Kaoru Watanabe / Tomas Fujiwara Duo & Saco Yasuma Trio in New York

From New York’s RUCMA:

Start: 07/13/2009 – 7:30pm
End: 07/13/2009 – 10:30pm

7:30PM
KAORU WATANABE/TOMAS FUJIWARA DUO
Kaoru Watanabe, flute
Tomas Fujiwara, drums

9PM
SACO YASUMA TRIO
Saco Yasuma, alto sax
Ken Filiano, bass
Michael T. A. Thompson, drums

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Upcoming RUCMA Shows

From New York’s RUCMA:

THIS Monday, April 6

7:30PM
Burton Greene / Perry Robinson Duo
Burton Greene keyboard
Perry Robinson clarinet

9PM
Giuseppi Logan, Matt Lavelle & Friends
Giuseppi Logan alto sax
Matt Lavelle trumpet
Francois Grillot bass
Warren Smith drums

NEXT Monday, April 13

7:30PM
Ken Filiano Quartet
Ken Filiano bass
Tony Malaby saxophone
Michael Attias saxophone
Michael T.A. Thompson drums

9PM
Ingebrigt Håker Flaten / Jawwaad Taylor Duo
Ingebrigt Håker Flaten bass
Jawwaad Taylor trumpet

All Shows At:

The Local 269
269 East Houston
at the corner of Suffolk Street
F to Second Avenue

Admission: $10 per set / $15 for the night
Students/seniors: $7 per set / $12 for the night

For More Info:
myspace.com/rucmanyc
http://www.rucma.org
visionfestival.org
http://www.artsforart.org
tel: 212.254.5420

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Steve Swell Trio at RUCMA

From New York’s RUCMA:

Start: 02/09/2009 – 7:30pm
End: 02/09/2009 – 10:00pm
Timezone: Etc/GMT-4

Steve Swell Trio
Monday, February 9 @ 7:30 pm
Yippie Café: 9 Bleecker Street, near Bowery
General Admission: $10
Students and Seniors: $7
Jam Session @ 9pm: $5

Steve Swell, trombone & compostitions
Ken Filiano, bass
Andrew Drury, percussion

http://www.steveswell.com

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Vision Collaboration Nights in February

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From the Vision Festival people:

Vision Collaboration Nights 2009
at the Living Theatre
February 18-21, 2009

What:
Vision Collaboration Nights

Date and Time:
February 18-21
7:30-10pm

Place:
The Living Theatre
21 Clinton Street, between Houston and Stanton
Take the F to Delancey or JMZ to Essex

Cost:
$15 in advance, $20 at the door and $15 students/seniors

Full Info:
http://www.artsforart.org
http://www.livingtheatre.org
tel: 212.254.5420
New York, NY – Arts for Art presents avantjazz dance and music with improvisation at the Vision Collaboration Nights. This unique festival allows for collaborations between innovative dancer/choreographers collaborating with New York’s top musicians thereby shedding new light on the experience of dance. Bringing the arts together, we believe moves forward the creativity in dance through challenging common expectations.

Wednesday, February 18
7:30 DASSdance: Daniel Wilkins and Christina Cooley, dance / William Parker, bass
8:00 Ehizoje Azeke, dance / Cooper Moore, hand crafted instruments
8:30 Miriam Parker, dance / Jason Kao Hwang, violin / Todd Nicholson, bass
9:00 Tony Malaby‘s Tamarindo: Tony Malaby, tenor sax / William Parker, bass / Nasheet Waits, drums

Thursday, February 19
7:30 The Age of the Bitter Chocolate: Sonia Portugal, dance / David Moss, bass
8:00 Miriam Parker, dance / Jason Kao Hwang, violin / Todd Nicholson, bass
8:30 A Moment Before: Julian Barnett and Jocelyn Tobias, dance / Todd Nicholson, bass
9:00 Jason Kao Hwang/EDGE: Jason Kao Hwang, violin and viola; Taylor Ho Bynum, cornet and flugelhorn; Ken Filiano, bass; Harris Eisenstadt, drums

Friday, February 20
7:30 Moving Stillness: Akim Funk Buddha, dance / Saco Yasuma, alto sax and flute
8:00 DASSdance: Daniel Wilkins and Christina Cooley, dance / William Parker, bass
8:30 A Moment Before: Julian Barnett and Jocelyn Tobias, dance / Todd Nicholson, bass
9:00 Cooper Moore Duo: Cooper Moore, hand crafted instruments / Willie Applewhite, trombone

Saturday, February 21
7:30 Cooper Moore, hand crafted instruments / Tony Malaby, tenor sax / Charles Gayle, tenor sax / William Parker, bass / Nasheet Waits, drums
9:00 Patricia Nicholson’s A State of Mind: dancers: Miriam Parker, Daniel Wilkins, Jason Jordan, Julian Barnett; musicians: Cooper Moore, Charles Gayle, and William Parker

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Stephen Gauci’s Basso Continuo at Roulette

Coming up at NY’s Roulette:

