NYC Calendar December 2021

FRIDAY, December 3
8pm Acrobat, exploring Dmitri Shostakovich
Marty Ehrlich-clarinet; Mazz Swift-violin; Sara Schoenbeck-bassoon; Michael Bates-bass
Michael Sarin-drums

VENUE: Barbes
ADMISSION: $20

SATURDAY, December 4
8pm Kris Davis: Suite Charrière
Kris Davis: piano
Angela Sanchez: moog
Hidemi Akaiwa: microtonal koto/keyboards
Mat Maneri: viola
Trevor Dunn: bass
Sam Pluta: electronics
Taylor Ho Bynum: trumpet
VENUE: Roulette
ADMISSION: $20-$25

SATURDAY, December 4
8pm David Rothenberg, Douglas Ewart, and Tony Garnier
VENUE: Zürcher Gallery
ADMISSION: $20

December 4-16
various times Eurydice
An opera by Matthew Aucoin
libretto by Sarah Ruhl
VENUE: The Metropolitan Opera
ADMISSION: $30-480

SUNDAY, December 5
7.30pm An Ayler Christmas with Mars Williams
Mars Williams – Sax, Toy Instruments
Jaimie Branch – Trumpet, Electronics
Steve Swell – Trombone
Hilliard Greene – Bass
Chad Taylor – drums
Ava Mendoza – Guitar
Fred Lonberg-holm – Cello, Electronics
VENUE: Zürcher Gallery
ADMISSION: $20

WEDNESDAY, December 8
7pm TargetMargin@7 with Wet Ink Ensemble
Program:
R. Ahvenniemi: Sonata in Pippi Form (2020) for violin and piano performed by Josh Modney, violin, and Cory Smythe, piano
Linda Catlin Smith: Dreamer Murmuring (2016) performed by Josh Modney, violin, Mariel Roberts, cello, and Eric Wubbels, piano
R. Ahvenniemi: Dada-Aria (2019) performed by Alice Teyssier, voice
Eric Wubbels: If and Only If Mvt III (2018) performed by Josh Modney, violin, Mariel Roberts, cello, and Eric Wubbels, piano
Anthony Braxton: Quartet and Syntactic Ghost Trance Music Works feat. Mok, Modney, Wubbels, Roberts, Lippel, Teyssier, and Smythe
VENUE: Target Margin Theater (232 52nd Street, Brooklyn, NY)
ADMISSION: free

WEDNESDAY, December 8
8pm Raw Demoon Alchemy (A Lone Operation)
Darius Jones (saxophone)
VENUE: Zürcher Gallery
ADMISSION: $20

WEDNESDAY, December 8
7pm & 8:30pm Operatic Orchestra
Ju-Eh, gabby fluke-mogul, Joanna Mattrey, Charlie Burnham, Cyro Baptista, Wendy Eisenberg, Ava Mendoza, Ken Filiano, Asher Herzog, conducted by Billy Martin
VENUE: Nublu
ADMISSION:$20

WEDNESDAY, December 8
7pm & 8:30pm Tim Berne / Gregg Belisle-Chi
VENUE: Barbes
ADMISSION: $20

THURSDAY, December 9
8pm Anthony Coleman: Piano Solos

VENUE: The Old Stone House
ADMISSION: $20

THURSDAY, December 9
8:30pm Ikue Mori Solo
Ikue Mori (electronics)
VENUE: The Stone
ADMISSION: $20

FRIDAY, December 10
8:30pm & 9:30pm Vijay Iyer & Arooj Aftab:
Land of Broken Dreams Convening & Concert Series
Daytime Convening: 1:00pm–7:00pm
composer/pianist Vijay Iyer, with vocalist and composer Arooj Aftab and bassist and composer Linda May Han Oh.
VENUE: Park Avenue Armory
ADMISSION: $25

December 9–10 at 8pm
December 11 at 2pm
Claire Chase: Density 2036, part viii
Program:
Liza Lim: Throat-Song from Sex Magic, Density 2036: part vii (2019-20)
Wang Lu: Aftertouch (2021)
Ann Cleare: anfa (2021)
Matana Roberts: Auricular Hearsay (2021)
Edgard Varèse: Density 21.5 (1936)
Claire Chase, flutes
*Guest performers on Matana Roberts’ composition:
Senem Pirler, live electronics (Dec 9, 10, 11)
Nathan Wooley, trumpet (Dec 10)
Susie Ibarra, percussion (Dec 11)
VENUE: The Kitchen
ADMISSION: $15-25

FRIDAY, December 10
8:30pm Highsmith
Craig Taborn (piano) Ikue Mori (electronics)
VENUE: The Stone
ADMISSION: $20

SATURDAY, December 11
8:30 pm Archipelago X
Ikue Mori (electronics) Brian Marsella (keyboards) Sae Hashimoto (percussion)
VENUE: The Stone
ADMISSION: $20

