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May 2010 at the Stone 
curated by Henry Kaiser / Susie Ibarra and Roberto Rodriguez

MAY 1 thru MAY 8
HENRY KAISER Presents...
Curated by Henry Kaiser
A special week of events curated by the legendary experimental guitarist, research diver, filmmaker Henry Kaiser. Included will be his first-ever performance with a NY comedian also named Henry Kaiser, some unlikely pairings, a lecture on Antarctica and plenty of guitar fireworks.

5/1 Saturday (NY)
8 pm
Henry Kaiser and Cookie the Clown
Henry Kaiser (guitar) Cookie the Clown (balloon twisting)

10 pm
Krista Amigone, Henry Jacob Kaiser, Roy Koshy, T.J. Mannix, and Duncan Murdoch (acting, singing) Ben Gallina (bass) Henry John Kaiser (guest guitar) David Moore (drums) J.P. Schlegelmelch (piano) Josh Rutner (sax)
FACE continues to bring to art of improvisation to the forefront of theater in New York City. FACE features a 5-piece jazz band that creates, from a single audience suggestion, an original score on the spot while five actors weave a fully improvised show of music, comedy, and dramatic theater. See faceimprov.com for more information.

5/2 Sunday (JM)
8 pm
Andy Statman and Larry Eagle
Andy Statman (mandolin, clarinet) Larry Eagle (percussion)

10 pm
Two Guitars, Bass and Drums
Henry Kaiser, Alan Licht, Charles K. Noyes, Weasel Walter

DR.SAM BOWSER—Ice Labyrinth
7PM to 830PM—TEN DOLLARS: Open to All.
Renowned Antarctic scientist Dr. Sam Bowser. http://icelabyrinth.blogspot.com/ speaks about the collaboration of Art and Science in Antarctica; as well as the secret lives of forams. His loyal research diver Henry Kaiser plays guitar to their underwater Antarctic videos.


5/4 Tuesday (YT)
8 pm
Ralph Gibson and Alan Licht
Ralph Gibson, Alan Licht (guitars, video)

10 pm
Mary Halvorson and Elliott Sharp
Mary Halvorson, Elliott Sharp (guitars)

5/5 Wednesday (NY)
8 pm
Martino Atangana and Leni Stern Duo
Martino Atangana, Leni Stern (guitars)

10 pm
Martino Mtangana and Leni Stern Duo plus
Martino Atangana, Leni Stern (guitars) Mamadou Ba (bass) Makane Kouyate (calebash) Harvie Wirth (drums)

5/6 Thursday (JI)
8 pm
Henry Kaiser, Henry Kaiser, John Zorn and Marc Ribot
Henry Kaiser (acoustic guitar) Henry Kaiser (comedy) Marc Ribot (acoustic guitar) John Zorn (sax)

10 pm
Henry Kaiser and Marc Ribot
Henry Kaiser (electric guitar) Marc Ribot (electric guitar)

We are sorry to announce that Steve has PRESOLD 100 seats for these shows off his WEBSITE and as a result we are only able to accommodate 20 more people for each set. If you wish to see this performance please arrive early. WE OPEN AT 630 AND WILL TAKE YOUR NAME AT THAT TIME FOR ADMISSION TO THE 8PM OR 10PM PERFORMANCE.

5/7 Friday (JC)
8 and 10 pm
Steve Kimock Solo
Steve Kimock (guitar)

5/8 Saturday (JC)
8 pm
Robert Dick and Henry Kaiser Duo
Robert Dick (flute) Henry Kaiser (acoustic guitar)

10 pm
Robert Dick, Henry Kaiser, Mari Kimura, and Sang Won Park
Robert Dick (flute) Henry Kaiser (electric guitar) Mari Kimura (violin) Sang Won Park (kayagum, ajaeng, changgo)

MAY 9 thru MAY 20
Curated by Susie Ibarra
Susie has booked a fabulous series of sets featuring friends old and new.

5/9 Sunday (CB)
8 pm
Ikue Mori—Class Insecta with special guests Peter Evans and Mark Nauseef
Ikue Mori (electronics) Mark Nauseef (percussion) Peter Evans (trumpet)
Ikue will present her latest work "Kibyoshi" with live animation joined by Peter Evans and Mark Nauseef in a rare US performance.

