Thursday, May 5, 2011

An Undead Jazzfest

An Undead Jazzfest. Now that's an interesting name for a jazz festival, as I would assume that it has something to do with a jazz festival that is not dead, maybe, or something like that. And so this could be another one of those posts where I find myself blogging about music events and beyond. And so this following event invite is one of those facebook invites that seem as if they want to arrive by the bazillions in that facebook event invite inbox each day, as facebook seems as if it wants to web 2.0 social media user generated content speak for itself these days and times. And so that Undead Jazzfest event was listed as follows, and I thought to repost it on this blog because hey, it's less writing sometimes, I think. Have a great jazz festival and more day.

Undead Jazzfest 2011 is coming!

June 23rd through 26th 2011
BOOM Collective and Search & Restore bring back the Undead Jazzfest, expanded to 4-days, in 11 venues across 2 boroughs and featuring 50+ groups

Founded in June 2010 the Undead Jazzfest is new kind of festival, bringing together an incredible array of artists from the new jazz and improvised music community currently exploding in New York City. With no headliners, affordable tickets, unorthodox venues and no drink minimums, the Undead Jazzfest aims to shake the public perception of what jazz can be today, celebrating the incredible music being made in a setting that is inviting to both the veterans and curious new fans.

With the success of the inaugural year the second Undead Jazzfest has expanded over four nights, at eleven venues, throughout two boroughs and will feature well over fifty groups.

**Also Undead Jazz is pleased to announce they curated a pre-festival concert at SummerStage on June 11th 2011 featuring Medeski Martin & Wood, Jim Black's Alas No Axis, and Josh Roseman's King Froopy All Stars. This is a FREE, general admission show.

June 23rd (Manhattan): Le Poisson Rouge, Kenny's Castaways, Sullivan Hall
June 24th (Park Slope, Brooklyn): The Bell House, a late night of round robin improvised duets (a Celebrate Brooklyn after party)
June 25th (Gowanus, Brooklyn): Littlefield, Cross-Fit, Homage Skate Park
June 26th (Williamsburg, Brooklyn): Public Assembly (2 stages), Cubana Social, Cameo Gallery

Current lineup...
Alan Licht and Brian Chase, Andrew D'Angelo Big Band, Anthony Coleman with Brad Jones and Satoshi Takeshi, Aperiodic, Ari Hoenig Quartet, Bizingas, Bobby Previte Quartet, The Bradaughters with Genesis Breyer P-Orridge, Gary Lucas and Morrison Edley, Briggan Krauss H Alpha with Jim Black, and Ikue Mori, Ceramic Dog with Marc Ribot, Shahzad Ismaily and Ches Smith, Ches Smith's Congs For Brums, Clark Gayton, Darius Jones Trio, Dave King Trucking Company, David Fiuczynski with berklee microJam, David S. Ware, David Torn Trio with Tim Berne and Ches Smith, Dean Bowman solo, Doomsayer, Elliott Sharp plays Thelonious Monk,
Erik Friedlander solo, Gene Lake, Gerald Clayton, Harris Eisenstedt's Canada Day, Jamie Saft's New Zion Trio, Jeff Lederer’s Sunwatcher, Escreet / Binney / Krantz / Gilmore, John Irabagon and Mike Pride, Kris Davis Trio, Logan Richardson with Ben Williams and Nasheet Waits, Marc Ribot solo
plus more TBA!...

Tickets & Information:

Undead Jazzfest

The full Undead Jazzfest schedule will be announced soon.

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