Friday, July 2, 2010

OUTPOST 186 Concert & Event Schedule, July 2010

World renowned master percussionist Tatsuya Nakatani23 July, 8pm

OUTPOST: 186 ½ Hampshire St., Inman Sq. Cambridge - All Ages



OUTPOST now hosts life drawing classes, Sunday mornings 10am - 12:30pm

YOU MUST READ BRILLIANT CORNERS, Chris Rich's amazing jazz blog.



OUTPOST DIRECTIONS: Near cr. Prospect, opposite Hess gas, behind 7-11 parking lot. Big ‘186’ on R side. Follow walk at Left to gallery, REAR.

All shows 8pm door unless otherwise noted.
General admission, donations requested.
No reservations, come early!
All shows all ages.
No smoking, spitting, alcohol, ether, qat or laudanum please!

OUTPOST is currently available for public performances @ $50 per event.
CONTACT: Rob Chalfen, director:
DETAILS: OUTPOST PRODUCER'S HANDBOOK - You must read this before you produce a show @ Outpost!
AACHTUNG! You must be 21 to produce events at Outpost.


19 August 2008 - Outpost has acquired a fabulous Yamaha U3 full-size upright piano - come check it out!

OUTPOST is available
for meetings, rehearsals & (non-musical) weekday daytime events.


Outpost regularly exhibits visual art! If you are an artist and would like to exhibit @ Outpost, please send your website url to, or arrange to show your portfolio. Outpost does not charge to display art.

Gallery exhibits may be viewed during scheduled performances or by appointment.


Outpost is now showing paintings by Sarah Kinne
On exhibit: House On Wilkes Road



Friday 2 July @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o
the Vortex presents:
Composers Other Side
Pamela Marshall - french horn
Del Case - piano
Todd Brunel - clarinets
Kevin Frenette - guitar
John McClellan - percussion

This Vortex will give the listener an intimate perspective into the creative compositional process. Compositions may prevail, improvisation will reign and music will happen.

Todd Brunel

Monday 5 July @ Outpost, 8pm $3
depraved dave's back alley cinema presents

Tuesday 6 July @ Outpost, 8pm $5/10
hosted by Julee Avallone

Wednesday 7 July @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o

Thursday 8 July @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o
Luther Gray Quintet
Jim Hobbs – alto / Timo Shanko – tenor / Forbes Graham – trumpet / Joe Morris – bass / Luther Gray - drums

Friday 9 July @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o
"The Alien Chronicles" poetry by D.A. Boucher, music by Tom Zicarelli
Tom Zicarelli - saxophones

Sunday 11 July @ Outpost, 7pm $10 or b/o
Tom Hall & Session IX: “The Blooming”
Tom Hall - tenor and baritone sax / Jeff Song - cello and bass guitar / Curt Newton - drums

The Sessions, a series of performances hosted by saxophonist Tom Hall brings together creative musicians from any and all musical genres and styles and turns them loose in an improvisatory setting.

Session IX features The Blooming, a collaboration between Tom Hall on saxophones, Jeff Song on cello and bass guitar, and Curt Newton on drums. With a spontaneous weaving of melody, pulse, and texture, they create songs you have almost heard before, music emerging just beyond your headlight beams.

Tuesday 13 July @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o
ALEX PINTER QUINTET featuring vocalist
Ms. Uyanga Boldbataar (Mongolia)

one set will be freely improvised, band will include:

stephan dickbauer - ts/cl
alex pinter - guitar
publio delgado - guitar
dimitrije vasiljevic - keys
mario carillo - bass
michael kihn - drums

the other set will be some originals and some realbook tunes, band will include:

stephan dickbauer - ts/cl
alex pinter - guitar
ronen shmueli - keys
nick merriam - bass
michael kihn - drums

Wednesday 14 July @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o
Jared Sims presents
The Music Of Lennie Tristano & Lee Konitz
Jared Sims - tenor sax / Matt Langley - alto sax /

Friday 16 July @ OUTPOST, 9pm $5/10

Erika Dagnino – writer, poet, performer (Italy)
Stefano Pastor – violinist, composer, improviser (Italy)

A performance brought to life by the spontaneous meeting of poetry and music, within the deep-seated affinity of the two arts, both of them expressions of sound, rhythm, and assonance.