SATURDAY, December 11
9pm Sō Percussion and Friends
Program
Nathalie Joachim, Note to Self (World Premiere, co-commissioned by Carnegie Hall)
Caroline Shaw, Narrow Sea
Dominic “Shodekeh” Talifero, Vodalities: Paradigms of Consciousness for the Human Voice
Jason Treuting, Amid the Noise
VENUE: Carnegie Hall
ADMISSION: $65-$80

SUNDAY, December 12
AEON Ensemble: Nada te Turbe
Hildegard von Bingen, Pauline Oliveros, Galindo.
VENUE: Church In the Gardens
ADMISSION:$12-$50

MONDAY, December 13
8pm Graham Haynes with Lucie Vítková and Shakoor Hakeem
VENUE: Roulette
ADMISSION: $20-$25


THURSDAY, December 16
8pm Tyshawn Sorey & Adam Rudolph
VENUE: Zürcher Gallery
ADMISSION: $20

FRIDAY, December 17 and SATURDAY, December 18
7:30 and 9:30pm Threadgill + Iyer + Prieto
Henry Threadgill -saxophone
Vijay Iyer -piano
Dafnis Prieto -drums
VENUE: The Jazz Gallery
ADMISSION: $35-45

SATURDAY, December 18
8pm & 9:30pm GauciMusic presents
Stephen Gauci – tenor saxophone
Angelica Sanchez – piano
Adam Lane – bass
Chad Taylor – drums
VENUE: Scholes Street Studio
ADMISSION: $15

MONDAY, December 20
8pm S.E.M. Ensemble Holiday Concert 2021
Program:
Petr Kotik – Three in One (2021)
Jon Gibson – Equal Distribution No. 1 (1977)
John Cage – Cheap Imitation (excerpt) (1969-1982)
Vladimír Srámek – 6 Minute Exercises for Petr Kotik (1960)
Frederick the Great – Five Daily Exercises (ca. 1730)
Petr Kotik – Many Many Women (excerpt) (1975-1978)
VENUE: Zürcher Gallery
ADMISSION: $15-20

TUESDAY, December 21
6:30pm – Dissipated Face 2021
w/ Steve Popkin / Kurt Ralske / Daniel Carter & Special Guests
7:30pm – Suburban Bohemia
Special Apocalyptic Version w/ Elliott Sharp / Steve Swell / Michael Vatcher
VENUE: DMG In-store
ADMISSION: suggested

THURSDAY, December 30
7:30pm The Tom Rainey Trio with Ingrid Laubrock & Mary Halvorson
Ingrid Laubrock, saxophones
Tom Rainey, drums
Mary Halvorson, guitar
VENUE: DiMenna Center for the Performing Arts
ADMISSION: $20

NYC Calendar November 2021

All venues in NYC require adult audiences to show a proof of vaccination and/or a negative COVID test result. Our readers are advised to check with the venue for their specific requirements.

MONDAY, November 1
7pm Max Johnson Quarantet
Allison Philips – Trumpet,
James Brandon Lewis – Tenor Saxophone,
Max Johnson – Bass,
Lesley Mok – Drums
VENUE: Barbes
ADMISSION: suggested $20

WEDNESDAY, November 3
8pm and 9:30pm: Sabbagh Weds Jazz: Zoh Amba Quartet
Zoh Amba w/ Micah Thomas, William Parker, Marc Edwards

VENUE: Bar Bayeux (1066 Nostrand ave, Brooklyn)
ADMISSION: TBD

THURSDAY, November 4
7pm TargetMargin@7
Nathan Davis: Planetary Home Improvement
Phyllis Chen: Tone Grove
International Contemporary Ensemble:
Joshua Rubin, clarinet
Levy Lorenzo, percussion
Nathan Davis, percussion
Phyllis Chen, piano
Dan Lippel, guitar
Josh Modney, violin
Katinka Kleijn, cello
VENUE: Target Margin Theater (232 52nd St, Brooklyn)
ADMISSION: Free with RSVP

THURSDAY, November 4
8pm Joanna Mattrey: New Compositions for Improvisor
Nick Dunston: A Fleeting Once
Weasel Walter: Dire Consequenzas
Lucie Vitkova: Octavia
Leila Bordreuil: Mirage
Joanna Mattrey: Weaver

VENUE: Center for Performance Research (361 Manhattan Ave, Brooklyn)
ADMISSION: Free ($10 suggested donation)

THURSDAY, November 4
8:30pm Trio
Ikue Mori (electronics) Ingrid Laubrock (sax) Zeena Parkins (harp)
VENUE: The Stone
ADMISSION: $20

THURSDAY, November 4
10pm Gyan Riley’s Elixir
Gyan Riley – electric guitar and ukulele;
Taylor Levine – electric guitar;
Greg Chudzik – bass;
David Cossin – drums

