Innocent When You Dream, Matterhorn and Wing Walkers at Ibeam!
Dec
8
8:00 PM20:00

Innocent When You Dream, Matterhorn and Wing Walkers at Ibeam!

Triple bill at Ibeam:

8pm: Matterhorn

 

John Blevins - trumpet, effects, compositions                                                                      Drew Williams - bass clarinet, tenor saxophone, microbrute synth, effects, compositions
Jeff McLaughlin - electric guitar, effects
Jesse Bielenberg - electric bass, effects                                                                            Nathan Ellman-Bell - drums

9pm: Innocent When You Dream

Aaron Shragge - Dragon Mouth Trumpet/Shakuhachi
Ryan Anselmi - Tenor Saxophone
Nico Soffiato - Guitar
Alexi David - Bass
Deric Dickens - Drums

10pm: Wing Walker Orchestra

Brad Mulholland - alto saxophone
Eric Trudel - tenor saxophone
Drew Williams - bass clarinet
John Blevins - trumpet
Danny Gouker - trumpet
Nick Grinder - trombone
Karl Lyden - trombone
Jeff McLaughlin - guitar
Marta Sanchez - piano
Marty Kenney - bass
Nathan Ellman-Bell - drums

Suggested donation $15. 

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Official Brooklyn Jeff Buckley Tribute Concert
Nov
17
7:30 PM19:30

Official Brooklyn Jeff Buckley Tribute Concert

TICKETS: http://bit.ly/2ydaNkt
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Friday, November 17th, would be Jeff Buckley's 51st birthday, during the 20th anniversary year of his afterlife since his untimely passing in 1997.

In a concert blessed with a seal of approval from Jeff Buckley Music, we will remember, celebrate, and relive the artist's work with an intimate evening filled with tribute performances by a diverse range of talented independent musicians. Confirmed performers include Abby Ahmad, Raka Banerjee, Brooklyn Raga Massive, Chris Carrigain of Deep Sea, Church of Betty Trio, Brian Collazo of BSKi, FloodWaves, Mike Horn of FloodWaves, Sophie Lam, Mark Lesseraux, On The Sun, Liliana Rose, Curtis J. Social, Margaret Tran, and Lily Virginia, plus surprise guests waiting in the wings!

Thrilled to have secured Shapeshifter Lab of Brooklyn for this event - a crisp, softly lit, open-plan, ADA-compliant venue with 3,600 square feet of space in which to browse house art, enjoy refreshments, and peruse performers' wares while enjoying the music. 

The address is 18 Whitwell Pl, Brooklyn, NY 11215, between 1st and Carroll Streets in Gowanus. If not arriving by car or bicycle, one can get there by taking the R train to Union St. station or the F/G trains to Carroll St, Smith & 9th St., or 4th Av.-9th St. stops.

7:30 p.m. doors, 8:00 to 10:00 p.m. show, with a short intermission.

Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages will be available for purchase at a bar staffed by the venue.

Proceeds from this event will go to these amateur/independent/fabulous artists, as well as to the Deanna Maran Foundation for Non-Violence, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization founded by my friend in college and her siblings after their youngest sister Deanna "Lala" Maran was killed in an act of preventable party violence at a high school party in West Los Angeles on November 17th, 2001. Lala will be in her 16th year in the afterlife on this night, and I can't think of a better way to honor her impact than to support the foundation, which funds teachers' initiatives, curricula, and special programs that promote non-violent conflict resolution among diverse American youth. For now, services are largely geared towards the Southern California area, but has the ability to expand as support continues and grows. There seems to be a stronger need than ever before to sow seeds of non-violence in local and national programs, and I think that this cause is apropos given the unspeakable tragedies that have popped up all over our country over the past few years, often times in our schools. There will be collection stations at the venue, too, for additional donations by cash, check, money order, PayPal, Venmo, or credit/ATM card if you are so moved.

It will be a beautiful, tender night. See you music lovers soon - bring everyone you know and care about.

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Brooklyn Raga Massive: Ragala Funraiser
Nov
16
6:30 PM18:30

Brooklyn Raga Massive: Ragala Funraiser

JOIN US FOR THE RAGALA!
A Gala Fundraiser for the Brookly Raga Massive

RESERVE YOUR TICKETS NOW!
www.brooklynragamassive.org/ragala
https://www.brooklynragamassive.org/tickets

THURSDAY NOVEMBER 16TH
@ROULETTE INTERMEDIUM 509 ATLANTIC AVE. BROOKLYN, 
6:30PM - 11:30PM

Live Music from BRM Artists
Delicious Artful Food
OPEN BAR
Special Auction Items
and more... 

