Music Listings – 6/22 through 6/28/2015

1. Eric Person Duoscope

Date: Monday, June 22, 2015
Time: 8pm
Venue: Quinn’s (330 Main Street, Beacon, New York 12508)
Tickets: donation
Genre: jazz

The esteemed Hudson Valley saxophonist Eric Person — a veteran of such ensembles as World Saxophone Quartet, as well as a sideman with major artists like Dave Holland, McCoy Tyner, Chico Hamilton, Ronald Shannon Jackson, John Hicks, along with many other groups under his own leadership — brings his new project “Duoscope”, which also features drummer/percussionist Shinnosuke Takahashi, into Quinn’s for the Monday Jazz Sessions series.

2. The Welf Dorr Unit

Date: Monday, June 22, 2015
Time: 10:30pm
Venue: Nublu (62 Ave C, NY, NY 10009)
Ticket: $10
Genre: nu jazz

The Welf Dorr Unit combines free jazz sensibilities with the urgency of funk and rock following avant-jazz guitarist James ‘Blood’ Ulmer’s motto “Jazz is the Teacher, Funk is the Preacher”,
featuring Dave Ross (guitar), Dimitry Dmitry Ishenko (bass), Joe Hertenstein (drums) and Welf Dorr (sax) with JASON LINDNER‘s Ambient (9pm), Troy Mobiuscollective (midnight) and DJ Hamza spinning all night

3. Taikoza

Date: Monday, June 22, 2015
Time: 6pm – 7pm
Venue: Sunset Park Brooklyn (Sixth Avenue & 41st street entrance, follow path towards 6th Ave. toward the flag pole)
Ticket: free
Genre: Japanese taiko music

In case of rain it will be cancelled, at this point no rain date.

Join NYC Parks for a special concert featuring Taikoza. Taikoza has created a new sound
using the thunderous rhythms of the ancestral Taiko drums and the magical sounds of the
bamboo flutes. Roughly translated, Taiko means big drums-and that’s exactly what Taikoza brings. Big Drums, powerful rhythms, and electrifying, room-thumping energy. This
exciting group draws from Japan’s rich tradition of music and performance to create a highly
visual performance.
Taikoza was formed in New York City by members of Ondekoza (the group that started the
renaissance of taiko in Japan in the 60s and introduced Taiko to the world). The members of Taikoza have performed in some of the most prestigious halls and locations such as Carnegie Hall, Boston Symphony Hall, Suntory Hall, Moscow’s Tchaikovsky Hall and House of
Music, Osaka Festival Hall, Lincoln Center, Mount Fuji, Miyajima Temple in Hiroshima, Peace Memorial Hall in Hiroshima and many others. They have performed in Russia, Italy, Brazil, Argentina, Switzerland, Germany, France, Mexico, Belarus, Republic of Georgia, and many

4. Amirtha Kidambi’s Elder Ones: Mother Tongues

Date: Monday, June 22, 2015
Time:  8pm
Venue: The Roulette (509 Atlantic Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11217)
Ticket: $20
Genre: modal Sufi-like circular grooves and free improvisation to jagged rhythmic precision and punishing brutality/jazz

Amirtha’s background in Hindu devotional singing or Bhajan, led her to use the Indian harmonium as accompaniment and compositional tool. Amirtha has been singing with the harmonium since the age of 4 and has a deep connection to its timbre, intonation and mystical qualities. She was also inspired in part by her work with Darius Jones and the Carnatic tradition, to use abstract syllables to liberate the voice from specific literal ideas to facilitate unhindered improvisation, and to allow the listener a greater range of interpretation.

Her music has developed through years of dedicated collaboration with bands, composers and other improvisers, finally leading to her own individual sound. She owes her developing sound to her cultural traditions, 90s R&B, John and Alice Coltrane, Edgard Varèse and many other musical languages and influences. The name Mother Tongues partly refers diversity of what she feels are equally native musical languages, that have found their expression in these compositions. Her actual mother tongue is Tamil.

