Concert: Tom Blancarte, Sarah Hughes, Daniel Barbiero/Gary Rouzer/Nate Scheible

Maple House Collective presents

Tom Blancarte
Sarah Hughes
Daniel Barbiero/Gary Rouzer/Nate Scheible

WHEN: November 14, 8pm
COST: $10 suggested donation

For over a decade, Texan bassist Tom Blancarte has been contributing a vivid pallet of dark frequencies to New York’s creative music scene, both as a freelance performer as well as a member of bands such as the electro-acoustic jazz ensemble the Peter Evans Quintet, the banjo-shred power trio Seabrook Power Plant, New Timbralist free jazz noise trio Totem, the duo Sparks with trumpet phenom Peter Evans, an eerie post-apocalyptic duo with wife Louise Dam Eckardt Jensen (The Home of Easy Credit), improv doom tuba trio The Gate and new Danish post-punk improv quartet Sweet Banditry.

Recently, he has begun to perform improvised solos on the bass as an exciting new area of exploration, started reacquainting himself with the euphonium (his first instrument), as well as starting the Denmark-based record label Marsken Records. He is on the faculty at the Music and Theater Folk School in Toftlund, Denmark. He lives in both New York City and Denmark with his wife and daughter.

"Blancarte scribbles a continuous line of amplified upright bass without ever taking his pen from the metaphoric paper, a twisting, turning stream... that leaves the listener to pick a path through it... small gritty sounds are scraped, twisted and plucked from Blancarte's bass, with frequent sudden leaps from the minuscule to flamboyant. "- the Wire

https://www.youtube.com/watch? v=tPQ0__uEovw
https://tubapederecords.bandca mp.com/album/the-shortening-of -the-way

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. 

She has performed in and around DC and New York City with ensembles including the Bohemian Caverns Jazz Orchestra and the Brad Linde Ensemble, a Washington D.C.-based collective dedicated to exploring and expanding the styles of jazz that emerged in the 1950s including bebop, cool jazz, third stream, and free jazz.

While at the New England Conservatory, Sarah studied privately with Jerry Bergonzi, Ran Blake, Donny McCaslin, and Anthony Coleman, all of whom impacted Sarah's unique approach to improvisation and music-making. Sarah performed on Coleman's latest album, "You" and has performed with Coleman in concerts at the New England Conservatory as well as Roulette and The Stone in New York.  Sarah studied composition in classes with Ken Schaphorst and also Ben Schwendener, with whom she has performed several duo concerts in Boston.

Most recently, she went on tour with the improvising trio "Lead Bubbles", playing venues in New York, Montreal, and Toronto. Sarah hopes her music and teaching will continue to introduce her to new people, places, and art.

https://youtu.be/VAhPc3yiILg

Daniel Barbiero, Gary Rouzer and Nate Scheible are three stalwart DC musicians who have performed in many area venues and spaces. Improvisation exploring texture, pitch and ready-made sounds for strings, objects and percussion.