Chicago Jazz Festival Update


Highlights from the Chicago Jazz Festival:

Thursday, August 28

Claudia Cassidy Theater

12:15 – 1:15 PM – Keefe Jackson’s Likely So
1:45 – 2:45 PM – David Boykin Expanse

At 12:15 p.m. in the Claudia Cassidy Theater, Keefe Jackson’s Likely So, a beguiling ensemble of seven reed players, will perform Jackson’s alluring compositions. They will be followed by a special 10-member edition of gusty tenor saxophonist David Boykin’s Expanse, performing a suite written for Sun Ra.

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Roosevelt University’s Ganz Hall

4:00 – 6:00 PM – Sun Ra Panel Discussion

As part of the festival’s centennial Sun Ra celebration, a panel of Arkestra experts will discuss the cosmic hero’s legacy from 4-6 p.m. at Roosevelt University’s Ganz Hall (430 S. Michigan Ave.).

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Millennium ParkJay Pritzker Pavilion – Final Made in Chicago Concert

6:30 PM – Homage to Nelson Mandela: Ernest Dawkins’ Memory in the Center, an Afro Jazz Opera

“Homage to Nelson Mandela: Ernest Dawkins’ Memory in the Center, an Afro Jazz Opera,” will be performed at 6:30 PM in Millennium Park. Saxophonist Dawkins, longtime leader of the New Horizons Ensemble, will be joined by distinguished players from Chicago, South Africa and London in recognition of the role musicians played in energizing the anti-apartheid movement.

At the heart of the work, the phenomenal Chicago singer Dee Alexander will embody the activist spirits of Winnie Mandela, the South African President’s first wife, Winnie Mandela, and Graça Machel , his widow – both remarkable women.

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Friday, August 29

Millennium Park
Von Freeman Pavilion (South Promenade)

1:10 – 2:05 PM – Joshua Abrams Quartet

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Jay Pritzker Pavilion

7:10 – 8:10 PM – Myra Melford’s Snowy Egret
8:30 – 9:30 PM – Terence Blanchard w/ Ravi Coltrane & Lionel Loueke

Another Chicago product, piano virtuoso Myra Melford , will perform pieces from a new work, Language of Dreams, with her five-piece band Snowy Egret, including internationally renown cornetist Ron Miles.

And then trumpeter Terence Blanchard, who is equally admired for his jazz compositions and film scores, will lead a thrilling group including saxophonist Ravi Coltrane and Beninese guitarist Lionel Loueke. They’ll perform pieces from Blanchard’s experimental gem, Magnetic, while also continuing the 2014 celebration of Blue Note Records 75th Anniversary.

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Saturday, August 30

Millennium Park
Von Freeman Pavilion (South Promenade)

3:30 – 4:30 PM – Corey Wilkes Quintet

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Jazz and Heritage Pavilion (North Promenade)

2:00 – 3:00 PM – Chicago Underground Duo
3:30 – 4:30 PM – Kurt Rosenwinkel New Quartet

Chicago Underground Duo the ever-expansive, electronically expressive twosome of cornetist Rob Mazurek and percussionist Chad Taylor; and guitarist Kurt Rosenwinkel, the most influential guitarist of his generation, heading up a top flight quartet including Aaron Parks, Orlando LeFleming and Colin Stranahan.

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Jay Pritzker Pavilion

5:00 – 5:50 PM – Ari Brown Quintet
6:00 – 6:55 PM – Gary Burton
7:10 – 8:10 PM – Tom Harrell Colors of a Dream feat. Esperanza Spalding
8:30 – 9:30 PM – Dave Holland, Kevin Eubanks, Craig Taborn, Eric Harland: PRISM

At the Jay Pritzker Pavilion, the great AACM tenor saxophonist Ari Brown will play in support of his excellent recent release, Groove Awakening, beginning at 5 p.m. He’ll lead his longstanding quartet, including his brother Kirk on piano.

