Monday, December 5, 2011

Outpost 186 Concerts & Events December 2011

NADIA WASHINGTON Thursday 15 December


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

URL: Outpost186.com

(CONCERT & EVENTS CALENDER FOLLOWS BOILERPLATE, BELOW)

OUTPOST NEWS :

OUTPOST is now in the process of installing theatre lights for performances, four (4) pots with gels on a wall dimmer. No more screwing around with the track lighting, you little bastards! ;)



OUTPOST EVENTS


DECEMBER


Friday 2 December @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o
Sam Pluta - laptop / Jim Altieri - violin (NYC)
+Todd Brunel - clarinets / Forrest Larson - electronics, composition

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Saturday 3 December @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o

Chagall Performance Art Collaborative Presents

Powers Jazz Band meets ChagallPAC!

To kindle the holiday spirits, come hear a 4-horn version of My Favorite Things, Soundpainting interludes, and a Frank Zappa closer all within one hour at the OUTPOST! Featuring the Powers Jazz Band and members of ChagallPAC, performing compositions by Jason Felitto and live compositions by Dennis Shafer.

Powers Jazz Band
Dennis Shafer Director
Marcus Hammel, alto saxophone
Greg Foley, bass clarinet
Henry Killough, trumpet
Nat Heitmann, piano
Jose Acozar, drums

ChagallPAC
Diana Norma - poetry / Dennis Shafer - sax, Soundpainting / Jason Felitto - bass, piano, loops / Kyle Ruggieri, drums





Sunday 4 December @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o

Jorrit Dijkstra / Pandelis Karayorgis / Jacob William / Eric Rosenthal
Jorrit Dijkstra - reeds / Pandelis Karayorgis - piano / Jacob William - bass / Eric Rosenthal - drums


Tuesday 6 December @ Outpost, 8pm $5 per participant
JULEE AVALLONE'S BOSTON FREE JAZZ free improv workshop & jam -
bring yr ax!


Tuesday 6 December @ Outpost, 9:30pm $10 or b/o
Return of the Steel Guitar Quartet
Norm Zocher - Pedal Steel Guitar & Bruce Saunders - Guitar (Austin, TX)
Bruno Raberg - bass




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

BOLT
Jorrit Dijkstra - alto sax / Eric Hofbauer - guitar / Eric Rosenthal - drums /
+ guest Junko Fujiwara Simons - cello




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

Luther Gray / Laurence Cook Duo
Luther Gray & Laurence Cook - drums & percussion



Friday 9 December @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o

jeff platz presents
GRANDE FONDO!
CHRIS FORKEY - bass / KIT DEMOS - bass / JEFF PLATZ - guitar
JOHN MCLELLAN - drums / JIM HOBBS - alto


Saturday 10 December @ Outpost, 3pm by donation
unaffiliated poetry series presents
Carol Weston + Gerrit Lansing + Ish Klein

Carol Weston's history as a poet is linked to such figures as Jack Powers, John Wieners, Robert Lowell, Allen Ginsberg, and Carl Solomon. She was poetry editor of the Impressions Workshop. She is the author of "What the Poet Expects of Himself," an essay published in the Tufts Review. Married to John Galloway, science teacher at Endicott College , she taught for ten years at the Chesnut Hill School . Her poetry credits include The Farleigh Literary Review, Bomb, Stone Soup Anthology 2003, and the anthology dedicated to John Wieners, The Blind See Only This World. Her chapbook, Spirals, Whorls Sutures, Septa, was published by Stone Soup.



Gerrit Lansing
was born in Albany, New York, and grew up in Northern Ohio. Educated at Harvard and Columbia Universities, he has taught at Bard College. In the early 1960s, Lansing edited and published two issues of SET, a literary journal that fused Modernist poetic experiment with occult and spiritual themes and served as a precursor of and influence upon the subsequent counterculture. In 2003, Pressed Wafer published A February Sheaf, collecting his essays and criticism. Lansing's most recent book is Heavenly Tree, Northern Earth.


Ish Klein
is a poet and filmmaker. She is an alumna of Columbia University and the Iowa Writers’ Workshop for Poetry. Her poems have appeared in numerous magazines and her films have played at festivals around the world. Canarium Books published her first book, Union! (2009) and Moving Day (2011). She lives in Amherst, Massachusetts.



Saturday 10 December @ Outpost, 8pm FREE

Glam Slam Cambridge- A Winter Sampler of the Arts : 3 poets

Mary McGrail + Marguerite McGrail + Russell Shitabata



Join us for an evening of prose, poetry, photography, and music!

Mary McGrail,
Brooklyn, NY-based writer whose stories have appeared in The Portland Review and the Melic Review, and will read from her latest work.

Marguerite McGrail will read from her chapbook of poetry, Familiars, as well as new work.

On view will be the spectacular photography of Russell Shitabata, photographer and professor of literature who lives and teaches in Eugene, Oregon.

Berklee college violinist Max Wolpert will play movements from Bach sonatas as well as select pieces from Vivaldi and Scarlatti.

Seating is limited so arrive early.

Russell Shitabata's framed photography and Marguerite McGrail's chapbook, Familiars, will be available for purchase following the performances.


Sunday 11 December @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o

MATADOR
Aaron Darrell- Bass / Michael Sachs- Sax / Jun Young Song - drums




Monday 12 December @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o

Dave Bryant - piano / Neil Leonard - reeds & electronics / Junko Simons - cello / Curt Newton - drums


Tuesday 13 December @ Outpost, 8pm $1O/$5 students
JUNK KITCHEN PRE-LAUNCH SHOW!
This will be a sampler night of some of program themes of the up-coming 2012 season.

Some of these themes include....
Raymond Scott Night
Burt Bachrach Bash

Get into the Mini, a program of miniatures, compositions and improvs
...and more!

In line with the festivities of the season, this will be a thoroughly entertaining affair!

we'll provide some light refreshments in brown bags, and paired snacks.

Hope to see you all there!

-Esther


http://thejunkkitchen.blogspot.com/2011/10/pre-launch-party-jam.html

https://www.facebook.com/events/201507019926143/


http://firstworstthirst.blogspot.com/




Thursday 15 December @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o
Nadia Washington Group + Nick Hakim

combined personnel:

Nadia Washington - vocals
Nick Hakim - vocals
Jake Sherman - Organ/Keys
Jon Nellen - Drums
Coran Henley - Drums
Joe Manzoli - Guitar
Josh Hari - Bass
Kyle Miles - Bass
Mateo Lewis - Guitar/Voice
Daniel Woods - Voice
Jaime Woods - Voice




Friday 16 December @ Outpost 8pm, $10 or b/o

Dr T presents Visual Music Live
Dr T - live video mix in duets with

solo : Dave Bryant - piano
duo : Dave Bryant - piano / Jim Hobbs - alto sax
trio : Dave Bryant - piano / Jim Hobbs - alto sax / Eric Rosenthal - drums

My projections are produced by mixing multiple DVD sources a video mixer and effects processors. The sources consist of computer-manipulated original material derived http://www.blogger.com/img/blank.giffrom my still photography and videography. The original subject matter is usually recognizable, but sometimes processed to complete abstraction. Sometimes the projections and music respond directly to each other -- sometimes they simply co-exist.
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Many of my finished video pieces (both studio and live) can be seen at http://www.youtube.com/Tobenfeld

Those of you who attend or perform at events at Outpost 186 may find my photo essay "Improvisations from an Outpost" to be of interest,




Saturday 17 December @ Outpost, 8pm sharp - $20 adv/$30 at the door

Naked Girls read Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol!
Sure WBUR does a reading of Charles Dickens' Christmas classic, but does anyone really want to see what those radio personalities look like without their clothes on? Continuing a tradition started in Chicago by burlesque Hall-of-Famer Michelle L'Amour, the Boston chapter of Naked Girls reading will strip down to their Christmas stockings and read every line from "Marley was dead..." to "God bless us – every one!". Seasonal cheer is also available.

Doors open at 8:00 p.m. for a pre-reading reception, and the reading begins at 8:30 p.m. The reading is about two hours long and there will be two breaks.

