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Red Cat Publicity Upcoming Events - Summer/Fall 2012
(Published: August 15, 2012)



Red Cat Publicity Upcoming Events
Summer/Fall 2012:

The Festival of New Trumpet Music, directed by Dave Douglas, presents its 10th Anniversary Festival (Sept 8-Oct 7), a multi-genre, multi-venue celebration of new trumpet music by the instrument's most creative musicians. Hailed as "a grand highlight of the musical season" by The New Yorker and "a cross-stylistic extravaganza" by The New York Times, FONT Music reaffirms its status as one of the most adventurous and consistently innovative music festivals in the New York scene.

FONT Music 2012 will feature Tom Harrell, Jack Walrath, Charles Tolliver & Music Inc/Continuum, Claudio Roditi, Dave Douglas Quintet and much more!
See the full Festival schedule of events here - www.fontmusic.org

FONT'S 10th Anniversary Celebration and Grand Opening
Rotations, Rotations by Stephanie Richards
Saturday, September 8, 6:30-7pm:
Brooklyn Bridge Park, Jane's Carousel, DUMBO
Between the Brooklyn & Manhattan Bridges. FREE!
Rotations, Rotations is a site-specific performance composed and directed by Stephanie Richards, who will be joined by nine moving brass and percussion players performing with the nostalgic sounds of the carousel's "mechanical band"

"For our tenth festival we decided to go back to the full-month model--a blowout of creative music that spans generations and genres that will be our biggest festival since the early days at Tonic. We're book-ending the festival with two amazing free events: Stephanie Richards' Rotations Rotations and Claudio Roditi with the West Point Jazz Knights. In between we've commissioned creative pioneers like Charles Tolliver, Tom Harrell, and Jack Walrath, and emerging talents like Adam O'Farrill, Alicia Rau, and Douglas Detrick. We're really excited to co-curate with yMusic at Rockwood Music Hall, bringing up the NO BS! Brass Band from Virginia. I am also proud to present my own new project featuring singer Aoife O'Donovan on music from Be Still. I hope you will join us for this exciting and varied program! I am proud to be part of the group of ambitious musician/curators who have worked hard to support and expand the field through this festival's programming." - Dave Douglas

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The Cornelia Street Café, which celebrated its 35th Anniversary this past July, is a true New York City landmark, an epicurean destination, an artist's café that cultivates and inspires, and one of the few remaining Greenwich Village bastions for creative music, spoken word, art, theatre, cabaret and much more

Please click on www.CorneliaStreetCafe.com for the upcoming schedule which features Greg Osby's Inner Circle Music Festival (Sept 12-16), The Jim Black Trio (Sept 19), Nasheet Waits (Sept 22), Mario Pavone (Sept 29), Bobby Avey (Oct 6), Amir ElSaffar (Oct 16), Andrew D'Angelo (Oct 19) and much more!

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Trombonist/Composer Joe Fiedler's Big Sackbut
(Yellow Sound Label/September 2012 Release)

A Low Brass Quartet, inspired by The World Saxophone Quartet, performing original music with a unique blend of jazz, world music and avant-garde, featuring Joe Fiedler, Josh Roseman, Ryan Keberle (trombones) & Marcus Rojas (tuba)

September 8 @ The Jazz Gallery
featuring Josh Roseman, Ryan Keberle & Marcus Rojas

Joe Fiedler's newest recording, Big Sackbut, featuring Fiedler, Josh Roseman & Ryan Keberle - trombones, and Marcus Rojas - tuba (on the Yellow Sound Label, September 18, 2012), was really born in the late 1980s when Fiedler first saw The World Saxophone Quartet live. Fiedler explains this revelation: "The drive and energy that they put forth, all without a traditional rhythm section was quite compelling. In addition, the tunes had a wonderful balance of 'loose-tightness' or 'tight-looseness' that totally sucked me right in. And this is to say nothing of the four powerhouse solo voices. I immediately thought of how I might incorporate my image of all of those elements into a trombone driven project of my own. Those ideas rattled around in my head for more than 20 years. Then a little more than two years ago, while on a gig with Ryan Keberle, I told him of my intention to finally follow through and put it all together. As it turned out he was curating a series for the New York Slide Workers Union and offered me a gig. It was just the little nudge that I needed to bring the project to life, and here it is!"

On Big Sackbut one could listen to and enjoy this music immensely without considering the instrumentation, so complete is this music. However, that would be missing most of the soul enriching listening and gratifying fun that is packed into every measure. To hear and contemplate the vast amounts of timbre, tone, rhythm, harmony, melody, charming wittiness and emotion these musicians extract from three trombones and a tuba is an extraordinary experience.

