Extended Techniques NYC Calendar September 2017 

Source: Extended Techniques.

FRIDAY, September 1
8:30 PM A Stone Benefit
John Zorn (sax) Marty Ehrlich (sax) Ikue Mori (electronics) Joe Morris (guitar) Nels Cline (guitar) Erik Friedlander (cello) Jonathan Finlayson (trumpet) Jim Staley (trombone) Tomas Fujiwara (drums) and many special guests
VENUE: The Stone at the New School

SATURDAY, September 2
8:30 PM A Stone Benefit
John Zorn (sax) Bill Frisell (guitar) Okkyung Lee (cello) Ikue Mori (electronics) Cyro Baptista (percussion) Uri Caine (piano) Tomas Fujiwara (drums) and many special guests
VENUE: The Stone at the New School

SUNDAY, September 3
8:30 PM ProofReaders play “Ornette On Tenor”
Trevor Dunn (bass) Anna Webber (tenor sax) Nate Wooley (trumpet) Ryan Sawyer (drums)
VENUE: The Stone

TUESDAY, September 5 – SATURDAY, September 9
11 AM-5 PM Prismatic Park: Matana Roberts
Open studio
VENUE: Madison Square Park

TUESDAY, September 5
8PM 9/5/FIVE/105 – A celebration of John Cage’s 105th birthday
Curated performance of all five of Cage’s FIVE compositions (FIVE, FIVE2,FIVE3,FIVE4,FIVE5,) in a chance determined 80 minute performance featuring Will Lang, The Rhythm Method Quartet, Carlos Cordeiro, Jude Traxler, Gibson, and lighting design by Kryssy Wright
VENUE: Wild Project

WEDNESDAY, September 6
7:30 PM Resonant Bodies 2017: Hai-Ting Chinn, Joan La Barbara, Odeya Nini
7:30pm ó Hai-Ting Chinn
8:15pm ó Joan La Barbara
9:20pm ó Odeya Nini
VENUE: Roulette

SATURDAY, September 9
2PM William Parker – strings, reeds
Cooper-Moore – made instruments
4PM Steve Swell – trombone
TA Thompson – drums
William Parker – bass
VENUE: Children’s Magical Garden, 129 Stanton St

SATURDAY, September 9
8PM Trevor Dunn&Sannety/Coleman&Chase/Mark Morgan/Marcheschi/Sidnam
VENUE: H0L0 (1090 Wyckoff Avenue, Ridgewood)
ADMISSION: $10, all to performers

SATURDAY, September 9
7.30PM + 9.30PM Tom Rainey trio
Tom Rainey, drums
Ingrid Laubrock, saxophone
Mary Halvorson, guitar
sets at 7.30pm + 9.30pm
each set: $22/$12 members
VENUE: jazz gallery
ADMISSION: $22/$12

SUNDAY, September 10
6PM: Thomas Helton And Michael Bisio, ContraBass Duo
7pm: DOU B 2: Lisa Mezzacappa / Josh Sinton / Aaron Novik / Jason Levis- Two Bass Clarinets / Acoustic Bass / Drums
VENUE: Downtown Music Gallery

WEDNESDAY, September 13
8PM Radical Context: Thollem & Friends
Thollem quartet with Ravish Momin (Tarana), Yuka C Honda (Cibo Matto), Laura Ortman (Apache Violin) and Radical Empathy Trio with Michael Wimberly (Charles Gayle) and Nels Cline (Wilco)
VENUE: pioneer works
ADMISSION: $15/$18

THURSDAY, September 14
8:30PM Zeena Parkins, Hirsch/Bernstein/Smith, Talibam!+Stabinsky/Nelson
VENUE: H0L0 1090 Wyckoff Avenue, Ridgewood
ADMISSION: $10, all to performers

THURSDAY-FRIDAY, September 15 – 16
7 and 9.30 PM Fred Hersch, Kurt Elling & Kate McGarry: Leaves of Grass
VENUE: The Appel Room (Lincoln Center)
ADMISSION: $33.75 – $80

SATURDAY, September 16
8:30 PM Mark Feldman (violin), Sylvie Courvoisseur (piano), Ned Rothenber (reeds), Mark Dresser (bass)
VENUE: The Stone

THURSDAY, September 21
8PM Sylvie Courvoisier and Mary Halvorson
VENUE: The Owl

FRIDAY, September 22
8PM Brandon Lopez, Ingrid Laubrock & Tom Rainey // Sarah Bernstein Quartet
VENUE: The Owl

