New York Bassist, Shayna Dulberger hits the stage with her own compositions and with a new ensemble. The evening will be a creative approach to jazz and improvisation. Expect swinging atonal melodies, spontaneous group improvisations and underlying grooves that occasionally surface. Dulberger’s writing consists of graphic scores with short traditionally written phrases. The mix often gives a jumping board effect into free-form chaos. Don’t expect a complete free jazz freak out for sixtey minutes but five to ten minute pieces including a ballad and short interludes. There will be freaking out and there will be mellowing out. At certain times the music will be spacious, other times dense.
This will be a premire of Dulberger’s work since her debut album “TheKillMeTrio”. In 2007, Time Out New York wrote: “Led by bassist Shayna Dulberger, the Kill Me Trio is one of the stronger avant-jazz groups we’ve heard in some time. Dulberger, saxist Darius Jones and drummer Jason Nazary really let their music breathe-it’s tension-filled but always agile and never anxious, reminding us of classic units such as Henry Threadgill’s Air.”
Jonathan Moritz – Tenor and Soprano Sax
Ben Gerstein – Trombone
Chris Welcome – Guitar
Shayna Dulberger – Upright Bass
Tomas Fujiwara – Drums
Dulberger is mostly known for her work with William Parker’s “Double Sunrise Over Neptune”, Bill Cole’s Untempered Ensemble and Ras Moshe’s “Transencence” recording. She has worked with many other ensembles including The E.R.A., The Chris Welcome Quartet, The Young Equestrians, Stars Like Fleas and Dafna Naphtali’s “Fusebox”. In 2005, she graduated with a degree in Jazz Upright Bass from Mason Gross School of the Arts and studied closely with bassist Mike Richmond. Please visit www.shaynadulberger.com