Interpretations: Marty Ehrlich / Ingrid Laubrock

Thursday, November 7, 20248:00 pm
$25 advance$30 doors$20 Student/Senior (w/ ID, Senior 65+)doors 7pm

The 35th season of the Interpretations Series begins with new works from woodwind/multi-instrumentalist/composer Marty Ehrlich and saxophonist/composer Ingrid Laubrock.

Details TBA.


Saxophonist, clarinetist, and flutist Marty Ehrlich (b.1955) is celebrating over 40 years in the nexus of creative music centered in New York City. He began his musical career in St. Louis, Missouri, performing and recording with the Human Arts Ensemble. He then graduated from the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston in 1977, where his teachers included George Russell, Jaki Byard, Gunther Schuller, and Joseph Allard.Since coming to New York in 1978, he has made thirty recordings of his compositions written for his Dark Woods Ensemble, Traveler’s Tales Quartet, Trio Exaltation, The Rites Quartet, Philosophy of a Groove, and the Marty Ehrlich Large Ensemble. He has sustained three collective groups, C/D/E with Andrew Cyrille and Mark Dresser, Relativity with Peter Erskine and Michael Formanek, and the Ray Anderson/Marty Ehrlich Quartet. His compositions are represented on the Enja, New World, Muse, OmniTone, Palmetto, Tzadik, and Clean Feed labels.
As a woodwind multi-instrumentalist passionate about improvisation and interpretation, he has performed and recorded with a who’s who of contemporary composers including Muhal Richard Abrams, Ray Anderson, Anthony Braxton, John Carter, Andrew Cyrille, Jack DeJohnette, Anthony Davis, Mark Dresser, Marianne Faithful, Don Grolnick, Chico Hamilton, Jerome Harris, Julius Hemphill, Andrew Hill, Robin Holcomb, Oliver Lake, Leroy Jenkins, Myra Melford, Modeski/Martin/Woods, Bobby Previte, Rufus Reid, Wadada Leo Smith, and John Zorn, among many others. He has performed with the New York City and Metropolitan Opera, the Jose Limon and the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance companies, and numerous chamber music contexts.
Ehrlich is the chief researcher for the Julius Hemphill Archive at NYU. His honors include composition grants from the Guggenheim Foundation, Chamber Music America, the NEA, and NYFA. The Marty Ehrlich Archive is in the Fales Library of NYU. Ehrlich is Professor Emeritus of Jazz and Contemporary Music at Hampshire College, and  Interim Director of Jazz STudies at SUNY Stonybrook in 2023.
Ingrid Laubrock is an experimental saxophonist and composer, interested in exploring the borders between musical realms and creating multi-layered, dense and often evocative sound worlds. A prolific composer, Laubrock was named a “true visionary” by pianist and The Kennedy Center’s artistic director Jason Moran, and a“fully committed saxophonist and visionary” by The New Yorker. Her composition Vogelfrei was nominated “one of the best 25 Classical tracks of 2018”by The New York Times. Laubrock has performed with Anthony Braxton, Muhal Richard Abrams, Jason Moran, Kris Davis, Nels Cline, Tyshawn Sorey, Mary Halvorson, Myra Melford, Zeena Parkins, Tom Rainey, Tim Berne, Dave Douglas, Wet Ink and many others. Laubrock has composed for ensembles ranging from solo to chamber orchestra.Awards include Fellowship in Jazz Composition by the Arts Foundation, BBC Jazz Prize for Innovation, SWR German Radio Jazz Prize and German Record Critics Quarterly Award. She won best Rising Star Soprano Saxophonist in the ‘Downbeat Annual Critics Poll in 2015 and best Tenor Saxophonist in 2018. Ingrid Laubrock has received composing commissions by The Fromm Music Foundation, BBC Glasgow Symphony Orchestra, Bang on a Can, Yarn/Wire, Grossman Ensemble, The Shifting Foundation, The Robert D. Bielecki Foundation,The Jerwood Foundation, American Composers Orchestra, Tricentric Foundation, SWR New Jazz Meeting, Jazzahead, Wet Ink Ensemble, The Jazz Gallery Commissioning Series, NY State Council of the Arts, Wet Ink, John Zorn’s Stone Commissioning Series and the EOS Orchestra. She is an 2022/23 Artist-in-residence of The Wet Ink Ensemble.She is a recipient of the 2019 Herb Alpert Ragdale Prize in Music Composition, the 2022 Herb Alpert Ucross Prize in Music Composition and the 2021 Berklee Institute of Gender Justice Women Composers Collection Grant. Ingrid Laubrock is part-time faculty at Columbia University and The New School. She holds an MFA in Music Composition from Vermont College of Fine Arts.

