Music listings 8/30 through 9/5

1.The Stumblebum Brass Band w. ORB MELLON, LOW SOCIETY (featuring Mandy Lemons & Sturgis Nikides)

DateTuesday, August 31, 2010
Time: 8pm
Venue: The Bowery Electric (327 Bowery, New York, NY 10003) Get Directions

Ticket: $ t.b.a.
Genre: blues, brass

The Stumblebums are an incendiary force on the New York City music scene. Even though the band has deep respect and admiration for the art of both Louis Armstrong and Nirvana; the Stumblebums reject nostalgia in favor of riotous spontaneity.

2. Kinan Azmeh’s CityBand and Suphala w/ percussionists John Hadfield and Matt Kilmer

Date: Wednesday, September 1 , 2010
Time: 7pm
Le Poisson Rouge (158 Bleecker Street, New York, NY 10012, Phone: 212- 505-3474)
Ticket: $15
Genre: Jazz, contemporary, world fusion

Formed in 2006 in New York City, Kinan Azmeh’s CityBand immediately gained recognition for their virtuosic and high energy performance. With this New York ensemble, Azmeh strives to reach a balance between classical music, jazz, and the music of his homeland, Syria. His expressive clarinet meets Kyle Sanna’s rustic guitar, soaring at times over the dynamic and volatile backdrop of John Hadfield’s percussion and Josh Myers’ double bass. Each band member has come from varied backgrounds to add their personal flair to this ensemble, resulting in a thoroughly exciting and rewarding listening experience.

Suphala w/ percussionists John Hadfield and Matt Kilmer – Suphala is one the most versatile young tabla artists making music today. Raised in the U.S. by Indian parents, Suphala began learning western classical music on the piano at age four, performing at age five, and as a teenager transferred her passion to one of the world’s most complex percussion instruments: the tabla. She combines an unparalleled technical command of her instrument with a playful sense of experimentation as she switches effortlessly between composing, producing and performing.

3. Text of Light featuring Lee Ranaldo, Alan Licht, and Uli Krieger w/ Loud Objects

Date: Thursday, September 2, 2010
Time: 7pm
Venue: Le Poisson Rouge (158 Bleecker Street, New York, NY 10012, Phone: 212- 505-3474)
Ticket: $16
Genre: electronics/noise/experimental

Text of Light explode with a formidable combination of free jazz skronk, seismic percussion, tonal drone and searing guitar noise,” said The WIRE magazine in 2008. The group was formed in 1999 with the idea to perform improvised music to the films of Stan Brakhage and other members of the American Cinema avant-garde of the 1950s-60s, an under-known period of American filmic poetics (Brakhage’s film ‘The Text of Light’ was used at the premiere performances and was the namesake of the group).

The core members of the group are Lee Ranaldo and Alan Licht (guitars/devices) and Ulrich Krieger (sax/electronics). They are often joined by a rotating core of additional members (including Christian Marclay, DJ Olilve, William Hooker and others), depending on individual schedules, so the group takes on various permutations—sometimes all members participate, sometimes not.

Loud Objects

4. Larkin Grimm w. Birds Fled From Me (Rachel Fannan Of Sleepy Sun) and Diane Cluck

Date: Thursday, September 2, 2010
Time: 8pm
Venue: The Knitting Factory (361 Metropolitan Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11211, Tel: 347-529-6696)
Ticket: $12
Genre: singer-song writer

“What’s more, when Larkin Grimm sings she opens wide one of the most expansive mouths I’ve ever seen, like she was born to be up singing on a stage and could blow it away with a burst from her lungs. The voice coming out overwhelmed the space, but more by its sultry, mysterious way than its brute power. Her band, which she described as her “elves”, were also on point backing her throughout this night. Read more

5. Al Green

Date: Thursday, September 2, 2010
Time: 8pm
Venue: B.B.KING (237 West 42 St., New York, NY 10036)
Ticket: $180 (door)
Genre: funk