Stephen Gauci’s Basso Continuo (1st set) / ERA (2nd set)

Stephen Gauci – tenor saxophone
Nate Wooley- trumpet
Ken Filiano – bass
Mike Bisio – bass

Date: November 22, 2008

Time: 8:30pm

Cost: $15, Seniors/Students $10

Venue: Roulette, 20 Green Street, NYC

Stephen Gauci’s “Basso Continuo”
The name “Basso Continuo” refers not to early music but rather to the double double bass backbone Mike Bisio and Ken Filiano (Ingebrigt Haker-Flaten on the CD) provide to Stephen Gauci’s quartet. On this remarkable group these sub-sonic kindred spirits interweave to form a lattice work that supports the multitude of sounds that tenor saxophonist Stephen Gauci and trumpeter Nate Wooley draw from their instruments and imaginations. Somehow the pair squeeze their oversized axes into every nook and cranny the music creates. They are here, then there, lurking, then striking. In sharp contrast to the faux-baroque name of Gauci’s quartet, the title of the album and each of the tracks have Indian overtones,perhaps bringing to mind John Coltrane’s late spiritual works. And of course Gauci plays the tenor saxophone, and so, like all who followed Coltrane, owes a debt to the tenor’s great master. Gauci’s more immediate indebtedness, however, is to his former teachers,“mainstream” greats Joe Lovano and George Garzone. His front-line running mate, Wooley, is one of the most daring experimentalists of present day improvisation and a brass master in his own right. These two teams —the pair of provocative horn players and the contemporary basso continuo — make a fantastic and unexpected combination.
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The E.R.A. is a New York City based project that was formed in June of 2007. The E.R.A. is a septet with the power of a trio dealing with a subtle sensibiliy, silence, harmony and texture. Since 2005, these seven musicians have each performed and recorded in various duos, trios, and quartets. Inspired by these smaller combinations, Chris Welcome, Johnathan Moritz, John McLellan and Shayna Dulberger composed and arranged music for this unique instrumentation. They released their first album, ‘Introducing…The E.R.A.’ in may of 2008. It is available at Downtown Music Gallery and emptyroommusic.net.

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FDR Trio at RUCMA

From RUCMA:

FDR Trio
Monday, November 10 @ 7:30 PM
Yippie Café: 9 Bleecker Street, near Bowery
General Admission: $10
Students and Seniors: $7
Jam Session @ 9:00: $5

Daniel Levin (cello)
Francois Grillot (bass)
Robert Dick (flutes)

http://www.myspace.com/francoisgrillot
http://www.robertdick.net
http://www.daniel-levin.com

François Grillot, born in Burgundy France, began studying trumpet, then guitar and electric bass. He recorded with Edition Speciale, on RCA, touring throughout France. Other credits include recordings with Mama Bea Teckelsk (RCA) and Serge Bringolf (Strave on Musea Records). Upon moving to New York he has been playing along side a number of notable musicians including Bill Bickford, Ken Hatfield, Adam Naussbaum, Harold Danko, and Mike Clarke. In 2001 his music took a turn with collaborators Matt Lavelle, Steve Swell, Daniel Carter, Matt Maneri, Roy Campbell, Mark Edwards, Jackson Krall, Lou Grassi, Jason Kwang, Robert Dick, Daniel Levin, William Hooker, Charles Burnham, Louie Belogenis, Bern Nix, Michael Marcus, Ken Filiano and a many others

Daniel Levin was born in 197 in Burlington, Vermont. He has performed or recorded with Billy Bang, Tim Berne, Anthony Braxton, Mark Dresser, Joe McPhee, William Parker, and Ken Vandermark among many others. John Kelman from All About Jazz Magazine states, ” Levin has a sound that ranges from subtle and understated to aggressive; with admirable technique as a performer and a compositional concept that blends structure with freewheeling exploration, he deserves to have his name added to the short list of cellists who are making a mark in improvisational music.”

As a composer in the classical world, Robert Dick is one of only two Americans ever to be awarded both Composers Fellowships (twice) and a Solo Recitalist Grant by the N.E.A. He has received a Guggenheim Fellowship and commissions from the Jerome Foundation, Fromm Music Foundation, Mary Flagler Cary Trust, the city of Zurich, the Philharmonie in Cologne and many more. Current compositional projects, all commissioned, include works for the Hopkins Center at Dartmouth, the New Century Saxophone Quartet and the flutists Elizabeth McNutt and Jun Kubo.As an improvisor, Dick has performed and recorded with New Winds, Tambastics, Oscura Luminosa, the Soldier String Quartet, the A.D.D. Trio, Paul Giger and Satoshi Takeishi, Jaron Lanier, Randy Raine-Reush and Barry Guy, Mari Kimura, Steve Gorn and many more of Europe and America’s finest improvisors. Over three decades of collaboration, musicians he has worked with include Steve Lacy, George Lewis, Georg Gräwe, Evan Parker, Malcolm Goldstein, Shelley Hirsch, Jöelle Leandre and John Zorn.

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