Sunday, March 1, 2009

OUTPOST186 Concert & Event Schedule,March 2009

Linda Clave painting - see 29 March, 1 May, & gallery talks 16 & 18 April


SUNDAY 1 MARCH @ Outpost, 8pm - $10 or b/o
modified turntable, electrified metal percussion, tongue drum, drumset.

+Sknny Vinny
Josh Jefferson - sax / Andrew Eisenberg - percussion

Wednesday, 4 March @ Outpost - 8PM, $10 or b/o
THE SERIES presents:
Walter Wright - interactive video
Lou Cohen - laptop powered by csound
Steve Norton - soprano, alto and baritone saxophones, bass clarinet

Thursday 5 March @ OUTPOST, 8pm $10 or b/o
Courtney Brown presents
Sidewalk Tzara (series) --> electronics, experimental music, and absurdity, with:

Solo Percussion and Electronics
Woo!! Brown Duo
Courtney Brown - voice, accordion, laptop, electronics
Justin Woo - turntables, laptop, electronics
Justin Woo - poetry
Taber/Glancy/Allon Story Duble

Jon Glancy - drums
Abe Taber - bassist
Allon Story Duble - piano

Woo/Brown Duo performance:
"Water Torture"
A performance art improvisation with goblets of water, baking soda and vinegar, mad scientists, contact mics, and food coloring. Bring umbrellas.


A non-meditative exploration of breath with bellows like lungs. Combining vernacular styles and experimental sensibilities.

Matt Weston:
plays percussion and electronics, and has performed throughout the US and in Europe. He has appeared on CNN, VH1, and CBS TV. His work has earned critical praise from such publications as the Wire, the Village Voice, Signal To Noise, Cadence, All About Jazz, Grooves, and Bananafish. His solo album Vacuums has garnered international acclaim, as have his recordings with Barn Owl, Tizzy, and Thrillpillow.

Woo!! Brown Duo
Courtney Brown and Justin Woo first started playing dance music together, but then things quickly got weird. Their first public collaboration occurred the Warper Party in NYC, exploring the sound of breath in bellows, motion sensors, electronics, and voice. Courtney is an experimental composer and performance artist inspired by tango, flamenco, John Cage, and early goth rock. Her compositions have been featured in the Chosen Vale Trumpet Seminar, the Festival of New Musics, the Boston CyberArts Festival, SEAMUS, 60x60, and more. Justin Woo is a poet, writer, and dj/turntablist. He has been DJing since 2006 and has spun at events for numerous organizations in the NJ / NYC area.

Taber/Glancy/Allon Story Duble
Abe Taber and Jon Glancy have played in various unknown rock, improv and anti-pop bands
for over a decade with a rotating cast of bearded red-men. Allon Story Dubler is an exceptionally bearded red-man with both classical and pop tendencies formerly of the Thungs. They have all played together exactly once.

Friday 6 March @ OUTPOST, 8pm $5/10
VORTEX series for new & improvised music presents:

"The Morris / Sandvik Duo"
Vanessa Morris - vocal
Scott Sandvik - guitar & vocal
"Dennis Shafer / Todd Brunel"
Dennis Shafer - sax / Todd Brunel - clarinet /

Vanessa Morris, vocalist, performs with the Morris/Merenda voice/saxophone duo, her own quartet, and with James Merenda’s Masked Marvels. Her unique vocal style is a blend of many influences ranging from Billie Holiday and Betty Carter to Ornette Coleman and Joao Gilberto. Ms. Morris teaches piano
and voice in the New England Conservatory Preparatory and Continuing Education Program as well as in her private studio in Roslindale.

Scott Sandvik brings all the musical diversity of his aural transcriptions and performances of traditional African-American a cappella music from his solo work to this duo with vocalist and educator Vanessa Morris. Formed in Fall 1998, the combination of a jazz and classical-influenced acoustic guitarist and a historically knowledgeable vocalist performing music that originally featured a single, sometimes wordless vocal line offers boundless potential. Using the originals to spark their creative imaginations, the duo creates a new, reverent approach to performing the nearly forgotten source material.

