2nd Official Brooklyn Jeff Buckley Tribute Concert
Nov
16
7:30 PM19:30

2nd Official Brooklyn Jeff Buckley Tribute Concert

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Friday, November 16th, is the eve of what would have been Jeff Buckley's 52nd birthday. Join us as we usher in his 21st anniversary in the afterlife since his untimely passing in 1997.
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 Raka Banerjee, Nicky BarbatoBrooklyn Raga Massive, Chris Carrigain of Deep SeaChurch of Betty Trio, Curtis J, Mike Horn and Eric Lense of FloodWaves, Mark Lesseraux, ON THE SUN, and more! Also featuring an array of merch and exciting raffle prizes!

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

The after party will be at 11 p.m. at Littlefield's sister business Parklife just around the corner at 636 Degraw Street between 3rd and 4th Avenues. A DJ will play, craft beers will flow, and tacos and burritos will abound!

This event is strictly 21+. Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages will be available for purchase at a bar staffed by the venue - cards are accepted. 

Parklife's Antojitos El Atoradero will have food for purchase at a kiosk inside the venue. Patrons may also order their own food to the venue.

Proceeds from this event will go to these amateur/independent artists, as well as to the Education Through Music (ETM), a NYC-based 501(c)(3) that partners with city schools to provide music education as a CORE subject for ALL students in the school.

It will be a rockin', feel-good night. See you music lovers soon - bring everyone you know and care about.

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BROOKLYN RAGA MASSIVE + FANTASTIC PLANET FILM + LIVE SCORE
Nov
9
7:00 PM19:00

BROOKLYN RAGA MASSIVE + FANTASTIC PLANET FILM + LIVE SCORE

Brooklyn Raga Massive artist collective performs a live film score to the 1973 animated sci-fi classic Fantastic Planet at The Rubin Museum of Art. The film, directed by René Laloux and written by Laloux and Roland Topor, is a surreal journey to the future with powerful allusions to the challenges of today. BRM’s raga-drenched live film score brings the experience of this otherworldly movie to new heights. 
Fantastic Planet (La planète sauvage)
1973, René Laloux, France, 72 minutes

About the Musicians

Praised by the Wall Street Journal for “expanding the notion of what raga—the immersive, epic form of Indian music—can mean” and dubbed the “leaders of the raga renaissance” by the New Yorker, the fun-loving members of the Brooklyn Raga Massive collective have made huge waves for “preserving the past while blurring genres in an inventive spirit” (New York Times). They will bring a large ensemble to create an original live score to Fantastic Planet.

Advance Tickets: $28.00

Day of: $30.00

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BROOKLYN RAGA MASSIVE + FANTASTIC PLANET FILM + LIVE SCORE
Nov
3
7:00 PM19:00

BROOKLYN RAGA MASSIVE + FANTASTIC PLANET FILM + LIVE SCORE

Brooklyn Raga Massive artist collective performs a live film score to the 1973 animated sci-fi classic Fantastic Planet at Hudson Hall. The film, directed by René Laloux and written by Laloux and Roland Topor, is a surreal journey to the future with powerful allusions to the challenges of today. BRM’s raga-drenched live film score brings the experience of this otherworldly movie to new heights. 
Fantastic Planet (La planète sauvage)
1973, René Laloux, France, 72 minutes

About the Musicians

Praised by the Wall Street Journal for “expanding the notion of what raga—the immersive, epic form of Indian music—can mean” and dubbed the “leaders of the raga renaissance” by the New Yorker, the fun-loving members of the Brooklyn Raga Massive collective have made huge waves for “preserving the past while blurring genres in an inventive spirit” (New York Times). They will bring a large ensemble to create an original live score to Fantastic Planet.

Ticket Price: $35/$30 in advance

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Unstruck Sound at Ragas Live 2018
Oct
7
4:00 AM04:00

Unstruck Sound at Ragas Live 2018

4 a.m. Unstruck Sound

Eric Fraser (bansuri),

Neel Murgai (throat singing/daf/sitar/electronics),

Aaron Shragge (trumpet, shakhuhachi, electronics)

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About Ragas Live 2018

at Pioneer Works

UNITY. HARMONY. COMMUNITY.

24 HOURS. 24 SETS.

 60+ MUSICIANS TAKE US ON A JOURNEY THROUGH A 24 HOUR CYCLE OF SOUND.