There are only 35 tickets, so we recommend you get them in advance (and you’ll save some cash too!). Space is very limited. Tickets $20 adv/$30 at the door. http://ngrboston.wordpress.com/


sunday 18 Dec. 2-6pm - private recording session


Sunday 18 December @ Outpost, 8pm
FORBES GRAHAM - solo laptop



Tuesday 20 December @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o
Michael Dobiel's living room concert series presents

I.
Michael Dobiel - saxophone and electronics
Erich Hochstrasser - synthesizer

II.
The Michael Dobiel Group
with:
Kelly Roberge - saxophone
Tony Leva - bass
Daniel Schubmehl - drums
Michael Dobiel - composition


Kelly Roberge has been a saxophonist in the Boston area for several years. Prior to this he studied at the New England Conservatory and Oberlin. The Quartet of Happiness, of which he is a member, was profiled in the Boston Phoenix last year. Roberge has recently added electronics to his palette of sounds. These can be heard in projects such as the one man show All of Us and the duo Saxophone in Machines. Kelly plays regularly in Garrison Fewell's Variable Density Sound Orchestra.

Tony Leva is a recent transplant to the Boston area. He is a continual musical explorer whose interests range from classical to rock to avant-garde. Tony performs regularly with several groups, including Jaggery, Bury Me Standing, and the Metal and Glass Ensemble. One of his most notable learning experiences occurred when he spent time driving for the legendary bassist Henry Grimes.

Daniel Schubmehl is a NYC-based drummer/percussionist. In 2000 he studied drumming and the gyil in Ghana under the Lundquist International Fellowship. Upon returning to the US he moved to NYC and has been playing with a variety of musicians across many genres. He has been studying jazz drumming applications with Brooklyn educator/performer Vinnie Sperrazza for five years and has recently begun piano studies with Jamie Reynolds. Daniel also frequents Boston as a member of the band Jaggery.

Erich Hochstrasser has been studying music since he was 6 years old and is currently a student at Berklee College of Music. While studying Electronic Production & Design and Music Education at Berklee, Erich has also been learning about analog audio electronics in his free time. He seeks to explore the sonic possibilities of homebrew modular synthesizers and modern audio production. Throughout all of his efforts, he ensures that his projects have as many colors and blinking lights as possible.

Michael Dobiel is a musician in the Boston area. Before becoming active in Boston he studied at the University of Louisville and Westfield State College. He is currently involved in several projects as saxophonist, composer and laptop musician. Michael is one half of Saxophone in Machines with Kelly Roberge. He has recently started the Living Room Music series at Outpost 186 in Cambridge.



Friday 23 December @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o
AYCH
Jim Hobbs - alto / Mary Halvorson - guitar / Taylor Ho Bynum - trumpet
+THB Sextet
Taylor HoBynum - trumpet / Bill Lowe - trombone / Jim Hobbs - alto / Mary Halvorson - guitar / Tomas Fujiwara - drums / Ken Filiano - bass

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Outpost 186 Concerts & Events November 2011


JUNKO SIMONS GREEN UMBRELLA 19 November - her last Green Umbrella for a while, don't miss!



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

URL: Outpost186.com




OUTPOST EVENTS



NOVEMBER




Tuesday 1 November @ Outpost, 8pm - $5 per participant
BOSTON FREE JAZZ ASSOCIATION : open jam
hosted by JULEE AVALLONE


Wednesday 2 November @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o
New Language Collaborative w Alto Saxophonist Jim Hobbs
Jim Hobbs - alto / Glynis Lomon - cello / Syd Smart - drums / Eric Zinman - piano



Thursday 3 November @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o

Steve Fell - guitar / Jared Seabrook - drums



Friday 4 November @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o
"First Fridays avec Le Prestige":

Chris Forkey - bass / John Glenshaw - drums / Kit Buckley - tenor sax / Scott Getchell - trumpet / Jim Hobbs - alto sax

Hard-hitting, chill-out, groove music. Searching for the perfect lounge.



Saturday 5 November @ Outpost, 7:30PM $5/10

Chagall Performance Art Collaborative Presents

First Worst Thirst meets ChagallPAC! Come see the new work of Esther Viola and friends and their new group, featuring Tony Leva (bass), and Ben Dicke (drums). Soundpainting and compositions by Evan Mazunik, Jason Felitto, and Ara Sarkissian might also sneak in there!

First Worst Thirst

Esther Viola - oboe, voice / Tony Leva - bass / Ben Dicke - drums / Eric Hofbauer - guitar

Chagall PAC

Diana Norma - poetry / Dennis Shafer - saxophone / Jason Felitto - bass




Sunday 6 November @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o

BOLT
Jorrit Dijkstra - alto sax / Eric Hofbauer - guitar / Eric Rosenthal - drums



Wednesday 9 November @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o

MATADOR
Aaron Darrell - bass / Michael Sachs - Sax / Jun Young Song - drums



Thursday 10 November @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o
Forbes Graham - trumpet / Luther Gray - drums



Friday 11 November @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o
Jeff Platz - guitar / Kit Demos - bass & electronics / Scott Getchell - trumpet / John Mclellan - drums


AFTERNOON SHOW:

Sunday 13 November @ Outpost, 5pm $10 or b/o

Chagall Performance Art Collaborative Presents

Claudio Gabriele world premiere concert!

Featuring never-before heard works by Italian composer Claudio Gabriele, in the presence of the composer. Come meet the composer and hear his works, from solo bass clarinet to saxophone quartet!

PROGRAM:

Arriflex 35 for tenor saxophone and electronics (Boston Premiere)

Dennis Shafer - tenor saxophone

Shift Shaf for saxophone quartet

Dennis Shafer - soprano saxophone / Jennifer Bill, alto saxophone / Rebecca Wellons, tenor saxophone / Jon Amon, baritone saxophone

Duel for two saxophones

Jon Amon and Dennis Shafer - baritone saxophone

NEUMA 8 for solo piano*
Jason Felitto, piano

NEUMA 21 for solo violin*

Kaleigh Acord - violin

NEUMA 97 for Bass Clarinet*

Todd Brunel - bass clarinet

Dans le vent for tenor saxophone and bass clarinet*
Dennis Shafer - tenor saxophone / Todd Brunel, bass clarinet



EVENING SHOW:



Sunday 13 November @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o

"Enoma Elish"

Elad Gellert - Saxophone
Gadi Stern - Piano
Matan Asayag - Drums
Ehud Ettun - Bass




Tuesday 15 November @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o
living room concert series present
Michael Dobiel Group
Michael Dobiel - sax, electronics / Kelly Roberge - sax / Tony Leva - bass / Daniel Schubmehl - drums




Thursday 17 November @ Outpost, 8pm

Small Animal Project http://smallanimalproject.com/ presents
Amaranth Borsuk, Brigitte Byrd, Kate Durbin


Friday 18 November @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o
Dr. T presents Visual Music Live featuring :

Dr. T - live video mix with

Dave Bryant - solo keyboard
followed by duets and quartet

Dave Bryant - keyboard / Michael Bloom - strings / Lou Cohen - game controller and laptop / Eric Crawley - harpejji and electronics


Expect sparks to fly.




Saturday 19 November @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o

Green Umbrella presents
Junko "Lady J" Simon - cello / Jim Hobbs, esq. - alto / Sir Laurence Cook - batterie


Sunday 20 November @ Outpost, 8pm$10 or b/o
"Depraved Dave's Cave" presents great B horror films



Tuesday 22 November @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o

Steve Lantner – piano
Luther Gray – drums


Saturday 26 November @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o
Dave Bryant + Jacob William + Miki Matsuki + Gabriel Solomon
Dave Bryant - piano / Jacob William - bass / Miki Matsuki - drums / Gabriel Solomon - violin




Sunday 27 November @ Outpost

"Depraved Dave's Cave" presents great B horror films



Tuesday 29 November @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o
"Adventure In Sound" presents
Phil Grenadier - trumpet / Bruno Raberg - bass, fx / Josh Rosen - piano, fx / Dave Fox - drums

and VERY special guest:

STAN STRICKLAND (sax, kalimba, percussion and voice)

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Sunday, October 2, 2011

Outpost 186 Concerts & Events October 2011


Darius Jones (photo: Petra Cvelbar) The Darius Jones Trio Friday 14 October

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

URL: Outpost186.com



OUTPOST EVENTS


OCTOBER


Saturday 1 October @ Outpost, 7pm, $5/10
ChagallPAC Soundpainting workshops and show featuring
Kaleigh Accord and Min Lew
7pm Spaint, 8pm show

This ChagallPAC show includes the Brahms Violin Sonata no. 2 in A
major, and a Boston premiere by composer Rob Rudin. Solo performances
by Paul Jacobs, Dennis Shafer, and more!