VENUE: Barbes
ADMISSION: suggested $20

FRIDAY, November 5
7pm TargetMargin@7
International Contemporary Ensemble
Suzanne Farrin, ondes Martenot
Gareth Flowers, trumpet
Levy Lorenzo, percussion
Nathan Davis, percussion
Dan Lippel, guitar
Josh Modney, violin
Katinka Kleijn, cello
Nicholas Houfek, ColorSynth
VENUE: Target Margin Theater (232 52nd St, Brooklyn)
ADMISSION: Free with RSVP

FRIDAY, November 5
7pm Hilos de viento
Andrés Guadarrama: Como hilos de viento y luz [World Premiere of New Version]
Jeffrey Gavett, baritone
Dm R: Sunsets in Mars are Blue [World Premiere]
Taylor Brook: The Machine Stops (2020) [World Premiere]
Jeffrey Gavett, baritone

Yarn/Wire
Laura Barger, piano
Russell Greenberg, percussion
Sae Hashimoto, percussion
Ning Yu, piano
VENUE: Americas Society (680 Park Avenue, New York)
ADMISSION: Free, RSVP required

FRIDAY, November 5
8:30pm Duo
Brandon Lopez (bass) Zeena Parkins (harp)
VENUE: The Stone
ADMISSION: $20


WEDNESDAY, November 10
9pm & 10:15pm Bergamot Quartet

VENUE: Bar Lunatico
ADMISSION: $10

THURSDAY, November 11
8pm Musical Ecologies: Loren Connors

VENUE: The Old Stone House
ADMISSION: $15

SATURDAY, November 13
Shoko Nagai/Satoshi Takeishi

VENUE: Soup and Sound 292 Lefferts Ave
ADMISSION: TBD

THURSDAY, November 18
7:30pm Cramer Quartet: The Seven Last Words Project
Program includes works by Jessica Meyer, Colin Jacobsen, Nico Muhly, Tania León, Reena Esmail, Paola Prestini and Caroline Shaw
Cramer Quartet
Camilla Tassi, projection artist
VENUE: The Sheen Center for Thought and Culture (18 Bleecker St, New York)
ADMISSION: $30

THURSDAY, November 18 and SATURDAY, November 20
8:30pm Modum
Jon Madof (guitar, effects) Yoshie Fruchter (bass, guitar, oud) Chris Stromquist (drums, percussion) Mathias Kunzli (drums, percussion)
VENUE: The Stone
ADMISSION: $20

FRIDAY, November 19
7pm Ragas Live Festival
Ragas Live: In D by Brooklyn Raga Massive and Terry Riley (virtual), Innov Gnawa, Jay Gandhi and Abhik Mukherjee
VENUE: Pioneer Works
ADMISSION: $25

FRIDAY, November 19
8:30 pm Zoh Amba Trio
Zoh Amba (sax) Matt Hollenberg (guitar) Kenny Grohowski (drums)
VENUE: The Stone
ADMISSION: $20

SATURDAY, November 20
8pm & 9:30pm Stephen Gauci, Matt Shipp, William Parker, Francisco Mela
VENUE: Scholes Street Studio
ADMISSION: $15

SUNDAY, November 21
7pm Cramer Quartet: The Seven Last Words Project
Program includes works by Jessica Meyer, Colin Jacobsen, Nico Muhly, Tania León, Reena Esmail, Paola Prestini and Caroline Shaw
Cramer Quartet
Camilla Tassi, projection artist
VENUE: Flushing Town Hall (137-35 Northern Blvd | Queens)
ADMISSION: $15-25 General Admission

MONDAY, November 22
7:30pm John Adams Conducts the Juilliard Orchestra
Steve Reich, Three Movements for Orchestra
Bartok, Music for Strings, Percussion, and Celesta
Sibelius, Symphony No. 1 in E minor
VENUE: Alice Tully Hall
ADMISSION: $30

NYC Calendar October 2021

OCTOBER 1-23
1 pm/7 pm Fire Shut Up in My Bones
An opera by Terence Blanchard
Based on the Book by ‎Charles M. Blow
Libretto by Kasi Lemmons
VENUE: The Metropolitan Opera
ADMISSION: from $37

SATURDAY, October 2
In Gardens 2021
1:30pm Behroozi / Maviel / Mela
Daro Behroozi – reeds
Anaïs Maviel – voice
Francisco Mela – drums

3:30pm Yuko Otomo – poetry
4pm Steve Swell Kende Dreams
Steve Swell – trombone
Rob Brown – tenor
William Parker – bass
TA Thompson – drums
VENUE: Children’s Magical Garden, 129 Stanton St
ADMISSION: free

SUNDAY, October 3
In Gardens 2021
3:30pm No Land / Luke Stewart
No Land – poetry
Luke Stewart – bass
4 pm Sound & Cry
Patricia Nicholson – text, movement
Jean Carla Rodea – vocals
William Parker – gimbre
VENUE: Children’s Magical Garden, 129 Stanton St
ADMISSION: free

