Friday, September 29, 2017

Outpost 186 October 2017 Concerts & Events

Randy Peterson Wednesday 25 October 8pm

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!"

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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:


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

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

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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 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:
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.

Current Exhibit : Eric Rosenthal - landscapes, watercolors & acrylics

concerts & events :


Sunday 1 October @ Outpost 8pm $10 or b/o

Mike McCaw - electric guitar
Bob Moores  - trumpet, electric guitar, sfx
Eric Zinman  - drums, synthesizer

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

Pat Battstone & Harvey Diamond welcome the Italian Divas :

Antonella Chionna & Gianna Montecalvo – vocals

Pat and Harvey will alternate sets, one set of free improvisations, the other of standards done a la Lennie Tristano.

Pat Battstone – piano, electronics

Harvey Diamond - piano

Kit Demos  & Jon Dreyer – bass

Giuseppe Paradiso - drums

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

First Tuesdays Jazz Jam

House Band special guests: Blue Donut Safari!

BDS is a high-intensity jazz quintet featuring:

Chris Pitts - tenor sax / Michael Chasse – trombone / Richard Hale Shaw - bass / Alan Rowe – piano / Johnny Horner – piano / Gillian Delear – drums, percussion / 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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Thursday 5 October @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o

Acoustic Duo Series

8pm : Alex Gasser – bass / Nets Raanan - saxophone 

8:45pm : Jeffrey  Cox – trumpet / Andres Abenante - guitar

9:30pm : Robbie Pate – voice / Erica Telisnor - piano

Saturday 7 October @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o

Araqsana + Pangea

PANGEA (Jazz/Funk Fusion)

Omar Sosa  - guitar, composer

Trevor Mitoma - keys

Kevin Baudrexl - bass

Ayinde Webb - drums


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. 

monday 9 october - private event

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

Dave Bryant Quartet

Dave Bryant - keyboards
Neil Leonard - saxophones
Jacob William - bass
Bob Gullotti – drums

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

Kamil Piotrowicz - piano (Denmark)
John Dalton - drums
free improvization

Friday 13 October @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o


Andrew Wilcox - piano

Andrew Bedard - tenor sax

Noah Harrington - bass

Sam Palermo - drums

Saturday 14 October @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o

Grace Herzog – keyboards, percussion
Dennis Suozzi – guitar, drums
Cha Feliz - guitar, percussion
Zack Facco - bass
Michael Redmond - drums, percussion

Sunday 15 October @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o

ad hoc music series presents

Steven Long + Lautaro Mantilla

Steven Long – piano

Lautaro Mantilla – guitar/electronics

NOTE : This concert is cancelled because the US INS has denied him entrance - here's Robert Ottavano's statement on the subject :

[he was denied entrance ( ESTA Visa ) by the US INS due to having played a concert in Iraq 5 years ago] "a tour called "Culture, an instrument of Peace" in Iraq (Baghdad, Sulaimaniya and Erbil) funded and supported by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation in November 2012.

"I've been to the US two years ago, I've regularly received the ESTA without any problems, obviously the Trump Administration, introducing this limitation at the entrance will also raise the walls to the good people instead of pondering the fact that him and about 67 GOP congress people voted out Obama's Executive Order that prohibited mentally ill people from buying weapons.
That’s what this world has come to - money buys anything, including Congress."
Monday 16 October @ Outpost,
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


Tuesday 17 October @ Outpost, 8p $10 or b/o


Allison Burik – alto & bass clarinet
Eunhye Jeong - piano & voice
Romarna Campbell - drums
Tamar Sella - voice 
A collective of improvising and composing musicians conceived in the holy mountains of Banff, Canada, and continued in the profane streets of Boston, MA.

We'll play dragons and waterfalls and vines.

Wednesday 18 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
Thursday 19 October @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o

Charlie Kohlhase's Explorers Club

Charlie Kohlhase - alto, tenor & baritone saxs / Seth Meicht - tenor sax / Daniel Rosenthal – trumpet  / Jeb Bishop – trombone / Josiah Reibstein – tuba / Aaron Darrell - bass / Curt Newton – drums

Music of Graham Connah, Aaron Darrell, Elmo Hope, Charlie Kohlhase, Makanda Ken McIntyre and John Tchicai.

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

The Johnny Horner Trio Jazz jam session. Come and play

Johnny Horner – piano / Dave Mann - drums / Ricard-Hale Shaw - bass

Saturday 21 October @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o

String Theory

PEK – clarinets, saxophones, double reeds

Glynis Lomon - cello, aquasonic, voice

Matt Scutchfield – violin

Silvain Castellano – bass

String Theory is the expanded String Section of the Leap of Faith Orchestra…

 “This disc (Condensed Phases of Matter) contains some of the best, most engaging strings and reeds quartet music I’ve heard. Most often quite mesmerizing."

     - Bruce Lee Gallanter, Downtown Music Gallery 

Sunday 22 October @ Outpost, 8pm $15

Steve Lantner + Scott R. Looney Quartet

Steve Lantner - solo piano
Scott R. Looney Quartet
Jorrit Dijkstra - alto saxophone & lyricon
Scott R. Looney – piano (Oakland, CA)
Damon Smith - double bass
Eric Rosenthal - percussion
  monday 23 october - private event 
Tuesday 24 October @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o

Steve Lantner Quartet

Allan Chase - saxophones

Steve Lantner - piano

Joe Morris - bass

Luther Gray - drums
Tony Malaby

Daniel Levin
Randy Peterson
Wednesday 25 October @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o
Jorrit Dijkstra / Jeb Bishop / Junko Fujiwara
+ Tony Malaby / Daniel Levin / Randy Peterson
Jorrit Dijkstra – reeds / Jeb Bishop – trombone  / Junko Fujiwara - cello
+ Tony Malaby – saxes / 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.

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

James Merenda & Tickle Juice

James Merenda - alto sax / Tom Duprey – cornet / Vanessa Morris – piano / Paul Dilley - guitar / Scott Sandvik – guitar  / Paul Dilley - guitar /Jon Dreyer – bass / Miki Matsuki - drums

With their debut album Roots to the Stars in 2014, improvisation meets liquid jazz, Bulgarian reggae and Michael Jackson at a rock concert, shaken (not stirred) with your local orchestra and resident street musicians. These parched and passionate improvisers meet the music of James Merenda, exploring beyond where dreams take you.

Saturday 28 October @ Outpost, 4pm

Poetry Readings at Outpost 186 presents

Ben Mazer & Stephen Sturgeon

Saturday 28 October @ Outpost, 8pm $15

The Creative Music Series Presents

Mark Whitecage / Rakalam Bob Moses / Damon Smith

Mark Whitecage – alto & clarinet / Rakalam Bob Moses – drums / Damon Smith - bass

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

Çeşni Trio - Original music inspired by the Ottoman Art Music Tradition

Tev Stevig - tanbur, fretless guitar, alterna-telli
Michael K. Harrist - contrabass, yayli tanbur, ney
Fabio Pirozzolo - darbuka, riq, bendir, cajon, tombak, armenian dhol
We've been working on new material and arranging old pieces with new instrumentation as we look forward to a series of concerts and recording sessions to come. The trio is excited to be continue the monthly series at Outpost!

Monday 30 October @ Outpost, 8:30pm $10 or b/o
'We 5'

Jerry Sabatini - trumpet

Charlie Kohlhase - saxes

Eric Hofbauer - guitar

Jacob William - bass

Curt Newton - drums

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