Lesley Mok's The Living Collection + Florian Herzog's SPLINTER
Apr
12
8:00 PM20:00

Lesley Mok's The Living Collection + Florian Herzog's SPLINTER

Lesley Mok's The Living Collection
David Leon - alto saxophone/flutes
Yuma Uesaka - tenor saxophone/clarinets
Kalun Leung - trombone
Sonya Belaya - piano
Florian Herzog - bass
Lesley Mok - drums, composition

Florian Herzog's SPLINTER
Anna Webber - saxophone/clarinet
Dierk Peters - vibraphone
Raf Vertessen - drums
Florian Herzog - bass, composition

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Punch Proof Music and IBeam Presents: 
Feb
28
8:00 PM20:00

Punch Proof Music and IBeam Presents: 

Jeff Davis Quartet
Jason Rigby - tenor sax
Jonathan Goldberger- guitar
Chris Tordini - bass
Jeff Davis - drums 

Andrew Dow’s Surrender Space
Andrew Dow - e. bass
Anna Webber - sax
Simon Jermyn - guitar
Luke Marantz - piano
Jeff Davis - drums

Surrender Space is electric bassist and composer Andrew Dow's first band in NYC. He's assembled a group of big hearted talent, comprised of some of NYC's finest improvisors. 

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Anna Webber New Trio // FRANKLIN (trio)
Feb
22
8:00 PM20:00

Anna Webber New Trio // FRANKLIN (trio)

1st set: Anna Webber New Trio
Anna Webber - saxophone
Simon Jermyn - bass
Jeff Davis - drums

2nd set: FRANKLIN
Marc Hannford - piano
Joseph Franklin - bass
Satoshi Takeishi - drums

FRANKLIN is a project by Australian composer and bassist, Joseph Franklin.
His debut album as bandleader, Rites, was released in 2018 and features Jamie Oehlers on saxophone, Ollie McGill on piano and Dave Beck on drums. Rites can be heard here https://josephfranklin.bandcamp.com/releases
Tonight's line-up features the second iteration of the group with Marc Hannaford on piano and Satoshi Takeishi on drums, and will include works from the upcoming album that will be recorded in late February in New York.



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An evening of string solos, duets and quartets 
Feb
9
8:00 PM20:00

An evening of string solos, duets and quartets 

Tom Swafford, violin/composition
Zachary Swanson, bass
Leonor Falcon
Sana Nagano, violin, viola, composition 

Tom Swafford will perform a short solo set featuring a new piece he has written in memory of his composition professor at U.C. Berkeley, Olly Wilson, who passed away in March, 2018. He will be performing the piece the following week at U.C. Berkeley in a symposium in Wilson's honor. 

Swafford and Zach Swanson will then perform together. Tom and Zach have played together for 5 years, initially in a Bluegrass band. For the past year, they have been exploring free improvisation in a duo setting. 

Leonor Falcon (violin/viola) and Sana Nagano (violin, electronics) will perform duo compositions. They recently recorded an album of their pieces which will be released soon. 

Finally, all four players will join together for some quartet improvisations. 

www.tomswafford.com 
www.zacharyswansonmusic.com 
www.leonorfalcon.com
www.sananagano.com 


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Russ Lossing Trio + Adam Kolker/ Russ Lossing Quartet
Feb
6
8:00 PM20:00

Russ Lossing Trio + Adam Kolker/ Russ Lossing Quartet

Russ Lossing Trio
Preview Record release concert for "Motian Music" on Sunnyside Records(Feb.22,2019 release date)
Masa Kamaguchi,bass
Russ Lossing, Piano
Billy Mintz, drums
Music of Paul Motian

Adam Kolker/ Russ Lossing Quartet
"Whispers and Secrets" Record release Concert (FSNT Records 2018)
Masa Kamaguchi, bass
Russ Lossing, Piano
Billy Mintz, drums
Original music by Lossing,Kolker,Mintz

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Amanda Ekery / Womni Jung
Jan
12
8:00 PM20:00

Amanda Ekery / Womni Jung

Amanda Ekery
w/ Allison Burik, Alto Sax/Bass Clarinet
Andrew Boudreau - Piano
Magdalena Abrego - Guitar
Lim Yang - Bass