SUNDAY, October 3
7pm Zoh Amba Trio (w/ William Parker, Chad Edward Taylor)
Zoh Amba (saxophone, flute)
William Parker (bass)
Chad Edward Taylor (drums)
VENUE: Shapeshifter Lab
ADMISISON: 25

SUNDAY, October 3
7 pm Sonny Singh: Chardi Kala
Sonny Singh – vocals, trumpet, and dhol;
Jonathan Goldberger – guitar;
Daro Behroozi – saxophone, harmonium;
Yuka Tadano – bass and Rohin Khemani – drums & tabla
VENUE: Barbes
ADMISISON: $20

THURSDAY, October 7
7pm Michael Bates’ Acrobat
Sam Bardfeld Trio
Sam Bardfeld – violin
Jacob Sacks – piano
Michael Sarin – drums

Michael Bates’ Acrobat
Music for and by Dimitri Shostakovich
Marty Ehrlich-clarinet
Mazz Swift-violin
Sara Schoenbeck-bassoon
Michael Bates-bass
Michael Sarin-drums

VENUE: Flatbush Jewish Center courtyard (327 East 5th, Brooklyn)
ADMISSION:$10

FRIDAY, October 8
8pm Hery Paz, Nate Wooley and Tom Rainey

VENUE: Scholes Street Studio (375 Lorimer St, Brooklyn,)
ADMISSION: Free

SUNDAY, October 10
7pm Zeena Parkins + Bill NAce + Ryan Sawyer
Lee Ranaldo + David Watson
Brandon Lopez
VENUE: Union Pool
ADMISSION: $17

SUNDAYs, October 10 and 31
9 pm Nick Hakim & Roy Nathanson
Nick Hakim – vocals and keyboard
Roy Nathanson – vocals and sax
Curtis Fowlkes – vocals and trombone
Isaiah Barr – Saxophone
Gabe Nathanson – vocals and trumpet
Eva Lawitts – Bass
VENUE: LunÀtico
ADMISSION: $10

WEDNESDAY, October 13
7pm & 9pm Artists Studio: Carol Szymanski & Jaimie Branch
Avant-garde trumpeter jaimie branch and sculptor Carol Szymanski present the Phonemophonic Alphabet Brass Band.
VENUE: Park Avenue Armory
Tickets: $45

THURSDAY, October 14
8pm Dafna Naphtali, New, Old and Future: works and improvisations
with Danny Tunick, percussion

https://www.musicalecologies.net/
VENUE: The Old Stone House (336 3rd St, Brooklyn)
ADMISSION: $15

THURSDAY, October 14
8 pm Relevant Tones Tenth Anniversary Festival: Useless Machines
Program:
Rube G. by Frank London
Rube Goldberg Variations by Dmitri Tymoczko (choreography by Jody Oberfelder Productions)
Water Walk by John Cage
Useless Machines for Thinking, Dreaming, Feeling by Seth Boustead (Puppetry by Little Shadow Productions)
VENUE: Roulette
ADMISSION $20-25

SATURDAY, October 16
8 pm Relevant Tones Tenth Anniversary Festival: Necessary Monsters
Carla Kihlstedt: violin/voice
Eddy Kwon: viola/voice
Emily Hope Price: cello/voice
Melissa Weikart: piano/voice
Marié Abe: accordion
Cole Kamen-Green: trumpet
Wendy Eisenberg: guitars
Grace Ward: bass/electric bass
Clara Warnaar: drums/percussion
Rafael Osés: narrator
VENUE: Roulette
ADMISSION: $20-25

SUNDAYs, October 17 and 24
3PM New Masada Quartet
Julian Lage, Jorge Roeder, Kenny Wollesen & John Zorn

VENUE:  Village Vanguard
ADMISSION: $35 (Sold Out)

SUNDAY, October 17
9pm Ben Monder/Theo Bleckmann/Tom Rainey
Ben Monder, guitar
Theo Bleckmann, voice
Tom Rainey, drums
VENUE: LunÀtico
ADMISSION: $10

MONDAY, October 18
7:30pm Pedestrian conducted by Will Shore
with Doug Wieselman, Kenny Wollesen, Christof Knoche, Michael Kiaer, Emilie Webel, Daniel Jodocy, and more.
VENUE: IRL (80 Franklin Street, Brooklyn)
ADMISSION: $10

WEDNESDAY, October 20-SATURDAY, October 23
7:30 or 8pm An American Triptych: Mazzoli, Davis, and Adams
Program:
Missy Mazzoli, Sinfonia (for Orbiting Spheres)
Anthony Davis, You Have the Right To Remain Silent
John Adams, Chamber Symphony
VENUE: Alice Tully Hall
ADMISSION: $39–120

THURSDAY, October 21
7:30 pm Bridges: Kronos Quartet
50 For The Future commissioning program of Kronos Quartet, performed by Kaufman Music Center string quartets and students from Montclair State University’s John J. Cali School of Music.
Program:
Peni Candra Rini (arr. Jacob Garchik) – Maduswara (World Premiere)
Sky Macklay – Vertebrae
Aruna Narayan (arr. Reena Esmail) – Pilu
Jlin (arr. Jacob Garchik) – Little Black Book
Philip Glass – Quartet Satz
VENUE: Merkin Hall
ADMISSION: $25

