2011 Performances

Liberation Music Orchestra Summer Tour Antwerp Belgium

Tom Porter's 'Jazz & Justice'

Tubist Joseph Daley and drummer Warren Smith will be guests on Tom Porter's 'Jazz & Justice' program, this Monday, October 3rd at 2PM EST

WPFW radio at 89.3FM and streamed online

The Ebony Brass Quintet

The Ebony Brass Quintet
Historic Bohemian Caverns
Washington, DC

Two trumpets, French horn, trombone, tuba, plus drums - is a performer-composer jazz chamber ensemble that was formed in 1988 to present original African-American music with emphasis on highlighting outstanding African-American figures and moments in African-American history. The EBQ explores the full range of musical possibilities, from New Orleans street-band to urban funk to church overtones, utilizing the instrumentation of a classical brass quintet.

Liberation Music Orchestra Summer Tour Antwerp Belgium

Liberation Music Orchestra Summer Tour
Antwerp, Belgium

The Middleheim Jazz Festival takes place in beautiful Park Den Brandt in Antwerp Belgium. A unique park that is part of the great Nightingale Park. Surrounded by woods, this is a true oasis of peace, idyllically situated in the English garden with a pond of the castle which dates from 1789 Brandt. Without a doubt one of the nicest scenery for a jazz festival, a romantic picnic or a combination of both.

Liberation Music Orchestra Summer Tour Oslo JazzFestival

Liberation Music Orchestra Summer Tour
Oslo, Norway

Liberation Music Orchestra was established in 1969 in the wake of the Vietnam war and has gone on to focus on political protest and revolution through out its somewhat sporadic existence with changing line-ups. Since their debut the band has made four albums the last of which came in 2005 and focused on the current political situation in the US with the war in Iraq as its main theme. The band’s repertoire consists of compositons by Haden and Bley and some borrowed material from more or less contemporary composers as well as traditional protest and folk songs.

Hazmat Modine Terra Blues

Hazmat Modine

Terra Blues
149 Bleecker Street Between Thompson Street & LaGuardia Place
New York, 10012
(212) 777-7776

With dueling harmonicas, a scintillating sousaphone, and the mysterious sheng (the ancient Chinese mouth organ), the band runs the gamut of genres and instrumentation. Most of what they play are originals, but keep an ear out for cover versions of "Slim Gaillard, Jimmy Rogers, Jaybird Coleman, and Irving Berlin." Lead Wade Schuman will send the audience home humming & stomping after the romping, dynamic and passionately unique experience that is Hazmat Modine.