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Celebrate The Release of Our Thing (Motema)
at The Jazz Standard - September 11, 2012!
116 E 27th Street, NYC, Tel 212 576 2232, www.jazzstandard.com, sets @ 7:30 & 9:30 PM

The idea and inspiration for Our Thing was born in the summer of 2011 within the walls of the beautiful Chapelle Notre-Dame-de-la-Sardaigne, a 12th century church atop the tiny village of Saint Cezaire, France, where guitarist/composer Roni Ben-Hur and bassist/composer Santi Debriano co-lead a much-lauded annual jazz camp. This duo's eagerly awaited annual concert has become the centerpiece event of Festi-Jazz.

Our Thing, which features these stellar musicians on disc together for the first time, is, in essence, a continuation of the sublime musical conversations Ben-Hur and Debriano have shared over the years in Saint Cezaire, with Duduka Da Fonseca adding another brilliant, international element. These distinguished members of the jazz diaspora, Ben-Hur (Tunisia via Israel), Debriano (Panama) and Da Fonseca (Brazil), form a trio that is anything but typical. They represent the colorful world of New York City's jazz scene today, each hailing from a distant culture with the experience of traveling and performing around the globe. The eleven tunes on Our Thing comprise seven original compositions by these musicians, as well as four unique treatments of well known standards (from Monk, Jobim, and Berlin); a collection that reflects many of strands of the jazz tradition, while being strikingly fresh, original and of the moment.

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Anat Cohen Quartet - CD Release Celebration for Claroscuro
at The Village Vanguard - September 18-23
sets at 9 & 11 PM, 178 Seventh Ave South, 212 255 4037, www.villagevanguard.com

Anat Cohen - celebrated the world over for her expressive virtuosity on clarinet and saxophone, not to mention the sheer joie de vivre in her charismatic stage presence - presents the latest record of her evolution with Claroscuro, her sixth album as a bandleader. To be released by Anzic Records in September 2012, Claroscuro takes its title from the Spanish word describing the play of light and shade (chiaroscuro in Italian). The album ranges from deliciously buoyant dances to darkly lyrical ballads, with live-in-the-studio spontaneity a priority; moreover, Claroscuro showcases Cohen's fluency in a global set of styles, from the creolized chanson of New Orleans and the evergreen swing of an Artie Shaw tune to African grooves and Brazilian choro, samba and more. Cohen was joined in the studio by her ace working quartet - pianist Jason Lindner, double-bassist Joe Martin and drummer Daniel Freedman - as well as special guests: trombonist/vocalist Wycliffe Gordon, percussionist Gilmar Gomez and star clarinetist Paquito D'Rivera. In its irresistible variety, Claroscuro encapsulates the description Jazz Police offered of Cohen in flight: "She becomes a singer, a poet, a mad scientist, laughing - musically - with the delight of reaching that new place, that new feeling, with each chorus."

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NEIL COWLEY TRIO - Celebrate the release of
The Face Of Mount Molehill
September 11, 2012 on Naim Jazz Records, www.NaimJazz.com

"nothing but thrills and excitement . . . we're finally experiencing a worthwhile British Invasion (of modern jazz). Check them out." - Magnet Magazine (on the band's performance at the 2012 Montreal Jazz Festival)

"Neil Cowley and his trio thrilled with a dynamic set, tackling the jazz-rock divide in a different, yet equally engaging fashion. Captivating melodies marked by intricate time signatures and catchy hooks were delivered with a hard-hitting urgency (check the new The Face of Mount Molehill)." - JazzTimes (on the band's performance at the 2012 Montreal Jazz Festival)

"Anchored by Cowley's restless and even anthemic piano melodies, the trio balances a propulsive rhythmic drive with a lush delicacy, augmented on the new album by subtle string flourishes." - The Los Angeles Times (Face to Watch in 2012)

"To put it simply, I believe London's jazz scene is the most vibrant right now, and NCT [Neil Cowley Trio] is its most brilliant incarnation-stage presence and musicality in equal parts." - Montreal Jazz Festival Dirctor Andre Menard (in DownBeat magazine)

The Face of Mount Molehill U.S. Tour:
October 11 - The Iridium, NYC
October 13 - Columbus, OH - The Wexner Center
October 14 - Frankln Theatre, Nashville, TN
October 15 - Yoshi's, Oakland, CA
October 16 - The Mint, Los Angeles
(additional dates TBA)

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Press Enquiries: Jason Paul Harman Byrne at Red Cat Publicity, Tel 347 578 7601, Email redcatjazz@mac.com

More Information: http://www.redcatpublicity.com

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