Skout – Live at the Lilypad ≈ July 26th / 7:30pm

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Between where you are and where you’d like to be, there exists a state of hopeful unrest. It’s in that space, that in-between, where Brooklyn-based indie-folker Skout has taken residence.

Skout’s candid lyrics explore the intricacies of navigating this in-between, powerfully depicting the complex relationships  between identity, change, and a search for solid ground. Perhaps most unique to Skout, however, is the intricate, percussive acoustic guitar that has come to define her sound.

Skout’s innate knack for catchy, eclectic songwriting shines in her 2014 debut EP, Again Anew. After touring to support the EP and securing talented guitarist Connor Gladney as a songwriting and performing counterpart later that year, Skout caught the attention of soul-pop powerhouse Eric Hutchinson. He signed on to produce their second EP, set for release summer of 2016. Skout’s sophomore effort maintains an unshakeable acoustic backbone while simultaneously demonstrating the versatility of her songwriting chops. It’s a testament to the undeniable promise of this young indie-folker.

$10 Cover @ the Door / Doors Open @ 7pm

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Noah Preminger Quartet ≈ July 26th / 10pm

Noah Preminger Quartet     Lily Pad
“Mr. Preminger designs a different kind of sound for each note, an individual destiny and story.”
The New York Times

Noah Preminger, just 29, has recorded numerous critically acclaimed albums and is steadily listed as one of the best tenor saxophonists by critics and readers on the annual Downbeat Poll. Two new recordings are expected by early 2016, including an all-ballads date on the French vinyl label, Newvelle Records, and a recording inspired by Delta Mississippi Blues musicians, Dark Was The Night, Cold Was The Ground. 

Born in 1986, Preminger grew up in Canton, Connecticut. Preminger released his debut album, Dry Bridge Road, just after his 21st birthday and was named Debut of the Year in the Village Voice Critics Poll.

Preminger’s second and third albums as a leader came in 2011 and 2013 while signed to the Palmetto Records label. The Boston Globesays Preminger’s music is “… impressive, challenging, and beautiful.” The saxophonist has performed on key stages from the US to Europe and Australia, and has played and/or recorded with the likes of Billy Hart, Dave Holland, John Patitucci, Fred Hersch, Dave Douglas, Rudy Royston, Rob Garcia, Joe Lovano, Victor Lewis, John and Bucky Pizzarelli, Billy Drummond, George Cables, Roscoe Mitchell, and Dr. Eddie Henderson.

Noah Preminger Quartet is…

Noah Preminger, saxophone

Tim Miller, guitar

Simon Willson, bass

Jongkuk Kim, drums

$10 Cover @ the Door / Doors Open @ 10pm

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Neil Leonard Quartet + Branciforte – Solo Fender Rhodes ≈ July 28th / 8pm


Neil Leonard Quartet

Leonard performs a set of new compositions with young luminaries Tregerman, Ridley and Robiou. Fresh from a concert with multi-Grammy winner Terence Blanchard, the ensemble explores the intersection jazz, electronic music and experimental improvisation.

Neil Leonard, saxophones and electronics

Rinat Tregerman, acoustic and electric piano

Max Ridley, bass

Javier Robiou, drums

Branciforte – Solo Fender Rhodes

Composer/multi-instrumentalist Joseph Branciforte debuts new works for Fender Rhodes piano, augmented by looping devices and an array of electronic manipulation, creating a textural music with unique harmonic and formal sensibilities. Branciforte was last heard in Boston as a composer/drummer with his “garage-chamber” ensemble The Cellar and Point (Cuneiform Records). As an composer, improvisor and music curator, Branciforte has become a catalyst for creative music projects in NYC for almost a decade.

Joe Branciforte, Fender Rhodes piano and electronics

$10 Cover @ the Door / Doors Open @ 7:30pm

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Wambura Mitaru – New Beginnings! ≈ July 29th / 8pm


Wambura creates a hybrid sound that combines groovy tunes with catchy lyrics, and wants you to sing along from any corner of the globe! This concert will have you singing, dancing and laughing all at the same time. It is the experience of the New Beginnings that Wambura and her friends are coming to.

$20 Cover @ the Door / Doors Open @ 8pm

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