FONT Music! preliminary schedule here!

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by Spitty, Jul 9, 2008.

  1. Spitty

    Spitty Pianissimo User

    Oct 3, 2004
    Brooklyn, NY
    check it out - this isn'tt final but FONT Music 2008 is shaping up to be one hell of a festival:

    FONT Music 2008 – Tentative Schedule

    LPR = Le Poisson Rouge
    CSC = Cornelia Street Cafe
    ESS = Eldridge Street Synagogue
    BRIC = BRIC Studio*
    SMC = St. Mark’s Church
    [email protected] = The Jazz Standard
    LAHM = Louis Armstrong House & Museum

    9/14 – LAHM 2:00
    3hree for Louis
    Eddie Allen, Cecil Bridgewater, James Zollar

    9/15 – LPR 7:30
    Jeremy Pelt and Ralph Alessi
    With Scott Colley and Darrel Green

    9/16 – LPR 7:30
    Mark Isham Electric Film Scores Project

    9/17 – LPR 7:30
    Avishai Cohen Triveni plus Amir ESaffar group
    Avishai Cohen - Trumpet, Joe Martin – Bass, Nasheet Waits - Drums

    TRIVENI, a Sanskrit word meaning "the place where the three sacred rivers
    meet", is jazz-trumpeter Avishai Cohen's new trumpet/bass/drums trio.
    Continuing the long-standing tradition of jazz trios without a harmonic/chordal instrument into the world of today, TRIVENI runs freely in the realms of hard-bop, straight-up funk, with a bit of avant-garde thrown into the mix. The trio features the bass playing of Joe Martin and Nasheet Waits on the drums. After leading a similarly-configured trio on his debut CD ‘The Trumpet Player’ (FreshSound New Talent), Avishai has since explored the sounds and structures of African music with Lionel Loueke (featured on Avishai's latest release ‘After The Big Rain’ (Anzic Records), funk (with Me'shell Ndegeocello), folk/pop (with singer Keren Ann) and modern jazz. Now Avishai presents the new sound of TRIVENI.

    Amir ElSaffar Group

    9/18 – CSC (sets at 8, 9:30, 11)
    Hooper-Piccarillo Group
    Rich Johnson
    John McNeil/Bill McHenry Quartet

    9/19 – CSC (sets at 8, 9:30, 11)
    Chris DiMeglio (FONT commission)
    Scott Tinkler

    9/20 – CSC (sets at 8, 9:30, 11)
    Nabate Isles (FONT commission)
    Phil Slater

    9/21 – ESS 3:00
    Frank London, Baikida Carroll*, Natsuke Tamura, Mark Harvey, Pamela Fleming

    9/21 – Clean Feed Festival, venue tba
    Dennis Gonzalez
    Empty Cage Quartet featuring Kris Tiner

    9/22 – BRIC*
    York College Blue Notes Youth Big Band*
    Dennis Gonzalez and Roy Campbell
    FONT jam session hosted by Dennis and Roy

    9/23 – BRIC*
    Reut Regev (FONT music commission)
    Butch Morris Trumpet Nation

    9/24 – BRIC*
    Steven Bernstein Indie Rock Brass Night

    9/25 – [email protected] 7:30
    Ingrid Jensen, Tim Hagans, Eric Vloeimans

    9/26 – [email protected] 7:30
    Tomas Stanko, Paolo Fresu* PENDING CONFIRMATION

    9/27 – [email protected] 7:30
    Sean Jones, Nicholas Payton play Woody Shaw
    With Mulgrew Miller and Victor Lewis

    9/28 – [email protected] 7:30
    Dave Douglas, Randy Brecker, Josh Evans
    With Uri Caine, James Genus, Clarence Penn

    9/27 – SMC 2:00
    Analog Arts’ “dung†Brass Ensemble performs the music of Karlheinz Stockhausen, Elliot Carter, the Who, and others

    9/28 – SMC 2:00
    Anti-Social Music, featuring trumpeters Tim Byrnes, Geoff Chirgwin, Jon Malko, and Nate Wooley performing the music of Peter Hess, Dan Lasaga, Andrea La Rose, and Pat Muchmore.

    *pending confirmation
  2. TrentAustin

    TrentAustin Fortissimo User

    Oct 28, 2003
    Boston, MA
  3. ecarroll

    ecarroll Artist in Residence Staff Member

    Jul 13, 2005
    It would be great if tradition was broken and these actually drew an audience. FONT has been a terrible disappointment in that regard, in spite of presenting some amazing music and musicians.
  4. MJ

    MJ Administrator Staff Member

    Jan 30, 2006
    Very cool! Good luck with it!
  5. Spitty

    Spitty Pianissimo User

    Oct 3, 2004
    Brooklyn, NY
    Hi ECarroll,

    I think that is a fairly inaccurate statement - the FONT events at the bigger venues such as the Jazz Standard and places like Merkin Hall or St.Marks Church have been very well attended. The festival is now entering it's 6th year - if it always had an attendance problem it wouldn't have survived this long. Granted some of the shows happening at smaller or less-known venues have pulled in a smaller crowd but that is fairly normal for these types of gigs in NYC.

    COME OUT AND SUPPORT FONT MUSIC folks - it's a wonderful festival during which you will be exposed to some amazing music and some amazing players.

  6. ecarroll

    ecarroll Artist in Residence Staff Member

    Jul 13, 2005

    I think that FONT is a great, great, thing. There were only 6 people in the audience when I played, however (yes, it was probably me) and Mark quit this year complaining that he couldn't even get his MSM students to attend (their obvious loss). Programming in NYC is a daunting thing.

    It's a wonderful lineup this year, as usual, and I'm thrilled to see Kris Tiner on the list. I'll do everything that I can to be down for a few shows.

  7. Spitty

    Spitty Pianissimo User

    Oct 3, 2004
    Brooklyn, NY
    yes - I agree, it is tough to get people out to shows, I think based on the competition (always tons of stuff happening in NYC) and the economy - people cutting back on nights out. When and where did you play?

    Hopefully it will be well attended this year. Regarding Mark quitting after one year, that is of course his decision, but why give up so easily? The Festival is healthy in every sense of the word and moving forward with bigger and better plans for the future. FONT has become a big part of the NYC music festival season and also a coveted gig for any trumpeter on the scene.


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