Music Listings – 3/16 through 3/22/2015

1. SONADORA with Brooke Hamre Gillespie

Date: Monday, March 16, 2015
Time: 7pm – 10pm
Venue: Sacred Arts Research Foundation (107 Green St #G55, Brooklyn, New York 11222)
Ticket: $33
Genre: music of sound healing instruments/New Age?

Brooke Hamre Gillespie is actively involved with the Golden Drum, a cultural community center in Brooklyn, a member of the Initiatic College, and a student of Maestro Manuel Rufino learning the traditional Native American healing ways and sacred wisdom traditions. She is a visionary sound healer, song writer and song carrier of sacred songs from all over the world including Native American songs from South, Central, and North America, Tibetan and Sanskrit mantra, African songs and more. Brooke is a gifted energy and sound healer, Pleiadian Lightworker and Reiki Master. She believes in sound and music as universal methods of healing.

A sonadora is one who is a sacred sounder, one who heals with sacred sound and vibrations. Sacred sound is an ancient science that is based on vibration, frequency and intention.  In this workshop series we will focus on learning sound healing techniques, awakening to your inner voice and intuitive energies and opening the pathways to working with sacred sound. We will focus on opening the voice through vocal exercises, sacred mantras, indigenous songs and chants.

We will work with quartz crystal singing bowls, tuning forks, tibetan singing bowls, gongs, flutes, bells, drums, rattles and other sound healing instruments to explore and learn how to create healing spaces with sound.  We will study elements of sacred sound, color, the medicine wheel and the elements, the chakras and various movement techniques to get into the body, move energy and access our intuition.

Participants are encouraged to bring their own sound healing instruments to work with but there will be crystal singing bowls and other instruments available.  It is recommended to bring your own instrument so that you can begin to develop a deeper relationship with it and learn how to work with it.

2. The 13TH LADY GOT CHOPS Women’s History Month Music & Arts Festival

Date:  March 3 through March 31, 2015
Time: see below
Venues: see below
Ticket: $see below
Genre: jazz

The 13TH LADY GOT CHOPS Women’s History Month Music & Arts Festival

For this year’s festival calendar please click here. The LADY GOT CHOPS Women’s Month Jazz Festival Website and more archival information about the festival and its artists is here. To contribute to Lady Got Chops Festival 2015 through Women in Jazz, click here.

Jazz vocalist Noël Simoné Wippler and her Band of Friends

Mar 17 @ Harlem On 5th Restaurant (2150 5th Ave NYC (@ 132nd St) 10037 9pm $10)

The Nora McCarthy Qu’ART’et: Nora McCarthy – voice, Sarah Slonim – piano, Jennifer Vincent – bass, Sylvia Cuenca – drums

Mar 20 @ EAST ELMHURST PUBLIC LIBRARY (95-06 ASTORIA BLVD, EAST ELMHURST NY 11369) 7PM free concert

Kim Clarke & MAGNETS!

Mar 21 @ The BeanRunner Cafe (Peekskill NY 10566), 8pm, $15

Miki Hayama Trio

Mar 22 @ BROWNSTONE JAZZ (107 Macon St Brooklyn 11216), 4pm-7pm, $20
proudly presents Marylyn Myrthil and Friends (Brooklyn’s Up and Coming Artist of 2015
https://www.facebook.com/events/952240991460606/?notif_t=plan_user_invited

3. Lukas Ligeti/Thollem McDonas

Date: Monday, March 16, 2015
Time: 8:30pm – 10pm
Venue: Spectrum (121 Ludlow, Second Floor, New York, NY, 650-400-5100)
Ticket: $t.b.a.
Genre:  jazz/improv/comtemporary/singer-song writer/pop

A duo concert in celebration of their album, Imaginary Images, recently released on Leo Records:
McDonas is half pianist, half hurricane; in Ligeti he has a drummer of equal energy and imagination. If you’re not into completely free improvisation happening in the moment, you might think it’s chaotic, but you’d be wrong, because there’s definitely two great minds shaping the progressive evolution of these sounds; if you’re a jazz purist, you might think it’s not jazz, but rather avant-garde, and you might be right, but there’s enough jazz in there for me to be comfortable including it here. “The Gravity of Up” is not only a thrilling closing track, it’s perhaps — though don’t ask me to explain why using mere words — the poetic phrase that best typifies the exuberance and presumed philosophical underpinnings of the spontaneous creativity on display here.”
http://culturecatch.com/music/jazz-review-roundup-February-2015

A special thanks to artist Joanne Lefrak for the album’s cover art.

