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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...

Mar 28 – Matthew Garrison SS+ Workshop – Live Performance Applications of Software & Hardware

Matthew Garrison SS+ Workshop – Live Performance Applications of Software & Hardware 3-5p $15 Tweet
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Mar 30 – A musical experience of the turn of the century, from rag, to piedmont and delta blues, to spiritual tunes that accompanied the workers of America

A musical experience of the turn of the century, from rag, to piedmont and delta blues, to spiritual tunes that accompanied the workers of America 7pm doors 715pm Elijah Bridges 8:30pm...

Mar 31 – Steve Lehman | Sam Pluta | Dre Hocevar + Lester St.louis Large ensemble

Steve Lehman | Sam Pluta | Dre Hocevar and Lester St.louis Large ensemble 7:00p    Lester St.louis Large ensemble 8:15p    Steve Lehman | Sam Pluta | Dre Hocevar...
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Mar 31 – New York’s Alright If You Like Saxophones: Anti-Social Music

New York’s Alright If You Like Saxophones: Anti-Social Music 9:30p $8 http://antisocialmusic.org Brand new works for saxophone ensemble by David Durst, Jeff Hudgins,Andrea La Rose, Dan Lasaga, Pat Muchmore, Ed RosenBerg III, and Kamala Sankaram...
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Apr 3 – The Black Lodge with special guests Party Dark

The Black Lodge with special guests Party Dark 6:30p doors 7p  Party Dark 8:15p  The Black Lodge $10 The Black Lodge is a musical cooperative made up of core...
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Apr 4 – A Haitian Rite of Spring

BUYU AMBROISE & The Blues In Red Band & BOHIO MUSIC featuring Riva Precil online $20, Doors $25 7:30p doors 1st set 8:00p 2nd set 9:15p Tweet

Apr 5 – Marta Sanchez Quintet & The Stereography Project – Marike van Dijk – CD release on BJUR

$10 8:15p   Marta Sanchez Quintet – on Fresh Sound records Roman Filiu: alto saxophone Jerome Sabbagh: tenor saxophone Marta Sanchez: piano Sam Anning: bass Jason Burger: drums www.martasanchezmusic.com 7p ...

Apr 6 – ShapeShifter+ Presents: Shai Maestro extended trio feat. Gerald Clayton and Henry Cole

ShapeShifter+ Presents: Shai Maestro extended trio feat. Gerald Clayton and Henry Cole 8:15p $15 Shai Maestro Ziv Ravitz Jorge Roeder Tweet

Apr 7 – Towering Poppies & Matt Bauder, Tomas Fujiwara and Jon Irabagon

Set One @ 7.00 pm:  Matt Bauder, Tomas Fujiwara and Jon Irabagon Set Two @ 8:15 pm: Jasmine Lovell-Smith’s Towering Poppies $10 Set One: Matt Bauder – [saxophone], Tomas Fujiwara –...
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Apr 7 – Paul Bedal Quintet

Paul Bedal Quintet 9:30p $10 Paul Bedal- Piano/compositions Marquis hill-trumpet, Caroline Davis- alto sax, Dion Kerr-double bass, Matt Carroll-drums PB5TET is an ensemble formed by pianist/composer Paul Bedal. Paul is an Ears...
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Apr 8 – Jan Sturiale TRIO

Jan Sturiale TRIO 8:15p $12 Jan Sturiale:guitar Sam Minaie: doublebass Christian Coleman: drums Jan is an independent musician, composer and performing artist. Jan Sturiale is not easily categorized, since...
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Apr 8 – Beneath the Ritual

“Beneath the Ritual” 7p $10 Blaise Siwula clarinet and saxophones Luciano Troja piano John Murchison bass  The trio with Blaise Siwula reeds, Luciano Troja piano and John Murchison bass...
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April 10 – Holger Scheidt Group – CD Release “The Tides of Life”

Holger Scheidt Group – CD Release “The Tides of Life” 7p $8 Holger Scheidt – bass Rich Perry – tenor saxophone tba – trumpet Victor Gould – piano Anthony...
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Apr 10 – ShapeShifter+ Presents: The Take Off Collective and Marko Djordjevic & Sveti

$10 8:15PM The Take Off Collective: Ole Mathisen – sax and buttons Matt Garrison – bass and buttons Marko Djordjevic – drums and doors 9:30PM Marko Djordjevic & Sveti...
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Apr 11 – SHIFT 4.11

On April 11th, 2015 at 7pm sharp, the People’s Record Label–Earthdriver.org–presents:  SHIFT 4.11–The Earthdriver.org Information Expo at Shapeshifter Lab in Park Slope Brooklyn. $10 SHIFT is an event centered around the...
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Apr 12 – ShapeShifter+ Presents: Rolie Polie Guacamole

  Rolie Polie Guacamole Doors: 10:30am Show: 11:00am Tickets @door: $12 each, Ages 1+ Advanced tickets: $10 each, Ages 1+; Family of 4: $35   Rolie Polie Guacamole is...

