Music Listing – 11/30 through 12/6/2015

1. The Saturators present Funkaholics Anonymous ft. Stonehenge Parnhashnakovsky

Date: Monday, November 30, 2015
Time: 9pm – 12am
Venue: Silvana (300 W 116th St, New York, New York 10026)
Tickets: donation
Genre: Funk/Afro Beat

THE SATURATORS came together in March of 2015 to spark up what can only be described as Wet Music. Anchored by drummer Josue “Sway” Guillien’s cutting blend of Hip-Hop and Latin drums, Will Sack’s soulful and throaty bass timbre and Misha “Silky” Savage’s eclectic scratching and bombastic stage persona, the group draws on a myriad of influences to create, full-bodied party music. With the addition of powerhouse Brooklyn MC Reddaz, and sit-in percussionists Theo Moore & Frantz Celestin, the group summons up a sound bathed in the likes of P-Funk, J Dilla, Fela Kuti, Erykah Badu, and Lee Scratch Perry.

Funkaholics Anonymous is a Monthly Jam Session and Cypher hosted by Afro-Funk/Hip Hop group The Saturators. Each month the group features a different MC/set of MCs and converts their message and music into live instrumentation. Following this, the group and the afformentioned MCs play host to a myriad of rappers and instrumentalists for an open and improvised jam lasting until Midnight.

2. Hank Roberts Solo & Attias/Gerstein/Niggenkemper

Date: Monday, November 30, 2015
Time: 9pm
Venue: 65Fen Music Series (Delroy’s, 65 Fenimore St, Brooklyn, New York 11225)
Tickets: $10
Genre: jazz

9:00pm: Hank Roberts – solo cello

10:00pm: Attias/Gerstein/Niggenkemper
Michael Attias – reeds
Ben Gerstein – trombone
Pascal Niggenkemper – bass

3. Randy Weston and Senegalese Master Drummers in a Tribute to Doudou N’Diaye Rose

Date: Monday, November 30, 2015
Time: 7:30pm
Venue: The New School -Tishman Auditorium (66 W 12th St, New York, New York 10011)
Tickets: free
Genre: jazz/Sabar music

On August 19, 2015, Doudou N’Diaye Rose passed away in Dakar. We are deeply saddened by his loss, and in this program, which was intended to feature N’Diaye as a special guest artist, we will instead pay homage to Doudou’s incredible musical legacy , and will present performances by several of his sons–master drummers in their own right–direct from Senegal, Moustapha (“Tapha”) N’Diaye and Birame N’Diaye. They will be joined onstage by Senegalese drummers Mar Gueye and his son, Mor Coumba Gueye, legendary percussionist Neil Clarke, and New School Jazz Artist-in-Residence, pianist and composer Randy Weston.

Doudou N’Diaye Rose was a true legend, and one of the most renowned African musicians of the 20th century. Born Mamadou Ndiaye in Dakar in 1930, Rose is a Senegalese drummer, composer and band leader, and is the recognized modern master of Senegal’s traditional drum, the sabar. He is the father of a musical dynasty which includes some of the most successful traditional musicians of contemporary West Africa.

Ndiaye Rose is purported to have developed 500 new rhythms, and, indeed, his music is quite complex, featuring ever-changing rhythmic structures which he conducts with his trademark vigorous style. He has also invented new types of drum.

This program is part of the Randy Weston Artist-In-Residency series at The New School for Jazz.

4. Steve Gorn and Shane Shanahan

Date: Tuesday, December 1, 2015
Time: 9pm
Venue: SEEDS::Brooklyn (617 Vanderbilt Ave, Brooklyn, New York 11238
Tickets: t.b.a.
Genre: improv/world

Please join us for a night of soaring melodies and luscious grooves in this amazing intimate space!

Steve Gorn: Bansuri, Clarinet, PVC
Shane Shanahan: Frame Drums, Udu, Kalimba, Darbuka, Calabash

5. CP Unit, Millions/Sauter Duo, Patrick Higgins, Tongues, Ashcan Orchestra

Date: Tuesday, December 1, 2015
Time: 8pm
Venue: Palisades (906 Broadway, Brooklyn, NY 11206)
Tickets: $10
Genre: experimental/noise/minimal music

Listen to all bands: [Millions/Sauter Duo]  [Patrick Higgins]

6. OutNow Nights: ProtestMusic / Tone Collector / THE GHOST

Date: Tuesday, December 1, 2015
Time: 9pm
Venue: Muchmore’s (2 Havemeyer St, Brooklyn, NY, Phone: 917-515-5444)
Ticket: donation
Genre: jazz

OutNow Music Nights new monthly series. A great line up for this month, three tenor-bass-drums trios!

