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Performances: Musicianer, Low Ways Trio, Peter Redgrave & Khristian Weeks


Friday September 29th, 8pm$10

MUSICIANER - "Baritone saxophonist Josh Sinton first played with bassist Jason Ajemian and drummer Chad Taylor in the 90s when they lived in Chicago, but they never formed a combo until recently, when they reconnected in New York. Taking their name from a slang term for a jazz cat coined decades ago by saxophonist Sidney Bechet, the trio have put out a superb debut album, Slow Learner  (Iluso), that sounds like they’ve been a band for much longer than they have. Sinton luxuriates in the lower depths of his rheumy instrument’s ruddy range—his tone gets downright silky when he wants it to, as on the elegant ballad “Can’t Really Say.” For the most part he blows his horn with a ferocious heft that rides the agile, meaty rhythms sculpted by his partners, sometimes with nimble grace, sometimes with rude aggression. Taylor, in particular, is a monster, digging deep into spacious funk patterns and halting yet splashy attacks. Ultimately Musicianer are a trio that embrace their sparseness, and gamely bloody their knuckles while ripping into Sinton’s compositions. Musicianer works because all three guys are locked in—they get each other." - Chicago Reader

LOW WAYS TRIO - is a Washington, DC based group performing original compositions by Mark Cisneros (Stritch & Tenor saxophones), using them as springboards for group improvisation. Joining Mark are two DC standard bearers in the jazz and improvised music scenes, Luke Stewart on Double Bass,  and Ian McColm on Drums.

PETER REDGRAVE and KHRISTIAN WEEKS create events that exist between theater, dance, performance art, and installation.  Movement, sound, lighting, and the space itself are used as materials. Their pieces are constructed with highly adaptable and improvisational scores. Character and  dialogue become elements to construct and enact purposeless task-oriented spectacles. 

Earlier Event: September 27
Poetry Fuddle