Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Outpost 186 August 2017 Concerts & Events

Friday 18 / Saturday 19 / Sunday 20 August

THE BOSTON POETRY MARATHON 2017!

https://bostonpoetrymarathon.wordpress.com/?platform=hootsuite
Friday :       7 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday : 12 pm - 5:30 pm / 7 pm -10:30 pm
Sunday :    12 pm - 5:30 pm

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




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


This blog URL: Outpost186.com

For what it's worth, we have a Facebook page: OUTPOST186 & Facebook GROUP - please join the group, the page may go away.

A short helpful video on how to locate OUTPOST186

(CONCERT & EVENTS CALENDER FOLLOWS BOILERPLATE, BELOW)

OUTPOST NEWS :

NEW POETRY READING SERIES :
Poetry Readings at Outpost 186 is a new series curated by renowned poet Ben Mazer, who is currently Poet in Residence at Outpost 186. See link above for complete calendar listings for the series. Series begins Sept. 2017.

May 2017: I was interviewed on Chan. 5 Chronicle program feature on Inman Sq about Outpost:
http://www.wcvb.com/article/anything-but-square-inman-square/9917387


HEY FOLKS, GO ON THE RADIO TO PROMOTE YOUR SHOW!

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 : http://wzbc.org/  90.3 FM


NOTE: ALL MONDAY EVENTS NOW START @ 8:30 PM

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! ;)

NEW DISC BY FORBES GRAHAM & LAURENCE COOK, recorded @ OUTPOST!

BERN NIX / DAVE BRYANT QUARTET LIVE @ OUTPOST - VIDEO

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

Interview with Bern Nix

We are saddened at the news of the passing of our friend Bern Nix, May 2017




NOTE: life drawing at Outpost is on hiatus til further notice. If you would like to conduct life drawing classes at Outpost please contact director Rob Chalfen robchalfen@hotmail.com



blogs by our pals:



BRILLIANT CORNERS - A BOSTON JAZZ BLOG edited by Steve Provizer





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 (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?





BOOKING:
NOTICE OF RATE CHANGE as of 1 SEPT. 2017
OUTPOST will be available for most public performances @ $100 per single event.
Recurring series of 3 or more events are available @ $75 per event.
Detailed rate card see OUTPOST PRODUCER'S HANDBOOK


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.






DAYTIME WEEKDAYS AVAILABLE @ OUTPOST :


OUTPOST 186 is also available for meetings, readings, workshops, 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 artists to display art.

Current Exhibit : Eric Rosenthal - landscapes, watercolors & acrylics

Tuesday 1 August @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o
First Tuesdays Jazz Jam
Chris Pitts - tenor sax / Michael Chasse – trombone, guitar / Richard Hale Shaw - electric upright bass / Michael Ball - upright acoustic bass / Alan Rowe – piano / Johnny Horner – piano / David Mann – drums
A jazz jam open to the public to listen and for musicians to sit in and join us.

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Friday 4 August @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o
Walter Wright Trio

Bonnie Kane - flute, sax, electronics
John Voigt - basso de pogo
Walter Wright - drums, percussion
 
Saturday 5 August @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o
Evil Vince Guaraldi Plus Three
Luke Franc – drums / Greg Woodsbie – piano / Kevin Scollins – guitar / Noah Harrington - bass

“Evil Vince Guaraldi Plus Three” features a combination of standards and originals. In its arranging,“Evil Vince Guaraldi Plus Three” is fairly exploratory with each component of the work, such as time signature, melody, harmony, and form, but not the extent of being avant garde. Within the genre of jazz, this ensemble ranges stylistically from latin jazz to hard bop to traditional. The spirit of their music is truly collaborative, we each individual member of the group finding himself in both soloist and accompanist roles of varying nature."

Some of the influences that appear in live performances are the Keith Jarrett Standards Trio, Miles Davis, Michael Brecker, Pedrito Martinez, and Duke Ellington.
 
 
 
 Sunday 6 August @ Outpost, 8pm $8 or b/o
Alisa Amador Band!  

