Quartets Without Borders

Shayna Dulberger, Julius Masri, Keir Neuringer and Simone Weissenfels

Fire Museum presents: Simone Weissenfels, piano (Leipzig, Germany) Shayna Dulberger, bass (NYC) Julius Masri, drums (Philadelphia) Keir Neuringer, reeds and Saxophone (Philadelphia) The quartet performed a set of improvisational music at The Rotunda, Philadelphia.

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

Curt Oren

Curt Oren

drove all the way from Iowa City to West Philly & played a set of his baritone saxophone music accompanied by circular breathing. The result was an unbroken stream of pounding rhythms and fluid melodies. Oren’s music is available on Bandcamp.

Duo = Thollem McDonas + Brian Chase

Duo = Thollem Mcdonas + Brian Chase

Thollem/Chase is the powerhouse, free-wheeling duo of the perpetually-traveling pianist Thollem McDonas and drummer Brian Chase of Yeah Yeah Yeahs and downtown NY improv scene. Their upcoming album: Dub Narcotic Session will hit the stores in May. Please check the homepage of New Atlantis Records for details. Chase is a drummer and composer living in… Continue reading Duo = Thollem McDonas + Brian Chase