Tickets - $200
After Party Ticket $50
Tables range from $1,800-$3,000 and up

Brooklyn Raga Massive requests your esteemed presence at the RAGALA, a night filled with enticing music, delectable food, an open bar, celebrity guests and more! The RAGALA is the premier gala fundraising event for Brooklyn Raga Massive and is sure to be a night to remember. This event helps fund our mission of promoting cross cultural understanding through the lens of raga and raga inspired music. Your participation at the Ragala helps create over 70+concerts annually allowing music and culture to thrive. Show your support for this cultural community in style. We look forward to celebrating the night with you. - BRM

FEATURING

WOMEN'S RAGA MASSIVE
BRM'S FROM TRADITION TO INNOVATION
CLASSICAL SETS
& IMPROVISATIONAL JAM SESSIONS WITH

Samarth Nagarkar - Jay Gandhi - Abhik Mukherjee -Trina Basu - Arun Ramamurthy - Neel Murgai - Sameer Gupta - Max ZT - Roopa Mahadevan - Priya Darshini - Eric Fraser - Camila Celin - David Ellenbogen - Pawan Benjamin - Roshni Samlal - Kane Mathis - Ehren Hanson - Michael Gam - Shiva Goshal Aaron Shragge - Andrew Shantz - Lauren Crump - Adam Malouf
and more...


For more information on purchasing tickets, tables, or becoming a sponsor for the event, visit
www.brooklynragamassive.org/ragala
or contact us
fundraising@brooklynragamassive.com

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KARL BERGER IMPROVISERS ORCHESTRA
Oct
28
7:00 PM19:00

KARL BERGER IMPROVISERS ORCHESTRA

 CMS Improvisers Orchestra Performance

 Saturday, September 30th at the El Taller Cultural Community Center, NYC

With special guest soloist Min Ciao Fen

The Music:

Since its inception in 2011, the CMS Improvisers Orchestra, comprised of 20 or more string, horn, reed, and percussion soloists, has performed nearly 90 times.  Conducted in Karl Berger's inimitable style developed over decades at the legendary Creative Music Studio™, the CMS™ Improvisers Orchestra explores original compositions as well as melodies from the world's folk traditions and themes by visionary composers such as Don Cherry and Ornette Coleman, creating a platform for musical ideas to arise spontaneously among the orchestra’s musicians. Karl’s conducting blends and harmonizes improvised sounds and rhythms in constantly shifting instrumentations and dynamics.  One of the orchestra’s trademarks is Ingrid Sertso's unique vocalizations and poetry.

The performance begins at 8:30 pm with a rehearsal open to ticket holders at 7:00 pm when listeners gain insights into the unique process that guides the CIO. 

The CMS Improvisers Orchestra has received numerous critical reviews.  In a glowing notice, the Wall Street Journal said the orchestra’s sound “draws on lush harmonies and a well-defined relationship between foreground soloists and background.”  The arts blog Lucid Culture remarked that “the camaraderie and warmth of the repartee between the orchestra and conductor – and among the orchestra itself – was visceral,” and acclaimed jazz critic Howard Mandel wrote that the orchestra “can expand on simple themes paying utmost attention to dynamics and each other through ‘intuited communication.’”

The Musicians:

CIO musicians featured in this performances include: Karl Berger, vibes, Ingrid Sertso, vocals and poetry;  Peter Apfelbaum, Ras Moshe, flute and tenor sax; Sylvain Leroux, fula flutes; Haruna Fukazawa, , flutes; Andy Laties, shakuhachi; Brian Groder, Aaron Shragge, trumpet; Lee Odom, Don Payne, clarinets; Michael Lytle, Christoph Knoche, bass clarinet; Bohdan Hilash, contra bass clarinet; Sana Nagano, Annemarie Wiesner, violin; Leonor Falcon, viola; Richard Keene, oboe; Jason Candler, soprano sax; Welf Dorr, Patrick Brennan, alto sax; Bill Ylitalo, baritone sax; Westwood Johnson, trombones; Kenny Wessel, Harvey Valdez, Ted Orr, guitars;  John Ehlis, mandolin; Ken Filiano;  basses; Warren Smith, Aaron Latos, percussion; and surprise guests.

www.creativemusic.org

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Ragas Live Festival at Rubin Museum of Art
Oct
22
5:00 AM05:00

Ragas Live Festival at Rubin Museum of Art

Ragas Live Festival 2017: Tickets Available September 15th. 

Color your mind at Ragas Live Festival, a 24-hour celebration of Indian classical music. Experience the innovations of New York City’s current “raga renaissance” as over fifty master musicians—and an enthusiastic audience—take over the Museum for an overnight concert of sacred sounds.

