Thursday, July 30, 2015

Outpost 186 Concerts & Events, August 2015

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.

outpost events schedule: 

Monday 3 August @ Outpost, 8:30 pm $10 or b/o

Phillip Greenlief / Ken Filiano / Andrew Drury

Phillip Greenlief – tenor sax / Ken Filiano – bass / Andrew Drury - drums

(note: this show was cancelled)

Tuesday 4 August @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o

Gilly's Jazz Jam featuring the Jazz Barracudas

Gillian De Lear - drums

Chris Pitts - tenor sax

Richard Shaw - bass

Mike Ball - bass

Scott Davidson - guitar

Jazz Jam with food and beverages 


For the passed five years, Mick Goodrick and I have created a weekly multi media meeting for artists, models, dancers and musicians to explore the right brain, the human figure and the celebration of the creative spirit.

We have created an experience wherein a nude model, a group of artists, musicians and other creative spirits can be inspired by and moved to make art in our own way.

For models, it's akin to an expressive dance. To the artists, it's the development of sound and aural soundscape as they develop a drawing, and to the musicians, it's music where the score is the human figure and the energy of art being created in the time of a pose.

This Saturday and Sunday, we will have our first Drawing Marathon. Models will model for 2 hours and the immersion in this experience will give everyone the luxury of finding their own line, capturing their own light.
This weekend 10-6 at the Outpost Gallery. 186 1/2 Hampshire Street, Inman Square.
Everyone is welcome. Art is not something that exists for those that dare call themselves artists. It's waiting for everyone to reclaim and discover. 
-DAVID LEE, life drawing impresario

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

Kira Daglio Fine Quartet

Kira Daglio Fine - saxophone

Andrés Rovira - piano

Conner Duke - bass

Benny Woodard - drums

Sunday 9 August @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o

Meicht/Dumma/Dicke + Kowal/Darrell/Sobrino

Meicht / Dumma / Dicke

Seth Meicht - sax
Anastasiya Dumma - guitar
Ben Dicke - drums
Kowal / Darrell / Sobrino
Ryan Kowal - vibes
Aaron Darrell - bass
Yuriana Sobrino - drums

Thursday 13 August @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o


Jim Hobbs - alto

Kaethe Hostetter - viola (tbc)

Winston Braman - electric bass

Luther gray - drums

Friday 14, Saturday 15, Sunday 16 August

Boston Poetry Marathon

Friday :        7 - 10pm

Saturday : 1 - 11pm

Sunday :      1 -   5pm

Tuesday 18 August @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o

Luke Marantz Trio featuring Noah Preminger

Luke Marantz – piano / Jacob Cole – drums /special guest Noah Preminger - Tenor Sax

We'll be playing improvisations, standards and a few originals.

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

Charlie Kohlhase's Explorer's Club

Charlie Kohlhase - alto, tenor & baritone sax / Seth Meicht - tenor & alto sax / Daniel Rosenthal - trumpet & flugelhorn / Jeff Galindo - trombone / Josiah Reibstein – tuba / Pandelis Karayorgis – piano / Aaron Darrell - bass / Curt Newton - drums

We'll be playing compositions by Karayorgis, Kohlhase, Graham Connah, Makanda Ken McIntyre and John Tchicai

Friday 21 August @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o

Dave Bryant Quintet

Dave Bryant – keyboards
Tom Hall – tenor sax
Neil Leonard – saxes & electronics
TBA - bass
Eric Rosenthal – drums

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

Kit Demos Group + Projection Zero (NYC)

Kit Demos Group

Junko Fujiwara – cello / Jeff Platz – guitar / Charlie Kohlhase – sax / Kit Demos – bass / Lawrence Cook - drums

Projection Zero (NYC)
Blaise Siwula – sax / Carsten Radtke - guitar

Monday 24 August @ Outpost, 8:30 pm $10 or b/o

Mitch Hampton – solo piano - presents

“Venus Retrograde Suite”

