On Wednesday, April 14, 2010, Saxophonist Adam Larson‘s band “Beyond the Boundaries” will be opening up for the Kenny Werner Quartet at The Blue Note New York as a part of Blue Note’s Emerging Artist Series.

You can order tickets at www.bluenote.net for the show. Each ticket will also give you access Kenny Werner’s set.

Time: 6:30-7:30pm before the first set and 9:30-10:30 before the 2nd set

The Band:
Adam Larson- saxophone
Nils Weinhold- guitar
Can Olgun- piano
Luques Curtis- bass
Jason Burger- drums

Come see the maiden voyage of the Carlberg/Urie City Band at the Tea Lounge in Brooklyn, NY featuring the music of Frank Carlberg and Nicholas Urie. The band is playing two sets starting at 9:00pm with a mystery gift giveaway sometime during the show compliments of Red Piano Records.

Winds: Jeremy Udden, Douglas Yates, Kenny Pexton, Brian Landrus Tpts: Albert Leusink, Ben Holmes, John Carlson Bones: Alan Ferber, Max Seigal Rhythm: Frank Carlberg, Jorge Roeder, Ziv Ravitz Conducting: Nicholas Urie

Tea Lounge
837 Union Street
Brooklyn, NY 11215-1308
(718) 789-2762


Jazz pianist and composer Danny Fox is joined by his trio – bassist Chris van Voorst van Beest and drummer Max Goldman for a midnight show at Iridium Jazz Club as part of their Emerging Artist Series on Friday, March 5, 2010. Iridium is located at 1650 Broadway in New York. Price is $10.

The Danny Fox Trio was formed in the fall of 2008 as a vehicle for Danny’s original music.  Through regular rehearsals and performances, the band has forged a strong musical identity that continues to evolve. They have performed around the New York City area at venues such as Smalls Jazz Club and Rockwood Music Hall, and have held weekly residencies at both the 92nd Street Y Tribeca and Caffe Vivaldi. The group recently toured the Northeast and will embark on a Midwest tour in the spring of 2010.

The Danny Fox Trio is about to release their first CD which will feature original, eclectic, intricate compositions with dynamic group interplay and interaction. Almost a mix between a jazz trio, a chamber ensemble, and a rock group, this trio has developed a unique sound that departs from traditional jazz piano format and uses the roles of the instruments creatively.

Composer Danny Fox’s music draws from wide influences. His compositions and improvisation are inspired by diverse elements: the quirky rhythms of a Monk tune, the dark harmonies of a Scriabin Etude or the ethereal chords of Messiaen; the funkiness of a Motown bassline, the catchiness of a Beatles tune, or the rich harmony of Duke Ellington.

Rob Mosher‘s 10 piece jazz/classical band Storytime and Petr Cancura‘s ensemble Down Home will be featured at a benefit for New York City based charity Rational Animal on Friday, March 12th at 8pm in the Great Room at South Oxford Space, 138 South Oxford Street (Between Atlantic Avenue and Fulton Street) in the Fort Greene neighborhood of Brooklyn.

Tickets are $12 in advance and $15 at the door. Each ticketholder will receive a Rational Animal T-shirt and other small gifts. Food, drink, and raffle tickets benefitting Rational Animal will be available in exchange for a small additional donation. Questions? Inquire here.

Storytime features original compositions by leader/horn player Rob Mosher. A lushly scored musical odyssey that contains echoes of Wayne Shorter, Gil Evans, Kurt Weill, Darius Milhaud, Debussy and Bach, Storytime reflects Mosher’s embrace of a wide range of influences which have coalesced to create his singularly independent compositional voice.  It’s all held together by Mosher’s multi-faceted orchestration and ingenious use of instrumentation (saxophones, oboe, English horn, clarinets, flute, trumpet, French horn, trombone, electric and acoustic guitar, plus bass and drums). A Canadian currently residing in New York City, award winning composer and performer Rob Mosher straddles both the jazz and classical worlds. Specializing on oboe, English horn and soprano sax, Rob is also the leader of Supervillains jazz quartet.

Down Home is a 5-6 piece ensemble led by Czech born, Candian raised, Brooklyn based muti-instrumentalist Petr Cancura. Down Home combines the rhythms of Africa and Brazil, the phrasing of old blues singers from Mississippi, the deep sound of the saxophone, the unmistakable sound of strings (banjo, mandolin, violin, guitar, bass), and a song or two with words. The songs of Down Home are inspired by black and white photographs – from the sounds of Americana and jazz to a hint of country and bluegrass – the photographs and music enhance each other, telling stories. Already a veteran in jazz, Cancura has recorded with Danilo Perez, Bob Moses and Joe Morris, and is known for crossing borders with the Rwandan Mighty Popo, Canadian Kathleen Edwards and Brooklyn-Brazilian Nation Beat. With Down Home, Petr has thrown himself in the journey of fusing his past musical experience with the stories and traditions of folk music of the deep south.

With offices in Chelsea, Manhattan, Rational Animal uses media and special events to increase public awareness about NYC’s at-risk animals. They are a 501(c)(3) non-profit working to improve the lives of homeless animals, working animals, and wildlife by using media to communicate the actions people can take to help animals and prevent harm to them.

cd-storytime-tortoise-200x200jazzquartet-2Rob Mosher’s Storytime will appear at Cornelia St. Cafe, 29 Cornelia St. Admission is $10.

A melodic, lyrical composer and performer, Rob Mosher is a musician well versed in the jazz and classical worlds, committed to furthering the growth and combination of the two. Specializing on oboe, English horn and soprano sax, Mosher is a proven creator with a uniqueness of voice and an interest in exploring genre fluidity. Recipient of the 2009 ASCAP Young Composer Award, Rob recently released his critically lauded debut CD Storytime – The Tortoise which has been called “heartbreakingly beautiful, with melodies that stop the listener in [their] tracks” by the Hartford Courant (2008).

As a composer and bandleader, Rob’s ensembles further demonstrate a blending and furthering of jazz and classical music, including his 10-piece ensemble “Storytime” and a jazz quartet (Rob Mosher Quartet).