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september

fri22sep7:30 pmTomas Fujiwara's Triple Double

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CD Release Concert for Tomas Fujiwara “Triple Double” out on October 20 on Firehouse 12 Records.

Tomas Fujiwara – drums and compositionsAQ0I7068-crop
Gerald Cleaver – drums
Mary Halvorson – guitar
Brandon Seabrook – guitar
Ralph Alessi – trumpet
Taylor Ho Bynum – cornet

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Triple Double debuts two encounters on paired instruments: trumpeter Ralph Alessi and cornetist Bynum; and on drums, Tomas and Gerald Cleaver. Additionally, it features Brandon Seabrook and Halvorson, two avatars of contemporary electric guitar. Seen another way, the sextet brings together two longstanding trios: Tomas’s own group with Alessi and Seabrook, and another with his long-time collaborators Halvorson and Bynum. The album features all the possible permutations in a churning group music, highlighting both Tomas’s compositional strengths and the distinct musical personalities of each performer. Through a variety of approaches, including grid patterns, mirrored ensemble play, and a subtle interplay of structure and freedom, Tomas’s compositions offer each musician the chance to display their own formidable technique and vocabulary. The variety of groupings, instrumental shading, and formal contours present a mutable orchestra conforming itself to the composition’s needs.

sat23sep7:30 pmMichael Formanek Quartet

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Michael Formanek – bass
Tony Malaby – saxophone
Kris Davis – piano
Dan Weiss – drums

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mon25sep7:30 pmTalujon & The Jazz Gallery Presents
Super Balls & Tiny Rhymes

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7:30 pmTALUJON_SEPT
Super Balls
Gyan Riley – guitar
David Cossin – percussion

9:30 pm
Tiny Rhymes
Sharon Mok – vocals
Tom Kolor – drums/percussion

This performance is funded in part by the New Music USA Impact Fund

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tue26sep7:30 pmSteve Lehman Quartet featuring Maria Grand
at National Jazz Museum in Harlem

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Steve Lehman Quartet featuring Maria Grand at National Jazz Museum in Harlem
The Jazz Gallery Mentoring Series Concerts, Vol.4, Ed.1

Steve Lehman – saxophone
Maria Grand – saxophone
Matt Brewer – bass
Damion Reid – drums

one set at 7pm; $15
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wed27sep7:30 pmEden Ladin
YEQUM CD Release Concert

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Eden celebrates the release of his new album YAQUM from Contagious Musicphoto by Laura Lachman

Eden Ladin – piano/keyboards
Dayna Stephens – tenor saxophone / EWI
John Ellis – tenor & soprano saxophones
Gilad Hekselman – guitar
Harish Raghavan – bass
Daniel Dor – drums
Plus special guests:
Camila Meza – vocals
Philip Dizack – trumpet

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After 9 years of living in NYC and being an in-demand sideman, Eden has finally decided to record his debut album as a leader. This was a long awaited moment as he has been composing music throughout his life. The title – “YEQUM” is a Hebrew word that stands for “Universe” – This album is the glimpse to Eden’s personal universe. The music on this record is a collection of compositions written over the years. Each composition came from a different place – some are dedicated to people in his life, some to scenes and experiences in his life, and some are about imaginary fables and stories which he invented.

thu28sep7:30 pmSteve Lehman Quartet featuring Maria Grand
at The Jazz Gallery

Event Details

Steve Lehman Quartet featuring Maria Grand at The Jazz Gallery
The Jazz Gallery Mentoring Series Concerts, Vol.4, Ed.1

Steve Lehman – saxophone
Maria Grand – saxophone
Matt Brewer – bass
Damion Reid – drums

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fri29sep7:30 pmAdam Larson Quartet
Second City CD Release Concert

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Adam is celebrating the release of SECOND CITY from Inner Circle Music

Adam Larson – saxophone
Rob Clearfield – piano
Clark Sommers – bass
Allan Mednard – drums

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fri29sepsep 299:00 pmsep 30- 11:00 pmSteve Lehman Quartet featuring Maria Grand
at SEEDS

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Steve Lehman Quartet featuring Maria Grand at SEEDS
The Jazz Gallery Mentoring Series Concerts, Vol.4, Ed.1

Steve Lehman – saxophone
Maria Grand – saxophone
Matt Brewer – bass
Damion Reid – drums

one set only at 9pm; $15
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sat30sep7:30 pmHouston Strong: A Concert to benefit Hurrican Harvey Relief Fund
presented by Kendrick Scott

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HoustonBenefitfeaturing
Kendrick Scott
Melissa Aldana
Nick Dunston
Jeremy Dutton
James Francies
Maria Grand
Eric Harland
Vijay Iyer
Rudresh Mahanthappa
Gregoire Maret
Jason Mora
Aaron Parks
Samora Pinderhughes
Harish Raghavan
Adam Rogers
Immanuel Wilkins
Steve Williams
plus surprise guests

