Jazz Listings From The New York Times

From NYTimes.com:

Craig Taborn
Cover of Craig Taborn

Jakob Bro and Thomas Morgan featuring Andrew Cyrille (Thursday) Mr. Bro, an introspective Danish guitarist, and Mr. Morgan, a deep-drift American bassist, share some of the same former sideman affiliations — with the trumpeter Tomasz Stanko and the drummer Paul Motian, for starters — and have recently been working together in a trio. They team up here with Mr. Cyrille, a drummer with acres of experience in the avant-garde. At 8:30 p.m., Cornelia Street Café, 29 Cornelia Street, Greenwich Village, 212-989-9319, corneliastreetcafe.com; $10 cover, with a $10 minimum. (Chinen)

Three Nights with Dave King (Friday through Sunday) Best known as the smartly steamrollering drummer in the Bad Plus, Dave King showcases a handful of other partnerships in this residency, presented by Search and Restore. His band Dave King Trucking Company will appear on Friday and Saturday. The bill on Friday will also include a trio with the saxophonist Tim Berne and the guitarist Ryan Ferreira; on Saturday it will feature the Gang Font, an experimental rock band featuring the bassist Greg Norton, formerly of Hüsker Dü. And on Sunday Mr. King will perform in a duo with the pianist Matt Mitchell, and in Golden Valley Is Now, a trio with the bassist Reid Anderson and the pianist Craig Taborn. At 8:15 and 9:30 p.m., ShapeShifter Lab, 18 Whitwell Place, Park Slope, Brooklyn, shapeshifterlab.com; $15, $12 for students, $30 for a three-night pass. (Chinen)

Nate Wooley Quintet (Friday) The trumpeter Nate Wooley has made his name among the more texture-minded proponents of improvised music, often by distilling fresh clarity from abrasive obscurity. In an amiable provocation, he devotes this concert to the 1980s small-group music of Wynton Marsalis, with help from Josh Sinton on bass clarinet and baritone saxophone, Eivind Opsvik on bass, Matt Moran on vibraphone and Harris Eisenstadt on drums. At 8 p.m., Greenwich House Music School, 46 Barrow Street, West Village, 212-242-4770, greenwichhouse.org; $15, $12 for students. (Chinen)


Classical Music Listings From The New York Times

From NYTimes.com:

Alvin Lucier
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Bang on a Can and Ecstatic Music Festival (Thursday) A highlight of the Ecstatic Music Festival is Bang on a Can’s annual People’s Commissioning Fund Concert. This year the ensemble presents new works by Arcade Fire’s Richard Reed Parry, Alvin Lucier and Daniel Wohl, as well as David Lang’s “Death Speaks.” At 7:30 p.m., Merkin Concert Hall, Goodman House, 129 West 67th Street, Manhattan, 212-501-3330, kaufman-center.org; $25. (Vivien Schweitzer)

ICEStorm (Friday through Sunday) The always-adventurous International Contemporary Ensemble is in the middle of a weeklong residency at the Stone, with two different concerts each evening. The lineup includes a performance by the flutist Claire Chase and the clarinetist Joshua Rubin (Friday at 8 p.m.); and new music for electric guitar and electronics performed by the guitarist Dan Lippel (Sunday at 10 p.m.). At 8 and 10 p.m., the Stone, Avenue C and Second Street, East Village, thestonenyc.com; $15 for each set, $10 for students 13 to 19. (Schweitzer)

The Knights (Thursday) SubCulture: Arts Underground presents the first of a new series of concerts organized by members of the all-star orchestral collective the Knights, this one comprising works by William Bolcom, Giya Kancheli and Andrew Norman. There will also be a chamber arrangement of Schoenberg’s Chamber Symphony No. 1 and the suite from Stravinsky’s “Soldier’s Tale.” At 8 p.m., 45 Bleecker Street, near Lafayette Street, East Village, 212-533-5470, subculturenewyork.com; $20 to $25. (da Fonseca-Wollheim)


Upcoming Wordless Music Shows

From New York’s Wordless Music:

Jonny Greenwood
Jonny Greenwood (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

March 28-30, 2014
Big Ears Festival
Wordless Music Orchestra:
Plays Jonny Greenwood
Knoxville, Tennessee
Weekend passes and single-day tickets on sale at bigearsfestival.com

April 26, 2014
Brooklyn warehouse location to be announced
Co-presented with TBA Brooklyn and Resolute
10pm doors and show / 21+ / tickets now on sale

May 18, 2014
Panda Bear
Co-presented with Red Bu ll Music Academy Festival New York
Warsaw (261 Driggs Avenue), Brooklyn
8pm doors / 9 pm show / 18+ / tickets on sale now

July 22-23, 2014
Neutral Milk Hotel
Celebrate Brooklyn! at Prospect Park Bandshell
Co-presented with The Bowery Presents
6pm doors / 7pm show / all-ages /tickets now on sale (July 23 only)

Performance Roundup: Bobby Bradford in Houston / BMOP in Boston / Little Worlds in New Haven

English: Bobby Bradford, moers festival 2008
English: Bobby Bradford, moers festival 2008 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)


The Bobby Bradford Quartet will play Tuesday, March 25th, 8PM @ MECA, 1900 Kane Street, Houston, Texas:
Bobby Bradford (Los Angeles): trumpet, cornet
Frode Gjerstad (Norway): saxophone, clarinet
Ingebrigt Håker-Flaten (Austin): bass
Frank Rosaly (Chicago): drums


On Friday, March 28 @ 8:00pm the Boston Modern Orchestra Project will perform at Jordan Hall (30 Gainsborough Street), Boston. They will present the 15th annual Boston ConNECtion concert featuring music by NEC students, alumni, and collaborators. This year’s program includes the Boston premiere of Accumulated Traces by 2013-14 BMOP/NEC Composition Competition winner Binna Kim; the U.S. premiere of NEC alumnus Lei Liang’s saxophone concerto Xiaoxiang with special guest saxophonist and fellow NEC alumnus Chien-Kwan Lin; Concerto for Orchestra by Steven Stucky, and Blue Earth by visiting NEC composer-in-residence Donald Crockett.


Little Worlds plus Meredith Gilna’s E-Bass Quartet will perform this Saturday at 8pm at Never Ending Books, 810 State St, New Haven, CT.