This year, Dennis Shafer was presented a Legacy Award by Meryl Streep from the Creativity Foundation. A native of Lawrence, Kansas, he returned to Boston this year from Paris, France where he studied with contemporary saxophonist Jean-Michel Goury.

Saturday 7 March @ OUTPOST - 8pm $5/10
Jeremy Harman/Keith Miller/
Jeremy Harman - solo cello
+ Keith Miller - solo bass,
+ Jeremy Harman and Christian Lilly - free music for electric cello/loops and drums

An evening of original composed and improvised music for strings... featuring solo compositions of Jeremy Harman (cello) and Keith Miller (bass), and a set of groove-based improvised music for electric cello/loops and drums with Harman and Christian Lilly (drums).

Sunday 8 March @ OUTPOST, 8pm %5/10
Gleason’s Twins performs composed/improvised settings of poems by its members:
Joe Moffett - trumpet / Kristin Slipp - voice
Jim Hobbs - solo saxophone
(Fully Celebrated Orchestra)

Wednesday, 11 March @ Outpost - 8PM, $10 or b/o
THE SERIES presents:
ernst karel - electronics
+ jay sullivan - turntable/ electronics

Thursday 12 March @ Outpost - 8pm $5/10
"Adam Bartczak Republic"

World and funk inspired jazz.

Juan Chavez - violin
Tucker Antell - reeds
Will Caviness - trumpet
Adam Bartczak - trombone
Will Graefe - guitar
Alex Brown - piano
Tal Gamlieli - bass
Mike Calabrese - drums

Thursday 13 March @ Outpost - 8pm $10 or b/o
Dave Bryant presents
Bryant / Leonard / Turner / Bowman
Dave Bryant – keyboards
Neil Leonard – saxophones and electronics
John Turner – bass
Chris Bowman – drums

Saturday 14 March 8pm $5/10
Alex Wan & The Cultural Fusion
Standard Jazz Jam and Funk/Hip Hop Jam
Alex Wan - guitar / Zack Federick - bass / Wing La - drums/ Mihoko Abe - keys / Matt Wan - trombone / Ted Wan - percussion

Sunday, 15 March @ Outpost - 8pm, $10 or b/o

Charles Licata Ensemble
Tom Halter - trumpet / Charles Licata - sax / Mike Shea - piano / Larry Roland - bass / James Kamal Jones - drums

Wednesday, 18 March @ Outpost - 8PM, $10 or b/o
THE SERIES presents:
curt newton - solo drums
+ nate mcbride - solo bass
+ time & materials - newton/mcbride duo

Thursday,19 March @ Outpost 8pm $10 or b/o
Dave Fox 4: “Adventures in Sound”
Bruno Raberg - bass / Josh Rosen - keys / David Tronzo - guitar Dave Fox - drums

Friday, 20 March @ Outpost, 8pm $5/10
Andrew Eisenberg - solo
+lou cohen / josh jefferson duo
+jules vaseylenko / bhob rainey duo

Saturday, 21 March @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o
subconsciouscafe presents
Kevin Frenette - guitar
James Rohr - fender rhodes
Curt Newton - drums
Ryan McGuire - bass

Boston area guitarist Kevin Frenette has performed throughout the Northeast USA making music that is inspired by both avant-garde jazz and contemporary improvisation. He studied guitar, composition, and music theory at UMASS-Dartmouth where he received a BA in Theory/Composition. He has performed and/or recorded with such artists as Tatsuya Nakatani, Jack Wright, Joe Giardullo, Pandelis Karayorgis, Daniel Levin, Andy McWain, Forbes Graham, Luther Gray, Jane Wang, James Rohr, Curt Newton, John McLellan, Croix Galipault, Gordon Allen, Sarah Weaver, Harvey Sorgen, Brian Melick, Michael Snow, Dan DeChellis, Gwen Laster, Larry Packer, Martha Colby, Lori Freedman, David Gamper, Al Margolis, Ryan McGuire, Jeff Kimmel, Adam Dotson, Joe Moffett, Chris Vellieux, Ricardo Donoso, Jules Vasylenko, Jonathan LaMaster, Andrew Hickman, Eric Platz, Todd Keating and Gabe Cabral. In 2007, Fuller Street Music released Kevin’s first date as a leader: CONNECTIONS. That album featured Frenette with Tatsuya Nakatani on percussion, Andy McWain on piano and Todd Keating on bass.

