Saturday, July 30, 2016

Outpost 186 - August 2016 Concerts & Events

Harvey Diamond Trio -
Friday 5 August 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 - 1pm

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.

Tuesday 2 August @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o

Please Join us for their Monthly Jazz Jam at the Outpost 186!

the Jazz Barracudas

I'm super excited that I have Ted Casher sitting in with us as our featured guest artist.

I always love playing with this talented saxophonist, clarinetist extrordinaire.  

Gillian De Lear – drums / Christopher Bonnier Pitts - tenor sax /Richard Hale Shaw – bass / Mike Ball – upright bass

Jazz standards plus a jam session with Boston musicians. Please join the Jazz Barracudas and bring your instrument because we're having a wonderful Jazz Jam 

With a fun Jazz Trivia and a Raffle with an amazing Prizes. Refreshments and snacks are included

Friday 5 August @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o

Harvey Diamond Trio

Harvey Diamond – piano / Jon Dryeyer – bass / Miki Matsuki – drums
The legendary jazz pianist Harvey Diamond has graced the Boston area for decades with his music which is at once both deeply technical and deeply emotional to even the most casual listener. Harvey, a protégé of the great Lennie Tristano, has performed with Sheila Jordan, Art Farmer, Charles Neville and many others. After decades of patience by his fans, he has finally released his first CD as a leader, The Harvey Diamond Trio.

Bassist Jon Dreyer (Jon Dreyer Music), a student of Harvey Diamond, has become one of his closest collaborators. He also performs regularly with James Merenda, both as a member of his band TickleJuice and also in more mainstream jazz settings, and has performed with most of the Boston jazz community, including Adam Janjigian, Yoko Miwa, Frank Wilkins, Joe Hunt and Steve Langone.

Drummer Miki Matsuki moved to the United States to study jazz at Berklee College of Music in 1996. Miki’s band received the title ‘Best of Berklee’ in 2000. Thereafter, Miki received a full scholarship to The Longy School Of Music, where she graduated with her MM and GPD in Modern American Music Performance with honors. Since then, Miki has performed and recorded in various musical settings, including performances through radio and TV broadcasting, a musical tour of Korea, and soundtrack work. Miki has performed with many great musicians, including Wynton Marsalis, Joanne Brackeen, George Garzone, John Tchicai, Darren Barrett, Frank Lacy, Cecil Brooks, Dave Bryant, Stan Strickland and many others.

There will be no set list and no charts. Anything can happen. Listen to what Warne Marsh called "the spontaneous creation of beauty."
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Sunday 7 August @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o
Space Devil RIP 
Piotr Lato - bass clarinet, composition
Patrick Talesfore, Jr. – drums, percussion 

Space Devil Rest in Peace (stylized: Space Devil RIP) is a composition-based improv duo co-led by composer/bass clarinetist Piotr Lato and drummer/percussionist Patrick Talesfore, Jr. established to push a previously underexplored format of live electro-acoustic music with no chordal accompaniment. Not tethered by any genre in particular, what at first glance could be labeled as a “free jazz” project pulls from both its members’ backgrounds. Talesfore, a longtime participant in underground music circles, learned from master drummers while playing in punk bands and jazz combos, cutting his teeth in rock clubs, bars, and basements. Lato, raised on Romantic music and gangsta rap, studied woodwinds with jazz greats while absorbing progressive rock, shoegaze, and electronic music.

The members of Space Devil RIP are dedicated to taking their instruments to extremes. No sound on the drum set is too primitive or abrasive. The bass clarinet’s full extended range is utilized through a series of pedals and processors with little regard for tradition. The result is a soundscape of rhythmic highs and lows ranging from lush tone poems to harsh noise cacophonies. Where labels are necessary, one may use the term “beautiful future music.”

—Space Devil RIP

Valentine Quintet
Hodaya Singer
Monday 8 August @ Outpost, 8:30pm $10 or b/o

Valentine Quintet + Hodaya Singer (LA)

Valentine quintet

Valentine komissarouk - vocals
Ryan fedak - vibraphone
James heazlewood dale - bass
Lior Tzemach - guitar
Juan mejia - drums


Hodaya Singer (LA)
Hodaya Singer - vocals
Lior Tzemach - guitar
Yogev Gabay - percussion

Hodaya Singer live from Hollywood here in Boston !

Hodaya sings R&B, blues and ethnic music in several different languages including Hebrew, Spanish, Italian, English and French. Hodaya is an artist who has a unique voice that truly touches your heart. She brings a positive energy in every performance. Her powerful voice has the listeners in a roller coaster of emotions and her personality matches the warmth of her music. Hodaya graduate with an AA degree from Musician Institute in Hollywood and preforming all over the world - Israel, Russia, South America and now live in Boston.


Cover "Like a star"

Cover to the song "Mercy" with my acoustic band

Cover to the song "I hope" with my Acoustic band

My original song "In your way"

My original song "Mother"

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

Juan Mejia's Conspiracy

Ron Warburg - trumpet

Marco Bolfelli - guitar

Youngchae Jeong - bass

Simon Fagerstedt - sound effects, video

Juan Mejia – drums, compositions

Special Guest: Valentine Komissarouk - voice
Melting pot for arts, energetic music influenced by Jazz, Rock, Funk, Math and especially THE MOMENT.

