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jaz­z­Colours fea­ture: Thanks to Alain Drouot for this fea­ture inter­view and review in the August 2014 issue of the Ital­ian mag­a­zine jaz­z­Colours! For those of you who don’t read Ital­ian, here’s a decent trans­la­tion.

Novem­ber 28, 2017
Jon Madof week­long res­i­dency at the Stone
8:30pm one set!
The Stone
Avenue C and 2nd Street, NYC
I’m play­ing gui­tar and per­haps some other fun instru­ments with Jon (gui­tar), Jes­sica Lurie (bari­tone sax) Yoshie Fruchter (bass) and Yon­a­dav Halevy (drums)
tix $20

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Past Shows

2017
March 6
ASM Drinks Alone (reprise)
9pm — Along with pieces by Patrick Castillo and Pat Much­more, I’ll per­form my newest solo piece for steel string acoustic gui­tar, enti­tled “Voices, Noise“
65 Fen, Brook­lyn NY

Feb­ru­ary 11
Dana Lyn’s Mother Octo­pus
8pm — I’m thrilled to be play­ing this show with Dana’s fan­tas­tic quin­tet — come check this music out if you haven’t heard it yet. This is a dou­ble bill with singer Yoon Choi.
Dana Lyn — vio­lin and com­po­si­tions
Michael McGin­nis — clar­inets
Clara Kennedy — cello
Vin­nie Sper­razza — drums
Ty Citer­man — gui­tar
IBeam, Brook­lyn NY

Feb­ru­ary 10
ASM Drinks Alone vs. Char­lie Waters PEACE FORMS
8pm — I per­form a new piece for solo gui­tar — part of a series of pieces I began writ­ing last year that explore the instru­ment I’ve been play­ing for 35 years — extended tech­niques, alter­nate tun­ings, elec­tron­ics, basics and beyond. The pro­gram also includes solo pieces by Patrick Castillo, Max Duyk­ers, Andrea La Rose, Pat Much­more, Char­lie Waters and Ed Rosen­berg.
IBeam, Brook­lyn NY

2016
Novem­ber 15
Jon Madof week­long res­i­dency at the Stone
sets at 8pm and 10pm (Tues thru Sun)
The Stone
Avenue C and 2nd Street, NYC
I’m play­ing gui­tar and per­haps some other fun instru­ments with Jon (gui­tar), Yoshie Fruchter (bass) and Yon­a­dav Halevy (drums)
tix TBA

Novem­ber 1
Bop Kab­balah + Voices at The Rose­mont (Tues­day series curated by Toby Dri­ver)
doors at 9pm, con­cert at 9:18pm — sug­gested dona­tion $10
63 Mon­trose Avenue, Brook­lyn
with Sara Serpa and Eva Salina (voices), Ken Thom­son (bass clar­inet and bari­tone sax­o­phone), John Carl­son (trum­pet), Har­ris Eisen­stadt (drums) and TC (gui­tar).
This is the pre­miere of my new piece “Future Gen­er­a­tions,” which sets turn-of-the-20th-century poetry by socialist/writer/activist Avrom Reyzen to a lush 21st cen­tury mod­ernist sound­scape. I began research­ing the text (and brush­ing up on my Yid­dish) ear­lier this spring and then spent the rest of the spring and sum­mer writ­ing the music — so come enjoy the fruits of my labor! The set will also include instru­men­tal pieces from Bop Kabbalah’s debut CD (Tzadik Records) and newer unrecorded music. This is your last chance to hear the band in 2016 and your first chance to hear us with vocal­ists.