Kaleigh Accord, violin
Min Lew, piano
Paul Jacobs, piano
Dennis Shafer, saxophone, Soundpainting
Diana Norma, poetry
Jason Felitto, bass
Rob Rudin, drums



Monday 3 October @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o

MATADOR
Aaron Darrell- Bass / Michael Sachs- Sax / Jun Young Song - drums


Tuesday 4 October @ Outpost, 8pm - $5 per participant
BOSTON FREE JAZZ ASSOCIATION : open jam
hosted by JULEE AVALLONE



Wednesday 5 October @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o
SMALL ANIMAL PROJECT reading series presents
Rob MacDonald, Megan Martin, Kristi Maxwell




Thursday 6 October @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o
STEVE FELL GROUP
Andy Voelker - saxes / Jim Hobbs - alto sax / Jef Charland - bass / Luther gray-drums / Steve Fell - guitar


Friday 7 October @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o
"First Fridays avec Le Prestige":

Chris Forkey - bass / John Glenshaw - drums / Kit Buckley - tenor sax / Scott Getchell - trumpet / Jim Hobbs - alto sax

Hard-hitting, chill-out, groove music. Searching for the perfect lounge.



Saturday 8 October @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o

Dave Bryant + Jim Hobbs + Jacob William + Laurence Cook

Dave Bryant - keyboards / Jim Hobbs - alto sax / Jacob William - bass / Laurence Cook - drums



Wednesday 12 October @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o

"Adventure In Sound" featuring
David Tronzo + Bruno Raberg + Josh Rosen + Dave Fox

David Tronzo - guitar / Bruno Raberg - bass / Josh Rosen - keys / Dave Fox - drums




Darius Jones (photo: Petra Cvelbar) The Darius Jones Trio

Friday 14 October @ Outpost, 8pm $20 or b/o

rob chalfen & subconsciouscafe new music presents
Darius Jones Trio (NYC)
Darius Jones: Alto sax and Compositions
Adam Lane - bass
Jason Nazary - drums


Darius Jones is an extraordinarily gifted young alto saxophonist and composer; Man'ish Boy (A Raw & Beautiful Thing) is his remarkable debut as a leader. Jones joined the New York music community in 2005, after living and studying in Richmond, VA. In his short time here, he has amazed and inspired musicians and audiences from widely divergent backgrounds with his meticulously honed musical gifts. Soul-power is at his foundation; forward looking expression always at the fore. Some bands Jones currently works with are the Cooper-Moore Trio, Mike Pride's From Bacteria to Boys, William Hooker's Bliss (East), and Trevor Dunn's Proof Readers. Jones also has a band with Travis LaPlante, Andrew Smiley, and Jason Nazary called Little Women; their first record Teeth came out in 2008.




Saturday 15 October @ Outpost, 8 pm $10 or b/o
JUNKO'S GREEN UMBRELLA SERIES presents
EQUAL TIME
Thom Keith - saxophones / Forbes Graham - trumpet / Jonathan Paul - guitar / Mike Walsh - drums / Tim Webb - bass


Tuesday 18 October @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o
living room concert series present
Michael Dobiel & friends


Wednesday 19 October @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o
ERIC ZINMAN presents Ensemble 2
Eric Zinman - piano / Jacob William - bass / Laurence Cook - drums




NOTE: WE REGRET THAT THE DREAM ZOO SHOW HAS BEEN CANCELLED (despite the Phoenix fucking up the listing, twice):

Thursday 20 October @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o

Jeff Platz presents
DREAM ZOO = not happening




Friday 21 October @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o
JON DAMIAN TRIO
Jon Damian - guitar and Rubbertellie
Allan Chase - saxophones
Bob Nieske - double bass

This exciting trio delivers an array of Jon Damian’s original music inspired by people and places, tradition, and avante visions of new possibilities. Jon’s Rubbertellie, his invention, along with his refreshing approach to the guitar will add a special touch to the concert. He will be joined by a stellar cast of players and composers whose works will also be featured; Allan Chase, saxophonist, and chair of the ear-training department at The Berklee College of Music, and Bob Nieske, bassist and long-time member of Jimmy Giuffre’s band and Brandeis professor.

Jon Damian is an active international performer, composer, lecturer, clinician and author as well as a professor at The Berklee College of Music. His varied performances have ranged from Luciano Pavarotti to Bill Frisell and from the Boston Symphony Orchestra under Seiji Ozawa to Johnny Cash with the Boston Pops under John Williams. Jon Damian has recorded in a wide range of settings including The Boston Pops Orchestra under Keith Lockhart and John Williams, Bill Frisell, Bob Nieske’s Wolf Soup, The Boston Symphony Orchestra under Seiji Ozawa, Collage, and for NOVA. He is the author of The Guitarists Guide to Composing and Improvising and The Chord Factory: Build Your Own Guitar Chord Dictionary available through Berklee Press and Hal Leonard Publications.

“…the most experienced and admired guitar teacher I know” Jim Hall

“ Jon is one of the few musicians I know who has found his own unique voice and the courage to stay true to it. He continues to be an inspiration and example. Bill Frisell

“….a very special musician” Mike Stern

“….and the rhythm guitar part was handled beautifully by Jon Damian” Keith Lockhart



Saturday 22 October @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o

Carl Testa/Kevin Frenette Quartet


World renowned master bassist Carl Testa (from Anthony Braxton’s 12+1tet) and Boston's own avant-jazz co-conspirators Kevin Frenette (guitar), James Rohr (piano) and John McLellan (drums) present an evening of improvised music centering on exceptionally intricate interplay, texture and timbre on Saturday, October 22.

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 playing the piano since the age of 5 and began playing professionally at 14 in New Mexico. 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. 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.



Rain Perry
Sunday 23 October @ Outpost, 4pm
singer songwriter
RAIN PERRY with ANDREW HARDIN
Rain Perry - vocals / Andrew Hardin - guitar

Rain Perry is an award-winning songwriter and author of the autobiographical play "Cinderblock Bookshelves: a Guide for Children of Fame-Obsessed Bohemian Nomads." Her song "Beautiful Tree" is the theme song for the CW Series "Life Unexpected." She is currently finishing work on her third album, "Internal Combustion," with producer Mark Hallman.

She is the Grand Prize winner of both the John Lennon Songwriting Contest (Folk Division) and the ROCKRGRL Discoveries Award, as well as a finalist at the Telluride Troubadour competition. Of her song "Yosemite," cowboy songwriter-poet Tom Russell said, "It slapped my heart around like a good song should," and he recorded it with Nanci Griffith.

In addition to developing her own career as a performing artist, Rain has found herself in the role of concert promoter, producing Agility: a Women's Music Festival to Benefit the Arthritis Foundation in her hometown of Ojai, California. She created, as well, a concert series that has featured some of her favorite troubadour songwriters.

She divides her time between parenting and the lucrative world of independent folk/pop music.


Andrew Hardin
In 2005, Andrew released "Blue Acoustic," a collection of instrumental acoustic guitar duets with songwriters Dave Alvin, Ray Wylie Hubbard, Eliza Gilkyson, and Tom Russell, cowboy singer Don Edwards, and bassist Washtub Jerry. Also available are "Just Like This Train," a collection of vocals and instrumentals from 2002, and a newly remastered "Coney Island Moon," featuring guitar great Albert Lee.

Andrew's guitar style incorporates influences as diverse as Roy Buchanan, Clarence White, Ry Cooder, Gabby Pahinui, and Grady Martin; that is to say it contains elements of blues, rock, R&B, country, tropical, and Spanish-flavored music.


Wednesday 26 October @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o
Forbes Graham presents
Text Based Sound Works with:
Forbes Graham - trumpet / Jim Hobbs - alto sax / Kevin Frenette - guitar / Lou Cohen - laptop / Michael Rosenstein - amplified objects / Morgan Evans-Weiler - violin / Jane Wang - bass


Thursday 27 October 8pm

Markus' Whimsy
bohemian vaudeville, open mic


Friday 28 October @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o
dr T presents Visual Music Live featuring
Forbes Graham - trumpet
others tba




Saturday 29 October @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o

Jacob William 'Para' Quintet

Forbes Graham - trumpet / Jim Hobbs - alto sax / Steve Lantner - piano / Jacob William - bass / Laurence Cook - drums



Sunday 30 October @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o

Allan Chase + Steve Lantner + Joe Morris + Luther Gray
Allan Chase - alto / Steve Lantner - piano / Joe Morris - bass / Luther Gray - drums

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Outpost 186 Concerts & Events Sept 2011

29 SEPTEMBER 8PM

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

URL: Outpost186.com



OUTPOST EVENTS



SEPTEMBER



Saturday 3 September @ OUTPOST 186, 5PM, $5/10

Chagall Performance Art Collaborative Presents

Seasoned sailor and lover of poetry
Joe Murray reads the poetry of Robert Service

Samantha Milowsky, founder of Amethyst & Arsenic literary and art journal, reads her poetry along with Valerie Loveland, author of Reanimated, Somehow, plus Tone Sketches by violinist David Wang, and a Boston Premiere by Rob Rudin


Don’t miss this unique opportunity to hear the poetry of Robert Service read by Joe Murray, followed by a Soundpainting workshop and performance, featuring tone sketches by David Wang. Then, Samantha Milowsky reads her poetry inspired by contemporary Spanish art and Valerie Loveland reads poems from a new manuscript composed during NaPoWriMo. Also featuring the premiere of a work for solo saxophone by Rob Rudin.