Next up is arguably the greatest vibraphonist of not just this era, but several before it, Gary Burton. The four-mallet innovator, who has played with a glittering roster of greats, will lead a new quartet including guitar virtuoso Julian Lage and pianist Vadim Neselovskyi.

Trumpeter and flugelhornist Tom Harrell will follow Burton, also with a relatively new band, Colors of a Dream, featuring Grammy-winning bassist and vocalist Esperanza Spalding.

And if the first three bands don’t provide enough excitement for one evening, the great double bassist Dave Holland’s new fusion-style band, Prism, will push things over the top. The sonic attack unit features guitarist Kevin Eubanks, former music director of the Tonight Show, keyboardist Craig Taborn and drummer Eric Harland.

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Sunday, August 31

Jazz and Heritage Pavilion (North Promenade)

12:30 – 1:30 PM – Tomeka Reid Quartet
2:00 – 3:00 PM – Sun Rooms

The Tomeka Reid Quartet, led by the brilliant Chicago cellist and featuring New York guitarist Mary Halvorson, will perform at 12:30 PM at the Jazz and Heritage Pavilion, followed by Sun Rooms, a miraculous vibraphone trio including Jason Adasiewicz, Nate McBride and Mike Reed.

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Jay Pritzker Pavilion

8:30 – 9:30 PM – Sun Ra Arkestra

And then come’s this year’s climactic finale, the Sun Ra Arkestra, which with its chants, glittery outfits, Egyptian dancers and other cosmic trappings is as great a show band as it is a musical unit. But for all its frolics, Sun Ra wrote music for the ages: as beautiful and swinging as it is probing and mysterious. Led by saxophonist Marshall Allen, this special edition of the band will celebrate its return to Chicago with current and past members in what is sure to be a riotous centennial salute.

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Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble 2014 Week 4: Pierrot Lunaire and Drunken Moon


From Pittsburgh New Music Net:

Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble closes out its 2014 season with a performance of Arnold Schoenberg’s classic Pierrot Lunaire in combination with Kieren MacMillan’s Drunken Moon. The final installment in my series of video previews for the season features Kevin Noe and cellist Norbert Lewandowski in a very thoughtful discussion of why Pierrot continues to be such a compelling work and beyond that, how Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble seeks to contextualize contemporary music in order to facilitate deeper understanding and appreciation for the audience. The final concerts take place at 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday at City Theatre. Be sure to catch them.

Henry Threadgill and Zooid at the Village Vanguard Reviewed


From NYTimes.com:

The last time Henry Threadgill brought a group to the Village Vanguard, around 24 years ago, I remember experiencing moments of ultra-clarity there, real highs of listening life, when you know that a genuinely original piece of music is slipping by faster than you’d like; but you are not fazed, because you are drinking it dry.

Fresh Sound Fall Schedule


Tim Hodgkinson

Cover of Tim Hodgkinson

From San Diego’s Fresh Sound:

Musicians from across the sonic spectrum, as well from around the globe, will be presenting unique solo performances and duo collaborations for Fresh Sound’s Fall Season.

Tim Hodgkinson has performed previously with Fresh Sound as part of the trio, Konk Pack, in 2001 and 2013, and Ramón Amezcua performed with Plankton Man from Nortec Collective in 2001 and it’s a pleasure to have them back with us as a brand new duo. Alex Cline has performed for Fresh Sound many times with his twin brother Nels and other ensembles. Neil Rolnick and Thollem McDonas are new discoveries for us. New configurations and new discoveries: perfect.