9pm – ProtestMusic:
Yoni Kretzmer – tenor sax
Pascal Niggenkemper – double bass
Weasel Walter – drums
10pm – Tone Collector
Tony Malaby – tenor sax
Eivind Opsvik – double bass
Jeff Davis – drums
Michael Foster – tenor/soprano sax & samples
Henry Fraser – double bass
Connor Baker – percussion

7. Brooklyn Raga Massive feat. RAGA JAZZ MESSENGERS

Date: Wednesesday, December 2, 2015
Time: 8pm
Venue: ShapeShifter Lab (18 Whitwell Pl, Brooklyn, New York 11215)
Tickets: $10
Genre: From the American Jazz songbook to Indian Classical Music



The Raga Jazz Messengers features a dynamic lineup of NYCs finest improvisers, whose music bridges the cultural heritage of South Asia and America. From the American Jazz songbook to Indian Classical Music, their original compositions draw on these melodic, harmonic and rhythmic traditions, which gives the Raga Jazz Messengers a propulsive swinging pocket as well as a lush melodic beauty. These world class musicians embrace the traditions of soul, jazz and blues along with Indian raga, which infuses their music with virtuosity and deep musicality. The Raga Jazz Messengers represent a new generation of improvising musical artist exploring their own diverse musical personality through music drawing on diverse traditions.

8. Valerie Kuehne and The Wasp Nests: Album Release Concert

Date: Thursday, December 3, 2015
Time: 8pm
Venue: JACK (505 Waverly Ave, Brooklyn, New York 11238)
Ticket: $10 – $15 sliding scale
Genre: dramatic music/spoken word/improv

The Apocalypse as Witnessed by a Slice of American Cheese
with an opening set by Ron Anderson (guitar), Chris Cochrane (guitar) , Brian Chase (drums), Michael Evans (drums). And a performance by Shawn Escarciga
and at some point in the evening, an unspecified piece for choir.


Date: Saturday, December 5, 2015
Time: 7pm
Venue: TERRA BLUES (149 Bleecker Street, NYC  212.777.7776)
Ticket: t.b.a.
Genre: nu blues/ New Orleans brass

One of New York’s most original bands, HAZMAT MODINE delivers a rustic, deliriously Dionysian blend of whorehouse Blues, Reggae, Klezmer, Country and Gypsy-tinged music. Special guest: Marika Hughes on cello.

10. ATHENA Ensemble

Date: Sunday, December 6, 2015
Time: 6pm – 7pm
Venue: The Phoenix Concerts (26 W 84th St, New York, New York 10024)
Ticket: $10
Genre: nu koto music/world

ATHENA ENSEMBLE is Yumi Kurosawa on koto and Deep Singh on tabla.

Japanese Kotoist Yumi Kurosawa and tabla master Deep Singh join for an innovative musical performance emphasizing both tradition and modernity. Kurosawa, labeled a “mesmerizing… inventive, cosmopolitan composer,” by The New York Times, will showcase her unique approach to the Koto by venturing beyond the limits of traditional acoustics, exploring classical techniques with contemporary, electronically-infused flair. Kurosawa’s solo virtuosity, featured for the first half of the concert, will then be accented with the echoing, sharp tones of Singh’s Indian tabla.

11. Shapeshifter + presents HARMOLODICS NYC 2015 2 With Ras Moshe, Bern Nix, and the 12 Houses Orchestra featuring Jemeel Moondoc

Date: Sunday, December 6, 2015
Time: 7pm – 10pm
Venue: ShapeShifter Lab (18 Whitwell Pl, Brooklyn, New York 11215)
Ticket: $12
Genre: free jazz

HARMOLODICS NYC 2015 2 featuring Ras Moshe, Bern Nix, and the 12 Houses orchestra featuring Jemeel Moondoc

The last gig of 2015 for both the Bern Nix quartet and the 12 Houses. Come participate in musical ritual. The 12 Houses are honored to feature the great Jemeel Monndoc

7:00 The Ras Moshe enesemble

Ras Moshe: Tenor, soprano, flute
Matt Lavelle: trumpet, alto clarinet
Charles Downs: drums

8:00 The Bern Nix Quartet

Bern Nix: guitar
Francois Grillot:bass
Reggie Slyvester:drums
Matt Lavelle: trumpet, alto clarinet

9:00 The 12 Houses Orchestra featuring special guest: Jemeel Moondoc. Also featuring Brafmatic on rap

Jemeel Moondoc: alto
Art Baron: trombone
Mary Cherney:flute
Chris Forbes:piano
John Pietaro: percussion
Gil Selinger:Cello
Ras Moshe:tenor
Charles Waters:alto, clarinet
Sweet Lee Odom: soprano, clarinet
Jack DeSalvo:guitar
Anders Nilsson:guitar
Francois Grillot:bass
Reggie Slyvester:drums
Matt Lavelle:flugelhorn
Laura Ortman: violin