Aug 28 – Dana Saul Sextet


Dana Saul Sextet 7p $10  Dana Saul Sextet Kevin Sun, tenor saxophone/clarinet Patricia Brennan, vibraphone Dana Saul, piano Walter Stinson, bass Paolo Cantarella, drums The newly-formed Dana Saul Sextet performs compositions by the leader written specifically for this ensemble.  The music juxtaposes loose improvisational frameworks with intricate polyphonic textures, and …

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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, the New York jazz scene and it’s future, as well as the upcoming performance with her band on May 1st. How …

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Matt Garrison Encore – May 17

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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 only performance in May. Special Guest(s) to be announced. Look out! Tweet

Human Element – debut in NYC

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      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  a was very successful event! Human Element would like to thank you for all your support! More new stuff coming soon! …

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The Exotic Experiment CD release show on Mar. 3rd

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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 album in April. Here is a video from the EP recorded in ShapeShifter Lab The Exotic Experiment -Orbital Command Center from …

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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 finest musicians in the industry. It was an unbelievable show, with renditions of Stevie Wonder and Michael Jackson thrown in with …

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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 place in the early part of the day, Matt has packed his evenings and weekends full of collaborations with different artists …

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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 extremely excited at an opportunity to test everything out. The opportunity came up when owner Matthew Garrison needed to record and …

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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. The piano is a J & C Fischer baby grand paino, J & C Fisher was a company based here in …

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