Apr 12 – ShapeShifter+ Panel Discussion + Jamming

@ShapeShifter Lab 3-5pm no cover charge   Matt Garrison: We’ll discuss what we’ve been up to since our last meeting, then open the floor to your ideas and suggestions...
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Apr 12 – Unseen Rain Festival

Event: Unseen Rain Festival Date/Time: Sunday 4/12, 7-10PM Admission: $15   New Masses Media Relations Promotional campaigns for creative artists on the Left and in the Underground John Pietaro (646) 599-0060       NewMassesMedia@gmail.com   www.DissidentArts.com   Brooklyn...

Apr 13 – Wing Walker Music Presents: Chris Misch-Bloxdorf Dectet, Drew Williams Nonet, Timo Vollbrecht’s FLY MAGIC

Wing Walker Music Presents: 7pm – Chris Misch-Bloxdorf Dectet 8:15pm – Drew Williams Nonet 9:30pm – Timo Vollbrecht’s FLY MAGIC $10 www.wingwalkermusic.com Twitter: @wingwalkermusic Tweet
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Apr 14 – ShapeShifter+ Presents: Rob Mazurek Black Cube SP (São Paulo Underground with rabeca master Thomas Rohrer)

  ShapeShifter+ Presents: Rob Mazurek Black Cube SP (São Paulo Underground with rabeca master Thomas Rohrer) Chicago cornetist & composer ROB MAZUREK leads his Brazilian/American quartet BLACK CUBE SP to celebrate the RECORD RELEASE of the...

Apr 15 – BIG WHATEVER w/ oMoO & Nap

BIG WHATEVER w/ oMoO & Nap 7p   oMoO, 8p   BIG WHATEVER, 9p   Nap $8 BIG WHATEVER is a #based/satirical fusion of hip-hop, indie-rock, and performance art from...

Apr 16 – Saber Tooth Trio and Nate Hook’s Mobiustrip

Saber Tooth Trio and Nate Hook’s Mobiustrip 7PM — Evil Giraffes on Mars 8:15PM — Nate Hook’s Mobiustrip $10   http://www.sabertoothtrio.com   Saber Tooth Trio is a Nyack-based guitar-heavy trio...

Apr 16 – Gerhard Fluch, Klaus Wagner, and Birgit Fluch

9:30p Cover tba The flutist, born in Waidhofen/Ybbs (Austria) studied with Barbara Gisler-Haase and Wolfgang Schulz at the University for Music and Performing Arts in Vienna and with Benoit...

Apr 17 – InnoVox Green: A Call for Scores and Concert for Envirnonmental Awareness

InnoVox Green: A Call for Scores and Concert for Envirnonmental Awareness 7:30p $15 InnoVox Contemporary Ensemble: Andrew Borkowski, Cello Dorothy Chan, Piano Blanca Gonzalez, Violin Patrick Kennedy, Percussion David...
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Apr 17 – Corina Bartra & Her Orquestra

Corina Bartra & Her Orquestra 9:30p $12 Hyuna Park: piano Corina Bartra: vocals Bass: Michael Gam Trombon: Amadis Dunkel Sax: Bruce Williamson Peruvian cajon & Percussion: Perico Diaz Drums:...
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Apr 18 – Matthew Garrison: Creative Use of Bass Guitar in Modern Forms of Music

Matthew Garrison: Creative Use of Bass Guitar in Modern Forms of Music Presented by ShapeShifter+ 3-5p $15 Further dates: April 18, May 23, 2015 This workshop will focus on...
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Apr 18 – A SPRING Evening Of Haitian Jazz

A SPRING Evening Of Haitian Jazz Headliner: Mozayik Special Guest – Jacques Schwarz-Bart 7:30pm (door) / 8:00pm (show)/ 9:15p (show) Cover: $20.00 (advance) $25.00 (at door) Tweet

Apr 19 – ShapeShifter+ Presents City Stomp – Fundraising Event: Hope and Heroes

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Apr 20 – politics-N-religion

politics-N-religion 7p $10 Tweet
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Apr 20 – Stephanos Chytiris EGATA + trio with Billy Mintz and Bryan Qu

Stephanos Chytiris EGATA + trio with Billy Mintz and Bryan Qu 8:00p  Stephanos Chytiris drums, Billy Mintz drums, Bryan Qu sax 9:30p EGATA: Ingrid Laubrock sax, Todd Neufeld guitar, Rema...