It is neither poetry in music or music-poetry; rather, a unitary and seamless work of art.

Saturday 17 July @ Outpost, $10 or b/o
green umbrellas presents
Junko Simons - cello / Jim Hobbs - sax / Django Carranza - drums

Monday 19 July @ Outpost, 8pm $10
Master Class with
Esther Viola - oboe

Wednesday 21 July @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o
Randy Pingrey Quartet
Jacob Zimmerman - alto sax / Joe Moffett - trumpet / Randy Pingrey - trombone / Jesse Ward - guitar

Jacob Zimmerman -

Saxophonist and composer Jacob Zimmerman (b.1986) studied at the renowned Garfield High School in Seattle, and the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston, Massachusetts where he received a Bachelor of Music in Jazz Saxophone Performance. Zimmerman is currently a 2nd year Masters Composition student at Mills College in Oakland, California. His teachers have included Roscoe Mitchell, Jerry Bergonzi, James Fei, Joe Morris, Anthony Coleman, Allan Chase, and John Mallia. Zimmerman has performed at a variety of prominent venues and festivals including the North Sea Jazz Festival, Montreux Jazz Festival, Jordan Hall in Boston, and Avery Fisher Hall in New York.

Randy Pingrey -

Boston-based trombonist and composer Randy Pingrey has been an active participant in many genres of music. He has been fortunate enough to perform and record in New York and Boston with jazz musicians like Frank Carlberg, Bill McHenry, Anthony Coleman, and Jerry Bergonzi, with indie rock bands like Bon Iver, Akron Family, and Land of Talk, and with classical musicians like Norman Bolter, John Faieta, and Doug Wright. Randy is a graduate of New England Conservatory and the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, and is currently working on writing music which combines his love for improvised jazz music with an interest in the American experimental music tradition.

Jesse Ward

Guitarist Jesse Ward attended the Houston High School for Performing Arts, and the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston, Massachusetts. At the conservatory his teachers included Ben Monder, Joe Morris, Anthony Coleman, and Brad Shepik among others. In 2008 Jesse was the recipient of the Jonathan Keith award from the Boston Microtonal Society for his work composing with microtones. Most recently he has assumed the position of band leader at the Ashford Community Church in Texas.

Joe Moffett

Joe Moffett is a Brooklyn-based trumpet player and improviser. He has been involved in a number of projects which range from solo trumpet performances, to touring with his own ensembles, to performing as a section player and soloist in Joe Morris’s Go Go Mambo, which traveled to Spain in 2006 and 2007 and also performed at the 2009 Vision Festival in New York City. Joe is the co-founder of a number of New York and Philadelphia-based ensembles, including Gleason’s Twins, a trumpet-voice duo that performs settings of its own text. He is also a member of Bird Fly Yellow, a quartet that in 2010 performed Julius Hemphill’s Flat Out Jump Suite as part of the Ars Nova Series in Philadelphia. He has performed in a large variety of venues, from Brooklyn’s Southpaw to the Jamaica Plain Library in Boston, Mass. Other venues at which Joe has appeared include the Stone and ABC No Rio in New York, the Heaven Gallery in Chicago, and the Lily Pad and the Mobius Gallery in Boston. In addition to musical performances, Joe has given readings of his poetry and currently has a poem published on EOAGH, an online journal.

Thursday 22 July @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o
Kathy Olson Jazz Quartet
Kathy Olson - bari sax, compositions / Brian Friedland – piano / Mark Zaleski – bass / Austin McMahon - drums

Friday 23 July @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o

World renowned master percussionist Tatsuya Nakatani, bassist Carl Testa (from Anthony Braxton’s 12+1tet) and Boston's own avant-jazz co-conspirators Kevin Frenette (guitar) and James Rohr (fender rhodes) present an evening of improvised music centering on exceptionally intricate interplay, texture and timbre.

Please come by the Outpost and be part of this one-of-a-kind event! With Tatsuya Nakatani and Carl Testa on the bill --- it is sure to be SPECTACULAR!!!

