After a dismal 2011, in which the Explorers Club only performed once, Boston's beloved cranky yankee polishes his battery of saxophones and follows the groundhog out of midwinter torpor.
Over the course of the unrolling spring, saxophonist/composer Charlie Kohlhase
will oversee mid month explorations in Inman Squares favorite back yard gallery, Outpost 186
Starting on Thursday, February 16th, a new line up will grace the bay windows of the aulde dump. Original stalwarts, saxophonist Matt Langley
, trombonist Jeff Galindo
, guitarist Eric Hofbauer
and sturdy bass bender Jef Charland
will be joined by Jerry Sabatini
engaging the trumpet family and Curt Newton
conjuring with drums.
The season schedule includes performances on Thursday, March 15th, Wednesday April 18th and Wednesday May 16th all at 8pm with a 10 dollar donation option.
Among the other notable series underway at Outpost 186 are the louche tones of Le Prestige on Friday, February 3rd groping toward lounginess with help from guitarist Jeff Platz
on the first Friday of each month.
The inimitable Sheryl Bailey
resumes her vivacious guitar duets with Jack Pezanelli
on Monday, February 6th with an upcoming get together on Monday, April 23rd.
Mr Platz has his own array of moments in the mid month Fridays with a simple duet with bassist Chris Forkey
slated for Friday 2/11.
The other end of the month will meet the second Junk Kitchen extravaganza from Esther Viola
and cohort bringing their notions of brevity to a night of 'Mini's.' Short pieces.
And anchoring every month is the rigorous efforts of pianist Steve Lantner
with illustrious colleagues Allan Chase
, elevating saxophones, Joe Morris
, levitating bass and Luther Gray
scintillating a drum kit.
You will find this bright moment on Tuesday, February 28th and once more on Tuesday, March 27th.