THURSDAY, October 21
8:30 pm Kris Davis Quartet
Milena Casado Fauquet (trumpet) Kris Davis (piano) Ben Street (bass) Nasheet Waits (drums)
VENUE: The Stone
ADMISSION: $20

THURSDAY, October 21 – SATURDAY, October 23
8 pm Robert Ashley: eL/Aficionado
An opera scored for four voices and a pre-recorded electronic orchestra.
Kayleigh Butcher, Bonnie Lander, Paul Pinto, Brian McCorkle (voice)
Music direction and sound design are by Tom Hamilton
Lighting and stage design are by David Moodey.
VENUE: Roulette
ADMISSION: $30 -$35

FRIDAY, October 22
6:30pm Bang on a Can Music Series: Lee Ranaldo and Dither, Hurricane Transcriptions
VENUE: Noguchi Museum
ADMISSION: $10

SATURDAY, October 23
8:30 pm Bagatelles CD release party
Kris Davis (piano) Mary Halvorson (guitar) Noah Garabedian (bass) Kenny Wollesen (drums)
VENUE: The Stone
ADMISSION: $20

MONDAY, October 25
7 pm The American Avant-Garde & Three Czech Artists
The Orchestra of the S.E.M. Ensemble
Phill Niblock, Exploratory, Rhine version “Looking for Daniel” (US premiere)
Pauline Oliveros From Unknown Silences (US premiere) From Four Meditations for Orchestra
Christian Wolff, Invisible Terrain (US premiere)
Petr Kotik, Wednesdays at RW on Spring Street (American premiere)
John Cage, Five
VENUE: Bohemian National Hall
ADMISSION: free

TUESDAY, October 26
8 pm Ches Smith and We All Break: “Path of Seven Colors” Record Release Show
Sirene Dantor Rene — vocals
Lalin St Juste — vocals
Tossie Long — vocals
Miguel Zenón — alto saxophone
Matt Mitchell — piano
Nick Dunston — bass
Daniel Brevil — tanbou, vocals
Markus Schwartz — tanbou, vocals
Fanfan Jean Guy Rene — tanbou, vocals
Ches Smith — drums, vocals
VENUE: Roulette
ADMISSION: 20-25

WEDNESDAY, October 27
8 pm Charmaine Lee with Joanna Mattrey and Lester St. Louis
Charmaine Lee, voice and electronics
Joanna Mattrey, viola
Lester St. Louis, cello

VENUE: Roulette
ADMISSION: $20-25

THURSDAY, October 28
8 pm Interpretations: Roscoe Mitchell
The program will include Sunrise on an Ice Moon for solo vibraphone, performed by Anna Wray; Cutouts for Woodwind Quintet performed by Wavefield Ensemble: Roberta Michel (flute), Katie Scheele (oboe), Eric Umble (clarinet), Sara Schoenbeck (bassoon) and John Gattis (french horn), a duet between Mitchell and percussionist Tani Tabbal, and a solo with video accompaniment by Mitchell.
VENUE: Roulette
ADMISSION: $20

FRIDAY, October 29
8:30 pm Mary Halvorson: Amaryllis
Adam O’Farrill (trumpet) Jacob Garchik (trombone) Patricia Brennan (vibraphone) Mary Halvorson (guitar) Nick Dunston (bass) Tomas Fujiwara (drums)

VENUE: The Stone
ADMISSION: $20

FRIDAY, October 29
8pm George Lewis: Recombinant Works 2014 – 2019
Program:
Emergent (2014), for flute and electronics
Laura Cocks, flute
Not Alone (2014-15), for cello and electronics
Seth Parker Woods, cello
Seismologic (2017), for bassoon and electronics
Dana Jessen, bassoon
Memory/Mutation (2019), for two violins and electronics
String Noise: Conrad Harris and Pauline Kim, violins
VENUE: The Clemente Soto Vélez Cultural & Educational Center
ADMISSION: $15-25

SATURDAY, October 30
7:30 pm Just in Time: Caroline Shaw & Andrew Yee
VENUE: Merkin Hall
ADMISSION: free

SATURDAY, October 30
8:30 pm Mary Halvorson, Nick Dunston & Henry Mermer
Mary Halvorson (guitar) Nick Dunston (bass) Henry Mermer (drums)

VENUE: The Stone
ADMISSION: $20

NYC Calendar September 2021

FRIDAY, September 3 and SATURDAY, September 4
8pm NYC Free: Amoc: Eastman
Featuring Doug Balliett, Miranda Cuckson, Emi Ferguson, Conor Hanick, Davóne Tines, and Seth Parker Woods.
VENUE: Little Island
ADMISSION: Free