5am set:

Aaron Shragge - Dragon Mouth Trumpet/Shakuhachi

Rez Abbasi - Guitar

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Brooklyn Raga Massive perform Terry Riley's In C at Opus 1
Oct
7
5:30 PM17:30

Brooklyn Raga Massive perform Terry Riley's In C at Opus 1

 

BRM "In C" performance at 5:30 PM

Check out the Program for More Details >>

Inspired by the spirit of the woods, OPUS 1 explores the convergence
of art, music and technology.

Experience an enchanting evening in the forest, featuring
distinctive performances on the iconic new Chrysalis Stage,
complemented by an immersive audio-visual program exploring
trance, ritual and perception

Throughout the site, immersive exhibitions, and site-specific mixed-
media installations offer moments of discovery that engage the
senses and provoke the mind.

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Brooklyn Raga Massive perform Terry Riley's In C at (le) poisson rouge
Oct
6
7:00 PM19:00

Brooklyn Raga Massive perform Terry Riley's In C at (le) poisson rouge

Brooklyn Raga Massive perform Terry Riley's In C at (le) poisson rouge

presented by WMI and LPR


7:00pm doors | 8:00pm show | 18+ 

Buy tickets at $25 seated advance, $30 day of show | $20 standing advance, $25 day of show

Terry Riley’s 1964 composition “In C” is has been described as the global village’s first anthem. Considered one of the most seminal works in minimalism, the piece, was inspired by the rhythmic patterns, drones and immersive nature of raga. Brooklyn Raga Massive (BRM) is a collective of forward thinking musicians that brings together artists and audiences of diverse backgrounds. BRM, rooted in Indian classical music, expands the scope of their musical endeavors by making liberal use of jazz, Western classical, rock, avant-garde and other music. BRM brings the music full circle, as the first ensemble to perform the piece with an orchestra of raga musicians and with mostly Indian instruments: sitar, sarod, tabla, bansuri, violin, vocal, cello, bass, guitar and more. Terry himself, who has studied and performed in Hindustani vocal traditions for decades, suggested that BRM open the composition to improvisation - and the ensemble’s performances have gained a new spontaneity, beauty and excitement. No two performances of “In C” are the same - listening to it can be a transcendent and moving experience. This concert will be the album release event for Brooklyn Raga Massive’s record release of their “In C” project.

“Expanding the notion of what raga - the immersive, epic form of Indian music - can mean." – The Wall Street Journal

This concert is part of World Music Institute’s Global Local Series.

Refund Policy & Terms of Service: LPR does not issue refunds or exchanges for ticket purchases. All sales are final. No refunds will be processed for unused tickets or for patrons who are denied entry due to not having valid identification for will call pickup or admittance to an age restricted event. Events are subject to change in date, time, reserved seat location or scheduled act at anytime. In the case of an event cancellation, refunds will be provided via the method of payment originally used. Resale of any ticket at a price greater than the original ticket price is absolutely prohibited. We have the right to revoke or reclaim possession of any tickets from the buyer who violates such restrictions.

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KARL BERGER IMPROVISERS ORCHESTRA
Sep
30
7:00 PM19:00

KARL BERGER IMPROVISERS ORCHESTRA

 CMS Improvisers Orchestra Performance

 Saturday, September 30th at the El Taller Cultural Community Center, NYC

With special guest soloists: David Soldier Trio

The Music:

Since its inception in 2011, the CMS Improvisers Orchestra, comprised of 20 or more string, horn, reed, and percussion soloists, has performed nearly 90 times.  Conducted in Karl Berger's inimitable style developed over decades at the legendary Creative Music Studio™, the CMS™ Improvisers Orchestra explores original compositions as well as melodies from the world's folk traditions and themes by visionary composers such as Don Cherry and Ornette Coleman, creating a platform for musical ideas to arise spontaneously among the orchestra’s musicians. Karl’s conducting blends and harmonizes improvised sounds and rhythms in constantly shifting instrumentations and dynamics.  One of the orchestra’s trademarks is Ingrid Sertso's unique vocalizations and poetry.

The performance begins at 8:30 pm with a rehearsal open to ticket holders at 7:00 pm when listeners gain insights into the unique process that guides the CIO. 

The CMS Improvisers Orchestra has received numerous critical reviews.  In a glowing notice, the Wall Street Journal said the orchestra’s sound “draws on lush harmonies and a well-defined relationship between foreground soloists and background.”  The arts blog Lucid Culture remarked that “the camaraderie and warmth of the repartee between the orchestra and conductor – and among the orchestra itself – was visceral,” and acclaimed jazz critic Howard Mandel wrote that the orchestra “can expand on simple themes paying utmost attention to dynamics and each other through ‘intuited communication.’”

