Trio: Mette Rasmussen, Devin Hoff and Julius Masri

Mette Rasmussen, Devin Hoff and Julius Masri

Fire Museum & James Wadsworth Strong Present: Mette Rasmussen, Saxophone Devin Hoff, Bass Guitar and Julius Masri, Drums and percussion

Mette Rasmussen

Mette Rasmussen

Mette Rasmussen is a danish saxophone player based in Trondheim, Norway. She works in the field of improvised music, drawing from a wide range of influences. She spans from free jazz to textural soundwork. She works on exploring the natural rawness of her instrument and dives in to experimenting on what the saxophone is capable… Continue reading Mette Rasmussen

Eric Carbonara

Eric Carbonara

Carbonara’s music draws on an array of rich musical styles from Andalusian Roma-Flamenco to Hindustani classical. Over the years he has developed a unique exalted pidgin style of playing that covers a wide emotional terrain from meditative calm to restless unease by combining self-taught, free form classical and flamenco techniques with those learned from formal… Continue reading Eric Carbonara

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

CEREMONIES OUT OF THE AIR: Keir Neuringer

Keir Neuringer

Keir Neuringer is a musician and interdisciplinary artist who is involved in creative arts communities in Poland, Holland, and the US. He has cultivated a personal and intensely physical approach to saxophone improvisation, plays analogue electronics and Farfisa organ, and sings and narrates text. After training as a composer and jazz saxophonist in the US,… Continue reading CEREMONIES OUT OF THE AIR: Keir Neuringer

Devin Hoff

Devin Hoff

Devin Hoff is a Colorado born, Philadelphia based musician and songwriter. His main instruments are the double bass and bass guitar. Hoff has worked in many musical contexts and with a wide array of jazz, free jazz, avant-garde rock, and folk musicians. Some musicians and bands he has worked with include: Nels Cline, Vijay Iyer,… Continue reading Devin Hoff

Aaron Martin

Aaron Martin

Aaron Martin began his musical life at age 11, switching between guitar and drums. At the age of 17, he decided to change paths and learn how to play the cello, which he went on to study in college. While earning his music degree, he began to experiment with recording. After creating several self-released collections… Continue reading Aaron Martin

Tributes & Diatribes: Eric Carbonara

Tributes & Diatribes Eric Carbonara

In March, Philadelphia based guitarist Eric Carbonara released Tributes and Diatribes with harpist Jesse Sparhawk on VHF Records. Told in the form of solo instrumental guitar, Carbonaraʼs lyrical playing offers the listener seven personal autobiographical narratives that play out as carefully shaped thematic song poems. Carbonaraʼs playing draws on an array of rich musical styles… Continue reading Tributes & Diatribes: Eric Carbonara

Fire Museum Presents: Antti Tolvi

Antti Tolvi

Antti Tolvi is a self-taught, multi-talented musician. Born in Panelia on the west coast of Finland, he began making music with his brothers, untutored. From 2000-2001 he studied classical Indian music in Varanasi, and this marked a turning point in his perception of music. On returning to his native Finland, Tolvi became embroiled in Free… Continue reading Fire Museum Presents: Antti Tolvi