4. On Your Radar with Burning Bridget Cleary, Leo Sidran, and Skye Steele

Date: Tuesday, March 17, 2015
Time: 7pm
Venue: Rockwood Music Hall (196 Allen St, New York, New York 10002)
Ticket: $12
Genre: Celtic and folk music/indie folk

Rose Baldino drives Burning Bridget Cleary with an unusual combination of charisma, crackerjack fiddle work, and tightly woven harmonies. The front of the band is currently shared with fiddler, Amy Beshara, an integral player in the NYC Scottish fiddle scene. The driving rhythm and bass end is supplied by Lou Baldino on guitar and Peter Trezzi on percussion. Known for their captivating sound and engaging stage presence, Burning Bridget Cleary is currently one of the hottest acts on the Celtic and folk music circuits. http://www.burningbridgetcleary.com/

Multi instrumentalist, writer, producer, Leo Sidran got his start writing songs professionally as a teenager when the Steve Miller Band recorded four of his songs. After spending a year in Spain in college, Leo fell in love with Spanish music, which ultimately led him to co-produce the Academy Award Winning song, “Al Otro Lado Del Rio” from The Motorcycle Diaries. In 2014 he launched the podcast The Third Stor, interviewing musicians, producers and writers. His fourth solo record, Mucho Leo is coming out soon. http://www.leosidran.com/

When Skye Steele was three years old, his mother began teaching him the violin. About fourteen years later, Skye took a bus to New York City to pursue a Nobel Prize in literature. He soon found himself playing his fiddle in the subways to make ends meet, which eventually lead to a career. Fifteen years later, Skye’s been heard with artists ranging from Willie Nelson to Anthony Braxton. His brand new album, Up From The Bitterroot, has been praised for its “deep-hearted outpouring” by Yvynyl.com http://skyesteele.com/

Buy tickets in advance at http://www.ticketfly.com/event/783865

Listen to music by the artists on our ReverbNation page http://www.reverbnation.com/plattsonyourradar

5. Nakatani Gong Orchestra

Date: Wednesday, March 18, 2015
Time: 8pm
Venue: The Green Building (452 Union St, Brooklyn, New York 11231)
Ticket: $15
Genre: sound scapes/ambient/noise

ISSUE Project Room is pleased to present Nakatani Gong Orchestra at The Green Building in collaboration with Gowanus Art + Production. A non-traditional orchestra directed by master percussionist and acoustic sound artist Tatsuya Nakatani, each performance brings together a locally selected ensemble of players, who receive specialized training in Nakatani’s unique bowed gong techniques and sign conducting.

Orchestra features performers Lea Bertucci, Bob Bellerue, Kim Brandt, Matt Chilton, Steve Dalachinsky, Sandy Gordon, David Grubbs, Chris Haag, Yuko Otomo, Stefan Tcherepnin, and Philip White.

Tatsuya Nakatanis approach to music is visceral, non-linear and intuitively primitive, expressing an unusually strong spirit while avoiding any categorization. He creates sound via both traditional and extended percussion techniques, utilizing drums, bowed gongs, cymbals, singing bowls, metal objects and bells, as well as various sticks, kitchen tools and homemade bows, all of which manifest in an intense and organic music that represents a very personal sonic world. His approach is steeped in the sensibilities of free improvisation, experimental music, jazz, rock, and noise, and yet retains the sense of space and quiet beauty found in traditional Japanese folk music.

