Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Outpost 186 March 2018 Concerts & Events

Ellwood Epps Quintet - Sunday 11 March

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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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

Interview with Bern Nix

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.


Thursday 1 March @ Outpost 8pm $10 or b/o

Chelsea Meyer & Citizen’s Loft

album release + open mic

Friday 2 March @ Outpost 8pm $10 or b/o

Outpost Duo Series presents ;

1: Tree Palmedo – trumpet  / Alex Graff - guitar 

2 : Sarah Bernadette – voice / Sage Mitchell - guitar

3 : Petting Kazoo Duo : Rafael Natan & Nora Borealis

4 : Jolee Gordon – voice  / Julian Weisman - bass

Saturday 3 March @ Outpost, 4pm

Poetry Readings at Outpost 186 presents

Philip Nikolayev & John Hennessy

Saturday 3 March @ 8pm $10 or b/o

Araqsana – live video recording session!

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.

Sunday 4 March @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o
Neksys + Eric Dahlman
Eric Dahlman - solo trumpet, electronics

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

Monday 5 March @ Outpost, 8:30pm $10 or b/o

Ethan Santos Quintet + Kaya Meller Quartet + Slippers

Ethan Santos Quintet :

Ethan Santos – trombone / Nathan See - alto sax / Domi Degalle – p iano / Ciaran Fontenot – bass / Jas Kayser - drums

Kaya Meller Quartet :

Kaya Meller – trumpet, flugelhorn / Kento Tsubosaka – piano / Charlie Lincoln – bass / Sebastian Kuchcznski - drums

Slippers :

Eric Nakanishi - alto sax / Tyler Wagner – bass / Rosina Scampino - drums

Tuesday 6 March @ 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 / Mike Ball – bass / 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 7 March @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o

Sudden Duo + Melissa WeikartSundog

Sudden Duo  Dylan Sherry – saxophones, electronics / Chris Southiere – drums

Melissa Weikart : voice, piano

This eclectic lineup features free improvisation from Sudden Duo, compositions for piano and voice from Melissa Weikart and pieces for voice and guitar from Sundog.

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

Warm Music for Cold Times

David Williams – flutes / Jimmy Zhao - banhu, erhu, other Chinese instruments Eric Dahlman -  trumpets, overtone singing, electronics / Michael Knoblach - multiple percussion

Elements of free jazz, Chinese folk and modern classical blended with ambient soundscapes.

Friday 9 March @ Outpost 8pm $10 or b/o

Dave Bryant Quartet

Dave Bryant - keyboards
Tsuyoshi Honjo - saxophones
Jacob William - bass
Curt Newton - drums

please note - due to cancellation of a touring act this show will not occur, 
our apologies for any inconvenience


Sunday 11 March @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o

Ellwood Epps Quintet

Laurence Cook – drums / Eric Zinman – keyboards / Elwood Epps – trumpet / Jeb Bishop – trombone / Damon Smith - bass

A rare evening with master percussionist/surrealist Laurence Cook and friends. We welcome the amazing Ellwood Epps from Montreal and the intrepid Damon Smith and Jeb Bishop who have recently come to Boston, along with Eric Zinman, a veteran of the scene.

Ellwood Epps

Monday 12 March @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o

General Assembly

Eliot Cardineaux – piano / Andrew Dow – guitar / Damon Smith – bass / Jeb Bishop – trombone / Gary Fieldman – drums

we regret that this show is cancelled & will be rescheduled

Tuesday 13 March @ Outpost

The Çay Party Trio

Thursday 15 March @ 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 / Josia Reibstein – tuba / Aaron Darrell - bass / Curt Newton – drums

Friday 16 March @ 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 17 March @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o

TurbulenceAmorphous Solids

 Turbulence is the extended horn section of the Leap of Faith Orchestra who perform and record independently in various configurations.

PEK – saxophones, clarinets & double reeds

Dan O’Brien – flutes, clarinets & saxophones

Bob Moores  - space trumpet

Others TBD

Sunday 18 March @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o

ad hoc music series presents

Grant Beale + Adam Tuch/Christian Cahill

Electronic music and improvisations! 

set 1 : Adam Tuch - keyboards/laptop

Christian Cahill - guitar

Set 2 : Grant Beale - laptop

Thursday 22 March @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o

Marios Nicolaides Trio + Allegra Krieger(NYC) + Sam Talmadge 

Marios Nicolaides Trio

Marios Nikolaides /Damien Scalise / John Cushing 

playing electric bass, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, vocals, keyboards, percussion (They switch around a lot)
Allegra Krieger - electric guitar, vocals

