Archer Spade Presents Spectrum Ensemble at The Whole Shebang

Archer Spade Presents Spectrum Ensemble at The Whole Shebang

The second installment of the Spectrum Ensemble took place at the Whole Shebang in South Philadelphia. In contrast to the Rotunda performance, smaller groups of musicians performed sets of improvised music, occasionally joining forces in bigger groups and making a bigger sound. The Ensemble features musicians from the core Archer Spade(Dan Blacksberg, Nick Millevoi), Kud… Continue reading Archer Spade Presents Spectrum Ensemble at The Whole Shebang

Archer Spade Presents: Spectrum Ensemble at The Rotunda

Archer Spade Spectrum Ensemble

Featuring 24 of Philadelphia’s Outest Musicians, the brainchild of Dan Blacksberg and Nick Millevoi played a series of Sunday Matinee concerts in and around The City Of Brotherly Love. The ensemble featured musicians from the core Archer Spade(Dan Blacksberg, Nick Millevoi), Kud (Jesse Kudler), Van Sutra (Julius Masri and George Draguns), Sirius JuJu, Bender /… Continue reading Archer Spade Presents: Spectrum Ensemble at The Rotunda

Solarists: Haitian Rail

Haitian Rail: Solarists

Avant-garde super-group Haitian Rail released Solarists, their second full-length album, on New Atlantis Reocrds. Solarists brashly charts the common spaces between creative noise rock and the jazz avant-garde, while shattering the restrictive barriers between them. Formerly dubbed Ricart/Millevoi Quartet, the new lineup features: Nick Millevoi,  Guitar Edward Ricart, Bass Dan Blacksberg, Trombone and Kevin Shea,… Continue reading Solarists: Haitian Rail

Perilous Architecture: Dan Blacksberg Trio

Perilous Architecture - Dan Blacksberg Trio

Ars Nova Workshop, in partnership with the Archer Spade Performance Series presented the record release show for Perilous Architecture: Dan Blacksberg Trio’s latest brain child. Dan Blacksberg, Trombone Matt Engle, Bass Mike Szekely, Drums In the Dan Blacksberg Trio, the innovative and genre-defying trombonist brings an expansive and creative new vision to the cutting-edge jazz… Continue reading Perilous Architecture: Dan Blacksberg Trio

Fire Museum Presents: Nick Millevoi’s Bug Out! Quintet

Fire Museum Presents Nick Millevoi's Bug Out Quintet

The Nick Millevoi of Many Arms, Deveykus, The Archer Spade Music Series and many more musical projects debuted his latest and greatest brainchild: The Nick Millevoi Bug Out! Quintet. Explorers of free improv jazz, the Quintet is: Nick Millevoi, guitar Dan Blacksberg, trombone Julius Masri, circuit bent electronics Pete McRae, bass Ricardo Lagomasino, drum

Invocation

Dan Blacksberg's Invocation at The Little Shul

Philadelphia trombonist and composer Dan Blacksberg is rapidly establishing himself as one of the city’s premiere musicians, renowned as one of the leading trombonists in the world of klezmer. Dan is making a name for himself across many genres in Philadelphia and beyond. For his opening performance for Bop Kaballah at The Little Shul, he… Continue reading Invocation

When The Trombone Speaks: Dan Blacksberg (the sequel)

When The Trombone Speaks, Dan Blacksberg (The Sequel)

“A virtuosic technician with abundant creativity and a drive to engage disparate and unlikely scenarios….” All About Jazz New York The following YouTube playlist includes Dan’s solo performances

When The Trombone Speaks: Dan Blacksberg

When The Trombone Speaks: Dan Blacksberg

Local legend Dan Blacksberg is rapidly emerging as a new leading voice on the trombone. With musical activity that spans avant-garde jazz, modern classical music, improvised music and klezmer, Dan brings a burly, rough-edged sound intended to push at the technical and textural extremes of his instrument. Based in Philadelphia, Dan leads a variety of groups, such… Continue reading When The Trombone Speaks: Dan Blacksberg

Trio = Erik Ruin + Archer Spade(Nick Millevoi & Dan Blacksberg)

Trio = Erik Ruin + Archer Spade(Nick Millevoi & Dan Blacksberg)

Archer Spade and Erik Ruin weaved sight and sound in a collective improvisation using Electric and Acoustic guitar, trombone, and tapes; providing the soundtrack for layered images of disaster – both elemental forces gone awry, and societal breakdown- that splintered and shook into abstract form and color as Ruin manipulated piles of paper cuts and… Continue reading Trio = Erik Ruin + Archer Spade(Nick Millevoi & Dan Blacksberg)

Franz Hautzinger, Isabelle Duthoit, Gene Coleman and Archer Spade

Franz Hautzinger, Isabelle Duthoit, Gene Coleman & 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