With music by: The No-Neck Blues Band, Ellen Christi, TEST, Juan Quiñones, Anders Nillson, Matt Mottel, Pasquale Cangiano, Cooper-Moore, Steve Dalachinsky, and others.
TOM BRUNO MEMORIAL AND CONCERT IS POSTPONED DUE TO WEATHER. PLEASE CHECK BACK LATER FOR RESCHEDULED CONCERT DATES.
Join us for a special evening in memory of avant-garde jazz drummer Tom Bruno, who passed away this August. A constant presence on the New York scene for five decades, Tom’s life and music will be celebrated by friends, family and a wide range of musicians that he played with and influenced.
Scheduled performers include: The No-Neck Blues Band, Ellen Christi, TEST, Juan Quiñones, Cooper-Moore, Anders Nillson, Matt Mottel, Pasquale Cangiano, Steve Dalachinsky, Bob Feldman & Michael Marcus, and others.
All are welcome to celebrate the life, music and memory of Tom Bruno, please join us.
Tom Bruno (1932-2012) was a jazz musician and co-founder of the New York City Artists’ Collective. As a drummer, Bruno made a significant contribution to the world of avant-garde jazz, forging a unique style while working with a multitude of musicians including Ellen Christi, Juan Quiñones, Sonny Simmons, William Parker, Jemeel Moondoc, Roy Campbell Jr., William Connell, and with the band TEST, featuring Daniel Carter, Sabir Mateen and Mathew Heyner.
Expanding upon previous work with Fulminate Trio, Aorta Ensemble, improvisational NYC collaborations, and solo guitar, Anders Nilsson takes this opportunity to present new music for a special Octet of musicians. Exploring relationships between expression - openness, structure - freedom through instrumental stories, this music draws from the Swing Era, Film Noir scores, Jazz-Rock, free music and beyond.
The Octet features:
Anders Nilsson - electric guitar, Charlie Burnham - violin, Michel Gentile - flute, alto flute, piccolo flute, Avram Fefer - bass clarinet, clarinet & tenor sax, Jeremy Danneman - alto sax, baritone sax, clarinet, Daniel Kelly - piano and synthesizer, Dave Ambrosio - bass, George Schuller - drums
Nilsson studied at MalmÃ¶ Academy of Music and CCNY. Since moving to New York from Sweden in 2000 he has performed and/or recorded with AORTA, Fulminate Trio, Fay Victor Ensemble, ExPosed Blues Duo, Ken Filiano, Michael Evans, Sabir Mateen, Daniel Carter, Raoul BjÃ¶rkenheim, Tom Bruno, Ras Moshe, William Parker, Evan Gallagher, Eugene Chadbourne, Aaron Dugan, Paquito D'Rivera, theatre director Doris Mirescu, choreographer Akira Kasai and others. Most of these projects have dealt with improvisation to a large extent.
"Nilsson's shimmering axe evokes a dimensional warp." - Signal to Noise
"wonderful writing...special and unpredictable. You just never know where you will end up, except for great surprises." - Bruce Gallanter/Downtown Music Gallery (from album review of "Janus")