Jazz events


Nels Cline and Julian Lage

October 20, 2017 - 7:00pm Beyond Wilco, Cline performs in a duo project with jazz guitar prodigy Julian Lage in addition to a quartet The Nels Cline Four (that includes Lage plus bassist Scott Colley and drummer Tom Rainey).

Stone Commissioning Series: Brian Marsella

Oct 25, 2017 - 7:00pm Gatos do Sul features premieres of compositions by Brian Marsella inspired by classical, jazz, and folkloric Brazilian music. Influenced by composers from Ernesto Lazareth, Heitor Villa-Lobos and Pixinguinha to Baden Powell and Egberto Gismonti, Marsella combines samba, bossa-nova, choro and more and turns it all on its ear.

David Krakauer's Ancestral Groove

Nov 2, 2017 - 7:00pm For over two decades, world-renowned clarinetist David Krakauer has been reinventing and remixing the Jewish music of his ancestry with the sensibility of a contemporary musician strongly informed by funk, jazz and hip-hop.

The Stone Commissioning Series: Jad Atoui

Nov 29, 2017 - 7:00pm Besides formal musical language and practices, the usage of biological data and behavior analysis as tools to compose, allows not only human beings but also lower life forms, such as plants, to be sonically expressive. In 2015, electronic musician Jad Atoui joined molecular biologist Ivan Marazzi and together, they conceived “Biosonics”, which bestowed plants with the ability to generate compositions performed by musicians on stage in order to monitor biological response and translate it into a performance experience.

Nels Cline - Larry Ochs - Gerald Cleaver

Dec 13, 2017 - 7:00pm Within the universe of sound lies the interstellar sound-space called improvised music. And from within this interstellar space comes the interplanetary space where the sonic energies of Cleaver, Cline and Ochs mind-meld for each unique concert by these three unpredictable music-makers. The National Sawdust concert marks the end of a six-city tour. Expect the music to be focused and energized. Know that these sound explorers - veterans of decades of improvised music - will be doing their utmost to raise the bandstand, and you with it.

John Zorn Presents: The Stone Commissioning Series: Vicky Chow

December 27, 2017 - 7:00pm A fabulous concert of music for piano trio featuring the incredible Vicky Chow performing exactly notated virtuosic piano music that pushes the envelope of what is possible with a piano, accompanied by the dynamic improvising rhythm section of longtime Zorn associates Shanir Blumenkranz and the exhilarating percussionist Tyshawn Sorey.

Claire Tancons Presents: Jacques Schwarz-Bart

Jan. 25, 2018 - 7:00pm Jacques Schwarz-Bart has been at the center of several musical revolutions: neo soul next to D’angelo and Erika Badu, New Jazz as a founding member of Roy Hargrove RH Factor. He outright created two surging new styles: Gwoka Jazz, and Voodoo jazz, reuniting jazz music with its Afro-Caribbean and spiritual origins. Jacques’ impressionistic writing, powerful tone, and wide-ranging language – both lyrical and angular – have fueled a growing presence on the world stage.

David Krakauer Presents: On Pitom

April 10, 2018 - 7:00pm Avante-garde rock meets the Jewish tradition in Pitom, a shredding instrumental band led by guitarist Yoshie Fruchter.