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february

wed28feb7:30 pmTaylor Ho Bynum Quintet

Event Details

Taylor_Ho_Bynum_COLOR_by_Peter_Gannushkin-03Taylor Ho Bynum – cornet
Tomeka Reid – cello
Stomu Takeishi – electric bass
Ken Filiano – acoustic bass
Tomas Fujiwara – drums

sets at 7.30pm + 9.30pm
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Over the course of two weeks in February and March 2018, composer and cornet player Taylor Ho Bynum will develop a new body of music working with a nine-piece ensemble of some of his closest collaborators. Titled “The Ambiguity Manifesto”, the music is designed to blur the lines between composition and improvisation, between solo and ensemble, between different genres, timbres, and instrumentations. In a cultural moment when so much is left or right, right or wrong, in or out – “The Ambiguity Manifesto” celebrates the beauty and necessity of the unknown and the indefinable, the enigmatic and the subversive, the boundary-crossing Trickster spirit.

The Ambiguity Manifesto is an outgrowth of the Acoustic Bicycle Tour, which is a project of Creative Capital.

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The Composers Now Festival celebrates living composers, the diversity of their voices, and the significance of their musical contributions to our society. During the month of February, the Festival brings together myriad performances ranging in genre from jazz to indie, classical to post-classical, experimental to folk, and beyond. Composers will be in attendance at all events. Composers Now is a project partner of The Fund for the City of New York.

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march

thu1mar7:30 pmTaylor Ho Bynum 9-tette

Event Details

Taylor_Ho_Bynum_COLOR_by_Peter_Gannushkin-03Taylor Ho Bynum – cornet
Jim Hobbs – alto saxophone
Ingrid Laubrock – tenor saxophone
Bill Lowe – bass trombone, tuba
Mary Halvorson – electric guitar
Tomeka Reid – cello
Stomu Takeishi – electric bass
Ken Filiano – acoustic bass
Tomas Fujiwara – drums

sets at 7.30pm + 9.30pm
$20/$10 Members; reserved table seating $30/$20 members
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Over the course of two weeks in February and March 2018, composer and cornet player Taylor Ho Bynum will develop a new body of music working with a nine-piece ensemble of some of his closest collaborators. Titled “The Ambiguity Manifesto”, the music is designed to blur the lines between composition and improvisation, between solo and ensemble, between different genres, timbres, and instrumentations. In a cultural moment when so much is left or right, right or wrong, in or out – “The Ambiguity Manifesto” celebrates the beauty and necessity of the unknown and the indefinable, the enigmatic and the subversive, the boundary-crossing Trickster spirit.

The Ambiguity Manifesto is an outgrowth of the Acoustic Bicycle Tour, which is a project of Creative Capital.

fri2marmar 27:30 pmmar 24- 11:00 pmAndrew D’Angelo Trio

Event Details

Andrew D’Angelo – saxophone
Carmen Rothwell – bass
Allan Mednard – drums

sets at 7.30pm + 9.30pm
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sat3marmar 37:30 pmmar 24- 11:00 pmChris Dingman Trio

Event Details

Chris Dingman – vibraphone
Linda Oh – bass
Jared Schonig – drums

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thu8mar7:30 pmChet Doxas - RICH IN SYMBOLS

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STAG8184 WEB - Chet DoxasChet Doxas – saxophone
Brad Shepik – guitar
Rob Ritchie – guitar
Zach Lober – bass
Jerad Lippi – drums

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Chet Doxas’ “Rich in Symbols” is an ensemble whose repertoire is informed by his love of the visual arts. The music for this group is composed as Chet visits museums and stands in front of his favorite works with blank manuscript paper. Later, the music and a projection of the work are presented simultaneously with live musicians in a concert setting.

thu8mar8:00 pmThe Jazz Gallery presents Maria Grand
at JCAL

Event Details

8pm
Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning
161-04 Jamaica Avenue
Jamaica, NY 11432
info@jcal.org

fri9marmar 97:30 pmmar 16- 11:00 pmNerissa Campbell

Event Details

Nerissa-Campbell_ELLINGTON - Nerissa CampbellNerissa Campbell – vocals
Can Olgun – piano
Desmond White – bass
Allan Mednard – drums

