Oliver Lake New York Performances

Olver Lake
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Legendary Alto Saxophonist & Doris Duke Performing Artist, Oliver Lake To Play Iridium With His Big Band September 13, 2014 and Curate A Retrospective Week At The Stone October 21-26th, 2014

In the Spring of 2013, legendary alto saxophonist Oliver Lake configured a big band to record his original large-ensemble compositions, which resulted in The Wheel, a record lauded for its originality and compositional vitality. Lake has re-configured this ensemble for a special one night performance, September 13, 2014, at The Iridium in Midtown Manhattan at 8 & 10 PM.

The Oliver Lake Big Band:
(All sets at 8 and 10 PM)

Oliver Lake – alto saxophone
Terry Greene – trombone
Alfred Patterson – trombone
Aaron Johnson – trombone
Robert Stringer – trombone
Darius Jones – alto sax
Marty Ehrlich – alto sax
James Stewart – tenor sax
Mike Lee – tenor sax
Alex Blake – baritone sax
Josh Evans – trumpet
Greg Glassman – trumpet
Nabate Isles – trumpet
Nathan Eklund – trumpet
Yoichi Uzeki – piano
Robert Sabin – bass
Chris Beck – drums

Oliver has also been given the opportunity to curate a retrospective week of his career at the East Village club, The Stone, in October 2014. His bands for the evenings are as follows:

10/21 – 8 PM – The Lakes Oliver Lake (sax) Gene Lake (drums) Jahi Sundance Lake (turntables) Kim Lake (vocals)
10 PM – William Parker (bass) and Oliver Lake (saxophone)

10/22 – 8 PM – Oliver Lake, Vernon Reid (guitar) and Gene Lake (drums) ;
10 PM – Oliver Lake, Santi Debriano (bass), and Andrew Cyrille (drums)

10/23 – 8 PM – Oliver Lake, Orrin Evans (piano),
Nasheet Waits (drums) and Luques Curtis (bass);
10 PM Oliver Lake with Two Drummers
Bill McClellan (drums) Reggie Nicholson (drums)

10/24: 8 & 10 PM – Oliver Lake Octet “Flow”
Oliver Lake, Bruce Williams (alto sax), Mike Lee (tenor sax), Josh Evans (trumpet), Terry Greene (trombone), Robert Sabin (bass), Chris Beck (drums), Brandon McCune (piano)

10/25 – 8 PM Oliver Lake Organ Quartet
Oliver Lake (sax) Freddie Hendrix (trumpet) Chris Beck (drums) Jared Gold (organ);
10 PM Organ Quartet with Billie Harper

10/26 – 8 PM Oliver Lake & Flux String Quartet
Oliver Lake, Tom Chiu (violin), Conrad Harris (violin), Max Mandel (viola), Felix Fan (cello)
10 PM : Alto Madness
Darius Jones, Bruce Williams, Anthony Ware, Oliver Lake (alto saxes) Pheeroan AkLaff (drums)