Curtis Nowosad Quintet at ShapeShifter Lab May 13th 7pm + Rockwood Music Hall May 14th 11pm

Wed., May 13, 2015, 7pm, ShapeShifter Lab, 18 Whitwell Place, Brooklyn, NY:

Drummers Curtis Nowosad and Mareike Wiening have both recently released CDs and are doing a joint concert at ShapeShifter Lab on May 13th to celebrate!

Canadian-born Curtis Nowosad's sophomore album "Dialectics" (Cellar Live) features Jimmy Greene on tenor saxophone, Derrick Gardner on trumpet, Steve Kirby on bass, and Will Bonness on piano, and recently received 4 1/2 stars in DownBeat Magazine, who called him "fiery and scalding one moment, breezy and swinging the next, and perpetually inventive throughout."

German-born Mareike Wiening has just released her critically-acclaimed debut album "Crosswalk" which features Rich Perry on tenor saxophone, Alex Goodman on guitar, Patricia Franceschy on vibes, Angelo Di Loreto on piano, and Marty Kenney on bass.

7pm: Curtis Nowosad Quintet
Curtis Nowosad - drums
Jon Gordon - alto saxophone
Jon Challoner - trumpet
Steve Kirby - bass
Will Bonness - piano

8:15pm: Mareike Wiening Band
Mareike Wiening - drums
Rich Perry - tenor saxophone
Alex Goodman - guitar
Patricia Franceschy - vibraphone
Angelo Di Loreto - piano
Sam Anning - bass

Jam Session to follow!

Thursday, May 14, 2015, 11pm, Rockwood Music Hall - Stage 3, 185 Orchard St., New York, NY:

Curtis Nowosad Quintet at Rockwood Music Hall - Stage 3
May 14th, 2015

This is a very special show as Curtis will be joined by very special Canadian-based guests Steve Kirby (Elvin Jones, Cyrus Chestnut, Abbey Lincoln, Wynton Marsalis) and Will Bonness (Avishai Cohen, Regina Carter, Maynard Ferguson), internationally-acclaimed alto saxophonist Jon Gordon, and Jon Challoner, one of the top trumpet players of his generation.

Curtis Nowosad - drums
Jon Gordon - alto saxophone
Jon Challoner - trumpet
Steve Kirby - bass
Will Bonness - piano

New CD

Curtis Nowosad-drums
Jimmy Greene-tenor saxophone
Derrick Gardner-trumpet
Steve Kirby-bass
Will Bonness-piano

Recorded at: Musirex Studios, Winnipeg, Manitoba on June 17 & 18, 2014. Engineered & Mixed by: Laurent Roy at Musirex Studios, Winnipeg.
Mastered: Dave Darlington at Bass Hit Recording, NYC.
Produced: Curtis Nowosad
Cover Photo: Rachel Boese.
Inside Photo: Lindsey Bond.
Design & layout: Ian Hendrickson-Smith.

TRACK LISTING: 1. Speak No Evil, 5:44 (Wayne Shorter) 2. Empirically Speaking, 5:43 (Curtis Nowosad) 3. Dialectics, 8:00 (Curtis Nowosad) 4. 159 & St. Nick, 3:38 (Curtis Nowosad) 5. A Casual Test, 5:08 (Curtis Nowosad) 6. Reconciliation, 3:07 (Curtis Nowosad) 7. Bye-Ya, 5:08 (Thelonious Monk) 8. Gleaning & Dreaming, 6:57 (Curtis Nowosad) 9. I Remember You, 4:43 (Victor Schertzinger/Johnny Mercer).

Curtis Nowosad:
Video Links:
Cellar Live:

We acknowledge the financial support of FACTOR, the Government of Canada through the Department of Canadian Heritage (Canada Music Fund) and of Canada's Private Radio Broadcasters.

Produced with the participation of Manitoba Film and Music.

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