Monday 15 August @ Outpost, 8pm $8 or b/o

"An Evening of Duos and Improvisations"

Two unique duos performing music with an extreme emphasis on improvisation


Peter Evans - sax, guitar, electronics

Kitty Cheung-Evans - piano


Pablo Passini – guitar, effects

Dylan Jack - percussion

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

Trees Take Ease (guitar + electronics, voice + electronics, guitar amp, mixer)

Trees Take Ease is the solo project of Brooklyn-based composer and improviser Stephen Becker. Starting as an outlet for low-fi bedroom ditties recorded at Oberlin College in 2014, TTE has since grown into an amalgam of song experiments and soundscapes, bridging a gap between the weird and the wonderful. Steve releases music on his tape label, One is Three Records. 

No Axiom (computer + interface, electric bass + amp)

 No Axiom is the ambient/electronic solo project of Cory Todd, a bassist and composer from Bethesda, MD. Combining lived recorded sampling with a harmonic approach to the electric bass, Cory creates soundscapes that tell stories on their own time, moving at a pace that changes the listener's perception through deliberate, textured composition. Influenced by artists like Stars of the Lid, Brian Eno, Eluvium, and Terekke, No Axiom presents itself as a space, for those willing, to simply float with the world and listen.

Wendy Alembic (guitar + amp, voice) 

 Wendy Eisenberg is a guitarist, banjo-player, vocalist and electronic musician who negotiates the line between composition, free improvisation, and noise. Her music can be found at and

Corinne Perreault (Vox, Computer, APC40)

Corinne is a Boston-based artist who primarily uses looping and harmony to tell stories through music. Her music is driven by heavy beats and overlaid with lyrically driven melodies about navigating life and the continuous learning one undergoes as a young person. Her soulful music reflects many contemporary sounds but reaches back to the more simplistic music performance of lone singer-songwriters with merely their voice and instrument.

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

Neta Raanan Quintet
+ Mike Sink / Tim Merle Duo 

Moment music, jazz-raised musicians. Years of playing together culminate in music that can only happen now. 

Mike Sink + Tim Merle Duo 

Mike Sink - piano                  

Tim merle - drums    

Neta Raanan Quartet

Jongkuk Kim - drums           

Rob Taylor - bass

Isaac Wilson – piano

Neta Raanan - tenor sax                

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

Charlie Kohlhase's Explorers Club Chamber Ensemble

Charlie Kohlhase - alto, tenor & bari sax / Seth Meicht - tenor & alto sax / Daniel Rosenthal - trumpet & flugelhorn / Bill Lowe – bass trombone, tuba / Eric Hofbauer - guitar

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

Turbulence presents “Skin Friction”

 Turbulence is the expanded horn section for the Leap of Faith Orchestra which also performs as a wind ensemble…  Pure improvisation from a woodwinds and brass ensemble!

 PEK - clarinets, saxophones, double reeds, metal

Charlie Kohlhase - saxophones

Bob Moores - trumpet

Jesse Metzler – tuba

Sunday 21 August @ Outpost, 7pm $10
Singer Showcase featuring
Leah Driscoll, Lydia Marsala, Lauren Flaherty, Tali Freed & Maria McNeil
We're all singers who met while studying voice at Berklee College of Music
Leah Driscoll ("If This Is Love") Soul 
Lydia Marsala Primate
(of Br1ght Pr1mate)  Synth Pop 
Lauren Flaherty
(heard on Dance Moms Season 4)  Rock 
Tali Freed - vocals/piano/mandolin,
joined by
Alex Oster - guitar - Americana  
Maria McNeil - vocals/piano 

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

Steve Lantner Trio

Steve Lantner - piano

Joe Morris - bass

Luther Gray - drums

Wednesday 24 August @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o

Orkestra Marhaba
Orkestra Marhaba is Boston-area consortium performing and studying the music of the Near East, focusing on Turkish music and makam

Fred Stubbs - ney
Shanteri Baliga - ney, voice, bendir
Tev Stevig - tanbur, fretless guitar
Volkan Efe - oud, kemence
Diana Traylor - violin
Michael Harrist - yayli tanbur, contrabass
Emel Altinkaya Ergul - cello

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


My website is I released my debut album in June.

I’ve had some exciting single releases over the past year - 2 music videos (LovesoundCome Over), a video game for my 3rd single Gold Coins, and a remix of Lovesound as a featured release on Beatport Pro.
I also coordinated with and was advised by Coalition for the Homeless when releasing a Christmas video, calling people to action during the 2015 Holiday Season to help those who are in need.

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

Kit Demos’ Dark Matter Series

Dennis Warren - drums

Jeff Platz - guitar

Todd Brunel - clarinet

Elliot Cardineaux – piano

KIt Demos - bass

Jeff Lipsky - painting

Tuesday 30 August @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o

Dave Bryan / Jacob William / Eric Rosenthal

Dave Bryant - keyboards
Jacob William - bass
Eric Rosenthal – drums