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GIG Launches New Patreon Site!

And we have a very special offer for GiG fans and supporters!

If you become a subscriber at the GiG Patreon site at Tier 3 or 4 ($10 monthly) by Thursday, May 25th you get a whole raft of valuable rewards including: 

1. A comp ticket to one evening of the upcoming GiG Inadvertent Festival! (See below.) 

2. A second comp ticket to be used any time other than the festival. (Only 10 comps available to any concert.) 

3. Notice of last minute, half price tickets via your email! Spontaneity can save you a bundle!   

4. Simple advance ticketing with no fees! No waiting in line for you folks, no usurious fees. 

5. GiG recordings and special artist content delivered directly to your digital doorstep.

Patreon is a simple, low impact, high yield way to support GiG and the music you love. We really appeciate your patronage - thank you! 

 

THE GIG INADVERTENT FESTIVAL IS HERE!!

7:30 - $20 NIGHTLY - GIG - 1808 SECOND STREET

THURSDAY MAY 25TH THROUGH TUESDAY MAY 30TH! 

 

Friday, May 26th, 2017

Sweetwater String Band

7:30 - $20

Sweetwater String Band is cello driven "soulgrass", founded in the Eastern Sierra of California in 2008. Beginning with a weekly gig at their local bar, the band quickly found themselves on the biggest stage in the area less than a year later at the Millpond Music Festival. "My hat goes off to Sweetwater String Band for finding a singular sound that seamlessly melds the sensibilities of traditional and progressive bluegrass (Shakedown News)." Their music often deals with serious issues such as mountaintop removal coal mining, workers rights, and finding middle ground in todays divided political arena. This seriousness is balanced by ghost stories, drinking songs, improvised jams, and tales from the long, lonesome road. No Depression describes their latest album River of Rhymes as: "a work of both intimacy and wide-scale, cinematic vistas…instantly likeable, a truly worthy listen. The songs are great, their playing immaculate, and their approach and subject matters fascinating.”

Listen here! 

Saturday, May 27th, 2017

LENI STERN AFRICAN TRIO

7:30 - $20

Leni Stern's music traces the paths of jazz and rock, riding the groove back to their source in West Africa before bringing it all back home again.  Leni has been awarded the Gibson Female Jazz Guitarist of the Year five times and was recently a featured member of American Female Jazz Quartet from the US State Department's cultural exchange to Nicaragua.  She was also featured in the recent feature documentary "The Last Song Before the War" about the Festival au Désert in Timbuktu, Mali.  Leni runs her own record label and has led heavyweight bands for over 20 years in NYC. Her trio features the master musicianship of Senegalese bandmates Alioune Faye on percussion and Mamadou Ba on bass.  

www.lenistern.com and www.facebook.com/lenisternband

Sunday, May 28th, 2017

Progger

$20 - 7:30

Progger is an unusual collection of gifted musicians who were brought together by the simple desire to create new powerful, beautiful, engaging, modern music. Originating in Austin, Texas in 2011, Progger is led by saxophonist, keyboardist, and composer Brian Donohoe and incorporates some of the most in-demand young touring and session musicians from the Texas and New York City music scenes. With compelling compositions and energetic live performances, Progger has steadily developed a devoted following through national tours, studio releases, and viral videos. The group’s third full-length release, Scattering, will be released through Ropeadope Records on April 22, 2016.

Progger’s personnel includes contributors to such music luminaries as Erykah Badu, Snarky Puppy, Col. Bruce Hampton, and Chrisette Michele, among numerous others. Building on inspiration from artists as diverse as Herbie Hancock, Soundgarden, D’Angelo, Parliament-Funkadelic, and Maurice Ravel, the group has synthesized a unique and fearless original sound that cohesively combines exciting influences while creating a uniquely personal atmosphere.

Listen here! 

 

Tuesday, May 30th, 2017

Little Tybee

7:30 - $20

Brock Scott - Vocals, Piano, Acoustic Guitar
Ryan Donald - Electric Bass, Double Bass
Pat Brooks - Drums, Percussion
Josh Martin - Eight-String Electric Guitar
Nirvana Kelly - Violin, Viola
Chris Case - Keyboards

Little Tybee is one of the most inspiring, creative and uplifting progressive/alternative bands performing today. Possessing a truly unique sound fueled by phenomenal playing, the band hails from Atlanta Georgia, and has released 4 full length albums. Stylistically, they fuse elements from folk, psychedelic rock, indie music, jazz, and other diverse influences. Little Tybee isn’t afraid to experiment freely, even dangerously at times, to follow a musical idea to its ultimate end. This has led the group to explore music that transcends genre and packs a much bigger punch than their modest title implies. 