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Nerissa Campbell, is an “enigmatic art-rock/ chamber jazz singer” (New York Music Daily). Her “beautifully ethereal” (JazzSpeaks) music weaves its way through somber pop-ballads, bluesy folk songs, moody instrumentals, and a lyricism full of thought and space.

sat10marmar 107:30 pmmar 16- 11:00 pmGodwin Lewis Sextet

Event Details

Godwin Lewis – saxophone
Adam O’Farrill – trumpet
Joel Ross – vibraphone
Victor Gould – piano
Luques Curtis – bass
Jonathan Barber – drums

sets at 7.30pm + 9.30pm
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thu15mar7:30 pmJasper Dutz "Kettle of Melodies" Album Release Concert

Event Details

jasper_jazzgallery_2018_marchJasper Dutz – woodwinds
Anthony Pearlman – piano
Nick Dunston – bass
Connor Parks – drums
+ Special Guest

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Jasper Dutz – Kettle of Melodies is an event about strengthening the growing community of young jazz/improvising musicians and their supporters. The show will feature selections off of Jasper’s new album as well as the debut of several new short pieces composed by a variety of young composers around NYC. Presenting these pieces will be Jasper Dutz on woodwinds, Anthony Pearlman on Piano, Nick Dunston on Bass and Connor Parks on Drums as well as special guests.

fri16mar7:30 pmMiles Okazaki - TRICKSTER

Event Details

Miles Okazaki – guitar
Matt Mitchell – piano
Anthony Tidd – bass
Sean Rickman – drums

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sat17marmar 177:30 pmmar 24- 11:00 pmKris Davis + Ingrid Laubrock

Event Details

JG_Kris_IngridKris Davis – piano
Ingrid Laubrock – saxophones

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Kris Davis and Ingrid Laubrock have collaborated for the last ten years in a number of popular projects including Paradoxical frog with tyshawn Sorey, Laubrocks Anti-house, Davis’s Capricorn climber, and Tom Raineys Obligato (to name a few). Here they appear as a duo in preparation for an album to be recorded in the fall of 2018.

 

sun18mar7:30 pmFace The Music

Event Details

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SOUND BITE ORCHESTRA
Aakash Mittal – conductor
Andre Hetu, Zachary Zemmel, Marina Zurita-MacKinnon -guitar
Avery Cabassa – violin
Ben Goodman – clarinet
Brendon Rapushaj – piano
Helen Knaus – electric bass
Zubin Bhattacharya – percussion

SAMURAI MAMA BIG BAND
Aakash Mittal – conductor
Ben Schaffzin, David Hovanisyan, Doc Seuss, Leo Freynk, Robbie Mathews, Theo Padua, Zach Schurr, Xenia Berkowitz – winds
Austin Celestin, Graeme Buehrer, Nick Filanovsky – trumpets
Deandre Desir, Owen Carter, Thatcher Pitkoff – trombones
Mercer Patterson – piano
Arcinello Jocson – electric guitar
Maxwell Jensen-Moulton -electric bass
Titus Daniels – drums

FTM ADVANCED PROJECT
Aakash Mittal – conductor
Jonah Murphy – flute
David Hovanisyan, Doc Seuss – saxophones
Jack Neiberg – electric bass
Julius Philp – electric guitar
Isaiah Berkowitz – drums

5.00pm
$15/FREE for members
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Face the Music is Kaufman Music Center’s contemporary music education program for teenagers, and the country’s only youth orchestra dedicated to post-genre music by living composers. It features a collection of ensembles including chamber orchestras, a jazz big-band, an improvisation collective, string quartets and mixed chamber-groups, dedicated to studying and performing experimental, new-classical, new-jazz & avant-garde music written exclusively by living composers.

thu22mar7:30 pmMorgan Guerin Group

Event Details

morganguerin_jazzgallery_3_22_18Morgan Guerin – saxophones, EWI and synth
Alyssa McDoom – vocals
Lex Korten – piano and synth
Evan Wright – guitar
Nick Dunston – bass
JK Kim – drums