Tatsuya Nakatani (percussion) is originally from Osaka, Japan. In 2006 he performed in 80 cities in 7 countries and collaborated with 163 artists worldwide. In the past 10 years he has released nearly 50 recordings on CD. He has created his own instrumentation, effectively inventing many instruments and extended techniques. He utilizes drumset, bowed gongs, cymbals, singing bowls, metal objects, bells, and various sticks and bows to create an intense, organic music that defies category or genre. His music is based in improvised/ experimental music, jazz, free jazz, rock, and noise, yet retains the sense of space and beauty found in traditional Japanese folk music.

Carl Testa is a composer, bassist, bass clarinetist, and electronicist who has been composing and performing creative music since 2000. He is primarily known as one of the members of multi-instrumentalist/composer Anthony Braxton’s Sextet, Septet and 12+1tet. He is featured on the 9 Compositions (Iridium) 2006 box set on Firehouse 12 records, on 12+1tet (Victoriaville) 2007 on Victo Records, as well as the Quartet (GTM) 2006 box set on Important Records. His debut recording as a leader, Uncertainty, features his compositions for clarinets, percussion, string bass, and electronics, which blends chamber music, free improvisation, jazz, and modern electronic music.

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, Daniel Levin, Forbes Graham, Luther Gray, Harvey Sorgen and Dan DeChellis. 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 privilege of playing with many of the great improvisers 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.

Saturday 24 July @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o
Steve Lantner & Alan Chase
Steve Lantner - piano / Alan Chase - saxes

Wednesday 28 July @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o
Young & Old Review
acoustic folk/pop

Thursday 29 July @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o

Bill O'Connor and Friends modern jazz

Friday 30 July @ Outpost, 8pm

On Friday, July 30th, you're invited to a night of readings and music at Outpost 186, featuring poetry by Kimberly Abruzzo, Patrick Duggan, José Molina and Antonio Ochoa, and featuring music by Katie Von Schleicher and Stephen Konrad of the band Sleepy Very Sleepy.

Kimberly Abruzzo’s poetry can be seen in Disquieting Muses Quarterly, Boxcar Poetry Review, Boxcar Anthology, Can We Have Our Ball Back?, Jellyfish Magazine, and Idiolexicon— other writing appears elsewhere now and again. She is currently attending the MFA Program for Poets and Writers at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Kimberly believes the world is very vast, and should be experienced accordingly.

Patrick Duggan has studied at Emerson College in Boston, and California College of the Arts in San Francisco. He is editor and co-founder of Idiolexicon, a Black River chapbook finalist, and his poems and articles have appeared in numerous journals, including Beeswax, Floating Holiday, Mirage, Monday Night Lit, Noö Journal, Oranges and Sardines, Parthenon West Review, Shampoo, and 26 Magazine.

José Molina (Salamanca, 1975). Poet, translator and editor of poetry magazines and journals like Torre de Papel (University of Iowa), Letra Viva (Oaxaca) and Portuguese Cultural and Literary Journal (Umass Dartmouth). He is an active member of the Whaling City Review in New Bedford, Mass. His work was included this year in the Anthology of poetry "Malditos Latinos, Malditos Sudacas: Poesía Iberoamericana Made In USA" published by El Billar de Lucrecia (Mexico City).

Antonio Ochoa is a poet and translator born in Mexico City in 1974. His poems have appeared in journals in Mexico, Spain, Brazil, and the US. His first collection of poems, Pulsos, was published by Libros del umbral in 2008. He has just finished a new collection entitled, Beltane.

July 30 - August 1 @ Outpost & Pierre Menard Gallery

A Summer Poetry Marathon
featuring 88 local and visiting poets
reading for 8 minutes apiece

Friday 7/30, 7:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m.
Pierre Menard Gallery
10 Arrow St., Harvard Square, Cambridge

Saturday 7/31, 12 noon-10:00 p.m.
Sunday 8/1, 12 noon-5:00 p.m.
186 1/2 Hampshire St., Inman Square, Cambridge

see link in header for lineup.