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 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.


55 Bar

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

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:

Infrequent Seams w/Dom Minasi – July 2, 2009

Dear Friends,

Tonight, guitar great Dom Minasi and myself will perform together for the first time as part of James Ilgenfritz’ Infrequent Seams Series! Come down to Brooklyn and have some happening Senegelese food and enjoy the music with us at Le Grand Dakar. Music starts @8PM.

The Infrequent Seams Series @ Le Grand Dakar
THURSDAY, July 2 2009

FV – voice
Dom Minasi – guitar

Exploring voice, guitar and standards

Le Grand Dakar
285 Grand Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11238
G Train to Classon Avenue


The Fay Victor Ensemble
WEDNESDAY July 15, 2009

Anders Nilsson-guitar
Ken Filiano-bass
Michael TA Thompson-drums

@ The Stone

10PM Set
One Set Only