NEXT Concert of the 2011-2012 season
Saturday, January 14, 2012, 8:00 PM
The Briggan Krauss Quartet
Briggan Kraussalto saxophone
WORKS Trio featuring:
The evening will also include Musical Dialogues," a conversation with Mr. Krauss
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" Joe Lovano
the downtown scene has established an outpost in Brooklyn . . . where local practitioners are presenting a music so diverse and eclectic it doesn't even fit under the general umbrella of avant-garde."The Wall Street Journal
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
About Briggan Krauss
January 14Briggan Krauss is a New York based saxophonist, composer and sound artist who has been a strong presence in the New York creative music scene for the past fifteen years. He is a founding member of Sex Mob, has played on Grammy Award winning and nominated recordings and leads several of his own projects as well as collaborating with many other improvisers and composers in New York and around the world.
Although he also plays baritone sax and clarinet, Krauss' main instrument is alto sax, and he has developed a totally original sound on it. Krauss first started making a name for himself in the Seattle-based collective Babkas, with Aaron Alexander and Brad Shepik. He was soon recruited for transplanted New Yorker Wayne Horvitz's band Pigpen. Krauss was still performing with both groups when he moved to New York City in 1995.
Once in New York, he became a member of several ongoing projects as well as guesting on a number of recordings. He was in the short-lived Sun Ra tribute band Myth Science and the Pink Noise Saxophone Quartet, and recorded two albums with Jerry Granelli's band Badlands and several with the Satoko Fujii Orchestra. He is also a member of the Andrea Parkins trio with Kenny Wollesen, the Resonance Impeders with Chris Dahlgren and Jay Rosen, and EZ Pour Spout, who perform avant-jazz covers of rock tunes.
Briggan has also released three albums as a leader, all on the Knitting Factory label. The first, Good Kitty, featured a trio with Chris Speed and Michael Sarin. 300 followed with a different trio of Krauss, Wayne Horvitz, and Kenny Wollesen. In 1999, he released Descending to End, a solo recording that incorporated elements of electronica with his trademark playing.