With Special Guests
Joe Murray - poetry
Samantha Milowsky - poetry
Valerie Loveland - poetry
David Wang - violin


ChagallPAC
Dennis Shafer - Soundpainter, saxophone
Diana Norma - poetry
Jason Felitto - bass
Rob Rudin - drums, composition

PROGRAMME:

5pm - Poetry Reading by JOE MURRAY
6pm - Soundpainting Workshop (bring your creative juices—for absolute beginners to advanced, for the timid and the bold alike!)
7pm - CHAGALL PAC show with featured poets Samantha Milowsky and Valerie Loveland



Tuesday 6 September @ Outpost, 8pm - $5 per participant
BOSTON FREE JAZZ ASSOCIATION : open jam
hosted by JULEE AVALLONE



JEFF PLATZ

Friday 9 September @ Outpost, 8pm, $10 or b/o

John Mclellan - drums / Kit demos - bass / Scott Getchell - trumpets / Jeff Platz - guitar


TATSUYA NAKATANI (photo: Jonathan Sielaff)


Saturday 10 September @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o

Tatsuya Nakatani
Nakatani Gong Orchestra + Tatsuya Nakatani - solo percussion

N.G.O. Boston Crew:
Kevin Frenette
Joe Monteiro
Todd Burnel
Matt Samolis
Forbes Graham


NAKATANI GONG ORCHESTRA

The project will start off with five people performing on 5 gong kits (usually about 5-10 gongs will be set up on the stage, depending on the venue's situation and capacity).
In contrast with a solo percussion setting, where he is limited to two arms and two legs, this 5 person group is capable of simultaneously striking or bowing ten gongs.
Nakatani will be the ensemble's conductor.
Generally, the gongs will be bowed and softly struck with mallets to produce a comfortable sound level for all in the room.
No need for you to prepare ear plugs or afraid of loudness. Sound of N.G.O., is not typical GONG image as usually people have been hearing over the TV.
Audience and performer will experience a new world: the drone of deep space and inner relaxation.
The music of N.G.O. creates a metallic temple of deep harmonies, a beauty of spaces. The sounds are unlike any existent music categories.
An over 40-inch large gong creates extreme Lo-frequency wave forms.
These cross-vibrate with the tones of all the other gongs, and give us a sound ebbing from the deepest frequency pool, which can be very deeply felt in the body.




Sunday 11 September - 2-6pm, private rehearsal



Friday 16 September @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o

SONS OF DAUGHTERS

Patrick Breiner - tenor sax, clarinet, voice (Easton, CT)
Aaron Darrell - bass, voice (Boston, MA)
Devin Drobka - drums (New York, NY)

Everybody's mother is somebody's daughter, brother. Dig? This trio of brilliant young improvisers delivers telepathy laced shang-a-lang that transcends its geographical limitations.

What began a year ago as a chordless jazz trio evolved into a three-headed improvising monster. Breiner, Darrell, and Drobka each contribute compositions ranging from wistful rubato ballades to reckless free jazz avalanches.

Sons Of Daughters features Berklee College of Music alums Devin Drobka and Aaron Darrell as well as New School for Jazz alum and John Coltrane Foundation scholarship winner Patrick Breiner.

The members of this trio have performed with Greg Osby, Jerry Bergonzi, Joe Lovano, Billy Hart, Michael Formanek, Dave Ballou, Becca Stevens, Dave Stryker, Ches Smith, George Garzone and Tony Malaby among others. They tour the east coast and midwest regularly playing concerts and teaching clinics and master classes to students of all ages. They have collectively graced the stages of Dizzy's Club Coca Cola, Skuller's Jazz Club, Yoshi's, the Kitano, Smalls Jazz Club, the JVC Jazz Festival, the Isthmus Jazz Festival, Milwaukee's East Side Jazz Fest, and many other stages across the US and in Europe.

www.SonsOfDaughters.Tumblr.com
www.SonsOfDaughters.Bandcamp.com


Saturday 17 September - private film shoot


Saturday 17 September @ Outpost 8pm $10 or b/o
JUNKO'S GREEN UMBRELLA presents
Jim Hobbs - alto sax / David Maxwell - keyboard, gongs, other world instruments / Junko Simons - cello / the legendary Sir Laurence Cook - drums



Sunday 18 September @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o

Dave Bryant - piano / Tom Hall - tenor sax / Jacob William - bass / Eric Rosenthal - drums


Tuesday 20 September @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o
living room concert series present
Michael Dobiel & friends




Wednesday 21 September @ Outpost, 8pm $10
Fernando Brandao presents
Rogerio Souza with Fernando Brandao & Leonardo Lucini
Rogerio Souza - guitar / Fernando Brandao - flute / Leonardo Lucini -bass

Rogéria Souza is a Brazilian guitarist (7 & 6 String Guitars), composer, and arranger. He studied guitar with Norberto Macedo and harmony, ear training, and arranging with Adamo Prince and Sergio Adamo Benevenuto. Rogerio has performed with some of the great artists in Brazilian popular music, including:
Paulinho da Viola, Joao Bosco, Ney Matogrosso, Ivan Lins, Elizeth Cardoso, Dona Ivone Lara, Elsa Soares, Zélia Duncan, Leila Pinheiro, Baden Powell, Salamandra, Paulo Moura, Guinga, Altamiro Carrilho, Cristóvão Bastos, Raphael Rabello, Santos Toribio, and Epoca De Ouro. He hás appeared at the Festival Villa Lobos (Brazil - 1987/2001), Monthautre Jazz Festival (Denmark), SOB's, Blue Bird, and Zanzibar (New York and New Jersey), Stadgarden Festival (Cologne, Germany), 3rd Festival of Ibero-American Culture (Santiago, Chile), Festival de Inverno, Guimarães, and Casa de
America Latina (Portugal).

As an arranger for recording and touring ensembles, Rogerio has worked with Ivan Lins, Sergio Ricardo, Delcio Carvalho, among others. Rogério served as the music director and arranger for singer Ney Matogrosso’s Batuque show, touring for two years throughout Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay, and Portugal. He has produced several CDs, including: Orquídea (1999), followed by a tour in 2000 in which he led a sextet by the same name that performed several concerts in Portugal as part of the
commemoration of 500 years of Brazil's Discovery (Winter Festival, Guimarães, Lisboa, Seixal, Viana do Castelo, Povoa de Varzim, Arraiolos). In addition, Rogerio produced and arranged the following projects: Ismael Silva (a CD in honor of the famous samba composer featuring performances by Cristina Buarque de Holanda, Delcio Carvalho and Jardes Macalé), Mio Matsuda (Atlantic), Rodrigo Lessa (No Bangalo da Bandola), Agenor de Oliveira (Bafafa and Emperio do Samba) Delcio Carvalho (Profissao Compositor) and several CDs by Nó em Pingo D'Água, one Brazil’s most innovative choro ensembles, of which he is one of the founding members.

As a composer, Rogerio won awards for best composition and best arrangement in the 1997 Festival of Choro in Rio de Janeiro. In the same year, he released his first solo CD, featuring his own compositions as well as collaborations with guitarist Yamandú Costa (Serie Tareco for Guitar), mandolinist Rodrigo Lessa and saxophonist Eduardo Neves.



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

Dr T presents Visual Music Live featuring
Doctor T - Video Improvisations
Tom Plsek - trombone
Eric Crawley - Harpejji and Electronics
Neil Leonard - Reeds

Each Musician will perform a duet with Doctor T. The duets will be followed by a quartet set.



I am an improvising video artist exploring the interaction between visuals and music. I work live with improvising musicians and do non-real-time studio improvisations using a variety of tactics to unify imagery and music. My video is derived from photographic and video sources, sometimes computer processed beyond recognition.

I treat my visual materials as sources for improvisation, much as a jazz musician uses melody and chord changes. I've been creating this work since 1970.

