Friday, April 3, 2015

Outpost 186 Concerts & Events, April 2015

Dave Burrell & Garrison Fewell - Thursday 30 April, 8pm

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

"The finest in real-time analog musical experience!"
"Something for everyone, nothing for nobody!"


For what it's worth, we have a Facebook page: OUTPOST186

A short helpful video on how to locate OUTPOST186




Steve Provizer has a jazz radio show, the Duplex Mystery Jazz Hour on WZBC 5-7 Thursdays. He has people on to play and promote their gigs. Contact if interested: s.g.improviz at gmail dot com  - streaming at :  90.3 FM


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



some video of the 28 Jan. '12 Bern Nix show here

Interview with Bern Nix

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

Each and every Sunday Mick Goodrick and I host a meeting of the art worlds. 3 hours of drawing and our live improvisational music. We call it right brain sanctuary. It's quite amazing and indescribable how these sessions, with a live model, great friendly artists, musicians, music and chocolate all combine to offer the deepest insights into the creative process, how art and music inform one another.
If you're free, Outpost Gallery 186 1/2 Hampshire Street, Inman Sq Cambridge from 10 AM to 1 in the afternoon. We collect $15 for the model. All are welcome, bring your own drawing materials.

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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 (8:30pm Mondays).
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?

OUTPOST is currently available for most public performances @ $75 per single event -
Recurring series are available @ $50 per event.
Detailed rate card see OUTPOST PRODUCER'S HANDBOOK

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.


OUTPOST 186 is also available for meetings, readings, workshops, film shoots, theatre rehearsals, & other (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 artists to display art.


Leigh Kaulbach, Caer Maeko Ferguson &  Haley McHeil

Wednesday 1 April @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o

Jazz Barracudas

Chris Pitts – tenor & soprano sax / Scott Davidson – guitar / Richard Shaw – bass / Gillian Delear – drums

Thursday 2 April @ Outpost 8pm $10 or b/o

EulipiaJazz Workshop
Scott Samenfeld – bass
Ethan K – guitar
Karen Gruber – congas
Dan Zupan – sax
Susanna Fiore – piano, percussion
Mark Mullins – trumpet
Come Explore Outer and Inner Space....We'll be “travelin' the spaceways from planet to planet”
Join us for the next installment of our EulipiaJazz Workshop series at the Outpost.   We're exploring tunes by bassist and band leader, Scott Samenfeld.
More information:
Check out videos from our February show on the EulipiaJazz Youtube channel

Friday 3 April @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o

"First Fridays avec Le Prestige":

Le Prestige Version Grand Mal Septette

presents “Vibes vs. Vibes”!

Gary Wallen & ryan Kowal – dueling vibraphones / Chris Forkey - bass / John Glenshaw - drums / Scott Getchell - trumpet / Jeff Platz – guitar /Jim Hobbs - alto sax

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

Saturday 4 April @ OUTPOST, 8PM, $5/10

Chagall Performance Art Collaborative Presents 
Tiritee and ChagallPAC Saxophone Quartet Simulcast Performance

Join ChagallPAC for a world-premiere and simulcast performance of Hi and Shhhh! by Tiritee and Dennis Shafer. By popular request we will also perform saxophone quartets by Sharon Chen, Jeremie Jones, and Nicole Dipaolo.  Also, the Mothertongue Ensemble will perform works by Steven Galante and Rebecca Sacks.


Teerapat Parnmongkol – sound artist / Tiri Kananurak – sound artist

ChagallPAC Saxophone Quartet

Dennis Shafer – soprano sax / Emily Cox – alto sax / Scott Chamberlin – tenor sax / Charles Larson – bari sax

Thursday 9 April @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o

Acoustic Night

Rinat Tregerman – piano / Linnéa Lundgren - voice and clarinet / Allegra Cramer - harp and voice / Daniel Forde - guitar, voice 

Rinat Tregerman:

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

Ryan Kowal's Meeting of the Minds CD Release Show

Ryan Kowal - vibraphone

Charlie Kohlhase - saxophones

Phil Mazza - guitar

Kit Demos - bass

Ben Dicke - drums

Sunday 12 April @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o

Aaron Darrell presents Recreation Night

Recreation Night is a monthly performance event in which two sets of improvised music take place. The second Sunday of each month, Aaron Darrell and Andy Dow select a group of musicians to perform two sets of improvised music. The music is an exploration of improvisation. No rehearsals or material is predetermined, making each performance a fresh, interpretive creation of the individuals participating that night. The instrumentation and and pairings vary greatly and always make for a unique and original experience. 

