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Konjur Collective / Luke Stewart

Date: March 3, 2024
Time: 7pm

Doors 7pm, music 8pm

Full dinner menu available

Seating first-come, first served

Astral Spirits & Cow Arts present,  live in the back room

LUKE STEWART

Celebrating 5 years of Music For Upright Bass & Amplifier Vol 1

Luke Stewart is a musician, performer, improviser-composer, organizer, and writer-researcher whose work represents a deep reverence for the history and tradition of Creative Music: a tradition which encompasses the diverse styles of expression within the body of Black Music in the United States, Africa, and throughout the world. Stewart’s regular ensembles include Irreversible Entanglements, SILT Trio, Exposure Quintet, and the experimental rock duo Blacks’ Myths; he also performs regularly in numerous collaborations.

In his Works for Upright Bass and Amplifier and Works for Upright Bass and Amplifier Vol 1 and Vol 2 (Astral Spirits, 2018, 2021, 2022), Stewart explores real-time harmonic and melodic possibilities, as well as the intersection of the acoustic and the electronic—the relationship between wood and electricity. He uses the resonant qualities of the bass and one or more amplifiers to create reverberations from the plucking of strings, his bow, and moving the instrument itself back and forth in space. Website

KONJUR COLLECTIVE Baltimore, MD

Existence is vibration, movement in a constant state of flux. Rhythm is the joyful translation of this phenomena and the tangible yet intangible pulse of that which allows all things to be. The collective experience of this pulse allows us to experience freedom. With that said, rhythm created with an intention of liberation holds radical possibilities. It’s within this context that Konjur Collective seeks to make music. Drawing from musical sensibilities throughout the African Diaspora, Konjur Collective articulates the past, present , and future of Black expression Website


Isaiah Collier & The Chosen Few

Date: March 4, 2024
Time: 7pm

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7pm doors 8pm music, seating first come first serve

performing live in the back room

Isaiah Collier is a Chicago/Brooklyn based multi-instrumentalist, composer, arranger, curator and educator. His style draws from master saxophonists such as John Coltrane, Roscoe Mitchell, and Wayne Shorter. Cosmic Transitions – his most recent album with The Chosen Few – received 5 stars from Downbeat magazine. He is a former fellow of the Dave Brubeck Institute, and one of the last musicians to work with the late Rudy Van Gelder.

with special guest

Shara Lunon a transdisciplinary artist based in Brooklyn, NY. She is the product of the evolution of Black American musical traditions. As a poet, vocalist, composer, and improviser, her art finds the ethereal in the chaotic. With voice as the foundation, Shara’s music is an exploration of text and sound that seamlessly weaves through the ongoing relationship of struggle, resilience, and resolution. Her goal is to challenge lassitude and in its place, instill hope.

and all night-selector 

DADA STRAIN

Rhythm Improvisation Community


Alain Métrailler Quartet

Date: March 5, 2024
Time: 7pm

7pm back room opens; Full dinner service & cocktail menu available; Seating first come, first serve

2 sets of original music: 8pm & 9:30pm

Alain Métrailler – saxophone

Walter Stinson – bass

Elias Stemeseder – piano

Eric McPherson – drums

$15 suggested donation, cash/Venmo/Cash App accepted at the door (no advance tickets)


Jon Shillingford Quintet

Date: March 10, 2024
Time: 7pm

7pm doors, full dinner menu available, seating is first come first-served

Two sets: 8pm & 9:30pm

JONATHAN SHILLINGFORD QUINTET

Jonathan Shillingford is a jazz trumpet player based in New York City. Born and raised in Miami, Florida, he draws inspiration from his hometown’s rich culture, especially from his Caribbean heritage.

‍A current student of the Manhattan School of Music, Shillingford has studied with Stefon Harris, Marc Cary, and Jon Faddis. In 2023 herecieved his masters degree from Berklee Global Jazz Institute on a full scholarship playing and studying alongside Danilo Perez, John Patitucci, Terri Lyne Carrington, Adam Cruz, Ben Street and Joe Lovano

Since arriving in NY, Jon has played on historic stages (such as Lincoln Center’s Rose Hall, Birdland Jazz Club, Smoke Jazz Club, the Jazz Gallery, Dizzy’s Club and Smalls Jazz Club) in service of expanding the boundaries of his musical voice and fully surrender to the creativity of the moment. He is currently an Assistant Professor at Berklee College of Music.

Kevin Oliver Jr – alto sax

Mwanzi Harriot – Guitar

Gervis Myles – bass

Gary Jones III – drums

and featuring Mar Vilaseca & Haku Leaf – vocals



Heavy Florals VI curated by Shara Lunon

Date: March 13, 2024
Time: 7:30pm

heavy florals is a bi-monthly showcase

that creates space for a community

of POC musicians and their allies to exhale

Doors 7:30pm

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performing live in the back room

CLEO REED Website

YVA LAS VEGASS Archive

+ all night selector DARKY RAMONE

$10-20 sliding scale at the door (cash/Venmo/Cash App)