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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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Sept 2 – Adam O’Farrill’s Stranger Days & David Bixler’s Auction Project

7pm:  Adam O’Farrill’s Stranger Days Adam O’Farrill trumpet Chad Lefkowitz-Brown saxophone Walter Stinson bass Zack O’Farrill drums 8:15pm David Bixler’s Auction Project featuring Arturo O’Farill David Bixler alto saxophone Heather Martin...

Sept 3 – E/A/Z Collective

 E/A/Z Collective $10 E/A/Z Collective is Thana Alexa, Nicole Zuraitis and Rachel Eckroth - three singer-songwriter/composers who live slightly out of the jazz box, coming together for a night...
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Sept 4 – LATHAN’S WAY with Dave Mullen and BUTTA

LATHAN’S WAY with Dave Mullen and BUTTA LATHAN’S WAY 7pm Dave Mullen and BUTTA 8:15pm Both sets: 1 hour Cover: $10 LATHAN’S WAY This exciting vocal quartet, dubbed the...

Sept 4 – Ludovica Burtone String Quartet

Ludovica Burtone String Quartet Ludovica Burtone and Olivia De Prato violins, Victor Lowrie viola, Mariel Roberts cello 9:30p $12 ” Italian violinist, improviser and composer Ludovica Burtone has performed worldwide...

Sept 8 – SUN SPEAK and Davis and Greg Saunier Duo

7p  Davis and Greg Saunier Duo 8:15p SUN SPEAK   Tweet

Sept 8 – Benjamin Furman Project

Benjamin Furman Project 9:30p $10 Benjamin Furman – piano, voice Rachel Therrien - trumpet Daniel Feldman – percussion Tiago Michelin – drums Rob Taylor – bass Tali Rubinstein – flute...

Sept 9 – Omoo and The Future Scares Me

 Omoo 7p The Future Scares Me 8:15p  Emilie Weibel voice and electronics $10 Tweet

Sept 10 – Tom Swafford’s STRING POWER Album Release Concert

Tom Swafford’s STRING POWER Album Release Concert 7:00PM SEVEN)SUNS 8:15PM Tom Swafford’s STRING POWER $10 String Power  Violins: Tom Swafford, Mark Chung, Helen Yee, Patti Kilroy, Suzanne Davenport, Tonya Benham,...

Sept 13 – Sumari & 12 Houses

Sumari & 12 Houses 7:00 Sumari 8:00 12 Houses Tweet

Sept 14 – Foreign Hues

Foreign Hues $8 7p – Jacinta Clusellas 8p – Foreign Hues Marina Meiztegui and Eleni Arapoglou – 2 vox Andy Rafiringa – Electric guitar Evan Waarama – keys Josh Plotner...

Sept 14 – Mike Bugala Group

Mike Bugala Group 9:30p $10 Mike Bugala – guitar Jure Pukl – tenor sax Marcos Varela – bass Martin Valihora – drums Tweet

Sept 15 – Kicks & Sticks, Hessen State Youth Jazz Orchestra from Germany

Kicks & Sticks, Hessen State Youth Jazz Orchestra from Germany Terrific youth jazz orchestra from Germany Wolfgang Diefenbach – Conductor 7p Free cover The orchestra plays in the tradional big...

Sept 15 – Kalí Rodríguez- Peña Quintet

Kalí Rodríguez- Peña Quintet 9p $12 Kalí Rodríguez- Peña Director, Trumpet, Compositions     -Kazemde George Tenor Saxophone, Compositions     – Gabriel Chakarji Piano, Compositions     –...
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Sept 16 – Louis de Mieulle – Album Release feat. Matt Garstka

Louis de Mieulle – Album Release feat. Matt Garstka $10 7p – Evil Giraffes   8:15p – Louis de Mieulle Louis de Mieulle: electric bass Matt Garstka: drums Casimir Liberski:...

Sept 17 – Cortex

Cortex 7p $20 Thomas Johansson – trumpet Kristoffer Alberts – sax Ola Høyer – double bass Gard Nilssen – drums SoundCloud   Tweet
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Sept 17 – The Jon Sheckler Trio

The Jon Sheckler Trio 9:30p $10 Jon Sheckler – drums Steve Denny – piano Aron Casceras – bass Led by drummer/composer Jon Sheckler this high energy hard-bop piano...
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Sept 18 – Cowboys & Frenchmen

Cowboys & Frenchmen 7p $10   Owen Broder – saxophone Ethan Helm – saxophone Chris Ziemba – piano Ethan O’Reilly – bass Matt Honor – drums   Cowboys &...

Sept 18 – ShapeShifter+ Presents: Take Off Collective

The Take Off Collective 8:15p $10 Ole Mathisen – sax and buttons Matt Garrison – bass and buttons Marko Djordjevic – drums and doors Tweet

Sept 18 – ShapeShifter+ Presents David Meder/Rick Rosato/Ari Hoenig

David Meder/Rick Rosato/Ari Hoenig 9:30p cover tba Tweet

Set 19 – Key Lime Pie

 Key Lime Pie 7p $10 Christopher Palmer – trombone/tuba Sawa Tamezane – baritone sax/flute Yusuke Yamanouchi – guitar Tomoko Shimizu – piano Ryota Sugawara – bass Sebastian Chiriboga –...

Sept 21 – ShapeShifter+ Presents Dre Hocevar Coding of Evidentiality

ShapeShifter+ Presents Dre Hocevar Coding of Evidentiality $8 8:15p   Chris Pitsiokos SOLO 9:30p Dre Hocevar Large Ensemble Bryan Qu saxophone Aaron Larson Tevis trumpet Lester St.Louis cello Henry...

Sept 21 – Oscar Hansson

Oscar Hansson 7p $8 Tweet

Sept 22 – Andre Carvalho

Andre Carvalho 1st set: André Matos Trio: Tony Malaby (saxophone), André Matos (guitar) and Billy Minzt (drums) 2nd set: André Carvalho 5tet: Eitan Gofman (saxophone), André Matos (guitar), Nick...

Sept 22- Ben Tyree’s BT3 Acoustic

Ben Tyree’s BT3 Acoustic 9:30p $10 Ben Tyree: Guitar | Kevin Farrell: Bass | Sameer Gupta: Tabla Ben Tyree’s jazz/rock/funk trio, BT3 has long held the reigns as one...

Sept 23 – New Chamber Works by Nathan Kamal// CIVILIANS

New Chamber Works by Nathan Kamal// CIVILIANS $8 7p     New Chamber Works by Nathan Kamal 8:15p  Civilians Tweet

Sept 24 – Gregory Uhlmann Septet & Andy Clausen’s SHUTTER

Gregory Uhlmann Septet & Andy Clausen’s SHUTTER 7:00p   Gregory Uhlmann Septet 8:15p  Andy Clausen’s SHUTTER $10 Gregory Uhlmann Septet - Gregory Uhlmann is a Los Angeles-based guitarist and composer. ...
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Sept 26 – Rolie Polie Guacamole Chips & Salsa CD Release Party

Rolie Polie Guacamole Chips & Salsa CD Release Party doors: 10:30a concert 10:45a-12p Lou Gallo     10:45a Rolie Polie Guacamolie Trio 11:15a $15 @door $12 advanced $40 Family...

Sept 27 – Longleash /// Bearthoven

Longleash /// Bearthoven 7-9p $15 Longleash: Pala Garcia, violin John Popham, cello Renate Rohlfing, piano Bearthoven: Karl Larson, piano Pat Swoboda, bass Matt Evans, percussion   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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