Monday 13 April @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o

Daniel Levin + Pedro Ström

Daniel Levin – cello / Pedro Ström - bass

Daniel Levin is “one of the outstanding cellists working in the vanguard arena” (All About Jazz), "ridiculously fluent, virtually overflowing with ideas” (New York City Jazz Record) and “very much the man to watch.” (Penguin Guide to Jazz). No matter what setting he plays in, cellist Daniel Levin occupies a musical space bordered by many kinds of music, but fully defined by none of them.

Elements of European classical music, American jazz, microtonal and new music, and European free improvisation all figure prominently in his unique sound. As critic John Sharpe observes in The New York City Jazz Record, “he invokes all manner of musics with prodigious skill: jazz, classical, improv, noise, vocal chorus. His technique is unquestioned and he revels in the physicality of the instrument. Those with an adventurous streak or interest in the outer reaches of the cello universe will find much to savor.”

Born in Burlington, Vermont, he began playing the cello at the age of six. In 2001, he graduated with a degree in Jazz Studies from the New England Conservatory of Music, and arrived on New York City jazz scene shortly therafter. Since then, Daniel has developed his own unique voice as a cellist, improviser, and composer. Ed Hazell noted upon release of Levin’s first record as a leader, “Cellist Daniel Levin is a major new voice on his instrument and in improvised music.” He has performed and/or recorded with Billy Bang, Borah Bergman, Tim Berne, Anthony Braxton, Gerald Cleaver, Andrew Cyrille, Mark Dresser, Ingebrigt Haker Flaten, Tony Malaby, Mat Maneri, Joe Morris, William Parker, Ivo Perelman, Warren Smith, Ken Vandermark, and many others. Daniel is the recipient of a 2010 Jerome Foundation award.

"The ridiculously talented" (Number 1 Magazine) Portuguese-Scandinavian bassist Pedro Ström is a consistently innovative voice in the global Free Music community.  He has contributed his big warm sound and unique harmonic mind to a vast array of performances, both live and on record. In the past few years, he has worked with Carlos Garnett, Sonny Fortune, Sonny Simmons, Ivo Perelman, Benny Golson, Benny Bailey, Mulato Aztatke, Jonas Kullhammar, Kresten Osgood, Lotte Anker, Fredrik Ljungqvist, Magnus Broo, and Martin Küchen, to name a few.  He has received several awards and distinctions, including two Grammy Award nominations.

Pedro's playing has been described as "an elemental force and gorgeously harmonious" (Lutfisk Sweden) and "Epic" (KanelgiflerJazz – Norway). And only a few months ago, Downbeat magazine wrote that "his playing is on a new level". 

Further words about Pedro:  " of our favorite bassists..." (Action Jazz)

"Profound, inspired brilliance” (New Music Guide)

Thursday 16 April @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o

 Charlie Kohlhase's Explorer's Club presents

Charlie Kohlhase - alto, tenor & baritone saxes / Daniel Rosenthal – trumpet / Jeff Galindo – trombone / Josiah Reibstein – tuba / Pandelis Karayorgis – piano / Eric Hofbauer – guitar / Aaron Darrell - bass / Curt Newton - drums

April 16 should be a humdinger! That's an Octet isn't it? Hopefully there'll be room for a couple audience members.

Friday 17 April  @ Outpost, 8pm $5/$10

notloB Music presents

The Onlies
Sami Braman - fiddle, vocals, guitar / Riley Calcagno and Leo Shannon – vocals, fiddle, guitar, mandolin, banjo

When a young band is recommended by the likes of Darol Anger, Brittany Haas, Tristan Clairridge and Kristen Andreassen (notloBBers all), one listens...and responds...and books.