Alisa Amador writes and arranges songs on guitar and ukulele, although her roots lie in latin music. With a voice likened to Joni Mitchell, Norah Jones, and Laura Marling, this outstanding young musician is sure to please. For free music downloads, musical videos and more, visit her facebook page: www.facebook.com/AlisaAmadorMusic or band camp: http://alisaamadormusic.bandcamp.com/



She will be joined onstage by her band, consisting of Noah Harrington on the bass and Jacob Thompson on the drums.  





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

Stubbs / Sims / Watson / Harrington / Nam

Matt Stubbs - Clarinet/Bass Clarinet

Arlo Sims - Guitar

Tim Watson - Guitar

Noah Harrington - Bass

Brian Nam - Drums

A group composed of an unorthodox instrumentation playing originals and jazz standards. This performance is the embodiment of love between two young guitarists as they complement each others' sounds.
 
Thursday 10 August @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o
NUTRIA  (New Orleans)
Shawn Myers – drums / Trey Boudreaux - bass
Byron Asher - clarinets & saxophones

Formed in New Orleans, LA in 2014, NUTRIA is an instrumental trio that performs original compositions with an emphasis on collective improvisation. Their music explores jazz, chamber music, and traditional music of the African diaspora & Eastern Europe, while staying true to New Orleans jazz and groove traditions.
The Factory Quartet

Gabriele Milozzi - alto sax / Max Ridley - bass / Peter Barnick - drums



NUTRIA : 
Debut record out now! 
Check out our website for more info, including audio and video.

Watch this BRAND NEW video from our recent performance at the Old U.S. Mint in New Orleans.

"There's a clear strategic intelligence and inventiveness at work with this jazz trio... a range of musical influences showing a substantial depth of artistic resourcefulness..." - Kevin Lynch (No Depression magazine)

 
Saturday 12 August @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o
Evil Vince Guaraldi Plus Three
Luke Franc – drums / Greg Woodsbie – piano / Kevin Scollins – guitar / Noah Harrington - bass

“Evil Vince Guaraldi Plus Three” features a combination of standards and originals. In its arranging,“Evil Vince Guaraldi Plus Three” is fairly exploratory with each component of the work, such as time signature, melody, harmony, and form, but not the extent of being avant garde. Within the genre of jazz, this ensemble ranges stylistically from latin jazz to hard bop to traditional. The spirit of their music is truly collaborative, we each individual member of the group finding himself in both soloist and accompanist roles of varying nature."

Some of the influences that appear in live performances are the Keith Jarrett Standards Trio, Miles Davis, Michael Brecker, Pedrito Martinez, and Duke Ellington.
 
 
Sunday 13 August @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o

Leap of Faith                                                              

PEK - clarinets, saxophones, double reeds, electronics

Glynis Lomon - cello, aquasonic, voice

Damon Smith - bass
Silvain Castellano - bass

Yuri Zbitnov - drums, percussion







Tuesday 15 August @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o

Brian Nam Standards Quartet

Anton Derevyanko - sax

Kevin LaFleur - guitar

George Estey - bass

Brian Nam - drums

McGill University Jazz Performance student Brian Nam brings some of his close friends together to play arrangements of melodies from the American Songbook.




Wednesday 16 August @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o
from Germany
Carsten Radke - guitar
with
Kit Demos - bass
Junko Fujiwara - cello
Blaise Siwula - alto sax
Joe Musacchia - drums 

http://www.carstenradtke.com/start_en.html 




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

Charlie Kohlhase's Explorers Club

Charlie Kohlhase - alto, tenor & baritone saxs / Seth Meicht - tenor sax / Jeb Bishop – trombone  Bobby Spellman - trumpet  / Josiah Reibstein – tuba / Zack Lober - bass / Curt Newton – drums







Friday 18 / Saturday 19 / Sunday 20 August by donation

THE BOSTON POETRY MARATHON 2017!


Friday :        7 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday : 12 pm - 5:30 pm / 7 pm -10:30 pm
Sunday :    12 pm - 5:30 pm


 



Monday 21 August @ Outpost, 8:30 pm, $10 or b/o

Ben Powell Trio

Ben Powell Trio

Ben Powell -- guitar

Noah Harrington -- bass

Brian Nam -- drums



Ben Powell is a jazz guitarist from Arlington, Massachusetts, currently studying at UMass Amherst, where he is a member of Downbeat award-winning big band JE1.  He draws influence from diverse artists, including Julian Lage, Pat Martino, Oliver Nelson, and Tigran Hamasyan, and also from his love of traditional music and dance from Massachusetts to Macedonia.  Monday's program will include classic standards and lesser-known tunes, alongside originals reflecting Ben's myriad inspirations.


