The third annual Brooklyn Jazz Underground Festival will take place this weekend, Jan. 9-11, at Smalls, located at 183 West 10th Street, at 7th Avenue South in Manhattan. The schedule is as follows:
Friday, January 9
8:00 PM: TANYA KALMANOVITCH – Tanya Kalmanovitch (violin & viola), Douglas Yates (clarinet + bass clarinet), Frank Carlberg (piano), Ken Filiano (bass)
10:30 PM: SUNNY JAIN COLLECTIVE – Sunny Jain (drums), Marc Cary (piano), Nir Felder (guitar), Gary Wang (bass)
Saturday, January 10
7:30 PM: ANNE METTE IVERSEN QUARTET – Anne Mette Iversen (bass), Danny Grisset (piano), John Ellis (sax), Quincy Davis (drums)
9:30 PM: JEROME SABBAGH TRIO – Jerome Sabbagh (saxophone), Joe Martin (bass), Victor Lewis (drums) Performing music from Sabbagh’s new CD for Sunnyside Records, One Two Three
11:30 PM: BENNNY LACKNER
Sunday, January 11
7:30 PM: ALEXIS CUADRADO Cuarteto Ibérico – Alexis Cuadrado (bass), Victor Prieto (accordion), Brad Shepik (guitar), Jordan Perlson (drums & percussion)
9:30 PM: DAN PRATT ORGAN QUARTET – Dan Pratt (tenor saxophone), Alan Ferber (trombone), Jared Gold (organ), Mark Ferber (drums). Performing music from their new Posi-Tone Records CD, due out in April 2009
11:30 PM: ALAN FERBER NONET – Alan Ferber (trombone), Shane Endsley (trumpet), Jon Gordon (alto/soprano saxophones), Doug Yates (bass clarinet), Dan Pratt (tenor saxophone), Nate Radley (guitar), Bryn Roberts (piano), Matt Clohesy (bass), Mark Ferber (drums)
The Brooklyn Jazz Underground is an association of independent bandleaders with a shared commitment to improvised music. Through cooperative effort, members of the BJU strive to create greater awareness of their work. The members of The BJU serve an important role in our culture and society by providing a bustle of composing, playing and teaching that enriches, inspires and educates.
Check out Brooklyn Jazz.org for bios, mp3s, podcasts, blogs, photos and much more.
The Brooklyn Jazz Underground Sampler, Vol. 3 will be available on opening night of the festival.