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Weekly Jam Sessions by ShapeShifter+ Wednesdays

Weekly Jam Sessions by ShapeShifter+  Wednesdays 9:30p-11:30p No cover charge Time to have fun again at SSL! It’s been a while since we hosted jam sessions at ShapeShifter Lab...
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Jun 27 – 50 Years of Jonathan Blum – Opening Party – Art Exhibition

7p They say artists don’t hit their strides until later in life, so I guess I’m comfortable announcing that I’m turning 50 on July 2. And I’m happy to...

Jun 28 – Cancelled: Raphaelle Brochet/Carmen Staaf Duo

Raphaelle Brochet/Carmen Staaf Duo: Cancelled     Raphaelle Brochet – voice, Carmen Staaf – piano, 5:30p $10 cover Tweet

Jun 28 – The Greg Ward Ensemble & Adam Bellard quartet

7pm: The Greg Ward Ensemble 8:15pm: Adam Bellard quartet Featuring- Adam Bellard- guitar/electronics Olli Hirvonen- guitar/electronics Marty Kenney- bass Nathan Ellman-bell- drum set +a special guest Tweet

Jun 28 – “Jozefius Rattus & IMPetus, with special guest Zuriel Waters”

“Jozefius Rattus & IMPetus, with special guest Zuriel Waters” 9:30p $15 $10 for students and seniors IMPetus is returning to ShapeShifter Lab to share the night with our brother, Jozefius Rattus...

Jun 29 – ShapeShifter+ Presents Dre Hocevar “Coding of Evidentiality” album release show (Clean Feed)

ShapeShifter+ Presents Dre Hocevar “Coding of Evidentiality” album release show (Clean Feed)   7pm Joe Morris Solo     8pm Dre Hocevar “Coding of Evidentiality” US release concert Bram De...

July 1 – Finding Crystal Mountain

Finding Crystal Mountain 7p          Ender & Valentine 8:15p     Crystal Voyager $8 Tweet
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July 2 – ShapeShifter+ Presents: Echoes and David Bertrand Quartet

ShapeShifter+ Presents: Echoes and David Bertrand Quartet 7p           Echoes 8:15p      David Bertrand Quartet $10 Echoes: Max Bessesen: Woodwinds Matt DiBiase: Vibraphone Jordan...
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July 6 – Mighty Alpacas / Earth People

Mighty Alpacas / Earth People 7:00pm Mighty Alpacas 8:15pm Earth People $12 Mighty Alpacas Jesse Dulman (tuba) and Jason Candler (alto saxophone and electronics) are excited to return to...

July 7 – Mari Koga Quartet at ShapeShifter Lab

Mari Koga Quartet at ShapeShifter Lab 8:15p $12 advanced, $15 @door Mari Koga (vo) Chiemi Nakai (piano) Pedro Giraudo (bass) Vince Cherico (drums) Mari Koga, Japanese born New...

July 7 – Gustavo Moretto Septet

Gustavo Moretto Septet 9:30p $10 Gustavo Moretto, composer Jonathan Powell, Trumpet Kurt Basher, Soprano Sax Sean Nowell, Tenor and Soprano Sax Martin Moretto, Electric Guitar Gustavo Moretto, Piano Pedro...
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Jul 8 – Marco Volcy in Transit

Marco Volcy in Transit Marco Volcy (solo act) 8p $10 Montreal native Marco Volcy is a singer-songwriter-producer, who’s career has been flourishing in the French pop r&b scene in France and Canada. His 3rd...


VERTICALSON performs work from their new recording, FIRES featuring Paul Steven Ray, Lisette Santiago, Eli Fountain, Josh Scott 7p $8 cover Tweet

July 9 – Travis Reuter Group and Beekman Double Bill

Travis Reuter Group and Beekman Double Bill 8:15p 9:30p $10 Travis Reuter Group Travis Reuter (guitar, composition), Alan Bjorklund (trumpet), Mark Shim (tenor sax), Kim Cass (bass), Alex Ritz...