James Rohr has been wrestling with the piano since the age of 5. Sometimes he tries to play all 88 keys at once, sometimes just a few. He began playing professionally at 14 at a BBQ joint in New Mexico where he played a piano for ribs. In the mid 1990's, James formed a piano trio with Nate Mcbride on bass, and Curt Newton on drums. Together they released three recordings that a few people in Europe and Canada heard. James has had the honor and privelige of playing with many of the great improvisors in the Boston/NYC area. Currently, James is interested in writing and performing songs with his band, the blue ribbons, which he describes as Ray Charles and Johnny Cash meet Captain Beefheart and Sun Ra.

Curt Newton coaxes whispers from drumsets and swing from old tin cans, weaving the jazz, rock, folk, and experimental music traditions together in the spirit of serious playfulness. Over the past two decades he's performed across the U.S., Canada and Europe and recorded over 20 CDs with some of contemporary music's leading figures including Ken Vandermark, Joe Morris, Nate McBride, Pandelis Karayorgis and Charlie Kohlhase. Curt studied drumset with Bob Gullotti and has a Master's degree in Jazz Performance from New England Conservatory, neither of which bears any responsibility for his drumset arrangement of Lutoslawski's String Quartet.

Bassist and composer Ryan McGuire has performed with Luther Gray, Dave Gross, Greg Kelley, Kayo Dot, Ricardo Donoso, Raqib Hassan and the Interdimensional Science Research Orchestra, Forbes Graham and others, and has toured the U.S. and Canada on several occasions. Originally from Cape Cod, McGuire studied Performance at UMass Lowell and composition at the Berklee College of Music. He has also played on recordings released by Tzadik, Hydrahead, Robotic Empire, Sound Devastation, Semata, and Holy Roar Records. He currently performs with Ehnahre, the Epicureans, Dilettante, the Kevin Frenette 4, and the Calliope Quartet- and on occasion, plays solo.

Sunday 22 March @ OUTPOST, 8pm $5 or b/o

markus nechay presents
“The Whimsy!” Song & poesy, bohemian vaudeville, open mic

Tuesday 24 March @ OUTPOST, 8pm $5/10
Transientones presents
Jacob William & Lewis Porter
Jacob William - bass / Lewis Porter - piano / Jun Young Song - Drums

Lewis Porter, PhD, is a jazz pianist and Professor of Music at Rutgers University in Newark, where he directs the Master's program in jazz history. He is known worldwide for his teaching and for his many books and articles, especially John Coltrane: His Life and Music (published in English in 1998; published in French and Italian editions in 2007). He edited the John Coltrane Reference which appeared in January 2008. He has also published books on jazz history and on Lester Young, and many articles. As a pianist and keyboardist, he is known for a free and open attitude, and an ability to contribute to any type of musical situation. For example, he has performed recently with such artists as Bela Fleck, Wycliffe Gordon, Ravi Coltrane, Joe Morris, Badal Roy, and Jane Ira Bloom; he performed in Europe in November 2007 with Dave Liebman and others. His latest CD, recorded live at Siena Jazz, is Italian Encounter, and it has received only rave reviews. Jazz Times says that Porter is "a helluva piano player," and other critics have written that Dr. Porter "is a deep thinker" whose music is "founded upon depth and cunning use of space." His performance schedule and extended audio and video clips are at

Wednesday, 25 March @ Outpost, 8pm
the SERIES presents
+Ahser - solo electronics

joshua jefferson - alto saxophone
joseph livolsi - drums
john voigt - bass
computer visuals by Vela.