FRIDAY, September 22
8 PM Henry Threadgill: Pulitzer Nights
VENUE: Rose Theater (Lincoln Center)

SATURDAY, September 23
4:30PM Brandon Lopez – solo bass
VENUE: Corlears Hook Park, 397 FDR Drive

SATURDAY, September 23
7.30pm + 9.30pm Michael Formanek quartet
Michael Formanek ñ bass
Tony Malaby ñ saxophone
Kris Davis ñ piano
Dan Weiss ñ drums
VENUE: jazz gallery
ADMISSION: $22/$12

SUNDAY, September 24
1:30PM Ingrid Laubrock – tenor sax, Tom Rainey – drum
2:30PM Miriam Parker – dance, William Parker – music
VENUE: First St Green, 33 E. 1st St

WEDNESDAY, September 27
8:15PM Bobby Kapp All Star Quartet featuring Ivo Perleman’s HepTaCon
Bobby Kapp – Drums
Ivo Perelman – Saxophone
Matthew Shipp – Piano
William Parker – Bass
VENUE: shapeshifter lab

THURSDAY, September 28
8PM Guy Klucevsek
VENUE: The Stone at Russ and Daughters cafe

THURSDAY, September 28
8PM Kazuhisa Uchihashi: FLECT ft. Ikue Mori + Shelley Hirsch
Kazuhisa Uchihashi ñ Electric Guitars + Daxophone
Ikue Mori ñ Electronics + Laptop
Shelley Hirsch ñ Vocals
VENUE: Roulette

FRIDAY, September 29
8PM FOR: Works by Christian Wolff, Ashley Fure, Annea Lockwood / Christian Wolff & Michael Pisaro Duo
Christian Wolff: For Trumpet Player ñ Nate Wooley Trumpet (25í)
Ashley Fure: Shiver Lung 2 ñ Ross Karre Percussion (10í)
Christian Wolff/Michael Pisaro Duo ñ Christian Wolff (Small Percussion) / Michael Pisaro (Electric Guitar) (15í)
Annea Lockwood: Bayou-Borne, for Pauline Christian Wolff (Percussion), Ross Karre (Percussion), Nate Wooley (Trumpet), Michael Pisaro (Electric Guitar), Megan Schubert (Soprano Voice), Jessica Pavone (Viola) (20í)
VENUE: Issue Project Room

Downtown Music Gallery Newsletter

Source: Downtown Music Gallery.

Wadada Leo Smith / Satoko Fujii / Ikue Mori / Natsuki Tamura! Matt Shipp / Daniel Carter / Michael Bisio / Whit Dickey! Musicianer: Josh Sinton / Jason Ajemian / Chad Taylor! New from Not Two: Bobby Zankel’s Tribute to William Parker With Dave Burrell / Steve Swell / Muhammad Ali! Barru Altschul 3Dom Factor: Jon Irabagon & Joe Fonda!

Ken Vandermark / Mark Tokar / Klaus Kugel! Jeb Bishop Trombone Tribute for Johannes Bauer! Agusti Fernandez Trio & 4 CD Set! Plus Historic Discs from: Cecil Taylor / Jimmy Lyons/ Sunny Murray! Paul Bley with Annette Peacock & Han Bennink! Jon Hassell & Brian Eno! New Tony William Lifetime! Klaus Schulze! Caspar Brotzmann / Massimo Pupillo! Jacques Berrocal! Francois Tusques!


Sunday, September 3rd: Two Debut CD Release Sets in One Night

Sunday, September 10th:
Two Bass Clarinets / Acoustic Bass / Drums!

Sunday, September 17th: No in-store…
Bruce up at Guelph Jazz Festival!

Sunday, September 24th:
6pm: KYOKO KITAMURA / KEN FILIANO / DAYEON SEOK – Vocals / ContraBass / Percussion
7pm: IRENE KEPL – Solo Violin

DMG is located at 13 Monroe St. (between Catherine & Market Sts) in a basement below a small gallery. Take the F train to East Broadway or the 6 train to Canal or the B or D to Grand, or the M-15 bus to Madison & Catherine. Come on Down, the Sunday Music Series is Always Free & the Vibes are Always Cosy

From Jazz Clubs to Classrooms 

Source: The Nation.