July 10 – Lola Danza, Steve Jenkins, Kenny Grohowski, and Fung Chern Hwei

Lola Danza, Steve Jenkins, Kenny Grohowski, and Fung Chern Hwei 7pm the seven suns 8pm Lola Danza, Steve Jenkins, Kenny Grohowski, and Fung Chern Hwei $10 Tweet
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Jul 11 – A Band In Ship

A Band In Ship 7p $8   Nick Balzano – Vocals/Guitar     Sean Cashman – Bass/Vocals      Ryan McCloskey – Drums      Mike Plume – Lead Guitar  Based on...
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Jul 12 – A provocative blend of Mediterranean music and contemporary jazz

A provocative blend of Mediterranean music and contemporary jazz 7pm  Yabuno Ettun Project : Haruka Yabuno (piano)  – Ehud Ettun (bass) 8.15pm  Sissy Castrogiovanni_unplugged : Sissy Castrogiovanni  (voice, compositions) – Jussi Reijonen (classic guitar, oud) –...

Jul 12 – ShapeShifter Plus Presents Band Burrage

“ShapeShifter Plus Presents Band Burrage” 9:30p $15 Eric Slaughter guitars, Nimrod Speaks basses, Ben Sutin violin, Ronnie Burrage drums, keys, voice and percussion. Tweet
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Jul 13 – DancingScarecrowSages

DancingScarecrowSages 7p $8 Max McKellar, Shubh Saran, Meritxell Neddermann, Anthony Fung, Syl DuBenion Tweet

July 13 – Shannon Hayden

Shannon Hayden 8:15p $10 Cameron Orr Levy Lorenzo Shannon Hayden Tweet

Jul 14 – Four (un)Score(d)

Four (un)Score(d) 7p Cover $15 Students $8 Janet Feder, guitar Miguel Frasconi, electronics Shoko Nagai, piano Jane Rigler, flute, electronics Investigating the sonic textures of wood, metal, glass, string,...

Jul 14 – It Goes Without Saying Carlos Cordeiro, clarinet and electronics// Stuart Breczinski, oboe/electronics

Stuart Breczinski, oboe/electronics $10 8:15p Stuart Breczinski, oboe/electronics Stuart Breczinski is a New York-based oboist, improviser, composer, and educator whose early interest in making unusual sounds on the oboe...

Jul 15 – Logan Strosahl/Alex LoRe Quintet! & Nick Sanders Trio

7 PM  “Logan Strosahl/Alex LoRe Quintet!” Logan Strosahl – alto saxophone Alex LoRe – alto saxophone Nick Sanders – piano Lim Yang – bass Joe Peri – drums 8:15...


BELEDO TRIO 7p $10 Beledo (guitar, piano) Tony Steele (bass) Doron Lev (drums) Tweet

Ingrid Jensen Interview

On March 23 we had the privilege to interview trumpet player Ingrid Jensen after she performed with Michael Webster’s Momentus project. Ingrid told us why she likes our venue,...
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GO: Organic Orchestra for a few months

For 3 shows during this year we have seen the Organic Orchestra explore all this different experimental compositions and reach higher and higher levels of conceptual understanding and sense...
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Bromberg, Alves and Conference Call on April 3rd

This Wednesday April 3rd was indeed an interesting evening. Starting out early at 7pm, Brian Bromberg led his group to perform some really tasty jazz, kicking it off with some...
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Jeff “Tain” Watts 3Sum on March 4th

Some would believe that a Monday night is the quietest of all, but that wasn’t the case this March 4th at ShapeShifter Lab. Jeff “Tain” Watts 3Sum brought in...
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Matt Garrison Encore – May 17

Matt Garrison + Special Guest Date: May 17 (Thur) Door: 8:00p Show: 8:30p Cover: $10 Come join another electrifying evening with Matt Garrison at ShapeShifter Lab! This is his...
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Human Element – debut in NYC

      Human Element‘s first live performance in NYC debuted on Mar. 17th at the Lab. Matthew Garrison, Scott Kinsey, Arto Tuncboyaciyan, Gene Lake did a killer performance. It...
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Residency in March -“Everyman of Parts”

