Jon Lundbom & Big Five Chord Austin Shows

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live at The Lemon Lounge at Wright Bros. Brew & Brew (500 San Marcos)
Jon Lundbom, guitar
Adrian Ruiz, trumpet
Justin Vasquez, saxophone
Richard Mikel, bass
Brandon Guerra, drums

live at The Sahara Lounge (1413 Webberville Rd)
Jon Lundbom, guitar
Justin Vasquez, saxophone
Russel Haight, saxophone
Richard Mikel, bass
Jeff Olson, drums

Join “Avant-Jazz Etc” guitarist Jon Lundbom with slightly different
arrangements of his band Big Five Chord as they premier in concert new
music developed with the world-famous Balto Exclamationpoint. Two sets
at the Lemon Lounge (at Wright Bros. Brew & Brew) 7/2, and then one
set as part of a bigger night at the Sahara Lounge 7/19.

Jon Lundbom & Big Five Chord’s latest release, a four-CD boxed set
collecting four digital EPs released over the course of 2016
(“2016:EPs”) is available at

Sound It Out! – Greenwich House Concert Series in NY

Tim Berne

Source: Sound It Out!.

Thursday, June 22, 7:30 p.m. – “Motian in Motion!”
Michaël Attias, alto saxophone/bandleader; Ralph Alessi, trumpet; Loren Stillman, alto sax; Dan Blake & Adam Kolker, tenor sax; Frank Kimbrough, Russ Lossing & Jacob Sacks, piano; André Matos & Ricardo Grilli, guitar; Sean Conly, Lim Yang and Chris Lightcap, bass; Satoshi Takeishi, Jeff Davis, Vinnie Sperrazza, Harris Eisenstadt, Billy Mintz & Francisco Mela, drums

Friday, June 23, 7:30 p.m. – Fay Victor’s Herbie Nichols Sung (two sets)
Fay Victor, voice; Michaël Attias, alto and baritone saxophones; Anthony Coleman, piano; Ratzo Harris, double-bass; Devin Gray, drums

Thursday, June 29, 7:30 p.m. – Matt Mitchell solo + Tim Berne & Matt Mitchell duo (two sets)
Matt Mitchell, piano; Tim Berne, alto saxophone

Friday, June 30, 7:30 p.m. – “Monk on Guitars!”
Rez Abbasi, guitar/bandleader; Nels Cline, Julian Lage, David Gilmore, Miles Okazaki, Liberty Ellman, Steve Cardenas, Anders Nilsson & Mike Baggetta, guitars; Stephan Crump & Jerome Harris, bass; Colin Stranahan, Richie Barshay & Mark Whitfield Jr, drums

Ojai Music Festival Reviewed

Source: I Care If You Listen.

The 71st Ojai Music Festival took place in Ojai, CA from June 8-11, 2017 with pianist and composer Vijay Iyer as music director. Since its beginnings in 1946, the festival has programmed music that mixes the new, the old, and the unusual. As such, it is a near-perfect home for a music director like Iyer, who views music not in the limited terms of genre or style but rather of community, people, history — a bustling convergence of the humanities and social sciences. For Iyer, a musical composition, however mechanic or digitized, does not exist in a vacuum, and cannot be extricated from communal social codes and norms giving rise to its conception and providing certain limitations in its reception.

Coming to the ISSUE Project Room

Source: New York’s ISSUE Project Room.

Wed 28 Jun, 2017, 8pm, 22 Boerum Place, Brooklyn
ISSUE presents the collaborative debut of musician/vocalist Lesley Flanigan and cellist Mariel Roberts, together performing new work for amplified speaker instruments, cello, electronics, and voice. The evening also sees musician Lazurite (Megan Moncrief) performing abstracted rhythmic noise.

Thu 06 Jul, 2017, 8pm, 22 Boerum Place, Brooklyn
Thursday, July 6th, New York artist Evan Caminiti and San-Francisco-based filmmaker Paul Clipson present an audiovisual collaboration drawing from Caminiti’s most recent album Toxic City Music. Iranian-born, NYC-based producer, violinist, vocalist and multi-media artist SADAF also presents new work.

