We're Only Alive for a Short Amount of Time
to Jul 14

We're Only Alive for a Short Amount of Time

We're Only Alive For A Short Amount Of Time

Anspacher Theater

June 13 - July 14

Written and Performed by David Cale
Lyrics by David Cale
Music by David Cale and Matthew Dean Marsh
Directed by Robert Falls

In a co-production with Goodman Theatre

Lortel Award-winning writer/performer David Cale (Harry Clarke) returns to The Public in his musical memoir of hope, family, and transcendence. Under the direction of Tony Award winner Robert Falls (Death of a Salesman) and featuring a six-piece orchestra, WE'RE ONLY ALIVE FOR A SHORT AMOUNT OF TIME reflects on Cale’s memories of growing up, escaping his parents’ fraught marriage by singing in his bedroom, and tending to birds in his backyard animal hospital. Until one day things change.

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Wing Walker Orchestra & Matterhorn Release Party @ArtShareLA!
7:00 PM19:00

Wing Walker Orchestra & Matterhorn Release Party @ArtShareLA!

Long in the gestation but immediate in its impact, Wing Walker Orchestra's debut album, Hazel is a great introduction to one of the East Coast's liveliest ensembles. The recording, produced by Alan Ferber, will be released on February 8th, 2019 on ears&eyes Records. Hazel boasts serial surprises, including an adventurous suite written and arranged by leader Drew Williams that is based on the popular graphic novel, Saga, and an intoxicating cover of Tune-Yards' "Look Around." This isn't your mom or dad's big band music, but a work of airy futurism with its layered effects, electronic touches and "inside" debt to such bands as Radiohead, Guillermo Klein's Los Guachos and the Bad Plus. In a recent review, Bird is the Worm writes: “There is something massively appealing about the casual feel to the delivery of this eleven piece ensemble. The loose flow provides all kinds of breathing room for an array of textures to emerge and shine strong. And when you add a lovely, embraceable melody to that quality, now you’ve got something bordering on addiction."



MATTERHORN presents their electrifying brand of jazz and rock filled with searing horn lines, churning rhythmic grooves, and healthy doses of otherworldly soundscapes. Led by NYC trumpeter, composer, and educator John Blevins, their sophomore album UZUMATI released October 12th, 2018 on ears&eyes Records featuring John Blevins (Trumpet/Effects/Synthesizers/Compositions), Drew Williams (Bass Clarinet/Tenor Saxophone/Effects/Microbrute Synth/Compositions), Jeff McLaughlin (Guitar/Effects), Jesse Bielenberg (Bass/Effects), Nathan Ellman-Bell (Drums/Cymbals/Percussion/Roland SPD), and John Doing (Percussion/Glockenspiel).






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Wing Walker Orchestra featuring Jaimie Branch
8:00 PM20:00

Wing Walker Orchestra featuring Jaimie Branch

More info at fontmusic.org

8pm – Anteloper

Jaimie Branch (tp), Jason Nazary (dr)

ANTELOPER is the electric brain child of JAIMIE BRANCH (fly or die, high life) and JASON NAZARY (little women, helado negro, bear in heaven). Branch and Nazary have been playing together as trumpeter and drummer for years, since meeting at the New England Conservatory of Music in 2002, but in this duo both musicians include synthesizers to push further into the spectral space ship ether. With deep rhythmic passages, telepathic improvisations and effortless melodic negotiations, Anteloper pushes forward, swinging its horns all the while.

