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Jan
17
Wed
Diane Moser’s Composers Big Band 21st Anniversary Concert @ Trumpets Jazz Club
Jan 17 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Diane Moser’s Composers Big Band 21st Anniversary Concert @  Trumpets Jazz Club | Montclair | New Jersey | United States

“Diane Moser’s Composers Big Band 21st Anniversary Concert!”
Featuring the music of their resident composers.
Celebrating 21 years of developing and presenting new music for big band.

Since 1997, Diane Moser’s Composers Big Band has presented over 100 guest composers and guest performers.Their musical offerings have ranged from: straight ahead Jazz to Latin, Indian Ragas, Funk, Blues, Experimental and everything in between. Many projects have included poets, actors, electronics, film, Soundpainting and even a Jazz opera! Homage is paid to great composers of the past by playing the music of Charles Mingus, Oliver Nelson, George Russell and Jaki Byard. Their annual October peace concert, “Tribute to Daniel Pearl World Music Days” is always a special concert.

The CBB is a dedicated group of musicians and composers who come together with the mission of exploring and going forward with big band music.

The members of the CBB include:

Saxes: Ed Xiques ,Rob Middleton, Marty Fogel , Barbara CifellI, Craig Yaremko, Tom Colao
Trombones: Erick Storckman , Ben Williams, Matt Haviland , Dennis Argul and guest Lolly Bienenfeld.
Trumpets: Mike Spengler, Jim Cifelli , Chris Rogers, Rob Henke
Rhythm Section: Diane Moser-piano, Larry Maltz-guitar, Andy Eulau-bass, Scott Neumann-drums

Their resident composers include:

Dennis Argul, Barbara Cifelli, Jim Cifelli, Marty Fogel, Matt Haviland, Rob Henke, Rob Middleton, Diane Moser, Chris Rogers, Erick Storckman,Russ Vines, Ed Xiques, and Craig Yaremko.

You can always hear jazz big bands that play the classic repertoire, where the music has been. To hear where big band music is going, check out the Composers Big Band.
– George Kanzler – Star Ledger Newark NJ

Big, swinging, and Mingus-esque!
– admin – Lurid Culture

…this stellar band is as good as it gets
– Zan Stewart – Star Ledger Newark NJ

Jan
28
Sun
Bronx Arts Ensemble Fundraiser Featuring Paquita D’Rivera @ Horace Mann Recital Hall
Jan 28 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Bronx Arts Ensemble Fundraiser Featuring Paquita D’Rivera @ Horace Mann Recital Hall  | New York | United States

Honoring the 70th year of a Cuban music legend, Bronx Arts Ensemble welcomes acclaimed virtuoso clarinet and sax player of Paquito D’Rivera. a winner of fourteen GRAMMY Awards, celebrated for his artistry in Latin jazz and achievements as a classical composer. Paquito is also the first artist to win Latin GRAMMYs in both Classical and Latin Jazz categories for Stravinsky’s L’Histoire du Soldat and Brazilian Dreams with New York Voices.

Featuring:
Paquito D’Rivera – Clarinet
Pablo Zinger – Piano, Arranger
Brenda Feliciano – Soprano

PROGRAM

Paquito D’Rivera, clarinet
Pablo Zinger, piano, arranger
Brenda Feliciano, soprano

Ignacio Cervantes (Cuba, 1847 – 1905)
Suite of Cuban Dances

Pixinguinha (Alfredo da Vianna Rocha filho, Brasil 1897 – 1973)
Um a zero
Carinhoso
Segura ele

Gonzalo Roig (Cuba, 1890 – 1970)
Salida, from the zarzuela Cecilia Valdés

Brenda Feliciano, Paquito D’Rivera

Paquito D’Rivera (Cuba, 1947)
Merengue venezolano
Vals venezolano

Jack Délano (Jascha Ovcharov, Puerto Rico, 1914 – 1997)
Tú no sabes
Tocaron a la puerta
(from Canciones para Laura)

