FESTIVAL OF NEW TRUMPET MUSIC - Visionaries Night 2
Sep
14
7:00 PM19:00

FESTIVAL OF NEW TRUMPET MUSIC - Visionaries Night 2

Closing out the Festival on Wednesday, September 13 and Thursday, September 14, curator John Blevins presents two nights of programs — Wing Walker Orchestra + FONT Music — that expand the idea of what a trumpet player can do and highlight musical innovation that defies genres. 
 

Visionaries Night 2 @ ShapeShifter Lab, 18 Whitwell Pl, Brooklyn

Music for Wing Walkers + FONT Musi

Thursday, September 14 7:00 pm $10

7p - Allison Philips Trio
Allison Philips (tp), Gal Shaya (b), Connor Parks (dr)

8:15p - Jason Palmer Quintet

Jason Palmer (tp), Noah Preminger (ts), Max Light (gtr), Simòn Willson (b), Lee Fish (dr)
 

9:30p - Wing Walker Orchestra feat. Jason Palmer

Drew Williams, Brad Mulholland, Eric Trudel (ww), Jason Palmer, John Blevins, Danny Gouker (tp), Nick Grinder, Rick Parker (tb), Jeff McLaughlin (gtr), Marta Sanchez (pn), Marty Kenney (b), Nathan Ellman-Bell (dr)

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FESTIVAL OF NEW TRUMPET MUSIC - Visionaries Night 1
Sep
13
7:00 PM19:00

FESTIVAL OF NEW TRUMPET MUSIC - Visionaries Night 1

Closing out the Festival on Wednesday, September 13 and Thursday, September 14, curator John Blevins presents two nights of programs — Wing Walker Orchestra + FONT Music — that expand the idea of what a trumpet player can do and highlight musical innovation that defies genres. 

Wednesday, September 13 7:00 pm $10

Music for Wing Walkers + FONT Music
Visionaries Night 1 @ ShapeShifter Lab, 18 Whitwell Pl, Brooklyn

7p - Oskar Stenmark Quartet

Oskar Stenmark (flg), Billy Test (pn), Vicente Archer (b), Robin Baytas (dr)    

8:15p - Signal Problems
Danny Gouker (tp), Eric Trudel (ts), Adam Hopkins (b), Nathan Ellman-bell (dr)

9:30p - Wing Walker Orchestra feat. Jonathan Finlayson
Drew Williams, Brad Mulholland, Eric Trudel (ww), Jonathan Finlayson, John Blevins, Danny Gouker (tp), Nick Grinder, Rick Parker (tb), Jeff McLaughlin (gtr), Marta Sanchez (pn), Marty Kenney (b), Nathan Ellman-Bell (dr) 

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Jun
1
10:00 AM10:00

Elijah Shiffer and the Robber Crabs, Yuhan Su Quintet ft. Ralph Alessi, and Matterhorn

8pm - Elijah Shiffer and the Robber Crabs


Elijah Shiffer - alto sax, Andrew Shillito - guitar/banjo, Mat Muntz - bass, Matt Honor - drums

The Robber Crabs are a collective for exploring the rare genre of avant-trad jazz. Their style pits early jazz from the 1910s-'20s against contemporary avant-garde improvisational and compositional techniques. They will be recording later this summer.

https://www.elijahshiffer.com/

 

9pm - Yuhan Su Quintet ft. Ralph Alessi


Yuhan Su - Vibraphone , Ralph Alessi - Trumpet, Alex LoRe - Alto Saxophone, Pablo Menares - Bass, Nathan Ellman-Bell - Drums

A native of Taiwan, New York-based vibraphonist/composer Yuhan Su will present a series of new music entitled Viaje featuring her quintet with special guest Ralph Alessi. Since the release of her second record A Room Of One's Own, the album has been
listed on the Best of 2016 in Downbeat magazine and received numerous music awards and nominations including the Best Jazz Album of the Year and Best Instrumentalist Award from 2016 Golden Indie Award in Taiwan. ‘Like the best fiction, it’s entirely enveloping’ - Downbeat (December 2016)
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http://www.yuhansu.com/
 

10pm - Matterhorn


John Blevins - Trumpet, effects, Drew Williams - Bass Clarinet, effects, Jeff McLaughlin - Guitar, effects, Adam Hopkins - Electric Bass, Nathan Ellman-Bell - Drums

An electrifying confluence of jazz, rock, and the avant-garde, Matterhorn's eponymous debut album was co-produced by Shane Endsley of the acclaimed post-rock/jazz outfit Kneebody and released on pfMENTUM records. Matterhorn create a genre-defying music of explosive horn lines searing through churning, ever-shifting rhythmic patterns. 

