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The 5th Season of BROOKLYN JAZZ WIDE OPEN Continues With BRIGGAN KRAUSS featuring JIM BLACK!
(Published: December 20, 2011)

@ The Brooklyn Conservatory of Music Concert Hall
The Brooklyn Conservatory of Music is located at 58 Seventh Ave (at Lincoln Place), Park Slope, Brooklyn, NY, Tel 718 622 3300, reduced admission! Tkts are now $10

NEXT Concert of the 2011-2012 season

Saturday, January 14, 2012 - 8:00 PM
The Briggan Krauss Quartet
Briggan Krauss - alto saxophone
Teddy Lausner - piano
John Hebert - bass
Jim Black - drums

WORKS Trio featuring:
Michel Gentile - flute
Daniel Kelly - piano
Rob Garcia - drums

The evening will also include "Musical Dialogues",
a conversation with Mr. Krauss

"the downtown scene has established an outpost in Brooklyn . . . where local practitioners are presenting a music so diverse and eclectic it doesn't even fit under the general umbrella of avant-garde." - The Wall Street Journal

"the concerts always feature top-flight artists . . . exciting, community-based stuff" - Jazziz Magazine

"Celebrate music by being a part of the concert series that 'Brooklyn Jazz Wide Open' provides for the community at large!!! We need each other to carry on... Sounds & Feelings" - jazz legend Joe Lovano

"Brooklyn Jazz Wide Open is not just another concert series. One of the elements that makes it special-for both the audience and the musicians-is that artists are invited to discuss their process and answer questions as they arise. This creates a natural, relaxed atmosphere in which the barriers between audience and performers are removed and true understanding and appreciation can take place." - Eileen Willis, Metropolitan Museum of Art

This event is made possible in part with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, by the Greater New York Arts Development Fund of the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, and by JPMorgan-Chase, all administered by the Brooklyn Arts Council, Inc. (BAC) as well as funding from Meet the Composer.

January 14 - Briggan Krauss is a New York based saxophonist, composer and sound artist who has been a strong presence in the New York creative music scene for the past fifteen years. He is a founding member of Sex Mob, has played on Grammy Award winning and nominated recordings and leads several of his own projects as well as collaborating with many other improvisers and composers in New York and around the world.

Although he also plays baritone sax and clarinet, Krauss' main instrument is alto sax, and he has developed a totally original sound on it. Krauss first started making a name for himself in the Seattle-based collective Babkas, with Aaron Alexander and Brad Shepik. He was soon recruited for transplanted New Yorker Wayne Horvitz's band Pigpen. Krauss was still performing with both groups when he moved to New York City in 1995.

Once in New York, he became a member of several ongoing projects as well as guesting on a number of recordings. He was in the short-lived Sun Ra tribute band Myth Science and the Pink Noise Saxophone Quartet, and recorded two albums with Jerry Granelli's band Badlands and several with the Satoko Fujii Orchestra. He is also a member of the Andrea Parkins trio with Kenny Wollesen, the Resonance Impeders with Chris Dahlgren and Jay Rosen, and EZ Pour Spout, who perform avant-jazz covers of rock tunes.

Briggan has also released three albums as a leader, all on the Knitting Factory label. The first, Good Kitty, featured a trio with Chris Speed and Michael Sarin. 300 followed with a different trio of Krauss, Wayne Horvitz, and Kenny Wollesen. In 1999, he released Descending to End, a solo recording that incorporated elements of electronica with his trademark playing.

February 11
Daniel Kelly "Rakonto" (Yoon Sun Choi - Voice; Rez Abbasi - Guitar; Daniel Kelly - Piano; David Ambrosio - Bass; Satoshi Takeishi - Drums; Min Xiao-Fen - Pipa)
WORKS trio

March 10
Noah Preminger Quartet (Noah Preminger - tenor saxophone, Frank Kimbrough - piano, Cecil McBee - bass, Billy Hart - drums)

April 21
Chamber Orchestra with WORKS
(Mazz Swift - violin, Tanya Kalmanovitch - viola, Marika Hughes - cello, Michael McGinnis - clarinet, Sara Schoenbeck - bassoon, David Smith - trumpet, Mark Taylor - french horn)

May 19
Dave Liebman and Scott Colley with WORKS

Connection Works is an artist-run non-profit organization (501c3) that engages the Brooklyn community with world-class jazz performances and educational events. Our programs promote and facilitate new work by established and up-and-coming artists alike. We provide a forum that supports the astonishing number of brilliant artists in our borough. We at Connection Works believe in and encourage the practice of creativity as a means to nourish the mind, body, and spirit.

More Information: https://www.connectionworks.org

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