Check out this amazing band here and here!

Saturday, June 3rd, 2017

Bruce Dunlap & Brahim Fribgane

7:30 - $20


Bruce Dunlap - Guitar

"A tour de force" Jazz Times 
"Evocative and spellbinding." New York Times
"The grace and emotional import of fine poetry.” Jazziz
"Pianistic guitar virtuosity… accomplished work by a true jazz virtuoso." Elusive Disc
"A startling display of virtuosity, technical wizardry, and clarity." Jazz Now “
"Used tonal color so vividly that the musical notes felt like wet paint." allaboutjazz.com
"Acoustic jazz guitar played stunningly well... fascinating new compositions." Jim Hall

Brahim Fribgane - Dumbek and Percussion 

Born and raised in Morocco, Brahim Fribgane brings to his music the rich and varied musicalstyles he grew up with - North African, Gnawa, Berber, Arabic and Andalusian music. Movingto New York City in his twenties, through diverse musical collaborations, he developed his unique style, a blend of childhood influences and many international traditions.  

Brahim has had the privilege of performing with such amazing artists as Peter Gabriel, PaulaCole, Adam Rudolph, Hindi Zahra, Dr. L. Subramaniam, Hassan Hakmoun, Club d’Elf, SamiYusuf, Will Calhoun, Zakir Hussein, Giovanni Hidalgo, Hamid Drake, Selva Ganesh, Steve Gorn, Larry Coryell, Reggie Workman, Hubert Laws, Corey Segal, Adam Deitch,  Pete Seeger, Peter Yarrow, Amit Chattergee, and Medeski Martin & Wood, to name a few.

Friday, July 21st, 2017

The Recollective

7:30 - $20

The Recollective are a dynamic four-piece band that play a mixture of traditional and original material primarily from Ireland and Scotland but also from other folk traditions. They combine songs and tunes from these traditions and weave them amongst their own contemporary styles to create an enchanting vibrant sound.

With his warm emotive and sensitive vocals, the Scotsman of the band Calum Morrison sets the scene with his repertoire of traditional, borrowed and self-penned songs. On the fiddle, Karen Hickey creates a rich depth to the music of The Recollective with her powerful yet sensitive prowess on the fiddle. On the traditional Irish flute Michael Coult brings his playful interactions and virtuosic energy to the group. Kieran Leonard, one of Ireland’s leading young percussionists, adds his own rhythmic flair to the band’s sound with his own delicate touch and grooving style. All accomplished musicians in their own rights, The Recollective resonate together and create a whirring wheel of uplifting and euphoric music rooted in tradition.

Saturday, August 19th, 2017

Richard Smith

7:30 - $20

There seems to be no limit to Richard’s ability to quickly master whatever guitar style captures his fancy. The complex styles of many guitar greats including Django Reinhardt, Les Paul, and Lenny Breau have proved to be no impediment to his voracious musical appetite. Apart from his guitar virtuosity, he is also an accomplished banjo and violin player. Richard has toured around the world, surprising audiences everywhere with his genius, showcasing a repertoire spanning an incredible range of musical styles from country, bluegrass, mainstream jazz, modern pop and rock, to classical guitar. Richard also plays several of John Phillip Souza’s marches and, incredibly, comes close to sounding like an entire marching band – drums and all. Now thirty, Richard Smith is nothing less than a phenomenon. 

Here’s what a few of his fellow guitarists have to say about him: “The most amazing guy I know on the guitar.” “He can play anything I know, only better.” Chet Atkins,  "Guitar playing at its finest. Don’t miss this one.” Doyle Dykes “If you like my playing, you should hear Richard Smith.” Tommy Emmanuel.

Saturday, September 2nd, 2017

Duo Violao + 1

7:30 - $20

A master of both 6 and 7 string guitars, Rogério Souza is one of the foremost representatives of the musical language from Rio de Janeiro. Rogério is constantly performing in and producing concerts and events that showcase traditonal Brazilian music, especially Samba and Choro. He has worked with a multitude of world-class Brazilian musicians, including Baden Powell, Paulinho da Viola, Sivuca, Ney Matogrosso, Altamiro Carrilho, João Bosco, Paulo Moura, Ivan Lins, Guinga, Turíbio Santos, Rafael Rabello, and many others. 

