Music New York

Into the Vortex

I really enjoyed the music of Sami Stevens and Kazemde George, the special guests at the last Brooklyn Vortex concert and party. If you like live, creative music and live in New York, it’s worth checking out the Vortex. It was nice to sit in as well!

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Queens Jazz OverGround Spring Festival 2016

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

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Curriculum Quextet at the Bar Below Rye

In a happy and sad coincidence, the Curriculum Quextet played music of Ornette Coleman’s the evening before he passed away.

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Trumpet Round-Robin

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.