CONCERTS
Saturday, September 6th, 2014 · 7:30PM · Thollem McDonas & Alex Cline
Thollem McDonas, electric piano from New Mexico
Alex Cline, percussion from California

Friday, October 10th, 2014 · 7:30PM · Neil Rolnick
Neil Rolnick, computer/electronics from New York

Wednesday, November 5th, 2014 · 7:30PM · Tim Hodgkinson & Ramón Amezcua/Point Loma (a.k.a Bostich)
Ramón Amezcua/Point Loma (a.k.a Bostich), electronics from Mexico
Tim Hodgkinson, clarinet and lap steel guitar from England

The Spectrum in August


From New York’s Spectrum:

John King’s Born into Flames series featuring Meaghan Burke (Aug. 1)

MSHR in Dark Circuits: New Technology presented by Hans Temmen (Aug. 1)

Leo Genovese with Dan Blake and Nat Mugavero (Aug. 4)

Burton Green/R*time CD Presentation event featuring Burton Green, Reut Regev, Adam Lane & Igal Foni (Aug. 5)

Tim Motzer (Aug. 6)

Acoustic Frontiers: Denman Maroney, Ratzo B. Harris and Bob Meyer. Free-improvisation series. (Aug. 6)

Nicolas Letman-Burtinovic presents Spectral Interzone – Jazz for the eminently civilized (Aug. 7)
Nicolas Letman-Burtinovic, Russ Lossing, Billy Mintz; Travis Reuter

New Languages Presents: Holidays from the Future (Aug. 9)
Artists: Wendy Ultan, Denman Maroney, James Ilgenfritz, Jackson Moore, Dave Ruder, Edward Schneider,
Jonathan Moritz & Jay Rozen

Seth Gilman’s Early-Late Series (Aug. 10)

Gadfly: Jazz curated by Chris Pitsiokos (Aug. 12)

Spectrum’s Singer-Songwriter Series + Open Mic, hosted by Aline Queen (Aug. 13)

Duo FAE (Aug. 13)

Halcyon Chamber Series; Luke Krafka, cello et al. (Aug. 16)

Ramin Arjomand’s series, Reinterpretations (Aug. 17)

Beth Levin (Aug. 17)

Joel Forrester – Jazz Piano Salon (Aug. 19)

Minor Music Marathon hosted by Jesse Krakow (Aug. 23)

Mick Rossi’s Outliers series featuring 3k3 – Mick Rossi, David Crowell & Red Wierenga (Aug. 23)

Changing Modes with Wendy Griffiths, Grace Pulliam, Yuzuru Sadashige & Timur Yusef (Aug. 23)

International Strange Day presented by Patrick Grant (Aug. 24)

Marc Hannaford, Thomas Herberer, Flin Van Himmen & Edward Johnson (Aug. 26)

Alessandra Novaga – CD Release (Aug. 26)

Ambient-Chaos (Aug. 27)

Jane Ash and Susan Seliger present Out by Ten featuring K J Denhert (Aug. 28)

Part One of Robert Boston’s chamber opera, Trust in the You of Now (Aug. 29)
Artists: Catherine Hancock, Maria Diaz, William Tatge, Carol Morgan, Christof Knoche,
Nicolas Letman-Burtinovic, Joanne Choi, Carolin Pook & Robert Boston

Prog Classics and originals with ACB from Italy (Aug. 29)

Mira Cook, Dance (Aug. 30)

Past & Present Futures with Daniel Carter, Jeff Platz & Francois Grillot (Aug. 30)

Kathleen Tagg’s New Sounds Africa series (Aug. 31)

Spectrum is located at 121 Ludlow Street on the Lower East Side.
Tickets are generally $15;$10 for students and seniors except where indicated.

A celebration of Fred Ho in NY August 10


From ShapeShifter Lab:

Scientifc Soul Sessions presents:
To Sing You Down
a celebration of Fred Ho on his frst birthday in the sky
featuring the Eco-Music Big Band

ShapeShifter Lab
August 10, 2014 at 7PM
18 Whitwell Place
Brooklyn, NY 11215
$20 admission

Join the Eco-Music Big Band in a tribute to its founder, Fred Ho – one of a kind revolutionary composer, writer, producer, political activist, and the “best baritone saxophonist of all time” (The New Yorker) whose awards and distinctions include becoming the youngest person to receive the Duke Ellington Distinguished Artist Lifetime Achievement Award, a Harvard Arts Medal, and a Guggenheim Fellowship, among others. Fred Ho passed away in his home in Greenpoint on the morning of April 12, 2014, surrounded by friends and family. This tribute program will honor Fred’s legacy, including his last big band work, The Grace of the Guerilla, My Love, the music of Cal Massey, and new works by 21st century big band composers Zack O’Farrill, Livio
Almeida, Albert Marques and Marie Incontrera.