"As far as debut recordings go, Matterhorn is about as good as it gets…cogent, beautifully realized—both compositionally and in its execution—and a joy to listen to.” — Dave Wayne, AllAboutJazz.com

http://www.johnblevinsmusic.com/

www.barhalyards.com

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Timo Vollbrecht ~ Fly Magic,  Predicate Trio with Josh Sinton, Chris Hoffman & Tom Rainey, and Wing Walker Orchestra
May
4
8:00 PM20:00

Timo Vollbrecht ~ Fly Magic, Predicate Trio with Josh Sinton, Chris Hoffman & Tom Rainey, and Wing Walker Orchestra

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8pm - Wing Walker Orchestra

The Wing Walker Orchestra is a collaborative large ensemble based in New York City featuring original compositions and arrangements by the musicians in the band. The confluence of ideas from multiple composer/improvisers gives the orchestra’s sound groundbreaking musical diversity.

www.wingwalkermusic.com

www.barhalyards.com

9pm  - Predicate Trio with Josh Sinton, Chris Hoffman & Tom Rainey

“Josh Sinton has been kicking (and screaming) around Brooklyn since 2004. Last year he realized that playing with cellist Chris Hoffman and drummer Tom Rainey is the most consistently fun thing he’s thought to do in a while. So he’s sticking with it and writing a few more things for the trio to play. He’s got a new record coming out with another of his trios (musicianer) and you can find that also on planet internet (or on Iluso Records). If you come to this show, Sinton promises that it won’t be boring. Definitely not. Ever.”

http://http://joshsinton.com/

10PM - Timo Vollbrecht ~ Fly Magic

Timo Vollbrecht - saxophone & clarinet | Keisuke Matsuno - guitar & pedals | Martin Nevin - bass | Jason Burger - drums

FLY MAGIC is the band of luminously fine saxophonist-bandleader Timo Vollbrecht. Based in New York and originating from Berlin's progressive music scene, he creates a magical blend of emotional intensity and vivacious energy, resulting in a genuine sound that often depicts the sensation of flying. The band transcends the limitations of musical genre by combining elements from contemporary jazz, post-rock, minimalism, new music, and experimental sound culture. Cultural diversity is one of their main sources of inspiration and tours have brought them to Europe, Asia, South America, Australia and the US. 

At Halyards they will present brand-new, freshly composed music.

https://youtu.be/k4nNlsuJGXg 

https://youtu.be/1thWLpWpDhw 

www.fly-magic.com 

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Keisuke's Outer Space Jam, Angela Morris/Erica Dicker Duo, Wing Walker Orchestra
Apr
6
8:00 PM20:00

Keisuke's Outer Space Jam, Angela Morris/Erica Dicker Duo, Wing Walker Orchestra

8PM - Keisuke's Outer Space Jam

Keisuke Matsuno [electric guitar]
Justin Carroll [synthesizer]
Nathan Ellman-Bell [drums + cymbals]

Keisuke Matsuno [electric guitar] has assembled an instrumental trio with Justin Carroll [synthesizer] and Nathan Ellman-Bell [drums + cymbals] to jam a set of improvised and composed original music exploring the outer space of shimmering harmonious stars, reversed time glitches, loops of infinite black holes, grooves infused with dark energy, and melodic chaotic adorable little alien monsters.

 www.keisukematsuno.com

Photos by @photomusix and Peter Gannushkin

Photos by @photomusix and Peter Gannushkin

9PM - Angela Morris/Erica Dicker Duo

Angela Morris - tenor saxophone    
Erica Dicker - violin

If Brooklyn’s music circles draw a Venn diagram, saxophonist-composer Angela Morris thrives in the loop between avant-jazz and pop. Originally from Toronto, Canada and based in NYC, she has performed throughout North America and Europe. Her vocal group Rallidae released their new album, “Turned, and Was,” in November 2016 on the NYC-based label Gold Bolus Recordings; their debut “Paper Birds” was praised as “an exceptional debut by and exciting and innovative new band.” Morris composes and co-leads several groups, including a 17-piece big band – she is an alumna of the BMI Jazz Composer’s Workshop lead by Jim McNeely and studied composition with the Grammy-nominated jazz composer Darcy James Argue. She is a member of collaborative groups The Skellettes (with Nathaniel Morgan – alto saxophone, Jason Ajemian – bass, Booker Stardrum – drums), Pep Talk (with Nathaniel Morgan – alto saxophone, Owen Stewart-Roberson – guitar),  and TMT Trio (with Cat Toren – piano, Anthony Taddeo – drums). In addition to her own projects, she has performed with Helado Negro, Jason Ajemian’s Folk-Lords, Myra Melford, and Erica Eso.


Erica Dicker works to span bridges between the worlds of traditional and experimental music performance. An active concert artist, Erica has appeared as concerto soloist, most recently with the String Orchestra of Brooklyn, and also writes and performs her own music, exploring the idiomatic modalities and textures of her instrument. Committed to creative collaboration with living composers and musical innovation in both the classical concert hall and nontraditional contexts, Erica is a founding member of the contemporary chamber music collective Till By Turning, an ensemble devoted to reinforcing the modern canon, championing new works, and linking creative educational programs to their repertoire. She is also violinist in Katherine Young’s Pretty Monsters, as well as Vaster Than Empires, an electro-acoustic collaboration with composer and sound artist Paul Schuette and percussionist Allen Otte. She has premiered works by many composers including solo works written for her by Olivia Block, Turkar Gasimzada, Ryan Ingebritsen and Katherine Young.