10 pm
Ikue Mori (laptop) Susie Ibarra (drums, percussion) Sylvie Courvoisier (piano)

DAVE DOUGLAS—The Music of Masada
7PM to 10PM—THIRTY DOLLARS: Open to musicians on any instrument.
Trumpeter in various MASADA ensembles since 1993, Douglas talks about and demonstrates some of the unique performance issues raised in this celebrated book of compositions by John Zorn. The group will work on several pieces from the book in differing ensemble formations, illuminating ideas about performance practice and limning the knowns and unknowns in the pages of the MASADA book. For those interested in an inside look at this music, this will be a challenging and fun hands-on experience. Please arrive on time and bring your instrument.


5/11 Tuesday (JI)
8 pm
Kathleen Supové
Kathleen Supové (piano) Special guests Elan Vytal (turntables, electronics) Ryan Brown (guitar, electric bass)

10 pm
Angelica Sanchez Trio
Angelica Sanchez (piano) Johannes Weidenmueller (bass) Ted Poor (drums)

5/12 Wednesday (NY)
8 and 10 pm
The Mulato Insurgency-P O E M A S y C A N C I O N E S
Roberto Rodriguez (percussion, vocals) Chacho Shartz (bass, vocals) Igor Arias Baro (congas, lead vocals) Uri Sharlin (piano, organ, vocals)
The Mulato Insugency- Creole, mulato, a notion that is defined by primitive ritual and the improvisational forces that merge in a given place and surface as a syncretic manifestation. Guillen/Rodriguez.

5/13 Thursday (KR)
8 pm
John Lindberg Solo Bass Performance
John Lindberg (bass)
New and old original solo works by the composer/performer.

10 pm
John Lindberg's TriPolar
Don Davis (reeds) Kevin Norton (percussion) John Lindberg (doublebass)

5/14 Friday (JM)
8 pm
Masaoka,Waterman + Takeishi do Miniatures
Miya Masaoka (koto) Alex Waterman (cello) Satoshi Takeishi (percussion)
Masaoka,Waterman + Takeishi do Miniatures: concise pieces composed and improvised collaboratively.

10 pm
Electric Kulintang
Roberto Rodriguez, Susie Ibarra (percussion, electronics, voice)

5/15 Saturday (RK)
8 pm
Pauline Oliveros Duets
Pauline Oliveros (digital accordion) Susie Ibarra (percussion)

10 pm
Pauline Oliveros
Pauline Oliveros (digital accordion, Ione spoken word/sonic vocals)

5/16 Sunday (CB)
8 and 10 pm
Percussion Concert Benefit for the Stone
Susie Ibarra (drums) Roberto Rodriguez (percussion) and many special guests
Come down to our monthly rent party and help The Stone stay afloat! TWENTY DOLLARS

WILLIAM PARKER—Finding the Self Sound: Unlocking the voice of music...
7PM to 930PM—TWENTY DOLLARS: Open to All.
The class will include an introductory lecture, a Q&A plus a musical presentation with the students. Musicians should bring their instruments.


5/18 Tuesday (JB)
8 pm
Bridget Kibbey Solo
Bridget Kibbey (harp)
"Bridget explores the cross-section of folk and contemporary in a set featuring works by Susie Ibarra, David Bruce, Kati Agocs and arrangements by Kibbey".

10 pm
David Shively
David Shively (percussion)
New and old music for cimbalom (1370-2010) with guests from Either/Or.

5/19 Wednesday (SK)
8 pm
Matthew Welch’s Blarvuster—"The Mosaic of Iridescence"
Matthew Welch (bagpipes, sax, voice) Leah Paul (flutes, sax) Amy Cimini (viola) Mary Halvorson (electric guitar) Ian Riggs (electric bass) Tomas Fujiwara (drums)
A new monolythic, concert length piece called "The Mosaic of Iridescence"—exploring new subtleties of coloration, increased contrapuntal densities and rhythmic complexities for Blarvuster.

10 pm
Nick Hallett - Sexual Energies School: Frankfurt
Nick Hallett (vocals, piano, electronics) Zach Layton (guitar) Mike Skinner (drums) Ray Sweeten (electronics)
Hallett convenes a structured melodic improvisation over interlocking layers of electronic arpeggios.

