Band Time

Time for a bi-annual update.  Since it’s been so long I’ll try and fill this post to the brim!  I’ve been fortunate to be a part of a few different exciting groups lately.

Just played a couple gigs with talented bassist/composer Matt Brewer, who was recently commissioned by The Jazz Gallery in their “Leading From the Bass” series to write some new music, and write he did!  Here are two interviews (one and two) from the Gallery’s blog.  Below is a track from our show (apologies for the hi-hat peaking, my iphone mic is pretty sad), which features:

Matt Brewer-bass/compositions
Aaron Parks-piano
Adam Rogers-guitar
Steve Lehman-alto sax
Kyle Wilson-tenor sax
Tommy Crane-drums

Untitled 4 (M. Brewer)

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And since I’m talking about talented bassist/composers…!  I’m also happy to be a part of Noah Garabedian‘s Big Butter and Egg Men, a sextet of alto, trumpet, 2 tenors, bass, and drums.  We played our first performance last spring at a couple buddies’ rockin’ house party (which I’ve decided is my favorite musical situation to be in) and we’ve managed to harness that energy in subsequent performances.  Our next show is THIS SATURDAY at a night of music at 92 Y Tribeca, starting at 9pm.  Below is a clip from our last gig at Cornelia St. Cafe with:

Noah Garabedian-bass/compositions
Curtis Macdonald-alto sax
Kirk Knuffke-trumpet
Raffi Garabedian-tenor sax
Kyle Wilson-tenor sax
Evan Hughes-drums

Rumpus Room (N. Garabedian)

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And last but certainly not least…HORNY and The Dance Machine.  A raucous and raging 10-piece brass band that performs original music by our fearless leader, sousaphonist (and badass trombonist) Danny Lubin-Laden.  Here’s “Anthem” from our last show at Freddy’s Backroom in Brooklyn.  We’ll be playing here again THIS SATURDAY @ midnight, following the incredible Ari Chersky Trio @ 11pm.  Also, in the spirit of love, you can download all our songs on bandcamp here.

Anthem (D. Lubin-Laden)

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