Mar
18
8:30 pm20:30

Erik Friedlander's Black Phebe at Constellation

  • Constellation

I will be playing with my trio Black Phebe in Chicago on March 18th. Shoko Nagai on accordion and piano, and Satoshi Takeishi on percussion will join me to play songs from our 2016 release "Rings."

Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/events/936459123156486/

Event Detail:
http://www.constellation-chicago.com/event/1434668

Purchase:
https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1434668?utm_medium=bks 


Feb
17
8:30 pm20:30

Sara Serpa Trio Feat. Ingrid Laubrock and Erik Friedlander

  • The Cornelia Street Cafe

This Friday, I'm performing in the Sara Serpa Trio with Sara Serpa and Ingrid Laubrock at The Cornelia Street Cafe in Manhattan. Sara Serpa is on vocals and Ingrid Laubrock is on tenor sax. We will be playing some of Sara's new material. Hope you can make it!

$10 cover plus $10 minimum

Event details:

http://www.corneliastreetcafe.com/underground/performances.asp

Oscalypso in Ferrara
Feb
11
Feb 12

Oscalypso in Ferrara

  • Jazz Club Ferrara

OSCALYPSO BAND:

Erik Friedlander, cello; Michael Blake, saxopohone; Trevor Dunn, bass; Michael Sarin, drums.

Oscalypso in Salzburg
Feb
10
Feb 11

Oscalypso in Salzburg

  • JAZZIT:MUSIK:CLUB SALZBURG (Jazz im Theater)

OSCALYPSO BAND:

Erik Friedlander, cello; Michael Blake, saxopohone; Trevor Dunn, bass; Michael Sarin, drums.

Oscalypso in Singen
Feb
7
Feb 8

Oscalypso in Singen

  • GEMS Kulturzentrum

OSCALYPSO BAND:

Erik Friedlander, cello; Michael Blake, saxopohone; Trevor Dunn, bass; Michael Sarin, drums.

Oscalypso in Bozen
Feb
6
Feb 7

Oscalypso in Bozen

  • Carambolage

OSCALYPSO BAND:

Erik Friedlander, cello; Michael Blake, saxopohone; Trevor Dunn, bass; Michael Sarin, drums.

Feb
4
Feb 5

Oscalypso in Dublin / Night 2

  • Kevin Barry Room in The National Concert Hall

OSCALYPSO BAND:

Erik Friedlander, cello; Michael Blake, saxopohone; Trevor Dunn, bass; Michael Sarin, drums.

Oscalypso in Dublin / Night 1
Feb
3
Feb 4

Oscalypso in Dublin / Night 1

  • Kevin Barry Room in The National Concert Hall

OSCALYPSO BAND:

Erik Friedlander, cello; Michael Blake, saxopohone; Trevor Dunn, bass; Michael Sarin, drums.

 

 

Feb
2
8:30 pm20:30

Oscalypso in Köln

  • Stadtgarden

OSCALYPSO BAND:

Erik Friedlander, cello; Michael Blake, saxopohone; Trevor Dunn, bass; Michael Sarin, drums.

Oscalypso in Gent
Feb
1
Feb 2

Oscalypso in Gent

  • Handelsbeurs

OSCALYPSO BAND:

Erik Friedlander, cello; Michael Blake, saxopohone; Trevor Dunn, bass; Michael Sarin, drums.

  • TKTS
  • Doors 7PM/Concert 8:15PM
Oscalypso in Bremen
Jan
31
Feb 1

Oscalypso in Bremen

  • Moments Musikclub

OSCALYPSO BAND:

Erik Friedlander, cello; Michael Blake, saxopohone; Trevor Dunn, bass; Michael Sarin, drums.

Jan
30
Jan 31

Oscalypso in Bucharest

  • Control Club

OSCALYPSO BAND:

Erik Friedlander, cello; Michael Blake, saxopohone; Trevor Dunn, bass; Michael Sarin, drums.

Jan
25
Feb 12

Oscalypso European Tour!

OSCALYPSO BAND:

Erik Friedlander, cello; Michael Blake, saxopohone; Trevor Dunn, bass; Michael Sarin, drums.

