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Konceptions Music Series Presents: LONGEST DAY OF THE YEAR & RHOMBAL

Konceptions Music Series Presents: LONGEST DAY OF THE YEAR & RHOMBAL

MARCH 10, 2015 @ 9:00pm

“THE LONGEST DAY OF THE YEAR”

PATRICK BREINER, saxophone

DOUGLAS BRADFORD, guitar + compositions

CHRISTOPHER HOFFMAN, cello

NICK ANDERSON, drums
http://www.douglasbradford.com

 

MARCH 10 @ 10:30pm
STEPHAN CRUMP’S “RHOMBAL”

ELLERY ESKELIN, saxophone

ADAM O’FARRILL, trumpet

STEPHAN CRUMP, bass + compositions

E.J. STRICKLAND, drums

This page will no longer be updated, for current listings of upcoming concerts, please see our Facebook page at:

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Updated May 5, 2015:

MAY 5 @ 9pm
ADAM KOLKER, woodwinds; STEVE CARDENAS, guitar; BILLY MINTZ, drums

MAY 5 @ 10:30pm
CURTIS HASSELBRING, trombone; PETR CANCURA, saxophone; ANDREW D’ANGELO, saxophone; ARYEH KOBRINSKY, bass; MATT WILSON, drums

MAY 12 @ 9pm
GLENN ZALESKI TRIO w/ GLENN ZALESKI, piano + compositions; MATT BREWER, bass; CRAIG WEINRIB, drums

MAY 12 @ 10:30pm
NEW ENGLAND CONSERVATORY HONORS JAZZ QUINTET
“BEAU D’VER” directed by RALPH ALESSI

MAY 19 @ 9pm
RICH HALLEY 4 w/ RICH HALLEY, saxophone + compositions; MICHAEL VLATKOVICH, trombone; CLYDE REED, bass; CARSON HALLEY, drums

MAY 19 @ 10:30pm
EDWARD JOHNSON, piano; ANNA WEBER, saxophone; TRAVIS REUTER, guitar; WILL MASON, drums

MAY 26 @ 9pm
JAMES CARNEY TRIO w/ JAMES CARNEY, piano + compositions; MARK HELIAS, bass; JEFF DAVIS, drums

MAY 26 @ 10:30pm
JOHN STETCH TRIO w/ JOHN STETCH, piano + compositions; BEN STREET, bass; CRAIG WEINRIB, drums

JUNE 2 @ 9pm
THE HORNS BAND w/ MATT PAVOLKA, bass, trombone + compositions; KIRK KNUFFKE, cornet; LOREN STILLMAN, alto saxophone; JACOB GARCHIK, trombone; MARK FERBER, drums

JUNE 2 @ 10:30pm
FAY VICTOR ENSEMBLE w/ FAY VICTOR, voice + compositions; ANDERS NILSSON, guitar; KEN FILIANO, bass

JUNE 9 @ 9pm
TRIAGE w/ NOAH JARRETT, bass + compositions; JARRETT GILGORE, saxophone; ADAM NIEWOOD, saxophone; KEVIN RIPLEY, drums

JUNE 9 @ 10:30pm
MAT MANERI, viola; CRAIG TABORN, piano; CHES SMITH, drums

JUNE 16 @ 9pm
ALAN FERBER NONET

JUNE 16 @ 10:30pm
DAN CRAY TRIO w/ DAN CRAY, piano + compositions; CLARK SOMMERS, bass; MARK FERBER, drums

JUNE 23 @ 9pm
WILL BERNARD, guitar + compositions; DEVIN HOFF, bass; CHES SMITH, drums

JUNE 23 @ 10:30pm
MARTA SANCHEZ QUARTET w/ MARTA SANCHEZ, piano + compositions; others TBA

JUNE 30 @ 9pm
KEN THOMSON, woodwinds + compositions; others TBA

JUNE 30 @ 10:30pm
MATT MITCHELL, piano + compositions; others TBA

JULY 7 @ 9pm
JAMES WEIDMAN’S APERTURISTIC TRIO w/ JAMES WEIDMAN, piano + compositions; HARVIE S, bass; STEVE WILLIAMS, drums

JULY 7 @ 10:30pm
TBA

JULY 14 @ 9pm
JAMES CARNEY QUARTET w/ TONY MALABY, saxophone; JAMES CARNEY, piano + compositions; DEZRON DOUGLAS, bass; JEFF DAVIS, drums