Matt Nelson, saxophones
Brandon Lopez, bass
Max Jaffe, Drums


Date: Tuesday, June 23, 2015
Time: 7:30pm
Venue: Studio 487 (487 Union Street, b/t Bond & Nevins, Brooklyn 11231, NY)
Ticket: $10
Genre: female percussion music/African percussion

This Women Percussion ensemble, Alakande spreads joy by way of music. They share this joy through powerful, spiritual, and funky rhythms on the drums. The shrilling sound of the Shekere will make you smile and want to dance. Then the soft melodic sound of their voices will soothe your soul. Their performance takes audiences on a musical journey throughout the African Diaspora. The artists in Alakande have diverse backgrounds and contribute a wide range of professional experience to the group as a whole. The group was formed by percussionist Joan Ashley.

6. Ornette Coleman Tribute ft Dave Liebman, Rudresh Mahanthappa & Friends

Date: Tuesday, June 23, 2015
Times: 8pm
Venue: Blue Note (131 West 3rd St., New York, NY 10012, 212-475-8592)
Tickets:  $35
Genre:  nu jazz/free/improv

This event features saxophonists Dave Liebman & Rudresh Mahanthappa performing in tribute to the late Ornette Coleman. Compositions by Ornette Coleman will be performed and celebrated.

Members: David Liebman – sax, Rudresh Mahanthappa – sax, Scott Colley – bass, Nasheet Waits – drums and Bobby Avey – piano


Date: Tuesday, June 23, 2015
Time: 8:30 pm
Venue: Freddys Bar (627 5th Avenue Brooklyn, NY, 718-768-0131)
Ticket: $10
Genre: jazz/improv

Music From The New York Underground Presents: ON THE WAY OUT

8:30pm: Briggan Krauss + Stuart Popejoy

10:30pm: NEM ALSZUNK : music of avant-tanchaz. (Craig Flanagin – guitar, Hajnal Pivnick – violin, Oran Canfield – drums)

On The Way Out is a monthly series on the 4th Tuesday of each month at Freddys since 2003. It highlights unorthodox performances by some of New York’s hardworking individualistic artists from the jazz, new music, noise, and other experimental scenes.


Date: Tuesday, June 23, 2015
Time: 8:30pm
Venue: The Cornelia Street Cafe (29 Cornelia St., NY, NY 10014)
Ticket: $10
Genre: jazz

Members: Jamie Baum, flutes;  Gilad Hekselman, guitar;  Andy Milne, piano;  Joe Martin, bass;  Jeff Hirshfield, drums;  Gregoire Maret, harmonica

Composer/flutist and 2014 Guggenheim Award Fellow, Jamie Baum, known for her award-winning Septet+ (of fifteen years and still going strong) and long-form compositions, presents her new group, Short Stories. In this setting, each short composition is created to explore a particular vibe or concept featuring a core quartet with guests, forming a modular group and concept. Short Stories made its debut performance on January 8th, 2015 at The Greenwich House, NYC, as part of Jazz Resolutions 2015 during the APAP/Winter JazzFest/JazzConnect weekend and was filmed by Mezzo/Kidem, a French TV/Online film crew and will be broadcast in September 2015.

9. Marta Sanchez Quintet

Date: Tuesday, June 23, 2015
Time: 10:30pm
Venue: Korzo Restaurant (667 5th Avenue (between 19th and 20th Streets, Brooklyn, NY 11215)
Ticket: $10
Genre: fusion of rock, pop, jazz, classical and experimental music

Combining elements of rock, pop, jazz, classical and experimental music, Marta Sanchez‘s tunes are rhytmically complex but strongly melodic. Music that tells stories by integrating folk elements with the harmonic sophistication and spontaneity of jazz.

Jerome Sabbagh: tenor sax
Michael Attias: alto sax
Marta Sanchez: piano
Matt Brewer: bass
Mark Ferber: drums

10. James Blood Ulmer 

Date: Wednesday, June 24, 2015
Time: 8pm & 10pm
Venue: The Stone (Ave C @ 2nd Street, New York, NY 10009, (212) 473-0043)
Ticket: $20
Genre: nu blues/funk

James “Blood” Ulmer (born February 2 or 8, 1940) is an American jazz, free funk and blues guitarist and singer. Ulmer plays a semi-acoustic guitar. His distinctive guitar sound has been described as “jagged” and “stinging”. Ulmer’s singing has been called “raggedly soulful”.

