Piano Festival at the Cornelia Street Cafe

From New York’s The Cornelia Street Cafe:

PIANO FESTIVAL – A NIGHT OF DUOS

August 14, 9pm, 10pm, 11pm

9pm – Jacob Sacks/Yoon Sun Choi
10pm – Russ Lossing/Mat Maneri
11pm – Hankus Netsky / Marty Ehrlich

Cornelia Street Café presents a night of Piano Duos August 14th, 9pm – 11pm as part of it’s Piano Festival.

Tickets will be $10 for each set. Cornelia Street café is located at 29 Cornelia Street. A/C/B/D/F/V to West 4.

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Firehouse 12 To Present The Michael Musillami Trio +3 May 22nd

From Improvised Communications:

On Friday, May 22nd, New Haven’s Firehouse 12 will present a two set performance by guitarist/composer Michael Musillami’s newest all-star ensemble, the Michael Musillami Trio 3. The band augments Musillami’s seven year-old trio, featuring bassist Joe Fonda and drummer George Schuller, with trumpeter Ralph Alessi, saxophonist Marty Ehrlich and vibraphonist Matt Moran. This event is part of a Northeast tour celebrating the May 19th release of the group’s debut CD, From Seeds (Playscape Recordings).

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The Michael Musillami Trio + 3’s From Seeds Coming May 19th

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From Improvised Communications:

Playscape Recordings is proud to announce the May 19th street date of the first release on its 10th anniversary schedule, the Michael Musillami Trio 3’s From Seeds (PSR#020109).

The follow-up to 2007’s The Treatment (PSR#050607), his trio’s critically acclaimed collaboration with renowned violinist Mark Feldman, this release finds guitarist/composer Michael Musillami augmenting his seven year-old trio, featuring bassist Joe Fonda and drummer George Schuller, with trumpeter Ralph Alessi, multi-instrumentalist Marty Ehrlich and vibraphonist Matt Moran.

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Michael Musillami Trio + 3 To Make New York Debut, Record New CD in Early 2009

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From Improvised Communications

On Saturday, January 31st, guitarist/composer Michael Musillami’s newest ensemble, the Michael Musillami Trio 3, will make its New York debut at Cornelia Street Cafe. The group will be performing new original music, which it will then record the following day for its forthcoming May 2009 release on Playscape Recordings. The Michael Musillami Trio 3 augments Musillami’s longstanding core trio, featuring bassist Joe Fonda and drummer George Schuller, with trumpeter Ralph Alessi, multi-instrumentalist Marty Ehrlich and vibraphonist Matt Moran.

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Creative Music Festival Comes Back to Middletown

Middletown, Conn. is the place for some good music next weekend.

On Saturday September 27, Joe Fonda presents the 6th Annual Composers & Improvisers Festival in Oddfellows Playhouse, 128 Washington Street in Middletown. Opening the show at 7 p.m. will be the duo of dancer-singer Ilse Pfeifer and percussionist George Schuller. They will be followed at 8 p.m. by the fascinating collaboration of baritone saxophonist Claire Daly with innovative beatboxer-rapper Napoleon Maddox. At 9 p.m., bassist Mark Helias will play a solo set. Helias, one of the finest musicians in creative music, has worked with Wesleyan Professor Anthony Braxton, in the cooperative trio BassDrumBone, and is the leader of his own trio Open Loose.

The final set of the evening, scheduled to start at 10 p.m., belongs to Conference Call. Fonda, Schuller and Stevens are joined by saxophonist-clarinetist Gebhard Ullmann. The quartet has worked together since 1998 and it shows in their intuitive interplay, the comfort they have working with each other and the way the music breathes. yes, it has its wilder moments but in an organic way.

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