Monday, October 30, 2017

Outpost 186 November 2017 Concerts & Events

RAS MOSHE BURNETT & NEW LANGUAGE COLLABORATIVE    - SATURDAY 2 DECEMBER, 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 :

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

Dave Bryant Quartet

Dave Bryant - keyboards

Eric Hofbauer - guitar

Jacob William - bass

Miki Matsuki - drums
Friday 3 November @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or bo

Acoustic Duo Series

1. Sarah Takagi – voice, piano & Dana Gooley - piano

2. Patric Docmanov-  bass & Sam Franklin - guitar      

3. Evan Wright – voice & Erez Dessel - piano

4. Robbie Pate – voice  &  Zack Auslander – guitar
Sunday 5 November @ Outpost 8pm $10 or b/o

Mike McCaw Electric guitar
Bob Moores  Trumpet, electric guitar, sfx
Eric Zinman  drums, synthesizer

Tuesday 7 November @ 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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Wednesday 8 November @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o

The Cordelia Tapping Group

Cordelia Tapping – vocals / Erez Dessel – piano / Seajun Kwon – bass / Sebastian Garzon – drums

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

Data, Electronic Explorations In The Internet Age

Act 1 - Jacob Johnson - modular synthesizer
Act 2 - Julian Picado + Jon Koh - electronics
Act 3 - Jacob Ijlst - electronics
Act 4 - Nnux - synth, laptop, voice

Data, Electronic Explorations In The Internet Age is a quadrophonic music experience designed to recreate the information overload generated by the internet. By taking advantage of the quad system the artists will present their music in ways the audience has never experienced it before. Combined with powerful visuals influenced by internet culture the night will provoke thoughts about how to deal with the internet's exponential growth while retaining our humanity.

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


Andrew Wilcox - piano

Andrew Bedard - tenor sax

Noah Harrington - bass

Sam Palermo - drums

Saturday 11 November @ Outpost, 4pm

Poetry Readings at Outpost 186 presents

Marc Vincenz & David Blair

Saturday 11 November @ 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 12 November @ Outpost, 7:30pm tickets, see below
“Conflict Zone’ a One-woman play by Leahy Ardon

Leahy Ardon (Leahy Ish Shalom), an Israeli - American artist, is the author of the one - woman show, Conflict Zone. The play presents the journey of recovery from an eating disorder in a unique and relatable way: taking the audience on a ride through laughter and tears.

Conflict Zone explores the connections between internal and external war leaving the audience touched and shaken. The play is meaningful for both those who suffered from this disorder and their loved ones, as well as for those who know little about it."

tickets:  $12 in advance* $14 at the door
Students: ​$8 in advance $12 at the door

*in advance: via Eventbrite or email

Show start time: 7:30 PM

Open Dress Rehearsal: 3:30PM

1) Eventbrite 

monday 13 november  - private event

Tuesday 14 November @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o
Andria Nicodemou Quintet + Marios Nicolaides’ Music

Andria Nicodemou Quintet welcome the amazing drummer Chris Icasiano from Seattle

Andria Nicodemou - vibraphone

Damon Smith - bass

Chris Icasiano - drums

Jeb Bishop - trombone 

Abigale Reisman - violin 

Opening Set : Marios Nicolaides' Music

Marios Nicolaides - voice, guitar, keyboard  

John Cushing – bass, trombone

Damien Scalise – guitar,  percussion 

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

Charlie Kohlhase's Explorers Club + Bill Lowe Quintet

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

+ Bill Lowe Quintet

 Bill Lowe - bass trombone / Bobby Zankel - alto sax / Royal Hartigan – drums /
/ Eric Hofbauer – guitar / Aaron Darrell - bass

Friday 17 November @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o

The Johnny Horner Trio Third Friday open jazz jam session. Come and play

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

Saturday 18 November @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o

Turbulence:  Vector Bundles

PEK – clarinets, saxophones, double reeds

Bob Moores – space trumpet

Steve Provizer – trumpet, baritone horn

Eric Goode – tuba

Turbulence is the Extended Horn Section of the Leap of Faith Orchestra.  We record and perform as an independent unit also!  Boston Area improvisation at its finest.

Sunday 19 November @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o

ad hoc music series presents

avant savant Improvised music from

Drew Wesely – guitar  and his NYC comrades / tba
Tuesday 21 November @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o
Jeong & Alatrash Duo 

Eunhye Jeong - piano, Pansori singing 

Naseem Alatrash - cello

We will present Improvisatory music circling around poems, songs  and history about women in Korea and Palestine in 1910-1945. Pansori (Korean storytelling music), poems of Tagore and Sowol Kim, Palestinian songs will all merge into this single concert. 

