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Kenneth Jimenez’s ‘verolís’

January 15, 2024

7pm doors 8pm music, full dinner menu available, seating is first come first-served

performing live in the back room 

verolís

photo by Jose M. Alconchel

photo by Lynn Morgan

photo by Peter Gannushkin / downtownmusic.net

is a new project led by composer and bassist, Kenneth Jiménez, and also features Ingrid Laubrock on tenor saxophone and Christopher Hoffman (cello). The trio moves between written music and improvisation, allowing them to explore a wide range of textures and sounds to create shape and form throughout their set. The band takes its name after the flower of the sugar cane plant that blooms during harvesting season. Jiménez draws inspiration from these images that inhabit his earliest memories to put together this band and create this music.

Moritz/Ali/Coast

photo by azumi oe

Jonathan Moritz, Sean Ali, and Carlo Costa have been playing together since 2013 in a variety of ensembles. Since 2017 the three have been performing as a collective trio and over time have honed a distinctive band sound. One of the primary pursuits of the band is to inhabit and explore the acoustic space they perform in. The trio generally never utilizes any amplification and more often than not performs in DIY spaces that are not meant for concerts. By establishing a fragile yet palpable atmosphere the band activates the space and gradually draws the audience into its pool of sound.

$15 at the door (cash/Venmo, no advance tickets)