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@ The Brooklyn Conservatory of Music Concert Hall
The Brooklyn Conservatory of Music is located at 58 Seventh Ave (at Lincoln Place), Park Slope, Brooklyn, NY, Tel 718 622 3300, Tkts are $15, and $10 for students and seniors

Final Concert of the 2010-2011 season
Wednesday, May 11, 2011 – 8:00 PM

Joel Harrison Large Ensemble
Presenting a new work commissioned by Connection Works with assistance from Meet The Composer!

The Joel Harrison Large Ensemble is: Marty Ehrlich, Donny McCaslin, Ben Kono, Rob Scheps (saxophones), Michel Gentile (flute), Shane Endsley, Jeff Hermanson, Taylor Haskins, Justin Mullens (trumpets), Jacob Garchik, Curtis Fowlkes, Alan Ferber, Jose DaVila (trombones), Joel Harrison (guitar), Daniel Kelly (piano), Kermit Driscoll (bass), Rob Garcia (drums)

Plus Works – Michele Gentile (flute), Daniel Kelly (Piano) & Rob Garcia (drums)

“Celebrate music by being a part of the concert series that ‘Brooklyn Jazz Wide Open‘ provides for the community at large!!! We need each other to carry on… Sounds & Feelings” – jazz legend Joe Lovano

“Brooklyn Jazz Wide Open is not just another concert series. One of the elements that makes it special-for both the audience and the musicians-is that artists are invited to discuss their process and answer questions as they arise. This creates a natural, relaxed atmosphere in which the barriers between audience and performers are removed and true understanding and appreciation can take place.” – Eileen Willis, Metropolitan Museum of Art

This event is made possible in part with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, by the Greater New York Arts Development Fund of the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, and by JPMorgan-Chase, all administered by the Brooklyn Arts Council, Inc. (BAC) as well as funding from Meet the Composer.

May 2011 @ Sycamore
Curated by the Brooklyn Jazz Underground

Two artist-run jazz organizations based in Brooklyn, the Brooklyn Jazz Underground and Connection Works, co-produce a weekly jazz series called UNDERGROUND WORKS. Performances take place every Sunday evening at Sycamore in Ditmas Park, Brooklyn. The series is generally curated by a different individual member each month, however, in celebration of the BJU’s 5th Anniversary, May will be curated by and feature all of the members of the Brooklyn Jazz Underground. Two of the Sundays will premiere new music written for a commissioning grant they received from the Department of Cultural Affairs, administered by the Brooklyn Arts Council. The commissioning project is called, “A Portrait Of Brooklyn” which will consist of Brooklyn inspired music by each BJU member performed by the Brooklyn Jazz Underground Ensemble.

Located at 1118 Cortelyou Rd. (betw Stratford & Westminster Rd.), Bklyn, NY
T 347-240-5850, $10 suggested donation, 2 sets starting at 8:00 PM

The Brooklyn Jazz Underground CD Sampler Volume 5 is available NOW!

Featuring new music from David Smith, Adam Kolker, Dan Pratt, Alexis Cuadrado, Anne Mette Iversen & Rob Garcia

Press: CLICK HERE FOR A FREE DOWNLOAD THROUGH BANDCAMP , or for a physical copy, contact Red Cat Publicity

Websites for more information:

Sunday, MAY 1
Dave Smith Quintet
Dave Smith – trumpet
Dan Pratt – saxophones
Nate Radley – guitar
Gary Wang – bass
Greg Ritchie – drums

Sunday, MAY 8
Brooklyn Jazz Underground – world premiere
“A Portrait of Brooklyn”
Adam Kolker – saxophones, clarinet, flute
Dave Smith – trumpet
Dan Pratt – saxophones
Anne Mette Iversen – bass
Alexis Cuadrado – bass
Rob Garcia – drums

Sunday, MAY 15
Brooklyn Jazz Underground – world premiere
“A Portrait of Brooklyn”
Adam Kolker – saxophones, clarinet, flute
Dave Smith – trumpet
Dan Pratt – saxophones
Anne Mette Iversen – bass
Alexis Cuadrado – bass
Rob Garcia – drums

Sunday, MAY 22
Adam Kolker, Sam Newsome, Owen Howard
Adam Kolker, Sam Newsome – saxophones
Owen Howard – drums

Sunday, MAY 29
Anne Mette Iversen’s “Poetry of Earth”
Maria Neckham – vocals
Dan Tepfer – Fender Rhodes
Ben Wendel – tenor saxophone
Anne Mette Iversen – bass

The Brooklyn Jazz Underground is an association of independent artists with a shared commitment to creativity and community. Through cooperative efforts, the BJU aims to build a greater awareness of original music emerging from Brooklyn, NY. http://www.brooklynjazz.org

Connection Works is an artist-run non-profit organization (501c3) that engages the Brooklyn community with world-class jazz performances and educational events. Our programs promote and facilitate new work by established and up-and-coming artists alike. We provide a forum that supports the astonishing number of brilliant artists in our borough. We at Connection Works believe in and encourage the practice of creativity as a means to nourish the mind, body, and spirit.

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