Doors, Bar & Restaurant open at 5:30. Music at 8:00. No Cover. Donations encouraged.
Sunday March 8
Lena Bloch & Feathery
"…unwaveringly cohesive…bone-deep gorgeousness…complex, compelling and beautiful, sounds of the highest quality and inspiration laid down by a premier jazz quartet.” – Dan McClenaghan, All About Jazz
Presenting original compositions, written by Bloch and Lossing, where each member of the group is a soloist and an accompanist, all at once!. Drawing on a wealth of inspirations – 20th and 21st-century classical music, Eastern European, Middle Eastern, modern jazz, improvised music - all absorbed and emerging organically from the group’s interactions with one another, with a freedom that calls to mind the Tristano School or Paul Motian.
Feathery released its first album “Heart Knows” (2017) to rave reviews worldwide, and listed among top 50 (Jazz Links, Germany-Switzerland), top 100 (NPR Jazz Critics Poll and Tenth Annual International Critics Poll), one of the top jazz releases 2018 (Musica Jazz Magazine, Italy).
The quartet was selected to showcase at the 40th Annual National Chamber Music Conference (2018), and was featured in the Winter 2018 issue of Chamber Music Magazine “American Ensemble” section.
Bloch is an Israeli-American composer and band leader, based in New York City. She has been leading her own chamber groups, performing original music since 1990, in Israel, Europe and the US, including Red Sea Jazz Festival (Israel), Leverkusener Jazz Tage and Ingolstaedter Jazz Tage (Germany), Jazz Lent Maribor (Slovenia), Voronezh Jazz Festival (Russia), Washington Women In Jazz Festival, Vermont Jazz Center Festival, Temple Of The Arts Festival (United States). As a saxophonist she worked with Embryo, Steve Reid, Mala Waldron, Roberta Piket, Sumi Tonooka, Vishnu Wood, Harvey Diamond and many other American and European band leaders.
Russ Lossing's risk-taking dynamics as a composer and innovative jazz performer find him appearing in many different types of venues and concert halls . He has been a figure in some of the world’s leading jazz festivals. Lossing has played all the major jazz venues in New York City including the Village Vanguard as a member of the Paul Motian Quintet.
Lossing's brief but intense study with John Cage in the early '80s and his more recent 12 year association with Paul Motian continue to inform his music at present. He has composed 21 film scores from avant-garde shorts to full length documentaries for PBS, BBC and world broadcast performances, as well as dramatic features both foreign and domestic.
Bassist, composer and educator Cameron Brown began his career in the 1960s, recording in Europe with George Russell and Don Cherry. In the 1970s he recorded live in Montreux with Archie Shep and made a DVD with Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers in Orvieto.
Brown spent the 1980s with George Adams, Don Pullen and Dannie Richmond; thereafter, with Dewey Redman and Joe Lovano and Idris Muhammad. He performs frequently in duo with one of his early mentors, Sheila Jordan, and with Lovano’s Nonet, Don Byron’s Quartet, Jane Ira Bloom, Jason Rigby, Jay Clayton, Valentina Marino, Niels Vincentz and Billy Mintz, and as leader with "Cameron Brown and the Hear and Now" and "Cameron Brown and Dannie’s Calypso."
Mintz performs with the Hal Galper Trio, Roberta Piket Trio, the Russ Lossing Trio, and the Mark Feldman-Sylvie Courvoisier Quartet, among others. In recent years, he has taken on the role of bandleader and composer, leading the Two Bass Band, a ten-piece ensemble which features his compositions and arrangements. Mr. Mintz also gives solo drum set performances extensively on both coasts of the US as well as internationally. Billy's debut CD (2013) as a leader, is with the Mintz Quartet.