June 10 and 11
Gut­bucket I-Beam Brook­lyn Week­end
8pm doors, 8:30 and 9:30pm sets
Fri­day: Gut­bucket with Adam Schatz/Michael Cole­man
Sat­ur­day: Gut­bucket with Kaoru Watanabe/Tamango
168 7th Street, Brook­lyn
tix $15

May 28
Anti-Social Music at Green­wich House Music School
Carla Songs (com­plete tril­ogy pre­miere)
8pm — show includes pieces by Andrea La Rose, Char­lie Waters, Pat Much­more, Jea­nine Dara, Max Duyk­ers and Daniel Felsen­feld!)
46 Bar­row Street, 2nd Floor
tix $9.99

March 11
ASM vs. Andie Springer
8pm — I per­form my new piece for solo gui­tar enti­tled “Toad“
IBeam, Brook­lyn NY

Feb­ru­ary 25
Fire Sloth
8pm — Col­lapse Quar­tet, Myk Freed­man and the Myk Freed­mans
Hap­py­Lucky No. 1
734 Nos­trand Brook­lyn NY

Feb­ru­ary 24
Com­posers Now Fes­ti­val
7pm — Sara Schoen­beck per­forms my piece for solo bas­soon enti­tled “Sybilline“
Stu­dio 312, Brook­lyn Col­lege
Brook­lyn, NY

Jan­u­ary 30
Gut­bucket Bal­ti­more CD Release Show
Orion Sound Stu­dios
Bal­ti­more, MD

Jan­u­ary 29
Gut­bucket Boston CD Release Show
x2 at the Record Com­pany
Boston, MA

Jan­u­ary 28
Gut­bucket NYC CD Release Show
Shapeshifter Lab
Brook­lyn, NY

Gut­bucket 2016 European/Near East Tour (more details at www.gutweb.com)
Jan­u­ary 15:Istanbul, Turkey — Boru­san Music House
Jan­u­ary 17: Bern, Switzer­land — Bee-Flat
Jan­u­ary 18: Aachen, Ger­many — Dumont
Jan­u­ary 19: Ham­burg, Ger­many — M.S. Stub­nitz
Jan­u­ary 20: Jena, Ger­many — Kul­tur­bahn­hof
Jan­u­ary 21: Berlin, Ger­many — Supamolli
Jan­u­ary 22: Dres­den, Ger­many  - Tonne
Jan­u­ary 24: Man­tova, Italy — Arci Vir­gilio
2015
Decem­ber 6
Juli­enne Dweck — 8pm
Rock­wood Music Hall Stage 3
185 Orchard Street, NYC

Octo­ber 17
Juli­enne Dweck - 8pm
Drom (CMJ Music Marathon)
85 Avenue A, NYC

Octo­ber 14
James Ilgenfritz/The Ana­gram Ensem­ble: The Ticket That Exploded - 8pm
The Stone
2nd Street and Avenue C, NYC

Octo­ber 7
Bop Kab­balah + Zion80 - 7pm doors
Lit­tle­field
622 Degraw Street, Brooklyn

Sep­tem­ber 11
Off the Record: Wilco’s Yan­kee Hotel Fox­trot
The Knit­ting Fac­tory
361 Met­ro­pol­i­tan Avenue, Brooklyn

June 24
Bop Kab­balah and Jon Madof’s Blivet — 7pm
Shapeshifter Lab
18 Whitwell Place, Brook­lyn
$12

June 21
Ven­imus, Vidimus, Audi­vimus Vocem — 8pm
Play­ing clas­si­cal and elec­tric gui­tar on David Mallamud’s piece “Sneaky and the Bull­fighter“
The National Opera Cen­ter
330 Sev­enth Ave., 7th Floor

June 18
ASM Drinks Alone…Lofty Redux! — 8pm
Pre­miere of “Sybilline” — a new bas­soon solo piece for Sara Schoen­beck
The Spring Street Loft
167 Spring St., buzzer #3
$20/$10 (stu­dents, seniors)

April 20
Brook­lyn Col­lege Con­tempo Ensem­ble — 7pm
Pre­miere of “Inside Her Mind” — a new cham­ber ensem­ble piece for two bari­tones, pre­pared piano, piano, vio­lin, chro­matic har­mon­ica and percussion

March 21
James Ilgenfritz/The Ana­gram Ensem­ble: The Ticket That Exploded — 9pm
w/Grant Hart solo
The Cake Shop
New York, NY

March 5
Bop Kab­balah — Purim Con­cert — 8pm
Con­gre­ga­tion Kol Israel, Brooklyn

(more his­tory on its way…)