Peter Apfelbaum & the New York Hieroglyphics 30th Anniversary Performances
(Published: May 03, 2007)
Peter Apfelbaum & the New York Hieroglyphics
30th Anniversary Performances
Peter Apfelbaum ~ tenor sax/keyboards/percussion
Abdoulaye Diabate ~ vocals
Peck Allmond ~ trumpet/reeds
Art Baron ~ trombone
Jessica Jones ~ alto/tenor sax
Tony Jones ~ tenor sax
Marcus Rojas ~ tuba
Charles Burnham ~ violin
David Phelps ~ guitar
Viva DeConcini ~ guitar/percussion
Justin Brown ~ drums
Daniel Moreno ~ percussion
Friday, May 11 ~ 8:00 pm & Friday, May 18 ~ 9:00 pm
Bowery Poetry Club
308 Bowery ~ 212.614.0505 ~ $15
The Hieroglyphics Ensemble was founded 30 years ago in the San Francisco Bay Area, when Peter and most of the band were still at Berkeley High School. Now based in New York and known as the New York Hieroglyphics, Apfelbaum's illustrious crew celebrates this milestone with shows in NYC this Spring.
Originally from Berkeley, California, multi-instrumentalist/composer Peter Apfelbaum has been an influential figure in new jazz for two decades. He is best known as the leader of the Hieroglyphics Ensemble, which he formed with fellow Berkeley High School classmates in 1977. The ensemble, which began to attract international attention for its unique fusing of elements of world music with the aesthetics of the jazz avant-garde, received a Grammy nomination in 1991 for the album "Signs Of Life" (Antilles) and helped launch the careers of fellow Berkleyans Joshua Redman, Benny Green, Craig Handy and Steven Bernstein. The band was championed by the legendary trumpeter Don Cherry, who appeared frequently as a guest with the ensemble in the late 80's and early 90's, and the Grateful Dead, who invited the group to open several of their shows during the same period. Apfelbaum has in recent years also appeared frequently using a sextet, given solo piano recitals and performed in duet with electronics pioneer Don Buchla.
In addition to serving as musical director for Cherry's Multikulti group from 1988-1995, he has also worked with Cecil Taylor, Harry Belafonte, Nana Vasconcelos, Phish, Muhal Richard Abrams, Charlie Hunter, Steve Kimock, Joseph Jarman, Joseph Bowie, Ben Allison, Jai Uttal, Michael Ray and Bill Summers, among others. In addition to leading the New York Hieroglyphics, he currently performs with the Trey Anastasio Band, Steven Bernstein's Millenial Territory Orchestra, the Dafnis Prieto Quintet, Kamikaze Ground Crew and the Jazz Mandolin Project. His music has been performed by the Kronos Quartet, the National Swedish Radio Orchestra and the Trey Anastasio Band. His latest CD, "It Is Written" (ACT Music), was released in the fall of 2005.
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More Information: http://peterapfelbaum.com/
Submitted By: Erica Jacobsohn