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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...
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Jul 31 – Palmslap (featuring the Brighton Beat)

Palmslap (featuring the Brighton Beat) $10 ticket doors 7p 1st set 7:30p 2nd set 8:45p Tweet

Aug 2 – Noelle Tannen and The Filthy No-No’s & Vinyl Canvas

Noelle Tannen and The Filthy No-No’s  & Vinyl Canvas 7p 8:15p $8 “Noelle Tannen. Born and Raised in New York City. Something of a Harlem honey meets bohemian siren....

Aug 4 – Theo Bleckman with Shai Maestro

Theo Bleckman with Shai Maestro 8p $15 Theo Bleckmann – Voice Shai Maestro – Piano Theo Bleckmann and Shai Maestro play a duet of original and improvised music alongside covers of existing...
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Aug 4 – Geoffrey Keezer w/Gillian Margot

Geoffrey Keezer (piano) w/Gillian Margot (vocal) 9:30p $15 and Tweet

Aug 5 – ShapeShifter+ Presents: Alex Norris Organ Quartet

ShapeShifter+ Presents: Alex Norris Organ Quartet 7p $10 Brooklyn CD release show for BJUR recording “Alex Norris Organ Quartet- Extension Deadline” Alex Norris- Trumpet/ Flugelhorn Pat Bianchi- Organ Ari...
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Aug 6 – Kevin McHugh & Matthew Nelson / ROMCOM

Kevin McHugh & Matthew Nelson / ROMCOM 7:30p ROMCOM 9:00p Kevin McHugh & Matthew Nelson $12 AKNKVN (Kevin McHugh and special guest) with Matthew Nelson ROMCOM ROMCOM Kurt Kotheimer –...

Aug 7 – School for Improvisational Music – Final Summer Intensive Student Concert

School for Improvisational Music  – Final Summer Intensive Student Concert 5:00pm, (no cover) Curated by SIM core faculty: Ralph Alessi, Andy Milne, Michael Formanek, Tom Rainey, Tim Berne, Kris Davis, Mark Helias, Gerald...
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Aug 8 – JOHN MENEGON’S 3RIO + Teri Roiger/John Menegon DUO

JOHN MENEGON’S 3RIO + Teri Roiger/John Menegon DUO 7p and 8:15p $10 3RIO features JOHN MENEGON (bass), AQUILES NAVARRO (trumpet), TCHESER HOLMES (drums) DUO features TERI ROIGER (voice &...
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Aug 8 – Viktorija Gečytė, vocalist with Go Trio (Sean Gough, piano, Gene Perla, double-bass, Jon Arkin, drums)

Viktorija Gečytė, vocalist with Go Trio (Sean Gough, piano, Gene Perla, double-bass, Jon Arkin, drums) 9:30p $15   With a voice and performance you won’t forget, Viktorija Gečytė delivers...

Aug 10 – Shapes and Sounds Quartet and The Lost Brothers Quartet

Shapes and Sounds Quartet and The Lost Brothers Quartet 7p 8:15p $8 Shapes and Sounds Quartet 7pm -Kevin Quinn – Guitar -Kyle Lashley – Tenor Sax -Jon Francke –...
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Aug 11 – Hot Summer Electronics

Hot Summer Electronics 7p $10   SK Orchestra Leon Gruenbaum diNMachine Philippe Petit Tweet

Aug 12 – Ben Monder + Yuhan Su & See Saw

8:15pm Ben Monder / Guitar Yuhan Su / Vibraphone   9:30pm SeeSaw Yuhan Su / MalletKat Brian Krock / Alto Saxophone Marty Kenney / Electric Bass Nathan Ellman-Bell /...

Aug 13 – ShapeShifter+ Presents: Painting

ShapeShifter+ Presents: Painting 7p 8:15p $10 Painting Emanuel Ruffler – piano Kassa Overall – drums Hideki Shiota – video Pianist Emanuel Ruffler and drummer Kassa Overall are together Painting– a...

Aug 14 – Joshua Davis Love Salad

Joshua Davis Love Salad 7:15p Opening band tba 8:30p $10 Joshua Davis Love Salad with Tammy Scheffer, voice Mark Shim, MIDI Wind Controller Ronen Itzik, kitchen implements Joshua Davis,...


DISSIDENT ARTS FESTIVAL 7PM-TRUDY SILVER’S “WHERE’S THE OUTRAGE?” Trudy Silver: piano and words; Sanae Buck: Butto mime/voice; Daniel Carter: alto sax/flute; Dixie Estes: recitation/voice; Rosie Hertlein: violin/voice; Ras Moshe:...