  • Jan 31 Bremen/Germany - Moments Musikclub
  • Feb 01 Gent/Belgium - Handelsbeurs Concertzaal
  • Feb 02 Köln/Germany - Stadtgarden
  • Feb 03 Dublin/Ireland - Kevin Barry Room in The National Concert Hall
  • Feb 04 Dublin/Ireland - Kevin Barry Room in The National Concert Hall
  • Feb 06 Bozen/Italy - Carambolage
  • Feb 07 Singen/Germany - GEMS Kulturzentrum
  • Feb 10 Salzburg/Austria - JAZZIT:MUSIK:CLUB SALZBURG (Jazz im Theater)
  • Feb 11 Ferrara/Italy - Torrione San Giovanni - Jazz Club Ferrara

For booking contact Saudades Tourneen in Austria.

Jan
8
7:00 pm19:00

NYC Winter Jazzfest Presents: Thelonious Monk 100th Birthday Improv Show

  • Littlefield

To celebrate the 100th birthday of Thelonious Monk, NYC Winter Jazzfest is hosting a concert of solo, duo, trio and other performances of the 1965 album, "Solo Monk". I am one of the 12 improvisers playing the full album from start to finish in unplanned combinations.

The Full line up is:

Kris Davis, David Virelles (piano), Shabaka Hutchings (tenor sax), Sam Newsome (soprano sax), Marc Ribot (guitar), Charlie Burnham (violin), Erik Friedlander (cello), Linda Oh, Trevor Dunn (bass), Hamid Drake, Andrew Cyrille (drums), Deva Mahal (voice)

Tickets here

Jan
7
6:20 pm18:20

NYC Winter Jazzfest Marathon

  • (Le) Poisson Rouge

As part of NYC Winter Jazzfest's January 7th Marathon, I'm playing in the Michael Leonhart Orchestra at (Le) Poisson Rouge at 6:20 PM.

The full schedule of the Marathon, as well as tickets for the event can be found here

Dec
16
8:00 pm20:00

Sara Serpa & City Fragments at Shapeshifter Lab

  • Shapeshifter Lab

I'll be playing cello as a member of City Fragments on December 16th at Shapeshifter Lab! Led by the composer and vocalist Sara Serpa, the ensemble City Fragments features three vocalists and three instrumentalists (guitar, cello and drums). City Fragments will perform "Breath", an 8 movement composition written by Serpa, inspired by Luce Irigaray's words on breath, women and nature.

City Fragments:

Sara Serpa, Sofia Rei and Aubrey Johnson, voices; André Matos, guitar; Erik Friedlander, cello; Tyshawn Sorey, drums

Nov
17
8:00 pm20:00

Erik Friedlander's Black Phebe at Roulette in NYC

  • Roulette

Interpretations: Erik Friedlander's Black Phebe // Juho Laitinen

I am looking forward to sitting down and making some music with the great musicians of Black Phebe, Satoshi Takeishi and Shoko Nagai! We will be playing music from our new CD, "Rings" as well as premiering some new works.  AllAboutJazz said of Rings: “Together they travel musically around the world in different times and places. From dusty streets and whirling dances to delicate and ethereal tone poems...the whole album is indeed both beautiful and organic."

Joining me on this Interpretations concert will be cellist Juho Laitinen..so it should be a great night.

Black Phebe: RINGS - The CD | Info on Band | Gig

Nov
6
7:00 pm19:00

John Zorn Bagatelle Marathon in Milan

  • Milan Italy

MASADA
john zorn sax
dave douglas trumpet
greg cohenbass
joey barondrums


BRIAN MARSELLA TRIO
brian marsellapiano
trevor dunn bass
kenny wollesen drums


GYAN RILEY AND JULIAN LAGE
gyan riley guitar
julian lage guitar


NOVA QUARTET
john medeski piano
kenny wollesen vibes
trevor dunn bass
joey barondrums


