*Shining Wizard*

Shining Wizard at Ortlieb's

*Shining Wizard* at Ortlieb’s Played a set of their music for the crowds at Ortlieb’s in Philadelphia. *Shining Wizard* is a noisy punk rock/free jazz duo from Montreal. According to the band’s facebook page, the duo will play in any venue: A satanist church, A free jazz venue, Some posh university library or a dive… Continue reading *Shining Wizard*

Ben Shirley and the Scrimshaw Ensemble at The Uncertainty Music Series

Scrimshaw Ensemble

July’s uncertainty music series featured Ben Shilrley(guitar) and the Scrimshaw Ensemble: Nathan Bontrager on cello, Adam Matlock on accordion, Anne Rhodes voice, & Carl Testa on bass. The group performed a set of Ben’s original music followed by improvisational sets for duets. The group concluded the night by a piece for quintet written by Ben.… Continue reading Ben Shirley and the Scrimshaw Ensemble at The Uncertainty Music Series

Broadcloth & Prehistoric Horse At John Slade Ely House

Broadcloth trio performed at John Slade Ely House in New Haven, CT last Friday with a set of their improvised music. Broadcloth trio is: Anne Rhodes, vocals Nathan Bontrager, Cello & Adam Matlock, accordion They played 4 pieces of their music Con Ahinco In Stitches Sharpie Suite Folk Song The entire performance may be watched… Continue reading Broadcloth & Prehistoric Horse At John Slade Ely House

From Berlin To Brooklyn: Nils Frahm & Greg Haines in NY

Last Sunday marked the last day in the US tour for Berlin Pianist & composer Nils Frahm. Dumbo, Brooklyn was his last stop where he played a set of his solo piano works accompanied by Greg Haines, the English composer, in Galapagos art space. This was the first US tour for the two composers after… Continue reading From Berlin To Brooklyn: Nils Frahm & Greg Haines in NY