With another birthday just behind me, I’m feeling good about the future and starting my new year strong. I have two amazing concerts this month and I”ll begin curating a Vocal Series in the city for the first time.
First up…about the gigs! The inspiring and amazing Tyshawn Sorey is curating the Stone in August and I feel fortunate to perform there as part of his month long residency. Tyshawn has programmed a great month of music with folks like Matana Roberts, Vijay Iyer, Okkyung Lee, Craig Taborn and groups such as Fieldwork, BassDrumBone + Tyshawn himself in all sorts of creative configurations. I’ll be hovering around the place myself this month with the fantastic line-up he’s put together. Get all those details here www.thestonenyc.com
On Wednesday, August 12, I’m at the Stone with the Exposed Blues Duo/Tomas Ulrich Meeting of blues and the abstract strings for the 10PM set…then on Tuesday, August 25, a very special concert indeed with Tyshawn Sorey himself and legendary trombonist Roswell Rudd for the 8PM Set! Please come out for these very special performances.
On top of all that, August also kicks off a new vocal series I’ll co-curate (alongside Patricia Nicholson Parker) at the Local 269 called the Evolving Voice Vocal Series. The series, presented by Arts for Arts & RUCMA, will run onTuesdays starting tomorrow August 4, 2009 with spoken word artist Juju Seahorse and KJ Denhert! Look for performances by stupendous vocalists such as Ellen Christie, Jen Shyu, Gina Leishman, Dean Bowman, Leena Conquest, Kyoko Kitamura and more in September and beyond.
How is life and the summer treating you?
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 12 2009
The ExPosed Blues Duo meets Tomas Ulrich
The Exposed Blues Duo adds cello and fire to an already simmering cauldron.
TUESDAY, AUGUST 25 2009
Crash, Braaaww, Thud, Aaaaah
Tyshawn Sorey-drums, piano
Join us for the world-premiere of this special trio!
All happening @ THE STONE
Corner of Second Street and Avenue C
F, V Train to 2nd Avenue
STARTING AUGUST 4, 2009
**The Evolving Voice Vocal Series **
Presented by: Arts for Arts and RUCMA
6:30 – 9:00PM EVERY TUESDAY
$10 Cover per Set
THE LOCAL 269
269 E. Houston Street (corner of Suffolk Street)
Fun and funky bar atmosphere with great drinks and a hip vibe.
F, V to 2nd Avenue