SYLVIE COURVOISIER AND MARK FELDMAN
mark feldman violin
sylvie courvoisier piano


TRIGGER
will greene guitar
simon hanes bass
aaron edgcomb drums



intermission




URI CAINE TRIO
uri caine piano
mark helias bass
clarence penndrums


IKUE MORI
ikue mori electronics


ERIK FRIEDLANDER-JAY CAMPBELL DUO
erik friedlander cello
jay campbell cello


JOHN MEDESKI
john medeski organ
dave fiuczynski guitar
calvin weston drums


CRAIG TABORN
craig taborn piano


ASMODEUS
marc ribot guitar
trevor dunn bass
tyshawn soreydrums

Nov
4
7:00 pm19:00

John Zorn Bagatelles Marathon - Sarajevo

  • Bosanski kulturni centar

JOHN ZORN'S BAGATELLES MARATHON SARAJEVO

From March to May 2015 John Zorn wrote 300 new tunes collected in a book of music called The Bagatelles.

"John Zorn’s Bagatelles showcases the atonal yet surprisingly inviting compositions he wrote for his more improvisationally minded colleagues. Again, Mr. Zorn went big." (The Wall Street Journal)

Bosanski kulturni centar, 
19.00 (part one)

MASADA
John Zorn, saxophone
Dave Douglas, trumpet
Greg Cohen, bass
Joey Baron, drums

BRIAN MARSELLA TRIO
Brian Marsela, piano
Trevor Dunn, bass
Kenny Wollesen, drums

GYAN RILEY AND JULIAN LAGE
Gyan Riley, guitar
Julian Lage, guitar

NOVA QUARTET
John Medeski, piano
Kenny Wollesen, vibes
Trevor Dunn, bass
Joey Baron, drums

SYLVIE COURVOISIER AND MARK FELDMAN
Mark Feldman, violin
Sylvie Courvoisier, piano

TRIGGER
Will Greene, guitar
Simon Hanes, bass
Aaron Edgcomb, drums

(intermission)

21.30 (part two)

CRAIG TABORN
Craig Taborn, piano

JOHN MEDESKI TRIO
John Medeski, organ
Dave Fiuczynski, guitar
Calvin Weston, drums

ERIK FRIEDLANDER-JAY CAMPBELL
Erik Friedlander, cello
Jay Campbell, cello

URI CAINE TRIO
Uri Caine, piano
Mark Helias, bass
Clarence Penn, drums

IKUE MORI
Ikue Mori, electronics

ASMODEUS
Marc Ribot, guitar
Trevor Dunn, bass
Tyshawn Sorey, drums
John Zorn, conducting


TICKET SALE: https://jazzfest.ba/

Oct
22
2:00 pm14:00

The John Zorn's Ultimate Bagatelles Marathon

  • National Sawdust

From March to May 2015 John Zorn wrote 300 new compositions collected in a book of music called The Bagatelles. This super special marathon concert presents 20 different ensembles performing over 100 different pieces from Zorn’s expansive new book of music in an unprecedented 10 hour concert experience. The groups include many members of Zorn’s inner circle as well as exciting young players from the worlds of rock, jazz and classical music, many of whom are performing Zorn compositions for the first time. 10 hours of non stop creativity by some of the greatest and most creative musicians working today!

Featuring Craig Taborn, John Medeski, Kenny Wollesen, Matt Mitchell, Ikue Mori, Jim Black, Sylvie Courvoisier, Mark Feldman, Erik Friedlander, Mary Halvorson, Kris Davis, Jamie Saft, Julian Lage, Gyan Riley, Brian Marsella, Marty Ehrlich, Jon Irabagon, Harris Eisenstadt, Matt Hollenberg and many many more!

 

2pm
BAGATELLES QUARTET
john zorn sax
dave douglas trumpet
kim cass bass
kenny wollesen drums

230
SYLVIE COURVOISIER AND MARK FELDMAN
mark feldman violin
sylvie courvoisier piano

3pm
TRIGGER
will greene guitar
simon hanes bass
aaron edgcomb drums

330
MATT MITCHELL TRIO
matt mitchell piano
kim cass bass
kate gentile drums

4pm
ERIK FRIEDLANDER-MICHAEL NICOLAS
erik friedlander cello
michael nicolas cello

