Music Listings – 11/19 through 11/25

1. Sam Newsome + JC Sanford Orchestra

Date: Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Time: 7:30
Venue: Douglass Street Music Collective (295 Douglass Street, between 3rd & 4th Ave., Brooklyn, NY)
Ticket: $10
Genre: jazz

7:30pmSam Newsome, solo soprano sax

9pmJC Sanford Orchestra

Taylor Haskins, Matt Holman – trumpet & flügelhorn
Chris Komer – F horn
Mark Patterson – trombone
Jeff Nelson – tuba & bass trombone
Dan Willis, Ben Kono, Chris Bacas, Kenny Berger – woodwinds
Meg Okura – violin
Will Martina – cello
Tom Beckham – vibraphone
Jacob Garchik – accordion
Aidan O’Donnell – bass
Satoshi Takeishi- percussion
JC Sanford – composer, conductor, trombone

2. Leni Stern

Date: Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Time: 8pm & 10pm
Venue: Iridium (1650 Broadway New York, NY 10019, ph: 212-582-2121)
Ticket: $25
Genre: nu Malian music

The recent upheaval in Mali left its mark on Smoke No Fire (released November 13, 2012), which focuses on her latest trip to Mali during the coup, the latest release from guitarist and ngoni (Malian traditional lute) player Leni Stern. Stern, long-time collaborator with some of Mali’s most creative musician, found herself recording with her friends as Bamako froze in chaos and tension.

Line up: Leni Stern: electric guitar, voice, n’goni, Mamadou Ba: electric bass and Alioune Faye: sabar, djembe, backing vocals

3. OutNow Recordings Showcase Evening

Date: Friday, November 23, 2012
Time: 8pm
Venue: ShapeShifter Lab (18 Whitwell Pl, between Carroll St & 1st St,Brooklyn, NY 11215, ph: 646-820-9452)
Ticket: $10
Genre: nu jazz

OutNow Recordings was created based upon a deep consideration of the essence of jazz and contemporary improvised music and all that this music has been, is now, and can be in the future. The label presents new and innovative music that explores the many aesthetic and stylistic possibilities of the jazz avant-garde and beyond, be it in contexts composed, improvised, acoustic, electronic, “in, “out” , solo or ensemble. The music found on the OutNow label represents a personal vision from each artist, shared with listeners who are as dedicated to creatively hearing the music as those who are dedicated to making the music.

8:00pm – RIBBS (James Ilgenfritz – double bass, Jason Robinson – tenor sax, Dave Ballou – trumpet, George Schuller – drums)

9:00pm – Yoni Kreztmer 2BASS QUARTET (Sean Conly – double bass, Reuben Radding – double bass, Mike Pride – drums, Yoni Kretzmer – tenor sax)

10:00pm – 9VOLT (Rick Parker – trombone + effects, Eyal Maoz – guitar + effects, Yonadav Halevy – drums)

11:00pm – Sean Conly + Micheal Attias “think Shadow” (Sean Conly – double bass, Micheal Attias – alto and bari sax)

4. Casimir Liberski Trio / The Big Machine

Date: Saturday, November 24, 2012
Time: 8:30pm
Venue: IBeam Brooklyn (168 7th St., Brooklyn, NY)
Ticket: $10
Genre: Jazz
8:30pm– Casimir Liberski Trio (Casimir Liberski – piano, Jeff Witherell – drums and Louis de Mieulle – bass)

This fresh young pianist from Belgium will present to you his live new cutting edge band. Jazz, rock, hip hop, dubstep: very cool, unique.

9:30pm – The Big Machine (Aaron Burnett – tenor saxophone, Carlos Homs – piano, Andy Berman – guitar, Nick Jozwiak – bass and Jeffrey Fajardo -drums)

5. Makane Kouyate Denbaya

Date: Saturday, November 24, 2012
Time: 10pm
Venue: The Shrine (2271 Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Blvd, NY)
Ticket: donation
Genre: Music from Mali

Featuring Malian singer and percussionist Makane Kouyate Denbaya (which means family in Bambara) performs captivating, original compositions that defy easy categorizations. Steeped in the West African rhythmic and musical tradition, Denbaya plays tunes with influences that range from jazz and rock to reggae while remaining true to the spirit of Malian music.. The band includes singer, and djimbe player Makane Kouyate, pianist John Austria, saxophonist Marco Chelo, guitarist Keith Gamble, balaphone player and arranger Balla Kouyate, drummer Vince Warren, and percussionist Jose Rosario.


Date: Sunday, November 25, 2012
Time: 8:30pm
Venue: The Cornelia Street Cafe (29 Cornelia St., NY, NY 10014)
Ticket: $10

Carnatic Sundays teams up with Brooklyn Raga Massive, a collective of Indian Classical Musicians based in Brooklyn, to present an evening of unique duets. All performing artists are part of a thriving Indian music scene, preserving tradition while continuing to innovate. Please read more about Brooklyn Raga Massive at

(doors at 8:30)
Set 1 | 9:00pm
Camila Celin – sarod
Neel Murgai – sitar
Sameer Gupta – tabla
Set 2 | 9:40pm
Trina Basu – violin
Arun Ramamurthy – violin
Sameer Gupta – tabla
Set 3 | 10:20
Abhik Mukherjee – sitar
Jay Gandhi – bansuri
Ehren Hanson – tabla