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Cuneiform Records to Curate John Zorn’s Club the Stone

Two-week festival features Cuneiform label artists and guests

Claudia Quintet

At the request of composer/alto saxophonist John Zorn, Steven Feigenbaum, head of Cuneiform Records, will curate two weeks of live music at Zorn’s New York City venue, The Stone. Cuneiform at The Stone, a music festival/ label showcase, will take place from Nov.15-30, and will feature 25 groups playing jazz, rock, electronic and beyond-genre music.

Festival highlights includes a Nov. 15 performance by Ideal Bread, Josh Sinton’s repertory group dedicated to Steve Lacy. Later that night, trombonist and avant-garde icon Roswell Rudd will perform with Ideal Bread as his backing band. Later in the festival, on the evening of Nov. 27, pianist Jason Moran performs with Ergo, Brett Sroka’s jazz/electronics group.

Every evening between Nov.15 and 30, except Thurs. Nov. 24th (Thanksgiving), Cuneiform will present two sets, most priced $10 each. Nov. 17 is jazz dance party night, with the Revolutionary Snake Ensemble from Boston and Taylor Ho Bynum & Abraham Gomez-Delgado’s Positive Catastrophe. Jason Adasiewicz, Chicago’s 2011 Musician of the Year (Chicago Reader) brings his group Rolldown to the Stone on Nov. 18, the same night that the Claudia Quintet + 1 performs with Theo Bleckmann. On Nov. 20, an all-acoustic version of the Mahavishnu Project performs, while the next night, two groups from Denver-Hamster Theatre and Thinking Plague-appear. Nov. 29 features two avant-rock groups that have been with Cuneiform since its earliest days, Forever Einstein and Doctor Nerve, and on Nov. 30, Zevious and Gutbucket, who are among Cuneiform’s newest signings.

For more information, visit Festival.

Concurrent with its two-week New York festival at The Stone, Cuneiform will present a two-day music festival in Baltimore, called Cuneifest: Cuneiform Comes to Baltimore. Cuneifest features a six-band rock showcase at Baltimore’s Orion Sound Studios on Nov. 19, and a five-band jazz showcase at An Die Musik on Nov. 20.

For more information about Cuneifest, see:

The Stone is located at 16 Avenue C, NYC, NY 10009. There will be two sets/artists a night at 8:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. $10.00 per set unless otherwise noted.

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