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Bright Dog Red

June 25, 2021

7:30pm ET


Bright Dog Red


Joe Pignato (drums, concepts)

Cody Davies (electronics)

Anthony Berman (bass)

Tyreek Jackson (guitars)

Eric Person (alto / soprano saxophones, flute)

Zanida Banks-Rollins (rhymes, freestyling, and poetry)



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We are excited to welcome you back into our space. Please note that we will not serve food or drinks, and that eating is prohibited inside but personal non-alcoholic beverages may be consumed on the premises. Attendees MUST provide proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test (within 72 hours of the event) upon arrival to SSL. Tickets must be purchased online ahead of time, and will not be sold at the door. Please read our Covid Safety Protocol page for a full list of guidelines.

About Bright Dog Red

Bright Dog Red returns to ShapeShifter Lab to celebrate In Vivo, a live album recorded at the venue and recently released on Ropeadope Records.


The ensemble will mark the occasion by performing a set of “thoroughly improvised” music (Downbeat). Chris Sampson of the Joy Sounds Podcast explains, “Bright Dog Red is making it up as they go along, literally. All of their music is created in the moment, through free improvisation.”


Glide Magazine describes BDR’s commitment to this approach, “much is made about improvisation or playing in the moment. While some bands pay casual reference to those phrases, Bright Dog Red makes it their mantra.”

“Starting as a jazz-meets-hip-hop jam band with a loosely-defined membership, Bright Dog Red has become a fixture on the NYC jazz and improvisation scene” (Jazz Journal). Increasingly recognized for “improvisation that defies categorization” (Dan Ouellette), BDR has garnered comparisons to “Mahavishnu Orchestra meets Digable Planets” (Paul Schulman), “Romantic Warrior era Return to Forever” (Rimas e Batidas), and “electronic Ahmad Jamal,” (Don Lucoff), as well as to other psychedelic, jazz fusion, and hip hop luminaries.




Instagram: @brightdogred @joepignato

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