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each set: $30/$25 members
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october

tue3oct7:30 pmAdam Rudolph
Moving Pictures

Event Details

P1080021Adam Rudolph – handrumset (kongos, djembe, tarija, zabumba), thumb pianos, sintir, multiphonic vocal, percussion, electronics
Graham Haynes – cornet, flugelhorn, percussion, electronics
Ralph M. Jones – flute, bass clarinet, husli, ney, alto flute, soprano and tenor saxophones, bamboo flutes
Kenny Wessel – guitar, electronics, banjo
Alexis Marcelo – fender rhodes, piano, percussion
Damon Banks – bass
Hamid Drake – drumset, vocal, frame drum, congas, bata

“Glare of the Tiger” by Adam Rudolph for Adam Rudolph’s Moving Pictures has been made possible with support from Chamber Music America’s 2016 New Jazz Works program funded through the generosity of the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation.

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wed4oct7:30 pmAdam Rudolph
Moving Pictures

Event Details

P1080021Adam Rudolph – handrumset (kongos, djembe, tarija, zabumba), thumb pianos, sintir, multiphonic vocal, percussion, electronics
Graham Haynes – cornet, flugelhorn, percussion, electronics
Ralph M. Jones – flute, bass clarinet, husli, ney, alto flute, soprano and tenor saxophones, bamboo flutes
Kenny Wessel – guitar, electronics, banjo
Alexis Marcelo – fender rhodes, piano, percussion
Damon Banks – bass
Hamid Drake – drumset, vocal, frame drum, congas, bata

“Glare of the Tiger” by Adam Rudolph for Adam Rudolph’s Moving Pictures has been made possible with support from Chamber Music America’s 2016 New Jazz Works program funded through the generosity of the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation.

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thu5oct7:30 pmTarun Balani Collective

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Tarun Balani – drumsIMG 25
Adam O’Farill – trumpet
Olli Hirvonen – guitar
Sharik Hasan – piano
Noam Wisenberg – bass

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After a critically acclaimed debut record ‘Sacred World’ (2012), and a well received live record ‘Live at Teatro Bismantova, Italy’ (2014), New-Delhi based drummer and composer Tarun Balani is determined to deliver yet another fearless, imaginative, and an heartfelt set of music with his upcoming record “Dharma” featuring a brand new line up. The Tarun Balani Collective comprising of trumpeter Tiziano Bianchi, bassist Joshua Crumbly, pianist Sharik Hasan and guitarist Alex Pinto and Tarun Balani recently recorded their latest album, “Dharma”. The album is set to release in 2017. Tarun’s previous records include Sacred World (2012) and Live at Teatro Bismantova Italy (2014) recorded with Italian trumpeter, Tiziano Bianchi.

fri6oct7:30 pmAlan Ferber Big Band
Jigsaw album release

Event Details

Alan celebrates the release of his new album JIGSAW from Sunnyside Records

John O’Gallagher, Rob Wilkerson, John Ellis, Jason Rigby, Chris Cheek – saxophones
Alan Ferber, John Fedchock, Jacob Garchik, Jennifer Wharton – trombones
Tony Kadleck, Scott Wendholt, Alex Norris, Clay Jenkins – trumpets
Anthony Wilson – guitar
David Cook – piano
Matt Pavolka – bass
Mark Ferber – drums

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sat7oct7:30 pmAlan Ferber Big Band
Jigsaw album release

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Alan celebrates the release of his new album JIGSAW from Sunnyside Records

John O’Gallagher, Rob Wilkerson, John Ellis, Jason Rigby, Chris Cheek – saxophones
Alan Ferber, John Fedchock, Jacob Garchik, Jennifer Wharton – trombones
Tony Kadleck, Scott Wendholt, Alex Norris, Clay Jenkins – trumpets
Anthony Wilson – guitar
David Cook – piano
Matt Pavolka – bass
Mark Ferber – drums

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sun8oct7:30 pmIngrid Laubrock Serpentines

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Ingrid Laubrock – saxophones
Kris Davis – piano
Miya Masaoka – koto
Sam Pluta – electronics
Dan Peck – tuba
Tom Rainey – drums

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thu12oct7:30 pmThe Jazz Gallery presents John Escreet Trio
at JCAL

Event Details

8pm

Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning
161-04 Jamaica Avenue
Jamaica, NY 11432
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thu12oct7:30 pmBrooklyn Raga Massive:
Dan Weiss & Friends

Event Details

Dan Weiss – percussion
Anupam Shobhakar – Sarod
Miles Okazaki – guitar
Selva Ganesh – percussion

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Dan Weiss has been hailed as one of the top five jazz drummers in The New York Times, and his large ensemble recording “Fourteen” made the top ten list of their best recordings of 2014. Weiss’s innovative drumming and forward thinking compositions have been pushing musical limits for years.

Weiss has been studying tabla under his guru Pandit Samir Chatterjee for twenty years. He has performed classical Indian music with the legendary Ashish Khan and Ramesh Misra and recorded a tabla solo cd “3dcd” (2007). Weiss also recorded two groundbreaking cds “Teental Drumset Solo” (2005) and “Jhaptal Drumset Solo” ( 2011) where he performs classical Indian repertoire on drum set.

