Music Listings – 3/3 through 3/9/2014

1. Evolving Music

Date: Monday, March 3, 2014
Time: 7:30pm to 11pm
Venue: Clemente Soto Velez Center (107 Suffolk St, New York, NY 10002)
Tickets: $15 per set
Genre: jazz/improv

7:30:00 Sean Conly/Michäel Attias Duo

Sean Conly – bass
Michäel Attias – sax

8:45:00 William Parker & Ingrid Laubrock

Ingrid Laubrock – sax
William Parker – bass

10:00:00 Andrew Drury Content Provider

Briggan Krauss – sax
Ingrid Laubrock – sax
Brandon Seabrook – guitar
Andrew Drury – drums


Date: Monday, March 3, 2014
Time: 8pm
Venue: Glasslands Gallery (289 Kent Ave., Brooklyn, New York 11249)
Tickets: $10
Genre: chamber pop/grow-fi pop rock/psych-pop

Friend Roulette are celebrating the release of their new EP too. All bands are headed off to SXSW so come hang out on the best Monday night of this century and send everyone off with a bang.

Friend Roulette:
Star Rover:

3. David First’s the Western Enisphere Meets the Ashcan Orchestra

Date: Tuesday, March 4, 2014
Time:  8pm
Venue: The Roulette (509 Atlantic Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11217)
Ticket: $15 suggested donation. Profits to go to the Roy Campbell Fund. Make reservations in advance :
Genre: electronics/soundscapes/contemporary music

A special night developed quite naturally out of the contrasting, yet complementary, organizational methods and performing forces employed by the composers, David First and Pat Spadine to realize their ultimately very like-minded goals. This will be an evening of immersive sonics and porous media interaction that will utilize the full extent of Roulette’s technical capabilities as well as the entirety of its physical space. Both groups will present self-contained works from their unique repertoires as well as a collaboration created by First and Spadine for the combined ensembles.

The Western Enisphere is:

Jeanann Dara – viola
Sam Kulik – trmbone
Jeff Tobias – baritone sax
William Stanton – laptop
Danny Tunick – percussion
David First – guitar

Ashcan Orchestra is:

s. gordon

4. Underground Horns

Date: Friday, March 7, 2014
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!


Date: Friday, March 7, 2014
Time: 10pm
Venue: Spectrum (121 Ludlow, Second Floor, New York, NY, 650-400-5100)
Ticket: $10
Genre: funk, LIVE, with computer processing of live FM radio

RADIO WONDERLAND turns mass culture into recombinant funk, LIVE, with computer processing of live FM radio controlled by a real steering wheel, old shoes hit with sticks, knobs and gizmos. Hear award-winning composer Joshua Fried build his grooves, step by step, out of recognizable radio, and even UN-wind those grooves back to the original source.

6. Takuya Kuroda

Date: Saturday, March 8, 2014
Time: 10am – 5pm
Venue: Asia Society (725 Park Avenue, New York)
Ticket: $20
Genre: jazz

An evening of innovative new jazz from artists from New York and Japan, led by the Japanese-born, Brooklyn-based trumpeter and composer Takuya Kuroda. Kuroda is a powerhouse talent, whose writing has been praised as “effortlessly bridging the gap between jazz and soul, between history and tomorrow.” This performance marks the release of Kuroda’s widely-anticipated Blue Note debut CD, Rising Son — a fitting title for the work of a musician on the ascent.

The evening’s ensemble is comprised of:

Takuya Kuroda – trumpet
Corey King – trombone
Takeshi Ohbayashi – keys
Rashaan Carter – bass
Keita Ogawa – percussion
Adam Jackson – drums

7. The Feedel Band

Date: Saturday, March 8, 2014
Time: 9:30pm
Venue: Drom (85 Avenue A, NY, NY 10009, 212- 777-1157)
Ticket: $15
Genre: Ethiopian Funk-Soul-jazz

Since 1997 the Éthiopiques series has made Ethiopian music a hipster obsession, exposing jazz heads and rockists to the jazzy funkiness that emanated from East Africa in the ’60s and ’70s. (Never heard of the collection? You may have heard songs from Volume 4—there are now 28 volumes in total—in Jim Jarmusch’s 2005 film Broken Flowers.) At Drom on Jan 11 for the Electric Cowbell and Barbes APAP showcase listeners will get a chance to hear a sliver of those tunes live in a performance by Washington, D.C.’s The Feedel Band. The group features saxophonist Moges Habte, who was born in Addis Ababa, and can be heard performing the funky James Brown Band-influenced cut “Muziqawi Silt” on Éthiopiques’ Volume 13 with his ’70s group The Walias Band. The group is currently working with DC-based producer Thomas Gobena-known for his work as the bass player in Gogol Bordello and his production of another Globalfest wonder-Debo Band-on a new full-length for Electric Cowbell Records. Feedel Band’s sound can best be described as a  merging of ’60s R&B and jazz with traditional Ethiopian songcraft.

8. Cibo Matto & Buffalo Daughter (from Japan)

Date: Saturday, March 8, 2014
Time: 8pm
Venue: BROOKLYN BOWL (61 Wythe Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11211, 718-963-3369)
Ticket: $20
Genre: electronica/avant-pop/club

Back in action with a new album, party-friendly, food-obsessed Japanese duo Cibo Matto play tonight with their old Grand Royal pals Buffalo Daughter.

9. DYAD Plays Puccini

Date: Sunday, March 9, 2014
Time: pm
Venue: Luna Stage Mainstage Theatre (555 Valley Road, West Orange, NJ 07052)
Ticket: $18
Genre: chamber jazz

Contemporary jazz arrangements of classical compositions.

Featuring Lou Caimano on alto saxophone and Eric Olsen on piano.

Sometimes a simple comment made in passing becomes the seed that blossoms into a beautiful idea. Operatic soprano Pamela Olsen confided to her husband, pianist Eric Olsen, that Lou Caimano’s alto playing reminded her of an opera singer. This suggestion became the concept for Dyad Plays Puccini: re-imagining Puccini’s most beautiful classical compositions as contemporary jazz arrangements. With that, a new musical adventure for the Dyad partnership was born, fusing the two streams of classical and jazz music. In DYAD Plays Puccini, Olsen and Caimano bring ten timeless Puccini melodies into the 21st century with grace, style, virtuosity, and originality.

10. Keisha St Joan Ensemble

Date: Sunday, March 9, 2014
Time: 7pm – 9pm
Venue: San Martin Restaurant (143 East 49th St, NY, NY 10017, 212-832 0888)
Ticket: free
Genre: female jazz vocal

Keisha St Joan Ensemble feat Bertha Hope & Bernice Brooks