430
JAMIE SAFT TRIO with CHRIS SPEED
chris speed tenor sax
jamie saft piano
brad jones bass
jim black drums

5pm
JULIAN LAGE-GYAN RILEY
julian lage guitar
gyan riley guitar

530
MARTY EHRLICH QUARTET
marty ehrlich reeds
jon irabagon reeds
michael formanek bass
kenny wollesen drums

6pm
BRIAN MARSELLA SOLO
brian marsella piano

630
JIM BLACK GUITAR QUARTET
keisuke matsuno guitar
jonathan goldberger guitar
simon jermyn bass
jim black drums

7pm
MEDESKI – WOLLESEN DUO
john medeski piano
kenny wollesen vibes

730
KRIS DAVIS
kris davis piano
mary halvorson guitar
drew gress bass
kenny wollesen drums

8pm
IKUE MORI
ikue mori electronics

830
MARY HALVORSON QUARTET
mary halvorson guitar
liberty ellman guitar
drew gress bass
tomas fujiwara drums

9pm
CHRIS OTTO-MARK FELDMAN
mark feldman violin
chris otto violin

930
HARRIS EISENSTADT TRIO
chris dingman vibes
eivind opsvik bass
harris eisenstadt drums

10pm
IRABAGON – MITCHELL DUO
jon irabagon sax
matt mitchell piano

1030
JOHN MEDESKI TRIO
john medeski organ
david fiucynski guitar
calvin weston drums

11pm
CRAIG TABORN
craig taborn piano

1130
MATT HOLLENBERG-NICK MILLEVOI QUARTET
matt hollenberg guitar
nick millevoi guitar
shanir blumenkranz bass
kenny grohowski drums

Sep
28
9:00 pm21:00

Michael Leonhart Orchestra

  • Rockwood Music Hall

Trumpet player, composer, and arranger Michael Leonhart leads a 20-piece group at Rockwood Music Hall, Stage 2. It should be a party, come and hear!

Sep
18
7:00 pm19:00

Ned Rothenberg's 60th Birthday Celebration at Roulette

  • Roulette

Ned Rothenberg’s 60th Birthday Party: A Benefit For Roulette

Sunday, September 18, 2016 @ 7:00 pm

“What could be a better way to celebrate 60 years on this earth than playing with some of my favorite musicians? And what better purpose than to support the wonderful activities of Roulette? It’s an honor to have some of my oldest partners in crime, musical heros, most amazing improvisers on the planet and dearest friends (all these categories cross over each other) to join me for the festivities.”
 Ned Rothenberg

Featuring:
John Zorn
Muhal Richard Abrams
George Lewis
Sylvie Courvoisier
Ikue Mori
Mark Feldman
Jim Staley
Gamin
Mivos Quartet
Ned Rothenberg
Erik Friedlander
Marty Ehrlich
+Special Guests

Sep
14
9:00 pm21:00

Michael Leonhart Orchestra

  • Rockwood Music Hall

Trumpet player, composer and arranger leads a 20-piece group at Rockwood Music Hall, stage 2. Come and hear the fun..more info to come.

Sep
10
7:30 pm19:30

Outlier Series with Mick Rossi

  • Spectrum

September 10th - 730P

THE OUTLIER SERIES - SPECTRUM

Pianist Mick Rossi has been curating an interesting series at Spectrum on the Lower East Side called The Outlier Series.  I'll be joining him with Michael Bates and Mark Ferber September 10, Saturday night at 730p. 

About Rossi's music: "Energetic and Bartokian…Shostakovichian paranoia." - NY Times "Multi-faceted, humorous, life relishing, [and] unpretentiously profound." - All About Jazz "Blistering, crashing and pensive." - Jazz Times "Rife with imagery." - Down Beat http://www.spectrumnyc.com/

SPECTRUM
121 Lulow (between Delancey & Rivington)
Floor 2, ring bell for "2"

 

Aug
13
7:00 pm19:00

Zorn's Bagatelles at The Village Vanguard!