In the music world today, higher-ed programs in jazz are now so pervasive that it’s probably safe to assume that any fairly well-established musician under 40 studied jazz in college. Their professors would not have been just “the road,” but also the likes of Bill Charlap, the pianist who directs the jazz program at William Paterson University in New Jersey; George E. Lewis, the trombonist and electronic composer who teaches in the jazz-studies program at Columbia; or Regina Carter, the violinist who teaches at the Manhattan School of Music in New York. And their music, like the movies of the star graduates of the early film schools, has, at its best, both formal integrity and intellectual expansiveness.

Recent releases by two jazz-program graduates, Ryan Keberle and Tyshawn Sorey, make potent cases for the value of the educational methods by which any artists so fine could achieve such fineness. If Keberle and Sorey had both studied by correspondence course, I’d sign up my teenage son, a bass player, for mail-order lessons.

San Francisco Scene: September 3-8, 2017

Source: Bay Improviser.

Sunday, September 3

Sun 9/03 7:30 PM Adobe Books [3130 24th St SF]
LIVE MUSIC! Dolphin Midwives / Institute for Creative Dying / Voicehandler More…

Monday, September 4

Mon 9/04 7:30 PM The Make-Out Room [3225 22nd Street & Mission San Francisco]
The MONDAY MAKE-OUT ~ The cutting edge of Bay Area jazz & improvised music ~ duoB + Aaron Novik’s Berlin Suite + EGW

Mon 9/04 9:30 PM Studio Grand [3234 Grand Ave, Oakland]
OFJS: MKAT Ensemble + Jamieson/Peoples Duo – Ancestors Groan

Wednesday, September 6

Wed 9/06 7:00 PM Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive [2155 Center St. Berkeley]
Full: Ritual
Programmed by Land and Sea
Local author Cedar Sigo performs a reading among altars, colored lights, and descending tones. Voicehandler (Jacob Felix Heule and Danishta Rivero) play intuitive, incantatory music grounded in the human voice and percussion, but juxtaposed with contemporary, disembodied electronics. And New York–based performance artist Frank Haines brings us his trademark magical musical montage.

Wed 9/06 9:30 PM Octopus Literary Salon [2101 Webster St. #170 Oakland]
La Musa, Daniel Meyer & Ze Bib!

Thursday, September 7

Thu 9/07 6:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Opening Reception: shiver me timbres
Phil Dadson’s sonic objects and instruments from the occupation of Building 961 during summer 2016 while Phil Dadson was a resident at Headlands Centre for the Arts, Sausalito. 6pm doors, 7pm brief talk and demonstration with the artist.

Thu 9/07 6:45 PM The Contemporary Jewish Museum [736 Mission St SF]
Modern Jewish Minimalists: The William Winant Percussion Group Performs Steve Reich
In conjunction with The 613 by Archie Rand, contemporary classical musicians perform works by twentieth-century Jewish minimalist composers. The concerts take place in the galleries among the painting. The William Winant Percussion Group performs Steve Reich’s “Pieces of Wood,” “Marimba Phase,” and an excerpt of “Drumming.”

Thu 9/07 8:00 PM Temescal Arts Center [511 48th Street Oakland]
TAC presents Sahba Sizdahkani solo (Santour, Percussion) – and duo with Phillip Greenlief (reeds)

Friday, September 8

Fri 9/08 7:00 PM SFJAZZ Center [201 Franklin Street (at Fell) SF CA]
Jenny Scheinman and Myra Melford
at SFJAZZ Center, Joe Henderson Lab

Fri 9/08 7:00 PM Diesel Bookstore [5433 College Ave Oakland, CA 94618]
Del Sol String Quartet
Del Sol performs selections from their latest album “Dark Queen Mantra”, with some discussions and album signing.
with musicologist Derek Katz as moderator

Fri 9/08 8:00 PM Brava Theater [2781 24th St San Francisco]
SFEMF, night 1:
Aaron Dilloway http://hansonrecords.bigcartel.com/artist/aaron-dilloway
Las Sucias
Suki O’Kane

Ars Nova Workshop in September

Source: Philadelphia’s Ars Nova Workshop.

