From Dave Douglas: 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. I hope you will join us for this exciting and varied program! I am proud to be part of the group of ambitious musician/curators who have worked hard to support and expand the field through this festival's programming."
2012 SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
Saturday, September 8, 6:30-7pm: 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".
September 13-15: The Jazz Gallery, all concerts 9 & 10:30pm, 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. The Bright and Rushing World: Suite for Five Musicians has been made possible with support from Chamber Music America's 2011 New Jazz Works: Commissioning and Ensemble Development program funded through the generosity of the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation.
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, thoughtfully tumultuous" (Nate Chinen, The New York Times) music for his sextet.
Wednesday, September 19: The Checkout: Live from 92YTribeca featuring Dave Douglas Quintet with special guest Aoife O'Donovan. 92YTribeca, 8pm, 200 Hudson St, $12.00, Co-produced by The Checkout-WBGO & NPR
Dave Douglas Quintet with special guest Aoife O'Donovan - CD Release Concert - Dave Douglas describes the title of his new release, Be Still, as aspirational." The continually evolving trumpeter and composer settles down for a ballad-like set that presents a series of hymns and folk songs with an intensely personal connection. Be Still brings out the most lyrical side of Douglas, and introduces both a newly configured Quintet, and an important new collaborator, vocalist and guitarist Aoife O'Donovan.
Thursday and Friday, September 20 and 21: University Settlement - 8pm, 189 Allen St # 1, NYC
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 - 7pm, 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
September 26-27: Smalls Jazz Club - Sets at 7:30, 9 and 10:30pm, 183 West 10th St, NYC, $20
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
September 30: Rockwood Music Hall - Doors 6:30pm, 196 Allen St, NYC, $12
Sunday, September 30 - 7 pm - 8pm - No BS! Brass Hailed by NPR's Fred Child as one of the groups that has really helped to shape the future of classical music," yMusic is a sextet of young performers equally comfortable in the overlapping classical and pop music worlds. yMusic will be premiering a FONT-Commissioned work by Andrew Norman. No BS! Brass Band is a powerful brass band that embraces the spirit of New Orleans into its original East Coast modern funk.
October 4-7: Jazz Standard - showtimes 7:30 and 9:30 with an 11:30 set on October 5 and 6, 116 East 27th St, NYC
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 - The exciting, post-bop oriented trumpeter Claudio Roditi joins the West Point Jazz Knights in a concert of new music by Roditi. FREE!