James Blood Ulmer (guitar, voice), Bill Laswell (bass), Don McKenzie (drums) and Adam Rudolph (handrumset, percussion)

11. Brooklyn Raga Massive Presents NYC Radio Live w/ RagasLive 2015 Festival Afterparty!

Date: Wednesday, June 24, 2015
Time: 8pm to 11pm
Venue: Bluebird (504 Flatbush Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11225)
Tickets: $10
Genre: Indian classical music/bansuri music

Brooklyn Raga Massive presents

June 24th – NYC Radio Live w/ RagasLive 2015 Festival Afterparty!

Followed by the BRM Raga Jam Session

12. Adam Rudolph and Go: Organic Orchestra

Date: Thursday, June 25, 2015
Time: 8pm
Venue: Brooklyn Conservatory of Music (58 Seventh Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11217)
Ticket: $15
Genre: jazz/world/improv/big band music

Go: Organic Orchestra is unique in the realm of approaches to improvisational conducting. Utilizing non-linear notation in an original music score, composer and artistic director Adam Rudolph conducts between 20 and 50 musicians with his prototypical conducting system. Over the past twelve years he has taught and conducted hundreds of musicians in Go: Organic Orchestra concepts in both North America and Europe, most recently in Naples, Oslo and Istanbul.

Unique in the realm of approaches to improvisational conducting, Organic Orchestra utilizes a composed non-linear score as material for creating the musical moment. Composer and Artistic Director Adam Rudolph has constructed a music score using innovative and experimental means with which to conduct the players through music/letter grids, language themes, Indian Ragas and song forms to create the moods, movement and sonic gestures. The musicians also learn Rudolph’s rhythm concept:”Cyclic Verticalism”, whereby poly rhythms (used in African music) are combined with rhythms cycles (used in Indian music). Utilizing these elements in an spontaneous way, elements will weave what Rudolph calls an “audio syncretic music fabric” that serves as a platform for improvisation and self expression.

13. Kavitah Shah

Date: Thursday, June 25, 2015
Time: 8pm
Venue: The Jazz Gallery (290 Hudson Street, New York, NY 10013)
Ticket: 1st set: $15 / $10 members & 2nd set: $10 / $8
Genre: jazz

Kavita Shah Music– voice, compositions, arrangements
Glenn Zaleski – piano
Yotam Silberstein – guitar
Michael Olatuja – bass
Obed Calvaire – drums
+ Special Guest Steve Wilson!

Concert Review: Kavita Shah’s Visions featuring the traditional sounds of the Indian tablas and West African kora interlaced with those of a jazz quintet…

14. Trauma Salon: contracture & catharsis

Date: Thursday, June 25, 2015
Time: 8pm
Venue: Panoply Performance Laboratory (104 Meserole Street, Brooklyn, New York 11206)
Ticket: $5 – $15
Genre: audience participation/sound scapes/electronics

we survive to fix what is not yet shattered. we survive to comprehend what is not yet revealed. we survive to express what is not yet present. we survive to accept the inevitable mutation; of cells, hips, spinal fluid.
we shout from the gut. we spit off mountains. we smile at bruises. we do whatever is necessary. in such a way, we endlessly create.

are the best form of contraception ever; until they destroy your life.
“Who are you calling weak? Human jaws are surprisingly strong”
The trauma of adolescence. Feeling like your balls and mouth are made of paper. Paper mouth, Paper balls.
(Paper Balls features Lucio Menegon, David Grollman, and Jeff Barsky).

Jonathan Wood Vincent

The Ghost (vol. 1) (michael foster)

In this abstract performance piece, the death of a young prostitute plagues the mind of GREEN SUIT MAN while he struggles to come to terms with the violence inherent in both society and desire. Steve Roe performs as GREEN SUIT MAN, accompanied by Detta Andreana, Kevin Geraghty and Sam Sebren on noise electronics.

Butch Merigoni:
All Of It
Incrementally, over the course of the 20 minute performance, people will be asked to read from different texts. Every 45 seconds a new audience member will stand and read, adding to the layers of sound. This accumulation will continue until the room is filled with an onslaught of words, sentences, paragraphs and ideas. People have shared different reactions to this piece. Some find it soothing, others see it as chaotic. I see it as a day in the life of our minds: a constant, cumulative process of thought.