5/20 Thursday (JC)
8 pm
David Baron and Roberto Rodriguez
David Baron (electronics, keyboards) Roberto Rodriguez (electronics, percussion)

10 pm
Ofer Assaf “Hall of Light” Quintet
Ofer Assaf (sax) Jeff Miles (guitar)
Peter Slavov (bass) Dan Pugach (drums) Ouail Aboulhassane (tabla, percussion)
Ofer Assaf is a jazz saxophonist and composer, and has performed with a wide range of artists including Wayne Shorter and Herbie Hancock in Carnegie Hall as part of the JVC jazz festival. His debut album “Tangible Reality” ranked in JazzWeek Chartbound's top fifty. Ofer will present his latest project "Hall of Light," inspired by Middle-Eastern, North-African, Jazz and Funk influences.

MAY 20 thru MAY 30
Curated by Roberto Rodriguez
New York has become a mecca for many young Israeli musicians, and percussionist/composer Roberto Rodriguez has focused his tenure at The Stone on New York's thriving Israeli New Jazz scene. A fabulous week of music featuring some of the most exciting young players now living in New York!

5/21 Friday (KR)
8 pm
Uri Gurvich Quartet
Uri Gurvich (saxes) Leo Genovese (piano) Peter Slavov (bass) Francisco Mela (drums)
The Quartet released last year their debut, "The Storyteller" on Tzadik records, Radical Jewish Culture series. At their Stone performance, they will present new works by Gurvich. www.urigurvich.com

10 pm
Reut Regev
Reut Regev (trombone) David Phelps (guitars) Mark Peterson (bass) Igal Foni (drums)
Trombonist Reut Regev and drummer Igal Foni will be joined by the R*time gang to play some newer as well as some older R*time repertoire. Yep!

5/22 Saturday (RK)
8 pm
Uri Sharlin-DogCat
Uri Sharlin (accordion) Kyle Sanna (guitar) Janet Grice (bassoon) Rich Stein (percussion) John Hadfield (percussion) Gilad Harel (bass clarinet) Special Guests Frank London (trumpet) Hadar Noiberg (flute)
A whole new program written specially for this evening. Original world music for wind's, accordion, and power guitar.

10 pm
Avishai Cohen
Avishai Cohen (trumpet) Mark Tumer (tenor sax) Matt Penman (bass) Ari Hoenig (drums)
For this May 22nd performance, Avishai has put together a new repertoire

written specifically for this occasion and these musicians.

5/23 Sunday (MJ)
8 pm
Jonathan Keren (violin, viola, arrangements) Cordelia Hagmann (violin) Tehila Nini Goldstein (soprano) Dan Nadel, Flamenco (guitar) Miho Zaitsu (cello) Satoshi Takeishi (percussion)
DissoNuance comprises internationally acclaimed performers, composers, improvisers and thinking musicians, who live in New York City. We come from different backgrounds: Classical, Jazz, Flamenco, Rock and Folk music- but our passion for high-quality music unites us. We feel people are drawn to music regardless of its style or genre- but rather for its energy and quality. DissoNuance proposes a creative programing, consisting of early, contemporary, folk, and classical music- all in one concert. Despite the different styles of the pieces, the consistant use of performers and the use of a unifying theme for each concert will create anorganic program, where a new musical language is invented for each concert.To watch a video presentation of DissoNuance go to the following link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xSK0ZgACJPs

10 pm
Gilad Harel (clarinet) Jonathan Keren (vioin, viola) Gilad Cohen (bass guitar)

7PM to 9PM—TWENTY DOLLARS: Open to All.
Roberto and Susie speak about music and interdisciplinary work in the 21st century.


5/25 Tuesday (SK)
8 pm
Gilad Harel
Gilad Harel (clarinet) Uri Sharlin (accordion, nay) Gilad Cohen (guitars)

10 pm
The Rafi Malkiel Ensemble - WATER
Rafi Malkiel (trombone, euphonium, aguaphonium, compositions) Anat Cohen (clarinet) Avishai Cohen (trumpet, aguaphonium) Itai Kriss (flute) Chris Karlic (bass clarinet, tenor sax) Gili Sharett (bassoon) Jack Glottman (piano) Dave Hertzberg (bass) Benny Koonyevsky (drums, percussion) Nestor Gomez (percussion, water) Special guests
Pre CD release party for the new release on Tzadik. Composer and trombonist Rafi Malkiel and his Ensemble are celebrating the release of their Tzadik debut album WATER in a special concert. WATER features all original compositions on the theme of water in its different forms, mixing Middle-Eastern, Eastern-European, Jazz, Classical and Afro-Caribbean elements, and exploring the connection between those traditions and Jewish musical heritage. The unique instrumentation includes six horns and an aguaphonium, a water-wind instrument invented by Rafi. The show takes the listener on a journey through the world of water, continually engaging and surprising with a wide range of dynamics, colors and emotions.