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Morgan’s two albums The Saga & The Saga II are the first two chapters of his story. This show will debut an entirely new (and unrecorded) original body of work that continues the series.

fri23mar7:30 pmShai Maestro

Event Details

Shai Maestro Trio (Israel) - Palco AeC - Savassi Festival 2017 © Flávio Charchar

Shai Maestro – piano
Jorge Roeder – bass
Ziv Ravitz – drums

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“Hearing the Shai Maestro Trio is like awakening to a new world: a world of wonders, excitement, beauty, and uncertainty. Sounds of intrigue, expressions of joy, introspective thoughts, and heightened intensity all come to the fore at one time or another as Maestro, bassist Jorge Roeder, and drummer Ziv Ravitz open up and share themselves through the music . . . these stories are all gripping, exhilarating, and gorgeous in their own way.”
– Dan Bilawsky, AllAboutJazz.com

sat24mar7:30 pmGregoire Maret + Inner Voice

Event Details

Gregoire Maret – harmonica
Shedrick Mitchell – Hammond B3
DJ Ginyard – bass
Nathaniel Townsley – drums

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mon26mar7:30 pmPascal Le Boeuf + Friction String Quartet: Ritual Being (World Premiere)

Event Details

Kevin Rogers – violin
Otis Harriel – violin
Taija Warbelow – viola
Doug Machiz – cello

Remy Le Boeuf – alto saxophone
Anna Webber – tenor saxophone
Pascal Le Boeuf – piano
Martin Nevin – bass
Jochen Rueckert – drums

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Ritual Being is a musical triptych that explores the differential manifestation of human behavior patterns at micro (individual) and macro (en masse) scales, and how these “rituals” can be either propitious or disastrous.

Ritual Being” and “Family of Others” were made possible by support from Chamber Music America’s 2015 New Jazz Works program funded through the generosity of the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation.

thu29mar7:30 pmJihye Lee Orchestra

Event Details

JLO_0329Flyer - Jihye Lee Jihye Lee – conductor/vocals
Michael Thomas, Alex LoRe, Jeremy Powell, Quinsin Nachoff, Carl Maraghi – reeds
John Lake, Jim O’Connor, Danny Jonokuchi, Matt Holman – trumpet
James Burton lll, Nick Finzer, Matt McDonald, Becca Patterson – trombone
John Olgun – piano
Sungwon Kim – guitar
Evan Gregor – bass
Daniel Dor – drums

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“With its chamber-like woodwind textures, involved harmony and sectional counterpoint, and persistent rhythmic drive, Lee’s music fits comfortably within a resurgent large-ensemble format whose exponents include Maria Schneider, John Hollenbeck, Darcy James Argue, and Andrew Rathbun. But Lee also imbues her compositions with han, an ineffable sadness that serves as a dramatic element in much Korean art – compare the Brazilian saudade or American blues.” —David Adler, Village Voice

 

fri30mar7:30 pmStephan Crump’s Rhombal

Event Details

24A83215-B7AE-4CC9-BA59-AA44D0405028 - Alexander DubovoyStephan Crump – bass
Adam O’Farrill – trumpet
Ellery Eskelin – saxophone
Kassa Overall – drums

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Memphis-bred, Grammy-nominated bassist/composer Stephan Crump has become known for the elegance and purposeful groove of his acoustic and electric bass playing, and for transforming his instrument into a speaking entity with magnetic pull. As a composer, he is emerging as a singular voice.

”bristles with the unexpected and the lively” – Downbeat
”something richer than one could fathom” – NextBop

sat31mar7:30 pmImmanuel Wilkins Quartet

Event Details

Immanuel Wilkins – alto saxophone
Micah Thomas – piano
Daryl Johns – bass
Kweku Sumbry – drums

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april

thu12apr8:00 pmThe Jazz Gallery presents Adam O'Farrill
at JCAL

Event Details

8pm
Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning
161-04 Jamaica Avenue
Jamaica, NY 11432
info@jcal.org