Music Listings – 10/5 through 10/11/2015

1. Iva Bittova

Date: Monday, October 5, 2015
Time: 9pm
Venue: Quinn’s (330 Main Street, Beacon, New York 12508)
Tickets: donation
Genre: jazz/world/improv

Iva Bittová is a Czech avant-garde violinist, singer, and composer. She began her career as an actress in the mid-1970s, appearing in several Czech feature films, but switched to playing violin and singing in the early 1980s. She started recording in 1986 and by 1990 her unique vocal and instrumental technique gained her international recognition. Since then, she has performed regularly throughout Europe, the United States and Japan, and has released over eight solo albums.

Bittová recorded her first full length solo album Iva Bittová in 1991, followed by River of Milk, her first United States release. In 1997, she began exploring classical music with a series of concerts and recording an album of Béla Bartók’s violin duets with Dorothea Kellerová. She collaborated with Vladimír Václavek to record a double album Bílé Inferno (White Inferno) in 1997, and the success of this release lead to Bittová and Václavek establishing Čikori, an association of musicians involved in improvisational music.

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Event Recommendation: Grand Opening of Rock ‘n Shop at The PaperBox

Rock n' ShopRock ‘n Shop @ The Paper Box will be Bushwick’s first pop-up “alternative mall” open every Sunday from 9:00AM7:00PM.  Sponsored by Red Bull, it is “an exciting new live venue/market space filling the void left by Brooklyn Night Bazaar’s untimely demise.” (Speak Into My Good Eye)

With the goal of presenting Brooklyn culture under one roof, rock band and art collective, The Bushwick Hotel, will transform The Paper Box, one of Bushwick’s largest music venues, into a truly unique Brooklyn shopping, culinary, and entertainment experience.  With up to seven free all ages matinee shows, attendees can spend the day enjoying delicious food and drinks, shopping for art, crafts, apparel, jewelry, accessories, records, or get a tattoo, a haircut and even a beard trim.

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Musicians rights: French production company KIDAM is cheating some of New York’s top jazz musicians

Dear DooBeeDoo readers and NY musicians!

I  think you should know about another new ENOUGH IS ENOUGH! case. This time musicians in NY are exploited by a French production company. The union organized a rally which we support and endorse. Please join the rally or distribute this announcement in your social networks.

Text by Ray Hair AFM International President

Dear Member:

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CD Review: The Ochion Jewell Quartet’s CD “Volk” is a brilliantly execution of untapped possibilities hidden within traditional music

jewell_volk_coverArtist: Ochion Jewell Quartet
Title: Volk
Label: self-produced
Genre: minimal jazz/contemporary music

CD Review by Dawoud Kringle

I was unfamiliar with Ochion Jewell when I was first asked to review Volk. I did a little digging on his website and elsewhere. I found a quote he put on his bio page that spoke volumes: ““Growing up in Appalachian Kentucky without any music venues led to a strong connection to the inherent music of nature. No matter where I go, I can still feel the honesty of that place as the foundation of my art and who I am.” Jewell’s training and experience, first in classical music, then in jazz and improvised music, not to mention his work as a sideman with the likes of Smokey Robinson, Chaka Khan, Gregory Hines, Kid Rock, Meatloaf, George Strait, Crystal Gayle, and Michael McDonald, were instrumental in forming a unique musical personality.

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