Upcoming Events

Chet Doxas and John Escreet Improvised Duets

Friday, June 3rd 8:30 PM $15 Suggested Donation









Chet Doxas – Saxophone
John Escreet – Piano

A series of impovised duets for saxophone and piano.

Roberta Piket Sextet – One For Marian Pre-“CD Release” Party

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

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Roberta Piket – piano, arrangements
Steve Wilson – alto saxophone and flute
Virginia Mayhew – tenor saxophone and clarinet
Shunzo Ohno – trumpet and flugelhorn
Harvie S – bass
Billy Mintz – drums

Michael Dessen Trio

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

Michael Dessen Trio
Michael Dessen – Trombone
Chris Tordini – Bass
Dan Weiss – Drums

Praised as a “musician for this moment” in Downbeat Magazine, California-based trombonist Michael Dessen’s electro-acoustic trio with bassist Chris Tordini and drummer Dan Weiss has garnered critical acclaim for their unique performances that integrate live electronics, intricate composition and collective improvisation. This concert will be a single, continuous set featuring Somewhere In The Upstream, a work dedicated to Yusef Lateef, one of Dessen’s mentors. The composition takes the form of a “scorestream,” an algorithmic, networked composition that is displayed dynamically on computer screens for improvisers to interpret. Supported by a project award from New Music USA. More info: <http://www.mdessen.com>

Gutbucket + Special Guest Duets

Friday, June 10th 8:30 PM $15 Suggested Donation

8:30 pm
Adam Schatz/Michael Coleman (sax, keys, drums and…)

9:30 pm

Gutbucket + Special Guest Duets

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

8:30 pm
Kaoru Watanabe/Tamango (flute, fue, tap dance)

9:30 pm

Double Feature

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

8:30PM: Mara Rosenbloom Trio

Adam Lane Bass
Chad Taylor Drums
Mara Rosenbloom Piano

9:30PM: Darius Jones Quintet

Ben Gerstein Trombone
Jason Stein Bass Clarinet
Michael Bisio Bass
Jason Nazary Drums
Darius Jones Alto Saxophone

Kolker / Stillman / Lossing / Kamaguchi / Mintz

Wednesday, June 15th 8:30 PM $15 Suggested Donation

Adam Kolker – Saxophone
Loren Stillman – Saxophone
Russ Lossing – Piano
Masa Kamaguchi – Bass
Billy Mintz – Drums

Performing original compositions by Lossing, Kolker, Mintz, Stillman

Dirigo Rataplan (Night 1)

Friday, June 17th 8:30 PM $15 Suggested Donation

Ellery Eskelin-tenor sax
Dave Ballou-trumpet
Michael Formanek-bass
Devin Gray-drums/compositions

Dirigo Rataplan (Night 2)

Saturday, June 18th 8:30 PM $15 Suggested Donation

Ellery Eskelin-tenor sax
Dave Ballou-trumpet
Michael Formanek-bass
Devin Gray-drums/compositions


Saturday, June 25th 8:30 PM $15 Suggested Donation

First Set

Brad Linde – alto and tenor saxophone, clarinet, Hammond organ
Billy Wolfe – tenor saxophone, clarinet
Aaron Quinn – guitar
Deric Dickens – drums

Brad Linde’s TEAM PLAYERS celebrates the release of their second album, “ALL-AMERICAN” featuring original compositions, Albert Ayler themes, free improvisations, and one old chestnut associated with Thelonious Monk.  British electric bassist John J. Williamson joins us on the baseball-themed follow up to 2014’s “DRAFT” debut.  Play ball!!

Second Set
Brad Linde – tenor saxophone
Caroline Davis – alto saxophone
Russ Lossing – piano
Deric Dickens – drums

J. A. Granelli and Mr. Lucky

Friday, July 1st 8:30 PM $15 Suggested Donation

J. A. Granelli – piccolo bas, lap steel guitar
Nate Shaw – keyboards
Owen Howard – drums

Nick Fraser Trio feat. Tony Malaby and Kris Davis

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

Nick Fraser: drums, compositions
Tony Malaby: tenor and soprano saxophones
Chris Hoffman: cello
Eivind Opsvik: bass

Nick Fraser is a drummer and composer from Toronto, Canada. Tony Malaby, Chris Hoffman and Eivind Opsvik are some of the most consistently creative and insightful improvisers in New York. They are celebrating the release of “Starer”, an independent CD/LP release.


Billy Mintz Quintet

Thursday, August 25th 8:30 PM $15 Suggested Donation

John Gross – tenor saxophone
Tony Malaby – tenor saxophone
Roberta Piket – piano
Hilliard Greene – bass
Billy Mintz – drums