Thursday, April 19, 2007

Peter Kenagy/Carmen Staaf Duo 4/30 8:30pm

We will have a superb duo perform on Monday, April 30th:

Peter Kenagy - trumpet
Carmen Staaf - piano

@ Fraternal Order of Eagles Lodge
15 Dana Ave, Hyde Park
$7 suggested donation.

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

A73M1 -- 4/16

Next Monday, 4/16, we will have a group calling itself A73M1.
They will perform compositions by Earle Brown, Christian Wolff, and tributes to Steve Reich, John Cage, and others. The group is coached by Katarina Miljkovic.

@ Fraternal Order of Eagles Lodge
15 Dana Ave, Hyde Park
Donation suggested.

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Photos from the 2nd Monday Concert, 4/9

The Know Trio, with Jorrit Dijkstra on lyricon.

Anthony Coleman's Retake Iowa, performing "I Diet on Cod."
Special thanks to Ted Reichman for sitting in at the last minute:

Was in the middle of making dinner last night when I got called to do an emergency substitution in Coleman's student ensemble down in Hyde Park. The last time something like this happened, I was making a mango salsa or something and the phone rang with Steven Bernstein looking for a sub for his banjo player. Right there I should have known I was in trouble. An hour or two later, I ended up onstage at tonic with Bernstein telling the audience he had pulled me out of a threesome with Winona Ryder and Arnold Schwarzenegger or some such BS. Julie was not amused, and I swore I was not making that mistake again.

But in the end, I could not say no to Coleman, and there I was, back at the Eagles hall, sight reading his new piece "I Diet on Cod" with his hopped-up students. More fun than the MTO.

Chris Veilleux and Dana Jessen.

From L to R: Ima Jonsdottir, Dan Shaud, Dana Jessen, Matt Plummer, Chris Veilleux, Joe Moffet, Gary Fieldman (on piano) and Jorrit Dijkstra, concluding the evening with a group improvisation.

Wednesday, April 4, 2007

2nd Monday Concert -> 4/9 8:30pm

Here is the line-up for our next 2nd Monday Concert, April 9th:

-Anthony Coleman's Retake Iowa
with Ashley Paul - saxophone, Corey Pesaturo - accordion, Ben Davis - bass, Matt Plummer - trombone, Jameson Swanagon - guitar, Dana Jessen - bassoon, Chris Veilleux - saxophone, Chris McDonald - piano, and Eli Kessler - drums

performing a new composition Anthony has written for this ensemble entitled "I Diet On Cod."

- Know Trio
with Gary Fieldman - percussion, Ima Jonsdottir - violin, Dan Shaud - horn, and special guest Jorrit Dijkstra - alto saxophone and lyricon.

- Jerry Sabatini
solo trumpet improvisations

- Chris Veilleux/Dana Jessen Duo
saxophone/basson duos

@ the Fraternal Order of Eagles Lodge
15 Dana Ave, Hyde Park
Doors - 8pm, Music - 8:30pm
Donation suggested.

Next week, 4/16:
A73M1 performs compositions by Christian Wolff, Earle Brown, and tributes to Steve Reich and John Cage.

Photos from the Forbes Graham Concert

Thanks to all who attended, and special thanks to John Pham for the photos.

UPDATE: Forbes posts some thoughts on this performance here.