I draw influences from artists like Julian Lage and Gilad Hekselman, playing a mixture of jazz standards and eclectic original tunes.

Noah Harrington is an acoustic and electric bassist, composer, and bandleader who studies with Terence Blanchard at the Berklee College of Music.



Brian Nam is a Drummer currently studying Jazz Performance at the Schulich School of Music at McGill University. Known for his energetic and conversational approach to music, Brian has studied under musicians such as Jim Doxas, Billy Hart, Gary Smulyan, Marcus Printup, and John Hollenbeck. Brian performs regularly with other students in Montreal and Boston, and has won several soloist and musicianship awards as well as scholarships from various competitions.


I draw influences from artists like Julian Lage and Gilad Hekselman, playing a mixture of jazz standards and eclectic original tunes. 






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

lANTNER / BISHOP / SMITH
Jeb Bishop – trombone / Steve Lantner – piano / Damon Smith - bass
 

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

Echoes of Istanbul - with Mustafa Demirci and Volkan Efe

Mustafa and Volkan will present vocal and instrumental pieces from classical Turkish music repertoire. 

Mustafa Demirici - kanun, vocals / Volkan Efe - oud, ney, vocals 



Mustafa Demirici - kanun, vocals 

An accomplished music scholar and kanun (Turkish zither) player, Mustafa Demirci is originally from İzmir, Turkey. He started music at childhood years with piano lessons. Demirci graduated from the State Conservatory for Turkish Music at Ege University in Izmir. He had the opportunity to work with very respectful tutors such as Akın Özkan, Onur Akdoğu, Seher Dilmaç, Alper Demir, Nuri Mahmut and Özgen Akçagül during his conservatory years. Then he completed his master's degree in 2007 under Prof. Dr. Berrak Taranç at the Department of Music Teaching in Social Science Institute of Ege University. Demirci took stage as kanun player at many concerts in Turkey and abroad. He was also a member of a polyphonic chorus founded under the State Symphony Orchestra of Izmir. There he worked with a number of master musicians including Rengim Gökmen, Caner Ruhselman and also performed with Fazıl Say and Fahir Atakoğlu. At around the same time, he started teaching music. In 2007, Demirci moved to Istanbul and then in 2013, he completed his masters degree with "Analysis of Extant Works of Composer Rakım Elkutlu" in the field of Religious Music at the Faculty of Theology of Social Science Institute of Marmara University. In 2014, he started his PhD with an emphasis on music teaching for special students at Marmara University where he currently pursues his doctoral studies under Prof.Dr. Mustafa Uslu. A happy resident of Uskudar district of Istanbul, Demirci also works as a Music Teacher at İstanbul Bilim ve Sanat Merkezi. There he founded and has been directing the Istanbul Bilsem Ensemble, a special ensemble for gifted students. Demirci is also a composer of Turkish classical music.



Volkan Efe - oud, ney, vocals 


Volkan performed with various Turkish Music Ensembles in Washington DC and Chicago before moving to Boston. He is also a member of Cambridge Musiki Cemiyeti, where he studies various forms of Ottoman music as well as tanbur, kemençe and ney.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aKoDfYHpAYo


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

Dave Bryant Quintet

Dave Bryant - keyboards
Tom Hall - tenor saxophone

Eric Hofbauer - guitar electrique
Jacob William - bass
Miki Matsuki – drums






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

James Merenda Trio

Introducing: Dr. Carol Brown - vocals

James Merenda - piano

Jon Dreyer - bass

Miki Matsuki - drums


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

Kit Demos’ Dark Matter Series

Max Goldman - drums

Ryan Kowal - vibes

Kit Demos - bass

Jeff Platz - guitar

Scott Getchel - pocket trumpet
Matt Crane - percussion

New Compositions by Platz, Demos, Kowal, and Getchel



September




Saturday 2 September @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o

Araqsana


Jackson Albert Mann - chromatic harmonica, keyboard, sound effects 

Alonzo Demetrius - trumpet

Omar Sosa - electric guitar

Muñeca Diaz - electric bass

Matthew Chenery - drums



Araqsana performs jazz/fusion music influenced by hardcore punk & experimental electronic music. 









