Sunday May 12 * 7pm * $10 suggested
In the May edition of our D.C. jazz loft, we’re bringing musical energy to suit the warming weather. This month’s bandleaders, saxophonist Brian Falkowski and percussionist Dan Kurfist, are stylistic agitators, ready to defy expectations at every turn.
You might have heard Brian Falkowski’s laserlike tenor saxophone soaring from the bandstand at Donvonte McCoy’s regular gig at Eighteenth Street Lounge, or echoing in the smoky basement club at Jojo’s. But there’s a lot more to his sound than that. Falkowski has been a quiet mover on the scene for some time now; come hang as we shine a light on his role as a composer and bandleader, in a set that incorporates electroacoustic elements and multimedia visuals designed by Falkowski himself.
NYC transplant Dan Kurfirst might be new to the DMV, but the imaginative percussionist/composer has years of collaboration under his belt. He’s worked with a whole host of creative music giants, including Matt Darriau, Tom Chess, Hamid Drake, Adam Rudolph, Oruc Guvenc, Daniel Carter, Cheick Hamala Diabate, Brad Shepik, Gabriel Marin and William Parker. Hear his eclectic, boundary-breaking vision at the Loft, with a band including Jim Ryan (reeds) and John Lipscomb (guitar).
All musicians who come out are encouraged to bring their instruments; the night will end in an open jam, and anything can happen at the loft.