JULY 14 @ 10:30pm
TRAVIS REUTER

JULY 21 @ 9pm
DERIC DICKENS CD RELEASE w/ JARRETT GILGORE, saxophone; KENNY WARREN, trumpet; ROSS GALLAGHER, bass; DERIC DICKENS, drums

JULY 21 @ 10:30pm
JON IRABAGON, saxophone; SHAWN BALTAZOR, drums; others TBA

JULY 28 @ 9pm
ADAM O’FARRILL, trumpet + compositions; others TBA

JULY 28 @ 10:30pm
MICHAEL ATTIAS, saxophone + compositions; ARUAN ORTIZ, piano; JOHN HEBERT, bass; NASHEET WAITS, drums

AUGUST 4 @ 9pm
FRANKLIN KIERMEYER, drums + compositions; others TBA

AUGUST 4 @ 10:30pm
THE TENTH MUSE w/ MATT HOLMAN, trumpet; SAM SADIGURSKY, woodwinds; ANDY MILNE, piano; CHRIS DINGMAN, vibraphone

AUGUST 11 @ 9pm
TBA

AUGUST 11 @ 10:30pm
CHES SMITH, drums; MATT MITCHELL, piano; others TBA

* updated MARCH 30, 2015

MARCH 31 @ 9pm
DEZRON DOUGLAS TRIO w/ DEZRON DOUGLAS, bass + compositions; WILLERM DELISFORT, piano; JEREMY “BEAN” CLEMONS, drums

MARCH 31 @ 10:30pm
“CURRICULUM” w/ DANNY GOUKER, trumpet; SAM WEINBERG, tenor saxophone; JOSH SINTON, baritone saxophone; RYAN SNOW, trombone; WILL McEVOY, bass; MAX GOLDMAN, dums

APRIL 7 @ 9pm
CIRCLE WIDE w/ GEORGE SCHULLER, drums + compositions; PETER APFELBAUM, saxophone; BRAD SHEPIK, guitar; TOM BECKHAM, vibes; DAVE AMBROSIO, bass

APRIL 7 @ 10:30pm
“MEMORY ONE” w/ KIRK KNUFFKE, cornet; JONATHAN HAFFNER, saxophone; SIMON JERMYN, bass

APRIL 14 @ 9pm
JAMES CARNEY, piano + compositions; LOREN STILLMAN, alto and tenor saxophone; DREW GRESS, bass; MARK FERBER, drums

APRIL 14 @ 10:30pm
KRIS DAVIS, piano; DREW GRESS, bass; DEVIN GRAY, drums

APRIL 21 @ 9pm
RICHARD BONNET QUARTET w/ RICHARD BONNET, guitar & compositions; JAMES CARNEY, piano; TONY MALABY, saxophone; TOM RAINEY, drums

APRIL 21 @ 10:30pm
JESSE STACKEN TRIO w/ JESSE STACKEN, piano + compositions; TONY MALABY, saxophone; TOM RAINEY, drums

APRIL 28 @ 9pm
DAVE SMITH, trumpet; DAN PRATT, saxophone; SEBASTIEN AMMANN, piano; MICHAEL BATES, bass; JEFF HIRSCHFIELD, drums

APRIL 28 @ 10:30pm
AARON BURNETT & THE BIG MACHINE w/ PETER EVANS, trumpet; AARON BURNETT, saxophone + compositions; CRAIG TABORN, piano; TYSHAWN SOREY, drums

MAY 5 @ 9pm
ADAM KOLKER, woodwinds; STEVE CARDENAS, guitar; BILLY MINTZ, drums

MAY 5 @ 10:30pm
CURTIS HASSELBRING, trombone; PETR CANCURA, saxophone; ANDREW D’ANGELO, saxophone

MAY 12 @ 9pm
GLENN ZALESKI TRIO w/ GLENN ZALESKI, piano + compositions; MATT BREWER, bass; CRAIG WEINRIB, drums

MAY 12 @ 10:30pm
NEW ENGLAND CONSERVATORY HONORS JAZZ QUINTET
“BEAU D’VER” directed by RALPH ALESSI

MAY 19 @ 9pm
RICH HALLEY 4 w/ RICH HALLEY, saxophone + compositions; MICHAEL VLATKOVICH, trombone; CLYDE REED, bass; CARSON HALLEY, drums

