ShapeShifter Lab Comes to Life

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Apr 28, 29, 30 – Lamia – A Dance-Theater Exploration

Lamia Apr 28, 29    8PM Apr 30           4PM   Lamia is a serpent that yearns to be human. She watches the life of...

Apr 28 – Will Vinson / Rick Rosato / Ziv Ravitz / Shai Maestro Group

Will Vinson / Rick Rosato / Ziv Ravitz / Shai Maestro Group 9:30p $10 Will Vinson – Sax Rick Rosato – Bass Shai Maestro – Piano Ziv Ravitz –...

Apr 29 – Jason Yeager Quartet

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May 1 – Adam Meckler

Adam Meckler  Adam Meckler Quintet (CD Release Tour) 9:30p $10 Adam Meckler: Trumpet/Flugelhorn, Joe Mayo: Tenor Saxophone, Zacc Harris: Guitar, Chris Bates: Bass, Greg Schutte: Drums Press Release: Trumpeter-Composer...
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May 2 – ShapeShifter+ Presents: Lena Hovanesian 4tet

ShapeShifter+ Presents: Lena Hovanesian 4tet  8:15 $10 Lena Hovanesian- alto sax Manuel Schmiedel- piano Chris Lightcap- bass Gerald Cleaver- drums Alto saxophonist Lena Hovanesian presents her quartet featuring original...

May 3 – Schuyler Tsuda’s Instrument Builder Series Part 1

Schuyler Tsuda’s Instrument Builder Series Part 1 7pm $10 Ranjit Bhatnagar Zilmrah Schuyler Tsuda Schuyler Tsuda, Lawry Zilmrah and Ranjit Bhatnagar ShapeShifter Lab artist in residence Schuyler Tsuda curates...

May 4 – The Justin Mullens Octet

The Justin Mullens Octet 7pm $10 Justin Mullens – French Horn Loren Stillman – Alto Ohad Talmor – Tenor Peter Hess – Bass Clarinet Marko Djordjevic – Drums Desmond...

May 4 – Cynthia Hilts & Lyric Fury

Cynthia Hilts & Lyric Fury 8:15p $15 Cynthia Hilts – composer/piano/voice, Jack Walrath – trumpet, Lily White – tenor & alto sax, Lisa Parrott – soprano & bari sax,...

May 5 – Vitaly Golovnev Quartet

Vitaly Golovnev Quartet 9:30p $10 Vitaly Golovnev – tp Andrew Gould – alto sax Marcos Varela – bass Rodrigo Recabarren – dr Tweet


LAMIA May 5, 6       8PM May 7           4PM $20   Lamia is a serpent that yearns to be human. She watches the...

May 6 – ShapeShifter+ Presents: AWE (Alex Woods Ensemble)

AWE (Alex Woods Ensemble) 9:30p $10 Alex Woods – alto sax, Rich Perry – tenor sax, Phil Robson – guitar, Noam Wiesenberg – Bass, Joe Peri – drums  ...

May 8 – Resonant Motion Inc. Artist Showcase

Resonant Motion Inc. Artist Showcase 5p $10 Noah Baerman; Sean Clapis, Dave Kopperman Band, Trot Fox + guests! Presenting a showcase of RMI Records artists from jazz, rock, and...

May 8 – ShapeShifter+ Presents: ​Coppé: 20rpm (ft. Kaoru Watanabe) & J-Music Ensemble

ShapeShifter+ Presents: ​Coppé​: 20rpm (ft. Kaoru Watanabe) & J-Music Ensemble 7pm      J-Music Ensemble 8pm     Coppe feat. Kaoru Watanabe 9pm     D3PTHS $10 ​Coppé ​ [supported...

May 9 – Density Is A Kind Of Love

Density Is A Kind Of Love 8:15p $8 Transient Canvas (Matt Sharrock, marimba; Amy Advocat, bass clarinet) + Chris Watford [bassoon] TRANSIENT CANVAS (Amy Advocat, bass clarinet; Matt Sharrock,...

May 10 – JY-17 @ The Lab and Jesse Stacken Quartet

Jesse Stacken Quartet 7pm Opening band Jesse Stacken – Piano Tony Malaby – Tenor Sax Sean Conly – Bass Jared Schoenig – Drums $10 for the evening JY-17...

