Wadada Leo Smith at the 2018 Create Festival in New Haven, April 7-8

Venue: Firehouse 12.

CREATE Festival
Firehouse 12 in New Haven, CT

Saturday, April 7, 2018

7 p.m. Concert

1. Lamar Smith Ensemble
Lamar Smith, Guitar
Hardedge, Electronics
Thurman Barker, Drums

2. Dark Matter, Dark Energy: The Unseen Suite – World Premiere
Kosmic Music Ensemble
Wadada Leo Smith, Trumpet and Composer
Bobby Naughton, Vibraphone
Sylvie Courvoisier, Piano
Lamar Smith, Guitar
Thurman Barker, Drums
Jawara, Jimbe and Percussion

3. The Great Lakes – USA Premiere
Wadada Leo Smith Great Lakes Quartet
Wadada Leo Smith, Trumpet and Composer
Jonathan Haffner, Alto and Soprano Saxophone
John Lindberg, Bass
Thurman Barker, Drums

Jesse Gilbert, Video Artist for all performances on April 7

Sunday, April 8, 2018

3 p.m. Exhibition
Walk-through and discussion for exhibit of 20 new art-scores in Smith’s Ankhrasmation Gallery.

7 p.m. Concert

1. President Obama’s Speech At The Selma Bridge – USA Premiere
Harriet Tubman performing with special guest Wadada Leo Smith
Brandon Ross, Guitar
Melvin Gibbs, Bass
J.T. Lewis, Drums
Wadada Leo Smith, Trumpet

2. Peace, Love and Liberty: Compassion and Respect For a Tolerant World: A Suite – World Premiere
Wadada Leo Smith’s Golden Quintet
Wadada Leo Smith, Trumpet and Composer
Anthony Davis, Piano
Ashley Walters, Cello
Pheeroan akLaff, Drums
Jesse Gilbert, Video Artist

Seattle Scene: March 13-30, 2018

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.

Earshot: Darius Jones solo
Tue. Mar. 13, 8 PM; $15, $13, $10 advance

This is not a Wayward show, but definitely of interest to our regulars. Earshot Jazz presents a solo concert by Darius Jones at the Chapel. One of the strongest and deepest improvisers on the New York scene, Jones is an alto saxophonist who follows a thread from Johnny Hodges to today’s avant garde. Got anything better to do on a Tuesday night?

David Stout: the Janus Switch
Sat. Mar. 17, 8 PM; $15 – 15 donation at door

David Stout is a visual artist, composer and performer exploring cross-media synthesis and interdisciplinary approaches to hybrid genres bridging the arts. He is founder and director of the Hybrid Arts Laboratory at the University of North Texas. The Janus Switch v.2 (2016) is a digital performance work merging live cinema and electronic sound in a poetic exploration of generative audio-visual feedback structures.

THU. 3/22 – New music multi-instrumentalist and rabble-rouser Peter Nelson-King presents the world premiere of The Magpie’s Shadow, a large-scale cycle of piano miniatures inspired by the poetry of Yvor Winters

FRI. 3/23 – Nonsequitur presents Polytope by Los Angeles composer Daniel Corral, a multimedia microtonal performance for MIDI quartet

SAT. 3/24 – composer/pianist Keith Eisenbrey presents the first 11 parts of his large-scale work-in-progress Études d’exécution imminent, including the complete Second Thoughts, Corollaries and the three sightings of Ghosting Doubles (after Amy Denio)

FRI. 3/30 – Ancient to Future – a festival celebrating the great revolution in jazz of the 60s and 70s, w/ tributes to Muhal Richard Abrams, John Carter & Bobby Bradford (featured guest artist Alex Cline), + Tiny Ghost



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Joe McPhee, Elias Stemeseder, Ken Filiano, Raf Vertessen, Bushwick Public House
Ken Filiano Joe McPhee Elias Stemeseder Raf Vertessen

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Devin Brahja Waldman, James Brandon Lewis, Reggie Sylvester, Bushwick Public House
James Brandon Lewis Reggie Sylvester Devin Brahja Waldman

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Prawit Siriwat, Daniel Durst, Colin Hinton, Bushwick Public House
Daniel Durst Colin Hinton Prawit Siriwat

March 5, 2018
Stephen Gauci, Sandy Ewen, Adam Lane, Kevin Shea, Bushwick Public House
Sandy Ewen Stephen Gauci Adam Lane Kevin Shea

March 5, 2018
Ras Moshe, Dave Ross, Shlomit Oren, Adam Lane, Rob Mitzner, Bushwick Public House
Adam Lane Rob Mitzner Ras Moshe Shlomit Oren Dave Ross

5049 Records Podcast: Moppa Elliott

Source: 5049 Records.

Moppa Elliott is a bassist, composer and band leader who, for the past fifteen years, has led the ever-evolving ensemble Mostly Other People Do the Killing. Based in Queens NY, he’s worked closely with Peter Evans, Jon Irabagon and Charlie Evans. For this talk we go to a lot of places, from alcoholism to gun control, the history of jazz to surrealism. Today’s conversation is a really good one and I am delighted to share it with you all.