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Kamra / Yaz Lancaster

March 31, 2024

7pm doors 8pm music

full dinner menu availabl, seating is first-come first-served

performing live in the back room

Kamra is a singer-songwriter raised in the dry desert of Arizona now living between their farm in the Western Catskill Mountains and Toronto. Their music fuses string instruments, experimental sensibilities, field recordings, and band jams. Kamra’s practice centers collaboration, painterly storytelling, and transfigurations that emerge after a spiritual experience. Their popular single “Hear My No” is a socio-cultural cry for more honest communication in relationships. They are also the author of Care Manual, a practical workbook which challenges fixed notions of care, consent, pleasure, and harm. Kamra’s songwriting derives wisdom from lived experience and surfs the waves of traditional African-American music with ethereal charm. Channeling the legacy of Black femme folk singers, Kamra puts their twist on the genre by blending the sentimental deep rich tones with soaring falsettos floating listeners off their feet.

Yaz Lancaster is a transdisciplinary artist residing in Lenapehoking (NYC). Their work as a performer, composer, poet/writer, and collaborator is grounded in queer, DIY, and liberatory frameworks. Their debut record AmethYst, comprising music for violin, voice, and electronics was released in April 2023 (ppr). Recent and upcoming collaborators include Black Mountain College/Hub New Music, Brooklyn Youth Chorus, Dorothy Carlos, Eliza Bagg, Massa Nera, Mingjia, Minnesota Philharmonic, Miss Grit, and Sean Pecknold. Yaz additionally works as the co-manager of people places records, a co-organizer of abolitionist music collective Sound Off, and a freelance (music) writer. They love powerlifting, horror manga, and summers down South.


Lao Dan, John McCowen, Charmaine Lee

March 27, 2024

7pm doors 

full dinner menu available 

seating is first-come, first-served 

8pm music 

performing solos, duos and as a trio:

LAO DAN is a classically trained Chinese flutist at Shenyang Conservatory of Music (SYCM), Lao Dan sticks to his own vision of and approach to the bamboo flute and its sounds. His playing continues to push the limits of artistic expression on this instrument, exploring the possibilities of free, energetic, and nonconformist ways of sound-making confined by neither Jazz nor traditional Chinese musical conventions. His improvisation often brings to the audience an overwhelming sonic experience in which the East and the West, the ancient and the modern clash dramatically on each other. Bandcamp

JOHN MCCOWEN‘s musical life has become an obsession with discovering a polyphonic language on a historically monophonic instrument – the clarinet. This has led him to a unique acoustic vocabulary that is akin to a shifting soundscape of electronic feedback. John’s multi-phonic approach is based in drones, difference tones, and beating harmonics as a means to showcase the compositional potential within a single, acoustic sound source. His work has been described by The New Yorker as “the sonic equivalent of microscopic life viewed on a slide” and by The Wire as “an astonishing demonstration of pure sound & human will.”

CHARMAINE LEE is a New York-based vocalist. Her music is predominantly improvised, and favors a uniquely personal approach to vocal expressed concerned with spontanaeity, playfulness, and risk-taking. Beyond extended vocal technique, Charmaine uses amplification, feedback, and microphones to augment and distort the voice.  


Soup & Sound at Sisters

March 22, 2024

Continuum Culture & Arts Presents

7pm doors 8pm music

full dinner menu available

seating is first-come, first-served

performing live in the back room

Judy Dunaway (Boston, MA)
“…is primarily known for her numerous works for latex balloons as sound producers, including sculptural sonic performances, sound installations, interactive pieces and acousmatic works. She has presented these works at premier venues, festivals, museums and galleries throughout North America and Europe.” Balloon Music Manifesto

Devin Gray
Devin Gray’s fresh approach to modern drumming has enabled him to play with many of the world’s great jazz musicians. He is interested in a multitude of musical directions and prioritizes sincerity.

TACTICAL MAYBE 

Tom Blancarte – bass

Nana Pi Aabo-Kim – saxophone

Louise D.E. Jensen – saxophone

Halym Aabo-Kim – drums & euphonium

$15 





Assembly #16 curated by Lester St. Louis & Luke Stewart

doors 7pm 

full dinner menu available 

seating is first-come, first-served 

performing live in the back room 

Music Research Strategies + andrea haenggi + Luke Stewart 

drums + movement + bass

WINDSCOUR 

Joe Moffett – trumpet

Zach Rowden – electronics

image by Peter Gannushkin / Downtownmusic.net

Jessie Cox 

expanded percussion

$20 at the door (cash/Venmo, no advance tickets) 


Almog Sharvit’s Coralition / Noah Rott Electric Quartet

March 1, 2024

doors 7pm music 8pm

full dinner menu available

seating is first come-first served

ALMOG SHARVIT’S CORALITION

Almog Sharvit is an “irrepressibly mischievous and highly skilled” (The Big Takeover) bassist and composer who is never content to stay too long in one mode. His debut album Get Up or Cry has been called a “startlingly imaginative record” and “a masterpiece of syncopated sound” (Bass Magazine, Goldmine Magazine). In addition to his own project, Almog can be heard playing with his collective trio KADAWA, Sunny Jain’s Wild Wild East, The NYChillharmonic, Forager, Julia Easterlin, Ashni, Ambrose Getz, Ella Mar and many more.  Website

NOAH ROTT’S ELECTRIC QUARTET

Noah Rott is a Brooklyn-based pianist and electronic artist who fuses modern jazz with electronic soundscapes. Originally hailing from Germany, Noah Rott migrated to New York City in 2017, where he swiftly carved out a niche for himself as a dynamic force within the city’s jazz scene. As part of a new generation of jazz innovators, Noah’s virtuosic and versatile use of analog synthesizers and sound effects paired with his picturesque approach to the acoustic piano have garnered attention and acclaim. He is currently leading a new quartet with the vision of creating an innovative sonic blend of acoustic elements and electronic sounds. His band features some of New York’s most unique musical minds, such as Alfredo Colon on saxophone, electric wind instrument, and effects; Mathias Jensen on upright bass; and Kobi Abcede on drums. After releasing his debut album Rewind in 2021, he is projected to release his second album as a bandleader in early 2025. Website
$15 at the door (cash/Venmo, no advance tickets)

Minnie Jordan Quartet

doors 7pm music 8pm

full dinner menu available

seating is first come-first served

performing live in the back room

MINNIE JORDAN QUARTET

Minnie Jordan is a violinist hailing from Texas and living in Brooklyn. Her compositions draw inspiration from jazz tradition, but are also informed by the distinctive flavor of Texan roots music, as well as diverse non-musical sources such as bird songs and the occasional printer or leaking faucet. Her sound has been described as “elegant & cinematic,” “not undramatic,” and “lowkey prog rock vibes but jazz fiddle.”

featuring

Eliza Salem – drums

Evan Mainkeyboard

Charlie Lincoln – bass

+ special guest LILY TALMERS

“Lily’s sound is rooted in the 60’s folk revival, but includes broader fascinations, like the influence of Greece, Portugal and the European classical music canon all subtly swirl around in her melodies. She strives to to engage with “folk music” as it is most loosely defined: ‘the music of the people.'”

 


Isaiah Collier & The Chosen Few

February 16, 2024

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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.

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