Photo 1: Peter Gannushkin
Photo 2: Janette Beckman

Interpretations: Marty Ehrlich / Ingrid Laubrock

Thursday, November 7, 20248:00 pm
$25 advance$30 doors$20 Student/Senior (w/ ID, Senior 65+)doors 7pm

The 35th season of the Interpretations Series begins with new works from woodwind/multi-instrumentalist/composer Marty Ehrlich and saxophonist/composer Ingrid Laubrock.

Details TBA.


Saxophonist, clarinetist, and flutist Marty Ehrlich (b.1955) is celebrating over 40 years in the nexus of creative music centered in New York City. He began his musical career in St. Louis, Missouri, performing and recording with the Human Arts Ensemble. He then graduated from the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston in 1977, where his teachers included George Russell, Jaki Byard, Gunther Schuller, and Joseph Allard.Since coming to New York in 1978, he has made thirty recordings of his compositions written for his Dark Woods Ensemble, Traveler’s Tales Quartet, Trio Exaltation, The Rites Quartet, Philosophy of a Groove, and the Marty Ehrlich Large Ensemble. He has sustained three collective groups, C/D/E with Andrew Cyrille and Mark Dresser, Relativity with Peter Erskine and Michael Formanek, and the Ray Anderson/Marty Ehrlich Quartet. His compositions are represented on the Enja, New World, Muse, OmniTone, Palmetto, Tzadik, and Clean Feed labels.
As a woodwind multi-instrumentalist passionate about improvisation and interpretation, he has performed and recorded with a who’s who of contemporary composers including Muhal Richard Abrams, Ray Anderson, Anthony Braxton, John Carter, Andrew Cyrille, Jack DeJohnette, Anthony Davis, Mark Dresser, Marianne Faithful, Don Grolnick, Chico Hamilton, Jerome Harris, Julius Hemphill, Andrew Hill, Robin Holcomb, Oliver Lake, Leroy Jenkins, Myra Melford, Modeski/Martin/Woods, Bobby Previte, Rufus Reid, Wadada Leo Smith, and John Zorn, among many others. He has performed with the New York City and Metropolitan Opera, the Jose Limon and the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance companies, and numerous chamber music contexts.
Ehrlich is the chief researcher for the Julius Hemphill Archive at NYU. His honors include composition grants from the Guggenheim Foundation, Chamber Music America, the NEA, and NYFA. The Marty Ehrlich Archive is in the Fales Library of NYU. Ehrlich is Professor Emeritus of Jazz and Contemporary Music at Hampshire College, and  Interim Director of Jazz STudies at SUNY Stonybrook in 2023.
Ingrid Laubrock is an experimental saxophonist and composer, interested in exploring the borders between musical realms and creating multi-layered, dense and often evocative sound worlds. A prolific composer, Laubrock was named a “true visionary” by pianist and The Kennedy Center’s artistic director Jason Moran, and a“fully committed saxophonist and visionary” by The New Yorker. Her composition Vogelfrei was nominated “one of the best 25 Classical tracks of 2018”by The New York Times. Laubrock has performed with Anthony Braxton, Muhal Richard Abrams, Jason Moran, Kris Davis, Nels Cline, Tyshawn Sorey, Mary Halvorson, Myra Melford, Zeena Parkins, Tom Rainey, Tim Berne, Dave Douglas, Wet Ink and many others. Laubrock has composed for ensembles ranging from solo to chamber orchestra.Awards include Fellowship in Jazz Composition by the Arts Foundation, BBC Jazz Prize for Innovation, SWR German Radio Jazz Prize and German Record Critics Quarterly Award. She won best Rising Star Soprano Saxophonist in the ‘Downbeat Annual Critics Poll in 2015 and best Tenor Saxophonist in 2018. Ingrid Laubrock has received composing commissions by The Fromm Music Foundation, BBC Glasgow Symphony Orchestra, Bang on a Can, Yarn/Wire, Grossman Ensemble, The Shifting Foundation, The Robert D. Bielecki Foundation,The Jerwood Foundation, American Composers Orchestra, Tricentric Foundation, SWR New Jazz Meeting, Jazzahead, Wet Ink Ensemble, The Jazz Gallery Commissioning Series, NY State Council of the Arts, Wet Ink, John Zorn’s Stone Commissioning Series and the EOS Orchestra. She is an 2022/23 Artist-in-residence of The Wet Ink Ensemble.She is a recipient of the 2019 Herb Alpert Ragdale Prize in Music Composition, the 2022 Herb Alpert Ucross Prize in Music Composition and the 2021 Berklee Institute of Gender Justice Women Composers Collection Grant. Ingrid Laubrock is part-time faculty at Columbia University and The New School. She holds an MFA in Music Composition from Vermont College of Fine Arts.

Photo 1: Peter Gannushkin
Photo 2: Janette Beckman