Weiss currently lives in Brooklyn, NY where he continues to perform, tour, teach while continuing his study of tabla, hindustani vocal, and classical piano.

fri13oct7:30 pmRoman Filiú MUSAE
presents Okàn: El Libro de Las Almas

Event Details

Roman Filiú – saxophone
Maria Grand – saxophone
David Virelles – piano
Adam Rogers – guitar
Matt Brewer – bass
Craig Weinrib – drums
Mauricio Herrera – percussion

Okàn: El Libro de Las Almas by Musae has been made possible with support from Chamber Music America´s 2016 New Jazz Works program funded through the generosity of the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation.

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sat14oct7:30 pmJure Pukl
'Doubtless' album release

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Jure Pukl – saxophoneYure
Melissa Aldana – saxophone
Rick Rosato – bass
Eric McPherson – drums

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“Jure Pukl is a brilliant saxophonist who is forging an honest and original path in contemporary improvised music. His playing and compositions evoke a humanistic quality that is full of expressions and spirit. If a spirited, well defined, singular voice is what you’re looking for, Jure is the answer” – Greg Osby

tue17oct7:30 pmGerald Clayton

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Gerald Clayton – piano
Matt Brewer – bass
Marcus Gilmore – drums

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wed18oct7:30 pmMarta Sanchez Quintet

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Marta celebrates the release of Danza Imposible on Fresh Sound Records New Talent.marta valencia1 copy

Marta Sanchez – piano
Roman Filiu – alto saxophone
Jerome Sabbagh – tenor saxophone
Rick Rosato – bass
Daniel Dor – drums

sets at 7.30pm + 9.30pm
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Combining elements of rock, pop, jazz, classical and experimental music, Marta’s tunes are rhythmically complex but strongly melodic. Music that tell stories by integrating folk elements with the harmonic sophistication and spontaneity of jazz. The Quintet’s latest recording, Partenika, was selected as one of the best 10 CD of 2016 by Ben Ratliff for The New York Times. The Jazz Journalist Assotiation, Downbeat and All Music also included this work among their best jazz recordings of the year. The Quintet will be presenting the new material that will be included on their next CD, Danza Imposible (Fresh Sound), that will be released in the fall.
It’s an ambitious record by a strong new group” Ben Ratliff for The New York Times

thu19oct7:30 pmMara Rosenbloom Trio

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Mara Rosenbloom – piano
Sean Conly – bass
Chad Taylor – drums

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fri20oct7:30 pmJosé Aquiles' with David Virelles

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Cuban “trovador” José Aquiles’ NY debut with David Virelles

A native of Santiago de Cuba, singer – songwriter José Aquiles is one of today’s foremost representatives of the Nueva Trova movement that emerged in the Caribbean island in the second half of the twentieth century. Nueva Trova is often said to have been a movement inspired by the trovadores, the wandering troubadours of 19th century Cuba (Trova Tradicional Cubana) as well as the Feeling song movement, but also often influenced by rock, pop and Tropicália.

José, whose musical career spans nearly 40 years, is a prolific and acclaimed songwriter who has also composed for theater, ballet, TV and film. Through his work – for which he has won the prestigious CubaDisco and Adolfo Guzmán awards – he honors the musical traditions of Santiago. On his NY debut, he’s accompanied by his son, the pianist David Virelles.

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sat21oct7:30 pmShai Maestro

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thu26oct7:30 pmMicah Thomas Trio

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Micah Thomas – piano
Dean Torrey – bass
Kyle Benford – drums

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fri27oct7:30 pmMarcus Gilmore 'ACTION SPEAKS'

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Marcus Gilmore – drums
David Bryant – keyboards
David Virelles – keyboards
Burniss Travis – bass
Weedie Braimah – percussion
Plus special guest

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sat28oct7:30 pmMarcus Gilmore 'ACTION SPEAKS'

Event Details

Marcus Gilmore – drums
David Bryant – keyboards
David Virelles – keyboards
Burniss Travis – bass
Weedie Braimah – percussion
Plus special guest

sets at 7.30pm + 9.30pm
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tue31oct7:30 pmHALLOWEEN DOUBLE BILL
Apocryphal & Standard Candle

Event Details

Apocryphal (7:30 p.m.)
Vinnie Sperrazza – drums
Loren Stillman – alto saxophone
Brandon Seabrook – guitar
Eivind Opsvik – bass

Standard Candle (9:30 p.m.)
Chris Morrissey – bass and voice
Grey McMurray – guitar and voice
Nick Videen – alto saxophone
Josh Dion – drums, synth and voice

sets at 7.30pm + 9.30pm
each set: $22/$12 for members
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november

thu9nov8:00 pmThe Jazz Gallery presents Secret Mall
at JCAL

Event Details

Alfredo Colon – saxophone/EWI
Edward Gavitt – guitar
Steve Williams – bass
Andres Valbuena – drums

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