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Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center

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341 Delaware Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14202 United States
716-854-1694 http://www.hallwalls.org/

Wednesday, September 2018

James Brandon Lewis Trio

Wednesday, September 12, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center, 341 Delaware Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14202 United States
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$15

Buffalo-born tenor saxophonist and Buffalo Academy for Visual and Performing Arts alumni James Brandon Lewis returns to his hometown with his internationally-acclaimed trio! James Brandon Lewis - tenor saxophone Luke Stewart - electric bass Warren G. Crudup III - drums "James Brandon Lewis (b.1983 Buffalo NY ) is a critically acclaimed saxophonist, composer, recording artist, and educator. Lewis has received accolades from the New York Times, Q Magazine and cultural tastemakers such as Ebony Magazine, who hailed him as one…

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Karuna Trio

Thursday, September 20, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center, 341 Delaware Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14202 United States
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$15

Hamid Drake - drumset, frame drum, voice, congas Adam Rudolph - handrumset, thumb pianos, sintir, udu drum, percussion, electronics Ralph M. Jones - saxophones, flute, bass clarinet, hulusi, ney, bamboo flutes, sibsi “Bristling with energy but balanced with moments of uncanny serenity..laced with transcendent funk grooves and virtuosic soloing.” - Downbeat Magazine "Absolutely incredible! “ - New York City Jazz Record With Karuna, Hamid Drake, Ralph Jones and Adam Rudolph bring their unique and evolved rhythm and sonic languages to…

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Wednesday, October 2018

KUZU At Hallwalls

Wednesday, October 10, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center, 341 Delaware Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14202 United States
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$15

KUZU is a hard-charging but patient trio that came together in the fall of 2017, after saxophonist Dave Rempis, a stalwart of the Chicago improvised music scene, worked with both Tashi Dorji (guitar) and Tyler Damon (drums) individually as part of a lengthy solo tour of the U.S. that he undertook in the spring of that year.  Dorji and Damon’s work as a guitar/percussion duo has become well-known, a highly refined and specific language developed through relentless touring and recording over the last few years, with a sound that straddles improvised…

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Hearts and Minds at Hallwalls

Wednesday, October 17, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center, 341 Delaware Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14202 United States
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$15

Paul Giallorenzo - synthesizer Jason Stein - bass clarinet Chad Taylor - drums Called a “singularly original unit gleefully trapezing between sound and swing”, Hearts & Minds combines brash fluidity, raw lyricism, and emphatic grooves. Hearts & Minds is a collective conceived by long-time collaborators Jason Stein (bass clarinet) and Paul Giallorenzo (synthesizer/e piano), joined by drummer Chad Taylor.After years of shows throughout the US and Europe with original drummer Frank Rosaly, Hearts and Minds released their debut recording in 2016 on the Austin-based label Astral Spirits. Following Rosaly’s relocation to Amsterdam shortly thereafter, Stein and Giallorenzo…

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Wednesday, November 2018

Buffalo Jazz Composers Workshop and Poetry Alliance

Wednesday, November 14, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center, 341 Delaware Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14202 United States
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The Buffalo Jazz Composers Workshop is a collective organized by Kelly Bucheger. This concert will feature newly composed music and poems by writer David Landry’s Poetry Alliance. The music and words will be a true reflection on themes of the era of 1968. In this concert the writers and musicians will ask the important questions “Where we were in 1968?,” “Where are we today?” and “How did we get here?”. Tim Clarke, trumpet; Kelly Bucheger, sax; Nelson Rivera, sax; Alec…

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Monday, December 2018

Wayne Horvitz Trio: “The Snowghost Sessions”

Monday, December 3, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center, 341 Delaware Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14202 United States
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$10 – $15

Wayne Horvitz - piano, electronics Geoff Harper - bass Eric Eagle - drums Hallwalls is pleased to welcome the renowned pianist/composer Wayne Horvitz and his long-standing trio for an evening of some of his newest works. Wayne Horvitz came to prominence in the Downtown scene of 1980s and '90s New York City, noted for working with John Zorn's Naked City among many others. Horvitz has since relocated to the Seattle, Washington area where he has several ongoing groups and has…

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Wednesday, January 2019

Atomic (from Norway/Sweden) at Hallwalls

Wednesday, January 16 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center, 341 Delaware Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14202 United States
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$10 – $15

The Swedish-Norwegian quintet Atomic has held a position at the forefront of the Scandinavian and European contemporary jazz scene for more than 17 years. The band has the ability to delve ever more deeply into its own expressive idiom and is still inquisitive, vital and full of energy. All this time Håvard Wiik and Fredrik Ljungkvist have been responsible for all the compositions, but on the upcoming album Pet Variations (release date November 2, 2019) Atomic play compositions by Edgar Varese, Olivier Messiaen, Steve Lacy, Jimmy Giuffre, Carla Bley, Jan Garbarek, and Brian Wilson - to mention…

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Saturday, February 2019

The Film “I Knew Her Well” plus Live Music by Baci e Ceci

Saturday, February 9 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center, 341 Delaware Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14202 United States
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$10