Andrew Sheron, young talented multi-instrumentalist, his band “Everyman of Parts” performed his original songs every Thursday in March 1, 8, 15, 22. One more show Mar 29!!! FREE SHOW.  ...
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The Exotic Experiment CD release show on Mar. 3rd

One of the greatest Guitarists/Video Directors, Simon C.F. Yu performed at the Lab with Tobias Ralph, Sean Nowell, Tomoko Omura, and Steve Jenkins. His own band “The Exotic Experiment” realeased their first...
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Hadrien Feraud Performance on Feb. 26th

  Hadrien Feraud performed at the lab with Louis Cato, Michael Lecoq. Featured guests: Matt Garrison and David Gilmore. Tweet
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Adam Rogers & Matt Garrison Recording Session

One of the most creative guitarist Adam Rogers came down to the lab on Jan. 12th to do a recording session for Matt Garrison’s new album “12 Months”. Tweet
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Fodera’s Video – MG New Signature Bass Launch

Fodera (Vinny Fodera, Joey Lauricella, Jason De Salvo) came down to the lab and did a video shoot with Matthew Garrison for the new MG Series Signature bass in...

Hadrien Feraud’s MasterClass and Performance with Louis Cato, Gerald Clayton, and sit-in guest James Casey

Hadrien Feraud visited ShapeShifter Lab on Jan 6, 2012 for a master class and performance with Louis Cato, Gerald Clayton and James Casey.  Together, these are 4 of the...

Marko Djordjevic recording at the Lab Dec 28, 2011

  The incredible Marko Djordjevic brought his powerfully creative drumming to the ShapeShifter Lab this week, recording on a couple of new tracks by Matt Garrison. Having played with the...
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Terri Lyne Carrington, Drum Thunder @ the Lab – Dec 26, 2011

Terri Lyne Carrington, one of the best drummers in the industry visited ShapeShifter Lab on last Monday to add some power to Matt Garrison’s new internet based record release,...
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Meshell Recording Session @ the Lab – Dec 20, 2011

One of the  most creative bassists, poets and composers of our time, Meshell recorded a tune called “Cut” for Matt Garrison’s upcoming record “12-Months” here at ShapeShifter Lab. Visit...
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Snarky Puppy Live Recording @ the Lab

  Snarky Puppy, the best urban jazz band in Brooklyn, maybe the world.  This past week, they recorded their 2nd live DVD release in our ShapeShifter Lab, and it...

Grammy Award Winning Avant-Garde Folk Artist, Arto Tunçboyacıyan on ’12 months’ session.

As we continue and expand on the 12 months project, a new innovative interactive software that has been custom built and will allow his followers and fans to watch...

Jojo Mayer on the kit for ’12 Months’ Recording Session!

ShapeShifter Lab’s purpose from its inception was to give the world’s most innovative and inspirational artists a platform to be presented, and for the music community to have a...

Ravi Coltrane & Matthew Garrison reunited at the Lab.

Ravi Coltrane and Matthew Garrison (owner of ShapeShifter Lab) grew up together immersed in music and have been playing together for over 20 years. Following in the footsteps of...

Next up on the kit, Gene Lake!

Owner of  ‘The Lab’ Matthew Garrison is starting a new movement here in New York and he is not wasting any time. With construction on the performance space taking...

Mark Guiliana Rockin’ at ShapeShifter Lab for GarrisonJazz!

Over the past six months the team at Shapeshifter Lab has been meeting with contractors, working on lighting design, experimenting with sound design and much more, so we were...

Our Very Own Grand Piano!

After many months of searching and scouring we finally found our (baby) grand piano. We recovered the piano from the Rockaway area and brought it back to the lab....
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Shapeshifter Lab Announces Chris Robinson as Lighting Designer.

ShapeShifter Lab is proud to welcome Chris Robinson as the lighting designer for the space. Robinson, a broadway lighting engineer, has also been pushing boundaries as a lighting designer...

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