Source: The New York Times.
SAM NEWSOME QUARTET at Smalls (Feb. 24-25, 10:30 p.m.). Mr. Newsome plays the soprano saxophone, most of the time alone. After starting his career as a straight-ahead tenor saxophonist, he took a left turn — soaking up inspiration from the Arab world, sub-Saharan Africa and Japan, and focusing mostly on the solo soprano saxophone. But this weekend at Smalls, he appears in a quartet with three of the strongest voices in creative music: the pianist Angelica Sanchez, the bassist Mark Helias and the drummer Gerald Cleaver.
OSCAR NORIEGA at the Stone (Feb. 28 through March 5, 8:30 p.m.). For three decades Mr. Noriega has been a major player on Brooklyn’s outré acoustic-jazz scene. His attack stays relatively clean and unburdened on both alto saxophone and clarinet; he makes time for slow, focused development. This coming week he is in residence at the Stone, where he will perform each night with a different group. On Tuesday, he’s in a duo with the drummer and vibraphonist Ches Smith. On March 3, a mighty quartet will feature Mary Halvorson on guitar, Trevor Dunn on bass and Dan Weiss on drums.
CRAIG TABORN at the Village Vanguard (Feb. 28 through March 5, 8:30 and 10:30 p.m.). Mr. Taborn, a masterly pianist, is celebrating this month’s release of “Daylight Ghosts,” his third album on ECM and his first with a quartet. It has a standard format — Chris Speed on saxophone and clarinet, Chris Lightcap on bass, and Dave King on drums — but a different kind of sound that cools and focuses your ear. Mr. Taborn is a kind of miniaturist, building small and powerful patterns; clearing space for Mr. Speed’s simple, threadlike saxophone; and letting force accumulate without clouding the picture. All the album’s musicians will join him for this string of twice-nightly performances.
On Saturday, February 25, the Nancy Havlik Dance Performance Group presents new work for dance and music at Dance Exchange in Takoma Park, MD.
Start Ups includes three new pieces and works in progress for dancers interacting with improvising musicians, and Ken Manheimer’s 2015 Duet for dancer and double bass.
Choreography: Nancy Havlik & Ken Manheimer
Dancers: Margarita Castro, Jonathan DeVilbiss, Seth Dellinger, Juliana Ponguta Forero, Ken Manheimer, Sandra Roachford, Shay Turner
Musicians: Daniel Barbiero (double bass), Gary Rouzer (cello), Nate Scheible (percussion)
||Saturday, February 25 at 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM EST
Dance Exchange, 7117 Maple Ave, Takoma Park, Maryland 20912
Tickets: $10 General Admission, Reservations & Info: 240.802.2480
From Seattle’s Wayward Music Series:
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.
Lori Goldston & Friends
Thu. Feb. 23, 8 PM; $5 – $15 at the door
Cellist and composer Lori Goldston performs new work, including the debut of solo cello songs commissioned by Entre Rios Books, in response to a forthcoming collection of poems by Melissa Mueller, Mary’s Dust and a duo with guitarist Mark Hilliard Wilson, and other guests.
Noel Kennon + Austin Larkin
Fri. Feb. 24, 8 PM; $5 – $15 at the door
Composer Noel Kennon presents a new work for a sextet of alto sax, tenor sax, clarinet, vibraphone, piano, and double bass. Austn Larkin presnets new works for his new ensemble You Are Fire Dressed in Black You Are Fire Dressed in Black You Are Fire Dressed in Black.
THU. 3/2 – James Falzone (clarinets) & Bonnie Whiting (percussion)
FRI. 3/3 – Seattle Composers’ Salon, artists TBA
SAT. 3/4 – Sound Ensemble, music inspired by literature by Anthony Plog, Tom Baker, Kevin Clark, Christopher Gainey
The Baltimore SDIY Group announces its 2017 Winterfest concerts, to be held Friday, February 24 and Saturday, February 25 at the Electric Maid, 268 Carroll Street NW, Washington DC 20012. Both concerts are all-ages with a $10 admission.
Concert One features Stefan Prosky; Arthur Loves Plastic (Bev Stanton) & John Saint John as Novparolo; Logan Mitchell, Sr.’s Synth Tech Project with Stuart Rosenzweig; Rick Kowalski’s Spooky Action; and Engel Caceres.
Friday, February 24, 7:30 PM. Doors at 7:00 PM.
Concert Two features Dave Vosh & Chris Videll; Arthur Loves Plastic (Bev Stanton); Ezekiel’s Wheel; John Saint John’s Winston Psmith Project; and Travis Johns’ Vaux Flores.
Saturday, February 25, 7:30 PM. Doors at 7:00.
For more information, visit the Baltimore SDIY webpages.
February 15, 2017
Kenny Warren Quartet, Rye
Noah Garabedian JP Schlegelmilch Satoshi Takeishi Kenny Warren
February 13, 2017
Paul Hembree & Sam Wells, ShapeShifter Lab
Paul Hembree Sam Wells
February 13, 2017
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Nicola Hein Lester St. Louis Weston Olencki
February 6, 2017
Stephanos Chytiris Trio, ShapeShifter Lab
Stephanos Chytiris Ingrid Laubrock Elias Stemeseder