Visual Music LIVE is a monthly series featuring my video improvisations

Saturday 24 September @ Outpost, 3pm

unaffiliated poetry series




Saturday 24 September @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o


Allan Chase + Steve Lantner + Joe Morris + Laurence Cook

Allan Chase – saxes / Steve Lantner – piano / Joe Morris – bass / Laurence Cook – drums


Wednesday 28 September @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o
Forbes Graham + Pandelis Karayorgis + Jacob William + Laurence Cook
Forbes Graham - trumpet / Pandelis Karayorgis - piano / Jacob William - bass / Laurence Cook - drums (tbc)


Thursday 29 September @ Outpost, $10 or b/o
PSYCHOTIC QUARTET featuring Katt Hernandez & Dan Blacksberg
+JIM HOBBS & his ALL-STAR STRING QUARTET
+spectral guests

+JOHN VOIGT - solo bass

PSYCHOTIC QUARTET:
Daniel Blacksberg - trombone (frank london, bird fly yellow, dan kahn, klezmer conservatory, joe maneri)
Katt Hernandez - violin (you know. .. .)
Michael Evans - percussion (a fixture in the downtown new york improv and free jazz scene)
Evan Lipson - bass (normal love, the boredoms)


JIM HOBBS & his ALL-STAR STRING QUARTET:

Jim Hobbs - alto / Katt Hernandez - violin / Mimi Rabson - viola / Junko Simon - cello / Jane Wang - bass

also! this little tour is to celebrate the new release of our CD "Sphaleron" on Public Eyesore- available at:http://www.publiceyesore.com/ehcat.php?eh=52
(with cover art by longtime zeitgeist maven Hans Rickheit)



Friday 30 September @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o

JAMES MERENDA & TickleJuice

James Merenda - Alto Sax / Tom Duprey - Cornet, Accordion / David Hawthorne - Guitar
James Rohr - Keyboard / Mark Zaleski - Bass / Miki Matsuki - Drums

One of Boston’s most active alto saxophonists on the jazz scene and creating the jazz scene, James Merenda can be found leading his band the Masked Marvels, hosting open jams in and around the area, playing along side jazz luminaries or collaborating on musical projects of a more…pioneering nature. Come experience true instrumental bliss, crackly and inventive, funky and yet oddly familiar, but still irrevocably distinct in its own way.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Outpost 186 Concerts & Events August 2011


TATSUYA NAKATANI - 10 September (photo: Jonathan Sielaff)

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

URL: Outpost186.com

(CONCERT & EVENTS CALENDER FOLLOWS BOILERPLATE, BELOW)

OUTPOST NEWS :

OUTPOST is now in the process of installing theatre lights for performances, four (4) pots with gels on a wall dimmer. No more screwing around with the track lighting, you little bastards! ;)



a new web drama shot in OUTPOST by Catzilla Productions is now up!


NOTE : SUNDAY LIFE DRAWING WITH DAVID LEE is back! Contact: dleeway1116@hotmaildotcom
OUTPOST now hosts life drawing classes, Sunday mornings 10am - 12:30pm


PROFILES OF LOCAL JAZZ & IMPROV MUSICIANS IN AAJ


BRILLIANT CORNERS - A BOSTON JAZZ BLOG
edited by Steve Provizer


ALSO :


STU VANDEMARK'S BOSTON JAZZ SCENE BLOG



OUTPOST GENERAL INFORMATION :


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.

OUTPOST CONCERT INFO :
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!
Note: nothing is served, it's just music & chairs, Pal!
Parking: are you feeling lucky? well are ya?



BOOKING:
OUTPOST is currently available for public performances @ $50 per event.
CONTACT: Rob Chalfen, director: robchalfen@hotmail.com
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.


EMAIL LIST SIGN-UP: http://Outpost186.FanBridge.com

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


WEEKDAY DAYTIMES @ OUTPOST :


OUTPOST 186
is also available for meetings, readings, film shoots, theatre rehearsals, & other (non-musical) weekday daytime events.


ART

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

GALLERY HOURS:
Gallery exhibits may be viewed during scheduled performances or by appointment.
CONTACT: robchalfen@hotmail.com


OUTPOST EVENTS


august



Friday 5 August @ Outpoast, 8pm $10 or b/o
ulf bandgren/ Bruno Raberg Quartet
Allan Chase - sax / Ulf Bandgren - guitar / Bruno Raberg - bass / Gary Fieldman - drums

Saturday 6 August @ OUTPOST 186, 7PM, $5/10
Chagall Performance Art Collaborative Presents
Soundpainting workshop and concert with special guests Jean-Francois Petit-Jean (Bordeaux, France), and Judson Evans (Boston Conservatory).

ChagallPAC presents an exciting mix of Soundpainting and poetry featuring new prose poems and haikus from Judson Evans, and expert Soundpainter and saxophonist Jean-Francois Petit-Jean who will take us all to new horizons in Soundpainting and directed improvisation. Bring your own artistic vice to contribute to this artistic melange! Also featuring solo works by Petit-Jean, Rudin, graphic scores by Etienne Rolin, poetry from Diana Norma, and more!

Jean-Francois Petit-Jean, Soundpainter, saxophone
Judson Evans, poetry
ChagallPAC
Dennis Shafer, Soundpainter, saxophone
Diana Norma, poetry
Rob Rudin, percussion
Jason Felitto, bass
Lisa Abbatomarco, performance artist
Dylan Foley, guitar, effects

... and many more!


PROGRAMME:

7pm workshop

8pm show

9pm openhttp://www.blogger.com/img/blank.gif

NOTE : WE REGRET THAT THIS SHOW IS CANCELLED DUE TO ILLNESS - reschedule date will be posted
Wednesday 10 August @ Outpost, 8pm donation

Nathan Leigh
+tba


Thursday 11 August @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o
Jim Hobbs - alto / Forbes Graham - trumpet / Luther Gray - drums / Laurence Cook (TBC) - drums



Friday 12 August @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o

Andy Volker - saxes / Kit Demos - bass / John Mclellan - drums / Jeff Platz - guitar


Sunday 14 August @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o
MATADOR
Aaron Darrell- Bass / Michael Sachs- Sax / Jun Young Song - drums


Tuesday 16 August @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o

Living Room Music presents

Tamandua
Rick Landwehr - drums, composition
Rick Stone - sax
Joe Conley - guitar

Saxophone in Machines
Kelly Roberge - sax & electronics
Michael Dobiel - sax & electronics


Tamandua is a sax/guitar/drums trio based in Boston, MA. Labels are hardly accurate, but the band plays a sort of progressive/avant-garde jazz-rock that is often influenced by various Eastern (Indian, East Asian, and Middle Eastern) ethnic music. Drummer/composer Rick Landwehr was a founding member of Ann Arbor, MI based progressive rock/pop band Ape 7. In addition to Tamandua he currently plays with The Boston Jazz Trio, Colin Stack & Novelty Act, Daniel Bennett Group and Ra Quintet. He is also a faculty member at the National Guitar Workshop's New Milford, CT campus. Guitarist/composer Joe Conley played on Chris Opperman's Purple Crayon album which was produced by Frank Zappa alum Mike Keneally. He also recently performed and recorded with Boston based indie rockers Molecule and is a member of The Boston Jazz Trio. Saxophonist/composer Rick Stone performs with Quartet of Happiness and Colin Stack & Novelty Act. All members of Tamandua are working musicians and music educators in the metro Boston area.

Saxophone in Machines is Michael Dobiel and Kelly Roberge, who harness the disparate powers of cognition and kinetics to create fully integrated musical experiences. When the cerebral austerity of computers collides with the salubrious sensuality of saxophones, results are unpredictable, to say the least. Mike and Kelly first played together May of 2010. Video of moon landings played as sounds emitted from malfunctioning computers, microphones beaten against the ground, and the devil’s horn itself, the saxophone, wielded by several performers. SiM has never looked back.