  • The Village Vanguard

I will be participating in the amazing Zorn Bagatelles week at the Village Vanguard. Please come by and support all the musicians and the Vanguard! MIke Nicolas and I will be performing to lead off the evening on Saturday August 13th.  The Village Vanguard is located at 178 7th Ave South • New York, NY 10014 • Tel: (212) 255-4037.  We will be going on at 7p sharp.  Come by and check out the show!

MORE INFO

John Zorn is an American avant-garde composer, arranger, producer, saxophonist and multi-instrumentalist with hundreds of album credits as performer, composer, and producer across a variety of genres including jazz, rock, hardcore, classical, surf, metal, klezmer, soundtrack, ambient and improvised music. Born was described by Down Beat as "one of our most important composers."

John Zorn is an American avant-garde composer, arranger, producer, saxophonist and multi-instrumentalist with hundreds of album credits as performer, composer, and producer across a variety of genres including jazz, rock, hardcore, classical, surf, metal, klezmer, soundtrack, ambient and improvised music. Born was described by Down Beat as "one of our most important composers."

 

 

Jul
29
6:00 pm18:00

Lucia Pulido & Erik Friedlander at The Glatt & Verkehrt Festival in Austria

  • NÖ Festival und Kino GmbH

We go to Krems, Austria for a beautiful festival there..here's what they say about the gig: "A big voice for a small band: for our anniversary festival Lucia returns with an updated program. Medellin meets downtown New York with a recital of folk songs and new music set to Colombian poetry.   Friedlander’s cello is the ideal accompaniment for Lucia’s vocals."

Jul
27
9:30 pm21:30

Lucia Pulido & Erik Friedlander

  • Folk Holidays Festival

COLOMBIANA

New Music by Erik Friedlander with Colombian Poetry & Traditional Folk Songs

We're heading to the Czech Republic to perform.  I am looking forward to playing this music again with Lucia. If you're in the area come by and hear us!  MORE INFO

Jul
21
7:30 pm19:30

Erik Friedlander's Oscalypso; In Concert

  • Shea Center for the Performing Arts
photo by Rachel Stern

photo by Rachel Stern

with Michael Sarin, drums; Trevor Dunn, bass; Erik Friedlander, cello; and Michael Blake, saxophones.

More Info/Tickets:

Erik Friedlander began playing the cello at age 8 when the public elementary school he attended offered violin or cello to third graders who passed a music test.  The great Oscar Pettiford began playing cello as an adult in his 30s when an injury prevented him from playing his bass. Friedlander will pay homage to his improvising, cello-playing forefather with a set of Pettiford tunes and an amazing group of musicians.

When you are an improvising cellist there is not so much history to look back upon and contemplate. Unlike saxophone players or guitar players, who have a long list of titans to measure themselves against, jazz cello players have relatively sparse list of players. Besides Fred Katz, Abdul Wadud and more recent players like Hank Roberts and Ernst Reijseger, cellists are more or less on their own. However, there is Oscar Pettiford.

“Pettiford played the cello with such swing and melody,” says Friedlander, “He’s always been a hero of mine and I thought I was ready to tackle some of his beautiful compositions.”

It is said that Pettiford came to the cello because of an injury sustained while playing softball with his bandmates from the Woody Herman Band. Out of action for a while, a friend lent him a cello because Pettiford had time on his hands, and the smaller cello seemed like it might be easier to get around while healing from the injury. Pettiford tuned the cello like a bass so he was instantly familiar with where the notes lay, and he quickly became fascinated the instrument, first using it on the bandstand in the Woody Herman band as a kind of joke (a baby bass).

But then Pettiford went beyond the jokes using it often in crucial sessions under his own name--if it was an Oscar Pettiford recording, the cello was often there in a central role. Friedlander says, “So, it’s true that Pettiford wasn’t a schooled cello player but I would contend that it is with Pettiford that we cellists have the first truly great jazz player and composer to lead a band from behind the cello.”

Pettiford was passionate about the instrument. The cello seemed to touch something inside of him. He named one of his twin daughters Cellina (the other Celesta.)  The recorded output under his name, created mostly in the last ten years of his life (the 50s) , includes track after track of cello features.  And finally, after his death in September of 1960 Debut Records released “My Little Cello” with a cover photo of Pettiford with his infant son named appropriately..Cello!