Music listings – 2/14 through 2/20

1. Andrew Lamb & THE BLACK LAMB TRIO

Date: Monday, February 14, 2011
Time: 8pm
Venue: the University of the Streets (130 east 7th street. 2nd floor. NY)
Ticket: $20
Genre: Jazz

A night of challanging Jazz: Andrew Lamb – saxophones, flutes, woodwinds, Tom Abbs – bass, tuba, Michael Wimberley – percussion.

2. Jenny Scheinman

Date: Tuesday, February 15, 2011
Time: 7pm
Venue: Barbes (376 9th Street, Brooklyn, NY)
Ticket: $10
Genre: accoustic/Jazz/Rock

Violinist/composer Jenny Scheinman works with a variety of performers including Norah Jones, Bill Frisell, Madeleine Peyroux and Jimmy Dale Gilmore. When she is not touring the world, she can be found here most Tuesdays with an almost infinite variety of lineup.

3. ANA Milosavljevic w. Kathleen Supové, piano and TAKE Dance

Date: Wednesday, February 16, 2011
Time: 7:30pm
Venue: Le Poisson Rouge (158 Bleecker Street, New York, NY 10012, ph: 212- 505-3474)
Ticket: $15
Genre: contemporary music/electronics/dance

A multi-talented Serbian native and Manhattan-based artist, Ana Milosavljevic has stunned audiences at venues from the legendary Carnegie Hall and Kennedy Center to the cozy Cornelia Street Café and all points in between. Her cutting-edge contemporary music repertoire is influenced by various genres including traditional Balkan music, electronica, jazz, pop, and hip-hop. She has fostered numerous multimedia collaborations, combining music with live dance, the spoken word, electronic sounds, natural sounds, film and visual arts. For this concert, Ana is creating a new work inspired by the folk song Zajdi, Zajdi. This world premiere will feature Ana playing her red Viper electric violin in a performance created in collaboration with choreographer Takehiro Ueyama and his New York City-based contemporary dance company TAKE Dance. The program will also feature selections from Ana’s new album including electro- acoustic works by Aleksandra Vrebalov, Eve Beglarian, Svjetlana Bukvich- Nichols; as well as Ana’s composition Reflections, which she will perform with guest pianist Kathleen Supove.

4. Flamenco Hoy by Carlos Saura

Date: Wednesday, February 16, 2011 (7 shows !! Feb 16 – 20)
Venue: New York City Center (West 55th Street btwn 6th and 7th Aves, New York)
Ticket: $35, $45, $65, $85
Genre: Flamenco dance/nu Falmenco
World Music Institute presents: Flamenco Hoy, directed by celebrated film director Carlos Saura, is a spectacular showcase of flamenco with breathtaking dance, dynamic music, and soul-searing cante (song). Featuring twenty of Spain’s most exciting artists from the new generation of flamenco, dramatic choreography by Rafael Estévez and Nani Paños, and musical direction by the electrifying pianist Chano Domínguez, this dazzling show takes the audience into the heart of Andalusian flamenco today. The program features 12 dancers, including Pastora Galván. US debut!


5. Mino Cinelu & Grand Baton 

Date: Thursday, February 17, 2011
Time:  8:30pm
Venue:  Drom  (85 Avenue A, NY, NY 10009, 212- 777-1157)
Ticket: $10
Genre: World fusion/Brazilian/Blues

Mino Cinelu is a multi-instrumentalist, singer, composer, producer, master percussionist, who worked with prestigious artists such as Miles Davis, Sting, Herbie Hancock,Lou Reed, Weather Report, Pat Metheny among others. He has 2 CDs; “Mino Cinelu” and “Quest Journey” plus the Cannes Film Festival nominated soundtrack “La Californie.” Tonight Mino will be joined by Romero Hernan – singer & guitarist for Al di Meola, Paco De Lucia, John McLaughlin, Estela Raval – and Daniel Sadownick, world renowned percussionist on the New York scene, who worked with Michael Brecker, Nat Aderley, Dianne Reeves, among others.

Grand Baton is the “VoodooRock” band, a powerful fusion of rock music with traditional and ritual Afro-Caribbean rhythms, from New York City. It features world, jazz and rock music acclaimed musicians, guitarist/vocalist JC Maillard (Richard Bona, Angélique Kidjo…) and drummer Thierry Arpino (Jean-Luc Ponty, Larry Coryell…)

6. Egypt 2000

Date: Friday, February 18, 2011
Time: 8pm
Venue: The Stone (is located at the corner of Avenue C and 2nd Street)
Ticket: $10
Genre: experimental music ?
Stefan Zeniuk (english horn), Joel Noyes (cello), Clifton Hyde (baritone guitar, french horn), Jesse Selengut (contra-alto clarinet) and  Kevin Garcia (percussion). Sorry no info about this group.

7. Other Music: Leron Thomas / Six Figures / Logan Richardson  

Date: Friday, February 18, 2011
Time: 9pm
Venue:  92YTribeca  (200 Hudson Street, ground floor, NY, NY 10013, 212-601-1000)
Ticket: $12
Genre: Jazz/Funk/R&B
A night of genre-bending performances by some of NYC’s hottest players of jazz, funk and r&b: Leron ThomasSix Figures and Logan Richardson.  