Mitch Hampton presents The VENUS RETROGRADE Suite for solo piano in the hard listening style, based on themes from Cole Porter

Tuesday 25 August @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o

Steve Lantner Quartet

Forbes Graham - trumpet

Jim Hobbs - alto saxophone

Steve Lantner - piano

Luther Gray  drums

John Purcell & Matt Marcus

Wednesday 26 August @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o

Matt Marcus Quartet

John Purcell – sax / Matt Marcus – piano / Bill McCormick – bass / Greg Conroy - drums

We'll play arrangements of timeless jazz standards, and debut some original compositions as well.

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

Hofbauer/Rosenthal Quartet

Daniel Rosenthal - trumpet & flugelhorn

Eric Hofbauer - guitar

Aaron Darrell - bass

Austin McMahon - drums

Playing music by Rosenthal, Hofbauer, McMahon, Monk and Mulligan

video: “Introspection” (Monk):

Friday 28 August @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o

Tatsuya Nakatani Quartet

Jim Hobbs - alto sax / Tatsuya Nakatani – percussion / Forbes Graham - trumpet / John Voigt - bass

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

Sean Kim + Kira Daglio Fine Quintet: T Stop Suite

T Stop Suite is a collaborative project by Sean Kim and Kira Daglio Fine, consisting of original compositions inspired by various Boston area subway stops and their surrounding neighborhoods. Join us for the project's debut live performance with a stellar quintet of young musicians, and stay tuned as we prepare for studio recordings in the coming year.

Kira Daglio Fine - saxophone

Hersh Gupta - saxophone

Sean Kim - piano

Daniel Winshall - bass

Shane Dahler - drums

Sunday 30 August @ Outpost, 3pm $10 or b/o

The Olson Pingrey Quartet

Kathy Olson - bari sax

Randy Pingrey - trombone

Aaron Darrell - bass

Austin McMahon - drums

Tuesday 1 September @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o

Gilly's Jazz Jam featuring the Jazz Barracudas

Gillian De Lear - drums

Chris Pitts - tenor sax

Richard Shaw - bass

Mike Ball - bass

Scott Davidson - guitar

Jazz Jam with food and beverages 

Saturday 5 September @ Outpost, 8pm - donations welcome

“Long Weekend” : A night of poetry - featuring


ADRIENNE RAPHEL was born in southern New Jersey and raised in northern Vermont. She has an MFA from the Iowa Writers' Workshop and is currently a PhD candidate at Harvard, where she studies poetics and plays word games. Her writing can be found in the New Yorker, the Paris Review, Lana Turner, Prelude, Wag's Revue, and other publications. 

JESSICA LASER, a graduate of the Iowa Writers' Workshop, is the author of a chapbook, "Assumed Knowledge and the Knowledge Assumed from Experience." Her poems have appeared in Boston Review, The Iowa Review, Lana Turner, and elsewhere. Visit her at

Born and raised in Wyomissing, Pennsylvania, CHRISTIAN SCHLEGEL studied German at Princeton and received an MFA from the Iowa Writers' Workshop in 2013. He is an English PhD student at Harvard and lives in Somerville, MA. His first book, HONEST JAMES, is out September 1 from The Song Cave.

JAKE FOURNIER is a Pennsylvanian. A graduate of New York University and the Iowa Writers' Workshop, he has published poems in Lana Turner, Meridian, Petri Press, and elsewhere. This year, he will be working as a language assistant near Versailles, France. 

JESSIE GAYNOR received an MFA in poetry from the Iowa Writers' Workshop in 2013. She has published work with McSweeney's, the Paris Review Daily, and Spork Press. She is the executive editor of SparkNotes, where she still encourages you to read the whole book.

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

Luther Gray Group

Saturday 12 September @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o

Umbrella Pine

 Magdalena Abrego – Guitar + Allison Burik – Alto Saxophone

Since first meeting in 2013, Magdalena Abrego and Allison Burik have steadily cultivated their duo sound through original compositions. As Abrego’s angular lines propel Burik’s melodic contours, the two seek to extend the textures of contemporary jazz. Umbrella Pine marks the duo’s first, self-titled album.

