The 10th Anniversary edition of the Festival of New Trumpet Music will take place Sept. 8-Oct. 7 in Brooklyn and Manhattan. Directed by trumpeter Dave Douglas and presented by FONT Music, the festival is described in a press release as a “multi-genre, multi-venue celebration of new trumpet music by the instrument’s most creative musicians.”
In a statement, Douglas said, “For our tenth festival we decided to go back to the full month model, a blowout of creative music that spans generations and genres that is our biggest festival since the early days when we had residency at Tonic. We’re book-ending the festival with two great free events: Stephanie Richards’ Rotations Rotations and Claudio Roditi with the West Point Jazz Knights. In between we’ve commissioned creative pioneers like Charles Tolliver, Tom Harrell and Jack Walrath, and emerging talents like Adam O’Farrill, Alicia Rau, Bruce Harris and Douglas Detrick. We’re really excited to co-curate with yMusic at Rockwood Music Hall, bringing up the NO BS! Brass Band from Virginia. I am also proud to present my own new project, featuring singer Aoife O’Donovan on music from Be Still.”
Saturday, September 8, 6:30-7 p.m.:
Brooklyn Bridge Park, Jane’s Carousel, DUMBO, between the Brooklyn & Manhattan Bridges. FREE!
FONT’S 10th Anniversary Celebration and Grand Opening—Rotations, Rotations by Stephanie Richards
Rotations, Rotations is a site-specific performance composed and directed by Stephanie Richards, who will be joined by nine moving brass and percussion players performing with the nostalgic sounds of the carousel’s “mechanical band.”
The Jazz Gallery, all concerts 9 & 10:30 p.m., 290 Hudson St, NYC, http://www.jazzgallery.org
Curated by Taylor Ho Bynum
Thursday, September 13—Douglas Detrick’s AnyWhen Ensemble—Pre-Concert Talk at 8pm. Chamber-Jazz quintet Douglas Detrick’s AnyWhen Ensemble gives the world premiere of its Chamber Music America-commissioned The Bright and Rushing World: Suite for Five Musicians.
Friday, September 14—Adam O’Farrill performing new music with a new group including Luis Perdomo, piano; and Burniss Traviss, bass and Nasheet Waits, drums, with a special guest on trumpet.
Saturday, September 15—Taylor Ho Bynum Sextet performing new music for his sextet.
Wednesday, September 19:
The Checkout: Live from 92YTribeca featuring Dave Douglas Quintet with special guest Aoife O’Donovan. 92YTribeca, 8 p.m., 200 Hudson St, $12.00, The Checkout Live from 92YTribeca Co-produced by The Checkout-WBGO & NPR
Dave Douglas Quintet with special guest Aoife O’Donovan—CD Release
Thursday and Friday, September 20 and 21:
University Settlement—8pm, 189 Allen St # 1, NYC, University Settlement
September 20—The Spaces In Between with Sao Paulo Underground—Cornetist Rob Mazurek and choreographer/artist Marianne Kim’s FONT-commissioned collaboration grown out of the meditative environments of Mazurek’s solo performances at the Rothko Chapel, in Houston, TX and at the Abbaye Royale de Fontevrau, France.
September 21—TILT Brass performs music by Dave Ballou, the latest installment of Nate Wooley’s 7-Storey Mountain, and Louis Andreissen’s De Volharding for brass sextet and a cast of special guests.
Sunday, September 23:
The Village Zendo – 7 p.m., 588 Broadway, NYC, Suite 1108. $20 Suggested Donation, http://www.villagezendo.org
Villagers and Trumpet: FONT Music at the Village Zendo: Natsuki Tamura and Josh Deutsch each present duo sets of their music in an intimate and diverse concert at the beautiful Village Zendo
Smalls Jazz Club—Sets at 7:30, 9 and 10:30 p.m., 183 West 10th St, NYC, $20, http://www.smallsjazzclub.com
Wednesday, September 26—Dave Chisholm’s Calligraphy, Bruce Harris Group, Jon Crowley’s Heart of Darkness
Thursday, September 27—Alicia Rau’s aRAUz, John Raymond Group, David Weiss Group
Rockwood Music Hall—Doors 6:30 p.m., 196 Allen St, NYC, $12, Rockwood Music Hall
Sunday, September 30, 7 p.m.—yMusic, 8pm—No BS! Brass
Jazz Standard—showtimes 7:30 and 9:30 with an 11:30 set on October 5 and 6, 116 East 27th St, NYC, Jazz Standard
Jack Walrath, Charles Tolliver and Tom Harrell all perform new music commissioned by FONT Music.
October 4—Jack Walrath
October 5—RETROFORWARD ™, Charles Tolliver & Music Inc/Continuum
October 6—Tom Harrell
October 7—West Point Jazz Knights featuring Claudio Roditi. FREE