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Laura Cocks & Frederico Isasti, DoYeon Kim & Henry Fraser

May 14, 2024

7pm doors 8pm music

Full dinner menu available, seating is first-come first-serve

live in the back room

LAURA COCKS & FREDERICO ISASTI

photo by Frank Schindelbeck

Laura Cocks is is a flutist with “febrile instrumental prowess” (The New York Times), who works in a wide array of environments as a performer of experimental music and “creates intricate, spellbinding works that have a visceral physicality to them” (Foxy Digitalis). Laura is the executive director and flutist of TAK ensemble, “one of the most prominent ensembles in the United States practicing truly experimental music” (I Care If You Listen) with whom Laura makes musics “that combine crystalline clarity with the disorienting turbulence of a sonic vortex” (WIRE Magazine). Laura is also a member of Talea Ensemble, and SUN HAN GUILD and performs regularly as a soloist, an improviser, and chamber musician with ensembles such as International Contemporary Ensemble, DeCapo Chamber Players, Third Sound, Wet Ink Ensemble, and many others in NYC and abroad.

Frederico Isasti is a drummer, composer, improviser and audio visual software developer based in Buenos Aires. Having participated as a drummer and co-leader in more than 20 albums of creative music groups (Alan Plachta, Pía Hernández, Elias Stemeseder, Julián Mekler, NUDO, among others) and is internationally recognized by his musical work, Federico is interested in interdisciplinary practice and has composed music for dance and produced hybrid audio-visual performances.

DOYEON KIM & HENRY FRASER

photo by Peter Gannushkin / downtownmusic.net

DoYeon Kim is a traditionally trained Korean artist who plays the gayageum, a traditional Korean string instrument, and has developed a uniquely broad approach to music, which incorporates Korean music, jazz, and improvisation, among other influences. Importantly, she introduced the gayageum into the improvisational music scene worldwide. DoYeon has performed throughout the world leading the Kim Do Yeon Band, and alongside many improvisers, including Tyshawn Sorey, Joe Morris, Agusti Fernandez, Tony Malaby and Anthony Coleman. Her first album, GaPi (2017), intimately combined traditional Korean music and jazz, and was nominated for a 2018 Korean Grammy Award in the crossover album category.

Henry Fraser moved to NYC in 2014, and has has worked with such artists as John Zorn, Ka Baird, Uniform, Brandon Seabrook, Lea Bertucci, and Isa Crespo Pardo’s sinonó. He has toured throughout the US and abroad, playing such venues as the Panama Jazz Festival, Moers Festival, New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, and Lincoln Center. Much of Fraser’s work is rooted in his music for solo double bass, which has culminated in three releases – his latest, Breath Line is scheduled for release in the fall of 2024 – establishing him as a technical and creative force among his generation of bassists.

photo by Peter Gannushkin / downtownmusic.net 

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Isaiah Collier & The Chosen Few

May 13, 2024

TICKETS

7PM DOORS & DJ SONNY DAZE 8PM SHOW

TICKETS ARE LIMITED & GUARANTEE A SEAT

SELECTION IS FIRST-COME FIRST-SERVE ON ARRIVAL

Isaiah Collier & The Chosen Few return with a new musical journey, The Almighty. Collier’s compositions and lyrics focus on using music to communicate deeper principles that are part of everyday life: Love, Compassion, & Perspective. The Almighty continues to explores ideas from 2021’s Cosmic Transitions, as well on the 2022 “Beyond” album in duo as I AM with drummer Michael Shekwoaga Ode, streamlinining the sound with laser focus in this current incarnation.”

SELENDIS SEBASTIAN ALEXANDER JOHNSON will perform a set of solo vibraphone