Magdalena Abrego – Guitar
Magdalena Abrego is currently attending Berklee College of Music where she is pursuing her Bachelor’s Degree of Music with a focus in Guitar Performance. She has had the privilege of studying with notable instructors Mick Goodrick, Sheryl Bailey, Tim Miller, Amanda Monaco, and Kim Perlak. Ms. Abrego is currently refining her artistic vision as she performs in the Boston area with her latest project, Umbrella Pine.

Allison Burik – Alto Saxophone
Umbrella Pine marks Allison Burik’s second album release following Lakeside, recorded in 2014 with her quintet. Apart from leading her own bands, Burik has performed in the New Jazz Order Big Band and the Black House Collective Composers Ensemble in Kansas City. Over the years Allison has studied with notable instructors including George Garzone, Frank Tiberi, Bobby Watson, Shannon LeClaire and Dan Thomas. Today she is pursuing her degree in performance at Berklee College of Music with a full scholarship, while gigging in the Boston area.

Sunday 13 September @ Outpost, 7pm $5-10

Aaron Darrell presents Recreation Night

7PM :
Matt Hull - trumpet
Brendan Burns - guitar
Justin Rounds - turntables
8PM :
Kent O'Doherty - saxophone
Todd Marston - piano
Brian O'Neill - percussion
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 pairings vary greatly and always make for a unique and original experience.

Monday 14 September @ Outpost, 8:30 pm $10 or b/o

Dave Bryant Quintet

Dave Bryant – keyboards
Tom Hall – tenor saxophone
Neil Leonard – saxophones and electronics
Gabriel Solomon – violin
Jeff Song – cello

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

joe morris presents


Joe Morris – guitar / Brad Barrett – bass / Adnria Nicodemou – vibes

Thursday 17 September @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o

Charlie Kohlhase's Explorer's Club presents (tba)

Charlie Kohlhase - alto, tenor & baritone sax / Seth Meicht - tenor & alto sax Daniel Rosenthal - trumpet & flugelhorn / Josiah Reibstein – tuba / Pandelis Karayorgis – piano / Aaron Darrell - bass / Curt Newton - drums.

Saturday 19 September @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o
dave gross presents
epicureans + weather weapon + forbes graham + juanita council

david gross - saxophone
ryan mcguire - bass
polly hanson - "drums"
epicureans bio:
monument of
pleasure of
to your unhappy
indulgence (perfection).
weather weapon
Gilmore Tamny – guitar, vocal
Jen Godfrey - bass
Stephanie Melikian - drums
Ride the gnarly waves of Weather Weapon's sick surf-y rock instrumental summertime single, KELLY SLATER WHAT. Play often and LOUD. And, if you know Kelly, hey, pass it along!
Forbes  Graham
Forbes Graham - trumpet/electronics
Forbes Graham is a trumpet player, electronic musician, and composer living and working in Boston, Massachusetts. He has worked with a diverse array of musicians and currently is a member of Para Quintet, Rock Flint Contemporary Ensemble, Wild May, Jazz Composers Alliance Orchestra, Grizzler, Construction Party, Equal Time and Citizens Orchestra. He is the founder of the Rock Flint Artists Retreat, and has appeared at numerous festivals including High Zero, Full Force, and Vision.
Juanita Council
angela sawyer - electronics/lecture/ukulele
stuff you need to know. don't guess.

Sunday 20 September @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o

gabriela martina presents

In Momentum Concert Series (tba)

Experience improvisation  through the performance of an eclectic  and highly talented array of artists in its purest form, with no other rules than being in the moment.

