Member Events Calendar

Submit an event

You are viewing all events. View by month.
August 27, 2011
Chris Bakriges Trio
Jazz Concert
http://www.milescafe.com
8:30 PM
212 E. 52nd St. 3Fl. (b/2nd & 3rd Ave.)
New York, NY
Chris Bakriges Trio Performing at New York’s Newest Jazz Club on Friday and Saturday, August 26 and 27, 8:30 10:00 PM
WHERE:
Miles Jazz Cafe, 212 E. 52nd St. 3Fl. (b/2nd & 3rd Ave.) New York.
E/V train to 53rd St./ Lexington, 6 train to 51st St.
For Reservations, call (212) 371-7657 or visit http://www.milescafe.com/

The trio stands as one of the most fiercely eclectic group touring all too under-the-radar. Pianist Chris Bakriges, bassist Rich Mollin and drummer Brian Kornfeld traverse freely among jazz, classical and world idioms. This always has given their performances a buoyantly unpredictable but consistently high quality. Both evenings will be filmed and recorded.

Chris Bakriges was the last pianist to work with Oscar Peterson before the legend’s passing in 2007. Christopher’s association with Peterson began as a doctoral student in ethnomusicology at York University in Toronto. “Besides the virtuosity and elegance we all associate with Oscar, there was an incredible joy in his playing that he made me aware of in every lesson.”

The Chris Bakriges Trio, with Brian Kornfeld and Rich Mollin, have created an uncompromising body of work in a relatively short time. They are garnering acclaim for their ability to work as a mature, cohesive unit, performing a wide range of exciting new originals and adventurous takes on music from other genres. This unit hopes to become part of the jazz festival scene for years to come.

Drummer Brian Kornfeld studied at the Grove School of Music in California with Peter Erskine, Alex Acuna, David Garibaldi. Brian is also an in-demand drum tech worldwide for the likes of Dave Weckl, Jimmy Cobb, Anton Fig and Steve Smith. Bassist Rich Mollin teaches at The State University of New York in Oneonta. Rich has longstanding ties with the legendary improviser Paul Bley, organist Jeff Palmer, Spyro Gyro’s alumnae Jeremy Wall, and as house bassist with Sonart Studios. Rich also performs with the Catskill Symphony, Orpheus Theatre, and the Glimmerglass Opera Company.

Born in Detroit a few doors down from the original Motown Studios, Chris Bakriges now teaches at Elms College in Massachusetts as well as The Putney School in Vermont. He has performed with a broad lineage of jazz artists including Bobby McFerrin, Kenny Burrell, and Anthony Braxton. Chris was a long-standing member of groups lead by Stax/Truth artist Sandra Wright and the Italian Cicci Santucci, whose featured trumpet helped composer Ennio Morricone win the European Film Best Music Award for The Legend of 1900.

The trio’s belief in the band ethos and their personal stamp have put them firmly within instrumental jazz while attracting new audiences in search of depth and creativity. While the bulk of their output has been original music, they also rearrange the standards and approach songs in other idioms with their own distinctive mark. More Info about The Chris Bakriges Trio is available at www.bakriges.com/
Contact: For Info., call Chris Bakriges at 718-339-6998
For Reservations, call Une, Umi or Miles at (212) 371-7657

August 26, 2011
Miles Jazz Cafe
Chris Bakriges Trio
http://www.milescafe.com/
8:30 PM
212 E. 52nd St. 3Fl. (b/2nd & 3rd Ave.)
New York, NY
Chris Bakriges Trio Performing at New York’s Newest Jazz Club on Friday and Saturday, August 26 and 27, 8:30 10:00 PM
WHERE:
Miles Jazz Cafe, 212 E. 52nd St. 3Fl. (b/2nd & 3rd Ave.) New York.
E/V train to 53rd St./ Lexington, 6 train to 51st St.
For Reservations, call (212) 371-7657 or visit http://www.milescafe.com/

The trio stands as one of the most fiercely eclectic group touring all too under-the-radar. Pianist Chris Bakriges, bassist Rich Mollin and drummer Brian Kornfeld traverse freely among jazz, classical and world idioms. This always has given their performances a buoyantly unpredictable but consistently high quality. Both evenings will be filmed and recorded.

Chris Bakriges was the last pianist to work with Oscar Peterson before the legend’s passing in 2007. Christopher’s association with Peterson began as a doctoral student in ethnomusicology at York University in Toronto. “Besides the virtuosity and elegance we all associate with Oscar, there was an incredible joy in his playing that he made me aware of in every lesson.”

The Chris Bakriges Trio, with Brian Kornfeld and Rich Mollin, have created an uncompromising body of work in a relatively short time. They are garnering acclaim for their ability to work as a mature, cohesive unit, performing a wide range of exciting new originals and adventurous takes on music from other genres. This unit hopes to become part of the jazz festival scene for years to come.