Wednesday 17 August @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o

country/singer-songwriter
Viking Moses


Thursday 18 August @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o
Sumie Kaneko Jazz Trio
Sumie Keneko - vocals & shamisen / Casper Gyldensoe - guitar / Pablo Eluchans - percussion


Saturday 20 August @ Outpost 8pm $10 or b/o
JUNKO'S GREEN UMBRELLA presents
The Rock Flint Contemporary Ensemble featuring:
FORBES GRAHAM,leader extraordinare - electronics, trumpet / Todd Brunel - reeds / Andrea Pensado - electronics / Junko Simons - cello


Tuesday 23 August @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o

Dave Bryant - keyboards / Gabriel Solomon - violin / Jane Wang - bass Curt Newton - drums



Thursday 25 August @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o
Kathy Olson Sax Quartet
Mark Zaleski - soprano & alto sax / Rick Stone - alto sax / Sean Berry - tenor sax / Kathy Olson - bari sax


Saturday 27 August @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o

Steve Lantner / Jim Hobbs

Steve Lantner - piano
Jim Hobbs – alto
and at no extra charge, coming in on the midnight stage without any notice whatever, the legendary
Luther Trip Gray - drums

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Outpost 186 Concerts & Events - July 2011


JOSEPH BOWIE & ADAM RUDOLPH DUET, 20 July


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

URL: Outpost186.com



july



Tuesday 5 July @ Outpost, 8pm $5/participant

BOSTON FREE JAZZ ASSOCIATION presents
open jam hosted by Julee Avallone


Thursday 7 July @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o
BOLT (a new band from the Boston area):
Jorrit Dijkstra - alto sax
Eric Hofbauer - guitar
Eric Rosenthal - drums, percussion


http://www.jorritdijkstra.com/
http://erichofbauer.com/


+CYLINDER (from the Bay area):
Darren Johnston - trumpet
Aram Shelton - alto saxophone and Bb clarinet
Lisa Mezzacapa - acoustic bass
Kjell Nordeson - drums


http://www.lisamezzacappa.com
http://www.cleanfeed-records.com/disco2US.asp?intID=359


" … they improvise like they're inside one another's heads and play sensitively written tunes pitched at one another's strengths ..."
- Chicago Reader

" ... a complete group with a swirl of theories and concepts that makes it one of the best future-forward bands on the scene right now"
- JazzWrap

John McLellan
Friday 8 July @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o
PLATZ QUARTET FEATURING JOHN MCLELLAN

JOHN MCLELLAN - DRUMS / JUNKO SIMONS - CELLO / KIT DEMOS - BASS / JEFF PLATZ - GUITAR



JOHN McLELLAN- drums- (b. 1968), born in San Juan, Puerto Rico and raised in Massachusetts, has a resume that is expansive and varied, including work with Joe and Mat Maneri, Roswell Rudd, Bern Nix, Roy Campbell, William Parker, Ken Vandermark, Denman Marony, Ben Monder, and the Either/Orchestra. He has performed at festivals including the Newport Jazz Festival, the Iowa City Jazz Festival, Munster International Jazz Festival in Germany and New York's Vision Festival. John‘s
inventive drumming can be heard on his duo record with saxophonist Joe McPhee, Grand Marquis on Boxholder records and Mat Maneri’s latest release on Thirsty Ear Records, Pentagon.

John McLellan has performed with Bern Nix, Ben Monder, Joe Morris, Garrison Fewell, Rick Peckham, Jon Damien, Joe McPhee, Joe Maneri, Jack Wright, Daniel Carter,
Blasie Siwula, Perry Robinson, Matana Roberts, Douglas Yates, Roy Campbell, Dave Balauo, Brian Groder, Herb Pomeroy, Nate Wooley, John Carlson, Michael Formanack, Ed Schuller, Mark Helelias, William Parker, Shayna Dulberger, Eivend Opsvik, John
Herbert, Craig Taborn, Jamie Saft, Denman Marony, Ran Blake, Roswell Rudd, Ben Gerstein, Either Orchestra. Has performed at the Newport Jazz Festival, C M J Jazz
Festival (NY), San Juan Island Jazz Festival, Boston Globe Jazz Festival, Munster International Jazz Festival (Germany).


Sunday 10 July @ Outpost, 7:30pm $10 or b/o
Brazilian/Greek singing sensation
Katerina Polemi

Katerina Polemi is a natural talent with music in her soul, a guitar in
her hands, and rhythm in her feet. Bossa nova has been in her blood since
she was a child, as well as the intricate melodies and harmonies of jazz
and Greek music. Katerina has emerged as the next creative force in Gypsy
Jazz, and with her Brazilian/Greek background brings an international
presence, accessibility and flair to all of her performances.

Musicians:
Katerina Polemi: voice/guitar
Ben Powell: violin
Spencer Stewar: Upright Bass
Vishal Nayak: Drums



Thursday 14 July @ Outpost, $10 or b/o

green umbrellas presents
EVOCATION TRIO (Milwaukee, Wisconsin)
Steve Peplin - guitar / Junko Fujiwara - cello / Ben Hans - drums


Friday 15 July @ Outpost, $10 or b/o
The Four Bags
Michael McGinnis - woodwinds / Jacob Garchik - accordion, trombone / Sean Moran - guitar / Brian Drye - trombone, piano

ABOUT THE FOUR BAGS:

Combining the vibrancy of modern jazz and popular music with the sophistication of a classical chamber group, The Four Bags feature a captivating blend of Trombone, Accordion, Guitar and Woodwinds. With mature improvisation and a wide array of tonal colors, The Four Bags approach music from Schoenberg to the Beastie Boys in a way that is "wonderfully difficult to define, easy to enjoy." (David Garland, WNYC “Spinning on Air”)

Based in New York City since 1999, The Four Bags have been featured at Symphony Space’s Thalia Theatre Music Series, the "Next Next" festival at BAM Café, the "Celebrate Brooklyn!" festival in Prospect Park, The Wall to Wall Joni Mitchell Marathon at Symphony Space, A Tribute to Burt Bacharach in the Allen Room at Jazz at Lincoln Center, Konnichiwa Festa! (Japan), The Friends of Alec Wilder Concert at St. Peter's Church, The Greenwich House Concert Series, the “Almost Mozart” Festival, and numerous live features on NPR.

The Four Bags have released three albums on NCM East Records and are about to release their fourth recording, "Forth" due out in the Fall of 2011, featuring a collection of original tunes as well as their spin on music from Brazil, Iran and French electronica.

http://thefourbags.bandcamp.com/


Saturday 16 July @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o
Hofbauer/Karayorgis/Williams/Gray Quartet
Eric Hofbauer - guitar / Pandelis Karayorgis - Wurlitzer / Jacob William - bass / Luther Gray - drums



July @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o
Bruno Raberg Ensemble




Wednesday 20 July @ Outpost, 8pm $20 or b/o
JOSEPH BOWIE & ADAM RUDOLPH DUET

Adam Rudolph: handrumset (congas, djembe, tarija), frame drum, thumb pianos, gongs, percussion and mulitphonic singing, sintir, piano

Joseph Bowie: trombone, electronics, vocal, harmonica, congas, djembe, percussion)


"The evening was transformed into an extraordinary and lyrical happening with music of ethereal light" IL GIORNALE

Adam Rudolph and Joseph Bowie first performed together in 2000 @ Lincoln Center with Yusef Lateef. They have collaborated together in numerous projects since then, including a trio with Omar Sosa and, most recently, in Adam Rudolph’s Moving Pictures.
Their music is grounded in the American improvisational tradition while embracing music forms, languages, instrumentation, and cosmologies of Europe, Africa, the Middle East, Asia, and the African Diaspora. Decades of performance and research into these music cultures have given the artists the background and experience to create a unique and unprecedented improvisational art form.

About JOSEPH BOWIE: http://joebowie.org/en/21/about-joe-bowie/

About ADAM RUDOLPH: http://www.metarecords.com/adam.html


PRESS REVIEWS:


"A pioneer in world music."
NEW YORK TIMES


"Percussionist Adam Rudolph has been fusing jazz and world music for decades, to the point where the two coexist as a seamless whole."
-The Philadelphia Daily News

"A project of haunting power and beauty. Captivating and profoundly beautiful."
-Earshot Jazz

"Adam Rudolph is percussion master...Dream Garden [is] a career achievement for Rudolph, one that should finally make the jazz world sit up and take notice."
-All Music Guide

"A vibrant collage that's soulful, edgy and refreshingly spiritual."
- Jazzwax.com


About the music:

Compositional forms serve as thematic material to provide an orchestrated context for improvisational dialogue. Music materials consist, among other things, of original melodies, textural gestures, sound languages, tone rows, traditional and synthetic scales, diadic and intervallicaly generated harmonies, call and response, polyphony, dynamics, and the coloration of silences.

Unique forms are generated through the concept of “Cyclic Verticalism”, whereby polyrhythms, as used in African music, are combined with rhythm cycles, as used in Indian music. When combined with the above-described tonal materials, larger forms can be generated. In the compositions these materials are utilized to serve emotional coloration; what in India is called Rasa. Performers are given the freedom to use their imagination and listening ability to develop the compositions within their own individual motion and timing, while still relating to the overall form and to the aesthetic and musical functions. The concept is to generate unusual relationships of sound against sound, form against form, and rhythm against rhythm in a non-linear, ever shifting kaleidoscope of music images.