The Eco-Music Big Band is a 16-piece, multi-generational big band that includes some of the nation’s most acclaimed jazz musicians, including bass trombonist David Taylor (Gil Evans, New York Philharmonic), saxophonist Jay Rodriguez (Ornette Coleman,
Craig Harris), Zack O’Farrill and Adam O’Farrill (Arturo O’Farrill, Fred Ho).

The Stone in August


Nels Cline

Cover of Nels Cline

Select shows coming to The Stone:

8/1 Friday (RK)
8 pm
Paradoxical Frog
Kris Davis (piano, compositions) Ingrid Laubrock (tenor sax, compositions) Tyshawn Sorey (drums, compositions)
TWENTY DOLLARS

10 pm
Fieldwork
Vijay Iyer (piano, compositions) Steve Lehman (alto sax, compositions) Tyshawn Sprey (drums, compositions)
TWENTY DOLLARS

8/2 Saturday (AV)
8 and 10 pm
Tyshawn Sorey Piano Trio
Cory Smythe (piano) Chris Tordini (bass) Tyshawn Sorey (drums, compositions)

8/3 Sunday (HM)
8 pm
Shyushan
Jen Shyu (vocals) Tyshawn Sorey (drums)

10 pm
Victor-Sorey duo
Fay Victor (vocals, piano) Tyshawn Sorey (drums, piano)

8/5 Tuesday (KR)
8 pm
BB&C—Lines From the Timeline
Tim Berne (alto sax) Jim Black (drums, electronics) Nels Cline (guitar)

10 pm
BB&C—As We Are
Tim Berne (alto sax) Jim Black (drums, electronics) Nels Cline (guitar)

8/6 Wednesday (KR)
8 pm
THE NELS CLINE SINGERS with secret special guest
Nels Cline (guitar) Scott Amendola (drums, electronics) Trevor Dunn (bass)
Cyro Baptista (percussion)

10 pm
THE NELS CLINE SINGERS
Nels Cline (guitar) Scott Amendola (drums, electronics) Trevor Dunn (bass)
Cyro Baptista (percussion)

8/7 Thursday (KR)
8 pm
Le Jazz Free—influences…
Nels Cline (guitar) Vinny Golia (woodwinds) Devin Hoff (bass) Michael “TA” Thompson (drums)

10 pm
The Entire Time
Vinny Golia (woodwinds) Nels Cline (guitar)

8/8 Friday (HM)
8 pm
Balladeers: Doug Wieselman, Dougie Bowne, Jorge Roeder, Nels Cline
Doug Wieselman (woodwinds) Dougie Bowne (drums) Jorge Roeder (bass) Nels Cline (guitar)

10 pm
ACOUSTIC GUITAR DUETS
Elliott Sharp (guitar) Nels Cline (guitar)

8/9 Saturday (ICS)
8 pm
Reunited
Andrea Parkins (accordion, electronics) Tom Rainey (drums) Nels Cline (guitar)

10 pm
Tandem Telepathy
Michael “TA” Thompson (drums) Nels Cline (guitar)

8/10 Sunday (KR)
8 pm
Collaboraton with WHITE OUT
Lin Culbertson (keyboards, electronics) Tom Surgal (drums) Nels Cline (guitar)

10 pm
Old Themes with New Schemes
Mary Halvorson, Nels Cline (guitars)

8/12 Tuesday (DDT)
8 pm
Bielawa as Bard
Lisa Bielawa (voice) Paul Vasile (piano)

8/13 Wednesday (RJP)
8 and 10 pm
Lisa Bielawa and Carla Kihlstedt
Lisa Bielawa (voice) Carla Kihlstedt (violin, voice)

8/14 Thursday (ICS)
8 pm
Solo Virtuosi: Lisa Bielawa with Colin and Eric Jacobsen and Bruce Levingston
Lisa Bielawa (voice) Colin Jacobsen (violin) Eric Jacobsen (cello) Bruce Levingston (piano)
Lisa Bielawa with Colin and Eric Jacobsen and Bruce Levingston.