SATURDAY, September 4
8pm Cecilia Lopez / Ingrid Laubrock
VENUE: Ibeam Brooklyn
ADMISSION: $20

WEDNESDAY, September 8 and THURSDAY, September 9
8pm Mary Halvorson: Amaryllis and Belladonna
Adam O’Farrill (trumpet)
Jacob Garchik (trombone)
Patricia Brennan (vibraphone)
Mary Halvorson (guitar)
Nick Dunston (bass)
and Tomas Fujiwara (drums)
The Mivos Quartet:
Olivia De Prato (violin)
Maya Bennardo (violin)
Victor Lowrie Tafoya (viola)
Tyler J. Borden (cello)
VENUE: Roulette
ADMISSION: $25

THURSDAY, September 9
7.30pm Keiji Haino, Jim O’Rourke & Oren Ambarchi (Remote Recording) / Tamio Shiraishi & Julia Santoli + Austin Sley Julian / David Watson & Ikue Mori / Manāt
VENUE: Issue Project Room
ADMISSION: $25

THURSDAY, September 9
10pm Freethiopiques
Jessica Lurie (sax/flute), Greg Glassman (trumpet), Brian Marsella (piano & organ), Jon Madof (guitar), Yoshie Fruchter (bass) and Chris Stromquist (drums).
VENUE: Barbes
ADMISSION: $25

THURSDAY, September 9– FRIDAY, September 10
7:15pm Requiem 2021
A multimedia project dedicated to the memory of the victims of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
Music by Juraj Filas
VENUE: Bohemian National Hall (Czech Center)
ADMISSION: $25

FRIDAY, September 10
7.30pm + 9.30pm Caroline Davis’ Portals
Caroline Davis -alto saxophone
Mike Rodriguez -trumpet
Julian Shore -piano
Chris Tordini – bass
Sara Caswell -violin
Josh Henderson -violin
Joanna Mattrey -violin
Mariel Roberts -cello

VENUE: The Jazz Gallery
ADMISSION: $10 – $35

SATURDAY, September 11
In Gardens 2021
1:30pm Jaimie Branch Trio
Jaimie Branch – trp, vocals, elec.
Mike Pride – drums
Luke Stewart – el. bass
2:30pm Mark Dresser Solo Bass
3:30pm Miriam Parker / Luke Stewart
Miriam Parker – dance
Luke Stewart – bass

4:00pm Jason Kao Hwang Critical Response
Jason Kao Hwang – el. violin
Anders Nilsson – el. guitar
T.A. Thompson – drums
VENUE: First Street Green, 33 E. 1st St
ADMISSION: free

SATURDAY, September 11
Whatever Guitar Festival
Guitarist Max Kutner presents a festival of solo guitarists
Day 1: Naeemah Maddox, Sandy Ewen, Teddy Kumpel & Ava Mendoza
VENUE: Green Lung Studio
ADMISSION: Free with RSVP

SUNDAY, September 12
Whatever Guitar Festival
Guitarist Max Kutner presents a festival of solo guitarists
Day 2: Harvey Valdes, Miriam Elhajli, Wendy Eisenberg and Brandon Seabrook
VENUE: Barbès
ADMISSION: Free with RSVP

SUNDAY, September 12
8pm Thurston Moore w/ Samara Lubelski
VENUE: LPR
ADMISSION: $20-$25

WEDNESDAY, September 15 — SUNDAY, September 26
6-10pm Sun & Sea
Direction and set design by Rugilė Barzdžiukaitė
Libretto by Vaiva Grainytė
Music and musical direction by Lina Lapelytė
Curated by Lucia Pietroiusti

VENUE: BAM
ADMISSION: $25

FRIDAY, September 17
8pm Anzû quartet: Quartet for the End of Time By Olivier Messiaen
Ken Thomson, clarinet
Olivia De Prato, violin
Ashley Bathgate, cello
Karl Larson, piano
VENUE: Roulette
ADMISSION: $25-30

FRIDAY, September 17
8pm and 10pm Mark Dresser and Friends
Sylvie Courvoisier – Piano
Ned Rothenberg – Woodwinds
Michael Sarin – Drums
Mark Dresser – Bass
VENUE: Ibeam Brooklyn
ADMISSION: $20

SATURDAY, September 18
1pm Oneida
jaimie branch trio with luke stewart, mike pride
Kid Millions and Sarah Bernstein Duo
Ava Mendoza / Gabby Fluke-Mogul
VENUE: George Seuffert Bandshell at Forest Park (Woodhaven Boulevard and Forest Park Drive, Queens, NY)
ADMISSION: free

SATURDAY, September 18
In Gardens 2021
2:30pm William Parker & Cooper-Moore
William Parker – Ngoni, gimbre
Cooper-Moore – harp
VENUE: Children’s Magical Garden, 129 Stanton St, New York
ADMISSION: free