In Momentum Series (IMS) is led by Swiss vocalist Gabriela Martina and Italian drummer Giuseppe Paradiso. IMS was created as an opportunity for musicians to focus on creativity and development of their own natural musical voice and language, without any compromise. The series is based on free improvisation and extemporaneous compositions. In a constantly growing community, different musicians from different cultures and backgrounds, break boundaries to create on the spot, in a very inspiring and supportive environment. In a society, where musicians are often influenced in their creative process by external factors such as the music business/industry, music education, music categorization etc., the purpose of this series is to create an environment to enhance freedom of creativity through improvisation. Deconstructing forms, musical ‘rules’ and genres, lead us back to the passion of making music as genuinely as a child at his/her first approach with the instrument.

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

Steve Lantner Quintet

Forbes Graham - trumpet

Allan Chase - saxophones

Steve Lantner - piano

Junko Fujiwara - cello

Luther Gray - drums

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


Tev Stevig - tanbur, 7-string fretless guitar

Michael K. Harrist - contrabass

Mr. Stevig and Mr. Harrist first met while studying Ottoman art music under the direction of neyzen Fred Stubbs.  This new project is a creative outlet for original composition and improvisation within the style, as well as an investigation into the polyphonic possibilities of makam music.   The concert may include a few favorites from the repertoire as well.

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

Daniel Rosenthal Quartet

Mike Connors - drums

Jef Charland - bass

Rick Stone - alto sax

Daniel Rosenthal - trumpet and flugelhorn

Performing original tunes as well as material by Thelonious Monk and Rahsaan Roland Kirk

(note : photo shows Luther Gray on drums)

Friday 25 September @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o

James Merenda & Tickle Juice (tba)

James Merenda - alto saxophone / Tom Duprey – cornet / David Hawthorne – guitar / Vanessa Morris – piano / Jon Dreyer – bass / Miki Matsuki - drums

Saturday 26 September @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o

Kit Demos’ Dark Matter Series presents

David Pontbriand - sitar ( Glen Dickson - clarinet

Eric Hofbauer - guitar

Kit Demos - bass

Sunday 27 September @ Outpost, 8pm

rob chalfen @ subconsciouscafe productions presents

Matt Lavelle & Sumari

Jack DeSalvo – guitar, cello, mandola / Tom Cabrera – drums, hand percussion / Matt Lavelle – trumpet & alto clarinet

“The trio formed by Matt Lavelle (trumpet, pocket trumpet, alto clarinet, cornet, flugelhorn), Jack DeSalvo (cello, guitar and mandola), and Tom Cabrera (various percussion), offers in Sumari a proposal of free improvisation that invites the listener to succumb to this music. When the label “free improvisation” appears in the description of an artistic proposal, in many cases we react with a litany of preconceptions (which I will not repeat here). This time the ensemble shows one of the multiple faces that are present in a genre so polyhedral.” – PACHI TAPIZ

Tuesday 29 September @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o

Jacob William 'Para' Quintet

Forbes Graham - trumpet

Jim Hobbs - alto sax

Steve Lantner - piano

Jacob William - bass

Lauren Cook - drums

Sunday 30 August @ Outpost, 3pm $10 or b/o

The Olson Pingrey Quartet (tba)

Kathy Olson - bari sax

Randy Pingrey - trombone

Aaron Darrell - bass

Austin McMahon - drums

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

Arthur Brooks Ensemble V

Arthur Brooks – trumpet  Jeremy Harlos & Anthony Santor – bass / Matt Weston - pecussion

Trumpeter-composer Arthur Brooks is one of the unsung heroes of the new music. He has worked with Bill Dixon, William Parker, Sonny Sharrock, Alan Silva, Cecil Taylor, and Frank Wright, among others. For this performance, he will be joined by bassists Jeremy Harlos and Anthony Santor, and percussionist Matt Weston.

We will also be selling new sealed copies of his rare classic 1978 LP "Nightcaller."