The Musicians:

CIO musicians featured in this performances include: Karl Berger, vibes, Ingrid Sertso, vocals and poetry;  Peter Apfelbaum, Ras Moshe, flute and tenor sax; Sylvain Leroux, fula flutes; Haruna Fukazawa, , flutes; Andy Laties, shakuhachi; Brian Groder, Aaron Shragge, trumpet; Lee Odom, Don Payne, clarinets; Michael Lytle, Christoph Knoche, bass clarinet; Bohdan Hilash, contra bass clarinet; Sana Nagano, Annemarie Wiesner, violin; Leonor Falcon, viola; Richard Keene, oboe; Jason Candler, soprano sax; Welf Dorr, Patrick Brennan, alto sax; Bill Ylitalo, baritone sax; Westwood Johnson, trombones; Kenny Wessel, Harvey Valdez, Ted Orr, guitars;  John Ehlis, mandolin; Ken Filiano;  basses; Warren Smith, Aaron Latos, percussion; and surprise guests.

www.creativemusic.org

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Brooklyn Raga Massive at New School Jazz and Contemporary Music
Sep
29
4:00 PM16:00

Brooklyn Raga Massive at New School Jazz and Contemporary Music

  • The New School: Jazz Performance Space, Arnhold Hall (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music is proud to present Sameer Gupta, Neel Murgai and Aaron Shragge of Brooklyn Raga Massive as part of our Eyes of the Entrepreneurs series.

Brooklyn Raga Massive (BRM) is an artist collective dedicated to creating cross-cultural understanding through the lens of Indian classical and Raga inspired music. BRM is a 501c3 charitable organization and a platform for all lovers of Raga music, both listeners and artists, to feel the pulse of NYC’s live Indian Classical music scene. BRM officially became a non-profit in the summer of 2015. However, it’s first seeds as a humble music collective began in 2012 in a Prospect Heights dive bar with a Weekly Concert Series and Jam Session, featuring traditional and raga-inspired music followed by an open jam session. Over the years, this ongoing weekly event has helped to cultivate a vibrant community of musicians and music lovers, all while embracing new artists and opening doors for cross-cultural collaboration reflective of the current Brooklyn musical landscape. The inclusive and spontaneous nature of BRM's weekly jam session has not only built a strong community, but has also become an incubator of new music collaborations and genres of music indigenous to Brooklyn. BRM produces over 70 events each year including the weekly concert series and other performances. BRM has received enthusiastic support from premier presenting organizations  and venues such as World Music Institute, Lincoln Center, Kennedy Center, MOMA, The Met, India Center Foundation, Brooklyn Arts Museum, Celebrate Brooklyn, BRIC, Jazz Gallery, Pioneer Works, Joe’s Pub, Shapeshifter, The Rubin Museum, Yerba Buena Gardens, Seattle Town Hall, and more. In addition, Brooklyn Raga Massive is a co-producer of the Ragas Live festival, a 24-hour NYC annual music festival featuring Indian classical and Raga inspired music for a live audience broadcast live throughout NYC on 89.9 FM-NY radio and internationally via WKCR.org. With a strong community of music lovers and talented musicians, BRM is a respected presenter of both traditional raga music as well as cross-cultural contemporary projects.

The Eyes of the Entrepreneurs series is dedicated to empowering artists to cultivate an entrepreneurial mindset in taking responsibility for their art and their career. More than ever before, musicians are their own businesses. The series features notable guest artists, who will discuss the paths they took in developing their vision and life in music, as well concepts like authenticity and integrity, skill development, community building, networking, and more.

The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music is distinguished by its artist-as-mentor approach to classroom teaching; its progressive, innovative curriculum and focus on small-group performance; its superb faculty, a community of legendary musicians; its exceptionally talented students; and its location in New York City, the jazz capital of the world.

Free and open to the public!

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BROOKLYN RAGA MASSIVE TERRY RILEY’S IN C at Hudson Opera House
Sep
1
7:00 PM19:00

BROOKLYN RAGA MASSIVE TERRY RILEY’S IN C at Hudson Opera House

BROOKLYN RAGA MASSIVE
TERRY RILEY’S IN C

A new look at a major minimalist masterpiece
Friday, September 1, 7pm
Buy Tickets: $30 in advance; $35 at the door

Brooklyn Raga Massive, the wildly popular collective of forward thinking musicians rooted in or inspired by the classical music of India, performs Terry Riley’s "In C". Composed in 1964, Riley’s "In C" is considered a minimalist masterpiece. The entire score consists of just one page, but allows for any number of performers in any instrumental combination to perform it. With its repeated patterns and improvisational form, the work can last for several hours or a fraction thereof, to ecstatic and transcendental effect. In spirit, Riley’s "In C" is not unlike the raga, the melodic structure of classical Indian music, and no two performances are ever the same.

