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Weekly Jam Sessions by ShapeShifter+ Wednesdays

Throughout Feb, Mar, Apr….. 9:30p No cover charge Time to have fun again at SSL! It’s been a while since we hosted jam sessions at ShapeShifter Lab and it’s...

Feb 28 – Postponed to 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 5 – Postponed – Palmslap ft. The Brighton Beat

Palmslap ft. The Brighton Beat Please check back with the new date. We will announce it shortly. 7pm  The Brighton Beat 8:15pm  Palmslap $10 Palmslap is about uniting family,...

Mar 6 – Andrew Schiller Quartet and Fraser/Baker/Mattrey/Moffett

Andrew Schiller Quartet and Fraser/Baker/Mattrey/Moffett 7:00p 8:15p $10 7:00p    Fraser/Baker/Mattrey/Moffett Henry Fraser-bass Connor Baker-drums Joanna Mattrey-viola Joe Moffett-trumpet 8:15p   Andrew Schiller Quartet Andrew Schiller-bass/compositions, Drew Williams-tenor sax, Danny...
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Mar 6 – Warren Smith & Edith Lettner- dialogues, CD release

Warren Smith & Edith Lettner- dialogues, CD release $ 10 9:30p Warren Smith- percussion, vibraphone, drums,  Edith Lettner- alto & soprano saxphone, duduk Warren Smith (vib, dr, perc), Edith Lettner (as,...
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Mar 7 – ShapeShifter+ Presents City Stomp

3:00p $12 Advanced/ online tickets $15 at the door   City Stomp City Stomp incorporates fun original songs about growing up in NYC with updated versions of traditional folk...

Mar 7 – PaintBrush4Life

Art Exhibition Opening PaintBrush4Life https://www.facebook.com/pages/Paint-Brush-4Life/749655981745743?ref=aymt_homepage_panel 6-8p Tweet
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Mar 7 – Sharik Hasan Quartet Double bill & Christian Li Group

Sharik Hasan Quartet Double bill 8:15p 9:30p $10 Sharik Hasan Quartet Pat Carroll – Alto Saxophone Sharik Hasan – Piano Joshua Crumbly – Double Bass Jonathan Pinson – Drums...

Mar 8 – ShapeShifter+ Panel Discussion & Jamming

SS+ Panel Discussion + Jamming 5-7p Matt Garrison: We’ll discuss what we’ve been up to since our last meeting, then open the floor to your ideas and suggestions regarding...
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Mar 8 – A-minor Music

A-minor Music   8:15, 9:30p $10 Tweet
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Mar 9 – Martin Reuter Band

Martin Reuter Band 7:30p $8 Martin Reuter-Drums    Sergey Marchenko-Electric Guitar    Arthur Sadowsky- Electric Bass    Anthony Pocetti-Synthesizer A Ukrainian, a Russian, a Luxembourger and a guy from...
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Mar 10 – [718] + Scott Neumann’s Neu3 Trio

$10 8:15p: Scott Neumann’s Neu3 Trio   Michael Blake- Saxophones Mark Helias- Bass Scott Neumann- Drums Brooklyn-based Drummer/Composer Scott Neumann presents Neu3 with saxophonist Michael Blake and bassist Mark Helias. This loose-limbed...
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Mar 11 – Duthoit / Hautzinger

Duthoit / Hautzinger 7p Isabelle Duthoit : clarinet & voice Franz Hautzinger: trumpet   Isabelle Duthoit studied classical music in the CNSM de Lyon with Jacques Di Donato.  Soon she...
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Mar 12 – “ShapeShifter Plus Presents” patrick brennan’s transparency kestra

“ShapeShifter Plus Presents” patrick brennan’s transparency kestra Workshop 7p Performance 8:00p – 9:00p $8 Angelo Branford – guitar, patrick brennan – alto saxophone, composition, Gene Coleman – flutes, piccolo,...
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Mar 13 – The Peculiar Experience – Doobie Powell LIve DVD Recording

Chip Off The Old Block & Wheat Works Production  THE ‘PECULIAR’ EXPERIENCE   $30 Cover 7:30pm Showtime Doors Open at 7pm   Special Appearances by: Nikki Ross Nesha Cortez...
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Mar 14 – Art Energy Is Our Freedom

Art Energy Is Our Freedom Art Exhibition by “Guardians of Tiga’s Art Legacy Trilogy” 5-8p Free Admissions Music by Gashford Guillaume Trio 7:30p Tweet
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Mar 14 – Tatev of SoundSketch

Tatev of SoundSketch 9:15p $15 Student $20- general SoundSketch: Tatev- vocals, piano, daf Eric Neveloff-alto sax, flute Kate Victor-cello, vocals Dave Levy- trumpet, vocals Jeff Little- electric and upright...