BROADCAST LIVE FROM PIONEER WORKS IN RED HOOK, BROOKLYN

ON THE LEGENDARY FM STATION WKCR IN NYC TO OVER 80 COUNTRIES.

TICKETING

Saturday: Advance $30/Day of $35

Sunday: Advance $30/ Day of $35

24-Hour Pass: Advance $50/ Day of $60

 

DETAILS

When: Saturday, October 6 - Sunday, October 7

Time: 5 PM - 5 PM

Where: Pioneer Works, 159 Pioneer St, Brooklyn, NY 11231

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BRM WEEKLY: Aaron Shragge & Ben Monder
Oct
4
8:00 PM20:00

BRM WEEKLY: Aaron Shragge & Ben Monder

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This World of Dew is the third release of Aaron Shragge’s duo with Ben Monder. The duo, an exploratory meditative collaboration, has been praised as both “thoroughly modern with a definitive sound...” (The Birmingham Times) as well as “…lyrical and heartwarming…” (Jazz Times). The new record is out now on Human Resource Records, listen here.

8pm:


Aaron Shragge -dragon mouth trumpet, shakuhachi
Ben Monder - Guitar

Plus Special BRM guests!

10pm:

Jam session!

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AARON SHRAGGE + ROSHNI SAMLAL SPIRAL MUSIC
Aug
29
6:00 PM18:00

AARON SHRAGGE + ROSHNI SAMLAL SPIRAL MUSIC

Spiral Music presents acoustic music every Wednesday evening at the base of the Museum’s spiral staircase. Artists who specialize in music from the Himalayas and South Asia are invited to forge a connection between their music and the art in the galleries.

Aaron Shragge - Dragon Mouth Trumpet/Shakuhachi

Roshni Samlal - Tabla

Free!

 

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Innocent When You Dream & Weird Turn Pro at Ibeam
Aug
24
8:30 PM20:30

Innocent When You Dream & Weird Turn Pro at Ibeam

Double Bill at Ibeam Brooklyn

$15 suggested donation

 

8:30pm: Innocent When You Dream

Aaron Shragge - dragon mouth trumpet/shakuhachi

Ryan Anselmi -tenor sax

Nico Soffiato -guitar

Alexi David -bass

Deric Dickens -drums

 

9:30pm: Weird Turn Pro

Chris Klaxton - trumpet

Matt Langley - bass clarinet

Chris Gagne - trombone

Mike Effenberger- piano

Rob Gerry - bass

Mike Walsh - percussion

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Aaron Shragge & Ben Monder Canadian CD Launch + Ellwood Epps' Togetherness!
Jul
21
to Jul 22

Aaron Shragge & Ben Monder Canadian CD Launch + Ellwood Epps' Togetherness!

LANCEMENT DE DISQUE: DU DUO AARON SHRAGGE & BEN MONDER, ACCLAMÉ PAR LES CRITIQUES. OUVERTURE DU CONCERT PAR ELLWOOD EPPS' TOGETHERNESS!

CD RELEASE CONCERT FOR AARON SHRAGGE & BEN MONDER'S CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED DUO. OPENING SET BY ELLWOOD EPPS' TOGETHERNESS!

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Doors: 8:30pm

1st set:

Togetherness!

Togetherness! est un quintette montréalais qui joue la musique d'Afrique du Sud et au-delà : une musique joyeuse et aventureuse qui swing . Nous jouons les compositions d'Abdullah Ibrahim, Dudu Pukwana, Johnny Dyani, William Parker, Don Cherry, Ellwood Epps, et plus dans le but d'élever le groupe et les auditeurs.

Togetherness! is a Montreal quintet that plays joyful, adventurous, swinging music from South Africa and beyond. We play compositions by Abdullah Ibrahim, Dudu Pukwana, Johnny Dyani, William Parker, Don Cherry, Ellwood Epps, and more in an aim to uplift the band and listeners together.

Ellwood Epps - trumpet

Erik Hove alto -saxophone

Scott Thomson - trombone

Stéphane Diamantakiou - double bass

Ivan Bamford - drums

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2nd set:

This World of Dew sera le troisième disque du duo Aaron Shragge & Ben Monder. Le duo, une collaboration méditative exploratrice, a été saluée à la fois comme "profondément moderne avec un son définit ..." (The Birmingham Times) et "... lyrique et réconfortant ..." (Jazz Times).