For this performance, Brooklyn Raga Massive brings the music full circle, beginning with a classic raga set led by percussionist Ehren Hanson (tabla) and flutist Eric Fraser (bansuri), followed by an hour-long version of Riley's magnum opus with the full ensemble led by Neel Murgai.

Special thanks to the Thendara Foundation for making this event possible.

Followed by Sound Nidra with Ruthie Fraser on Saturday, September 2, at 10am. In Sound Nidra, live music accompanies supported yoga postures that progressively open and unwind the body. Instrumentation includes bansuri, overtone singing, frame drum, carnatic violin, and guitar courtesy of “The Unstruck Sound”, an experimental project by Brooklyn Raga Massive musicians. This is a separate event and tickets are $20.

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UNASSIGNED at ibeam!
Aug
2
9:00 PM21:00

UNASSIGNED at ibeam!

It has been countless years since this band played together, and I couldn't be more excited about playing again!

Aaron Shragge (trumpet, shakuhachi)

Daniel Carter (reeds, trumpet)

Barry Seroff (guitar, flute)

Pete Volino (electric bass)

Ken Schalk (drums)

This is a one night only affair, so get down and witness some magic :).

$10 suggested donation. 

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KARL BERGER IMPROVISERS ORCHESTRA WITH VALERIE DEE NARANJO
Jun
10
7:00 PM19:00

KARL BERGER IMPROVISERS ORCHESTRA WITH VALERIE DEE NARANJO

 CMS Improvisers Orchestra Performance

 Saturday, June 10 at the El Taller Cultural Community Center, NYC

With special guest Valerie Naranjo, West African Mallet Percussions

The Music:

Since its inception in 2011, the CMS Improvisers Orchestra, comprised of 20 or more string, horn, reed, and percussion soloists, has performed nearly 90 times.  Conducted in Karl Berger's inimitable style developed over decades at the legendary Creative Music Studio™, the CMS™ Improvisers Orchestra explores original compositions as well as melodies from the world's folk traditions and themes by visionary composers such as Don Cherry and Ornette Coleman, creating a platform for musical ideas to arise spontaneously among the orchestra’s musicians. Karl’s conducting blends and harmonizes improvised sounds and rhythms in constantly shifting instrumentations and dynamics.  One of the orchestra’s trademarks is Ingrid Sertso's unique vocalizations and poetry.

In this June 10 performance, the CMS Improvisers Orchestra will play themes from CIO conductor Karl Berger’s ‘African Echoes’ based on West African folk melodies and will feature percussionist/vocalist Valerie Naranjo. The performance begins at 8:30 pm with a rehearsal open to ticket holders at 7:00 pm when listeners gain insights into the unique process that guides the CIO. 

The CMS Improvisers Orchestra has received numerous critical reviews.  In a glowing notice, the Wall Street Journal said the orchestra’s sound “draws on lush harmonies and a well-defined relationship between foreground soloists and background.”  The arts blog Lucid Culture remarked that “the camaraderie and warmth of the repartee between the orchestra and conductor – and among the orchestra itself – was visceral,” and acclaimed jazz critic Howard Mandel wrote that the orchestra “can expand on simple themes paying utmost attention to dynamics and each other through ‘intuited communication.’”

The Musicians:

Valerie Dee Naranjo is a percussionist, vocalist, and composer known for her pioneering efforts in West African keyboard percussion music. She plays percussion for NBC's Saturday Night Live Band, and has recorded and performed with Broadway's The Lion King, The Philip Glass Ensemble, David Byrne, The Paul Winter Consort, Tori Amos, Airto Moreira, and the international percussion ensemble MEGADRUMS, which includes Milton Cardona, Zakir Hussein, and Glen Velez.

CIO musicians featured in this performances include: Karl Berger, vibes, Ingrid Sertso, vocals and poetry;  Peter Apfelbaum, Ras Moshe, flute and tenor sax; Sylvain Leroux, fula flutes; Haruna Fukazawa, , flutes; Andy Laties, shakuhachi; Brian Groder, Aaron Shragge, trumpet; Lee Odom, Don Payne, clarinets; Michael Lytle, Christoph Knoche, bass clarinet; Bohdan Hilash, contra bass clarinet; Sana Nagano, Annemarie Wiesner, violin; Leonor Falcon, viola; Richard Keene, oboe; Jason Candler, soprano sax; Welf Dorr, Patrick Brennan, alto sax; Bill Ylitalo, baritone sax; Westwood Johnson, trombones; Kenny Wessel, Harvey Valdez, Ted Orr, guitars;  John Ehlis, mandolin; Ken Filiano;  basses; Warren Smith, Aaron Latos, percussion; and surprise guests.

www.creativemusic.org

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INNOCENT WHEN YOU DREAM CD LAUNCH TOUR: Brooklyn, NY.
Jun
2
8:00 PM20:00

INNOCENT WHEN YOU DREAM CD LAUNCH TOUR: Brooklyn, NY.

