Upcoming Sound It Out! NYC Concerts

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June 25: “Monk on Guitars 2”!
To celebrate its 7th anniversary, the Sound It Out series presents a sequel to the sold-out “Monk on Guitars” fundraising show of 2015. This time, the revolving lineup of guitarists features Andy Summers of The Police (whose 1999 all-Monk album “Green Chimneys” is a highlight of his solo discography). He’ll play a mini-set within the night’s main set. The lineup also includes, as bandleader/stage czar, the great young guitarist Nick Millevoi. Returning from the 2015 show is guitarist Miles Okazaki (who recently recorded the complete works of Monk on solo guitar), along with David Gilmore and Steve Cardenas. New faces this time include guitarists Ricardo Grilli and Harvey Valdes. Joining these guitarists will be bassists Michael Formanek, Stephan Crump and Jerome Harris, as well as drummers Francisco Mela, Satoshi Takeishi, Richie Barshay and Kate Gentile.


June 27: Norman Westberg + Simon Jermyn & Joseph Branciforte
As the primary guitarist in heavy avant-rock band Swans, Norman Westberg has for years contributed to often overwhelming waves of volume with a mix of the rhythmically slashing and the harmonically sensual. Solo, he has developed a sound that’s oceanic but in a much different way. Westberg makes the six strings of his guitar vibrate through delay effects and loopers to create swells of mysterious, shape-shifting resonance – a brand of ambient music that’s as evocative of as many different things as there are listeners who hear it. In his first appearance in the Sound It Out series, Norman will play a full set of his bewitching solo music. Opening up the evening will be the duo of Simon Jermyn (guitar) & Joseph Branciforte (electronics), returning to the series after a wonderful performance earlier this season.