6. Marta Sanchez Sextet

Date: Wednesday, March 18, 2015
Time: 10pm
Venue: SEEDS (617 Vanderbilt Ave, Brooklyn, NY-11238)
Ticket:  t.b.a.
Genre: jazz

Marta Sanchez a well known oianist from Madrid, Spain takes her sextet to the SEEDS. Expect some multi-segmented oroginal tunes that weave complex and beautiful themes into collective improvisation.

“This time I would like to invite you to another show with one of my bands, a pretty new group that includes the wonderful Camila Meza on vocals and guitar, the beautiful Charlotte Greve on vocals and alto saxophone, the charming and recently engaged Patricia Franceschy on vocals and vibes, the awesome Rick Rosato on bass and the great Jason Burger on drums.”

7. Africa/India Series: Om Gam Ensemble

Date: Wednesday, March 18, 2015
Time: 8pm
Venue: Studio 487 (487 Union Street, b/t Bond & Nevins, Brooklyn 11231, NY)
Ticket: $10
Genre: Indian Classical music

Brooklyn Raga Massive, NYC Radio Live and Afro Roots Present the Africa/India Series:

Followed by BRM Weekly Raga Jam Session

Longstanding BRM member Michael Gam brings his vision to this months installment of our Africa/India series, co-presented by NYC Radio Live and Afro Roots Music Night.

Om Gam Ensemble takes it’s name from the mantra for the Hindu deity Ganesh – “Om Gam Ganapataye Namaha.” Ganesh is often referred to as the “remover of obstacles” and in reference to this, Om Gam ensemble seeks to remove musical obstacles, specifically by bringing together musicians from Indian Classical and Traditional African musical backgrounds, while also drawing upon the more modern influence of Jazz music. This group features Kane Mathis (kora), Arun Ramamurthy (violin), Pawan Benjamin (saxophone), Shiva Goshal (tabla), and is led by Michael Gam (bass & composition).

Michael Gam is a sought after upright and electric bassist/composer living in New York. As a versatile musician skilled in many styles of music, Michael has performed with cutting edge jazz musicians like Ambrose Akinmusire and Tigran Hamasyan, top classical virtuoso Hillary Hahn, and Indian classical stalwarts Subash Chandran and Ganesh Kumar. Michael has also been studying Indian classical music since 2010, and is a budding sarod performer of the Maihar gharana.

8. INTERPRETATIONS: Thomas Buckner: AACM 50th Anniversary Tribute

Date: Thursday, March 19, 2015
Time:  8pm
Venue: The Roulette (509 Atlantic Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11217)
Ticket: $20
Genre: jazz

Baritone Thomas Buckner presents an evening of music celebrating the legacy of Chicago’s Association For the Advancement of Creative Musicians on the occasion of their 50th Anniversary. Accompanied by pianist Joseph Kubera, Christopher Hoffman, Alex Lipowski, Matthew Gold, and others, Buckner performs concert works written for him by his long-time associates from the AACM: Muhal Richard Abrams, Leroy Jenkins, Roscoe Mitchell, Amina Claudine Myers, Henry Threadgill and Wadada Leo Smith.

The Interpretations Concert Series is now in its 26th Season. For over a quarter century, Interpretations has sought to develop a community of experimental composers, their virtuoso interpreters, improvisers, and an adventurous and supportive audience.

www.interpretations.info

9. Trauma Salon : autolysis & allelujah

Date: Thursday, March 19, 2014
Time: 8pm – 11pm
Venue: Panoply Performance Laboratory (104 Meserole Street, Brooklyn, New York 11206)
Ticket: $5-15 suggested donation
Genre: performance/Butoh dance/solo cello/solo percussion

Valerie Kuehne is a cross-pollinated work of chaos. Fusing together music, performance art, narrative, and experimental curation, she has been told that, “if this music thing doesn’t work out, she’d probably make an awesome cult leader.” (Boston Public Space).

After moving to New York to study Philosophy at The New School, Ms. Kuehne has systematically bifurcated her time between touring the planet, performing in as many unexpected settings as possible, and building a community for experimental music and performance art in New York. Her series, The Super Coda, is an experimental cabaret that has united electrifying performers 5 years running.