Innocent When You Dream at Ibeam

1st set:

Brian Drye - Solo Trombone

2nd set:

Aaron Shragge - trumpet/shakuhachi 

Ryan Anselmi - tenor sax 

Myk Freedman - lap steel guitar

Frank Wagner - bass 

Deric Dickens - Drums

Innocent When You Dream brings a new element to Waits' music while remaining true to its essence. The quintet interprets Waits' stylistically diverse repertoire by creating instrumental versions of his most memorable songs. Using lyrical content and mood as the starting point for exploration, the band moves beyond the realm of covers creating a distinctive sound that draws from Jazz, rock, blues, World music and the avant-garde. The quintet regularly performs in NY area, LA and has been featured at notable Jazz clubs: The B-Flat (Berlin), Upstairs (Montreal) and The Rex (Toronto). Their first record "Celebrating The Music of Tom Waits" was release on Jazz Collective Records (2010) and their second recording "Dirt In The Ground" will be available May 2017.

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INNOCENT WHEN YOU DREAM CD LAUNCH TOUR: Toronto, CANADA.
May
28
8:30 PM20:30

INNOCENT WHEN YOU DREAM CD LAUNCH TOUR: Toronto, CANADA.

Innocent When You Dream at The Emmet Ray. 

Aaron Shragge - trumpet/shakuhachi 

Ted Crosby - tenor sax 

Steve Raegele - guitar

Dan Fortin - bass 

Nico Dann - Drums

Innocent When You Dream brings a new element to Waits' music while remaining true to its essence. The quintet interprets Waits' stylistically diverse repertoire by creating instrumental versions of his most memorable songs. Using lyrical content and mood as the starting point for exploration, the band moves beyond the realm of covers creating a distinctive sound that draws from Jazz, rock, blues, World music and the avant-garde. The quintet regularly performs in NY area, LA and has been featured at notable Jazz clubs: The B-Flat (Berlin), Upstairs (Montreal) and The Rex (Toronto). Their first record "Celebrating The Music of Tom Waits" was release on Jazz Collective Records (2010) and their second recording "Dirt In The Ground" will be available May 2017.

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INNOCENT WHEN YOU DREAM CD LAUNCH TOUR: Ottawa, CANADA.
May
27
8:00 PM20:00

INNOCENT WHEN YOU DREAM CD LAUNCH TOUR: Ottawa, CANADA.

Innocent When You Dream at Avant Garde Bar. 

1st set: The Long Straw

Keith Walton - tuba

Zakari Frantz - Alto sax

Alex Moxon - Guitar

Jamie Holmes - Drums

2nd set: Innocent When You Dream

Aaron Shragge - trumpet/shakuhachi 

Ted Crosby - tenor sax 

Steve Raegele - guitar

Dan Fortin - bass 

Mark Nelson - Drums

Innocent When You Dream brings a new element to Waits' music while remaining true to its essence. The quintet interprets Waits' stylistically diverse repertoire by creating instrumental versions of his most memorable songs. Using lyrical content and mood as the starting point for exploration, the band moves beyond the realm of covers creating a distinctive sound that draws from Jazz, rock, blues, World music and the avant-garde. The quintet regularly performs in NY area, LA and has been featured at notable Jazz clubs: The B-Flat (Berlin), Upstairs (Montreal) and The Rex (Toronto). Their first record "Celebrating The Music of Tom Waits" was release on Jazz Collective Records (2010) and their second recording "Dirt In The Ground" will be available May 2017.

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INNOCENT WHEN YOU DREAM CD LAUNCH TOUR: MONTREAL, CANADA.
May
26
to May 27

INNOCENT WHEN YOU DREAM CD LAUNCH TOUR: MONTREAL, CANADA.

Innocent When You Dream at Cafe Resonance. 

Aaron Shragge - trumpet/shakuhachi 

Ted Crosby - tenor sax 

Steve Raegele - guitar 

Special guest: Joe Grass - pedal steel guitar 

Dan Fortin - bass 

Mark Nelson - Drums

Innocent When You Dream brings a new element to Waits' music while remaining true to its essence. The quintet interprets Waits' stylistically diverse repertoire by creating instrumental versions of his most memorable songs. Using lyrical content and mood as the starting point for exploration, the band moves beyond the realm of covers creating a distinctive sound that draws from Jazz, rock, blues, World music and the avant-garde. The quintet regularly performs in NY area, LA and has been featured at notable Jazz clubs: The B-Flat (Berlin), Upstairs (Montreal) and The Rex (Toronto). Their first record "Celebrating The Music of Tom Waits" was release on Jazz Collective Records (2010) and their second recording "Dirt In The Ground" will be available May 2017.