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


Dan Clucas Boston Quartet

Dan Clucas - cornet (Los Angeles)

Jeb Bishop - trombone

Damon Smith - double bass

Matt Crane - drums



LA trumpet hero Dan Clucas visits leading a brass-driven quartet of sonic adventurers for a set of improvised music that travels near and far.


+ duo B. (San Francisco Bay Area)

Lisa Mezzacappa - acoustic bass
Jason Levis - drums


duo B. (San Francisco Bay Area)

duo B., the San Francisco Bay Area improvising and composing ensemble of percussionist Jason Levis and bassist Lisa Mezzacappa, is a musical think tank of grand schemes and impossible scenarios.  Over a dozen years, the ensemble has developed and refined its singular approach to improvisation and composition, through cross-disciplinary projects with film, collaborations with improvising instrumentalists at home and abroad, and immersion in the improvised-composed musical worlds of masters Wadada Leo Smith, Anthony Braxton, Cecil Taylor and Henry Threadgill. Over the past two years, duo B. has embarked on a new journey in long-form improvisation with its latest project, an exploration of the musical vision of pianist Cecil Taylor, re-imagined for bass and drums. The result is a new release, No Ins & Outs, released on Queen Bee Records September 2017 and followed by the group’s first East Coast tour.



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(Photo: Myles Boisen)



Dan Clucas Boston quartet

Extravagantly accomplished local bassist Damon Smith leads a brass-driven quartet of sonic adventurers for a set of improvised music that travels near and far.



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Wednesday 13 September @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o

Dane Rousay – solo percussion (San Antonio Texas)

"My name is Dane Rousay, a drummer and composer based in San Antonio, Texas. I work mostly by improvising on acoustic drum-kit, looking for exciting or emotional overlaps of rhythm, speed, and texture."






October





Monday 2 October @ Outpost 8:30pm $10 or b/o

Pat Battstone meets the Italian Divas

Antonella Chionna & Gianna Montecalvo – vocals

Pat Battstone – piano, electronics
 
Monday 16 October @ Outpost, 8:30pm $20
Roberto Ottaviano (Italy)
Roberto Ottaviano – soprano & tenor sax
Richard Poole – drums / Chris Rathbun – bass
Roberto Ottaviano is the heard of the jazz dept. at Concevatorio Nicolli Piccini
 
During his active international career lasting more than three decades, Italian saxophonist, composer and pedagogue Roberto Ottaviano has been considered one of the leading and influential European voices. He got into music as self-taught drummer and flutist, studied clarinet at the Conservatory, and later on, mesmerized by the music of Lester Young and John Coltrane, started learning to play saxophone independently.

Thanks to the accidental meeting with Steve Lacy, his model and adviser, Ottaviano honed his skills under Lacy’s tutelage during 1980–1986 partly in France partly in Italy. While in the USA he studied under Ran Blake, Bill Russo and George Russell, and in Europe received instructions in composition from Giacomo Manzoni and Luigi Nono, as well as attended master classes and workshops led by other music coryphées.

Ottaviano collaborated and recorded with a number of European and American luminaries including Dizzy Gillespie, Art Farmer, Mal Waldron, Albert Mangelsdorff, Chet Baker, Enrico Rava, Georg Grawe, Franz Koglmann, Barre Phillips, Keith Tippett, Giorgio Gaslini, Ray Anderson, Steve Swallow, Irene Schweizer, Kenny Wheeler, Ran Blake, Henry Texier, Paul Bley, Aldo Romano, Myra Melford, Tony Oxley, Misha Mengelberg, Nguyen Le, Han Bennink, Mark Dresser, John Taylor, Graham Haynes, Myra Melford, Tony Oxley, Ralph Alessi, Marc Ducret, Martin France,Francis Bebey, Trilok Gurtu, Lamina Kontè, "Singing Drums" and  the European Chamber Ensemble of Pierre Favre, A.Andersen , and many others.

