Monday, May 28, 2018

Outpost 186 June 2018 Concerts & Events

Ras Moshe Burnett - Sun. 24 June, 8pm

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

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"Something for everyone, nothing for nobody!"

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3/18 : harpist Charles Overton performing @ Outpost on recent WCVB Ch. 5 Chronicle


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:

LIFE DRAWING IS BACK! Sunday mornings 10am - 12:30pm
contact : Elena Saporta :


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. Now no more screwing around with the track lighting, you little bastards! ;)

send us links to your recordings made at Outpost & we will post them.

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

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

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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.



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


Jackson Mann - chromatic harmonica, synthesizer, sampler

Omar Sosa - electric guitar

Zoe Mitchell - electric bass

Matt Chenery - drum set

Boston based Jazz-fusion group that combines jazz with elements of electronic music and punk rock. 

Monday 4 June @ Outpost, 8:30 pm $10 or b/o

Tatsuya Nakatani Ensemble

Tatsuya Nakatani – percussion / Damon Smith – bass / Jeb Bishop – trombone / Forbes Graham – trumpet / Andria Nicodemou – vibes / Jim Hobbs – alto sax (tbc)
 Tatsuya Nakatani is a Japanese avant-garde sound artist and master percussionist. He has released over 80 recordings and tours internationally. Performing solo, in collaboration, and with his Nakatani Gong Orchestra (NGO) project he plays over 100 concerts a year.

With his adapted Gong and handcrafted Kobo bow, Nakatani has developed his own unique instrumentation. A master of new sounds and extended technique; he sculpts a transformative, intense, expressive sound that engages improvised and experimental music while resisting genre. Central to his philosophy of sound is the concept of MA 間, which can be understood as the space or interval between perceptual events.

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

Krish Jaiman, Marios Nicolaides, John Cushing - A Night of Friends & Music

ensemble 1:

Krish Jaiman - guitar, voice, harmonium

Marios Nicolaides - guitar, voice, piano

John Cushing - guitar, voice, drums

ensemble 2 :

Damien Scalise - guitar, drums

Danny Sagastume - saxophone

Anais Azul -  voice

Rubin Hohlbein - trumpet

Jonas Tarm - violin

Three singer-songwriters and close friends from Jamaica Plain come together to play their music, to share with their family and friends.

Joaquin Bustamante

                   Nicolás Emden

Thursday 7 June @ Outpost 8pm $10 or b/o

Nicolás Emden + Joaquin Bustamante Quartet
Nicolás Emden
- acoustic guitar, voice

Joaquin Bustamante Quartet

Joaquin Bustamante  - electric guitar

Juan Mejía – drums

Orion Lion – piano

Seulgi Hwang - bass

Friday 8 June @ Outpost, 8pm free

"soundbox: three variations" featuring

Anthony Scibilia - piano

Miranda Serra G. - bass

Will Ponturo - guitar

Rahul Nair - theremin

This concert will present new work by local composers Anthony Scibilia, Miranda Serra G. and Will Ponturo (performing as Wiles), and Rahul Nair. Working with boundaries of performance, texture over time, and sounds of proximity, experimental pieces will approach the piano, the guitar amp, and the theremin as independently resonating objects. Free and open to all ages, backgrounds, identities, and expressions.

 Saturday 9 June @ Outpost, 2pm FREE

DINA CHAPEAUart exhibit closing bash

Saturday 9 June @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o

Grace Herzog – keyboards, percussion 

Shami Ejiet - voice, african drum

Sophia Silver - flute, voice

Dennis Suozzi – drums 

Cha Feliz - gubitar, percussion 

Zack Facco - bass 

Joe Freedman - guitar

Michael Bloom - guitar

ISAO - guitar

Eric Dahlman - trumpet

Dana Tolman - ashiko drum

Michael Redmond - drums, percussion 

Monday 11 June @ Outpost 8:30pm $10 or b/o

Dave Bryant Quintet

Dave Bryant - keyboards

Tom Hall - tenor saxophone

Eric Hofbauer - guitar

Jacob William - bass

Miki Matsuki - drums

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

Cardinaux / Hull / Ridley / Talesfore, Jr. / Bishop

+ Hull & Talesfore Jr.

