I caught the Thursday evening program of Sofia Rei's week of music at The Stone.
- Sofia Rei — Vocals, loops, and charango
- Josh Deutsch — Trumpet and flügelhorn
- Eric Kurimski — Acoustic guitar
- JC Maillard — Electric guitar
- Jorge Roeder — Electric and acoustic bass
- Franco Pinna — Drums
Slides, Stills & Snapshots
Vocal improvisation conducted by Sofia Rei.
- Sofia Rei
- Kyoko Kitamura
- JD Walter
- Aubrey Johnson
- Monika Heidemann
The 4th annual Queens Jazz OverGround Festival was held Saturday, April 16 at Flushing Town Hall.
Keith Jordan Quartet featuring Sharif Kales
- Keith Jordan — guitar
- Sharif Kales — trumpet & flügelhorn
- John Austria — piano
- Frank Rosati — bass
- Tony Mapp — drums
Eugenia Choe Trio
- Eugenia Choe — piano
- Sam Trapchak — bass
- Alex Wyatt — drums
Brian Woodruff Quartet
- Jeff Newell — alto saxophone
- Pete McCann — guitar
- Steve Whipple — bass
- Brian Woodruff — drums
Josh Deutsch’s Pannonia
- Nikolett Pankovits — vocals
- Josh Deutsch — trumpet
- Ryan Keberle — trombone
- Zach Brock — violin
- Gary Wang — bass
- Ronen Itzik — drums & percussion
Helen Sung Quartet
- John Ellis — tenor saxophone
- Helen Sung — piano
- Ben Williams — bass
- Donald Edwards — drums
Raycee Jones and Robert Lux at Riis Beach on Labor Day weekend.
In a happy and sad coincidence, the Curriculum Quextet played music of Ornette Coleman’s the evening before he passed away.
Along with opening acts Brooklyn United Marching Band and DJs JDH and Dave P, Jamie Lidell performed at Brooklyn Bridge Park’s Pier 1 for the Celebrate Brooklyn Electro Soul dance party.
My friend Johnny Butler with collaborators Robert Lux (keys, pads, laptop) and Jason Nazary (drums).
My friends Carter Yasutake and Nick Roseboro were among the New School alumni invited to participate in a trumpet duo round-robin and collective improv as part of the 2014 Festival of New Trumpet Music. Other performers: Aaron Shragge (the event’s organizer), Alejandro Berti, Michael Rodriguez, Sam Neufeld, Kenyatta Beasley, and Itamar Borochov.