BIOGRAPHIES:

Born in 1955, handrummer, percussionist, composer, multi instrumentalist and improviser ADAM RUDOLPH has been hailed as “a pioneer in world music” by the NY times. Currently he composes for his groups Adam Rudolph’s Moving Pictures Organic Orchestra, a 15 – 50 piece ensemble for which he has developed an original music notation and conducting system. He has taught and conducted hundreds of musicians in the Go: Organic Orchestra concept in both North America and Europe. He has performed at festivals and concerts throughout North & South America, Europe, Africa, and Japan, appeared on numerous albums and released over twenty recordings as a leader.

Over the past 25 years Rudolph has developed a unique syncretic approach to hand drumming in creative collaborations with outstanding artists of cross-cultural and improvised music, including Yusef Lateef, Jon Hassel, L. Shankar, Muhal Richard Abrams, Fred Anderson, Hassan Hakmoun, Sam Rivers, Omar Sosa, and Pharaoh Sanders, and Wadada Leo Smith among others. He has released over a dozen recordings on his own Meta Records label documenting his compositions for various size ensembles.



Thursday 21 July @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o
New Language Collaborative
New York Guitarist Shoshke Rayzl appearing with New Language Collaborative
Shoshke Rayzl-guitar / Eric Zinman - piano / Syd Smart - drums /


Friday 22 July @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o

Dave Bryant - solo piano


Saturday 23 July @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o
The Alternate Universe Quintet
Allan Chase - saxophones
Jim Hobbs – alto saxophone
Steve Lantner - piano
Joe Morris - bass
Laurence Cook - drums


Wednesday 27 July @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o
Rock Flint Contemporary Ensemble
Forbes Graham - trumpet/electronics
Andrea Pensado - electronics
Junko Simons - cello
Todd Brunel - woodwinds
Luther Gray - percussion



Thursday 28 July @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o

Aella
Patrick Breiner - tenor sax (Madison, WI) / Max Goldman - drums (NYC) / Mette Henriette Rolvag - tenor sax (Oslo, Norway)
music sample

+Sons of Daughters
Aaron Darrell - bass and voice
Patrick Breiner - tenor sax, clarinet, and voice
Devin Drobka - drums


July 29/30/31 : A Boston Poetry Marathon and BBQ!


BOSTON POETRY COLLECTIVE presents:

A Summer Poetry Marathon
featuring 88 local and visiting poets
reading for 8 minutes apiece
Admission is free but the hat will be be passed


Friday 7/29, 7 PM - 10 PM
Saturday 7/30, 1 PM - 10:30 PM
Sunday 7/31, 1 PM - 5 PM


see http://bostonpoetry.blogspot.com/ for reading schedule

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

OUTPOST 186 Concert & Event Schedule, June 2011

HANS POPPEL - JUNE 7 - 9PM



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

URL: Outpost186.com

(CONCERT & EVENTS CALENDER FOLLOWS BOILERPLATE, BELOW)

OUTPOST NEWS :

OUTPOST 186 nominated best jazz venue in Boston Phoenix Reader's Poll! VOTE: http://thephoenix.com/thebest/boston/vote/jazzvenue/



a new web drama shot in OUTPOST by Catzilla Productions is now up!


NOTE : SUNDAY LIFE DRAWING WITH DAVID LEE is back! Contact: dleeway1116@hotmaildotcom
OUTPOST now hosts life drawing classes, Sunday mornings 10am - 12:30pm


PROFILES OF LOCAL JAZZ & IMPROV MUSICIANS IN AAJ


BRILLIANT CORNERS - A BOSTON JAZZ BLOG
edited by Steve Provizer


ALSO :


STU VANDEMARK'S BOSTON JAZZ SCENE BLOG



OUTPOST GENERAL INFORMATION :


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.

OUTPOST CONCERT INFO :
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!
Note: nothing is served, it's just music & chairs, Pal!
Parking: are you kidding?



BOOKING:
OUTPOST is currently available for public performances @ $50 per event.
CONTACT: Rob Chalfen, director: robchalfen@hotmail.com
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.


EMAIL LIST SIGN-UP: http://Outpost186.FanBridge.com

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


WEEKDAY DAYTIMES @ OUTPOST :


OUTPOST 186
is also available for meetings, readings, film shoots, theatre rehearsals, & other (non-musical) weekday daytime events.


ART

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

GALLERY HOURS:
Gallery exhibits may be viewed during scheduled performances or by appointment.
CONTACT: robchalfen@hotmail.com



CURRENT EXHIBIT



work from seven Boston-area artists

Nina Ata
Wesley Ennis
Kristin Ford
Shea Justice
Joshua Luke
Roberto Mighty
Jason Pramas

all participants are MFA Visual Arts candidates at The Art Institute of Boston at Lesley University

contact jason@openmediaboston.org or 617-506-9515 for more information

WE GET PRESS!!


piece on Matthew Shipp in the Boston Globe

The CAMBRIDGE DAY profiles our CHAGALL PERFORMANCE ART COLLABORATIVE

ROUGH NIGHT'S 11+1 REVIEWED IN PHOENIX!

OUTPOST wins Editor's Pick for BEST EXPERIMENTAL MUSIC VENUE in the Phoenix Best 2009!

OUTPOST featured in a short film, THE VENUE (april 2009)

ERIC JACKSON of WGBH jazz on Outpost in Globe Travel section, 9 Jan. '10:
Jackson says jazz fans who enjoy experimental acts should also check out Outpost 186 in Cambridge’s Inman Square. “The musicians at the Outpost stretch in different directions. It’s probably the most adventurous of the clubs out there.’’

Darius Jones Trio Oct 19 2009 reviewed by Jon Garelick, Boston Phoenix

Blog review of 27 Aug. 2009 Dave Bryant show

Hhere’s a nice review of the 24 Nov. 08 Scarecrow Mobius gig at the Outpost by Jon Garelick of the Boston Phoenix: http://thephoenix.com/Boston/Music/72937-Mixed-grill//

Outpost featured in Cambridge Chronicle, 19 June 2008:
An-Outpost-on-the-edge-of-music

John Voigt featured in Cambridge Chronicle, 14 July 2008

Nice write up on Outpost in the Boss Town Glob, Sunday 27 Jan. 2008 Outpost is the 2nd item:
http://www.boston.com/ae/music/articles/2008/01/26/six_nights_out____what_youre_hear_who_youll_meet/

on Richard Sandler's Films:
http://www.bloggernews.net/113600
On our "Small Arts Group Die Off", 13 January:
Globe: http://www.boston.com/ae/theater_arts/articles/2008/01/12/small_arts_groups_are_dying_to_be_heard/
Big Red & Shiny:
http://www.bigredandshiny.com/cgi-bin/retrieve.pl?issue=issue75&section=article&article=DONT_DRINK_THE_1485440
BILL MARX/The Arts Fuse: Boston Foundation to Small Theatres - Drop Dead Please!
http://www.theartsfuse.com/2008/01/20/boston-foundation-to-small-theaters-drop-dead-please/#more-401


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OUTPOST EVENTS

JUNE




Sunday 5 June @ OUTPOST 186, 7PM $5/10
Chagall Performance Art Collaborative Presents
"Tangos, Gershwin, and Koechlin:"
an evening of prettier music by Chagall PAC with special guest Chris Cuzme from NYC

Works by Piazzolla, Gershwin, and Koechlin will be sprinkled with Soundpainting interludes and a solo set by New York saxist Chris Cuzme. All are welcome to come and participate in Soundpainting, interact with performances. Programme includes Epitaph of Jean-Harlow, Tango Etudes, and much more!

Special guest Chris Cuzme - sax (NYC)
Dennis Shafer - sax / Atsuko Kida - piano /Julee Avallone - flute
Jason Felitto - bass /...and many more!

Called "avant-garde" by the Boston Globe, Chagall Performance Art Collaborative seeks to stretch the boundaries of inter-disciplinary performance in new music and art.
www.ChagallPAC.ning.com


Tuesday 7 June @ Outpost, 8pm $5/participant

BOSTON FREE JAZZ ASSOCIATION presents
open jam hosted by Julee Avallone


Tuesday 7 June @ Outpost, 9pm $10 or b/o
Hans Poppel's Brief Return: Duos, Trios and Beyond
Hans Poppel - piano / Curt Newton - drums / Jeff Song - cello / Tom Hall - saxophones / Neil Leonard - sax

Pianist Hans Poppel, who lived in the Boston area for many years, moved back to his native Munich in 2008. Hans is back in town in early June; this performance will feature rotating small-group improvisations with some of his frequent local collaborators and others less familar.

