Music Listings – 10/7 through 10/13/13

1. Kavita Shah’s VISIONS

Date: Monday,  October 7, 2013
Time: 8pm to 9pm
Venue: ShapeShifter Lab (18 Whitwell Pl, between Carroll St & 1st St, Brooklyn, NY 11215, 646-820-9452)
Ticket: $12
Genre: traditional sounds of the Indian tablas and West African kora interlaced with jazzy elements
Hailed by Downbeat as Best Graduate Jazz Vocalist (2012) and winner of an ASCAP Young Jazz Composers Award (2013), Kavita Shah makes her debut with “Visions.” Co produced by renowned Benin-born guitarist Lionel Loueke (Herbie Hancock, Terence Blanchard), “Visions” features the traditional sounds of the Indian tablas and West African kora interlaced with those of a jazz quintet. In the musical conversation that ensues, a surprisingly fresh, genre-bending sound is born: one anthematic of Ms. Shah’s multiculural, global generation.

Kavita Shah – voice, arrangements, compositions
Yacouba Sissoko – kora
Stephen Cellucci – tablas
Michael Valeanu – guitar
Guy Mintus – piano
Sam Anning – bass
Guilhem Flouzat – drums

+ Special Guest Adam O’Farrill


Date: Tuesday, October 8, 2013
Time: 8pm
Venue:  JACK ( 505 ½ Waverly Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11238 Between Fulton – Atlantic in Clinton Hill, C or G train to Clinton-Washington)
Ticket: $10
Genre: jazz/improv

-Chris Corsano: drums/percussion
-Mette Rasmussen: alto saxophone

-Michael Foster: tenor/soprano/baritone saxes
-Steve Swell: trombone/toys
-Kid Millions: drums

3. Ehren Hanson

Date: Wednesday, October 9, 2013
Time: 5pm – 7pm
Venue: Rubin Museum (150 W. 17 St., NY, NY 10011,  212-620-5000)
Ticket: free
Genre: tabla music

Ehren Hanson began learning tabla when he was 15 years old under Misha Masud of New York City. In 2000, he was accepted as a disciple by the great Pandit Anindo Chatterjee and has developed into an exciting performer and a dynamic teacher.

4. Theatre of Lanterns

Date: Wednesday, October 9, 2013
Time: 8pm
Venue: The Stone (is located at the corner of Avenue C and 2nd Street)
Ticket: $10
Genre: nu jazz

Theatre of Lanterns is: Rob Brown (alto sax), Greg Ward (alto sax), Lewis Barnes (trumpet), Steve Swell (trombone), Cooper-Moore (piano), Hamid Drake (drums) and William Parker (bass).
World premier of both this ensemble and the composition “Peoples James.” “The theatre of lanterns ends a 40 year search for the sounds that escaped when the sky turned into sound and all the rainbows were set free.”

5. Junip w/ Dawn of Midi

Date: Thursday,  October 10, 2013
Time: 7pm
Venue: Le Poisson Rouge (158 Bleecker Street, New York, NY 10012, ph: 212- 505-3474)
Ticket: $25
Genre: folk rock, psychedelic rock/nu jazz

Junip is a Swedish folk rock, psychedelic rock band. The band is made up of the duo of José González (vocals, guitars) and Tobias Winterkorn (organ, Moog synthesizer).

The band released their first full-length album, Fields, in 2010. On its subsequent tour, the band’s live lineup was expanded to include bass and percussion. Three years later, Junip released their self-titled second album. After the recording of the album and before going on its supporting tour, Araya left the band,[2] being replaced on live performances by other drummers.

On September 22, 2013, the song “Line of Fire” was featured as the background music for the trailer of the series finale of Breaking Bad following the series’ penultimate episode entitled “Granite State.”

Dawn of Midi. The Brooklyn-based trio members’ diverse origins of Pakistan (drummer Qasim Naqvi), India (bassist Aakaash Israni), and Morocco (pianist Amino Belyamani) give clues into its polyrhythmic ideas. While there are hints of each member’s respective homeland, this experimental music transcends geography as the trio has captivated audiences with its unique live performances.

DAWN OF MIDI – DYSNOMIA from Dawn of Midi on Vimeo.

6. Snehasish Mozumder and Sylvain Leroux

Date: Thursday,  October 10, 2013
Time: 7pm – 8:30pm
Venue: The National Jazz Museum in Harlem  (104 East 126th Street, New York, New York 10035, 212-348-8300 )
Ticket: donation
Genre: mandolin and tambin flute music

Parallax Conversation Series (Parallax: noun- The effect whereby the position or direction of an object appears to differ when viewed from different positions.)

