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Aug 25 – Shop Talk: An Evening With Matt Garrison and Fodera Guitars

Shop Talk: An Evening With Matt Garrison and Fodera Guitars 6:30pm doors open Clinic from 7-9:00p Free Join us for our first ever, live “Shop Talk” event with Matt...
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Jul 30 – Rick Parker and Li Daiguo “Free World Music” Release Party

Rick Parker and Li Daiguo “Free World Music” Release Party 8p and 9p $8 Rick Parker: Trombone, Effects, Synths; Li Daiguo: Pipa, Cello, Voice Sounds of the trombone, cello,...

Jul 31 – ShapeShifter+ Presents: The ShapeShifter Lab Staff Show

ShapeShifter+ Presents: The ShapeShifter Lab Staff Show $8 7pm Rattus Rattus Alden Slack – Alto Sax Evan Dibbs – guitar/vox Christian Yost – guitar Justin Geyer – Keys Andrei...

Aug 1 – The Jon Sheckler Trio featuring Tyler Luppi and Fima Chupakhin

The Jon Sheckler Trio featuring Tyler Luppi and Fima Chupakhin 8:15p $8 Tweet
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Aug 2 – The Bridge Trio and Killiam Shakespeare

The Bridge Trio and Killiam Shakespeare $8 7p Killiam Shakespeare Corey Bernhard – keyboards Steve McKie – drums Dre Pinckney – bass Anthony DeCarlo – guitar Simon Martinez –...

Aug 2 – Michael Malis Trio

Michael Malis Trio 9:30pm $10   Michael Malis — piano Ben Rolston — bass Stephen Boegehold — drums   The Michael Malis Trio is a forward looking, compositionally motivated...
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Aug 4 – Lead Bubbles and Brand Lopez

7p Lead Bubbles leabdbubbles.bandcamp.com 8:15p Brand Lopez http://youtu.be/YjaGzBYzmes $10 Tweet
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Aug 5 – Moonjune Presents: An Evening of Uncompromised Cross-Cultural Progressive Music

Moonjune Presents: An Evening of Uncompromised Cross-Cultural Progressive Music $12 7pm Beledo with a Special Guest 8:15pm XADU: Xavi Reija – Drums Dusan Jevtovic – Guitar       Tweet

Aug 8 – Haley Mae Campbell

Haley Mae Campbell 7p 8:15p cover tba Haley Mae has landed many notable gigs including writing and performing a Monday night promotional music video with the Charleston RiverDogs, a...

Aug 9 – 9 Horses & Nadje Noordhuis

9 Horses & Nadje Noordhuis Nadje Noordhuis at 7:00  9 Horses at 8:15,  $15 Chamber jazz virtuosi 9 Horses (Joe Brent, mandolin; Sara Caswell, violin; Emily Hope Price, cello; Ike Sturm,...
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Aug 9 – Noshir Mody Ensemble – Ethnic Jazz Fusion

Noshir Mody Ensemble – Ethnic Jazz Fusion 9:30p $10 Noshir Mody Ensemble Featuring: Noshir Mody (guitar), Mike Mullan (alto/tenor saxophone), Ben Hankle (trumpet/flugelhorn), Campbell Charshee (piano), John Lenis (bass),...

Aug 11 – NYChillharmonic Double Bill with Bombrasstico

NYChillharmonic Double Bill with Bombrasstico https://www.facebook.com/Bombrasstico/ https://bombrasstico.bandcamp.com/album/megaton The NYChillharmonic – https://www.facebook.com/thenychillharmonic/ Bombrasstico – 8:15 NYChillharmonic – 9:30 $8 The NYChillharmonic and Bombrasstico are indeed bombastic and simultaneously chill – puns...
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Aug 12 – Jeff Richardi & the Move Trio

Jeff Richardi & the Move Trio 8:15p $10 Jeff Richardi – saxophone, Drew Cooper – guitar, Jason C. Smith – bass, Mike Gordon – drums Established in the summer of 2016,...
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Aug 16 – Real Talk Collective

Real Talk Collective 8:15p $10 Justin Copeland- trumpet Roy McGrath- tenor sax Hans Luchs- guitar Joaquin Garcia- piano Kitt Lyles- bass Gustavo Cortiñas- drums On tour from Chicago, bassist...