Ami Molinelli is a professional percussionist and educator specializing in Brazilian and Latin percussion, especially the pandeiro. She is the co-leader of the Brazilian choro and jazz ensemble, Grupo Falso Baiano. Ami received her MFA from the California Institute of the Arts and has studied at the Universidade Federal da Bahia in Salvador. She has studied with master percussionists Michael Spiro, John Bergamo, Randy Gloss, and Guello and performed/recorded with Luciana Souza, Jovino Santos-Neto, the Los Angeles Symphonic Orchestra,George Duke, Mike Marshall, John Santos, and Michael Spiro. 

duoviolaobrasil.com 

lpmusic.com/artists/artist/ami-molinelli

 

Wednesday, September 6th, 2017

Drops Of Green

7:30 - $20

Drops of Green are a band of four young Irish men hailing from Laois, Kilkenny and Waterford. Formed in early 2014 they are Ireland’s newest and most exciting young balladeers. Featuring a variety of instruments, from mandolin to accordion and whistles to guitar, their show is a must see for Irish music fans young and old alike.

Combining this vast instrumentation with blissful four part vocal harmonies they cover many great Irish melodies while bringing their own unique and modern style to all of these classics, along with a wealth of tradition, storytelling and passion. 

In a short space of time they have already toured America for 11 months and are currently back and forth to Europe such as Germany, Italy, Netherlands and France performing at festivals. Drops of Green are quickly building a fan base both home and abroad and are looking forward to releasing their brand new original album in March 2017.

Saturday, September 23rd, 2017

BEPPE GAMBETTA IN CONCERT

7:30 - $20

After being fascinated by the music of the great American acoustic guitar masters, Italy’s Beppe Gambetta began a prolific career based on his “life on the road”,  devoted to travelling, meeting and learning from artist of other cultures, as well as researching, reviving and teaching old forgotten music from the past. Through all of these experiences, Beppe was able to create his own peculiar guitar style, a poetic creative synthesis that reflects his work on the roots music of both sides of the Ocean and brought him to perform all over North America, Europe, and also to South America and Australia. Beppe will perform with his spectacular style a mixture of traditional and original music including many numbers from the latest CD “Round Trip”, recorded for the Canadian label Borealis Records.

"...Though he's shown over the years that he can keep pace with the Tony Rices and Dan Crarys of the world, , it is Gambetta's understated elegance as a flatpicker that has set him apart and made him an in-demand partner the world over, and he's as elegant as ever on Rendez-vous." Sing Out!

"Italian guitarist, Beppe Gambetta is considered by many musicians in the world as one of, if not the best, acoustic guitarists. His talent, his taste, and his execution are superb. Bluegress Unlimited 

“His incredible versatility combined with his charm and engaging stage presence make Beppe’s concerts evenings of high quality music and relaxed entertainment. Over-riding all else, however, is the brilliance of his talent...” Cornish Guardian 

Saturday, September 30th, 2017

Harsh Narayan & Ty Burhoe

7:30 - $20

 

Harsh Narayan (born February 27, 1985) is a leading sarangi player, teacher and performer of Hindustani Classical Music living in Mumbai, India. Coming from an esteemed musical lineage (both his father and grandfather were widely respected sarangi players) he has performed and recorded with many India’s most renowned classical musicians worldwide. Armed with this unique musical background and an invaluable classical training, Harsh Narayan is eminently qualified to expand upon the enormous body of work of his grandfather while establishing himself among the new generation of Indian classical musicians and sarangi torch bearers. 

Ty Burhoe has been a disciple of the great tabla maestro, Ustad Zakir Hussain, since 1990. From that time forward, Ty has been wholly dedicated to music as a career and as a spiritual path. Ty is known for his inspired accompaniment and uplifting presence in both classical and in fusion settings. He is internationally recognized for being instrumental in creating unique collaborations that weave tabla with other world traditions. Ty works with a broad range of artists including Ustad Zakir Hussain, Art Lande, Krishna Das, Bela Fleck, Walter Becker (Steely Dan), Howard Levy, Kitaro, Jon Anderson (Yes) and many more.

 

Wednesday, October 18th, 2017

MANUEL VALERA TRIO W EJ STRICKLAND AND HANS GLAWSICHNIG

7:30 - $20

Based in New York City, Grammy nominated artist, pianist and composer Manuel Valera was born and raised in Havana, Cuba. Since arriving in NYC, he has become well known in the NYC modern jazz scene, garnering national reviews and lending his talents as a pianist and composer to such notable artist as Arturo Sandoval, Paquito D’Rivera, Brian Lynch, Dafnis Prieto, Jeff “Tain” Watts, John Benitez, Samuel Torres, Joel Frahm, Yosvany Terry among many others. In addition, he has been awarded several grants for composition most notably Chamber Music America’s New Jazz Works and the ASCAP Young Jazz Composer Award. Manuel has travelled the world performing in over 30 countries at some of the biggest international venues and festivals.