Creative Differences Spring Shows

From Baltimore’s Creative Differences:

Michael Formanek
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12 W. North Ave, Baltimore MD 21201


Saturday March 9 @ 8pm
2nd Sunday Jazz
Fay Victor – voice, Dave Ballou – trumpet,John Dierker – reeds, Michael Formanek – bass, Eric Kennedy – drums.

Thursday March 20 @ 8pm
Mary Halvorson – guitar,Michael Formanek – bass,Tomas Fujiwara – drums.

Sunday March 30 @ 5pm
Bradford – Gjerstad Quartet
Bobby Bradford – cornet,Frode Gjerstad – reeds,Ingebrigt Haaker Flaten – bass,Frank Rosaly – drums

Sunday April 13 @ 8pm
2nd Sunday Jazz – Brian Settles
Brian Settles – saxophone,Dave Ballou – trumpet,John Dierker – reeds, Michael Formanek – bass, Eric Kennedy – drums.

Wednesday April 23 @ 8.30pm
Chicago Underground Duo
Rob Mazurek – cornet, synth, Game Boy, electronics, bamboo flute
Chad Taylor – drums, mbira, balaphone

Saturday May 3 @ 9pm
Nels Cline Singers
Nels Cline – guitar, Trevor Dunn – bass, Scott Amendola – drums, Cyro Baptista – percussion.

Sunday May 18 @ 8pm
Gerald Cleaver & Devin Grey with guests tbc.

Saturday May 31 @ 9pm
Peter Brötzmann – reeds,William Parker – bass,Hamid Drake – drums.

‘Genius’ Vijay Iyer Takes His Music Ideas to Harvard


Vijay Iyer
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The most popular distillation of his aesthetic is his jazz trio with bassist Stephan Crump and drummer Marcus Gilmore. But his music flows in multiple streams. His collaboration with the poet and rapper Mike Ladd yielded a trilogy of politically charged multimedia pieces, documented most recently in last year’s “Holding It Down: The Veterans’ Dreams Project.” He thrives on long-running associations, including those with fellow members in Fieldwork, a collective trio that is on the bill for a concert of John Zorn‘s new “Masada” compositions March 19 at Town Hall.


Coming to Seattle

From Seattle’s Wayward Music Series:

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Neal Kosaly-Meyer & Jessika Kenney
Thur., March 6, 8 PM; $5 – $15 sliding scale

Neal Kosaly-Meyer and vocalist Jessika Kenney present simultaneous performances of John Cage‘s Empty Words IV and excerpts of Cage’s Song Books, as well as a new piece of Kenney’s for voice/electronics using classical Persian texts.

Seattle Composers’ Salon
Friday, Mar. 7, 8 PM; $5 – $15 sliding scale

The Seattle Composers’ Salon fosters the development, performance and appreciation of new music by regional artists. Composers, performers, and audience members gather in a casual setting that allows for experimentation and discussion. Everyone is welcome! Composers for this month: Clement Reed, Coreena, Aaron Keyt, Jay Hamilton.
Upcoming Events (subject to change)

Thu. 3/13 – Hollow Earth Radio’s Magma Fest: Dan Sasaki/Jean Nagai, Knot Pine Box, John Seman/Wally Shoup

Sat. 3/15 – David Hahn’s Concert Imaginaire

Thu. 3/20 – Hollow Earth’s Magma Fest: Harry Smith tribute w/ Climax Golden Twins, Jessika Kenney, Dean Moore, Susie Kozawa, Michael Wohl, Swil Kanim

Fri. 3/21 – Zero-G Concerts presents Moraine + Michael Owcharuk & friends

Sat. 3/22 – John Teske/any ensemble – graphic scores

Mon. 3/24 – Tom Baker & Anne La Berge – improvisations for electric guitar, flute and electronics

Thu. 3/27 – Lori Goldston

Sat. 3/29 – Nat Evans