9:30pm – Wing Walker Orchestra feat. Jaimie Branch

Drew Williams (bcl), Brad Mulholland (as), Eric Trudel (ts), John Blevins (tp), Danny Gouker (tp), Jaimie Branch (tp), Karl Lyden (tb), Nick Grinder (tb), Jeff McLaughlin (g), Marta Sanchez (p), Adam Hopkins (b), Nathan Ellman-Bell (dr)

The WING WALKER ORCHESTRA is a collaborative large ensemble based in New York City featuring original compositions and arrangements by the musicians in the band. The confluence of ideas from multiple composer/improvisers gives the orchestra’s sound groundbreaking musical diversity. 2018 marks the third annual collaboration between the orchestra and the Festival of New Trumpet Music with past guests including Ralph Alessi, Shane Endsley, Jonathan Finlayson, and Jason Palmer. This year’s performance will highlight the inimitable trumpeter JAIMIE BRANCH with new arrangements of her acclaimed International Anthem release “Fly or Die.”

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Festival of New Trumpet Music 2018 - FONT Jr
11:00 AM11:00

Festival of New Trumpet Music 2018 - FONT Jr

More info at fontmusic.org!


FONT Jr 2018: A Modern Jazz Trumpet Workshop & Concert with Michael Rodriguez


Presented by the Festival of New Trumpet Music
Hosted by New York University NYU Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development Jazz Studies and The New Schoolfor Jazz and Contemporary Music

AGE 12 to 21 years
LEVEL beginner to advanced
FEE FREE to participating students
DATE Sunday, Sept 9, 2018
Refreshments will be served

New York University Steinhardt
Jazz Studies – Room C207
75 3rd Ave (at East 11th St.), New York, NY 10003

Award presentation with Tom Harrell
The New School Glass Box Performance Space, 

Arnhold Hall, 1st floor 55 West 13th Street, New York, NY 10011

with Michael Rodriguez and Workshop Students
The New School Glass Box Performance Space, 

Arnhold Hall, 1st floor 55 West 13th Street, New York, NY 10011
$20 suggested donation for
public concert attendance

APPLICATION fontmusic.org/jr
CONTACT info@fontmusic.org


The Festival of New Trumpet Music is a nonprofit committed to the support of new music by a diverse community of trumpet and brass players, and the presentation of their work to the public.

The Festival aims to promote opportunity, encourage diversity, and enable community for and among trumpet players and those with whom they work through programming and educational events.

Grammy nominated Trumpeter and composer, Michael Rodriguez was born in Queens, New York. Michael was inspired to pursue music as a career by his father. Michael studied at the New World school of the Arts in Miami, Florida and continued his studies at the University of Miami. After completing two years at the University of Miami, he decided to transfer to the New School University in New York where he received his B.A.

Michael has performed with Clark Terry, Bobby Watson, Quincy Jones, Joe Lovano, Toshiko Akiyoshi Orchestra, Chico O'farill Orchestra, Lincoln Center Orchestra , Pop Icon Jessica Simpson, and has traveled with the Carnegie Hall Jazz Band, Carla Bley Band, Harry Conick jr., Eddie Palmieri Septet, Lincoln Center Afro-Cuban Jazz Orchestra, Smithsonian Jazz Orchestra, Bob Minzter and currently with The Charlie Haden Liberation Orchestra. In December of 2003 Michael recorded on Charlie Haden's Grammy Award winning Land of the Sun album featuring Gonzalo Rubalcaba and Joe Lovano. Michael has also recorded on Charlie Haden's Liberation Music Orchestra album, which was released in August 2005, entitled Not In our Name and is featured on America the Beautiful and Dvorjac Going Home. Michael co-leads a group with his brother pianist Robert Rodriguez and has 4 recordings as the Rodriguez brothers. The most recent recording entitled “Impromptu“ was nominated for a Grammy in 2016.




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Festival of New Trumpet Music 2018
to Sep 12

Festival of New Trumpet Music 2018

Festival of New Trumpet Music 2018 and Dave Douglas present a 16th season of fresh brass music, including a celebration and award performance by trumpeter Tom Harrell (September 9). From September 5 to 12, FONT Music will inhabit 6 NYC venues including Dizzy’s Club, The Stone at the New School, The Jazz Gallery, and Threes Brewing.

Buy a FESTIVAL PASS now and enjoy seven days of concerts! For $75 only!

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