Saturday, September 16 – 8:00pm
with Tom Rainey, drums; Mary Halvorson, el. guitar; and Ingrid Laubrock, saxophones
Philadelphia Art Alliance, 251 S. 18th Street
$20 General Admission

Ars Nova Workshop is pleased to present the return of the Tom Rainey Trio, led by the in-demand drummer and featuring two of the leading voices in modern jazz, guitarist Mary Halvorson and saxophonist Ingrid Laubrock.

Originally from California, Rainey has played with most of the heavyweights of the contemporary jazz scene since moving to New York, including Mark Helias, Kris Davis, Tim Berne and Tony Malaby. For his own trio – based on the concept of equality – he has chosen two strong female musicians: Ingrid Laubrock is a saxophonist who plays with an extraordinary sensitivity for structure and form, fusing intellect and poetry in her refined improvisations, while Mary Halvorson is one of the most sought after jazz guitarists of her generation. She has developed a highly individual style and sound and surprises the listener with astonishing effects. As an ensemble they play a refreshingly new and unsentimental music: “A concise lecture on the aesthetics of collective sound shaping”, as one critic said.

Details: http://www.arsnovaworkshop.com/events/tom-rainey-trio-09-16-2017


Saturday, September 16 – 7:00pm
with Bill Frisell, guitar; Petra Haden, vocals; Hank Roberts, cello; and Luke Bergman, bass
Ardmore Music Hall, 23 East Lancaster Avenue
$30 Advance / $35 Day of Show / $40 Reserved

Ars Nova Workshop is thrilled to launch its new partnership with the Ardmore Music Hall with iconic guitarist Bill Frisell’s new quartet Harmony, featuring vocalist Petra Haden, cellist Hank Roberts and bassist Luke Bergman.

A sprawling and evocative trip through the landscape of American music of the last century, Harmony is a new group that continues Frisell’s career-long exploration of the breadth and scope of American music. Drawing on influences from folk, bluegrass and country as well as jazz, Harmony brings together collaborators from throughout Frisell’s notable career: vocalist Petra Haden, who has performed extensively in duos with the guitarist as well as on his movie-music tribute When You Wish Upon a Star; Roberts, whose association with Frisell spans three decades, dating back to the 1987 ECM release Lookout for Hope; and Bergman, a fellow member of the University of Washington Jazz Studies faculty and member of the Cuong Vu Group, which has recorded with Frisell.

Bill Frisell’s career as a guitarist and composer has spanned more than 35 years and many celebrated recordings. His catalog has been cited by Downbeat as “the best recorded output of the decade.” Over the years, Frisell has contributed to the work of such collaborators as Paul Motian, John Zorn, Elvis Costello, Ginger Baker, The Los Angeles Philharmonic and numerous others. This work has established him as one of the most sought-after guitar voices in contemporary music. The breadth of such performing and recording situations is a testament not only to his singular guitar conception, but his musical versatility as well.

Details: http://www.arsnovaworkshop.com/events/bill-frisell-harmony-09-16-2017


Thursday, September 21 – 8:00pm
with Frode Gjerstad, saxophone; Steve Swell, trombone; Johnny Ruun, bass; and Paal Nilssen-Love, drums
The Rotunda, 4014 Walnut Street
Free Admission

Ars Nova Workshop is pleased to present the return of Norwegian saxophonist Frode Gjerstad, leading his quartet with trombonist Steve Swell, bassist Johnny Ruun and drummer Paal Nilssen-Love.

“Gjerstad is a choice elicitor of out-of-the-ordinary elocutions, refusing gadgetry and reed-fueled bric-a-brac in favour of a strong sense of asymmetrical melody, trawling the improbable waters of curvilinear liberty in search of the most disparate notes, looking for composure while surrounded by havoc,” writes Paris Transatlantic Magazine about the Norwegian trumpeter and saxophonist Frode Gjerstad.

Details: http://www.arsnovaworkshop.com/events/frode-gjerstad-quartet-09-21-2017

Josh Berman Profiled

Source: Chicago Reader.

hicago cornetist Josh Berman works at a measured pace. Though he’s ubiquitous on the local scene, having played in countless bands and programmed the Sunday-night jazz and improvised-music series at the Hungry Brain, he’s been extremely judicious about recording with his own projects. As a bandleader, he’s made just three albums. “I spend a lot of time at home working on shapes, ideas,” Berman says. “I like playing a lot, but at the same time I like to develop things at home, think about it, and work it out on the horn—and then kind of bring it out. There’s a part of me that wishes I could make a new record every six months, but I think I need to do it my way.”