Eliot Cardinaux - piano

Matt Hull - trumpet

Max Ridley - double bass 

Patrick Talesfore, Jr. - drum set                  

+Matt Hull and Patrick Talesfore, Jr. duo

Matt Hull - trumpet

Patrick Talesfore, Jr. - drum set                  

Group improvisations. Patrick is on tour from California

Thursday 14 June @ Outpost 8pm

Nate Jones NEC Prep Jazz Certificate Recital

Noah Klavens - drums

Danny Silverston - piano

Aidan Divine - bass

Jeff Gordon - guitar

Nate Jones presents a jazz recital for his NEC prep certificate.

Friday 15 June @ 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 16 June @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o

Leap of FaithProof of Theory

PEK - clarinets, saxophones, double reeds

Glynis Lomon – cello, aquasonic, voice

Yuri Zbitnov – drums, percussion

Jim Warshauer - saxophones, clarinets

Eric Dahlman - trumpet

Sunday 17 June @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o

the ad hoc music series presents

An Evening of Solos

Grant Beale - guitar + electronics

Dan O'Brien - woodwinds + electronics

Wednesday 20 June @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o

FREE LUNCH + Allison Burik Quintet

Steven Long - piano

Zach Lavine - bass

Gabriel Garcia - sax

Rubin Hohlbein - trumpet

Mario Fabrizio - drums

+Allison Burik Quintet

Magdalena Abrego - guitar
Allison Burik – saxophone, composition
Julia Hillabrant - cello
Seulgi Hwang - bass
Willis Edmundson - drums

Thursday 21 June @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o

Charlie Kohlhase's Explorers Club

Charlie Kohlhase - alto, tenor & baritone saxs / Seth Meicht - tenor sax  Daniel Rosenthal – trumpet & flugelhorn / Jeb Bishop – trombone / Aaron Darrell - bass / Mike Connors – drums

Friday 22 June @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o

James Merenda & Tickle Juice

James Merenda - alto sax / Tom Duprey – cornet / Vanessa Morris – piano / Paul Dilley &/or Scott Sandvik – guitar  / Maria Gorkun – violin / 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 23 June @ Outpost, 2pm FREE

opening reception: Saturday June 23rd 2PM

Outpost 186 is pleased to present LIFE IS GREEN, the second solo exhibition of Ariel Danielle Norris. Norris has worked within the canonical genre of photo realism in order to question the universalism of the photo-fiction. She pulls abstraction, montage, cartoons, and expressionistic styles back into the frame, while delicately sustaining a suspension of disbelief inherent to the photographic. Her paintings weave together autobiographical narratives and portraits with literary, pop culture and art historical themes.  Focusing on the “fini” of the painting surface, as and allegory for the camera flash, she blurs lines of illusionary and indexical representation and renders a personal poesis into the genres.

Ariel Danielle Norris (b. 1991, Georgia)  Grew up in the Southern Appalachia, then relocated to Boston for college. She graduated from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in 2014, and while enrolled there attended the Yale Norfolk Painting residency.  She now lives and works in Hudson, NY.

Saturday 23 June @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o

Dark Matter presents

Illona Kudina - flute / Kit Demos - bass / Joe Musacchia - drums / Jeff Lipsky - art

Sunday 24 June @ Outpost, 8pm $20 or b/o

rob chalfen & subcosciouscafe productions presents

nyc avant tenor monster

Ras Moshe Burnett

Ras Moshe Burnett – tenor sax, flute

Damon Smith – bass

Luther Grey – drums

Glynis Lomon – cello

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 has recently graduated with a music therapy degree in the NY area.

Tuesday 26 June @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o

Lantner / Chase / Gray

Allan Chase - saxophones

Steve Lantner - piano

Luther Gray - drums

Thursday 28 June @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o

The John Licata Quartet featuring

John Licata – trombone

John Horner – piano

Dave GoldMember – bass

Dave Dillon - drums

Friday 29 June @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o

Ginger Ibex + Urban Myth

Ginger Ibex

Sharon Crumrine - piano

Betty Widerski - viola 

Melika Fitzhugh - violin/ acoustic guitar 

Natalie Shelton-May - percussion 

Ginger Ibex makes use of strings, piano, and percussion along with a wealth of ethnic influences and selected classical chops to create a sound that is as hard to classify as it is beguiling, performing original music and select covers.  Expect to hear influences ranging from Beethoven, Romantic Classical composers (Schubert, Rachmaninoff), Impressionistic composers, Middle Eastern modes, Tango to contemporary Rock.

