Oct5

Dissident Arts Festival

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17 Frost Gallery, 17 Frost, Brooklyn, NY 11211

Beyond Group:

Cheryl Pyle - C flute, alto flute Michael Eaton - soprano sax Francois Grillot - bass Reggie Sylvester - drums + TBA

Since its inception in 2006, the Dissident Arts Festival has been a powerful vehicle to bridge radical arts to progressive socio-political activism. Increasingly, the Festival has gained media attention over the course of its decade-long history as evidenced by press in TimeOut NY, the Indypendent, the Villager, Downtown Express, Peoples World, Chronogram and others. In 2013, noted jazz journalist Howard Mandel offered kudos in his remarks on social media. Over the years the Dissident Arts Festival has been endorsed by the Rosenberg Fund for Children, the Len Ragozin Foundation, Local 802's Justice for Jazz Artists campaign, Occupy Musicians, the Howland Cultural Center and DooBeeDooBeeDoo music blog.

Originally based in the Hudson Valley city of Beacon NY and moving to New York City in 2010, the Festival’s performers and speakers over the years included actor/raconteur Malachy McCourt, late great trumpet player Roy Campbell, folk legend Pete Seeger, filmmaker Kevin Keating, spoken word artists Steve Dalachinsky and the late Louis Reyes Rivera, the late reeds player/composer Will Connell, political satirist/activist Randy Credico , multi-instrumentalist Daniel Carter, hip hop ensemble ReadNex Poetry Squad, labor leader Henry Foner, punk-folk artist Lach and many more. Films screened included ‘Giuliani Time’, ‘Cultures of Resistance’, ‘Salt of the Earth’, ‘Battleship Potemkin’ and ‘Metropolis’. Other special features were tributes to Paul Robeson, Bertolt Brecht, Woody Guthrie, and Phil Ochs. The Dissident Arts Festival has also offered a voice to progressive political candidates, the Occupy movement and radical labor organizations.

Tenor Triage OUT NOW on Ropeadope!

Tenor Triage

Tenor Triage

Brooklyn’s Tenor Triage unites the saxophone camaraderie of Michael Eaton, James Brandon Lewis, and Sean Sonderegger into a freewheeling and outward bound spin on a classic matchup. The band’s chemistry melds harmolodics and firey, hymnic free jazz to heavy hitting groove and gritty polyphony. “Tenor Triage”, outlines their vision through original music plus a deep cut composition by Dewey Redman, joined by bassist Brad Jones and drummer Calvin Weston (both alumni of Ornette Coleman’s ensembles). The tenors dedicate “Tenor Triage” to their late bandmate, harmolodic guitar master Bern Nix.
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Tenor Triage debuted its first album on Ropeadope Records on September 13, 2019 with Michael Eaton (tenor sax, soprano sax), Sean Sonderegger (tenor sax, bass clarinet), James Brandon Lewis (tenor sax), Brad Jones (bass, and Calvin Weston (drums).   Purchase or stream a track from link above!

Cover art by Will Hooper.

Tenor Triage debuted its first album on Ropeadope Records on September 13, 2019 with Michael Eaton (tenor sax, soprano sax), Sean Sonderegger (tenor sax, bass clarinet), James Brandon Lewis (tenor sax), Brad Jones (bass, and Calvin Weston (drums). Purchase or stream a track from link above!

Cover art by Will Hooper.

L to R: James Brandon Lewis, Michael Eaton, and Sean Sonderegger record "I and Thou" at Bunker Studios in April 2016 for Dialogical (released May 2019, Destiny Records).   Tenor Triage formed the following year.

L to R: James Brandon Lewis, Michael Eaton, and Sean Sonderegger record "I and Thou" at Bunker Studios in April 2016 for Dialogical (released May 2019, Destiny Records). Tenor Triage formed the following year.

Jazz Fables Concert Series 30th Anniversary - August 29

Second Nature at Westport Coffee House, August 13

Second Nature performed at Kansas City's Westport Coffee House with special guest pianist and composer Dorian Wallace from NYC.  The band played music by Seth Davis, Michael Eaton, Dorian Wallace, Charlie Haden ("Song for Che"), and Peter Brotzmann ("Alarm").  Photo credit: Monty Davis.

Second Nature performed at Kansas City's Westport Coffee House with special guest pianist and composer Dorian Wallace from NYC. The band played music by Seth Davis, Michael Eaton, Dorian Wallace, Charlie Haden ("Song for Che"), and Peter Brotzmann ("Alarm"). Photo credit: Monty Davis.

Photo by  Tom Ptacek.

Photo by Tom Ptacek.

Orne-tette, Jazz Fables series at Bear's Place in Bloomington, IN

Rest in Peace, Bern Nix (September 21, 1947 - May 31, 2017)

Owl Parlor, Brooklyn - June 2 - Individuation + Brittany Anjou's BEWAA with guest Alfred Kbepsaane!

Three Tenors at Rockwood

2017 Midwest Minitour

Scott Yanow reviews Individuation

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Tenth Intervention at The Greene Space - 40th Anniversary of the Golden Record!

September 30: Doyle Bramhall II's "Rich Man" is released

Grupo Rebolu plays "Llorando" for Congahead.com!

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Michael Eaton on Destiny Records