All three are only children (hence 'The Onlies") and are juniors at Seattle's Garfield High School. They will be traveling to the Boston and Amherst areas to look at colleges during spring break. We understand they are top-notch musicians; they're also charming, witty, and fun before audiences large and small. They've played gigs up and down the West Coast, and have been featured performers at Northwest Folklife, the Berkeley Old-TIme Music Convention, and the Festival of American FIddle Tunes.

notloB gives you once again the opportunity to be able to say "I saw them when."

by Caer Maiko Ferguson

"Listen" by Lisa Kaulbach
Haley MacKeil - "Hibernation"

Saturday 18 April @ Outpost, 2pm  –  art opening, refreshments, free

Leigh Kaulbach, Caer Mako Ferguson &  Haley MacKeil

Leigh Kaulbach

Leigh Kaulbach is interested in the street and zine ethos of public engagement, social instigation, normativity subversion, queer art, and flippant intimacy.  The heart of her work highlights the hollow between the expectation of conclusion and the disappearance of certainty.  It documents the attempted reconciliation between the self and expectations through non-narrative stories.  Most often she makes small zines and large iconographical triptychs and art books. At Stanford, Leigh wrote her undergraduate thesis on how contemporary devotional artists struggle with the impossibly dichotomous identity of the prototypical woman, the Virgin Mother Mary. She lives and works in Somerville, MA and will enter an MFA program in the Fall.       

Haley MacKeil

Haley MacKeil investigates the relationships that stem from anatomical form, naturally occurring geometries and biological processes. Corporeal structures and geological formations distinguish themselves by their functionality and longevity, yet Haley identifies common attributes. Interpreting complex landscapes on both a microscopic and macroscopic scale, she reveals ambiguity in a way that one could be interpreted as the other.

Haley is an active member and studio technician at Mixit Print Studio in Somerville, MA and site director at Maud Morgan Arts in Cambridge, MA. She earned her BA in visual arts and biology from Bowdoin College in Brunswick, ME.

Caer Maiko Ferguson

Caer Maiko Ferguson, born 1991, is an artist and filmmaker whose interests span across many mediums. Growing up in Santa Monica, CA, she studied dance, music, drawing and painting though her youth. She discovered animation and film to be the media that could best include her myriad of interests.

Much of her work focuses on the experience of the journey rather than the destination.  Her 2D work attempts to capture moments that will fully summarize the story that her time based work tells.  Many of her narratives are told from the perspective of the artist, making them conceptually abstract self portraits of sorts. She received her BFA in Studio Art from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in partnership with Tufts University.  She now works as a freelance animator and has screened her short films nationally

Sunday 19 April @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o
gabriela martina  presents
In Momentum Concert Series
Minta White – flute + Chris Cretella – guitar + Tim Peck - piano/effects
Thiago Gomes - guitar + Caio Afiune - guitar
Panayota Haloulakou – voice + Giuseppe Paradiso - drums and percussion
Ruthie Odom - dance
Sarah Hughes – sax + Hugo Abraham - bass

Thursday 23 April @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o

Aaron Darrell Solo  Bass + Rosenthal/Hofbauer/Darrell/McMahon Quartet

Aaron Darrell - bass

+Rosenthal/Hofbauer/Darrell/McMahon Quartet

Dan Rosenthal - trumpet, flugelhorn

Eric Hofbauer - guitar

Aaron Darrell - bass

Austin McMahon - drums

This newly formed quartet will perform compositions by each member of the group, as well as a tune by Rahsaan Roland Kirk.  Expect tunes that swing, groove and go free.

Saturday 25 April @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o
Kit Demos' Dark Matter Series

Sunday 26 April @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o

Dr T presents Light Into Motion featuring

Dr T – live video mixing with:

double-barreled poetics

Doctor T -- video

Tim Mungenast -- guitar
Tom Plsek -- trombone
John Voigt -- bass and poetry
 Karen Klein -- poetry and movement 

Monday 27 April @ Outpost, 8:30 pm $10 or b/o

Dave Bryant Quartet
Dave Bryant - piano
Gabriel Solomon - violin
Jeff Song - cello
Jacob William - bass

Tuesday 28 April @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o

Steve Lantner Quartet

Forbes Graham - trumpet

Jim Hobbs - alto saxophone

Steve Lantner - piano
Joe Morris - bass

Luther Gray - drums

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

notloB Music presents

Wrong is Right

Jake Howard - mandolin
Sumaia Jackson - fiddle
Mike Gaisbacher - bass
As tune writers, arrangers, and transcribers, these three vibrant players met through a love of roots music at Berklee College of Music. With combined skill and finesse on their instruments they are paving a way through the acoustic scene as they explore the converging aspects of Bluegrass, Jazz and other roots music.

