Joe's Pub has announced its upcoming performances for tonight, July 30-August 6, including Urban Tango Trio, John Bibbs, Greg Diamond, Brazzaville, CMA Songwriter Series, Francesco Tristano, Michel Reis & Aaron Kruzik, Anna Marina, Rob Lewis, Easy Tells, Minerva Lions, Sidi Toure, Nath Ann Carrera and Ryan Raftery. See full details below.
URBAN TANGO TRIO
July 30 at 7:30 pm
$15 Advance / $20 Door
Latin-Grammy winner Octavio Brunetti on piano; Machiko Ozawa, former concertmaster of Orquesta Sinfonica Sinaloa de Las Artes, on violin; and acclaimed composer/arranger Pedro Giraudo on bass. Together, these three awesomely talented virtuoso musicians capture the passion and excitement of Argentine tango in a repertoire ranging from traditional favorites, to contemporary interpretations. They have dazzled audiences in New York, Washington DC, South Carolina, Virginia, and in Tokyo, Japan, with an upcoming tour to Japan this August. This appearance at Joe’s Pub will debut their new repertoire, which they will feature on their tour and will be the basis of their next CD.
JOHN BIBBS - ODE TO OLD FLAMES ALBUM RELEASE
July 30 at 9:30pm
$12 Advance / $15 Door
Ode to Old Flames harkens back to a time when vinyl forced artists to make the most of the limited amount of time they had to make a good musical impression. John Bibbs uses less time than many of his contemporaries, but he also manages to say a whole lot more. Highly Recommended!
GREG DIAMOND - CD RELEASE
July 31 at 7:30pm
Greg Diamond has recently emerged at the forefront of a new generation of contemporary Latin jazz guitarists and composers in the New York jazz scene. He has performed at numerous notable venues and clubs in the New York City area such as the Blue Note, Iridium, Smalls and Zinc Bar as well at numerous international festivals including: The Barranquijazz Festival, The Teatro Libre Jazz Festival, The Jazz al Parque Festival, and The Universidad de Los Andes Jazz Festival in Colombia. Other festival presentations include the Plaza Mayor in Salamanca, Spain, and the First Annual Nublu Jazz Festival in New York City. In 2007, he was a semi-finalist in the Gibson International Jazz Guitar Competition hosted by the Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland.
Greg's is making his debut at Joe's Pub celebrating ‘Conduit’ his new CD release on Dot Time Records. This is his sophomore album as bandleader. Greg's vibrant Latin-infused compositions converge with a dynamic all-star band for a highly entertaining set.
Greg Diamond – Guitar, Stacy Dillard - Saxophone, Mike Eckroth – Piano, Edward Perez - Bass, Henry Cole – Drums, Mauricio Herrera - Percussion
July 31 at 9:30pm
David Arthur Brown was born in Los Angeles on June 19th, 1967. He was a runaway who later became obsessed with low budget travel and poetry. He traveled through Asia, South America and Europe for many years. Along the way he learned to play the saxophone. He played sax with Beck from 1997 through 2000. During that time he learned how to play the guitar and began writing songs and singing.
David formed Brazzaville in Los Angeles, in late 1997. He searched tirelessly for a name that would convey the mood of the new band. One beautiful morning in the Hollywood Hills, he was reading a story in the L.A. Times about the civil war in Congo. The dateline of the story ready BRAZZAVILLE Reuters. The word jumped out at him and he knew he had found the name for the new band. It was only later that he discovered what an amazing man, Pierre Savorgnan de Brazza, the man the city had been named after, had been.
CMA SONGWRITERS SERIES - FT. NATALIE HEMBY, HOST BOB DIPIERO, & SPECIAL GUEST LITTLE BIG TOWN
August 1 at 6:30pm & 9pm
$35 Reserved / $40 Premium – SOLD OUT
CMA’s will feature Natalie Hemby (“Pontoon” recorded by Little Big Town, “White Liar” and “Baggage Claim” both recorded by Miranda Lambert), and the evening’s host, Bob DiPiero (“Southern Voice” recorded by Tim McGRaw, “Blue Clear Sky” recorded by George Strait, and “You Can’t Take the Honky Tonk Out of the Girl” recorded by Brooks & Dunn).
FRANCESCO TRISTANO “IDIOSYNKRASIA” / MICHEL REIS & AARON KRUZIKI
August 2 at 7pm
Tristano says: “The record "idiosynkrasia" is the fruit of a quest for an idiosyncratic language that is somewhere between acoustic and electronic, a quest that spans time and space, and I want to bring the piano into the 21st century. My ambition is to provide the piano with a new identity, because it is often associated with classical music and viewed as an instrument of the past, while I genuinely see it as an instrument of the future.”
With one foot in the Classical music and the other in Electronic Music networks, Francesco Tristano found his balance by executing acrobatic splits between two antagonistic genres, which makes him one the most unique and surprising profiles of the decade.
As a Classical pianist, he attended some of the best music schools in the world, performed many critically acclaimed interpretations of Frescobaldi, Bach, Ravel or Berio and received awards in many prestigious competitions. Barely over 25, he has already played at some of the world's largest auditoriums, such as New York's Carnegie Hall, Berlin's Philharmonie or Paris' Cité de la Musique.
Pianist and composer Michel Reis and multi-reedist Aaron Kruziki met while studying at the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston and have been playing together as a duo for many years. Their first album entitled “Fairytale” was recorded in 2008 for WPR Jazz and the duo is currently working on a new recording project to be released in 2013.
Most of the compositions are written by Michel Reis, but they merely serve as a point of departure for a very elaborate musical collaboration between both musicians and allow for a lot of interaction and spontaneity. The large sound palette of this acoustic duo is in part due to Aaron Kruziki's use of several wind instruments such as the soprano saxophone, the alto saxophone, the clarinet, the flute, the duduk and his own voice.
PDXOXO WITH ANYA MARINA - FT, BRIDEY ELLIOT, JESSI KLEIN, NIKKI GLASER, BRENDON WALSH, GABE LEIDMAN, MAX SILVESTRI FOR A NIGHT OF MUSIC, COMEDY, AND MORE
August 2 at 9:30pm
$12 Advance / $15 Door
“If albums are like children, this one is my favorite (don’t tell the others),” Anya Marina admits. “It’s the one I put the most heart and soul into. It’s the one that taught me the most about myself, and it’s the one that looks most like me.”
After earning applause as one of Southern California’s most talented young artists, Marina was personally signed to Chop Shop Records by label founder Alexandra Patsavas, famed music supervisor for such films and TV shows as Twilight, Gossip Girl, and Grey's Anatomy.