While she most frequently performs solo, she is an avid collaborator and has worked with many of NYC’s finest underground musicians and artists. She has spent much of the past year in collaboration with Esther Neff and Brian McCorkle of the Panoply Performance Laboratory, percussionist David Grollman, accordionist and trapeze artist Matt Dallow, and grindcore violinist and incessant touring artist Joey Molinaro.

Ms. Kuehne is the Artistic Director at Spectrum in Manhattan, and a Resident Artist and Curator at the Panoply Performance Laboratory in Brooklyn.

Valerie Kuehne will close with a discussion of what the hell happened, a search for meaning in bloody hands.

“i do not know if reconciliation with oneself is a lived possibility. i do know that a new ritual, synergy & spirituality is necessary for those of us who feel deeply, perhaps harshly.
this is a means to regenerate, to cope with trauma as art and as artists. society at present has no clear answer to this. and so we endlessly begin:

installment 1:

Brandon Fisette
In this piece I will start on the floor and “wake up” to find myself in a body. As if before this I was simply energy. Then slowly throughout the piece I will attempt to walk in this body, from the ground up. It will be painful and difficult but healing is often painful and difficult. By the end I will be on my feet, walking
https://www.facebook.com/sacredandrogyny

Leila Bordreuil
TECHNIQUE
leilabordreuil.blogspot.com

David Grollman
My father is dead. I want to put the pain and sadness I feel over his loss into what I present. I perform to move beyond this time frame and become a ball of energy outside myself. Make time stop for an instant. I want to share this with the audience and hopefully bring them out of time and themselves too.
http://music.promnightrecords.com/album/sip-and-bite

Shawn Escarciga
is a performance artist and dancer based in Brooklyn. He has trained and worked in Commedia dell’Arte, devised theater and various movement forms in Chicago, Atlanta and Italy. In New York, he has performed and trains regularly with the Butoh company, the Vangeline Theater.
Adam is an apology to the body from the body. Using Butoh as an exploratory tool, the piece re-examines an attempted suicide in an effort to forgive and bring peace to the memory left in the bones

10. Yael Deckelbaum and Hadar Noiberg Trio

Date: Thursday, March 19, 2014
Time: 7pm
Venue: Le Poisson Rouge (158 Bleecker Street, New York, NY 10012, ph: 212- 505-3474)
Ticket: $22
Genre: singer-song writer/jazz

Yael Deckelbaum (Singer/Songwriter) was born in Jerusalem, Israel, in 1979. At the age of 16 she won first prize in a national contest for the best young singer-songwriter in Israel.

Yael is a founding member of Habanot Nehama, a superb female trio together with Karolina Avratz , and Dana Adini. Their album to date has sold over 50,000 copies in Israel alone, and has also been released in Germany, Austria & Switzerland.

Yael is known for her versatility and has collaborated with many different national and international artists, such as Peter Kruder(Kruder & Dorfmister), Yossi Fine, Eli Degibry, Dani Sanderson, Rona Kenan, Shabak Samech, Hadag Nachash, Rami Fortis, Tamar Izenman, Geva Alon, Funkenstien & more…

These days Yael is releasing her third solo album, Enosh, produced by Yossi Fine.

Since arriving in NYC at age 21, flutist, composer and arranger Hadar Noiberg has established herself as a major force in the Cuban, Jazz and World music scenes. With a language that transcends her Middle Eastern roots, she fuses styles seamlessly, distinguishing her as both innovative and highly skilled. Hadar started her career from her young age as a Classical musician, playing and touring with the Young Philharmonic Orchestra and staudying at the Tel Aviv Academy of Music with flutist Yossi Arnheim (principle flutist for the Israeli Philharmonic Orchestra). Later she transferred to the City College of New York where she completed her Bachelors degree majoring in flute and composition, studying with the acclaimed composer David Del Tredici. In 2007 Hadar received an outstanding award from the ASCAP foundation for her composition skills.