10PM - Wing Walker Orchestra

The Wing Walker Orchestra is a collaborative large ensemble based in New York City featuring original compositions and arrangements by the musicians in the band. The confluence of ideas from multiple composer/improvisers gives the orchestra’s sound groundbreaking musical diversity.

www.wingwalkermusic.com

www.barhalyards.com

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Empyrean Atlas, Rob Garcia, and Wing Walker Orchestra
May
12
8:00 PM20:00

Empyrean Atlas, Rob Garcia, and Wing Walker Orchestra

8pm - Empyrean Atlas

Empyrean Atlas, the band of composer/multi-instrumentalist David Crowell, has been described by TimeOut NY as combining "Minimalist drive and Afropop shimmer – a bright infectious mix,” and by Lucid Culture as "alternately hypnotic and kinetic." In July 2015, Wilco named Inner Circle as one of their 17 favorite records of the year.

www.empyreanatlas.com
www.empyreanatlas.bandcamp.com

9pm - Rob Garcia Trio with Nate Radley and Matt Pavolka

The group will perform music from Rob's new album "Finding Love In An Oligarchy On A Dying Planet" on Brooklyn Jazz Underground Records.

“Thoughtful original music delivered with rare conviction.” - Jazz Times
“Garcia is a drummer of invention, grace and considerable fire.” - Downbeat
“...an elastic, adventurous statement from the drummer Rob Garcia." - New York Times


www.robgarciamusic.com

10pm - Wing Walker Orchestra

The Wing Walker Orchestra is a collaborative large ensemble based in New York City featuring original compositions and arrangements by the musicians in the band. The confluence of ideas from multiple composer/improvisers gives the orchestra’s sound groundbreaking musical diversity.

Wing Walker Music was founded to discuss creativity and originality in music. Through our podcast, wildcard series, mixtape, and live shows, we have showcased some of the most interesting music being made by both established and emerging musicians. By highlighting similar threads in different types of music, we want to expose common ground between musicians and listeners to better reflect the way people actually listen to music. Thank you for listening.

http://www.wingwalkermusic.com/

http://www.threesbrewing.com/

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For Trees and Birds, Brad Skepik's Balkan Peppers and Wing Walker Orchestra featuring Michaël Attias
Apr
14
11:00 PM23:00

For Trees and Birds, Brad Skepik's Balkan Peppers and Wing Walker Orchestra featuring Michaël Attias

Music for Wing Walkers is a monthly concert series hosted by Threes Brewing featuring innovative music defying labels. Join us on Thursday, April 14th featuring:

8pm - For Trees and Birds

Jasper Dutz- Alto Saxophone, Bass Clarinet
Lee Meadvin- Guitar
Chris Gaskell- Bass
Connor Parks- Drums

To be or not to be; that is the quest. Whether 'tis nobler in the mind to sling the fated arrow or perhaps upon perchancing to dine with they who so forscorned thy scorn. Uptown traffic, downtown traffic, uptown traffic, downtown traffic. Forsooth! Thy own bare bodkin among the fated flowers would smell thy smell who smelleth early and who smelleth late. Upon a rapturous deconstruction emerges the youth and from the youth emerges: For Trees & Birds. Never upon never has the sky cried so clear a night.

https://www.facebook.com/fortreesandbirds/
http://Jasperdutz.com/fortreesandbirds
https://soundcloud.com/fortreesandbirds

9pm - Brad Shepik's Balkan Peppers

Balkan Peppers are an electric Balkan Jazz group led by guitarist Brad Shepik and venerable Macedonian-Rom percussionist Seido Salifoski. They weave originals and jazz with traditional dance music from the Balkans to Brooklyn. Forged from members of the Paradox Trio, Zlatne Uste, Slavic Soul Party, Yuri Yunakov Band and NYU World Ensemble.

Brad Shepik - guitar
Seido Salifoski - drums
Kenny Warren - trumpet
Ethan Helm - alto sax
Jeff Dingler - bass

http://www.bradshepik.com/

10pm - Wing Walker Orchestra

The Wing Walker Orchestra is a collaborative large ensemble based in New York City featuring original compositions and arrangements by the musicians in the band. The confluence of ideas from multiple composer/improvisers gives the orchestra’s sound groundbreaking musical diversity.

Wing Walker Music was founded to discuss creativity and originality in music. Through our podcast, wildcard series, mixtape, and live shows, we have showcased some of the most interesting music being made by both established and emerging musicians. By highlighting similar threads in different types of music, we want to expose common ground between musicians and listeners to better reflect the way people actually listen to music. Thank you for listening.

http://www.wingwalkermusic.com/

http://www.threesbrewing.com/

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