Disfigured Rivers – an improvised & experimental music showcase based in Berlin – is coming to NYC for a unique one-night event with an exceptional lineup. The series is a meeting place for artists from locations & cultural backgrounds to collaborate in the formation of a decentralized and more dynamic music scene.
Nate Wooley / Melvin Bauer / Todd Neufeld
Nate Wooley (b.1974) was born in Clatskanie, Oregon and began playing trumpet professionally with his father, a big band saxophonist, at the age of 13. He made his debut as soloist with the New York Philharmonic at the opening series of their 2019 season. Considered one of the leading lights of the American movement to redefine the physical boundaries of the horn, Wooley has been gathering international acclaim for his idiosyncratic trumpet language.
Todd Neufeld is an electric and acoustic guitarist, born August 5th, 1981 in Huntington, NY. He has performed and/or recorded as a member of the Lee Konitz Quartet, Masabumi Kikuchi’s TPT Trio, Tyshawn Sorey’s Koan, Oblique and other ensembles, Gerald Cleaver’s NiMbNl, Dan Weiss Group, Tony Malaby Group, Samuel Blaser Quartet, Michael Adkins Quintet, Aaron Parks Quintet, Richie Barshay’s RB3, Alexandra Grimal Quartet, Thomas Morgan Quartet, Rema Hasumi’s UTAZATA band, Flin VanHemmen trio, Sergio Krakowski Trio, Vitor Goncavles quartet, Raphael Malfliet Trio and many others. He has performed at various venues, concert halls and festivals across New York, the United States, Canada, Europe and Japan.
Camila N / Kenneth Jimenez / Killick Hinds / Yoon Sun Choi
Kenneth Jimenez is a bassist, composer and photographer originally from Costa Rica & currently based in New York City. He’s performed with artists like Francisco Mela, Michael Attias, Tony Malaby, Gerald Cleaver, Joe Morris, Tom Rainey, Angelica Sanchez, Harry Sjostrom, Ingrid Laubrock, Satoshi Takeishi, Hery Paz, Christopher Hoffman, Marta Sanchez, and others. He was a part of the 2017 Betty Carter Jazz Ahead Program at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, under the direction of renowned pianist Jason Moran. He has performed at important venues nationally and internationally. Some of those include the Millenium Stage at the Kennedy Center in Washington DC, The Jazz Gallery, Bar Lunatico, Bar Next Door and Barbes in New York City, the Olympia Theater in Miami and the National Theatre in San Jose, Costa Rica, among others. “Sonnet to Silence” is the name of his quartet project. It features Hery Paz, Angelica Sanchez and Gerald Cleaver. Their debut album is set to be released in November 2023 via Finnish label WeJazz Records.
Yoon Sun Choi has spent more than two decades capturing listeners with her uncompromising, freewheeling and beautiful style and the breadth of her musical vision. A Korean-Canadian improvising vocalist and pianist, Choi has been based in New York City since 2000. Her main musical projects are with her longtime collaborative duo with pianist Jacob Sacks, her solo voice/piano work. Choi has performed and collaborated with renown artists such as Jane Ira Bloom, Samir Chatterjee, Steve Coleman, Mark Dresser, Mark Elias, Gerry Hemmingway, Darius Jones, D.D. Jackson, Oliver Lake, Mat Maneri, Ben Monder, the Tri-Centric Orchestra, Sarah Weaver, Kenny Werner and Kenny Wheeler. She has performed in some of the finest concert houses and music venues including The Blue Note, Birdland, The Stone, Roulette, The River Theater, Roy Thompson Hall and Carnegie Hall.Choi received a BMus in classical piano and composition at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario and a BMus in voice and jazz performance at the University of Toronto. She studied voice with Thomas Schilling and piano with the late Sofia Rosoff.
Killick Hinds of Athens, Georgia, US plays unusual stringed instruments in a style he calls Appalachian Trance Metal, with an emphasis on intuitive intonation, unquantifiable rhythms and shamanistic ROYGBIV. He appears on over 350 albums and has worked with countless amazing souls.
Joanna Mattrey is an NYC violist and composer active in both the new music and free improvisation communities who’s playing often incorporates textural gestures, preparations, and electronic alterations. She is searching for moments of ceremony and ritual in a modern soundscape.