Two Shows This Week in Baltimore

Source: An Die Musik.

A Classical, Jazz & World Music Concert Venue
409 N Charles Street
Baltimore MD 21201

Amirtha Kidambi & Elder Ones
with opening act Michael Formanek
Wednesday April 19 – 8 & 9:30 pm

Amirtha Kidambi, Voice and Indian Harmonium
Matt Nelson, Soprano Saxophone
Brandon Lopez, Bass
Max Jaffe, Drums

Elder Ones is the quartet performing the compositions of vocalist Amirtha Kidambi (Seaven Teares/Elizabeth-Caroline Unit). Situated in concentric musical circles and communities in New York City, her collaborators saxophonist Matt Nelson (Battle Trance/Tune-Yards), bassist Brandon Lopez (Nate Wooley Quartet) and drummer Max Jaffe (Jobs/Kid Millions) have crossed paths in the DIY underground, in incestuous circles of free improvisers, and concert halls of angular new music. The quartet uses composed material and loose structures for improvisation.

Avram Fefer / Michael Bisio Duo
Thursday, April 20 – 8 & 9:30 pm

Bassist Michael Bisio and reed player Avram Fefer have been playing together off and on for 25 years, including numerous tours and recordings. Their musical rapport is unmistakable and readily apparent from the moment they take the stage together. They have a rare combination of deep traditional jazz roots, expressive facility in free improvisation, and well-developed, powerful voices on their respective instruments. They bring all of this to the stage every time they play, but it is especially evident when they meet in the intimacy of a duo setting. Joy, adventure, and soulful intelligence are in abundance as they join forces to create sophisticated, swinging, and lyrical versions of both standard and original repertoire.

Tickets: $17 in advance/$20 at door/$10 full-time students with ID

Bushwick Improvisers Concert Series Starts in May


Bushwick Improvisers Concert Series (Brooklyn, NY)

Monday May 1st
Curated by Chris Welcome
8pm Stephen Gauci – tenor saxophone Adam Lane – bass Jeremy Carlstedt- drums
9pm Jake Henry Ensemble
10pm Sam Weinberg- saxophone Weasel Walter-drums Chris Welcome – synthesizer

Monday May 8th
Relative Pitch Records Showcase
8pm Stephen Gauci- tenor saxophone Adam Lane – bass Kevin Shea – drums
9pm Isabelle Duthoit – clarinet Leila Bordreuil – cello
10pm Franz Hautzinger – trumpet Brandon Lopez – bass

Monday May 15th
OutNow Records Showcase
8pm Stephen Gauci – tenor saxophone Adam Lane – bass Kevin Shea – drums
9pm Yoni Kretzmer – tenor sax John Herbert – bass Billy Mintz – drums
10pm TBD

Monday May 22nd
Curated by Ras Moshe
8pm Stephen Gauci – tenor saxophone Adam Lane – bass Kevin Shea – drums
9pm Ras Moshe- reeds Dafna Naphtali – electronics Sean Conly – bass Dave Miller – drums
10pm Lauren Lee – vocals Charley Sabatino – bass

Downstairs @ Artichoke Bar & Pizza
Corner of Wyckoff Ave & Troutman St, Bushwick
All Ages/$10 cover



April 14, 2017
Jeremiah Cymerman, Matt Mitchell, Chris Corsano, The Stone
Chris Corsano Jeremiah Cymerman Matt Mitchell

April 14, 2017
Brandon Seabrook Solo, The Stone
Jeremiah Cymerman Brandon Seabrook

April 12, 2017
Jaimie Branch & Nick Mazzarella Quartet, Rye
Jaimie Branch Brandon Lopez Nick Mazzarella Michael Wimberly

April 12, 2017
Signal Problems, Rye
Nathan Ellman-Bell Danny Gouker Adam Hopkins Eric Trudel

April 10, 2017
Jaimie Branch & Luke Stewart, 65 Fen
Jaimie Branch Luke Stewart

April 10, 2017
Red Metal, 65 Fen
Patrick Breiner Lester St. Louis Anaïs Maviel Sana Nagano

April 5, 2017
Sky Macklay’s MEGA-ORGAN Concert, Judson Memorial Church
Peter Evans Amirtha Kidambi Travis Laplante Ingrid Laubrock Sky Macklay

April 3, 2017
Nate Wooley Solo, IBeam
Nate Wooley

Seattle Scene: April 21 – May 6, 2017

From Seattle’s Wayward Music Series:


Chapel Performance Space at Good Shepherd Center

4th Floor, 4649 Sunnyside Ave. N, Seattle 98103 (corner N 50th St. in Wallingford)

Every month, Nonsequitur and a community of like-minded presenters and artists offer ten concerts of adventurous music in an informal yet respectful all-ages setting: contemporary classical, free improvisation, the outer limits of jazz, electronic music, microtonal/new instruments, sound art, and other extraordinary sonic experiences.

Tom Baker: My Life with the Guitar
Fri. April 21, 8 PM; $5 – $15 at the door

Guitar music by Seattle composer Tom Baker spanning the past 25 years. Some of the area’s most accomplished guitarists perform seven of his works for solo classical guitar, guitar and soprano, and for electric guitaron this evening celebrating the instrument: Michael Partington, Michael Nicolella, Mark Hilliard Wilson, Satchel Henneman, Cherie Hughes.

Drone Cinema Film Festival
Sat. April 22, 8 PM; $5 – $15 at the door

Founded by composer/Silent Records label boss Kim Cascone, the Drone Cinema Film Festival showcases cutting-edge, minimalist works of ethereal beauty that bring sonic drones into the visual realm. Drone Cinema filmmakers offer their vision of what sonic drones look like. The evening opens with a live performance by Seattle drone masters: bitės. Presented by Nonsequitur.

FRI. 4/28 – Eveline Müller revives her Klang Quartet and introduces the new Klang Orchestra

SAT. 4/29 – Ask the Ages first gig in over a year, expect new music and special guests

FRI. 5/5 – Seattle Composers’ Salon: John Kammerer, Jeremiah Lawson, Patrick O’Keefe, John Teske

SAT. 5/6 – Gift Tapes/DRAFT presents Seth Nehil, RM Francis, Cameron Shafii