7:15pm to 8:30pm One set of original music
$5 with student ID
Grand Fatilla is made up of electric mandolinist Matt Glover, accordionist Roberto Cassan, bassist Mike Rivard (Club d’Elf) & percussionist and singer Fabio Pirozzolo. Together they explore their mutual love for folk music from all over the world, especially the styles born out of the gypsy diaspora, delighting audiences with their passionate take on Modern Global Music. Like an iPod on shuffle the group jumps from Argentine Tangos to Italian Tarantellas… from Turkish sacred Sufi songs to Irish reels, Moroccan trance to Bulgarian dance music, all performed with an emphasis on improvisational group interplay and playful spontaneity.
Yani Batteau is the “REAL DEAL” said “The Boston Globe”.
Her rustic voice carries no pretense as she play’s her banjo, claw hammer style, singing vintage country, trad. folk and original tunes. Her unique arrangements of classic songs is definately her own.
She is creating a new tradition and brings it to a new level of listening.
She will be supported by “The Styles” – Marty White on bass, Steve Sidley on guitar.
With a few special guests.
Saturday, January 4, 2014
7:00PM – 8PM
Cover – $10.00
Matt Holman, trumpet/compositions
Jeremy Udden, saxophone/compositions
Jarrett Cherner, piano/compositions
Martin Nevin, bass/compositions
Ziv Ravitz, drums/compositions
In a Jazz scene ruled by the individual, the star, the featured soloist or lead composer, Sketches distinguishes itself as a band that truly utilizes the broad talents of each member. This Brooklyn-based quintet of highly accomplished composer/improvisers is built around a unique and profoundly simple idea: truly collaborative composition. The process is straightforward. Before rehearsal each member shares a sketch from his notebook (e.g. any musical fragment, a collection of fragments, an incomplete tune) and another member uses that as the basis for a new composition. The band then rehearses and develops the piece further, making each musical choice together in a completely democratic way. Inherent in each piece is the challenge of blending two distinct musical personalities, yet with an ensemble of strong composers and sensitive performers, the results have been as engaging as they are unpredictable.
is SKETCHES’ first release after working on this concept for over a year – writing, rehearsing, and performing in New York’s Small’s Jazz Club and Douglass Street Music Collective – until a cohesive set of material was ready to record.
Though the band’s premise is simple, their dedication to high artistic standards make for a time- consuming process – not to mention the virtuosic logistics required to coordinate the schedules of five of the busiest musicians in Brooklyn. Each member is also a bandleader and busy sideman in his own right, with collective credits including Lee Konitz, Joe Lovano, Darcy James Argue’s Secret Society, Fred Hersch, Steve Lacy, John Hollenbeck, George Garzone, Aaron Goldberg, Aaron Parks, & Esperanza Spalding, among countless others. They have also garnered multiple accolades from the ASCAP Young Jazz Composer Awards, the BMI Foundation’s Charlie Parker Jazz Composition Prize/Manny Albam Commission, as well as both national and international performance competitions.