Jazz at Atlas 2019 Series Announced

Source: Atlas Studios, in Newburgh NY.

Jazz at Atlas is thrilled to announce its 2019 season, all taking place in the gallery at Atlas Studios in Newburgh, NY. To launch J@A’s 2019 season, we’re proud to present the trio Thumbscrew.

This cooperative project features a trio of gifted musicians and composers — guitarist Mary Halvorson, bassist Michael Formanek and drummer/percussionist Tomas Fujiwara — performing their own compositions and selected standards with an exacting prowess wed to a liberated swing that is glorious to behold.

Thumbscrew performs on Saturday, March 30 at 8 PM. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door — advance tickets will be available at https://thumbscrew.brownpapertickets.com. Atlas Studios is located at 11 Spring St. in Newburgh, NY. Ample onsite parking is available.

Upcoming concerts as part of J@A’s 2019 season include:

4/20: Sun of Goldfinger — Returning to the Hudson Valley after their memorable closing set for the 2015 Beacon Jazz Festival, alto saxophonist Tim Berne, electric guitarist David Torn and drummer Ches Smith flatten any concept of musical boundaries in this forward-looking ensemble’s bracing embrace of the future unleashed within the present moment. The trio will be touring in support of their debut recording for ECM Records.

6/22: Ticonderoga — Four phenomenal musicians — Joe McPhee, Jamie Saft, Joe Morris and Charles Downs — invoke the spirit of late Coltrane and their own unique musical paths to forge a stirring, passionate fire sermon of a quartet.

7/27: Darius Jones’ Shades of Black — Called “the most visceral and distinctive alto saxophonist of this era” by The New York Times, composer/altoist Jones convenes a quartet of outstanding talents featuring Sam Newsome on soprano saxophone, Cooper-Moore on organ and Michael Wimberly on drums.

10/5: Karen Borca Quartet — The innovative, criminally under-recognized bassoonist, with decades of experience in the ensembles of such major artists as Cecil Taylor, Jimmy Lyons, William Parker and others, leads this thrilling quartet of veteran creative musicians including Warren Smith on vibes, Hilliard Greene on bass and Jackson Krall on drums.