8/15 Friday (SV)
8 pm
Selections from VIREO Part I
Lisa Bielawa (conductor) Melanie Russell, Hai-Ting Chinn, Jesse Blumberg (voices) American Contemporary Music Ensemble (ACME)
Excerpts from an opera-in-progress Part I.

10 pm
JOHN ZORN IMPROV NIGHT—A STONE BENEFIT
John Zorn (sax) Ikue Mori (electronics) Sylvie Courvoisier (piano) and many special guests

8/16 Saturday (DDT)
8 and 10 pm
Lisa Bielawa with Joshua Roman and Evelyne Luest
Lisa Bielawa (voice) Joshua Roman (cello) Evelyne Luest (piano)

8/17 Sunday (TY)
8 pm
Selections from VIREO Part 2
Lisa Bielawa (conductor) Melanie Russell, Kristin Slipp, Kirsten Sollek, Tomas Cruz (voices) American Contemporary Music Ensemble (ACME)

8/19 Tuesday (RJP)
8 pm
TranceFormation
Connie Crothers (piano) Andrea Wolper (voice) Ken Filiano (bass)

10 pm
Connie Crothers, Lorenzo Sanguedolce, Nick Lyons, Pete Swanson, Todd Capp
Connie Crothers (piano) Lorenzo Sanguedolce (tenor sax) Nick Lyons (alto sax) Pete Swanson (bass) Todd Capp (drums)

8/20 Wednesday (SV)
8 pm
Connie Crothers, Jemeel Moondoc, Henry Grimes
Connie Crothers (piano) Jemeel Moondoc (alto sax) Henry Grimes (bass)

10 pm
Connie Crothers, Adam Caine, Ken Filiano, Federico Ughi, Alexis Parsons
Connie Crothers (piano) Adam Caine (guitar) Ken Filiano (bass) Federico Ughi (drums) Alexis Parsons (voice)

8/21 Thursday (SV)
8 pm
Connie Crothers and Jessica Jones
Connie Crothers (piano) Jessica Jones (tenor saxophone)

10 pm
Connie Crothers, Louie Belogenis, Ken Filiano, Michael Wimberly
Connie Crothers (piano) Louie Belogenis (tenor sax) Ken Filiano (bass) Michael Wimberly (drums)

8/22 Friday (JI)
8 pm
Connie Crothers, Kevin Norton, Ed Schuller, Roger Mancuso
Connie Crothers (piano) Kevin Norton (vibes, percussion) Ed Schuller (bass) Roger Mancuso (drums)

10 pm
Connie Crothers, Bill Payne, Tomas Ulrich, Michael Bisio
Connie Crothers (piano) Bill Payne (clarinet) Tomas Ulrich (cello) Michael Bisio (bass)

8/23 Saturday (SC)
8 pm
Connie Crothers, Richard Tabnik, Ken Filiano, Roger Mancuso, Mark Weber
Connie Crothers (piano) Richard Tabnik (alto sax) Ken Filiano (bass) Roger Mancuso (drums) Mark Weber (poet)

10 pm
Connie Crothers, Richard Tabnik, Ken Filiano, Roger Mancuso
Connie Crothers (piano) Richard Tabnik (alto sax) Ken Filiano (bass) Roger Mancuso (drums)

8/24 Sunday (KR)
8 pm
Connie Crothers and Pauline Oliveros
Connie Crothers (piano) Pauline Oliveros (accordion, electronics)

