Established in 1905, Greenwich House Music has long been a focal point of the downtown arts scene, with pivotal figures from Henry Cowell, Edgar Varèse and John Cage to Meredith Monk, Joan La Barbara
and Morton Subotnick
linked with the institution. Singer-songwriter Steve Earle
and guitarist Jorma Kaukonen
have performed at Greenwich House, and jazz has a history there, too: Varèse
and composer Earle Brown
, collaborating with saxophonist-producer Teo Macero
, hosted an improvisation session in 1957 with a group that included such players as Art Farmer
and Charles Mingus. More recently, the Jazz Composers Collective held important concerts at Greenwich House in the 1990s.
Sound It Out, founded by series curator Bradley Bambarger in June 2012, aims to continue this tradition by hosting musicians from jazz and other venturesome genres, further binding Greenwich House Music with progressive scenes across New York City.
GHMS was named one of the five best jazz venues in New York City for 2013!
Click here to view the 2014 Sound It Out schedule.
Drummer, Dave King, and saxophonist, Chris Speed's, performance from Thursday, July 18. To view more footage, click here.
Past performances in this series include
Jorma Kaukonen Tim Berne Steve Earle and
Tim Berne’s Snakeoil . . . Devin Gray’s Dirigo Rataplan (w/ E. Eskelin, M. Formanek, R. Alessi) . . . Matt Mitchell Trio . . . Surface to Air . . . Big Satan (T. Berne, M. Ducret, T. Rainey). . . Open Loose (M. Helias, T. Malaby, T. Rainey) . . . Dan Tepfer’s “Goldberg Variations / Variations” . . . Sam Newsome & Ethan Iverson . . . Tony Malaby’s Novela with Kris Davis . . . Dan Blake’s “Aquarian Suite” . . . Noah Preminger Group (w/ B. Monder, M. Pavolka, C. Stranahan) . . . Joel Harrison’s String Choir: Music of Paul Motian . . . Michael Attias’s Spun Tree (w/ R. Alessi, M. Mitchell, S. Conly, T. Rainey) . . . Harold O’Neal . . . Sylvie Courvoisier & Mark Feldman . . . NY3 (Anat Cohen, Martin Wind, Matt Wilson) . . . Tim Berne & Kris Davis . . . Darius Jones Quartet . . . Paraphrase (T. Berne, D. Gress, T. Rainey) . . . Russ Lossing . . . Lucian Ban & Tony Malaby . . . Ted Nash’s “The Creep” . . . Ches Smith Quartet (w/ M. Maneri, J. Finlayson, S. Crump) . . . Renku (M. Attias, J. Hebert, S. Takeishi) . . . Ananda Gari w/ Rez Abassi, Tim Berne & Michael Formanek . . . Wadada Leo Smith & Angelica Sanchez . . . Tyshawn Sorey Quartet (w/ M. Kikuchi, T. Neufeld, T. Morgan, plus J. Garchik) . . . Mike Pride's From Bacteria to Boys . . . Curtis Macdonald Quartet w/ David Virelles . . . Frank Kimbrough & Scott Robinson . . . Roni Ben-Hur, Santi Debriano & Duduka Da Fonseca . . .
For more information about Sound It Out, contact Bradley at 917-805-8747 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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