get ready for more of THIS. Friday. doors 7. jams 8. address / deets here: HERE. here.
VAX + Cauchemara (big band) playing a new piece of ours, plus a piece by Biz for Cauche specially composed / designed to open a portal to another plane. the last time she did this there was a hurricane. sorry about that.
SO EXCITED SO EXCITED SO EXCITED.
if you live within 100 miles of NYC and you miss DRINKS WITH FRIENDS tomorrow night at Douglass Street Music Collective, you need to rethink your priorities. i play with Battle Trance at 8 and Mutasm at about 10.
$10 gets you in. another $5 gets you a bottomless cup. why don’t we throw keggers EVERY weekend? probably lots of reasons.
prepare to have your cellular makeup reorganized.
sweet crap Cirque du Sol-Soul was a BLAST last night! a huge thanks to all those who played and to those brave souls who came just to check it out. too many highlights to name. again soon. y’all ain’t even ready.
this happens on Saturday!!! DOUBLE DOUBLE. my music for 2 basses (will mcevoy and adam hopkins) along with myself and drummer flin van hemmen. we’re splitting the night with some very special bands. i’m REALLY stoked on this concert.
Saturday 2/9 at the Sounds and Sounds Series at Launch Pad, Brooklyn, NY. 721 Franklin Ave.
8 pm - Swimmer (Dave Miller, Corey Healey) LISTEN
9 pm - Laila and Smitty (Kenny Warren, Josh Myers, Myk Freedman, Jeremiah Lockwood)
10 pm - Double Double
my Monday night curatorial residency start TONIGHT at the Sycamore. 20+ musicians take part in a piece that I wrote called Cirque du Sol-Sous (chart included).
the rest of the month is gonna be NASTY, too:
2/11 - Tony Malaby, Ben Gerstein, Todd Neufeld, Ches Smith
2/18 - Patrick Breiner as Vartan Mamigonian (solo), Jessica Pavone solo, CJ Boyd solo
2/25 - Danny Fox Trio and Alex Wyatt Group
every performance starts at 8 pm. $10 suggested. 1118 Cortelyou Road, Brooklyn, NY.
i’m pleased as punch to be playing with this fine gentleman today at 8 pm at Lark Cafe in Brooklyn.
Premoticon is Patrick Breiner (tenor saxophone, clarinet, probably voice), and Will McEvoy (bass, probably voice).
more info HERE
more and more of the charts that i write / play end up looking like this. this is a group effort by VAX for a last minute addition to the gig calendar. me, Devin Gray, Liz Kosack. at Launch Pad. 721 Franklin. Brooklyn, NY. this saturday at 8 pm. more info in TOUR section. stoked!
so i said for a long time that i’d never move back to NYC. i was wrong. i’m here. and here are some of the reasons i love it: (above, YOLT at Ze Couch Series)
below: andrew smiley crushing a solo guitar set at Sounds and Sounds series.
below: dave miller with adam hopkins, martin urbach, ed rosenberg at Freddy’s for OOYH Brooklyn.
and a bunch of shots from Bing and Ruth’s performance at the Barnes Foundation in Philly with Tori Lawrence and Company dancers:
leaving now to play a solo set as Vartan Mamigonian at Fincan. whatup berlin???
thanks to anna webber for setting it up. STOKED.
the best thing i’ve eaten so far. mustafa’s gemusse kebab. thanks to Anna Webber for the tip. this place is the JAM.
LOTS of stuff happening. aaron’s been under the weather so devin’s been pulling double duty. not only is he playing drums and marimba in this thing, but he was playing some bass and piano today, too. monster.
some photos from an awesome rehearsal:
and bridget doing some after hours choreography in the Kantine:
just a few days left before launch. WHEW!