Sunday 22 November @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o

Volkan Efe & Friends - Original music inspired by the Ottoman Art Music Tradition

Volkan Efe – oud

others tba

monday 27 november - private event

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

Steve Lantner Power Trio

Allan Chase - saxophones

Steve Lantner - piano

Luther Gray - drums

Thursday 30 November @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o
Sudden Duo - Album Release Show

Dylan Sherry – saxophones, electronics

Chris Southiere - drums

Exploring free improvisation with an emphasis on melody, groove and motivic development, the Sudden Duo is a fresh examination of the sax and drums duo. Their debut full-length album will be released on Nov 15th, made available at

Local opening act TBD


Saturday 2 December @ Outpost, 4pm

Poetry Readings at Outpost 186 presents

Rob Chalfen, Thomas Graves & Paul S. Rowe

Saturday 2 December @ Outpost, 8pm $20

rob chalfen & subconscious cafe productions presents

tenor sax monster

RAS MOSHE (Brooklyn) & New Language Collaborative

Ras Moshe Burnett - tenor sax, flute / Eric Zinman – piano / Glynis Lomon –cello / Syd Smart - percussion.

RAS pays homage to Coltrane, Albert Ayler, John Gilmore and his other favorites on a permanent basis. He has played with Bill Cole's Untempered Ensemble, Warren Smith, William Hooker, William Parker and Karl Berger. He definitely believes in the positive effect new music will have on social and personal change. The music is a spiritual and social force. The music is indeed the voice of the people.

Ras Moshe Burnett (Theodore Burnett III) is a jazz musician, saxophonist, poet, activist and teacher.  He hails from East New York/Brooklyn NY with maternal grandparents who hail from Harlem, NYC.

RAS studied music in the public schools, mentored in jazz history by Don Payne in Junior High. With his father and grandfather, he played in reggae bands in the 80's and early 90's, and has led his own jazz groups since 1987.

He is a nine-year member of Bill Cole's Untempered Ensemble featuring Warren Smith, Joseph Daley, Gerald Veasley, Althea SullyCole and Lisette Santiago.

RAS is the direct heir of a long family jazz performance heritage. His father Yaakov Levi (Ted Burnett II) played alto sax, flute and bass clarinet in the Brooklyn/Harlem area throughout the 70's.

His paternal grandfather Ted Burnett ("Barnett" professionally) played tenor and alto saxophones in the bands of Chick Webb, Earl Bostic, Lucky Millinder, Sister Rosetta Tharpe, Don Redman, Henri Woode and many others after his arrival here from Jamaica in the early 1930's. Later on in the early 70's he began writing religious music for the church, most prominently for New Canaan Baptist Church in Brooklyn.

Ras believes in the positive effect that Jazz and New Music can have on personal and socio-political life and also utilizes jazz for social movements in the Black community and human rights causes. 

He is currently working toward a music therapy degree in the NY area.

Wednesday 6 December @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o

A Thing of a Thing

Jon Ong – guitar / Tim Reynolds -  violin / Christian Crawford – bass / Zamar Odongo – drums / Kwame - Keys

Jon Ong presents his first show together with Tim Reynolds and Zamar Odongo.

Thursday 7 December @ Outpost, 8pm  $10 or b/o
Drone Night #2

Join us for another evening of ambient and drone music from some of Boston's best experimental ambient musicians. Let your ears take in the soundscapes and parse through these rare frequencies.

Music from:

Friday 8 December @ Outpost, 8p $10 or b/o

Surrogate Activities Suite:
The music of IƱigo Ruiz de Gordejuela
Isaiah Johnson - bass clarinet/ Darynn Dean – voice / Daniel Casares - guitar
Bobby Lane - flugelhorn  / Nerya Zidon - alto & soprano saxes / Haruka Sasaki - tenor saxophone / Mauricio Morales – bass / Joe Melnicove - flute
/ Guy Bernfeld – bass / Eviatar Slivnik – drums / Noam Israeli - drums

monday 11 december - private event

Saturday 16 December @ 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

Monday 18 December @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o

Dave Bryant Quartet

Dave Bryant – keyboards

Tom Hall – tenor sax
Eric Hofbauer – guitar
Jacob William – bass
Miki Matsuki – drums

monday 25 december - private event

Saturday 6 January @ Outpost, 4pm

Poetry Readings at Outpost 186 presents

Judson K. Evans & Gale Batchelder

Saturday 3 February @ Outpost, 4pm

Poetry Readings at Outpost 186 presents

Ruth Lepson & Fanny Howe

Saturday 3 March @ Outpost, 4pm

Poetry Readings at Outpost 186 presents

Philip Nikolayev & John Hennessy

Saturday 5 May @ Outpost, 4pm

Poetry Readings at Outpost 186 presents

Eliot Cardinaux & Gillian Devereux


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.

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 

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

SATURDAY : 4th :  Kit Demos presents Dark Matter Series


SUNDAY : 3rd : Ad Hoc Music Series

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Thank you,
Harlan T. Flash
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