Mar 15 – Franky and the MoMos + High Five

Franky and the MoMos + High Five $10 7pm set – Franky and the MoMos Frances Rodriguez – Voice/Ukulele 8:15 set – High Five Sarah Elizabeth Charles – Voice Blanca Cecilia...
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Mar 16 – Alice Ricciardi OPTICS CD RELEASE (Inner Circle Music)

Alice Ricciardi OPTICS CD RELEASE (Inner Circle Music) 7p $10 Alice Ricciardi vocals Randy Ingram piano Andrew Renfroe guitar Desmond White doublebass Adam Arruda drums  www.alicericciardi.com PRESENTATION: Jazz singer and composer...
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Mar 17 – Eva Novoa: Ditmas Quartet Sara Serpa/ Andre Matos Duo

Eva Novoa: Ditmas Quartet & Sara Serpa/ Andre Matos   7:00p 8:15p ; $12; Students $10 (Postponed from Jan 27, 2015 due to snow storm) 7:00p     Sara...
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Mar 18 – Yesterday’s Tomorrows: Historic Districts of the Future

Yesterday’s Tomorrows: Historic Districts of the Future Wednesday, March 18, 2015 at 6:30 PM $10 for Friends of HDC, Seniors and Students, $20 General When Brooklyn Heights was designated...

Mar 19 – ShapeShifter+ Presents: Aaron Irwin Trio & Bates/Carney/Davis/Stillman

ShapeShifter Plus Presents: Aaron Irwin Trio $10 First set @ 8:15 Bates/Carney/Davis/Stillman Michael Bates – bass James Carney – piano Jeff Davis – drums Loren Stillman – alto saxophone Aaron...

Mar 20 – Tony Tixier “Dream Pursuit” Trio

Tony Tixier “Dream Pursuit” Trio   8p $10 Tony Tixier-piano Harish Raghavan-bass Nasheet Waits-drums www.tixiertony.com Tweet
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Mar 20 – ShapeShifter Plus Presents – Rebecca Mimiaga Words in the Dark EP Release Show

ShapeShifter Plus Presents – Rebecca Mimiaga Words in the Dark EP Release Show 9:30p $10 Doug Wieselman – Oboe Violin – Maxim Moston Viola – Katie Kresek Cello – David Eggar Guitar –...
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Mar 21 – 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...

Mar 22 – Michael Sarian & The Chabones + John Blevins’ MATTERHORN

Michael Sarian & The Chabones + John Blevins’ MATTERHORN 7pm    John Blevins’ MATTERHORN (drums, bass, guitar, keys, tenor sax, alto, trombone and trumpet) 8.15pm  Michael Sarian & The Chabones (drums,...

Mar 23 – Satoshi Kataoka Group and Bogna Kicinska’s Band Double Bill

Satoshi Kataoka Group and Bogna Kicinska’s Band Double Bill 7:00p   Bogna Kicinska’s Band 8:15p    Satoshi Kataoka Group $10 Satoshi Kataoka Group Satoshi Kataoka group Seth Trachy on sax Pablo Menares...
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Mar 24 – Butterville

Butterville 7:30p 900p $8 Butterville / Vinegar Mother Butterville is an indie-soul band led by bassist Ben Carr (Mad Satta) that features the angelic vocals of Natalia Ramirez (Just...
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Mar 25 – Mighty Alpacas featuring Jesse Dulman on tuba and Jason Candler on alto saxophone and electronics

Mighty Alpacas featuring Jesse Dulman on tuba and Jason Candler on alto saxophone and electronics 7:30p $10 Tweet
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Mar 26 – Lindsey Wilson and The Reckoning with guest Marcela R. Penalva

Lindsey Wilson and The Reckoning with guest Marcela R. Penalva 7p $8 Senior, $10 Genera Singer/Songwriter/Guitar Lindsey Wilson Drum Reggie Sylvester Electric Guitar Ted Simmons Bass Michael Trotman Jazz...

Mar 26 – Chiaroscuro

Chiaroscuro 8:15p $10 Nir Naaman -saxophone Colleen Clark – percussion Renato Diz- Piano Tweet
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March 27 – John Ehlis CD Release “In This Lifetime”

John Ehlis CD Release “In This Lifetime” 8:00p 9:30p $10 FIRST SET 8:00pm Sylvain Leroux – flute & tambin Yasuno Katsuki – euphonium John Ehlis – acoustic guitar &...
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Mar 28 – Coeur A Coeur (Heart to heart). An uncensored acoustic rondevouz.

Coeur A Coeur (Heart to heart). An uncensored acoustic rondevouz 7:30p doors 8:00p show $25 in advance and $30 at the door   Emeline Michel   In a rare...

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 28 – Pape Armand Boye featuring Djustpora

Pape Armand Boye featuring Djustpora 9:30 $20 Pape Armand Boye first gained notoriety in West Africa as one of Senegal’s foremost pioneers of Acoustic music, with great praise for...

Mar 29 – Equinox: An observation on sounds

Equinox: An observation on sounds   7:30p $10 Gamelan Son of Lion – 45m   The wanderer – Dance multimedia : 15m   Parias Ensemble: 45m 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 – Trio with Steve Lehman, Sam Pluta and Dre Hocevar + Lester St.louis Large ensemble

Trio with Steve Lehman and Sam Pluta and Dre Hocevar and Lester St.louis Large ensemble 7:00p    Lester St.louis Large ensemble 8:15p    Trio with Steve Lehman and Sam Pluta...
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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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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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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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