Artist: Ches Smith

Past Performances

Stephan Crump’s Elemental

Thursday, February 7, 2019 @ 8:00 pm
Elemental inhabits a magnified realm where communion grows in fields of texture.

Ches Smith: Laugh Ash

Wednesday, October 11, 2017 @ 8:00 pm
The dazzling percussionist dares to merge, purge, and blur electronic, orchestral and jazz styles & players, with Jennifer Choi, Nate Wooley...

[RESIDENCY] Okkyung Lee: Red Eclipse

Friday, April 8, 2016 @ 8:00 pm
Loosely inspired by Michelangelo Antonioni's masterpiece "L'Eclisse" and meant to accompany future video projects, these pieces will evoke the […]

[RESIDENCY] Mary Halvorson and Ches Smith: Solo Music

Wednesday, September 9, 2015 @ 8:00 pm
A double bill of solo performances with Mary Halvorson and Ches Smith. Halvorson returns to Roulette to celebrate the release concert for her […]

Matana Roberts’ Anthem

Wednesday, December 3, 2014 @ 8:00 pm
This work in progress narrative piece is a reflection of Roberts’ continued interest in social justice through sound.

Mary Halvorson Septet

Friday, September 7, 2012 @ 8:00 pm
Jonathan Finlayson (trumpet), Jon Irabagon (alto saxophone), Ingrid Laubrock (tenor saxophone), Jacob Garchik (trombone), Mary Halvorson […]

POSTPONED: Tim Berne “More Snakeoil”

Thursday, June 7, 2012 @ 8:00 pm
Large Ensemble Composer Commission recipient, saxophonist Tim Berne presents new work for octet as well as other recent ensemble work.

Ben Gerstein (Jerome Foundation Commission) – FREEDOM CHOIR! A congregation for cathartic improvisational service

Tuesday, November 1, 2011 @ 8:00 pm
  $15 General Admission $10 Members/Students/Seniors On November 1st, All Saints’ Day, The Day of the Dead – ancient holidays […]

Raz Mesinai – music for instruments and live processing

Tuesday, March 15, 2011 @ 8:30 pm
Composer, producer and sound alchemist Raz Mesinai makes music at the intersection of Dub and modern composition. As a solo artist and with his […]

Ches Smith and These Arches

Ches Smith and These Arches
Wednesday, March 9, 2011 @ 8:30 pm
“A smartly unruly drummer active in devious art-rock and outsider jazz, Ches Smith (Xiu Xiu, Secret Chiefs 3) works often enough in other […]