Brenda Feliciano

Xavier Montsalvatge (Spain, 1912 – 2002)
Cuba dentro de un piano
Canto negro
(from Cinco canciones negras)

Brenda Feliciano, Paquito D’Rivera

Astor Piazzolla (Argentina, 1921 – 1992)
Adiós Nonino

Feb
12
Mon
Michelle Shocked 2 Days Live @ City Vineyard
Feb 12 @ 8:30 pm – 9:45 pm
Michelle Shocked 2 Days Live @ City Vineyard | New York | New York | United States

Michelle Shocked is a traveling troubadour whose musical talent is so eclectic it is difficult to categorize. As a young feminist, she left Texas to travel, Kerouac-style, and was caught up in Reagan-era grassroots politics. Her musical career was ignited by a bootleg recording made around a Kerrville Folk Festival campfire on a Sony Walkman.

2/12 she’s joined by Kansas City Choir Boy and Iowa composer Todd Almond.
Almond and Shocked, who recently forged a theatrical collaboration, will take the stage to share an evening that explores the intersection of their individual styles and insights into their upcoming stage musical adaptation of Shocked’s 1994 album, Kind Hearted Woman.

In a 26-year career that has seen critical acclaim at every juncture, Shocked famously escaped major-label indentured servitude in 1996, subverting the artist-label relationship that helped lead to the current trend toward artistic self-containment. She has made good use of her independence, releasing more critically-acclaimed albums on her Mighty Sound label. Her 2009 album, Soul of My Soul, was the latest of these.

In 2010, she launched Roadworks, an ongoing, 5-year touring project which curates audience’s favorite songs while developing Indelible Women.

“Michelle Shocked” is the nom de guerre given at her arrest in a political protest called “The War Chest Tour” during the 1984 Democratic National Convention in San Francisco, California. The demonstration challenged the practice of U.S. corporations receiving lucrative military contracts from the U.S. government while giving generous campaign contributions to both political parties, thus benefiting from political favors regardless of election results. “Michelle Shocked” was intended to invoke the spectre of “shell shock” as a result of Reagan’s Cold War policies.

 

Feb
13
Tue
Michelle Shocked 2 Days Live @ City Vineyard
Feb 13 @ 8:30 pm – 9:45 pm
Michelle Shocked 2 Days Live @ City Vineyard | New York | New York | United States

Michelle Shocked is a traveling troubadour whose musical talent is so eclectic it is difficult to categorize. As a young feminist, she left Texas to travel, Kerouac-style, and was caught up in Reagan-era grassroots politics. Her musical career was ignited by a bootleg recording made around a Kerrville Folk Festival campfire on a Sony Walkman.

2/12 she’s joined by Kansas City Choir Boy and Iowa composer Todd Almond.
Almond and Shocked, who recently forged a theatrical collaboration, will take the stage to share an evening that explores the intersection of their individual styles and insights into their upcoming stage musical adaptation of Shocked’s 1994 album, Kind Hearted Woman.

In a 26-year career that has seen critical acclaim at every juncture, Shocked famously escaped major-label indentured servitude in 1996, subverting the artist-label relationship that helped lead to the current trend toward artistic self-containment. She has made good use of her independence, releasing more critically-acclaimed albums on her Mighty Sound label. Her 2009 album, Soul of My Soul, was the latest of these.

In 2010, she launched Roadworks, an ongoing, 5-year touring project which curates audience’s favorite songs while developing Indelible Women.

“Michelle Shocked” is the nom de guerre given at her arrest in a political protest called “The War Chest Tour” during the 1984 Democratic National Convention in San Francisco, California. The demonstration challenged the practice of U.S. corporations receiving lucrative military contracts from the U.S. government while giving generous campaign contributions to both political parties, thus benefiting from political favors regardless of election results. “Michelle Shocked” was intended to invoke the spectre of “shell shock” as a result of Reagan’s Cold War policies.