Newsbits: Satoko Fujii Orchestra Berlin / MMW in Cleveland / Bazingas

English: Japanese avant-garde jazz pianist and...

Satoko Fujii Orchestra Berlin performs rare live concert, Friday, September 16 at Aufsturz-Klub, Berlin. Satoko Fujii Orchestra Berlin with Matthias Schubert and Uli Kempendorff on tenor sax; Paulina Owczarek on baritone sax; Nikolaus Neuser, Nils Ostendorf, and Natsuki Tamura on trumpet; Matthias Müller on trombone; Keisuke Matsuno on guitar; Jan Roder on bass; Michael Griener and Peter Orins on drums.

Medeski Martin & Wood have announced two shows in Cleveland at On Air Studio on Friday, November 18 and Saturday, November 19. They’ll be joined each night by special guests and lifelong collaborators: guitarist Marc Ribot, trumpeter Steven Bernstein and percussionist Cyro Baptista. Also on the bill are turntablists DJ Logic and DJ Olive.

Jazz Right Now reviews the latest album from Brian Drye’s Bazingas.