Your Guide to National Sawdust's Ferus Festival 2018

/
Before the fifth annual FERUS Festival begins at National Sawdust on Jan. 11, we've asked each participant to tell us, in just a sentence or two, what an audience member might expect to see and hear.

Rolling Out a Better National Sawdust Log

/
In the spirit of starting a New Year fresh, we're implementing a few small but meaningful changes on National Sawdust Log… and we're looking for new contributors.

Best of 2017: Noteworthy Recordings

/
National Sawdust Log editor Steve Smith celebrates the most noteworthy new recordings and archival releases of 2017.

Best of 2017: 10 Memorable Musical Events

/
National Sawdust Log editor Steve Smith celebrates the 10 most memorable concerts in and around New York City in 2017.

Best of 2017: National Sawdust Highlights

/
National Sawdust Log editor Steve Smith singles out noteworthy performances and recordings produced and presented by National Sawdust in 2017.

Announcing the 2018 NYC Winter Jazzfest Marathon Lineup

/
National Sawdust Log exclusively announces the hotly anticipated initial lineup for the 2018 NYC Winter Jazzfest Marathon, scheduled for January 12 and 13, 2018.

National Sawdust Announces Season 3: Origins

/
National Sawdust (NS), the unparalleled artist-led incubator in Brooklyn’s Williamsburg neighborhood, has announced the theme of its third season: Origins. Bringing its progressive values to the forefront, the non-profit assembles an extraordinary lineup of multicultural curators from six continents, whose programming celebrates diversity in culture through diversity in music.

At Bandcamp, a musical model for social activism.

/
On August 4, the digital music retailer Bandcamp has responded to the Trump administration's tweeted declaration of discrimination against transgender troops serving in the military, pledging all profits raised from midnight to midnight, Pacific Standard Time, to the Transgender Law Center.

Amanda Gookin: The Art of Revolution

/
Springtime is nearly upon us – some days lately have felt like it's already here, plus ça climate change – and with the new season's arrival comes a fresh programmatic thrust at National Sawdust: Spring Revolution, a festival that focuses this year on female empowerment and discourse. The series gets off to a strong start on Wednesday, March 1, with a performance by Amanda Gookin, a cellist, activist, organizer, and founding member of PUBLIQuartet.

Wadada Leo Smith's new festival in New Haven.

/
Wadada Leo Smith, the venerable trumpeter, composer, improviser, and bandleader who recently performed at National Sawdust alongside pianist Vijay Iyer, has just announced a new two-day celebration built around some of his most ambitious and profound works. The inaugural CREATE Festival is scheduled to take place on April 8 and 9, 2017, at Firehouse 12 in New Haven, CT.