SATURDAY, September 18
8pm Olga Neuwirth “Die Stadt ohne Juden”
Olga Neuwirth: Die Stadt ohne Juden (2017) *US premiere
With live film screening
Film by Hans Karl Breslauer (1924)
Talea Ensemble
James Baker, conductor
VENUE: DiMenna Center for Classical Music
ADMISSION: $10-20

WEDNESDAY, September 22
7:30pm Taka Kigawa – Music of Ligeti and Boulez
Taka Kigawa (piano)
VENUE: LPR
ADMISSION: $20-$30

FRIDAY, September 24
time: TBA Amirtha Kidambi/Darius Jones
Amirtha Kidambi (voice, harmonium),
Darius Jones (alto saxophone)
https://youtu.be/wd030Ta4xIo
VENUE: Sound and Sound
ADMISSION: TBA

SATURDAY, September 25
8pm and 10pm Gordon Grdina, Matthew Shipp, Mark Helias
Matthew Shipp – Piano
Gordon Grdina – Guitar, Oud
Mark Helias – Bass, Clarinet
VENUE: Ibeam Brooklyn
ADMISSION: $20

SUNDAY, September 26
In Gardens 2021
4pm Avram Fefer Trio
Avram Fefer – tenor saxophone
Michael Bisio – bass
Michael Wimberly – drums
VENUE: First Street Green, 33 E. 1st St
ADMISSION: free

SUNDAY, September 26
7pm and 9:30pm Vijay Iyer Trio
Vijay Iyer (piano), Tyshawn Sorey (drums), Linda May Han Oh (bass)
VENUE: LPR
ADMISSION: $25-$45

MONDAY, September 27
7:30 pm Just in Time: Conrad Tao & Charmaine Lee
Conrad Tao, piano and keyboards
Charmaine Lee, voice
VENUE: Kaufman Music Center
ADMISSION: free

September 28–October 9, 2021
7:30pm, 8pm or 3pm Deep Blue Sea
Bill T. Jones, Creator & Director
Janet Wong, Associate Director
Choreography by Bill T. Jones, Janet Wong, and the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company
Visual Environment Elizabeth Diller (DS + R) and Peter Nigrini
Robert Wierzel, Lighting Design
Nick Hallett, Composer and Music Director
Hprizm, Rena Anakwe, and Holland Andrews, Electronic Score
Mark Grey, Sound Design
Liz Prince, Costume Design
Mark Hairston, Dramaturg
VENUE: Park Avenue Armory
ADMISSION: $40 (plus fees) and up

WEDNESDAY, September 29
8pm Acrobat
a quintet led by bassist/composer Michael Bates, exploring music of Dmitri Shostakovich
Marty Ehrlich-clarinet; Mazz Swift-violin; Sara Schoenbeck-bassoon; Michael Bates-bass;
Michael Sarin-drums
VENUE: Barbès
ADMISSION: $20

THURSDAY, September 30
8pm Anne Waldman with Devin Brahja Waldman & William Parker / Caroline Partamian

VENUE: Issue Project Room
ADMISSION: $15-20

THURSDAY, September 30
7.30pm + 9.30pm The Unknowable – Dave Liebman, Adam Rudolph, Tyshawn Sorey Trio
Dave Liebman -soprano & tenor saxes, piano, c, alto and bamboo flutes
Adam Rudolph -handrumset (kongos, djembe, tarija) piano, multiphonic vocal, percussion, electronic processing
Tyshawn Sorey -drum kit, piano, glockenspiel, percussion
VENUE: The Jazz Gallery
ADMISSION: $10 – 35

NYC Calendar August 2021

Highlight of the month: TIME:SPANS 2021 festival: August 12-29.
Complete program here
Special highlights included below.

TUESDAY, August 3 and MONDAY, August 16
7pm Max Johnson Heroes Trio
Jason Rigby – Tenor Saxophone; Max Johnson – bass and Jeff Davis – drums
https://www.viewcy.com/e/max_johnson_heroes_tr
VENUE: Barbès
ADMISSION: $20

SATURDAY, August 7
2 – 5pm DMG-30 Celebration
Josh Sinton / Daniel Carter / Sam Newsome
Samantha Riott
Laura Cocks
VENUE: Oliver Coffee at 5 Oliver Street, New York
ADMISSION: free

THURSDAY, August 12
7.30pm + 9.30pm John Escreet

VENUE: The Jazz Gallery
ADMISSION: $25/$10 members; cabaret seating: $35/$20 members

FRIDAY, August 13
7.30pm + 9.30pm Ralph Alessi and Baida Quartet
Ralph Alessi -trumpet
Craig Taborn -piano
Drew Gress -bass
Nasheet Waits -drums
VENUE: The Jazz Gallery
ADMISSION: $10 -$35

FRIDAY, August 13
7pm String Orchestra of Brooklyn with Adam Tendler
Julius Eastman & Devonté Hynes
Eli Spindel – conductor
Adam Tendler – piano
Members of String Orchestra of Brooklyn
VENUE: Little Island @Pier55
ADMISSION: free (registration required)

