Gig this week and early next week!

IMGP1750Dear Friends,

Is all well with you?  I certainly hope so!  Things are great in my neck of the woods and I wanted to remind you of a couple  gigs coming up in the next week.  First up, a hit at one of my FAVE places to play in New York City and doing a program of the blues with frightening fringes for Halloween…BOO!

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 29, 2009

The ExPosed Blues Duo meets Tomas Ulrich
for Halloween Scary Tales

FV -voice
Anders Nilsson-guitar
with Tomas Ulrich-cello
55Bar
www.55bar.com

55 Christopher Street
New York, NY 10014
7:00-9:00PM/Early Set
No Cover, 1 drink minimum

Then in November, I perform a set on the Evolving Voice Vocal Series for the first time! Performing a first time duo with bassist Adam Lane.  We’ll hit the 6:30 set but stick around for Ingrid Sertso’s Group at 8:00PM.  Info is below.

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 2009

The Evolving Voice Vocal Series:
undetermined. destination.

FV-voice
Adam Lane-bass
6:30PM

@ 8:00PM
The Ingrid Sertso Group

The Local 269
269 E. Houston Street
F/V to Second Avenue
http://rucma.org
http://myspace.com/rucmanyc

Updates, gigs and podcasts – Oh My!

FVE @ Roulette - October 1, 2009Dear Friends…

I’m writing from somewhat sunny Puerto Rico…here for a week to chill-ax and regroup after a hearty small run for the release of The FreeSong Suite in New York and Philly! We had great listening audiences and there has been so much love shown for the project along the way.  I want to send a big THANK YOU to all that came out, checked out the music and gave invaluable feedback which I LOVE.  Seems that I may be on to something here! Speaking of The FreeSong Suite, the reviews are starting to come in and on Monday, October 12th (Columbus Day) I am honored to be part of an esteemed list of guests on Jason Crane’s The Jazz Session. Jason has been an incredibly vocal advocate of the The FreeSong Suite and has already decided that its “easily on his top-10 list for 2009.”  Please checkout his site, if you don’t know it already, at www.thejazzsession.com. He’s also included The FreeSong Suite as one of five albums he’d give to a new listener of jazz…http://popdose.com/jazz-dont-hurt-five-recent-cds-for-new-listeners.  Also check out the entire conversation online at NPRJazz

The reviews are starting to roll in for The FreeSong Suite! Please check out the DISCOGRAPHY page to read more…

Finally the second half of October finds me leaving The FreeSong Suite repertoire for a couple stabs at the blues and an appearance with the poems of Golda Solomon on the Evolving Voice Vocal Series at the Local 269 (more on that soon…looking forward to sharing an update of the series in September).  Come out for the fun…

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 13, 2009

The Evolving Voice Vocal Series at the Local 269

Golda Solomon’s JazzHag Tour 2009/2010
Golda Solomon-words
Christopher Dean Sullivan – Bass
Michael TA Thompson – Drums
Joe Giardullo- Reeds
Fay Victor-vocals

@The Local 269

269 E. Houston Street @ Suffolk Street
F/V Train to 2nd Avenue

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2009
Anders Nilsson and I join forces to chant and channel the blues with free improvisation. What will happen? Who can tell?  Come be a witness.

The ExPosed Blues Duo
FV-voice
Anders Nilsson-guitar
Barbes
8:00pm – One Set Only
$8 Cover 376 9th St. (corner of 6th Ave.)
Brooklyn, NY 11217 F Train to 7th Avenue
Barbes

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 29, 2009

Cellist Tomas Ulrich joined Anders and I at the Stone in August and it was a wailing, fiery night…we’ll add some fright for the Halloween festivities. You won’t wanna miss this…

The ExPosed Blues Duo meets Tomas Ulrich
for Halloween Scary Tales
FV -voice
Anders Nilsson-guitar
with Tomas Ulrich-cello
55Bar
55 Christopher Street
NY, NY
www.55bar.com

7:00-9:00PM/Early Set
No Cover, 1 drink minimum

I hope to see to see you out and I hope all is well with you in your world.  Let’s meet sometime soon on the musical tip…

The Dia:Beacon, an Interview and the 55Bar!

Dear Friends,

This has been a hectic week!  This past Tuesday, The FreeSong Suite,  my latest release as a leader and the second for the Fay Victor Ensemble was let out in the world and Thursday I performed a through-composed piece, “Stuyvesant Reluctant” (Music: jochem van Dijk/libretto: Gerhardus van Wilgen) with three of my favorite musicians: Kyoko Kitamura,  Yoon Sun Choi (voices) and Tomas Ulrich (cello).  The piece paints snippets of  the Dutch heritage of Stuyvesant  and how that informed his life on American soil by three decidedly non-dutch immigrant vocalists.  This “pocket oratorio” was beautiful work for three voices plus we had the space of one of the most magnificent in the Dia:Beacon use as our backdrop: the Chamberlain Room. The experience was tougher than we thought as we sung acoustically but still glorious after all.

and on Friday I’ll be interviewed by Jason Crane of AllAboutJazz.com The Jazz Sessions, a popular podcast on the web! Learn more here and stay tuned to when it will air.  I’ll keep you posted.

And on Monday, my good friend and the wonderful tenor player Oleg Kireyev will be in New York and performing with me at the 55 Bar! This will be a fun gig performing standards and some free fare with Dom Minasi on guitar and Hill Greene on bass.  We’re on the Early Set.

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 2009

55 Bar
www.55bar.org

7:00-9:00PM/Early Set
No cover, 1 drink minimum
Twisted Standards and Free Explorations

FV-voice
Hilliard Greene – double bass
Dom Minasi – guitar
with special guest Oleg Kireyev – tenor & soprano sax

and on Thursday, October 1st please join the Fay Victor Ensemble at Roulette for the CD Presentation of the FreeSong Suite…more on that in a minute!

More info on the gentlemen:
kireyv.ru
domminasi.net
home.earthlink.net/~hilliardg

Upcoming Performances

A couple performances coming up…one historical and one nice and local but with an added foreign flavor.  I’ve also added a few early reviews of The FreeSong Suite which comes out next week Tuesday!   And our CD release is on October 1st at Roulette…(www.roulette.org)

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2009

The DIA:BEACON

http://www.diabeacon.org
A site specific work at the DIA:BEACON
“Stuyvesant Reluctant”
Pocket Oratorio for 3 voices and cello
Kyoko Kitamura
Yoon Sun Choi
Fay Victor
Tomas Ulrich

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 2009

55 Bar
www.55bar.org

7:00-9:00PM/Early Set
No cover, 1 drink minimum
Twisted Standards and Free Explorations

FV-voice
Hilliard Greene – double bass
Dom Minasi – guitar
with special guest Oleg Kireyev – tenor & soprano sax

Save the date and please join us on…

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2009

Fay Victor Ensemble CD Release “The FreeSong Suite”
Roulette 20 Greene Street (between Canal and Grand Streets)
NY, NY
Reservations/Tickets: 212.219.8242
Admission: $15 Harvestworks & DTW members, Students, Under 30 & Seniors: $10
Roulette members / Location One members: FREE. www.roulette.org