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INNOCENT WHEN YOU DREAM CD LAUNCH TOUR: FRANKFURT, GERMANY.
May
24
8:00 PM20:00

INNOCENT WHEN YOU DREAM CD LAUNCH TOUR: FRANKFURT, GERMANY.

Innocent When You Dream at Mosaik Bar.

Aaron Shragge -dragon mouth trumpet/shakuhachi

Jonathan Lindhorst -tenor sax

Alexander Maksymiw - guitar

Dan Fortin - bass

Sly Juhas - drums

Innocent When You Dream brings a new element to Waits' music while remaining true to its essence. The quintet interprets Waits' stylistically diverse repertoire by creating instrumental versions of his most memorable songs. Using lyrical content and mood as the starting point for exploration, the band moves beyond the realm of covers creating a distinctive sound that draws from Jazz, rock, blues, World music and the avant-garde. The quintet regularly performs in NY area, LA and has been featured at notable Jazz clubs: The B-Flat (Berlin), Upstairs (Montreal) and The Rex (Toronto). Their first record "Celebrating The Music of Tom Waits" was release on Jazz Collective Records (2010) and their second recording "Dirt In The Ground" will be available May 2017.

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INNOCENT WHEN YOU DREAM CD LAUNCH TOUR: Berlin, GERMANY.
May
23
9:00 PM21:00

INNOCENT WHEN YOU DREAM CD LAUNCH TOUR: Berlin, GERMANY.

Innocent When You Dream at The B-Flat.

Aaron Shragge -dragon mouth trumpet/shakuhachi

Jonathan Lindhorst -tenor sax

Alexander Maksymiw - guitar

Dan Fortin - bass

Sly Juhas - drums

Innocent When You Dream brings a new element to Waits' music while remaining true to its essence. The quintet interprets Waits' stylistically diverse repertoire by creating instrumental versions of his most memorable songs. Using lyrical content and mood as the starting point for exploration, the band moves beyond the realm of covers creating a distinctive sound that draws from Jazz, rock, blues, World music and the avant-garde. The quintet regularly performs in NY area, LA and has been featured at notable Jazz clubs: The B-Flat (Berlin), Upstairs (Montreal) and The Rex (Toronto). Their first record "Celebrating The Music of Tom Waits" was release on Jazz Collective Records (2010) and their second recording "Dirt In The Ground" will be available May 2017.

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INNOCENT WHEN YOU DREAM CD LAUNCH TOUR: Beaune, France.
May
20
9:00 PM21:00

INNOCENT WHEN YOU DREAM CD LAUNCH TOUR: Beaune, France.

Innocent When You Dream at Caves de L'Abbaye

Aaron Shragge -dragon mouth trumpet/shakuhachi

Jonathan Lindhorst -tenor sax

Alexander Maksymiw - guitar

Dan Fortin - bass

Sly Juhas - drums

Innocent When You Dream brings a new element to Waits' music while remaining true to its essence. The quintet interprets Waits' stylistically diverse repertoire by creating instrumental versions of his most memorable songs. Using lyrical content and mood as the starting point for exploration, the band moves beyond the realm of covers creating a distinctive sound that draws from Jazz, rock, blues, World music and the avant-garde. The quintet regularly performs in NY area, LA and has been featured at notable Jazz clubs: The B-Flat (Berlin), Upstairs (Montreal) and The Rex (Toronto). Their first record "Celebrating The Music of Tom Waits" was release on Jazz Collective Records (2010) and their second recording "Dirt In The Ground" will be available May 2017.

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INNOCENT WHEN YOU DREAM CD LAUNCH TOUR: Dortmund, GERMANY.
May
19
8:00 PM20:00

INNOCENT WHEN YOU DREAM CD LAUNCH TOUR: Dortmund, GERMANY.

Innocent When You Dream at Miz Ruhr.

Aaron Shragge -dragon mouth trumpet/shakuhachi

Jonathan Lindhorst -tenor sax

Alexander Maksymiw - guitar

Dan Fortin - bass

Sly Juhas - drums

Innocent When You Dream brings a new element to Waits' music while remaining true to its essence. The quintet interprets Waits' stylistically diverse repertoire by creating instrumental versions of his most memorable songs. Using lyrical content and mood as the starting point for exploration, the band moves beyond the realm of covers creating a distinctive sound that draws from Jazz, rock, blues, World music and the avant-garde. The quintet regularly performs in NY area, LA and has been featured at notable Jazz clubs: The B-Flat (Berlin), Upstairs (Montreal) and The Rex (Toronto). Their first record "Celebrating The Music of Tom Waits" was release on Jazz Collective Records (2010) and their second recording "Dirt In The Ground" will be available May 2017.