10 pm
Connie Crothers, Cheryl Richards
Connie Crothers (piano) Cheryl Richards (voice)

8/26 Tuesday (AV)
8 pm
Allen Ginsberg poetry set 1
Hal Willner (voice) and a very special guest pianist

10 pm
Allen Ginsberg poetry set 2
Hal Willner (voice) Doug Weiselman (guitar, clarinet) Jane Scarpintoni (cello) Kenny Wollesen (drums)

8/27 Wednesday (KM)
8 pm
Spoken word reading of Lou Reed’s “The Raven”
Readers may include: Hal Willner, Elizabeth Ashley, Jenni Muldaur, Fisher Stevens, Amanda Plummer, Chloe Webb and others

10 pm
Whoops i’m An Indian
Martin Brumbach, Adam Dorn & Hal Willner

8/28 Thursday (SK)
8 pm
CHLOE WEBB and HAL WILLNER read Gregory Corso with the Steve Weisberg band
Chloe Webb (voice) Hal Willner (voice) Steve Weisberg and his band

10 pm
Unspeakable American Literature 2 – “Give Me Your Hump” by The Unspeakable Terry Southern
Nile Southern (voice) Josh Allen Friedman (voice) Tony Torn (voice) Steven Bernstein (trumpet) and his band

8/29 Friday (SC)
8 pm
Terry Adams & Hal Willner with special guest Karen Mantler
Terry Adams (piano, prepared piano) Hal Willner (turntables/samples) Karen Mantler (voice)

10 pm
Homage to Rahsaan Roland Kirk
Hal Willner (samples) John Kruth (guitar) Terry Adams (piano) Steven Bernstein (trumpet) Karen Mantler (voice) Steve Turre (trombone)

8/30 Saturday (MJC)
8 pm
Arch Obler radio plays from the radio show “Lights Out”
Hal Willner, Penny Arcade, Karen Mantler and more cretins

10 pm
EDGAR ALLEN POE readings with music
Hal Willner (voice) Ed Sanders (voice) Lenny Pickett (sax) and lots more!

8/31 Sunday (JA)
8 pm
Homage to Allen Sherman
Hal Willner (voice) Janine Nichols (voice) Charlie Burnham (violin) Doug Weiselman (guitar) and many many stars who are too embarrassed to be announced

10 pm
Hal Willner performs with silent films
Hal Willner (improv samples, keyboards, synths, turntables) with special guests Art Baron (trombone) Karen Mantler (voice)

August at the Cornelia Street Cafe


From New York’s Cornelia Street Cafe:

Aug 01
9:00PM & 10:30PM MARY HALVORSON FEST. : MARY HALVORSON TRIO
Mary Halvorson, guitar; Chris Lightcap, bass; Jim Black, drums

Aug 02
9:00PM & 10:30PM MARY HALVORSON FEST.: INGRID LAUBROCK’S ANTI-HOUSE
Ingrid Laubrock, tenor, soprano saxophone; Mary Halvorson, guitar; Kris Davis, piano; John Hebert, bass; Tom Rainey, drums

Aug 03
8:30PM MARY HALVORSON FEST.: MARY HALVORSON AND JON IRABAGON- SOLOS AND DUOS
Mary Halvorson, guitar; Jon Irabagon, tenor sax

Aug 17
8:30PM VIOLA FEST! NIGHT ONE
Alexandra Honigsberg, curator and host
Tanya Kalmanovitch; Mat Maneri; Greg Williams

Aug 24
8:30PM THE DAVID ULLMANN 8
David Ullmann, guitar ; Deric Dickens, drums; Chris Dingman, vibraphone; Brian Drye, trombone; Jonathan Finlayson, trumpet; Mike McGinnis, alto saxophone; Chris Speed, clarinet; Gary Wang, bass

Aug 27
8:30PM MOSTLY OTHER PEOPLE DO THE KILLING
Jon Irabagon , tenor sax; Ron Stabinsky, piano; Moppa Elliott, bass; Kevin Shea, drums