“There is no such thing as Free Music. There are places unheard of echoing sounds that seem to have been around for a long, long, time.“
–HANS POPPEL

Multi talented artist Hans Poppel is originally from Munich, Germany. He studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich and became an assistant set designer at the Bavarian State Opera. Hans has worked as a set designer and award winning book-illustrator. As a pianist of jazz and improvised music, he has developed his own extended piano techniques. He has performed and recorded in Europe and the United States. Hans currently lives and works in Munich. Musical collaborations include performances with Amiri Baraka, Joe Morris, Ken Vandermark, Hans Koch, Peter Schärli, Curt Newton, Soo-Jung Kae, Sebi Tramontana, and others.

“... churning waves of sound ignited by an impetus that borders on the manic. The music is hot ...”
–CODA MAGAZINE

“... quick witted ruminations and solid rhythmic inclinations bring to mind keyboard giants such as Cecil Taylor, Fred van Hove, and Marylin Crispell ...”
–ALL ABOUT JAZZ

“... elliptical... music of abstraction and vigour...”
–THE WIRE


Wednesday 8 June @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o
Pandelis Karyorgis - piano / Steve Swell - trombone (NY) / Guillermo Gregorio - clarinet (Chicago)

This will be the trio's first Boston-area performance following two NY appearances and preceding a recording session the following day. Both original music and improvised pieces will be featured.


Thursday 9 June @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o
Luther Gray - drums & Laurence Cook - drums


RAS MOSHE

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

Special guests from NYC!
Ras Moshe - tenor / David Miller - drums / Junko Simons - cello / Kit Demos - bass / Jeff Platz - guitar



Saturday 11 June @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o

THE FLAIL (NYC)
Dan Blankinship - trumpet / Stephan Moutot - tenor sax / Brian Marsella - piano / Reid Taylor - bass / Matt Zebroski - drums
www.theflail.com
www.smallslive.com


Sunday 12 June @ Outpost, 2pm
Violin recital for the students of Morgan Evans-Weiler



Sunday 12 June @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o
Jacob William 'June Unit'
Allan Chase - saxes / Tom Hall - saxes / Jacob William - bass / Luther Gray - drums


Tuesday 14 June @ Outpost, 8pm $15 or b/o
François Tusques & Eric Zinman
Pianist François Tusques considered to be the father of French free jazz, will perform two piano concerts with pianist Eric Zinman. These are duets involving two pianos, something rarely available.

Born in 1938 in Paris and raised in Brittany, Tusques was among the first to bring together French musicians to explore a new musical language in the 1960’s. He also formed connections with all the significant American avant garde players who came to Paris at that time. This is a rare opportunity to introduce Mr. Tusques to Boston.

DISCOGRAPHY
"Tango Libre", Improvising Beings, 2011
François Tusques and Noel McGhie, Topolitologie (Improvising Beings, 2010),
François Tusques, Blues Suite (Transes Europeens, 1998)
François Tusques, Blue
"Octaèdre", Axolotl, 1994
Phedre (Axolotl, 1996)
François Tusques, Intercommunal Free Dance Music
Orchestra (Vendemiaire, 1976-1978)
François Tusques, Intercommunal Music (Shandar, 1971)
Clifford Thornton, The Panther and the Lash (America, 1970)
Sunny
"Le Nouveau Jazz", Mouloudji, 1967
Murray, Sunny Murray (Shandar, 1968)
François Tusques, Free Jazz 1965 (Moloudji/In Situ, 1965)

Pianist Eric Zinman has been active in the Boston and New York underground since 1987. He is recorded on Cadence, Ayler, Improvising Beings, and his own label studio234 comprising a total of 11 recordings. Since 2006 he has performed in six countries and has been written about in 5 languages.

www.ericzinman.com/TZweb.jpg
http://www.allaboutjazz.com/php/article.php?id=20242



Wednesday 15 June @ Outpost, 8:30pm $10 or b/o
Loop 2.4.3
Thomas Kozumplik & Lorne Watson - percussion, electronics, voice
+Eric Dahlman - trumpet & objects

Outpost 186 presents the “Transportive” music of Loop 2.4.3: The New York Percussion Duo, with Eric Dahlman (trumpet, electronics) and special guest Erik Nugent (nu chromatic didjeridoo, throat singing).

Loop 2.4.3 is a composer/performer duo that has drawn comparisons to Steve Reich, Battles, Harry Partch, Moondog, Konono No.1, Brian Eno, and Belle Orchestre - an assortment that alludes to their hard to classify, yet visceral aesthetic. They are composers/instrument inventors/improvisers/performers and “virtuosi musicians of the highest caliber” (Gordon Stout, Ithaca College), mixing electro-acoustic techniques with an array of percussion and other instruments. Their new album, Zodiac Dust, features strings and two instruments of their invention, the Rose Echo and eLog. Their music has been described as "transportive percussion odysseys" (The Boston Phoenix), "taut compositions with a stunning improvisational sense" (Time Out Chicago), and as both "action adventures and reveries... all sound[ing] like part of a well-thought-out tradition, only the tradition has never existed until now." (Milo Miles, Fresh Air - NPR)

Boston-based trumpeter, and frequent Outpost performer, Eric Dahlman joins the bill with his ambient tribal soundscapes anchored by clouds of trumpets featuring new Antarctican inspired music, solo Trident trumpet and solo prototype chromatic didj and throat singing performed by Erik Nugent plus duo improvs and tribal drones with Eric and Erik.



Wednesday 16 June @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o

GARUDA
Bruno Raberg - bass / Andrew Halchak - saxes / Jussi Reijonen - guitar, oud / Fugan Dineen - mridangam, drums / Noriko Terada - percussion


Saturday 18 June @ Outpost 8pm $10 or b/o
JUNKO'S GREEN UMBRELLA presents
Andy Voelker - sax / Jeff Galindo - trombone / Junko Simons - cello / Luther Gray - drums


Sunday 19 June @ Outpost, 8pm
Dr T presents Visual Music Live featuring
Doctor T - video mixing, with:
Jim Hobbs - solo alto sax 8PM
Tim Mungenast and his Merry Men 8:45 PM.
Tim Mungenast - guitar / Michael Bloom - bass / Jon Proudman - drums


Wednesday 22 June @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o

Forbes Graham - trumpet/electronics / Jacob William - bass / Kevin Frenette - guitar
(we regret that Syd Smart will not appear)

Friday 24 June @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o
Plunge!
Mark McGrain - trombone / Tom Hall - saxophones - Marty Ballou - bass
We will be doing a combination of open improvisation as well as Plunge material


Saturday 25 June @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o

Allan Chase - saxes / Jim Hobbs – alto sax / Steve Lantner - piano
Luther Gray – drums



Sunday 26 June @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o
Dave Bryant - piano / Neil Leonard - sax / John Turner - bass / Chris Bowman - drums



Lolly Gesserit photo: Carnage.

Wednesday 29 June @ Outpost, 8pm $5/10

lunar plexus presents
Work/Death, Lolly Gesserit, and High Aura'd


Work/Death's
sound runs from crumbling distortion and dense synth textures to delicate melodies and field recordings. Connect the dots between musique concrete, electro-acoustic improv, harsh noise and the pop song.

"Shimmering string and organ drones...churning clouds of electronics accumulate over a haunting tonal core. There is a calm buried under all the bristling textures, a gentleness that hovers inside the static."-The Wire.

Lolly Gesserit is the latest project of Elijah Forest (formerly Terrors) which creates a warm grim meditative blur through tape collage, industrial/dub overtones and occasional crooning. Headphone listening for heavy rains.

High Aura'd transports the soul with gorgeous, mysterious guitar soundscapes and hazy drones.


Thursday 30 June @ Outpost 8pm
Depraved Dave's Back Alley Cinema presents:
Back Alley Cinema's second BLACK & WHITE BEAST FEAST!
Along with the return of THE MONSTER FROM PIEDRAS BLANCAS are 4 BAC premieres:THE DARK INTRUDER,THE UNDEAD,THE PHARAOH'S CURSE(by popular demand!)and THE THING THAT WOULDN'T DIE,a 1958 "living head without a body" horror that otherwise has nothing in common with THE BRAIN THAT WOULDN'T DIE!