3D Sound Object
Fri 14 Jul, 2017, 8pm, 22 Boerum Place, Brooklyn
Friday, July 14th, ISSUE and Harvestworkos present composer and synthesis pioneer David Rosenboom and vocalist and sound artist Viv Corringham each premiering new pieces focused on approaching acoustician Paul Geluso’s immersive 3D Sound Object.

Coming to Detroit

Source: Trinosophes.

Monday, June 26: Bill Brovold, Frank Pahl, Benjamin Miller, Eric Gustafson and Beth Wilusz Duo

Composer, guitarist Bill Brovold returns to his adoptive home of the ’90s to give us an update on his musical wanderings. As a New Yorker in the ’70s, Bill was involved with the evolution of Rhy Chatham’s “Guitar Trio,” and NYC’s Downtown experimental scene in general. Word is he’s been veering towards acoustic music and traditional songwriting, but you never know what might happen — especially as he’ll be joined on the bill by a duo of Eric Gustafson and Beth Wilusz, from his Detroit-based art rock group Larval.

The rest of the show is rounded out by two of Bill’s most interesting contemporaries in the region, who are both serious composers in their own right: Frank Pahl (Only A Mother, Little Bang Theory, Scavenger Quartet) and Bejamin Miller (Sproton Layer, GKW, Destroy All Monsters etc.).
Doors at 8 pm; $8.

Coming Soon

7/1: Silver Ochre (Thollem), Organix Trio (featuring Jamal Moore)
7/8 : Jonah Parzan Johnson
7/16: The Jason Alder & Piotr Michalowski Contra Clarinet Tour

Ole Mathisen on Tour

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This Thursday, June 22, we will be celebrating the release of my new recording, Floating Points, at The Jazz Gallery! The album is distributed as a wearable USB flash drive bracelet with logo art by Hnoss Design. Everybody that attends the concert gets a copy with admission. Sets at 7:30 and 9:30. $15, free for members.

Ole Mathisen – tenor sax
Amir ElSaffar – trumpet
Bobby Avey – piano
Gregg August – bass

Other upcoming dates:
June 23, w/ Ikonostasis (Kari Ikonen and Rakalam Bob Moses) at ShapeShifter Lab, Brooklyn
June 26, w/ Ikonostasis at Rochester Jazz Festival
June 27, Ole Mathisen Floating Points at Rochester Jazz Festival
June 29, w/ Ikonostasis at Nordic Jazz, Washington DC
July 16, Ole Mathisen/Chris Wabich/Jimmy Mahlis at Bootleg Theater, Los Angeles
August 4, w/ Amir ElSaffar Rivers of Sound at Newport Jazz festival
August 6, w/ Amir ElSaffar Two Rivers Ensemble, Schenectady

Seattle Scene: June 23 – July 1, 2017

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.

Ronan Delisle + Ryan Feirrera
Fri. June 23, 8 PM; $5 – $15 at the door

Composer and guitarist Ronan Delisle’s most recent project, Cosmic Punishment, is an attempt to marry extremes: the acoustic integrity and organic nature of instruments like the arch-top guitar and double bass with the synthetic, infinite nuance of the synthesizer; through-composed and specific roles with indeterminate and flexible improvised textures. For the second set, guitarist and UW professor Ryan Ferreira performs immersive solo guitar works.

Jonah Parzen-Johnson + Icasiano/Goldston
Thu. June 29, 8 PM; $5 – $15 at the door

Jonah Parzen-Johnson (Brooklyn) writes music for baritone sax and analog synthesizer. His carefully assembled synth breathes with his saxophone, building independent melodic layers to support his sound, or soaring above his extended technique-driven sax without any looping or recorded samples. Seattle drummer Chris Icasiano (Bad Luck) and cellist Lori Goldston unite for duo improvisations.

Marguerite Brown
Fri. June 30, 8 PM; $5 – $15 at the door

Seattle composer Marguerite Brown presents new works for guitars with the goal of crossing disciplinary lines and sparking new connections between the new music, dance, student, and professional communities. With guitarists Michael Nicolella and Satchel Henneman, choreographer Allison Burke, and dancers Sierra Hendrix, Khadijah Lindo, Fenja Abrams, and Maeve Haselton.

SAT. 7/1 – Ukrainian-Canadian composer/pianist Lubomyr Melnyk returns