Homegoing | Roy Campbell & Amiri Baraka

Posted by: jim on January 14, 2014 @ 7:00 pm
Filed under: Events

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Roy Campbell’s Wake
Tuesday, January 14th, 5 to 8pm, Granby’s Funeral Home

4021 White Plains Rd, Bronx. Take the #2 or #5 train to 225 Street

Roy Campbell’s Funeral
Wednesday, 1pm in the north Bronx at St Luke’s Episcopal Church

777 East 222 Street near White Plains Rd. Take the #2 or #5 train to 225 Street

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Amiri was not only a famous poet. He was humble and tirelessly working artist who lived his life dedicated to all his people.

who used words like scalpels to cut out the disease
of our un-kind un-just un-liberated culture
but not only did he write words that cut away falseness to reveal truth or at least make us question
an unhealthy world that we take for granted as normal
but in addition – he was always there
He showed Up where he was needed

Now there is no one to show Up except us all
We must carry on
We must never stop striving’
till We All are Free
till We are All living With Justice and Humanity.

Amiri Baraka’s Wake
Friday, January 17th, Metropolitan Baptist Church, 4pm to 9pm

149 Springfield Avenue, Newark, NJ.

Funeral
Saturday, January 18th at Newark Symphony Hall at 10am

1020 Broad Street, Newark, NJ


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Dave Douglas Workshop at Jazz Education Network (JEN) Saturday January 11

Posted by: Dave Douglas on January 10, 2014 @ 9:44 am
Filed under: Dave Douglas (Artist Thoughts), Dave Douglas (News), Events, Workshop

556700_10151318143781206_1342787754_na Join me at Jazz Education Network conference in Dallas, Texas on Saturday, January 11th. In addition to coaching, I will be performing at noon with the BYU Synthesis band on the Inspirations stage.

At 4pm in the Pegasus room I am sharing a hands-on composition workshop. Bring a pencil and manuscript paper as we go through some ideas about generating material and overcoming writer’s block. Members of the BYU band will be playing and writing, then demonstrating some of the ideas that emerge. Should be fun and enlightening. Come say hello if you are down there!


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Greenleaf Music at Winter Jazz Fest 2014: Rudy Royston, Linda Oh, Matt Ulery

Posted by: jim on January 7, 2014 @ 10:48 am
Filed under: Events, Linda Oh (News), Matt Ulery (news), Rudy Royston (news)

We’re excited to bring you three great shows this coming weekend at WJF 2014. Performances by Linda Oh’s Sun Pictures and Matt Ulery’s Loom celebrating their 2013 releases, and another with the most recent addition to our artist roster, drummer Rudy Royston, who brings his 303 Septet to Le Poisson Rouge for a prerelease celebration. We hope to see you!

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Friday, January 10th • 4:30pm
Linda Oh’s “Sun Pictures”
Michiko Studios • 149 W 46th St, NYC [map]

Ben Wendel, saxophone • Matt Stevens, guitar • Linda Oh, bass • Ted Poor, drums


Friday, January 10th • 7:30pm
Matt Ulery’s Loom
The Bitter End • 147 Bleecker Street, NYC [map]

Marquis Hill, trumpet • Geof Bradfield, bass clarinet • Rob Clearfield, piano & accordion • Matt Ulery, bass • Jon Deitemyer, drums

Saturday, January 11th • 7:15pm
Rudy Royston’s 303 Septet
Le Poisson Rouge • 158 Bleecker Street, NYC [map]

Jon Irabagon, sax • Nadja Noordhuis, trumpet • Nir Felder, guitar • Matt Mitchell, piano • Yasushi Makamura, bass • Rudy Royston, drums

Prerelease celebration of “303″ releasing February 4th on Greenleaf Music!
Preorder at iTunes!


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Donny McCaslin nominated for Grammy, Best Improvised Solo

Posted by: jim on December 7, 2013 @ 11:30 am
Filed under: Donny McCaslin (News), Events

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A heartfelt congratulations to saxophonist and Greenleaf artist Donny McCaslin for being nominated for a 2013 GRAMMY Award for Best Improvised Jazz Solo! The aptly-titled “Stadium Jazz” is the opening tune on his “Casting For Gravity” album we released this year, and the one that has garnered this acclaim——it’s also one of our favorite jams on the record. You can stream the track in the Bandcamp player above. Enjoy!

Of course, an outstanding soloist needs outstanding accompaniment, and the personnel on this record is top shelf to say the least. Many thanks to Mark Guiliana, Jason Lindner, Tim Lefebvre, and producer David Binney for helping make this record all that it is.

Let’s hear it for Donny!


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Dave Douglas Midwest Dates Continue This Week (IN, IA, IL, MI)

Posted by: jim on December 5, 2013 @ 8:19 am
Filed under: Dave Douglas (News), Dave Douglas (Updates), Events

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More info at the /shows page


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Donny McCaslin Trio in CT & MA this week

Posted by: jim on December 3, 2013 @ 10:41 am
Filed under: Donny McCaslin (News), Events

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December 5th, 2013
The Side Door • 8:30 PM
85 Lyme St, Old Lyme, CT 06371
$25

December 7th, 2013
Narrows Center for the Arts • 8:00 PM
16 Anawan St, Fall River, MA 02721
$25 advance • $28 day of show


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Dave Douglas Quintet at Garde Arts, November 21st

Posted by: jim on November 20, 2013 @ 11:00 am
Filed under: Dave Douglas (News), Events

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Dave Douglas Quintet: Four Nights at Jazz Standard NYC, November 14-17th

Posted by: jim on November 11, 2013 @ 12:51 pm
Filed under: Dave Douglas (News), Events

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Dave Douglas Quintet: Four Nights at Jazz Standard
[RSVP on Facebook]

Celebrating the release of DD|50: Special Edition 50th Birthday Recordings [Box Set]

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Matt Ulery’s Loom plays NPR’s Tiny Desk Concert

Posted by: jim on October 20, 2013 @ 9:38 am
Filed under: Events, Listening, Matt Ulery (news), Video

Matt Ulery stopped by the NPR Music studios with his Loom Quintet while on an East Coast jaunt a few months ago and played two of our favorite tracks from his latest Greenleaf release, Wake An Echo. You can download the source audio from the performance NPR Music page.

We’ve also taken this opportunity to add two new bonus tracks from the Wake An Echo sessions. “Away Again” and “Bluest Blue” are available for download with your purchase of the CD or digital album.

“Chicago bassist Matt Ulery writes beautiful music in an unpretentious way. It’s intricate stuff, with interlocking parts and multiple sections, but it comes out sounding folky and simple. His small group, featuring bass clarinet and accordion, has it down pat.”
— NPR Music


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Dave Douglas Quintet: Europe Tour, Week 1

Posted by: jim on October 16, 2013 @ 11:09 am
Filed under: Dave Douglas (News), Dave Douglas (Updates), Events

Dave Douglas Quintet with Jon Irabagon, tenor saxophone; Luis Perdomo, piano; Linda Oh, bass; Rudy Royston, drums

‹‹‹ October 17th-18th | Hamburg DE ›››
DDQ @ Rolf-Liebermann-Studio-NDR
[tickets]

‹‹‹ October 19th | Gröningen NL ›››
DDQ @ De Oosterpoort-Kleine Zaal
[tickets]

‹‹‹ October 20th | Köln DE ›››
DDQ @ Stadtgarten
[tickets]

‹‹‹ October 21th | Dortmund DE ›››
DDQ @ Domicil
[tickets]

 

More dates at greenleafmusic.com/shows


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