Sam Talmadge - acoustic guitar, harmonica, vocals

Saturday 24 March @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o

kit demos presents dark matter

Seth Meicht - sax

Jeff Platz - guitar

Max Goldman - drums

Jeb Bishop - trombone

Kit Demos – bass

Jeff Lipsky – live art

Improv/new-original compositions

Sunday 25 March @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o

Plamen Karadonev Trio, feat. Charles Overton & Austin McMahon

Plamen Karadonev- piano, keyboards, accordion (Berklee piano department faculty)

Charles Overton - harp 

Austin McMahon - drums

This group with unique instrumentation and hailing from diverse musical backgrounds envisions another form of a piano trio that performs original compositions and arrangements influenced by styles such as world music, jazz, drum n bass, ECM, and third stream.

Tuesday 27 March @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o

Chase / Lantner / Gray

Alan Chase - saxophones

Steve Lantner - piano

Luther Gray – drums

Wednesday 28 March @ 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!

Friday 30 March @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o

Iñigo RdG Trio / Martina Liviero 8tet

Iñigo Ruiz - piano

Marcello Perez - srums

Mauricio Morales - bass

Pianist/composer Iñigo Ruiz presents his originals in trio setting.

Martina Liviero 8tet

Eviatar Slivnik – drums / Mauricio Morales – bass / Anggie Obin – flute / Johnathan Odj – sax / Isaiah Johnson - bass clarinet / Itamar Ben Zimra – clarinet / Tom Oren - piano

Martina Liviero presents her new compositions for Octet. 

Saturday 31 March @ Outpost, 11am – 12pm

Open Mic For Morning People

This meetup is for musicians who would enjoy performing at an open mic held on weekend late mornings in the Cambridge/Somerville area and audience members who would enjoy them. Our vision for an open-mic for morning people is to create an atmosphere that is safe, supportive, fun and inclusive, of different kinds of music and people. First-timers and any kind of inter-generational collaborations are strongly encouraged. While the focus is on acoustic music, all genres and ages are welcome. Poetry, stand-up, or other kinds of performance art welcome, as well.

Saturday 31 March @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o

Grace Herzog – keyboards, percussion 

Shami Ejiet - voice

Sophia Silver - flute, voice

Dennis Suozzi – guitar, drums 

Cha Feliz - guitar, percussion

Zack Facco - bass 

Michael Bloom - guitar

ISAO - guitar

Eric Dahlman - trumpet

Dana Tolman - percussion 

Michael Redmond – drums, percussion, poster 


Sunday 1 April @ Outpost, 4pm $10 or b/o


Eliot Cardinaux - piano, poetry

Flin van Hemmen - drums, percussion, cymbals

Join us Easter Sunday afternoon for a rare Boston, matinee appearance of a visiting drummer from New York: Flin van Hemmen, live in concert with the pianist and poet Eliot Cardinaux, as the duo "Gestures.

“Originally from Holland, van Hemmen approaches classical precision with a decidedly roguish and unfussy physicality, so his playing feels both utterly spontaneous and quite poised.”

- Clifford Allen (Ni Kantu blog/NY Jazz record)

Sunday 1 April @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o
Citizens' Loft Presents
Raavi & The Houseplants release show
Raavi & The Houseplants + The Chestnuts + False Pocket + Trash Compactor

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

Dave Bryant Quartet

Dave Bryant – keyboards
Neil Leonard – saxophones and electronics
Eric Hofbauer – guitar
Gabriel Solomon – violin

Wednesday 4 April @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o

Neksys / Eric Dahlman / Bonnie Kane & Walter Wright

Set 1 :  Eric Dahlman - trumpet , overtone singing, electronics 

Jim Warshauer - reeds and flutes

Set  2 : Bonnie Kane - tenor saxophone and flute

Walter Wright - drums and electronics

Set  3 : NEKSYS

Eric Zinman – drums, synthesizer 

Bob Moores - trumpet , electric guitar, sfx 

Mike McCaw - electric guitar

Thursday 5 April @ Outpost, 8pm $15

Steve Langone / Jim Repa Quintet
Steve Langone - drums
Jim Repa - alto and soprano sax, flute
Rick DiMuzio - tenor sax
Doug Johnson - piano
Keala Kaumeheiwa - bass
Steve Langone and Jim Repa co-lead an ensemble of outstanding jazz musicians to perform original compositions by Steve and Jim as well as a few jazz standards.  Some of the works have been inspired by the rhythmic explorations in Steve's 2-volume book series "Advanced Rhythmic Concepts for the Modern Drummer."   Other works draw on the "world music" experience of the group's members.  Join us for an exciting evening of jazz and world music.