Drummer Brian Kornfeld studied at the Grove School of Music in California with Peter Erskine, Alex Acuna, David Garibaldi. Brian is also an in-demand drum tech worldwide for the likes of Dave Weckl, Jimmy Cobb, Anton Fig and Steve Smith. Bassist Rich Mollin teaches at The State University of New York in Oneonta. Rich has longstanding ties with the legendary improviser Paul Bley, organist Jeff Palmer, Spyro Gyro’s alumnae Jeremy Wall, and as house bassist with Sonart Studios. Rich also performs with the Catskill Symphony, Orpheus Theatre, and the Glimmerglass Opera Company.

Born in Detroit a few doors down from the original Motown Studios, Chris Bakriges now teaches at Elms College in Massachusetts as well as The Putney School in Vermont. He has performed with a broad lineage of jazz artists including Bobby McFerrin, Kenny Burrell, and Anthony Braxton. Chris was a long-standing member of groups lead by Stax/Truth artist Sandra Wright and the Italian Cicci Santucci, whose featured trumpet helped composer Ennio Morricone win the European Film Best Music Award for The Legend of 1900.

The trio’s belief in the band ethos and their personal stamp have put them firmly within instrumental jazz while attracting new audiences in search of depth and creativity. While the bulk of their output has been original music, they also rearrange the standards and approach songs in other idioms with their own distinctive mark. More Info about The Chris Bakriges Trio is available at www.bakriges.com/
Contact: For more Info, call Chris Bakriges 718-339-6998
For Reservations, call (212) 371-7657 Une or Umi or Miles

March 27, 2011
Chris Bakriges
Teaching the Eye to Hear: Reflections on Henri Matisse's Jazz
http://www.milescafe.com/sche5/sche35.cgi
5:30-7:30 PM
212 East 52nd Street
New York, NY
In 1941 the artist Henri Matisse was diagnosed with cancer and, following surgery, he was essentially bedridden. More problematic for Matisse was his inability to pick up and fully utilize the nuances of a paint brush. He found, however, a new lease on his enormous creativity when he realized that he could maneuver scissors through prepared sheets of brightly colored paper. He referred to this technique as "painting with scissors" and it was this format that occupied him until his death. Among his first adventures with paper cutouts was a book called Jazz, which Matisse prepared in 1942 with the help of his assistant Lydia Delectorskay which was published by Teriade in 1947. The book contained twenty color plates was initially only printed in a hundred copies.
Both the text and the cut outs themselves inspired pianist and composer Christopher Bakriges to make what he refers to as musical reflections on Matisse's work. Matisse used the energy of a still young musical idiom called jazz in enticing the art world to "teach the eye to hear." Along with his son, violinist David Bakriges, bassist Rich Mollin and drummer Gary Smith, Christopher will present a musicological background to these original compositions as well as perform other tunes from the Great American Songbook that inspired the imagination of French jazz fans in the early years of the music.
Contact: Miles Jazz Cafe, 212 East 52nd St between 2nd and 3rd Ave, 3rd Floor, New York, NY. milescafe.com (212) 371-7657
The closest subways are the E/V trains to 53rd St./Lexington and 6 train to 51st St.

March 20, 2011
Chris Bakriges
52nd Street Themes
http://www.milescafe.com/sche5/sche35.cgi
5:30-7:30 PM
212 East 52nd Street
New York, NY
52nd Street Themes: Honoring the Area Historically Known As "Swing Street"
Chris Bakriges, piano/composer
Brian Kornfeld, drums
Rich Mollin, bass
Contact: Miles Jazz Cafe, 212 East 52nd St between 2nd and 3rd Ave, 3rd Floor, New York, NY. milescafe.com
The closest subways are the E/V trains to 53rd St./Lexington and 6 train to 51st St.(212) 371-7657

January 23, 2011
Alan Bern
Winter Edition Weimar
www.winteredition.eu
9:30 am
Ottmar Gerster Musikschule
Weimar
Winter Edition (Jan 23 - Feb 9, 2011) is a path-breaking institute for the study of music improvisation with an interdisciplinary and intercultural approach. Teachers and students from around the world join in an open, evolving exploration of the connections between improvisation, musical tradition, communication, cognition, the voice, the body and awareness. Please see the website for more information.
Contact: Alan Bern, alan.bern@othermusic.eu

December 02, 2010
ISIM
Festival/Conference
www.isimprov.org
9 am-10 pm, 4 days
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI
Annual Festival/Conference of the International Society for Improvised Music. Dec 2-5, 2010. "Improvisation and Cross-Cultural Creativity: Fostering Connections Through Spontaneous Musical Art" Concerts, workshops, papers, panel discussions.
Contact: Kate Olson Kate@isimprov.org

