From The Hat Duo = Henrik Munkeby Nørstebø + Jesse Kenas-Collins

Spending the past couple of years playing in improvised groups around Boston, Jesse Kenas-Collins has come to value both the sonic and social importance of such work. Improvising with others functions both as art and on some level as a form of group therapy. Exploring improvisation as a soloist is an even more fragile experience and one that Jesse has kept relatively private, focusing his solo efforts towards recordings and a handful of public performances. The opportunity to perform as a soloist here is quite a joy.

Henrik Munkeby Nørstebø (born 1986 in Trondheim, Norway) is a trombonist working mostly within contemporary fields of music. Educated in improvised music and jazz from the music academies in Gothenburg (BA) and Oslo (MA), he is now based in the Norwegian capital.

XFest

Open Field Initiative and 119 Gallery present XFest 2016, a festival of improvised music, visuals and movement.

 

 

 

The Abraham Burton Quartet at Smalls Jazz Club

The quartet is:

Abraham Burton, Tenor Sax

David Bryant, Piano

Dezron Douglas, Bass

Eric McPherson, Drums

Twins of El Dorado

Twins of El Dorado is a modern art song ensemble featuring vocalist Kristin Slipp and trumpeter Joe Moffett.

By turns playful, ritualistic, and downright bizarre, the duo performs original texts and music, and also explores the works of others, from medieval choral music to pieces by saxophonist Steve Lacy.

 

Ben Holmes & Patrick Farrell at The Little Shul

Ben Holmes & Patrick Farrell are a one-of-a-kind trumpet and accordion duo whose performances find the common thread in klezmer, original concert music, and improvisation, interpretations of Romantic-era composers, pop music and more.

Accordionist Patrick Farrell (Yo-Yo Ma, Frank London, Yiddish Art Trio) and trumpeter Ben Holmes (Slavic Soul Party!, Ben Holmes Quartet, Brooklyn Qawwali Party) bring together a unique array of experiences to present a truly original program of music ranging from the 19th-21st Century and beyond.

Franz Hautzinger, Isabelle Duthoit, Gene Coleman and Archer Spade

This set included:

Franz Hautzinger on Trumpet

Isabelle Duthoit on Clarinet

Gene Coleman on Bass Clarinet

Nick Millevoi on Electric Guitar

and

Dan Blacksberg on Trombone

Isabel Duthoit and Franz Hautzinger

Trumpeter Franz Hautzinger and vocalist Isabel Duthoit improvised a set of their music for the crowds of Archer Spade Performance Series at the Slought Foundation in Philadelphia, PA.

Frank London and Guy Barash

performed a set of their trumpet and live electronics music for the crowds of Archer Spade Performance Series at Studio 34 in Philadelphia, PA.

 

Frank London and Guy Barash at Studio 34 in Philadelphia, PA

Chris Forsyth and Nate Wooley

Chris Forsyth and Nate Wooley at Studio 34

Chris Forsyth and Nate Wooley performed the feature set at Archer Spade’s Studio 34 in Philadelphia, PA.

Chris Forsyth and Nate Wooley performed the feature set at Archer Spade’s Studio 34 in Philadelphia, PA.

The duo managed to traverse many sonic lands, from the hypnotic guitar to the conversational trumpet(combined in convention-bending ways). Words cannot really give justice to the music. Here is to another performance by the duo.