Aug 17 – ShapeShifter+ Presents: Patrick McGee Quintet/Dan Wilkins Ensemble / Emma K’Meyer

ShapeShifter+ Presents: Patrick McGee Quintet/Dan Wilkins Ensemble / Emma K’Meyer 7p and 8:15p $8   Dan Wilkins-tenor saxophone Patrick McGee-soprano saxophone Mike Bono-guitar Davey Lantz-piano Daryl Johns-bass Jason Burger-drums The...

Aug 18 – The Intrepid

The Intrepid Angelo Hart – Piano 7:30p $10 My current project, Intrepid, is a musical journey through the expansiveness of composition, rhythm, melody, harmony and improvisation. I utilize the...

Aug 18 – Hank Roberts Duo

Hank Roberts Duo 9:30p cover tba   Lucia and Hank Roberts – Daughter/Father Tour Singer/songwriter Lucia Roberts and her dad, cellist/vocalist and composer Hank Roberts, have been playing music...

Aug 19 – Noah Garabedian Double Bill

Noah Garabedian Double Bill 7p 8:15p $10 Big Butter And The Egg Men – 7:00 Noah Garabedian (bass), Anna Webber (tenor saxophone), Kyle Wilson (tenor saxophone), Curtis Macdonald (alto saxophone),...


BROOKLYN JAZZ UNDERGROUND FESTIVAL 2015 7p 8:15p 9:30p $15 all three, $10 last set 7:00pm Anne Mette Iversen New Four Adam Kolker – alto/tenor saxophone Ryan Keberle – trombone...

Aug 21 – ShapeShifter+ Presents: The NYChillharmonic

ShapeShifter+ Presents: The NYChillharmonic 7p Darius John 8:15p $8 ‘indie-rock big band by Sara McDonald. (22-piece) Tweet
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Aug 21 – Annie Chen Sextet

Annie Chen Sextet 9:30p $10     Annie Chen on vocal & composition     David Smith on trumpet     Rafal Sarnecki on guitar     Glenn Zaleski...

Aug 22 – Haitian Cultural Exchange Event


Aug 23 – Jason Smith Double Bill

 Jason Smith Double Bill 8p 9:15p Tweet

Aug 24 – Jackson Hardaker

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Aug 25 – Live at ShapeShifter Lab

Live at ShapeShifter Lab Contraptions – 7p Cerebral People Project – 8:15p Matterhorn – 9:30p $8 Facebook Event: Tweet
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Aug 26 – DODO Orchestra

DODO Orchestra Dmitry Sokolovsky, Maria Sokolovsky, Danny Mallon, Leonid Gelman, Pedro Giraudo, Dmitry Fisch 8:00p $15 DODO ORCHESTRA is a unique retro-world-jazz ensemble that has enchanted audiences with their vivacious...

Aug 27 – Anthony Fung Sextet

Anthony Fung Sextet 8:15p $8 Wayne Tucker – Trumpet Edmar Colon – Tenor Sax Sharik Hasan – piano Shin Sakaino – bass Anthony Fung – Drums Shakur Sanders – Percussion...

Aug 27 – ShapeShifter+ Presents: Dion Kerr Quartet

ShapeShifter+ Presents: Dion Kerr Quartet 9:30p $8 Dion Kerr – Double Bass Jean Caze – Trumpet Tal Cohen – Piano Harvel Nakundi – Drums Tweet
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Aug 28 to 30 – Industrial Percussive Alchemy with GLANK and Line C3

Industrial Percussive Alchemy with GLANK and Line C3 GLANK and Line C3 $15 Friday: 7:30 pm Saturday: 7:30 pm Sunday: 2 pm Multi-media percussion ensemble GLANK (Paul Rudolph, Chris Thompson, Jeremy...

Aug 28 – Chris Dingman Subliminal Trio

Chris Dingman Subliminal Trio 10:30p $10 Chris Dingman – vibraphone Fabian Almazan – piano / electronics Ryan Ferreira – guitar “Sublime is exactly that – perfectly paced, beautifully performed.“...

Aug 30 – ShapeShifter+ Presents: An Evening with LT & The Ripple Effect Band

ShapeShifter+ Presents: An Evening with LT & The Ripple Effect Band 7p $15 Lora Tazewell: Lead Vocals, Songs Herb Maitlandt: Musical Director, Guitar Joey D’Alessio, Bass, Songs Bob Hunter:...

Aug 30 – O.R.B Sextet with special guest Jeff Williams

O.R.B Sextet with special guest Jeff Williams 8:15p cover tba The O.R.B Sextet Jeff Williams-Drums Nick Green-Alto Saxophone Sebastian Gil-Trumpet Anthony Orji-Bass Clarinet Rick Rosato-Bass TBA-Piano 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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