Eve Essex is a Brooklyn-based musician who performs with alto saxophone, piccolo, voice and electronics. Her first solo album, Here Appear, will be released by Soap Library (cassette) in February, and by Sky Walking (LP) in April 2018. Select solo appearances include Artist Space, U.S. Blues, Signal, Safe Gallery, Commend and Trans Pecos in New York, Harlekin/Mathew Gallery and StudioAcht in Berlin, and the PUFFERSS Festival in Providence, RI. She is active as a solo artist and with collaborations Das Audit (w. Craig Kalpakjian), Hesper (w. James K & Via App), and HEVM (w. MV Carbon & Hunter Hunt-Hendrix).
Multidisciplinary artist Kayla Guthrie grew up in Canada and has been based in NYC since 2008. Her 12" EP Blue (Mixed Media, 2015) was described by a review in The Wire to "occupy a twilight zone both lyrically and conceptually...as if Guthrie's thoughts and words coincide with an atmosphere that she contingently occupies for this moment." Her visual art and musical performances have been exhibited or occurred at Real Fine Arts, Bodega, Off Vendome, JTT, The Whitney Museum of American Art (in collaboration with Nate Lowman's "Homage To Jay Defeo", 2013), MINI/Goethe Institut Curatorial Residency, Signal, Basilica Hudson, Pioneer Works, Knockdown Center, Deli Gallery, SADE LA, and others.
PraxisCat is the experimental electronic solo project from Christine Paluch, a DC based composer using synthesizers, code, and other musical instruments to explore the relationship between synesthesia and urban spaces. Special guest Abe Mamet is a horn player from Denver, CO. He has played horn for 15 years, jazz for 11, and creative free improvisation for 3 years. He is excited to find out whether free improvisation is vertically deep, horizontally expansive, or something in between.
Sarah Hughes is an alto saxophonist, composer, improviser, educator, and art adventurer hailing from Maryland. She obtained her MM in Jazz Saxophone at the New England Conservatory in May of 2015 and currently freelances in and around Maryland, DC, Virginia, and New York. Nate Scheible is a DC based drummer by way of Cleveland who has performed and recorded in a variety of bands and ensembles spanning multiple genres over the past 20 years. Regular collaborators over the past decade have included Mark McGuire, Bbob Drake, Ian McColm, Patrick Cain, Layne Garrett, Luke Stewart, the Nancy Havlik Dance Performance Group, and countless others.