Jason Moran Fats Waller Dance Party at The South Milwaukee PAC

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Jason Moran
Fats Waller Dance Party 
Saturday, April 26, 2014
7:30 pm

“The most provocative thinker in current jazz.” ~ Rolling Stone Magazine

“No finer piano trio currently stalks the earth. Historically and intellectually resourceful but also sparklingly intuitive, inventive, spontaneous…unassailably brilliant.” ~ Downbeat Magazine

Pianist and composer Jason Moran has established himself as a risk-taker and innovator of new directions for jazz as a whole. A recipient of the prestigious MacArthur Fellowship, Moran is “a startlingly gifted pianist with a rententless thirst for experimentation” (The Los Angeles Times). In recognition of his unique vision and outstanding contributions to the art form, Moran was recently appointed the new Artistic Advisor for Jazz at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in New York City.

In his recently conceived Fats Waller Dance Party, Moran presents a contemporary celebration of the legendary entertainer. Commissioned by the Harlem Stage in New York, the rapturous event, played four consecutive sold-out nights at its 2011 world premiere. Jason delights the crowd, donning an oversized Fats Waller mask for spells at the piano and on the dance floor- turning himself into a bobble-head jazzman. The all-inclusive dance party offers a lively re-imagining of Waller’s signature sound, bringing a new generation of jazz fans to its feet. Get your tickets and mark your calendars today!


4/3/14 Tony Malaby Trio at The Sugar Maple

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9 pm in the back room.

Tony Malaby - saxophones
Jason Roebke - bass
Frank Rosaly - drums

Originally from Tucson, Arizona ,Tony Malaby has been permanently based in New York since 1995 and has been a member of many notable jazz groups including Charlie Haden’s Liberation Orchestra, Paul Motian's Electric Bebop Band, Mark Helias' Open Loose, Fred Hersch's quintet and Walt Whitman project, Michell Portal's Birdwatcher, various projects with Daniel Humair and bands led by Mario Pavone, Tim Berne, Chris Lightcap, Kris Davis, Angelica Sanchez, Michael Attias and Marty Ehrlich. His debut cd "Sabino"(Arabesque) made the NY Times and Philadelphia City Paper's top ten jazz lists for 2000.

He has a brand new release: "Tamarindo" with bassist William Parker and Nasheet Waits on drums. It is available on the Clean Feed label. His other releases include: "Adobe" available on Sunnyside in the US, featuring Drew Gress and Paul Motian; Apparitions" on the Songlines label featuring Tom Rainey, Mike Sarin, and Drew Gress; and "Alive in Brooklyn Vol. 1 and 2" featuring Angelica Sanchez and Tom Rainey. Tony leads several projects of his own including: APPARITIONS featuring: Drew Gress, Tom Rainey and Mike Sarin. The Tony Malaby CELLO TRIO, featuring Chicago cellist Fred Lonberg-Holm and percussionist John Hollenbeck. The quartet PALOMA RECIO(Loud Dove) with Ben Monder, Eivind Opsvik and Nashhet Waits. The trio TAMARINDO featuring bassist William Parker and Nasheet Waits on drums. Tony co-leads the Malaby Sanchez Rainey Trio.