Hadar’s sophomore CD with her trio, Journey Back Home, is a journey of the flute as a lead instrument.

Hadar’s original material is being performed by her trio which has a daring and unique instrumentation: flute, double bass and drums/percussion which allows sliding in and out of Jazz improvisation and Western harmonies with Middle Eastern and North African rhythms and semitones.

The trio has toured Israel, Europe and the US and has been featured in festivals and major venues in Germany, USA, Hungary, Poland, Czech Republic, Cyprus, Taiwan, Romania, Israel and more.

Hadar has been a featured performer with acclaimed artists such as Yemen Blues, Dave Valentin, Anat Cohen, Omer Avital, Coco Mama, Alvester Garnett, Joel Frahm, Junior Rivera, Louis Kahn, Rufus Reid and many more. She currently performs and tours nationally and internationally,

11. Richard Bennett

Date: Friday, March 20, 2015
Time: 7pm – 8:30pm
Venue: Rubin Museum (150 W. 17 St., NY, NY 10011,  212-620-5000)
Ticket: $20
Genre: Indian classical music/jazz

Composer/pianist Richard Bennett has been playing Indian influenced music for the past ten years. He has created a unique and soulful blend of jazz piano with raga. The architecture of the raga form allows him to express an extreme variety of moods and emotions; ranging from delicate tenderness to unbridled passion. Bennett has six critically acclaimed albums on Indian record labels including his latest solo piano offering, Pure. He will be joined by Indrajit Roy Chowdhury on sitar and Naren Budkhar on tabla for what promises to be an exciting night of original music.

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12. The Nile Project

Date: Friday, March 20, 2015
Time: 7:30pm
Venue: Michael Schimmel Center at Pace University (3 Spruce Street, New York, NY 10038, 212-346-1715)
Tickets: $29
Genre: East African trad. & Arabic music

This extraordinary program brings together more than a dozen instrumentalists and vocalists from the Nile Basin who use the power of music to raise awareness of the cultural and environmental challenges along the world’s longest river. Their songs weave together the deep grooves of Ethiopia with the Arab classical traditions of Egypt and Sudan, and the rarely heard music of Burundi, Rwanda, Uganda and Kenya.

The world’s longest river runs through the political boundaries of eleven countries and touches the lives of 300 million people, but over the past century East Africa’s leaders have struggled to find ways to preserve and share this critical resource. The Nile Project founded by Egyptian ethnomusicologist Mina Girgis and Ethiopian-American singer Meklit Hadero offers an innovative model address the Nile Basin’s cultural and environmental challenges.

Panel discussions to be announced.

13. Aruán Ortiz Trio

Date: Friday, March 20, 2015
Time: 8pm
Venue: The Jazz Gallery (290 Hudson Street, New York, NY 10013)
Ticket: $22
Genre: jazz

Aruán Ortiz is a internationally acclaimed Cuban pianist, award-winning composer, and a solid producer and educator.

Named “the latest Cuban wunderkind to arrive in the United States” by BET Jazz, this classically trained violist and pianist from Santiago de Cuba, considers himself “a curious person who loves music”, and portrays his music as an architectural structure of sounds, incorporating contemporary classical music, Afro-Cuban rhythms, and improvisation as primary material for his compositions.

Since arriving in New York in 2008 to play with the Wallace Roney Quintet, Aruán has made five recordings, all very well received by the critics. Alameda (Fresh Sound, 2010), received four stars in Jazzwise magazine (U.K.), and was reviewed as “a sophisticated outing of modern jazz.” This album was also named one of the top jazz CDs of the year in 2010 by numerous jazz magazines and blogs around the world.

Ortiz has also played, toured or recorded with Esperanza Spalding, Joe Lovano, Terri Lyne Carrington, Andrew Cyrille, Oliver Lake, Rufus Reid, Henry Grimes, Cindy Blackman-Santana, Don Byron, Lenny White, Greg Osby, and Wallace Roney, among others.