Wednesday 11 April @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o

Spring Beats Vol. 3

Act 1- FGN
Act 2 - Maë
Act 3 - Shansen

Spring Beats is back again with a new edition featuring fresh artists from Latin America!

SHANSEN an electronic beats duo created in Boston formed by Argentinian Nicolas Ejchenbaun and Sasha Zuker. The main focus of the band is to explore the limits between live performance and electronic beats. Influences like Flying Lotus, Kaytranada set the mood for a chill and groovy situation. 

Julian Picado- a musician/producer from San Jose, Costa Rica. He recently graduated from Berklee College of Music with a BA in Guitar Performance and Professional Music. He has collaborated/worked with artists such as Janek Gwizdala, John Funkhouser, Alejandro Gonzalez and Igor Ikaza. Lately he has been working on creating a style of improvisational music that blends the jazz tradition with modern electronic music aesthetics. 

"Franky Gonzalez (FGN) - Boston based Costa Rican drummer and electronic producer, who incorporates elements of his Trip-hop and Progressive influences into his music. His performance is set around his first album 'Timeless', in which the boundaries of the tracks are expanded to create a fresh new experience."

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

Departure Duo contemporary chamber music

Edward Kass – double bass / Nina Guo - soprano

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

Lewis Porter-Phil Scarff CD Release:

Three Minutes to Four (on Whaling City Sound)

An evening of jazz, ragas, and free improvisations!

Lewis Porter - piano

Phil Scarff - saxes

John Funkhouser - bass

Bertram Lehmann – drums

Wednesday 18 April @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o


Bengisu is a Turkish artist who has graduated from Berklee College of Music on December 2017. She released 2 Turkish singles during her time at Berklee and now she is working on her US debut album. She will perform her original songs, some covers with her wonderful band and guest artists! Besides popular songs of today, the play list includes 80's 90's legendary songs Get ready for some good music, fun arrangements, a whole new perspective to popular music and fun! We will be more than happy to share this evening with you...

Thursday 19 April @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o
Charlie Kohlhase's Explorers Club
+ The Danny Kamins Trio (Texas)
Charlie Kohlhase - alto, tenor & baritone saxs / Seth Meicht - tenor sax / Daniel Rosenthal – trumpet & flugelhorn / Jeb Bishop – trombone / Josia Reibstein – tuba / Aaron Darrell - bass / Curt Newton – drums
Music of Charlie Kohlhase, Aaron Darrell, Makanda Ken McIntyre, Roswell Rudd and John Tchicai
Danny Kamins Trio
Danny Kamins - baritone saxophone / Josiah Reibstein – tuba / Luther Gray - drums

Saturday 21 April @ Outpost, 3:30-4:30pm $10 or b/o

Conflict Zone: A Play of Mental Health and Other Wars – a one-woman play

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.

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

Leap of Faith – Fractured Symmetries

PEK – clarinets, saxophones, double reeds

Glynis Lomon – cello, aquasonic, voice

Yuri Zbitnov – drums, percussion

Others TBD

On Leap of Faith: "Alien yet familiar, bizarre yet completely fascinating. Expanding, contracting, erupting, settling down, always as one force..." - Bruce Lee Gallanter, Downtown Music Gallery

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

Citizens' Loft Presents

open mic

Tuesday 24 April @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o

Chase / Lantner / Gray

Allan Chase - saxophones

Steve Lantner - piano

Luther Gray - drums

Saturday 28 April @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o

Dark Matter

Carla Restivo (Palermo) – alto sax / Laura Campirsi (Palermo) – vocals / Pat Battstone – piano / Kit Demos – bass / Joe Musacchia - drums

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


Warren Senders — voice

Lloyd Thayer — dobro

Mac Ritchey — oud, bass

Junko Fujiwara — ‘cello

Jerome Deupree — drums, percussion

Songs from the American traditions, dronally reimagined by this group of freewheeling improvisers.  Warren Senders’ decades as a Hindustani vocalist transforms the group’s renditions of American song material into entirely new experiences.  Featuring originals and songs by Pete Seeger, Ornette Coleman, Harold Arlen, Bob Dylan, Hoagy Carmichael, and others.

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

Laura Campirsi (Palermo) & Pat Battstone - duets

Laura Campirsi – vocal

Pat Battstone - piano

jazz interpretations of traditional Italian tunes from Sicily & elsewhere