I Knew Her Well (Io la conoscevo bene, Antonio Pietrangeli, 1965, 115 minutes) Movie still picture from I Knew Her Well (Io la conoscevo bene, Antonio Pietrangeli, 1965, 115 minutes). Plus live music performed by 1960s Italian-style pop trio Baci e Ceci (Kristin Gilmet, lead vocals; Cathy Carfagna, accordion/keyboards/back-up vocals; Jesse Reiter, electric guitar/back-up vocals/bass. With special guest Dave Meinzer on percussion. All songs sung in Italian!) $10 general, $8 students/seniors, $6 Hallwalls members Acting in effect as guest-curator, Baci…

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Chavela (Film) with Live Music by Sara Rodriguez

Thursday, February 21 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center, 341 Delaware Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14202 United States
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$6 – $10

Through its lyrical structure, Catherine Gund's & Daresha Kyi's biographical documentary film Chavela (2017, 93 min.) takes viewers on an evocative, thought-provoking journey through the iconoclastic life of Mexican musical artist Chavela Vargas. Centered around never-before-seen interview footage of Chavela herself shot 20 years before her death in 2012, and guided by the stories in Chavela's songs and the myths and tales others have told about her—as well as those she spread about herself—the film weaves an arresting portrait of…

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Monday, March 2019

Cory Smythe / Peter Evans Duo (THIS CONCERT HAS BEEN CANCELLED)

Monday, March 4 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center, 341 Delaware Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14202 United States
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$10 – $15

IT IS WITH MANY REGRETS THAT THE CONCERT HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO UNFORSEEN CIRCUMSTANCES. Hallwalls is excited to welcome this unusual pairing of two widely-acclaimed visionary musicians for an intimate, intense & virtuosic concert performance. Peter Evans - trumpets Cory Smythe - piano With their recent album Weatherbird, pianist Cory Smythe and trumpeter Peter Evans used “Weather Bird” by Louis Armstrong as a compositional point of departure. The piece, recorded by Armstrong and pianist with Earl Hines in 1928,…

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Wayfaring

Wednesday, March 13 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center, 341 Delaware Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14202 United States
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$10 – $15

James Falzone - clarinet Katie Ernst - bass Taking its name from a beloved American folk song, Wayfaring is a duo project between bassist/vocalist Katie Ernst and clarinetist James Falzone. What began as a casual meeting between like-minded players has formed into a collective of unusual nuance and depth, drawing on source material from the jazz tradition, hymns, folk songs, and original compositions from Ernst and Falzone. Wayfaring was featured at the 2016 Hyde Park Jazz Festival in Chicago, the…

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Saturday, April 2019

Vandermark / Wooley Duo

Saturday, April 27 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center, 341 Delaware Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14202 United States
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$12 – $15

Ken Vandermark - tenor/baritone sax, clarinet Nate Wooley - trumpet Ken Vandermark & Nate Wooley had been operating in each other's orbits for several years, having worked together with Paul Lytton, Joe Morris, Agusti Fernandez, and Terrie Ex, before putting together their duo project in October 2013 when they toured the United States for the first time. With this unique ensemble, they deal directly with each other's iconoclastic compositional and improvisational vocabularies, and have created a book of original material…

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Thursday, May 2019

In The Sea (Honsinger/Zubot/Caloia)

Thursday, May 9 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center, 341 Delaware Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14202 United States
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$10 – $15

Tristan Honsinger - cello Joshua Zubot - violin Nicolas Caloia - bass In The Sea performed an exceptional concert at Hallwalls nearly two years ago and we are thrilled to have the opportunity to present this intense, unhinged, joyous & virtuosic trio of improvisers once again. Join us for an evening with an adventurous string trio unlike anything you've heard before! "The now legendary cellist Tristan Honsinger started improvising in Montreal more than forty years ago, prior to his decisive…

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Tuesday, May 14 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center, 341 Delaware Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14202 United States
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$10 – $15

Skeeter Shelton - saxophones Joel Peterson - contrabass James Baljo - drums, percussion Spectrum 3 is a fiery jazz and improvised music trio that combines “the cry” of jazz with various other idioms, including the raw-soul aesthetic of their Detroit home and the extended technique explorations of the avant-garde. Drawing on a large body of composed material, the group varies every show between pure improvisation and playing the off the themes of bandleader Skeeter Shelton. Spectrum 3 is a multi-generational…

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Monday, June 2019

David Murray / Kahil El’Zabar Duo

Monday, June 10 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center, 341 Delaware Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14202 United States
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$15 – $18

David Murray - tenor saxophone, bass clarinet Kahil El'Zabar - drums, percussion, voice These two modern music masters have been at the forefront of creative exploration and compositional diversity over the past four decades. David Murray and Kahil El'Zabar are recognized by their peers to be consummate virtuosos, who possess and carry the history and the future of Great Black Music. This magnificent duo performs freedom music in its noblest sense, meant to heal and release one from the propaganda…

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