14. Underground Horns

Date: Friday, March 20, 2015
Time: 11:45pm
Venue: Nublu (62 Ave C, NY, NY 10009)
Ticket: $10
Genre: brass/ Balkan/Jazz/Funk

The Underground Horns are cooking audio gumbo… our special recipe includes some funk, jazz, hip hop mixed with brass band traditions, spiced up with African and other world rhythms…music for the people!

15. FAITH

Date: Saturday, March 21, 2015
Time: 7pm
Venue: Sidewalk NYC (94 Avenue A, New York, New York 10009)
Ticket: free
Genre: rock/reggae

7pm – Blue Shadow Dogs (featuring Mike Linn)
8pm – Faith NY (featuring Felice Rosser)
9pm – Trash Mavericks
10pm – The Cynz
11pm – Ingrid And The Defectors
Mid – The Rock ‘n’ Roll Johnny Band

16. Pas Pug Complex

Date: Saturday, March 21, 2015
Time: 7pm
Venue: The Flat (308 Hooper St, Brooklyn, New York 11211)
Ticket: t.b.a.
Genre: indie rock/noise/electronica

8: Eighty-pound Pug: Alex Lozupone Project (featuring David Tamura, Paul Feitzinger, Borts Minorts)
9: Barbiana Complex
10: PAS MUsique
www.pasmusique.net

17. Dark Circuits Series: LoVid Back In The Frame Series

Date: Saturday, March 21, 2015
Time: 9pm
Venue: Spectrum (121 Ludlow, Second Floor, New York, NY, 650-400-5100)
Ticket: $t.b.a.
Genre: audiovisual performance combining analog and digital handmade tools

LoVid will present a special audiovisual performance for Spectrum combining analog and digital handmade tools. The performance will feature LoVid’s hardware A/V instrument; Color Wheel. Color Wheel contextualizes explorations in image processing and analog signals that started in the 1960’s, particularly within the context of institutions such as Experimental TV Center. Influenced by the dawn era of media art, LoVid has been producing handmade analog synthesizer instruments with which they produce experimental, noisy, video and sound concurrently.

For this event, LoVid has invited independent filmmaker James Fotopoulos to contribute by providing a pre-recorded video feed. This is the second performance collaboration between LoVid and Fotopoulos. LoVid will be mixing between two videos with new mixing instruments that will premier at this event. The video will be accompanied by a live soundtrack.

www.lovid.org

LoVid is the NY based artist duo comprised of Tali Hinkis and Kyle Lapidus. LoVid’s work includes immersive installations, sculptural synthesizers, single channel videos, participatory projects, mobile media cinema, works on paper, and A/V performance. Collaborating since 2001, LoVid’s projects have been presented at Daejeon Museum (Korea), Everson Museum (NY), Smack Mellon (NY), Mixed Greens Gallery (NY), CAM Raleigh (NC), Netherland Media Art Institute (Netherlands), The Science Gallery (Ireland), Real Art Ways (CT), Bloomfield Science Museum Jerusalem (Israel), Urbis, (UK), The Jewish Museum (NY), The Neuberger Museum (NY), The New Museum (NY), and ICA (London), among many others. LoVid has performed and presented works at: Museum of Moving Image (NY), Lampo (Chicago), International Film Festival Rotterdam (Netherlands), MoMA (NY), PS1 (NY), The Kitchen (NY), CCA (Israel), and FACT (Liverpool). LoVid’s projects have received support from organizations including: The Robert Rauschenberg Foundation, Cue Art Foundation, Eyebeam, Harvestworks, Wave Farm, Rhizome, Franklin Furnace, NYFA, Lower Manhattan Cultural Center, Experimental TV Center, NY State Council of the Arts, and Greenwall Foundation.

18. Grant Hart solo / The Ticket That Exploded CD Release

Date: Saturday, March 21, 2015
Time: 8pm
Venue: CAKE SHOP NYC (152 Ludlow St, New York, New York 10002)
Ticket: t.b.a.
Genre: opera

Grant Hart and The Anagram Ensemble share an evening at the Cake Shop to celebrate the release of James Ilgenfritz’s opera The Ticket That Exploded on Grant’s Con D’Or record label.