Womni Jung
w/ Nathan Reising - Alto Saxophone
Chase Morrin - Piano
Isaac Levien - Bass
Lesley Mok - Drums

Suggested Donation $10

Wonmi Jung, Singer Songwriter and Improviser from South Korea, coming from a diverse background in vocal jazz, pop, Korean folk, Brazilian music, visual art, poetry and theater, she has refined a unique approach to vocal improvisation and song interpretation. Believing improvisation is not just a way of art but a way of engaging with people and life in a deeper level, Jung has built her own performance ritual, making a song with given words by audiences. This special moment allows her and audiences to enter into the sea of life called comedy and drama.

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Vocalist and composer, Amanda Ekery collaborates with everyone, literally. Historians, artists, engineers, bakers, you name it. Amanda works with all to create projects that include everyone. She weaves her experience in underground rock, improvisatory creative music, research, and jazz into her compositions, workshops, and performances.

 Amanda will be performing new music from the soon to be released Some More Short Songs, a continuation of her album Some Short Songs. Amanda stated “when writing this album I wanted it to be fun! So, you’ll hear songs about hula-hoops, running out of peanut butter, and other about self-conscious clouds.” 

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Jay Rodriguez Presents: J- Ali
Dec
21
8:00 PM20:00

Jay Rodriguez Presents: J- Ali

In words and music 15 year old J-Ali , student at the Brooklyn School For Collaborative Studies shines with maturity in capturing the absurdity of the life of a teenager during these times of utter uncertainty. His melodies will linger with you. J-Ali is part of the duo SHINOBI with Aureliobabbit.

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Punch Proof and IBeam Presents: 
Dec
20
8:00 PM20:00

Punch Proof and IBeam Presents: 

Sets 8 PM & 9:15 PM

Marantz/Jermyn/Davis 
Luke Marantz - piano
Simon Jermyn - e. bass
Jeff Davis - drums 

Newly formed trio with a focus on space and time. Tunes by all. 

Surrender Space
Andrew Dow - e. bass/compositions
Kent O'Doherty - sax
Simon Jermyn - guitar
Luke Marantz - piano
Jeff Davis - drums

Surrender Space is Boston transplant Andrew Dow's debut band in NYC. Joined by a group of incredible NYC improvisors, they'll be navigating new music written specifically for the band. Melody is always at the forefront of each composition, while leaving ample space for each musician to weave their own unique sonic language throughout. 

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Pluto's Lawyer + The Choir Invisible
Dec
2
8:30 PM20:30

Pluto's Lawyer + The Choir Invisible

Pluto's Lawyer - 8:30
Davy Lazar (trumpets, compositions) and Kate Gentile (drums) seek and destroy within dense monophonic thresholds. Davy's composing and improvising deliberately take a wide berth around typical trumpet material, instead embracing the instrument's percussive, intervallic, and catastrophic potential. Kate's long-stewing relationship with intricate and complex music amasses in an immediately identifiable voice equally yolked in both focused nuance and complete abandon. Together they forge knotty alloys of abstraction and realization, only to be reassembled in the hot bubbly cauldron of your brainmeat.

The Choir Invisible - 9:30
A compositionally collective trio comprised of Charlotte Greve (alto sax), Chris Tordini (bass), Vinnie Sperrazza (drums). 

Both bands are guaranteed to knock your wool socks right off. Don't get cold feet beforehand, though - come out! $10 for the night!

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Mara Rosenbloom presents FLYWAYS 
Dec
1
8:00 PM20:00

Mara Rosenbloom presents FLYWAYS 

Anais Maviel - Voice & Surdo Drum
Adam Lane - Bass
Mara Rosenbloom - Piano & Composition

Flyways are the migratory patterns of birds – navigating them takes a strong connection to one’s own center of gravity, and also an unwavering sensitivity to the movement of the flock. Tonight, Flyways will perform a piece entitled, “I know what I dreamed,” expanding the text from one of Adrienne Rich’s 21 love poems into a set length work, balancing a composed narrative with a dynamic level of improvisation. Adrienne Rich had a vision of a society where no human dominates another, and also a rich and complex awareness of what it means to inhabit, express, and sustain love; in expression of this work – FLYWAYS.

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