In addition to directing his own groups,as the QuatkTet with Alexander Hawkins, Michael Formanek and Gerry Hemingway, is part of the Italian Instabile Orchestra and Canto General with Louis Moholo.
Ottaviano admits, that his music is greatly influenced by his European culture as well as other medias – theatre, dance, film, poetry and visual art.

The musician has travelled all around Europe, toured in the USA, Canada, India, Japan, Mexico, Thailand, Russia, Morocco, Algeria, Senegal, Cameroon and other exotic countries. His discography amounts to 69 albums, 13 of which as a leader for such label like  Red , Splasc (h), Soul Note , Dodicilune , Hat Art, Intakt , ECM, DIW and Ogun .

He is chairman of the Jazz Department in the Conservatoire of his Hometown.

 

 
Tony Malaby

  
Daniel Levin
 
Randy Peterson
Wednesday 25 October @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o
Jorrit Dijkstra / Jeb Bishop / TBA
+ Tony Malaby / Daniel Levin / Randy Peterson
Jorrit Dijkstra – reeds / Jeb Bishop – trombone  / TBA
+ Tony Malaby – tenor sax / Daniel Levin – cello / Randy Peterson - drums
Three innovative improvisers, engaging in collective free playing that traverses both ferocious and
introspective aspects of their dialogue with tremendous technical skill and highly creative strategies.
 

Saturday 28 October @ Outpost, 8pm $

Joe Morris / Alvin Fielder / Damon Smith

Joe Morris – guirar / Alvin Fielder – drums / Damon Smith – bass
https://www.allaboutjazz.com/alvin-fielder-its-about-time-alvin-fielder-by-clifford-allen.php
 
 
OUTPOST SERIES DESCRIPTIONS :

Occasional Series:

Rob Chalfen presents: subconsciouscafe new chamber music series
Rob Chalfen's long-running improvised music series continues at OUTPOST. Innovative chamber music at play on the spectra of jazz, electronic, classical and world. Also may be dug by the non-subconscious mind. robchalfen@hotmail.com


Dave Bryant - veteran Ornette Coleman Living Color pianist presents an ever-changing ensemble of originals and avant classics (jazz) Monthly, tba

Jessica Bozek presents : The Small Animal Project Reading Series - poetry & fiction (occas. Tuesdays)

Jacob Williams Para Quintet - the great bassist presents various combinations

Boston Poetry Marathon - annually, usually 2nd weekend of August 
2016: July 16 & 17

 
Regular Monthly Series:

MONDAY : 2nd & 4th : Max Ridley

MONDAY : 3rd : Nick Wickstrom #1

TUESDAY : 1st : Gillian DeLear presents Jazz Barracudas - jazz jam
http://www.jazzbarracudas.com
https://www.facebook.com/JazzBarracudas 


TUESDAY : 4th : Steve Lantner presents: jazz originals & free-improv with a tight group of sympaticos


WEDNESDAY : 4th : Michael K. Harrist presents Original Music drawing from the Ottoman Art Tradition

 

THURSDAY : 3rd : Charlie Kohlhase's Explorer's Club - challenging & humorous arranged pieces by Kohlhase, John Tchicai, Thelonious Monk, Charlie Parker & others, mid-size ensembles (jazz)
 


FRIDAY : 1st : Robert Pate Duo Series

FRIDAY : 2nd : Nick Wickstrom #2

FRIDAY : John Horner - March through May 2017

FRIDAY : 4th : James Merenda presents Tickle Juice - featuring James Merenda - alto sax & his regular band (jazz) "high-energy original music, jazz & beyond!"



SATURDAY : 1st : Michael Redmond 

SATURDAY : 3rd : Dave Pek & Leap of Faith
http://www.evilclown.rocks/performances-upcoming.html

SATURDAY : 4th :  Kit Demos presents Dark Matter Series
(jazz)
 

SUNDAY : 2nd : COMEDY LINE DEATH MATCH

SUNDAY : 3rd : Ad Hoc Music Series    www.facebook.com/adhocmusicseries/

DISCLAIMER:
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,


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