Aug 17 – The Olson Pingrey Quartet

The Olson Pingrey Quartet 8:15p $10   Kathy Olson- baritone saxophone Randy Pingrey- trombone Kendall Eddy- bass Austin McMahon- drums   Boston’s most alphabetical jazz group, the Olson Pingrey...

Aug 18 – Brooklyn Jazz Underground Festival

Brooklyn Jazz Underground Festival  $15 for the whole night 7pm David Cook Quintet David Cook, piano Dave Smith, trumpet John Ellis, saxophones Matt Clohesy, bass Mark Ferber, drums 8:15pm...

Aug 19 – 179 Studios Presents: Klymax & llaváno, with special guests Books, Tiana J., Jameson, Rwasenge

179 Studios Presents: Klymax & llaváno, with special guests Books, Tiana J., Jameson, Rwasenge 9:30p Cover Charge- $10 http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2570938 179 Studios is a place where anyone who feels they...

Aug 20 – ShapeShifter+ Presents: Digital + Acoustic Sessions Part V

ShapeShifter+ Presents: Digital + Acoustic Sessions Part V Workshop: 6:30p-8p; Live Performances: 8:30 – 11:30 Cover charge: Free More details soon! Tweet

Aug 21 – Oberlin Jazz Reunion in Brooklyn: Battle of the Basses

Oberlin Jazz Reunion in Brooklyn: Battle of the Basses $8 7p Drama Section Nate Mendelsohn- Saxophone Stephen Becker- Guitar Cory Todd- Bass Duncan Standish- Drums and 8:15p Unsolvable Problems...
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Aug 21 – Double bill: Jeff Taylor+ the Stereography Project and  Schmiedel/Marantz/Stephens/Rosato/Arruda

Double bill: Jeff Taylor+ the Stereography Project and Schmiedel/Marantz/Stephens/Rosato/Arruda $10 9:30p Stereography project  Jeff Taylor (vocals) Marike van Dijk(sx), Anna Webber (fl), Alan Ferber (tb), Lucas Pino (cl), Jay Rattman (bcl), Colin...
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Aug 24 – Skull Kids/ MATT MALANOWSKI TRIO/ 11 Ensemble

Skull Kids/ MATT MALANOWSKI TRIO/ 11 Ensemble 7p SKULL KIDS 8:15p MATT MALANOWSKI TRIO 9:30p 11 Ensemble   Tweet

Aug 26 – New York Free Quartet

New York Free Quartet 8:15p $12 Michael Moss (clarinets, flutes, saxes), Steve Cohn (piano, shakuhachi, small instruments & trombone), Larry Roland (bass and words), and Chuck Fertal (drums); Tweet

Aug 28 – Dana Saul Sextet

Dana Saul Sextet 7p $10 Adam O’Farrill, trumpet Kevin Sun, tenor saxophone/clarinet Patricia Brennan, Vibraphone Dana Saul, Piano Walter Stinson, Bass Paolo Cantarella, Drums Tweet
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Aug 28 – ShapeShifter+ Presents: Billy Mintz Quintet

ShapeShifter+ Presents: Billy Mintz Quintet 8:15p $12 John Gross Tony Malaby Roberta Piket Hilliard Greene Billy Mintz Tweet
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Aug 28 – Annie Chen Septet

Annie Chen Septet 9:30p $12 Annie Chen – voice and compostions     Tomoko Omura – violin     Alex LoRe – saxophone and flute     Rafal Sarnecki – guitar    ...
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Aug 29 – Santiago Leibson’s Out of Orden trio

Santiago Leibson’s Out of Orden trio 8:15p $10 Santiago Leibson: piano Javier Moreno Sanchez: bass Brian Adler: drums “Out or Orden” tries to capture the contradictory, the funny, the...

Aug 30 – Yuto Mitomi Octet

Yuto Mitomi Octet 8:15p $10 Tweet
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Aug 31 – Nate Hook Double Drum Band, Test Subjects, and Smirk

Nate Hook Double Drum Band, Test Subjects, and Smirk $10 Nate Hook Double Drum Band — 7PM Nate Hook: Sax, Bass Clarinet Billy Test: Piano Marty Kenney: Bass Jon...
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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,...

Oct 10 – Jack DeJohnette Trio featuring Ravi Coltrane and Matthew Garrison

Jack DeJohnette Trio featuring Ravi Coltrane and Matthew Garrison 8pm & 9:30pm $25 for each set (please note that we will clear the house between the 2 sets) ***On-line...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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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