FRIDAY, August 13
7–11pm False Harmonics #8
Matthew Shipp, Michael Bisio, Jason Hwang, Ama Birch & David Henderson perform with Alex Harsley’s The First Light
VENUE: Pioneer Works
ADMISSION: $15- $20

SATURDAY, August 14
6:30pm CD Release Performance for “Adam Lane / Stephen Gauci, Pandemic Duets”
Adam Lane – bass / Stephen Gauci – tenor saxophone
8pm Release “Morris/Gauci/Lane, Studio Sessions Vol. 3
Stephen Gauci – tenor sax / Adam Lane – bass / Joe Morris – drums
VENUE: DMG (In-Store)
ADMISSION: TBD

SATURDAY, August 14
8 PM Lea Bertucci / Charmaine Lee
https://www.jackny.org/whats-on/lea-bertucci-dumbo-arch
VENUE: The DUMBO Archway
ADMISSION: Tickets: $10

WEDNESDAY, August 18
7:30pm TIME:SPANS 2021 // JACK Quartet, Tony Arnold
Amy Williams, Urquintett (2020) for soprano and string quartet
Jason Eckardt, Passage (2020)
JACK Quartet
Tony Arnold, soprano
VENUE: DiMenna Center for Classical Music
ADMISSION: $20

THURSDAY, August 19
7pm Tyshawn Sorey & International Contemporary Ensemble: Autoschediasm
Tyshawn Sorey – composer and conductor
musicians from the International Contemporary Ensemble
https://littleisland.org/program-autoschediasm/
VENUE: Little Island @Pier55
ADMISSION: free (registration required)

SUNDAY, August 22
7pm Claire Chase & The Juilliard School community: Pan
Claire Chase – flutes
Levy Lorenzo – electronics
Marcos Balter – composer
The Juilliard School community members
https://littleisland.org/program-pan/
VENUE: Little Island @Pier55
ADMISSION: free (registration required)

MONDAY, August 23
7pm Jeremiah Cymerman w/ special guest Brian Chase
Jeremiah Cymerman, celebrating his newest solo record “Citadels & Sanctuaries”
Brian Chase’s “Drums & Drones”
VENUE: IRL (80 Franklin Street, Brooklyn)
ADMISSION: $20

MONDAY, August 23
7:30pm TIME:SPANS 2021 // Talea Ensemble, Tony Arnold
Catherine Lamb, parallaxis forma (2016) for voice and ensemble
Sarah Hennies, Clock Dies (2021)
Oscar Bettison, La Arqueología del Neón
TALEA Ensemble
Soprano: Tony Arnold
Conductor: James Baker


VENUE: DiMenna Center for Classical Music
ADMISSION: $20

THURSDAY, August 26
7:30pm TIME:SPANS 2021 // Seth Parker Woods + Pierre Alexandre Tremblay
George E. Lewis, Not Alone, 2014-15
Fredrick Gifford Difficult Grace, 2019
Monty Adkins, Winter Tendrils, 2014/2020
Nathalie Joachim, The Race: 1915, 2019
Ryan Carter, Default Mode Network, 2019
Freida Abtan, My Heart Is a River, 2020
Pierre Alexandre Tremblay, asinglewordisnotenough 3 [invariant], 2015
Seth Parker Woods, cello
Pierre Alexandre Tremblay, electronics

VENUE: DiMenna Center for Classical Music
ADMISSION: $20

THURSDAY, August 26
7pm Brandon Lopez, Mat Maneri, Tyshawn Sorey
VENUE: Zürcher Gallery
ADMISSION: $15-20

THURSDAY, August 26
8pm Sonny Singh: Chardi Kala
Sonny Singh – vocals, trumpet, and dhol; Jonathan Goldberger – guitar; Ria Modak – guitar, harmonium, and vocals; Yuka Tadano – bass and Rohin Khemani – drums & tabla

VENUE: Barbès
ADMISSION: $20

FRIDAY, August 27
7pm An Evening with Angélica Negrón, Caroline Shaw & Raquel Acevedo Klein
Raquel Acevedo Klein (voice, electronics),
Caroline Shaw (voice, viola, electronics)
Angélica Negrón (voice, electronics)
VENUE: Little Island @Pier55
ADMISSION: free (registration required)

SATURDAY, August 28
7:30pm TIME:SPANS 2021 // Talea Ensemble
Ashley Fure, Fast Forward (2015)
Anthony Cheung, A line can go anywhere (2019)
Matthias Pintscher, Bereshit (2011-2013)
TALEA Ensemble
James Baker, conductor
VENUE: DiMenna Center for Classical Music
ADMISSION: $20

SUNDAY, August 29
7:30pm TIME:SPANS 2021 // Alarm Will Sound
Tyshawn Sorey, For George Lewis, 2019
Alarm Will Sound
Alan Pierson, conductor
VENUE: DiMenna Center for Classical Music
ADMISSION: $20