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INNOCENT WHEN YOU DREAM CD LAUNCH TOUR: Duisberg, Germany.
May
18
8:00 PM20:00

INNOCENT WHEN YOU DREAM CD LAUNCH TOUR: Duisberg, Germany.

Innocent When You Dream at Lokal Harmonie

Aaron Shragge -dragon mouth trumpet/shakuhachi

Jonathan Lindhorst -tenor sax

Alexander Maksymiw - guitar

Dan Fortin - bass

Sly Juhas - drums

Innocent When You Dream brings a new element to Waits' music while remaining true to its essence. The quintet interprets Waits' stylistically diverse repertoire by creating instrumental versions of his most memorable songs. Using lyrical content and mood as the starting point for exploration, the band moves beyond the realm of covers creating a distinctive sound that draws from Jazz, rock, blues, World music and the avant-garde. The quintet regularly performs in NY area, LA and has been featured at notable Jazz clubs: The B-Flat (Berlin), Upstairs (Montreal) and The Rex (Toronto). Their first record "Celebrating The Music of Tom Waits" was release on Jazz Collective Records (2010) and their second recording "Dirt In The Ground" will be available May 2017.

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INNOCENT WHEN YOU DREAM CD Launch Tour: Hamburg, Germany.
May
17
7:00 PM19:00

INNOCENT WHEN YOU DREAM CD Launch Tour: Hamburg, Germany.

Opening for Declan O'Donovan at Spielbudenplatz St. Pauli

Aaron Shragge -dragon mouth trumpet/shakuhachi

Jonathan Lindhorst -tenor sax

Alexander Maksymiw - guitar

Dan Fortin - bass

Sly Juhas - drums

Innocent When You Dream brings a new element to Waits' music while remaining true to its essence. The quintet interprets Waits' stylistically diverse repertoire by creating instrumental versions of his most memorable songs. Using lyrical content and mood as the starting point for exploration, the band moves beyond the realm of covers creating a distinctive sound that draws from Jazz, rock, blues, World music and the avant-garde. The quintet regularly performs in NY area, LA and has been featured at notable Jazz clubs: The B-Flat (Berlin), Upstairs (Montreal) and The Rex (Toronto). Their first record "Celebrating The Music of Tom Waits" was release on Jazz Collective Records (2010) and their second recording "Dirt In The Ground" will be available May 2017.

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Tradition to Innovation on Millennium Stage at Kennedy Center
Apr
21
6:00 PM18:00

Tradition to Innovation on Millennium Stage at Kennedy Center

Indian Classical Music has touched the hearts of people from around the world. In Tradition to Innovation, Brooklyn Raga Massive takes you on a raga-music journey presenting pure classical ragas from India to contemporary adaptations in America. While standing on the shoulders of giants like Ravi Shankar and John Coltrane, BRM presents their original visions of raga music, reflective of their experiences with communities and cultures from around the world. 

Lineup:
Arun Ramamurthy, violin
Jay Gandhi, bansuri
Sameer Gupta, tabla/drumset
Neel Murgai, sitar/daf
Max ZT, hammered dulcimer
Michael Gam, bass
Aaron Shragge, trumpet

The legendary tabla maestro Zakir Hussain performs in Kennedy Center's Concert Hall with the National Symphony Orchestra directly following our Millenium Stage performance.

This performance is featured as part of the Kennedy Center's free daily performance series on its Millennium Stage in the Grand Foyer: http://www.kennedy-center.org/video/upcoming

DIRECTIONS: http://www.kennedy-center.org/pages/visitor/directions

Please note, there is no free parking when attending or picking up tickets for free events at the Kennedy Center

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Music Therapy Workshop
Apr
8
1:00 PM13:00

Music Therapy Workshop

The Healing Power of Music at Village Zendo

Come and explore the amazing healing qualities of music therapy in this hands on, experiential workshop. The workshop will examine several different formats of music therapy in both group and individual settings including: Clinical Improvisation, Therapeutic Music Listening, Song Writing and self-healing practices. This workshop is open to all those with an interest in creative arts therapy. No previous experience in music is required. All participants are encouraged to bring an instrument of their choosing but there will also be a limited number of small percussion instruments available.

$25 Village Zendo Members, $30 Non-Members.

to register contact: registrar@villagezendo.org

for mor information: info@villagezendo.org

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