15. Hans Tammen (Blippoo Box): Turbulent Flow

Date: Thursday, June 25, 2015
Time: 7:30pm
Venue: Gallery MC (549 West 52nd Street New York, NY 10019, ride the freight elevator to the 8th floor)
Ticket: $15 / $7 (students)
Genre: electronics/modern music/multi media

Hans Tammen’s Turbulent Flow is part of the Circuit Bridges: The Round Trip which is collaborating with Jane Wang of Mobius, an artist-run organization in Cambridge Massachusetts, whose mission is to generate, shape and test experimental art, on the closing concert of our second season. Also featuring the world premiere of Fifteen-Minutes-of-Fame: Eva Ingolf, electric violin, presenting fifteen one-minute works by fifteen composers written specifically for Ingolf and three new animations by artist Nicole Antebi.

Turbulent flow, long considered a form of chaos, is now know to possess an intricate structure of vortices and eddies within other vortices and eddies… The spatial structure of turbulence, like that of any structure that is made of small copies of itself, is said to have a “fractal” nature… Like a vortex, which maintains its shape despite the fact that it is but part of a violently moving fluid, a command system in battle must form an island of stability amid the surrounding chaos, an island created by the same forces producing the turmoil around it.” (Manuel DeLanda).

See the full program with music and performances by Antonio Eze Cuscina, Elevator Machine Room, Eva Ingolf, Max Lord, Stefanie Lubkowski, Bibiana Padilla Maltos, Danny McCarthy, Mick O’Shea, Caroline Park, Jed Speare, Kirsten Volness, and Rain Worthington here.

16. River to River: Music from Mali, Venezuela, The Balkans + Beyond with Benyoro, Los Crema Paraiso, and Golem

Date: Saturday, June 27, 2015
Time: 5pm to 9pm
Venue: South Street Seaport (199 Water Street, 31st Floor, New York, New York 10038)
Ticket: free
Genre: Klezmer/West African/Venezulean psychedelic music

River to River Music from Mali, Venezuela, The Balkans + Beyond
Benyoro, Los Crema Paraiso, and Golem

Contemporary West African fusion musical ensemble Benyoro, Venezuelan psychedelic music masters Los Crema Paraiso and Klezmer punk rockers, Golem will come together for a free, outdoor concert in the Seaport District (at the corner of Fulton and Water Street) in Lower Manhattan.

River To River, a Lower Manhattan Cultural Council public engagement initiative, inspires residents, workers, and visitors in Lower Manhattan, by connecting them to artists, new ideas and perspectives, and other art-lovers to demonstrate the role that artists play in creating vibrant, sustainable communities.

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17. Cinema Cinema/Whiskey BItches/Haybaby

Date: Saturday, June 27, 2015
Time: 7pm to 11pm
Venue: Webster Hall (125 East 11th Street, NY)
Ticket: $10
Genre: indie rock

Planet Connections Music Fest is a charity-driven music festival taking place multiple nights at various venues in downtown NYC and Brooklyn from June 27th – July 12th. The Music Fest will is partnering with OneReasonRecordings to benefit the organization Stop Hunger Now. This is the kick-off event and we’d be psyched to have you!
Cinema Cinema
Whiskey Bitches

18. Funeral services for Ornette Coleman

Date: Saturday, June 27, 2015
Time: 11am
Venue: The Riverside Church (490 Riverside Drive, between W 120 & 122)

19. Greg Ward/Glenn Zaleski Duo

Date: Sunday, June 28, 2015
Time: 7pm
Venue: ShapeShifter Lab (18 Whitwell Pl, between Carroll St & 1st St, Brooklyn, NY 11215, 646-820-9452)
Ticket: $15
Genre: jazz

Saxophonist and composer, Greg Ward, returns to the Shapeshifter Lab with pianist Glenn Zaleski. This duo will be performing some original music, including some new works!

20. 75 Dollar Bill / Bill Orcutt / Tom Carter / Pat Noecker / Excepter DJs

Date: Sunday, June 28, 2015
Time: 8pm
Venue: Trans-Pecos (9-15 Wyckoff Ave, New York, New York 11385)
Ticket: $10
Genre: lo-fi indie rock

ADHOC and DIAMOND TERRIFIER present 75 Dollar Bill, Bill Orcutt, Tom Carter, Pat Noeker with Excepter DJs.

Rick Brown was born in San Francisco, CA and is a clerical worker at a law school in NYC. And Che Chen was born in New Haven, CT and works for a cancer diagnostics company in Stonybrook, NY. They met via myspace and started playing together as 75 Dollar Bill approximately eight years later. Brown plays percussion and homemade horns and Chen plays electric guitar.