FONT Music To Present Four-Night Event At Abrons Arts Center In January

Dave Douglas, SFJAZZ Collective
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From Improvised Communications:

The Festival of New Trumpet Music (FONT Music) will present Forward Flight, the third and final event of its 7th annual performance season, from Wednesday, January 13th through Saturday, January 16th at New York’s Abrons Arts Center.

This four-night celebration of the eclecticism of the trumpet in contemporary music, curated by Dave Douglas and Taylor Ho Bynum, will feature events on two stages, including performances by a diverse range of ensembles, three free FONT Music Workshop Series events and an opening night tribute to unheralded veteran trumpet player, Wilmer Wise.

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Taylor Ho Bynum and Herb Robertson at RUCMA

From New York’s Rise Up Creative Music & Arts:

Start: 08/24/2009 – 7:30pm
MONDAY, AUGUST 24 – A Brass Mass!
7:30PM – Taylor Ho Bynum Trio: Taylor Ho Bynum (cornet), Joe Morris (bass), Abraham Gomez-Delgado (percussion)
9PM – Herb Robertson Group: Herb Robertson (trumpet), others TBA

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Piano Festival at the Cornelia Street Cafe

From New York’s The Cornelia Street Cafe:


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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From New York’s Rise Up Creative Music & Arts:

Start: 08/03/2009 – 7:30pm
End: 08/03/2009 – 10:00pm

7:30PM – Min Xiao-Fen‘s Asian Trio: Min Xiao-Fen (pipa, vocals and electronics), Okkyung Lee (cello), and Satoshi Takeishi (percussion and electronics)

9PM – Local Lingo: Jason Kao Hwang (violin and compositions), Sang Won Park (kayagum, ajang and voice) with SPECIAL GUEST Joe McPhee (saxophones, pocket trumpet etc…)

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Unnamed Music Festival Review

Bagatellen reviews London’s recent Unnamed Music Festival.

Friday night opened with a long, appropriately meandering set from Jamie Coleman (trumpet, objects), Paul Abbott (electronics, homebrew), Ute Kanngiesser (cello) and Grundik Kasyansky (electronics, homebrew). This was another group I was particularly interested in hearing, in large part for my general unfamiliarity with the musicians save for Coleman. Their set opened with some chamber-like interplay, quickly moving into harsh territory due to the welcome restlessness of the electronicians. Kasyansky — calmly in his chair — brought in frenetic electronic outbursts, immediately subduing his gear with silence by way of switches and a mixer.

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East 3rd Street Ensemble & Nu Band at RUCMA

From Rise Up Creative Music & Arts:

Start: 06/01/2009 – 7:30pm
End: 06/01/2009 – 11:00pm

first set @ 7:30

East 3rd Street Ensemble

Sabir Mateen, saxophones, clarinets, flutes
Matt Lavelle, trumpet and bass clarinet
Clif Jackson, bass
David Gould, drums

second set @ 9PM

Nu Band
Roy Campbell, trumpet, pocket trumpet, flugelhorn
Mark Whitecage, alto sax, clarinet
Joe Fonda, bass
Lou Grassi, drums

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FONT Music To Present New Trumpet Underground 2009 June 26-28th

From Improvised Communications:

The Festival of New Trumpet Music (FONT Music) is pleased to announce New Trumpet Underground 2009, the first of three forthcoming events in the organization’s 7th annual performance season. This three-day gathering, curated by Taylor Ho Bynum and Chris DiMeglio, will take place Friday, June 26th through Sunday, June 28th at New York’s Cornelia Street Cafe.

Eight trumpeters representing a wide range of musical traditions, genres and techniques will perform with their respective ensembles, including Australian-born Nadje Noordhuis, who will present the world premiere of a piece commissioned by FONT Music for this event. These performances will be augmented by daytime educational offerings from Laurie Frink and John McNeil as part of FONT Music’s Workshop Series.

Schedule for New Trumpet Underground 2009

Friday, June 26th at 9:00 p.m.
Greg Bobulinski G-Men
Josh Berman’s Old Idea
Leron Thomas

Saturday, June 27th at 9:00 p.m.
Nadje Noordhuis Quartet
Jordan McLean’s Piano Music and Song Trio

Sunday, June 28th at 8:30 p.m.
Russ Johnson Quartet

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