Apr 21 – Kenji Herbert – Quiet Spaces

Kenji Herbert – Quiet Spaces 7p $10 Kenji Herbert – Guitar Simon Jermyn – Electric Bass Nathan Ellman-Bell -Drums Tweet

Apr 21 – Marcel Oetiker, Christian Zünd, Jonas Tauber

8:15p   Marcel Oetiker, Schwyzerörgeli Christian Zünd, drums Jonas Tauber, cello Tweet
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Apr 21 – The Zack Foley Quartet with Special Guest Marvin Sewell

The Zack Foley Quartet  with Special Guest Marvin Sewell 9:30 $10 Zack Foley- vocals Marvin Sewell- guitar Jesse Elder- keys Christopher Tordini- bass Shirazette Tinnin- drums “One of the...
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Apr 22 – Up the River to the World

Up the River to the World 7p $12 Iva Bittova, David Rothenberg, John Wieczorek ECM artists Iva Bittova and David Rothenberg combine many worlds: Czech folk music, free improvisation,...
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Apr 22 – Body Parts

Body Parts   Invisible Anatomy 8:15p $10   Superstar composer/performer ensemble Invisible Anatomy makes its debut with Body Parts, a groundbreaking program of seven world premieres composed by the members...

Apr 23 – ionie

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Apr 24 – Walking Distance, Jeremiah Cymerman/Josh Rubin/Jon Irabagon, Bob Lanzetti Trio

Walking Distance,  Jeremiah Cymerman/Josh Rubin/Jon Irabagon, Bob Lanzetti Trio 7pm Jeremy Cymerman/Josh Rubin/Jon Irabagon 8:15pm Bob Lanzetti Trio 9:30pm Walking Distance $10 Walking Distance: Caleb Curtis – alto saxophone Kenny...
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Apr 25 – Soul Songs

Soul Songs  Mariam John/Cleveland P. Jones/Andrea Capozzoli 7p  $15 Soul Songs from three powerful vocalists with original tunes utilizing a mix of  soul, funk, and jazz to tell their stories...
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Apr 26 – Time to Be

Time to Be Darryl Jordan and FreeMind 7p $10 Tweet
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Apr 26 – Thollem McDonas – Stream Of Conscience

Thollem McDonas – Stream Of Conscience Thollem McDonas 8:15p $10 Thollem’s solo piano approach represents years of rigorous training, as well as perpetual explorations throughout N. America and Europe. His compositions...
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Apr 27 – Out of the Woods

“Out of the Woods”  An exploration of classical repertory arranged for woodwind instrument ensembles. Featuring Michael Manning, the New York Clarinet Workshop, the 35th Street Saxophone Quintet and Washington...

Apr 28 – ShapeShifter+ Presents: Seth trachy and zygmon & Isaac Darche quintet

ShapeShifter+ Presents: Seth trachy and zygmon  & Isaac Darche quintet 7pm:  Seth trachy and zygmon Seth trachy tenor Glenn zaleski-piano felix Lecaros drums  Edward perez bass  8:15 Isaac Darche quintet Isaac Darche...
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Apr 29 – No Reference For Taste /// Q’Xhosa

 No Reference For Taste /// Q’Xhosa 7pm – Q’Xhosa – Vuyolwethu Sotashe-  vocals, Tal Yahalom-  guitar, Pablo Reyes- guitar, Francesco de Rubeis- Drums and Bambam Rodríguez- Bass 8:15pm – No...
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Apr 30 – Sirius Quartet and friends meets Gunnar Geisse

Sirius Quartet and friends meets Gunnar Geisse Sirius Quartet feat Peter Stan + bass tba/ Gunnar Geisse  laptop guitar $12 7p 8:00p 9:30p ]www.gunnargeisse.de  http://www.siriusquartet.com/ Tweet
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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,...
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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...
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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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