FALL 2016 PERFORMANCE SEASON
Saturday, September 24, 1:30 PM
Sal Cataldi/Rome 56
Of Sal Cataldi, Time Out New York writes, “Cataldi’s largely instrumental, Eastern influenced jams are infused with some delicate guitar work and hauntingly moody atmosphere,” while The New York Times proclaims that Cataldi has “a beat unmistakably his own.”
Of Rome 56, Wouter Meijer says, “When in the morning I’m woken up by a melody in my head – which happens about every morning – it’s very often an Arthur Lamonica song. That is the risk you willfully run when you listen to his contagious songs, regardless if it’s Mashville or any of the previous Rome 56 CDs. With Arthur Lamonica the Song is King, and he is a most valiant servant.”
Saturday, September 24, 3:30 PM
RB Quintet In Concert
Richard Bennett and his quintet will be playing music from their upcoming release, “The Raga & The Abstract Truth,” as well as other poignant and groovetastic music!
Sunday, September 25, 2:00 PM
Originally from Littleton, Colorado, Brandon Glasgow has been writing and performing for over 15 years from the west to the east coast. Influenced by a soul-infused cocktail of rock, pop, blues, and funk, his focus on songwriting and performance is evident in every one of his songs. He simply creates stories and melodies that audiences will connect with again and again.
Sunday, September 25, 4:00 PM
Pianist David Durrah has had a long and varied career in jazz and blues.He got his start in Cleveland, backing up touring blues musicians like Lightnin’ Hopkins, Junior Parker, Bobby Blue Bland, and BB King, with whom he would work for several years. He appeared on legendary records of the ’70s jazz underground during periods living in Detroit (Marcus Belgrave, Kenny Cox, Doug Hammond) and LA (Henry Franklin, Calvin Keys). He has worked with many legends of jazz, including Cab Calloway, Dizzy Gillespie, Archie Shepp, Willie Bobo and Tito Puente. For this performance, his group will feature the alto saxophonist Harold Robinson and the vocalist Keith Dames. Presented by the Jazz Foundation of America’s Gig Fund program, with support from NYSCA and the NEA.
Saturday, October 1, 2:00 PM
Zac Messick, a Brooklyn-based songwriter originally from North Carolina, draws influence from a variety of genres and art forms. If you missed his brilliant performance this spring, here’s your chance to see and hear him. You can listen to his music at http://zacpm.bandcamp.com.
Saturday, October 1, 4:00 PM
BWAC welcomes the return of the irrepressible Repressions, NYC’s only art-therapy-funk-rock vaudeville band! Their music is by weirdos, for weirdos, and you can check them out at https://therepressions.com.
Sunday, October 2, 2:00 PM
Tom brought down the house last spring with his group Fitz, Callan & Biggs, and now returns to BWAC for a solo performance. You can hear his music at www.reverbnation.com/fitztunes.
Sunday, October 2, 4:00 PM
“Roots revivalist Victor V. Gurbo and his four-piece backing band create original folk ballads infused with an Americana spirit. Recently voted the 2013 Brooklyn Borough Champion at WNYC & WQXR’s Battle of the Boroughs, Gurbo & Co. pay homage to the canon of American song and poetry with a raw, bluesy, foot-stomping sound that’s both classic and contemporary.”
- Brooklyn Academy of Music
See and hear performances by Victor at http://www.victorvgurbo.com.
Saturday, October 8, 2:00 PM
A guitarist on the NYC jazz scene, bringing beauty to everyday life. Hear Sasha’s music at https://soundcloud.com/alex-kolontyrsky.
Saturday, October 8, 4:00 PM
The Word Cabaret, “Learning Curves”
BWAC’s long-running reading series, curated by John Istel. For this installment, “Learning Curves,” educators O’Hagan Blades, Brett Burns, Raquel Goodison, Aimee Herman, Avram Kline, Danny Shot, Nicole Smith, and Tim Tomlinson will provide their perspectives.
Sunday, October 9, 2:00 PM
A veteran of the downtown NYC music scene, J.R. returns to BWAC with his spectacular renditions of musical standards and his own brilliant songs.
Sunday, October 9, 4:00 PM
Sam Rasiotis and Dirty Wings
Astoria’s Sam Rasiotis and Dirty Wings return to BWAC to perform gritty, reflective Alt-Americana, rooted in location and relations, with inventive, paired down popular alt-rock and pop interpretations.
Saturday, October 15, 2:00 PM
Dr. Ruth Richards, “New Routes To Creative Ideas”
Join Dr. Ruth Richards, professor, researcher, and writer on creativity (Editor of Everyday Creativity and New Views of Human Nature) for an illustrated talk to explore three key paths to creating. Best of all, we’ll hear from six amazing artists, all well known to BWAC: Evan Cordes, Anna Hagen, Judith Hooper, Russell Mehlman, John Strohbeen, and Tobi Zausner. They will do cameos and take part in a later Q and A with you and Dr. Richards to share the “real story.”
Saturday, October 15, 4:00 PM
The Word Cabaret
Our favorite long-running Saturday reading series, curated by John Istel. Authors to be announced.
Final Day of Fall Performance Season
Sunday, October 16, 2:00 PM
Since 2004, bassist Kermit Driscoll had been making New Year’s resolutions to document his own music as a leader. He’s best known for his 1987-1996 tenure with guitarist Bill Frisell, but name it and Driscoll has played it: Broadway shows, classical, folk, rock, film and TV music, the exacting work of Ben Monder, John Hollenbeck, John Zorn and more. Now he’s fulfilled that promise to himself and released Reveille (19/8), his long-awaited debut. It features his friends Frisell and drummer Vinnie Colaiuta, with new colleague Kris Davis on piano. Presented by the Jazz Foundation of America’s Gig Fund program, with support from NYSCA and the NEA.
Sunday, October 16, 4:00 PM
Silent Affordable Auction
Put in a winning bid at the Silent Affordable Auction (where bids start as low as $30).