In this installation of the Parallax Conversation Series we are excited to have two world music masters that have brought an unusual instrument to the forefront of their respective genres as well as jazz. Not only are Snehasish Mozumder and Sylvain Leroux virtuosos on the mandolin and tambin flute, respectively, but they have invented unique variations of the instruments.

Snehasish Mozumder is among those few established musicians in India who have mastered the art of playing mandolin, and have blended it perfectly into the style of Hindustani Indian Classical Music. Coming from a musically oriented family, he started his initial training at the age of four with table and then mandolin. Mozumder’s SOM (Sound of Mandolin) project combines his passion for his native classical music with swinging sax lines forming a blend of North Indian classical music and jazz. In SOM Mozumder uses a double-necked mandolin, his own creation, to play ragas that fit beautifully with surging jazz rhythms. Mozumder sites playing with Ravi Shankar as a career highlight and has since played at Lincoln Center Out of Doors and the Blue Note.

Sylvain Leroux, a Montreal native, plays the tambin, a West African reed flute particular to the Fulani people of Guinea. He is on of the few foreigners to truly master the instrument and has taken it further by creating his own version of it. In addition to the tambin, Leroux plays the dozon ngoni, a lute from the same region of Guinea, and has formed bands that break new ground in combining traditional and modern African music. Leroux currently leads the Fula Flute Ensemble, the African jazz group, SOURCE, and has recently released Quatuor Créole, an album that combines Guinean and French influences with jazz.

7. Underground Horns

Date: Thursday,  October 10, 2013
Time: 11:45pm
Venue: Nublu (62 Ave C, NY)
Ticket: $10
Genre: brass/ Balkan/Jazz/Funk

The Underground Horns are cooking audio gumbo… our special recipe includes some funk, jazz, hip hop mixed with brass band traditions, spiced up with african and other world rhythms…music for the people!

8. HarmoNYom & Brooklyn Raga Massive feat. Arnab Chakrabarty & Sameer Gupta/Sandip Bhattacharjee & Nitin Mitta

Date: Thursday, August 8, 2013
Time: 8pm & 9:30pm
Venue: Tea Lounge (837 Union St., bet. 6th & 7th Aves., Park Slope, Brooklyn)
Ticket: $5
Genre: Indian music

Arnab Chakrabarty is one of the most skilled sarode players in the world and as a classical purist on his instrument, has few equals. A relentlessly self-improving student of music, a teacher of extraordinary ability, an instrument designer, restorer and maker of considerable skill, Arnab Chakrabarty is the complete sarode musician of his generation. Arnab received his initial training from maestros Brij Narayan and Buddhadev Dasgupta, and has supplemented his musical education with vocal training from Pandit Yashwantbuwa Joshi and sitar music from Vinayak Chittar, an inimitable sitar maestro. Trained by the late Kalyan Mukherjea, a disciple of Radhika Mohan Maitra, the legendary custodian of the Shahjahanpur tradition of sarode music, Arnab is described by his teacher as “the best representative today, of the musical values I had inherited from Pandit Maitra”

Arnab Chakrabarty (Shahjahanpur Gharana) – Sarod
Sameer Gupta on Tabla (

Sandip Bhattacharjee (Kirana Gharana) is a residential scholar at the ITC Sangeet Research Academy Under the Guidance of Ustad Mashkoor Ali Khan & Ustad Mubarak Ali Khan, the guru of Kirana Gharana from May 2002. He secured the second position at All India Radio Music Competition (1999) in Khayal besides standing First at the West Bengal State Music Competition 2001 in Bhajan. He was also a recipient National Talent Search Scholarship, Govt. Of India in 2001. An “A” Grade Performer of All India Radio, Doordarshan & ITC Sangeet Research Academy, Tollygunge ,

Sandip is under the tutelage of the AAICM (

Sandip Bhattacharjee (Kirana Gharana) – Vocal
Nitin Mitta on Tabla (

9. Yeni Turku & BARAKKA

Date: Friday, October 11, 2013
Time:  7:15pm
Venue: Drom (85 Avenue A, NY, NY 10009, 212- 777-1157)
Ticket: $40
Genre: Turkish & Middle Eastern folk rock

Yeni Turku is one of the best selling and best-known bands in Turkey. The group has held concerts in more than twenty countries and has recorded many albums since forming in 1978. Their musical style is characterized by a combination of traditional Turkish and modern musical instruments, including the oud, baglama, kemence, qanun and guitar. Many of their lyrics are based on poems of critically acclaimed contemporary Turkish poets. This diverse combination produces a broad range of Turkish and Mediterranean melodies, incorporating themes of Anatolian and Byzantine cultures. Their music reflects influences of music from around the world. Yeni Türkü’s blend of traditional and ethnic songs appeals to all generations and cross-cultural audiences. All group members have changed several times throughout the years, with the exception of the lead singer Derya Köroğlu.