Saturday 17 October @ Outpost, 8pm $20 or b/o

rob chalfen & subconsciouscafe productions presents

nyc tenor monster ras moshe

Tuesday 27 October @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o

Steve Lantner Quintet

Forbes Graham - trumpet

Allan Chase - saxophones

Steve Lantner - piano

Joe Morris - bass

Luther Gray - drums

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

The Jon Damian Quartet  

Jon Damian - guitar and rubbertellie

Allan Chase - saxophones

Bob Nieske - double bass

Ralph Rosen - percussion

The Jon Damian Quartet This exciting quartet delivers an array of Jon Damian’s original music inspired by people and places, tradition, and 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; Allan Chase on saxophone, Bob Nieske on bass and Ralph Rosen on percussion.

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.  His new book Fresh Music is now available as is his The Guitarists Guide to Composing and Improvising and The Chord Factory: Build Your Own Guitar Chord Dictionary.

“…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

Allan Chase is a jazz saxophonist and educator. He chairs the Berklee Ear Training department and appears as a soloist on over forty CDs, and LPs and movie soundtracks. He has been a member of Your Neighborhood Saxophone Quartet since 1981, and plays regularly with his own trio and quartet and with bands led by Steve Lantner, Bruno Råberg, Bob Nieske, Ayn

Inserto, and others. Allan has also played and recorded with Rashied Ali and Prima  Materia from 1992 to 2000.

Bob Nieske was the bassist with the Jimmy Giuffre 4 from 1979-1992 and appears on Jimmy’s three Soul Note recordings. Bob has also recorded with Alan Dawson, Dave Grisman, Stephane Grappelli, George Russell and the Living Time Orchestra, Bevan Manson, Jay Geils, Duke Robillard, The Either Orchestra and Herb Pomeroy and has performed with  Charlie Byrd, Eartha Kitt, Attila Zoller, Ronnie Earl, Tiger Okoshi, Dakota Stayton, John Blake,  Jackie and Roy, Richie Cole, and Larry Coryell.  In 1991 Bob was nominated for outstanding bassist by the Boston music awards and in 1994 he won the Jazz Composers Alliance composition contest. Bob’s compositions have been performed around the world by his own groups, The Either Orchestra and Jimmy Giuffre 4. Bob is currently Jazz Artist-in-Residence at Brandeis University and on the faculty of New England Conservatory.

He really does something different”  Jimmy Giuffre

Ralph Rosen Drummer, composer and arranger Ralph Rosen has performed widely with jazz and blues greats – from the legendary Bo Diddley, Albert King, Jimmy Vivino, Al Kooper and Joe Beard to regional notables Ronnie Earl, Duke Robillard, Michelle Willson and Stovall Brown. His resume includes performances with Bud Johnson, Norris Tunney, Billy Mitchell, Gray Sargent, Wayne Krantz, George Garzone, Bill Frisell, Billy Pierce, Dave McKenna and John Medeski.

Rosen now performs internationally with the Bruce Katz Band with whom he has recorded 3 CDs. He also composes and arranges his own work, performed by ensembles in the Boston metro area, and has recorded and produced a CD, “So Taken.” A second album, “No Secrets,” was released in 2007. As one jazz critic describes it, Rosen’s work is “expansive and architectonic” and “a soul-scrubbing, hallowing experience.”

Saturday 14 November @ Outpost, 8pm $20 or b/o

rob chalfen & subconsciouscafe productions presents

Matthew Shipp & Michael Bisio

Matthew Shipp – piano / Michael Bisio - bass


subconsciouscafe new chamber music : - occasional Saturdays, 8pm $10 or b/o
Rob Chalfen's long-running improvised music series continues at OUTPOST and elsewhere. Innovative chamber music at play on the spectra of jazz, electronic, classical and world. Also may be dug by the non-subconscious mind.

This disclaimer is for reflexive and tautological purposes only, and may not be construed as eluding responsibility for any errors, typos, or logical absurdities, real or imagined, that may be contained in this notice, without further notice.

Thank you,
Harlan T. Flash
Corresponding Secretary,
Outpost World Enterprises

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