This World of Dew will be the third release of Aaron Shragge’s duo with Ben Monder. The duo, an exploratory meditative collaboration, has been praised as both “thoroughly modern with a definitive sound...” (The Birmingham Times) as well as “…lyrical and heartwarming…” (Jazz Times).

Aaron Shragge -dragon mouth trumpet, shakuhachi

Ben Monder - Guitar

Released on Human Recourse Records

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Brooklyn Raga Massive and Jazz Gallery Present: Aaron Shragge & Ben Monder Duo CD Launch
Jul
20
7:30 PM19:30

Brooklyn Raga Massive and Jazz Gallery Present: Aaron Shragge & Ben Monder Duo CD Launch

Aaron Shragge & Ben Monder duo CD Release Concert

This World of Dew will be the third release of Aaron Shragge’s duo with Ben Monder. The duo, an exploratory meditative collaboration, has been praised as both “thoroughly modern with a definitive sound...” (The Birmingham Times) as well as “…lyrical and heartwarming…” (Jazz Times). The new record will be release on Human Resource Records and co presented by Brooklyn Raga Massive and The Jazz Gallery

Aaron Shragge -dragon mouth trumpet, shakuhachi
Ben Monder - Guitar

sets at 7.30pm + 9.30pm
$25/$10 for members

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Brooklyn Raga Massive at Storm King Arts
May
6
2:00 PM14:00

Brooklyn Raga Massive at Storm King Arts

Enjoy an afternoon of outdoor music at Storm King. This concert is free with admission.

From Indian classical ragas and rhythms to compositions by masters such as Ravi Shankar and John Coltrane to originals by Brooklyn Raga Massive members, this genre bending group innovates and renovates while looking toward the future. Presented with World Music Institute.

Neel Murgai, sitar

Samer Gupta, drum set, tabla

Max ZT, hammered dulcimer

Aaron Shragge, trumpet

Michael Gam, bass

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The Stone Residencies - David Buchbinder
Apr
20
8:30 PM20:30

The Stone Residencies - David Buchbinder

DAVID BUCHBINDER @ The Stone! April 17-21
Shows at 8:30 Every Night! One Set! $20 at the door only.

Friday, April 20: Duos
David Buchbinder (trumpet/fluegelhorn)
Dave Restivo (piano)
Aaron Shragge (trumpet)
and special guests

Toronto trumpeter David Buchbinder blows into NYC for a 5-night Residency at The Stone, John Zorn's iconic venue for creative music. The multiple award-winner (including a JUNO, Canada's Grammy) has gathered together 5 ensembles mixing top NYC and Toronto players representing a wide range of genres. Buchbinder's music incorporates sounds from contemporary jazz to music of the Jewish, Roma and Cuban worlds, with a healthy influence of the European Art and film music traditions. 

Now at its new home at the New School at 55 W13th St., the Stone is an intimate venue where composer/players have the unique opportunity over the length of the Residency to showcase many of their musical passions.

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Tomchess and Strange Ornament Quartet
Mar
31
8:00 PM20:00

Tomchess and Strange Ornament Quartet

Tomchess and Strange Ornament Quartet

 

  • Zach Swanson | Accoustic Bass
  • Noel Brennan | Drums/Percussion
  • Aaron Shragge | Trumpet
  • Tomchess | Oud, Ney, Morsing, composer

Tickets available at the door or online.

$20 General Admission | $15 Students and Seniors (with ID)

Doors open at 7:30 pm

Listen here.

Tomchess and Strange Ornament Quartet use subtle harmonic color, extended melodic shapes, oddly proportioned rhythmic figures, as well as deep grooving, and alternative handling of space and scale, outlaying sound to iterate and explore stories that employ universal references in order to augment the singularity of individual style and sustain the endeavors of creativity.