Thursday 30 April @ Outpost, 8pm $20

Dave Burrell / Garrison Fewell duo: New Earth

Dave Burrell - piano / Garrison Fewell - Guitar

Dave Burrell and Garrison Fewell perform on Thursday April 30, 8-10:00 pm at Outpost 186, Hampshire St., Cambridge, MA. Performing compositions, graphic scores and improvisations, the duo will also present their LP New Earth on Creative Nation Music, recorded live during their first meeting at Third Life Studio in Somerville, December, 2013.

Pianist, composer, improviser Dave Burrell has made 115 recordings and 30 as a leader. After receiving a degree in composition from Berklee College of Music in 1965, he recorded Tauhid with saxophonist Pharoah Sanders, Juba-Lee with Marion Brown and Three for Shepp with Archie Shepp. In 1968 Burrell co-founded �360 Degree Experience� with trombonist Grachan Moncur and drummer Beaver Harris, and in 1969 recorded Live the Pan-African Festival with Archie Shepp in Algiers for the French BYG label. His playing combines the entire history of jazz from Dixieland to free, though it is as an inside/outside player that he most excels. He has also recorded with David Murray, Alan Silva, William Parker, Andrew Cyrille and Sunny Murray. Burrell is currently composer-in-residence at the Rosenbach Museum and Library in Philadelphia where he was commissioned to write a series of important musical works titled The American Civil War (1861-1865). Artist website:

Guitarist Garrison Fewell has pursued a unique pathway of creative musical evolution while touring the globe for forty years, receiving critical acclaim across a wide range of musical styles. He has 15 recordings for labels such as Soul Note, Koch Jazz, No Business, Not Two, Splasc(H), Boxholder, Accurate, Nu Bop, deN Records and Creative Nation Music. The guitarist formerly known as one of Boston's most eloquent inside players has become one of its leading experimenters, writes Boston Phoenix's Jon Garelick, who included Fewell's ensemble, the Variable Density Sound Orchestra, on his best of 2009 list. Fewell's recent recordings are the VDSO - Evolving Strategies with John Tchicai, Roy Campbell, Steve Swell and Reggie Nicholson (Not Two 2014) and Tribal Ghost, recorded live at Birdland with John Tchicai, Charlie Kohlhase, Cecil McBee and Billy Hart (No Business LP, 2013). He is the author of five books on improvisation. His new book, Outside Music, Inside Voices (Saturn University Press 2014) is a series of 25 dialogues with creative improvisers such as Wadada Leo Smith, Henry Threadgill, Oliver Lake, Matthew Shipp, Han Bennink, William Parker, Milford Graves, Marilyn Crispell and Joe McPhee. Artist website:

Excerpt from Jon Garelick's live review of New Earth:

At the Third Life Studio, the duo began with a minor blues by Burrell called “The Box” “We’ll pour our all of our emotions in to this minor blues,” Burrell said. It was a lovely blues, grounded by Burrell’s left-hand stride patterns, embellished by melodic flights from both players, and some lucid counterpoint.

Other pieces were less grounded in form simply the spontaneous sonic response of one player to the other. His one solo piece, “Paradox of Freedom” (based on his research into the freed slaves enlisted to fight in the Civil War) was the most thunderous. But it too was based in a clear melody and a boogie-woogie bass line between eruptions.

Fewell’s “Universe” (“Because why leave anything out?,” he said by way of introduction) was the most “out” extended excursion of the evening. It began with the guitarist tapping his strings with a drum stick and his fingers, conjuring African balafon and kalimba with his muted tones. Each player was extremely sensitive to dynamics, fashioning atonal filigree around each other’s gestures, Burrell creating the loudest outbursts with the occasional heavy chord or stabbed single note. But more often than not, his figures drifted with bits of pedal sustain or harp-like arpeggios. The piece ended with some big major chords from Burrell and some sighing figures from Fewell.

The next piece, “New Earth” sometimes suggested a bit of Satie in Burrell’s chording, and sometimes a hint of Brahms’s Lullabye in fragments of melody. Fewell played his strings with a violin bow, conjuring a realm where African string music meets a European viola da gamba on some polyphonic plane.

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