Anagram Ensemble:
Megan Schubert, Nick Hallett, Anne Rhodes, Steve Dalachinsky – voices
Martha Cargo, Sam Kulik, Justin Wood – winds
James Ilgenfritz, Ty Citerman – guitar/bass
John O’Brien, Andrew Drury, Kevin Norton – percussion
David Bloom – conductor

19. Michela Musolino & Terra Sangue/Mare La Primavera Vinni

Date: Sunday, March 22, 2015
Time: 9pm
Venue: Our Lady of Pompei Church (25 Carmine Street, New York, NY 10014)
Ticket: $15
Genre: contemporary Sicilian folk, mixing genres and world sounds

Terra Sangue Mare: songstress Michela Musolino, organetto player Fabio Turchetti and world percussionist Michael Delia present a repertoire of traditional and contemporary Sicilian folk, mixing genres and world sounds to create a vibrant and celebratory musical journey to the Mediterranean’s largest island. They’ll also be joined by folklorist and guitarist Phil Passantino as the celebration moves to the mainland with the music of Il Meridione: The South of Italy. Special guest zampognari ( Southern Italian bagpipers) Domenico Porco

20. Eco-Music Big Band at Arts and Queers Music Festival!

Date: Sunday, March 22, 2015
Time: 3pm
Venue: Littlefield (622 Degraw St, Brooklyn, New York 11217)
Tickets: $10 – $15
Genre: jazz & poetry

The Eco-Music Big Band is headlining at the Arts & Queers the Thing in the Spring Queer Music Festival! They are on at 10 PM.

Performing works that celebrate queer existence, anti-rape, women’s rights, and liberation, the Eco-Music Big Band is committed to bringing dynamic performances to communities that are focused on the rights and liberation of all people. This event will feature Cal Massey‘s iconic protest song, (Hey Goddamnit) Things Have Got To Change!, Fred Ho’s work for the Brooklyn Womens’ Anti-Rape Exchange, Yes Means Yes, No Means No, Whatever She Wears, Wherever She Goes!, and new work celebrating identity IDN by Albert Marques, among others. They are honored to include award-winning queer poet R. Erica Doyle in this program for a live, free-jazz poetry presentation.

The Eco-Music Big Band is a 15-piece professional big band that spans many generations and includes some of the nation’s most acclaimed jazz musicians. Our roster includes bass trombonist David Taylor (Gil Evans, New York Philharmonic), saxophonist Jay Rodriguez (Ornette Coleman, Craig Harris), bass trombonist Earl McIntyre (Mel Lewis, Thad Jones), Zack O’Farrill and Adam O’Farrill (Arturo O’Farrill, Randy Weston). The Eco-Music Big Band is lead by Marie Incontrera, who was Fred Ho’s final composition protege.

Hailed as “talented… inspiring” (The Vermont Standard), The Eco-Music Big Band is committed to presenting the music of the legendary jazz composers of the 20th century that were overlooked (such as Cal Massey), to continuing the legacy its prodigious composer & founder (the late Fred Ho), and to providing a platform for the next generation of big band composers.

21. Ghazal Ensemble

Date: Sunday, March 22, 2015
Time: 7:30pm
Venue: Michael Schimmel Center at Pace University (3 Spruce Street, New York, NY 10038, 212-346-1715)
Tickets: $39
Genre: Persian-Indian trad. music

The Grammy-nominated Ghazal Ensemble, the brainchild of Iranian kamancheh virtuoso Kayhan Kalhor and Indian sitar master Shujaat Husain Khan, and featuring acclaimed Indian percussionist Sandeep Das, return to New York City for a special 20th anniversary concert on Sunday March 22nd at 7:30pm at Pace University’s Michael Schimmel Center for the Arts.

Read more here: http://www.doobeedoobeedoo.info/2015/03/12/recommended-concert-ghazal-ensemble-iranindia-blending-classical-traditions/