Aug 28
8:30PM IRABAGON FESTIVAL: JON IRABAGON QUARTET
Jon Irabagon, tenor sax; Luis Perdomo, piano; Luis Perdomo, bass; Rudy Royston, drums

Aug 29
9:00PM & 10:30PM IRABAGON FESTIVAL: JON IRABAGON TRIO
Jon Irabagon, tenor sax; Mark Helias, bass; Barry Altschul, drums

Aug 30
9:00PM & 10:30PM IRABAGON FESTIVAL: JON IRABAGON GROUP
Jon Irabagon, tenor sax; Michael Formanek , bass; Tom Rainey, drums; Special Guest, tba

The IBeam in August


From New York’s IBeam:

Friday, August 1st 8:30 PM $10 Suggested Donation
J. Granelli – bass
Christian Kögel – guitar
Peter Epstein – alto sax
Owen Howard – drums

Friday, August 8th 8:30 PM $10 Suggested Donation
Joe Hertenstein – Drums/Percussion
Sana Nagano – Violin
Harvey Valdes – Guitar

Monday, August 11th 8:30 PM $15 Suggested Donation
Vinny Golia & Susan Alcorn (8:30)
Vinny Golia – Woodwinds
Susan Alcorn – Pedal Steel
Vinny Golia, Keir Neuringer & Ingrid Laubrock (10:00)
Vinny Golia – Woodwinds
Keir Neuringer – Saxophone
Ingrid Laubrock – Saxophone

Thursday, August 14th 8:00 PM $15 Suggested Donation
Carol Liebowitz/Adam Caine Duo (8:00 pm)
Carol Liebowitz – piano
Adam Caine – guitar
Sextet (9:00 pm)
Carol Liebowitz – piano
Claire de Brunner – bassoon
Daniel Carter – saxophones, trumpet, flute, clarinet
Daro Behroozi – tenor, clarinet, bass clarinet
Guillermo Gregorio – clarinet
Ryan Messina – trumpet

Saturday, August 23rd 8:30 PM $15 Suggested Donation
Billy Mintz Solo (8:30 pm)
Ben Goldberg + Michael Coleman Play Steve Lacy’s Hocus Pocus (9:30 pm)
Ben Goldberg – Clarinet
Michael Coleman – Piano
Hocus Pocus: Book H of “Practitioners,” is a series of etudes by Steve Lacy. Each etude contains several knotty melodies, intended by Lacy to be difficult to play, and meant to stretch the player past his or her comfort zone. Clarinetist Ben Goldberg and pianist Michael Coleman have taken it upon themselves to learn and perform these etudes.

Tuesday, August 26th 8:00 PM $15 Suggested Donation
8:00 pm
Maryanne de Prophetis – voice/poetry
Carol Liebowitz – piano
Claire de Brunner – bassoon
John Pietaro – vibes
9:30 pm
Eva Lindal – violin
Carol Liebowitz – piano
Adam Caine – guitar
Ken Filiano – bass

Thursday, August 28th 8:30 PM $15 Suggested Donation
ARUÁN ORTIZ ORBITING QUARTET (8:30 pm)
Aruán Ortiz, piano and comos
Rez Abbasi, guitar
Josh Ginsburg, bass
Gerald Cleaver, drums
DARIUS JONES’S Book of Mæbul (10:00 pm)
Matt Mitchell: piano
Sean Conly: bass
Chad Taylor: drums
+ special quest Emilie Lesbros
Darius Jones Quartet with Emilie Lesbros has been made possible through the French-American Jazz Exchange, a joint program of FACE (French American Cultural Exchange) and Mid Atlantics Arts Foundation, with generous funding from the Cultural Services of the French Embassy, Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, Florence Gould Foundation, Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Institut Francais, Ministere de la Culture et de la Communication and Societe des Auteurs et Compositeurs de Musique (“SACEM”).