Stephen Haynes and Bugaboo at New Haven's Firehouse 12 November 10


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Friday, November 10th at 8:30 and 10:00 p.m.
Stephen Haynes and Bugaboo
Firehouse 12
45 Crown Street in New Haven, CT
Tickets are $15 (opening set) and $10 (second set)
More details available here

Stephen Haynes, trumpet and cornet; Allan Jaffe, guitar; Mario Pavone, bass; Warren Smith, drums and percussion

On Friday, November 10th, Hartford-based trumpeter/cornetist Stephen Haynes will perform at New Haven's Firehouse 12 with his quartet Bugaboo, featuring guitarist Allan Jaffe, bassist Mario Pavone and drummer Warren Smith. Recently called “endlessly imaginative" by the Hartford Courant's Owen McNally, the group performs a mix of original compositions and reinterpretations of contemporary American music ranging from Johnny Cash to Ornette Coleman.

“At times boldly abstract, and at others comfortable and familiar, Haynes and his work pioneer rich new territory in the arts of composition and improvisation," writes the Hartford Advocate. This will be his third appearance at Firehouse 12 (he performed with both nHarmonic Brass and the Joe Morris Septet in 2005), but his first as a leader. Convened in 2004 at Hartford's Real Art Ways while Haynes was Composer-in-Residence there, Bugaboo will be recording its debut release at Firehouse 12 prior to performing two live sets that evening.

A musician, arts advocate and educator, Haynes studied at the historic Black Music Division at Bennington College directed by Bill Dixon. He is a charter member of iconic pianist Cecil Taylor's AHA! Orchestra who has also collaborated with noted composers and improvisers such as Taylor Ho Bynum, Rhys Chatham, Gunter Hampel, Leroy Jenkins, Butch Morris, JD Parran, George Russell and LaMonte Young. In addition to his performance career, Haynes serves on the board of directors of both Chamber Music Plus Northeast and Y'All of New York.

About Firehouse 12:

Firehouse 12 is an award winning full-service bar, state-of-the-art recording studio and unusually intimate performance space located in New Haven's historic Ninth Square District. Painstakingly renovated over the course of four years by owner/producer/ engineer Nick Lloyd and Gray Organschi Architecture, this once-abandoned firehouse building has become a major part of New Haven's cultural renaissance since opening its doors in April 2005. It has also quickly gained a reputation as one of the premier recording studios and creative music venues on the East Coast.

A 2006 Best Studio Design Project nominee for the prestigious Technical Excellence and Creativity (TEC) Awards, the recording studio features world-class acoustic design by renowned acoustician John Storyk of Walters-Storyk Design Group. The striking 1200- square foot space features a Steinway concert grand piano, and doubles as an 80-seat public venue with unparalleled technical possibilities for some of the most respected names in creative music. Past performers include Han Bennink, Tim Berne, Dave Douglas, Susie Ibarra, Joe McPhee, Joe Morris, William Parker and Mario Pavone among many others.

In a June 2005 feature, New Haven Independent's Regina DeAngelo called Firehouse 12 “a north star in the jazz firmament that might well guide music lovers to New Haven from far away." She went on to write, “fabric-covered walls are angled to urge music to flow, not bounce, through a womb-like space. It's almost like sitting in the hull of an instrument. Luckily, the Firehouse attracts people who bring near-religious reverence to the music, producing an exchange of energy that often fires great performances." James Keepnews of the New Haven Advocate echoed DeAngelo's praise, calling the venue a “remarkable new cultural outpost" and “a resounding success." Yale University's Associate Vice President of New Haven and State Affairs Michael Morand recently called the space “a wonderful addition to New Haven's role as the cultural capital of Connecticut."

Complete Fall 2006 Concert Season:

09/22 :: Matthew Shipp
09/29 :: Carla Marciano 4tet
10/06 :: David Berkman Quartet
10/13 :: Nate Wooley and Blue Collar
10/20 :: Andrew Cyrille/Greg Osby Duo
10/27 :: Pete Robbins and Centric
11/04 :: Dave Allen Quartet
11/10 :: Stephen Haynes and Bugaboo
11/17 :: Dominique Eade/Jed Wilson Duo
12/01 :: Ben Allison Quartet
12/08 :: Wayne Escoffery Quartet
12/15 :: Gerald Cleaver & Violet Hour

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