October 26, 2010
Stephen Nachmanovitch
Residency at Appalachian State University
4 days
Appalachian State University
Boone, North Carolina, United States
Stephen Nachmanovitch will be doing a residency in improvisation and related matters, in music, dance and other fields, at Appalachian State University, from October 26-29, 2010. This will include concerts, workshops, and lectures. Contact Harold McKinney for detailed schedule.
Contact: Harold McKinney, mckinnyhv@appstate.edu

October 13, 2010
Stephen Nachmanovitch
Improvisation master class
12:30
Cleveland Institute of Music
Cleveland , OH
Stephen Nachmanovitch Improv master class at the Cleveland Institute of Music, Harkness Chapel.
Contact: www.freeplay.com

October 12, 2010
Stephen Nachmanovitch
Workshop in creativity, communication, and improv
1-6 PM
Weatherhead School of Management
Cleveland, OH
Stephen Nachmanovitch at the Weatherhead School of Management, Case Western Reserve University.
Contact: www.freeplay.com

September 30, 2010
Festival Salihara
Digital Buddha #2
www.jinhikim.com
8PM
Theater Salihara
Jakarta
Jin Hi Kim's Digital Buddha #2 for komungo, lectric komungo, percussion (Gerry Hemingway) and video.
Contact: www.jinhikim.com

September 29, 2010
Festival Salihara
Digital Buddha
www.jinhikim.com
8PM
Theater Salihara
Jakarta
Jin Hi Kim's Digital Buddha for komungo, electirc komungo, percussion (Gerry Hemingway) and video.
Contact: www.jinhikim.com

September 17, 2010
Chris Chalfant
Looking Through Trees: a multi-media event
irondale.org
8pm
Irondale Center 85 S. Oxford St.
Brooklyn, NY
Contact: info@chrischalfant.com

September 09, 2010
Fesital Salhara
Digital Buddha
http://salihara.org/en/event/2010/07/06/festival-s
8PM
Theater Salihara
Jakarta
An evening concert of Jin Hi Kim's Digital Buddha for komungo,electric komungo, percussion (Gerry Hemingway) and video (by Benton C Bainbridge and Joel Cadman)
Contact: www.jinhikim.com

August 18, 2010
Festival Dos Abarazos
Digital Budda
8PM
University of Santiago
Santiago De Compostela
An evening concert of Jin Hi Kim's solo recital on komungo.
Contact: www.jinhikim.com

August 01, 2010
the improvisor
the improvisor festival
http://www.thestonenyc.com/
8:00 p.m.
THE STONE
NYC, NY
Celebrating the 30 year anniversary of the improvisor, international journal of free improvisation, spawned by the I.N. (Improvisor's Network) in 1980, seminal players from the A.M.I.C.A. Bunker and gang will be hosting the opening concert in N.Y.C. Performers will include Chris Cochrane, Andrea Parkins, Reuben Radding,
Jack Wright,Blaise Siwula, LaDonna Smith, and others.

Contact: Chris Cochrane, LaDonna Smith

August 01, 2010
The Stone, NYC
the improvisor festival
http://www.thestonenyc.com
8:00 p.m.
Ave C & 2nd St.
NYC, NY
The Grand opening event, celebrating 30 years of the improvisor, created as the communication instrument of I.N. (Improvisors Network) & the A.M.I.C.A. Bunker veterans reunion, featuring Andrea Parkins,Chris Cochrane, Jack Wright, Reubin Radding, Blaise Siwula, Judy Dunaway, LaDonna Smith and others...
Contact: regimechange@verizon.net

July 22, 2010
The Stone
New Cycle
http://www.thestonenyc.com/
8PM
Ave.C & 2nd Street
New York, NY
Jin Hi Kim (komungo/electric komungo) will improvise with Gerry Hemingway (percussion)
Contact: http://www.thestonenyc.com

July 13, 2010
CT Commission on the Arts
Hot Schools Summer Institute
2:30PM
Hartford Hilton
Hartford, CT
Jin Hi Kim will give a komungo/electric komungo solo recital.
Contact: 860-256-2800

June 25, 2010
Ed Sarath
Improvisation, Creativity, and Consciousness: Jazz and Integral Theory
3pm
Institute for Transpersonal Psychology
Moscow, Russia
International Society for Transpersonal Psychology. This talk applies an emergent worldview called Integral Theory to music, showing improvised musical art to exemplify integral principles.
Contact: Ed Sarath

June 23, 2010
Stephen Nachmanovitch
Viola d'amore - magical improv vehicle
www.violadamoresocietyofamerica.org/Evanston
4:30 PM
Music Institute of Chicago
Evanston, Illinois, United States
Stephen Nachmanovitch will play a solo improv concert on viola d'amore as part of the 15th International Congress of the Viola d'amore Society of America. Concert is at 4:30 on June 23. Improv workshop the following day, no previous improvisation experience needed, at 4:30 on June 24.
Contact: www.violadamoresocietyofamerica.org (Myron Rosemblum) or www.freplay.com (Stephen Nachmanovitch)

<< < 1 [2] 3 4 5 6 7 > >>