Apr 25, 2010 - 7:00 PM

58 North 6 media labs
Brooklyn, NY, USA

New York Slideworkers' Union meeting, curated by Ryan Keberle (http://www.ryankeberle.com/).

7pm: Ryan Keberle Double Quartet

Ryan Keberle - Trombone, Composition, Arrangements
Frank Kimbrough - Piano
Yasushi Nakamura - Bass
Eric Doob - Drums

Michael Rodriguez - Trumpet
Joe Fiedler - Trombone
John Clark - French Horn
Marcus Rojas - Tuba

In forming the Ryan Keberle Double Quartet Ryan has combined his passions for jazz improvisation, pop and rock compositions, and classical sensibilities to create an exciting and enjoyable listening experience. The arrangements, done by Mr. Keberle, focus on his own original material, and that of other great song writers such as Lennon and McCartney, Wayne Shorter, and Duke Ellington. The ensemble, which consists of a jazz quartet (piano, bass, drums, and trombone) and a brass quartet (trumpet, French horn, trombone, and tuba), includes some of the most talented jazz musicians in the world. Members of the band currently play with Charlie Haden, Wynton Marsalis and the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, Gil Evans, Charles Mingus, the Maria Schneider Orchestra, Barbara Streisand, the Lincoln Center Afro-Latin Jazz Orchestra, the Village Vanguard Jazz Orchestra, Gonzalo Rubulcaba, Carla Bley, Greg Osby, Jeff “Tain” Watts, Richard Bona, Dave Douglass, Billy Cobham, the New Jersey Symphony, Henry Threadgill, Jimmy Bosch, the Spanish Harlem Orchestra and various Broadway Musicals.

"sprawling, multi-themed approach to composition", "full of drama" - All About Jazz

"one of the most creative jazz artists I have heard in some time" - Inside Connection

8:30pm: Joe Fiedler's "Big Sackbut"

Josh Roseman/Trombone
Ryan Keberle/Trombone
Bob Stewart/Tuba
Joe Fiedler/trombone, compositions & arrangements

"Trombonist/composer Joe Fiedler is known to critics as "among the most impressive trombonists to emerge in the past couple of decades" (Harvey Pekar, Signal to Noise) and "an MVP in configurations that range from salsa bands to the jazz avant-garde" (Time Out New York). This performance marks the debut of his latest project, "Big Sackbut"--featuring an all-star line-up of low brass soloists. The unique instrumentation of 3 trombones and tuba draws its inspiration from other horn driven ensembles such as The World Saxophone Quartet. The repertoire features a mix of originals along with new interpretations of covers ranging from Bennie Wallace to Willie Colon.

“You will be hard pressed to find more adventurous and imaginative use of the trombone as an instrument of musical expression."—International Trombone Association Journal

This is a bimonthly performance, production and discussion series by and for improvising trombonists. This is a revolving curatorial program featuring two performances, interview and a trombone choir session. Performances are professionally recorded and videotaped.

This is a private event. Guests and students welcome with $10 suggested donation to cover production and visiting artist fees.

Please RSVP to 58.northsix@gmail.com

58N6 is a private production space focusing on live performance and community work. The room is in a musician’s live/work loft in central Williamsburg, housing a beautiful piano and full A/V tracking capability. 58N6 is home to Scrootable Labs, a production and cooperative distribution startup.