With his incomparable voice, full of falsetto swoops and nuanced turns of phrase, Al Green rose to prominence in the Seventies. One of the most gifted purveyors of soul music, Green has sold more than 20 million records. During 1972 and 1973, he placed six consecutive singles in the Top Ten:  Stay TogetherLook What You Done for Me, I’m Still in Love With You, You Ought to Be With Me, Call Me and Here I Am (Come and Take Me). Stay Together topped the pop chart for one week and the R&B charts for nine; it was also revived with great success by Tina Turner in 1984. In terms of popularity and artistry, Green was the top male soul singer in the world, voluntarily ending his reign with a move from secular to gospel music in 1979.

6. Wall Street Jazz Festival

Date: Saturday 4, 2010
Time: 5pm til 11pm
Venue: Wall Street Jazz Festival (Kingston, NY)
Ticket: free
Genre: Jazz

If you’re heading north this weekend, come to the “Wall Street Jazz Festival” in Kingston, NY. Saturday Sept. 4th. Free to the public. It’s on wall street ~ take your own chair!!

DBDBD recommends the baritonist Claire Daly‘s quartet. Steve Hudson( on piano), MaryAnn McSweeney (on bass) and Jacob Melchior (on drums)  join Claire for a mostly straight-ahead hour of tunes by Rahsaan Roland Kirk, Frank Foster, Kenny Drew and more.

The schedule

5pm – guitarist Sheryl Bailey will play duo with Vic Juris.
6:15 – Claire Daly Quartet
7:30 – vocalist/pianist Dena Derose w/ Mat Wilson and quartet
9:00 – pianist Peggy Stern’s “Estrella” latin jazz and dancing under the stars

Courtesy of Claire Daly

About Claire Daly


She is a working jazz musician in New York City. She has won many awards including several Downbeat Critic’s Polls and the Jazz Journalist Award for baritonist of the year.

Her first exposure to jazz was a big band festival in 1971. Since then, she has covered the waterfront of music styles and has traveled the world playing jazz festivals, clubs and events. She has worked with Jimmy Heath, Sahib Shihab, Joel Forrester, Taj Mahal, Diva Big Band, Warren Smith, Joel Forrester, Aretha Franklin, James Brown and many more.

She has 5 Cds released as a leader, and teaches at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s MSJA and the Litchfield Jazz Camp.

7. Jim Hoey’s Here and There music event #1

Date: Sunday 5, 2010
Time: 7pm – 11pm
Venue: COCO 66 (66 Greenpoint, Brooklyn, NY)
Ticket: $10
Genre: various

Jim Hoey is presenting four bands at COCO 66. a Samba band (name t.b.a.), Lulla (Japanese singer song writer-& pianist), The Tehran-Dakar Brothers (nu world trash band) and  TriBeCaStan (top-notch Folklorkestra from NY). Jim loves all kinds of music and loves to book bands playing different kind of music styles.


Samba band (name t.b.a.) – 7pm
Lulla – 8pm
The Tehran-Dakar Brothers – 9pm
TriBeCaStan – 10pm

8. Moshav w. Soulfarm

Date: Sunday, September 5, 2010
Time: 8pm
Venue: Highline Ballroom 
Ticket: $20
Genre: Israel alternative rock

An eclectic blend of rock, indie, reggae, middle-eastern… Moshav from Israel. This show is the release party for their eighth CD titled “Dancing in a Dangerous World”. Raised on the Moshav Meor Modi’im, a musical village in the hills between Jerusalem and Tel Aviv, the three young men who make up Moshav — Yehuda (vocals, percussion), Duvid (vocals, u8 guitar), and Yosef (bass) — have learned and played music since childhood. Imagine the jamming of Phish mixed with the vocal strength of Pearl Jam and the spiritual lyrics of U2 seasoned with a Middle Eastern influence, and you can begin to describe the unique sound of Moshav.