8. Yann Tiersen (unplugged, with Orchestra) & Shannon Wright

Date: Friday, February 18 , 2011
Time: 9pm
Venue: Highline Ballroom (431 W 16th St, New York, NY 10011, 212-414-5994)
Ticket: $30
Genre: French Pops/minimal

Yann Tiersen is a French musician and composer. His music is recognized by its use of a large variety of instruments in relatively minimalist compositions, often with a touch of either European classical music or French folk music, using primarily the piano, accordion or violin together with instruments like the melodica, xylophone, toy piano, ondes martenot, harpsichord and typewriter. His musical style, particularly when using toy and folk instruments is similar to Penguin Cafe Orchestra and Pascal Comelade, but his more traditional work is reminiscent of Frédéric Chopin, Erik Satie, Philip Glass and Michael Nyman. ————–Opening act: Shannon Wright

9. Yann Tiersen (with regular band) & Shannon Wright

Date: Saurday, February 19 , 2011
Time: 8pm
Venue: Highline Ballroom (431 W 16th St, New York, NY 10011, 212-414-5994)
Ticket: $30
Genre: French Pops/minimal/indie rock 

Opening act: Shannon Wright

10. Just Ornette Coleman Quartet

Date: Saturday, February 19, 2011
Time: 8pm
Venue: Zora Art Space (315 4th Avenue between 3rd and 2nd Streets in Park Slope, Brooklyn)
Ticket: $10
Genre: Jazz

Ornette Coleman’s two regular bassists form an Ornette Coleman tribute band! Al Macdowell, who is the regular electric bassist of the Ornette Coleman Quartet,  is among the generation of bassists strongly influenced by the Stanley Clarke/Jaco Pastorius school, which emphasizes playing the electric bass like a lead guitar rather than a rhythm instrument. Macdowell is capable of booming, rapid-fire licks, flickering riffs, and sizzling rhythms.

A native of Brooklyn, New York, Tony Falanga received his musical education at the Manhattan and Juilliard Schools of Music, where his principal mentor was the world-renowned David Walter, and at Boston’s Berklee College of Music, where he received a degree in Jazz Performance. While at the Juilliard School he was awarded the prestigious Lewine Foundation Scholarship. His extensive professional activities as a solo, chamber and jazz bassist have earned him critical acclaim as a player of “extraordinary excellence”. Since 2002 he is the regular accoustic bassist in Ornette’s band.

Tony Lewis is on drums who currently plays with R&B inductee Sam (Sam & Dave) Moore, and Pete Drungle on piano who  is an acclaimed composer, pianist and sound designer. He has made music with Ornette Coleman, The Kronos Quartet, Yoko Ono, Ronald Shannon Jackson, The Dallas Symphony Orchestra, Sean Lennon, Craig Harris, Daniel Carter and many others.

11. Bill Frisell and Vinicius Cantuária

Date: Saturday, February 19, 2011
Time: 7pm
Venue: Le Poisson Rouge (158 Bleecker Street, New York, NY 10012, ph: 212- 505-3474)
Ticket: $35
Genre: contemporary Jazz/experimental/blues
Over the years, Bil Frisell has contributed to the work of such collaborators as Paul Motian, John Zorn, Elvis Costello,  The Los Angeles Philharmonic, Ronald Shannon Jackson and Melvin Gibbs (in “Power Tools”), Marianne Faithful, The Frankfurt Ballet, film director Gus Van Sant, David Sanborn, and numerous others, including Bono, Brian Eno, Jon Hassell and Daniel Lanois on the soundtrack for Wim Wenders’ film Million Dollar Hotel. This work has established Frisell as one of the most sought-after guitar voices in contemporary music.  In recent years, it is Frisell’s role as composer and band leader which has garnered him increasing notoriety.

Vinicius Cantuária was born in Manaus, Amazonas, Brazil, living there until he was seven, when his family moved to Rio. As singer, songwriter, guitarist and percussionist, his career connects several zones of Brazilian music. And though his music is known for its decidedly twenty-first century feel, Cantuária’s band might best be described as ‘post-electronica acoustic’ – a band that includes jazz bassist Paul Socolow, Michael Leonhart (the young Steely Dan trumpeter) and a rotating crew of Brazilian percussionists Nanny Assis, Mauro Refosco and legendary drummer Paulo Braga. Their repertoire typically includes songs by Jobim and Gilberto Gil, as well as Cantuária’s own fund of songs.

12. Geri Allen

Date: Saturday, February 19, 2011
Time: 8pm & 10pm
Venue: The Stone (is located at the corner of Avenue C and 2nd Street)
Ticket: $20 each set
Genre: piano solo/improve/modern jazz

Geri Allen is an internationally known composer and pianist. Since 1982, she has recorded, performed or collaborated with artists as diverse as Ravi Coltrane, Dianne Reeves, Simone, in a celebration of the life and music of Nina Simone,  Bill Cosby, Lee Konitz, Clark Terry, Ron Carter and Tony Williams, Dewey Redman, Charlie Haden and Paul Motion and Mary Wilson and the Supremes.

13. Allen Toussaint

Date: Sunday, February 20, 2011
Time: 12am
Venue: Joe’s Pub (425 Lafayette St, NY)
Ticket: $30
Genre: New Orleans

Allen Toussaint, one of America’s greatest musical treasures, returns for a monthly New Orleans brunch series. Singer, pianist, songwriter, arranger and producer – the New Orleans native and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee has been making hit records for over forty years. His massive influence on American music reaches deep into the idioms of rhythm and blues, pop, country, musical theater, blues and jazz