May 11 – Peyton Pleninger’s Biotonic and Drift-Steer Double Bill

8:15PM   Peyton Pleninger’s Biotonic Peyton Pleninger, tenor saxophone Ohad Talmor, tenor saxophone Alex Levine, guitar Chris Carroll, drums 9:30PM   Drift-Steer Jacob Varmus, trumpet, cornet, piano Jason Rigby, tenor saxophone,...
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May 12 – Progger and Strange Changes at ShapeShifter Lab

Progger and Strange Changes at ShapeShifter Lab Strange Changes at 7p, Progger at 8:15p Cover Charge: $10 Progger – Modern music composed by people who like soul-shaking beats and rhythms...

May 13 – Beekman/Julian Shore Band

Beekman/Julian Shore Band Double Bil​l ​8:15 Beekman Kyle Nasser Saxophones Yago Vázquez Piano Pablo Menares Bass Rodrigo Recabarren Drums   9:30 Julian Shore Band Julian Shore Piano Gilad Hekselman...

May 14 – The Unstable Mates Quintet

The Unstable Mates Quintet 7p $8 Mike Richards (Sax) Michael Huffman (Tpt) Silvain Castellano (Bass) James Wengrow (guitar) Kun Young Kim (drums) Tweet

May 16 – Montagnard

Montagnard 8:15p $10 Matthew Slotkin, guitar; Joseph Murphy, saxophones classical/contemporary music for guitar & saxophones, most of the composers will be in attendance Tweet

May 17 – Isaac Darche Quintet

Isaac Darche Quintet 8:15p Isaac Darche, Chad lefkowitz-brown, Glenn Zaleski, Des white and E.j. Strickland. Tweet

May 18 – Selebrasyon! | Haitian Flag Day

Join us as we celebrate Haitian Flag Day at Shapeshifter Lab featuring Gashford Guillaume & Creole Fusion Ensemble, Anie Alerte, & Baz Twoubadou. Presented in collaboration with Council Members Jumaane Williams & Brad...
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May 20 – Bass & Basse do Basie & Beyond; Anthony Smith Group double bill

Bass & Basse do Basie & Beyond;  Anthony Smith Group double bill “Bass and Basse do Basie and Beyond” 7p 8:15p $15 Bass & Basse do Basie & Beyond: ...

May 20 – The Charlie Rhyner Group

The Charlie Rhyner Group 9:30p $8. Charlie Rhyner (guitar), Dan Schanpp (keyboards), Drums – Joe Izzo, Bass – Lee Marvin An instrumental jazz project incorporating standards and originals drawing from...

May 23 – The Bureau of Atomic Tourism : CD release ‚Hapax Legomena’

The Bureau of Atomic Tourism : CD release ‚Hapax Legomena’ 8:15p cover tba Jon Irabagon : Reeds Nate Wooley : Trumpet Hilmar Jensson : Guitar Jozef Dumoulin : Fender...

May 24 – Chris Misch-Bloxdorf Dectet feat. Sara McDonald Triple Bill

Chris Misch-Bloxdorf Dectet feat. Sara McDonald Nick Grinder’s DownPly!music/c20xq Andy Clausen’s Midnight Sketches  $10 Tweet

May 27 – LEDensemble – New South American Fusion

LEDensemble – New South American Fusion LEDensemble 10$ 8:15p Tweet

May 27 – Feeding Goats

Feeding Goats Michael Hafftka – guitar, Charlie Rauh – guitar, Yonat Hafftka – theremin 9:30p $10 Celebrating the release of our album Lights on Composers Concordance / Naxos label...

May 29 – NY Japanese Women Jazz Composers (NYJWJC) featuring Sakura Jazz Orchestra and A.K.Dance Int.

NY Japanese Women Jazz Composers (NYJWJC) featuring Sakura Jazz Orchestra and A.K.Dance Int. $25 ($20 in advance) $10 (student) 6:30p 8:00p   Composers:  Asuka Kakitani Migiwa Miyajima Meg Okura...

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,...

Oct 10 – Jack DeJohnette Trio featuring Ravi Coltrane and Matthew Garrison

Jack DeJohnette Trio featuring Ravi Coltrane and Matthew Garrison 8pm & 9:30pm $25 for each set (please note that we will clear the house between the 2 sets) ***On-line...
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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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