Thursday, 26 March @ Outpost - 8pm, $10 or b/o

Greg Albert - bass
Devin Collins - drums
Tom Dowd - guitar
Jeremy Vovcsko - alto sax

is a little-used term to describe the individual language each person develops within the larger context of their culture and society. In this vein, the members of the up-and-coming avant-jazz group Idiolect have pieced together a language that is entirely their own. A language made up of leftover scraps from once-proud mainstream styles like jazz, rock, reggae and funk; yet reinvigorated by the structural genius of 20th century classical music and the sheer violence and beauty of Idiolect's unique improvisational talents. The results are both groundbreaking and reassuring, alien and familiar. Despite the complexity of some of the musical concepts presented, Idiolect maintains a deep connection with open-minded musical audiences by using the terminology of these popular musical genres. Live performance video at

Friday, 27 March @ Outpost - $10 or b/o
ami mills presents
"Silence Friction"
Ami Mills - trumpet
Derek Beckvold - Bari Sax
Andrew Hock - Guitar
Moses Eder - Drums
Logan Strosahl - Alto Sax
bass - TBA


Dereck Beckvold - Bari Sax
Luke Moldof - Guitar
Bob Jordan - drums
+ "Toilet Phone"

Saturday, 28 March @ Outpost, 3pm $5/10
john mulrooney poetics presents
Jim Dunn & Simon Pettet

Jim Dunn’s first collection Soft Launch, is the first title in the publishing collaboration, B Is for Beans, between Bootstrap Productions and Pressed Wafer, featuring Boston based poets. Gerrit Lansing has written it contains "flashes of emotional perception that transfigure the sad remains of the City" Dunnʼs previous collection is CONVENIENT HOLE.

Simon Pettet's many books include most recently Hearth, Selected Poems and More Winnowed Fragments, all published by Talisman. He edited The Selected Art Writings of James Schuyler and collaborated with Duncan Hannah on Abundant Treasures and with Rudy Burckhardt on Conversations About Everything and Talking Pictures. British by birth, he lives in New York City.

Saturday, 28 March @ Outpost, 8pm $5/10
steve lantner presents
"Steve Lantner Trio"
Steve Lantner - piano / Luther Gray - drums / Joe Morris - bass

Painting by Linda Clave
OUTPOST 186 Presents a rare solo show of works by Linda Clave:
IMPROVISED ACTION, highly imaginative and accomplished music paintings in acrylic will be on display between March 29 through May 1

Art Exhibition and performances and reception including live painting:
March 29 and April 4
Gallery Talks: April 16 and 18, 3pm
Information: 617-470-9200
SUNDAY 29 MARCH @ Outpost 8pm $15 or b/o
The Exchange:Paintings and Performances
Painter Linda Clave inspired by Austrian Saxophonist Mario Rechtern for TransCultural Exchange 2009 "Here There and Everywhere" joined by Eric Zinman Ensemble and the New Language Collaborative for live painting and musical performances.

Eric Zinman Ensemble
Eric Zinman - piano / John Voigt - bass / Joe Livolsi - drums

Linda Clave - action painting

Dear Friends,
My friend Linda Clave will be showing a new series of music paintings based on recent work I have done with her, Mario Rechtern and New Language Collaborative. It is part of a juried cultural exchange that took place in 2008. To see these paintings is an experience you will not forget. Briefly, they are attractive in the visceral sense. Gradually you begin to see the layers unfold (as is often said in the arts)...I hope some of you can attend the performances. This promises to be fun in the Dionysian way as a gracious donation of wine from Vineyard brands features the 2005 Marques de Caceres. Many believe this is one of the best Rioja vintages in 50 years.................for all your senses and of course to your health...............Saluté

peace and regards,

Eric Zinman