Reviews

"Chess is one of the most fascinating oud players on the scene. His astonishing technique, combined with a real poetic sensitivity and instinctive sympathetic vision of the music constantly conjures unpredictable musical delights. He exudes a vibe of a master who is unconcerned with the trappings of spectacle and showmanship, and concentrates on perfecting his art." -DBDBD, NYC

“...they also mix it up in a jazzy sort of way. Indeed, this is one of those magical efforts, teeming with striking comps and the artists' superlative technical expertise. They hit all the right spots while kicking out the proverbial jams via a fresh slant that yields gratifying results.” - Glenn Astarita, All About Jazz

About the Artist

NYC-based, multi-instrumentalist/improviser/composer Tomchess has played and recorded with some of the heaviest players in the improvisational scene (Dewey Redman, Butch Morris, Pharoah Sanders, Drew Gress, Ronald Shannon Jackson), as well as Morrocan Sintarist Hassan Hakmoun. Having studied Near Eastern and North African musical traditions, his sound encompasses the tonal palette, rhythms and forms of these traditions while never losing sight of his American roots and the importance and freedom of improvising.

Tomchess has performed internationally (Africa, Canada, Holland, India and Italy) and has performed in countless venues including Lincoln Center, The David Rubinstein Atrium, the Asia Society, the Metropolitan Museum of Art,the Natural History Museum,as well as the United Nations. He has also performed on NPR and PBS and played on Grammy-nominated recordings. He has been awarded grants from the Turkish American Society and The Maryland Council for The Arts. In 2012, Tomchess was nominated for an Independent Music Award.

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Zack Foley Quartet/Innocent When You Dream at The Branded Saloon
Mar
23
to Mar 24

Zack Foley Quartet/Innocent When You Dream at The Branded Saloon

10pm

Zack Foley Quartet:

Zack Foley - Vocals

Jesse Elder - Piano

Bass - TBA

Drums - TBA

"One of the most sublime and delightful finds on New York City’s youth-infused jazz scene is the Zack Foley Quartet. The combo can shift in mode or mood with felicity, from beguilingly relaxed to heavy improv to what they call their signature Zen-like 'jazz/rock/chant.' Foley’s attitude is ironic, defying romantic convention. He strips away the neat sentiments we associate with jazz standards and exposes the bare meaning—even artifice—at their root. The result is to reveal songs as small treasures, often tinged with the acknowledgment and acceptance of loss, songs that sparkle amid the otherwise cynical cacophony of the age. There is a depth of spiritual wisdom, psychic insight and struggle, and meditative practice that inform the music, throughout." - Vanity Fair

11pm:

Innocent When You Dream

Aaron Shragge - dragon mouth trumpet/shakuhachi, Ryan Anselmi - tenor sax

Nico Soffiato - guitar

Dan Kurfist - drums

Alexi David - bass

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. "If you are already a Waits fan, this album might send you scrambling to purchase any titles in his catalogue that you’ve missed. And if you’re not a Waits fan, this album could convert you." -Bobby Reed – Downbeat (Editor’s Pick)

 

 

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BRM Weekly: Unstruck Sound
Feb
15
8:00 PM20:00

BRM Weekly: Unstruck Sound

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Tickets: 
$10 advance / $15 door

Doors l 8:00 p.m.
Unstruck Sound | 8:30 p.m.
BRM RAGA JAM SESSION | 10:00 p.m.

The Unstruck Sound, is a project inspired by the Vedic concept of Anahata Nada, the primordial sound that emanates from the universe. The group explores just intonation drones, Overtone singing, and South and North Indian Raga influences to create new sonic spaces.

Listen to Unstruck Sound on NYC Radio Live here:
http://www.nycradiolive.org/brooklyn-raga-massives-unstruck-sound-live-on-wkcr-podcast-222/

Neel Murgai - Overtone Singing, Loops, Daf
Arun Ramamurthy - Violin
Aaron Shragge - Trumpet, Shakuhachi
David Ellenbogen - Guitars and Electronics

*Special announcement for Musicians!* We are happy to offer FREE ENTRY AFTER 10 PM to musicians who come with their instrument and are ready to play! Please come out and engage with one of NYC’s most vibrant and diverse communities of improvising musicians hailing from all over the music world!

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AARON SHRAGGE + ROSHNI SAMLAL SPIRAL MUSIC
Jan
31
6:00 PM18:00

AARON SHRAGGE + ROSHNI SAMLAL SPIRAL MUSIC

Spiral Music presents acoustic music every Wednesday evening at the base of the Museum’s spiral staircase. Artists who specialize in music from the Himalayas and South Asia are invited to forge a connection between their music and the art in the galleries.

Aaron Shragge - Dragon Mouth Trumpet/Shakuhachi

Roshni Samlal - Tabla

Free!

 

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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.

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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.

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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)
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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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