MAY 19 @ 10:30pm
MARC HANNAFORD, piano; ANNA WEBER, saxophone; TRAVIS REUTER, guitar; WILL MASON, drums

MAY 26 @ 9pm
JAMES CARNEY TRIO w/ JAMES CARNEY, piano + compositions; MARK HELIAS, bass; JEFF DAVIS, drums

MAY 26 @ 10:30pm
JOHN STETCH TRIO w/ JOHN STETCH, piano + compositions; BEN STREET, bass; CRAIG WEINRIB, drums

JUNE 2 @ 9pm
THE HORNS BAND w/ MATT PAVOLKA, bass, trombone + compositions; KIRK KNUFFKE, cornet; LOREN STILLMAN, alto saxophone; JACOB GARCHIK, trombone; MARK FERBER, drums

JUNE 2 @ 10:30pm
FAY VICTOR ENSEMBLE w/ FAY VICTOR, voice + compositions; ANDERS NILSSON, guitar; KEN FILIANO, bass

JUNE 9 @ 9pm
TRIAGE w/ NOAH JARRETT, bass + compositions; JARRETT GILGORE, saxophone; ADAM NIEWOOD, saxophone; KEVIN RIPLEY, drums

JUNE 9 @ 10:30pm
MAT MANERI, viola; CRAIG TABORN, piano; CHES SMITH, drums

JUNE 16 @ 9pm
ALAN FERBER NONET

JUNE 16 @ 10:30pm
TBA

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Chris Lightcap playing bass, James Carney on Piano
@2013 Heidi Bayer – file photograph

This is what Nate Chinen of the New York Times had to say about our grouping of Chris Lightcap’s Superette and Aidan Carroll Quartet which will play TONIGHT at 9pm and 10:30pm respectively. Please come ready to hear amazing music and don’t forget to put $10 in the tip jar per set – 100% goes to the musicians – also a recommended minimum $10 purchase from the restaurant. They love to have us there, but they also like to serve us! Thanks again for all your support:

Superette/Aidan Carroll Quartet (Tuesday) This installment of the Konceptions series will feature one of the first outings by Superette, a rock-infused cooperative consisting of Chris Lightcap on electric bass, Jonathan Goldberger and Curtis Hasselbring on guitars and Dan Rieser on drums. After that hit, at 9 p.m., the bassist Aidan Carroll will play a 10:30 p.m. set with the saxophonist John Ellis, the pianist Sullivan Fortner and the drummer Joe Dyson. At 9 and 10:30 p.m., Korzo, 667 Fifth Avenue, at 20th Street, Park Slope, Brooklyn, konceptionsmusicseries.wordpress.com; $10 suggested donation, with a $10 minimum. (Chinen)

Come on out and see what we were thinking when we booked the strong pairing of Pete Rende, pianist with Loren Stillman’s band “Bad Touch”. Fantastic musicians abound on Tuesday August 20th with Bad Touch at 9pm and Pete Rende at 10:30p. As always a suggested donation of $10 per set / $10 restaurant purchase.

This is what Time Out New York had to say about the upcoming jazz at Konceptions Music Series:

Keyboardist James Carney’s valuable progressive-jazz showcase presents two strong outfits: the grouping of pianist Pete Rende, saxist Bill McHenry, bassist Matt Brewer and drummer Tyshawn Sorey (10:30pm), and saxist Loren Stillman’s outstanding working band, Bad Touch (9pm).

James Carney @ Shapeshifter

James Carney @ Shapeshifter

A very exciting evening coming up this Tuesday August 6, 2013:  JAMES CARNEY at 9pm featuring MARK HELIAS bass and CHAD TAYLOR, drums. Stay for the 10:30pm set with SPLANG-A-LANG featuring MIKE MCGINNIS, woodwinds + compositions,  SEAN MORAN, guitar; ELIAS BAILEY, bass; VINNIE SPERRAZZA, drums.

Mike McGinnis

Mike McGinnis

Here’s what TIME OUT NEW YORK had to say about both these groups this week:

Keyboardist James Carney’s valuable progressive-jazz showcase presents woodwind player Mike McGinnis’s SPLANT-A-LANG quartet (10:30p) and Carney’s own trio (9pm)

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Andrew D’Angelo & George Garzone are #NYTimes pick this week. Congrats Andrew & George! See the rest of you on Tuesday night when we also will be presenting at 10:30pm EVA NOVOA, piano; BILLY MINTZ, drums, MATT PAVOLKA, bass.