BARAKKA, a band founded by Baris Kaya in 2003, is a Turkish & Middle Eastern folk rock band that blends traditional instruments such as Oud, Dumbek, Djembe, Baglama with the Western rock sounds of bands such as Boston, Savatage, Megadeth and Pink Floyd.

10. Brandon Seabrook and Mary Halvorson

Date: Friday, October 11, 2013
Time:  8pm
Venue: The Roulette (509 Atlantic Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11217)
Ticket: $20
Genre: guitar sound scapes/music/noise

The meeting of guitarists Brandon Seabrook and Mary Halvorson is an intense and high-energy affair filled with noise and beautiful melodies, tech-metallic squealching converging with post-mettaloid Gretsch shredding and a flurry of post-plectrum electric exactitude.

11. Green Monster Big Band: The Sweet Science Suite – A Scientific Soul Music Honoring of Muhammad Ali

Date: Friday, October 11 and Saturday, October 12, 2013
Time:  7:30pm
Venue:  BAM (Harvey Theater, 651 Fulton Street, Brooklyn, NY 11217)
Ticket: $20-$45
Genre: jazz

Conceived and composed by Fred Ho (This is Fred Ho’s final performance!!!)
Choreography by Emmanuel Brown

Composer and baritone saxophonist Fred Ho, his Green Monster Big Band, and choreographer Emmanuel Brown celebrate the swaggering spirit of Muhammad Ali in this evening of music and dance.

“An activist as well as a musician, Ho’s arrangements are as outstanding and unique as Ali’s boxing style.”
—Jazz Word

What could an 18-piece big band learn from the guy who knocked out George Foreman in the eighth round? To wield incredible power yet remain light on its feet? To embrace all cultures with compassion? To take enormous risks—and persevere?

In this deeply personal evening of music and dance, composer Fred Ho’s Green Monster Big Band channels the spirit of Muhammad Ali and other fighter figures who knew how to take punches while standing their ground. Performing choreography by Emmanuel Brown (a lead in Broadway’s Spiderman), dancers Marquez Vargas, Daniel Napolitano, Mathieu Williams, and Brown himself invoke everything from lightning-quick martial arts to the bounce and sting of Ali’s dazzling footwork. Marie Incontrera conducts Ho’s exuberant jazz score as it delivers a swaggering, brassy testament to the champion’s strut, color-blind vision, and humanity.

Directed by Youn Jung Kim
Conducted by Marie Incontrera
Lighting design by Ben Hagen
Costume design by Barbara Register
Projection design by Paul Lieber

12. Dinners, Assistant Director, Green Grocer & Dave Kadden

Date: Sunday, October 13, 2013
Time: 9pm
Venue: The Silent Barn (603 Bushwick Ave., Brooklyn, New York 11206)
Ticket: $5
Genre: elctronica/avant-pop/ambient

This is my buddy Jimmy from Boston. He used to live at the Whitehaus Family Record, and we would always hang out when I went up there. He makes all kinds of awesome and great music, you may remember him performing his more pop sounds as Turtle Ambulance. Dinners does all kinds of awesome synth and circuit bent electronics and that kinda crazy sound. This tour is in support of a split tape he’s doing with Assistant Director, and I’ve been promised a link by tomorrow!

Assistant Director 
This is Jimmy’s buddy Alex, also from Boston. Link to music coming tomorrow!

Green Grocer
Michael Hurder is my good buddy and my bandmate in the Drunken Foreigner Band. He does some pretty wild catchy songs with guitars and samplers and sometimes keyboards. He’s a rad dude and I know you will enjoy his performance.

Dave Kadden 
That’s me. I will be playing a set of improvised music on oboe with 3 delay pedals. I do this fairly rarely, so get it while the gettin is good. Here’s a youtube video of me doing it almost a year ago at Secret Project, filmed by my buddies Planets Around the Sun.