Urban Myth
Melika Fitzhugh - guitar 

Cathy Reuben - flute 

John Capello - bass

Deb Lempke - percussion 

Urban Myth is a multi-member ensemble of versatile and innovative performers from New England whose repertoire mixes African/Middle Eastern rhythms, Early Music, Balkan and Celtic folk traditions, jazz, and other World music influences in a unique blend. Urban Myth's arrangements feature woodwinds ancient and modern, fiddle, guitars, bass, keyboards, accordion, vocals, and a full array of percussion instruments. With a distinctive earthy sensibility and a dash of hedonism, Urban Myth takes its audience on a journey through time and space.

Saturday 30 June @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o
Grace Herzog – keyboards, percussion 
Shami Ejiet - voice, african drum
Sophia Silver - flute, voice
Dennis Suozzi – drums 
Cha Feliz - gubitar, percussion 
Zack Facco - bass 
Joe Freedman - guitar
Michael Bloom - guitar
ISAO - guitar
Eric Dahlman - trumpet
Dana Tolman - ashiko drum
Michael Redmond - drums, percussion


Sunday 1 July @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o
Eric Zinman – drums, synthesizer
Bob Moores - trumpet, electric guitar Sfx
Mike McCaw - electric guitar

Friday 6 July @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o
Bi TYRANT (Brooklyn) + Umbrella Pine (Boston)

Bi TYRANT queer jazzifesto - live at NYC winter jazz fest - youtube
bandcamp -  bi tyrant LP

Wednesday 18 July @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o
Rested Field (Boston) + Goldfeather (NYC)

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

Citizens' Loft sjhowcase presents

Chelsey Meyer + Vibez the Great + Citizens' Loft Houseband

Chelsey Meyer: vocal, piano, soul (Boston, MA)

Vibez the Great: spoken word, rap, neo-soul (Peabody, MA)

Citizens' Loft Houseband:  community jam (Boston, MA)

Sign-ups can be submitted through

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

Corey Hales and Talia Rubenstein

Corey Hales - voice and guitar

Talia Rubenstein - guitar

Bostonian Corey Hales has an unexpected voice considering his style and stature. Hailing from just outside of Boston in Milton MA, Corey has been working on his vocal performance since he was 18 months old, and at the young age of 20 he has already established himself as a promising up and coming artist in the Boston area. Corey's vocal coach Mark Baxter has coached some of the greatest voices in American music including the great Steven Tyler. Corey has had wild success in his short time pursuing gigs, securing four residencies, including one at the renowned Harlem Nights in New York.
Talia Rubenstein is guitarist and composer from Boston, USA. She divides her time playing jazz and solo acoustic guitar, and combines the two styles to create a unique and melodic sound. Talia works as a freelance guitarist in both Boston and NYC, though she has played a wide range of venues outside of the USA from township schools in South Africa to the Duc De Lombards in Paris. She will also be performing for the Belize International Jazz Festival this June.



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

a concert or experimental music by  
ELMS composers :

Jennie Gottschalk, Nomi Epstein, Colin Tucker, Adam Tinkle,

Brian Harnetty, Eddie Davis

ELMS brings together experimental music practitioners from across the country for a four day symposium and festival of discussions, panels, workshops and concerts. ELMS will present a festival and experimental music workshop in August 2018 involving musicians and community members of Boston.

Friday / Saturday / Sunday August 10, 11, 12 @ Outpost

Friday 7pm – 10:30pm / Saturday noon – 10:30pm / Sunday noon – 6pm




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 
Regular Monthly Series:
1st Tuesdays: Gillian DeLear presents Jazz Barracudas - jazz jam 

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

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


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

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

4th Saturdays: Kit Demos presents Dark Matter Series
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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