarinet/tenor sax
Matt Mitchell- piano & laptop
Adam Hopkins- bass
Kate Gentile- drums & compositions

Kate Gentile’s music has been described as “hyper-detailed….designed to spur multi-faceted improvisation.” Her quartet has been playing a new book of often-dense compositions containing varied forms and unconventional rhythms and harmonies that demand a spectrum of improvisational creativity. Each night will feature two entirely different sets of music.

Kate Gentile Residency (Night 3)

Saturday, September 12th 8:30 PM $15 Suggested Donation

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SNARK HORSE 8:30 pm

Matt Mitchell- piano & compositions
Kate Gentile- drums & compositions
Ava Mendoza – Guitar

Snark Horse plays enigmatic and expansive one-bar compositions, complete unto themselves and modular on a micro and macro level. Snark Horse was designed and bred to play with the wildest of wild cards.
www.kategentile.com

Kate Gentile with Michael Attias, Matt Mitchell, & Sean Conly 10pm

Michael Attias – alto
Matt Mitchell – piano
Sean Conly – bass
Kate Gentile – drums & compositions

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.

Carol Liebowitz – Nick Lyons – Michael Wimberly

Sunday, September 20th 8:00 PM $15 Suggested Donation

Carol Liebowitz – piano
Nick Lyons – alto saxophone
Michael Wimberly – drums

(sets at 8 and 9 pm)

The Ullmann/McGorry Group

Saturday, September 26th 8:30 PM $15 Suggested Donation

David Ullmann-Guitar
Craig McGorry-Sax
Jay Cho-Piano
Tony O’Blaney-Bass
John Marino-Drums

Carol Liebowitz / Ryan Messina Duo

Saturday, October 10th 8:00 PM $15 Suggested Donation

Carol Liebowitz – piano and voice
Ryan Messina – trumpet

(sets at 8 and 9 pm)

Steve Olson Trio New York

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

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Steve Olson: drums, percussion, objects
Denman Maroney: hyperpiano
Oscar Noriega: alto saxophone, clarinet, bass clarinet

The trio plays freely improvised music, exploring sounds, moods and textures, drawing on jazz and avant-guarde traditions. Their concert at IBeam is the New York celebration of Olson’s  new CD, The Ruthless Shapes of Paradise, recorded this summer in Brooklyn.

Lina Allemano Four

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

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1st set at 8:30pm:
Nick Fraser Trio
Nick Fraser (drums), Ingrid Laubrock (saxophones), Aruan Ortiz (piano).
www.nickfraserthedrummer.com

2nd set at 9:30 pm:
Lina Allemano – trumpet
Brodie West – alto saxophone
Andrew Downing – double bass
Nick Fraser – drums

Canadian trumpeter 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. Hailed as Canada’s leading free-jazz band, LINA ALLEMANO FOUR is known internationally for their inventiveness, playfulness, and synergy as they deftly blur the line between composition and improvisation.
www.linaallemano.com

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.

Two Surprisingly Different Sax Quartets: Broken Reed Saxophone Quartet And New Thread Quartet

Friday, November 6th 8:30 PM $15 Suggested Donation

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New Thread Quartet

Players:
Geoffrey Landman – soprano saxophone
Kristen McKeon – alto saxophone
Erin Rogers – tenor saxophone
Zach Herchen – baritone saxophone

Description:
Founded in 2011, New Thread Quartet is committed to the creation and performance of saxophone quartet repertoire from New York’s burgeoning new music scene. Members of the ensemble are active as composers, performers, educators and industry professionals within the five boroughs, and share the goal of commissioning, and working closely with, New York City composers to develop impactful new works for the saxophone. NTQ has performed at Carnegie Hall, the Dance Theatre of Harlem, Tenri Cultural Institute, the Bang on a Can Summer Festival Benefit, NYsoundCircuit, Peabody Conservatory, New England Conservatory, and Queens College. For more information, visit: www.newthreadquartet.com.

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Broken Reed Saxophone Quartet

Jenny Hill – soprano sax
Charley Gerard – alto sax
Lívio Almeida – tenor sax
Dimitri Moderbacher – baritone sax

The artistry and talent of the individual members of the Broken Reed Saxophone Quartet have been heard during appearances at the Juilliard School, the Blue Note Jazz Club, the Kennedy Center and jazz festivals around the globe, performing with Aretha Franklin, Norah Jones, the Diva Big Band and Washington Musica Viva. They have received rave reviews from the Washington Post and Saxophone Journal. As a group, the Broken Reed Saxophone Quartet has performed in NY, CT, NJ, MD and toured the Burgenland region of Austria. Their music has been broadcast on TV and radio. The group was chosen by Lincoln Center Institute to be included in their Emblem Series of NYC area school performances for 2012-3. They launched a successful Kickstarter campaign in December, 2013 to fund a live recording of George Handy’s New York Suite and a Pledge Music campaign in 2014 to fund Charley Gerard’s Songs of Love and Passion. Their music is on the soundtrack for the movie “Teacher of the Year” starring Keegan-Michael Key of the comedy team Key and Peele.

For the Nov. 6 concert at Ibeam, The Broken Reed Saxophone Quartet plays a program entitled Sugar Baby’s Baby in America: Rural American Music Reimagined, with music composed and arranged by director Charley Gerard. For more information about the group, visit: www.brokenreedsax.com

Satoko Fuji Tobira

Tuesday, November 17th 8:30 PM $15 Suggested Donation

Kappa Maki – trumpet
Satoko Fuji – piano
Todd Nicholson – bass
Yoshi Shutto – drums