Music: Oscar Noriega, Chris Speed, Michael Hearst, Ori Oren, Tarana, Avram Fefer, Tim Keiper
December 15 – 8pm
Multi-instrumentalist and composer Oscar Noriega has worked with Lee Konitz, Anthony Braxton, Gerry Hemingway, Dewey Redman, and Paul Motian. He is currently performing with Tim Berne’s Snake Oil.Endangered Blood (Chris Speed,Jim Black,Trevor Dunn) and co-leads the Mexico inspired BANDA De Los Muertos.
Chris Speed is a composer.caranetist and saxophonist living in Brooklyn, NY his bands past and present include Human Feel,yeah No,Trio Iffy,Pachora,TheClarinets,Endangerd Blood, and most recently his trio with Dave King and Chris Tordini.
December 15 – 9pm
Quirky composer and multi-instrumentalist Michael Hearst, along with Allyssa Lamb and Brian Drye, perform works from Hearst’s catalog, which includes Songs For Unusual Creatures, Songs For Ice Cream Trucks, and One Ring Zero. Expect odd-ball instruments including theremin, claviola, and stylophone.
December 16 – 7pm
December 16 – 8pm
Tarana is legendary Ravish Momin’s band. His unique ‘world-percussion’ approach has led him to also work as a sideman with a diverse range of musicians. He has toured and recorded with legendary saxophonists Kalaparusha Maurice McIntyre, one of the founding members of the AACM in 1969. He has performed with pop-star Shakira and worked with Hip-Hop artist Alap Momin, among others. He has also received prestigious grants from Meet The Composer, The Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation, US Artists International and Arts International.
An adventurous composer and bandleader, Rick Parker is a 2 time winner of the ASCAP Young Jazz Composer Award and co-leads several ensembles including: an electronica inspired ensemble, Ambient Assault, with keyboardist Sam Barsh; 4Limones, a quartet including saxophonist Tim Berne and Mexican musicians Mark Aanderud and Hernan Hecht; 9 Volt Circustry, a trio with guitarist Eyal Maoz; and also works as a sideman with bands lead by Frank Lacy, Charli Persip, Tim Kuhl, Miki Hirose and Bryan Beninghove.
December 16 – 9pm
The Fefer / Keiper Connection
Avram Fefer tenor sax, bass clarinet
Tim Keiper, Malian Ngoni percussion
Avram Fefer is a musical force to be reckoned with. He has led or co-led bands through ten highly regarded albums, and contributed to many more as a sideman. With a distinctive voice on alto, tenor, and soprano saxophones, as well as Bb and bass clarinet, he brings depth, intelligence, and soulfulness to every situation he’s in. These include performances and recordings of straight-ahead and avant-garde jazz, as well as jazz-funk, West-African, modern orchestral music, and free jazz
Not festival time? Check out the Epistrophy Cafe, live music on Sundays!