Here’s the blurb from the NYTimes – Thanks Nate Chinen!

Andrew D’Angelo Trio With George Garzone (Tuesday) Andrew D’Angelo is a saxophonist and bass clarinetist with a smartly full-throttle approach to free improvisation — something he shares with his guest and fellow saxophonist, Mr. Garzone. They’ll work with and against the churn of Mr. D’Angelo’s working rhythm team of Chris Lightcap on bass and Mike Pride on drums. At 9 p.m., Korzo, 667 Fifth Avenue, at 20th Street, Park Slope, Brooklyn, konceptionsmusicseries.wordpress.com; $10 suggested donation, with a $10 minimum. (Chinen)

Every once in a while the Konceptions Music Series gets a little press. A recent article penned by Matthew Kassel in the Village Voice mentioned Konceptions Music Series and its founder, James Carney.

“It’s not that Manhattan is boring,” the pianist James Carney explains via e-mail. “It’s simply become so expensive that venues there tend to program less adventurous jazz and improvised music these days.”

Thanks Matthew, for your in-depth reporting. Make sure to come back soon!

Check out the article in the Village Voice

All That Brooklyn Jazz

The borough is where it’s at

by Matthew Kassel Wednesday, Jan 23 2013

http://bit.ly/10Wt9iO

It’s a lovely day in the beginning of August where we’re hoping to catch some Jazz fans itching for a new album – presenting the album release of “Like A Tree” (Steeplechase) by Stacken-Knuffke Duo and special guest drummer Kenny Wolleson. Also, James Carney brings his trio back to the mix with Chris Lightcap, bass and Ted Poor, drums. Here’s what the New York Times Jazz Listing has to say about it.

Stacken-Knuffke Duo + 1 / James Carney Trio (Tuesday) Jesse Stacken, a pianist, and Kirk Knuffke, a cornetist, have ample experience working as a duo: “Like a Tree” (Steeplechase) is their third album in the format, though, just as in this 10:30 p.m. performance, it includes a guest turn by the drummer Kenny Wollesen. An earlier set, at 9 p.m., will feature a trio led by the pianist James Carney, who programs this series; his rhythm section consists of Chris Lightcap on bass and Ted Poor on drums. At Korzo, 667 Fifth Avenue, at 20th Street, Park Slope, Brooklyn, myspace.com/konceptions; $10 suggested donation. (Chinen)

Last evening at Korzo Restaurant, Konceptions Music Series #193 (the one hundredth ninety third presenting of jazz music to be precise), listeners were graced by the presence of Ben Wendell (saxophone), Sam Minaie (bass), and Nate Wood (drums). I happened to have an HD compact video camera with me and documented the first tune.

Konceptions Music Series presented by James Carney at Korzo Restaurant in Brooklyn garnered recent attention in the NYTimes.  Ben Ratliff reviewed Tim Berne’s band on May 26, 2011 . A more recent mention was with regards to other Jazz series being presented in Brooklyn as well as the “Undead” festival.

Here’s an excerpt from Ben Ratliff’s review of Tim Berne:

The gig, on Tuesday, was part of the Konceptions series at Korzo, booked by the musician James Carney, who’s doing a quietly heroic job of challenging audiences and keeping the house piano in tune. It’s a place to try new material. The show opened with a workshoplike short set of fresh septet material by the pianist and conductor Gordon Beeferman, including false starts.

If you recently discovered Konceptions, you know what a wonderful find it is.

Last week Konceptions presented Fred Hersch, guest pianist to trumpeter Shane Endsley and also featuring esteemed band members
Ohad Talmor, saxophone, Carlo DeRosa, bass and Tom Rainey, drums.

Every Tuesday Konceptions Music Series presents two sets of live Jazz in an intimate setting. Korzo Restaurant features twelve beers on tap and boasts a delicious, though decadent, fried burger. Tonight is another great grouping of very talented members of the Jazz community:

June 28th – Konceptions Series #179

9:00pm
BERNE, HEBERT, SMITH
Tim Berne, alto saxophone + compositions
John Hebert, bass
Ches Smith, drums

10:30pm
MINERVA
JP Schlegelmilch, piano
Pascal Niggenkemper, bass
Carlo Costa, drums

$10 suggested donation per set + two drink minimum (price is per guest/per set).

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