5/26 Wednesday (YTRK)
8 pm
Sexteto Rodriguez Cuban Jewish All Stars
Gilad Harel (clarinet) Jonatahan Keren (violin) Uri Sharlin (accordion, organ, piano, vocals) Itai Kris (flute) Bernie Minoso (bass, vocals) Igor Arias Baro, Roberto Rodriguez (percussion, vocals)
Featuring Gilad Harel, Uri Sharlin, Itai Kriss, Jonathan Keren

10 pm
Dan Aran
Alex Norris (trumpet) Donny McCaslin (sax) Art Hirahara (piano) Nir Felder (guitar) Linda Oh (bass) Dan Aran (composer, drums)

5/27 Thursday (DS)
8 pm
Itai Kriss Quartet
Itai Kriss (flute) Aaron Goldberg (piano) Eric McPherson (drums) Gianluca Renzi (bass)
With this stellar quartet, flutist Itai Kriss explores Latin rhythms and middle eastern roots, as well as the funky side of Jazz, playing tunes featured on his latest album "The Shark" (2010).

10 pm
The Oz Noy Project
Oz Noy (guitar) Ari Honig (drums) Roy Assaf (piano)
Exploring guitar sounds through Jazz forms.

5/28 Friday (DS)
8 pm
Daphna Mor—East of the River
Daphna Mor (recorder) Nina Stern (recorder) Omer Avital (oud) Uri Sharlin (accordion) Shane Shanahan (percussion)
Internationally renown recorder soloists Mor and Stern have appeared playing as a duo with groups as varied as The New York Philharmonic and world music group Pharaoh's Daughter. Their latest performances together included performing as soloists in a double concerto in Carnegie Hall, and with St Luke's Orchestra in the Mostly Mozart Festival. Tonight they collaborate with leading jazz, classical and world music musicians in music from their latest album “East of the River”. Produced by world music producer Jamshied Sharifi, the music includes traditional music from the Balkans, Armenia, and Medieval Italy. www.eastoftherivermusic.com www.daphnamor.com

10 pm
Hadar Noiberg Trio
Hadar Noiberg (flute) Ziv Ravtiz (drums) Edward Perez (bass)

5/29 Saturday (JI)
8 pm
Alon Nechustan
Alon Nechustan (piano)

10 pm
Jonathan Keren/Dan Nadel/Satoshi Takeishi
Jonathan Keren (violin) Dan Nadel (guitar) Satoshi Takeishi (percussion)
An explosive fusion of Flamenco,Balkan Middle Eastern and Klezmer music. Featuring three virtuoso musicians on flamenco guitar guitar, violin/viola and hand percussion, this trio creates and exotic world music soundscape for the 21st century.

5/30 Sunday (YT)
8 pm
Anat Cohen and Avishai Cohen
Anat Cohen (tenor sax, clarinet) Avishai Cohen (trumpet) Jason Lindner (piano) Matt Penman (bass) Johnathan Blake (drums)

10 pm
Eyal Maoz
Eyal Maoz (guitar) Brian Marsella (keyboards) Shanir Blumenkranz (bass) Yuval Lion (drums)
Where Jazz meets New Wave, and echoes of Joy Division are counterposed with Jewish music, begins the rocking odyssey of Edom.

STEVE SWELL—The lost voice among the consumer society chaos and how to become an unsung hero and still have to fight your way upstream to get yourself noticed or "How I Survived My Own Career and Overcame Myself to be Heard."
7PM to 9PM—TWENTY DOLLARS: Open to All.
A playing workshop/discussion lead by Steve Swell, prolific struggler, trombonist, composer and teacher. presented as a three part free-for-all that includes improvising together, organizing music as compositions and career/metaphysical discussions. Musicians, poets, dancers and audience members are invited to perform and organize sound together and discuss what it is they are really feeling and thinking about sound and what to do with it all. Approaches to performing in the new music arena of New York City and how to build a career out of it and to survive yourself, other musicians and anybody else who may frown on what it is you want to play. Any and all wounds opened.