Events

Upcoming performances:

  • The Claudia Quintet, L’Off Jazz, Montreal, QC, October 12, 2016
  • The Claudia Quintet, Cornelia Street Cafe, New York, NY, October 20, 2016
  • The Claudia Quintet, Firehouse 12, New Haven, CT, October 21, 2016
  • The Claudia Quintet, Ars Nova Workshop, Philadelphia, PA, October 22, 2016
  • The Claudia Quintet, UMBC Concert Hall, Baltimore, ND, October 23, 2016
  • The Claudia Quintet, James Madison University, October 24, 2016
  • The Claudia Quintet, Constellation, Chicago, IL, October 26, 2016
  • The Claudia Quintet, Edgefest, Ann Arbor, MI, October 27, 2016

Selected performance history with video documentation where available:

  • Ensemble Signal: Steve Reich: Daniel Variations and You Are (Variations), Miller Theatre, New York, NY, 9/15/16
  • Ken Thomson, Russ Johnson, Gregg August, David Cossin, Red Wierenga: Vermont College of Fine Arts, Montpelier, VT, 8/4–8/5/16
  • Ensemble Signal: Steve Reich: Music for 18 Musicians, Lincoln Center Festival, 7/21/2016
  • The Claudia Quintet, Rochester Jazz Festival, Rochester, NY, 6/30/16
  • The Claudia Quintet, Ottawa Jazz Festival, Ottawa, ON, 6/29/16
  • The Claudia Quintet, Athenaeum Music and Arts Library, La Jolla, CA, 6/25/16
  • The Claudia Quintet, Musical Instrument Museum, Phoenix, AZ, 6/24/16
  • The Claudia Quintet, Blue Whale, Los Angeles, CA, 6/23/16
  • The Claudia Quintet, The Secret Society, Portland, OR, 6/22/16
  • The Claudia Quintet, Earshot Jazz, Seattle, WA, 6/21/16
  • The Claudia Quintet, SFJAZZ Center, San Francisco, CA, 6/19–6/20/16
  • The Claudia Quintet, SMAK, Gent, Belgium, 3/15/16
  • The Claudia Quintet, Narodni dom Maribor, Maribor, Slovenia, 3/14/16
  • The Claudia Quintet, Jazz a Mira, Mira, Italy, 3/1213/16
  • The Claudia Quintet, Paradox, Tilburg, The Netherlands, 3/11/16
  • The Claudia Quintet, Le Rocher de Palmer, Cenon, France, 3/9–10/16
  • The Claudia Quintet, De Ruimte, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 3/7/16
  • The Claudia Quintet, Stadtgarten, Cologne, Germany, 3/6/16
  • The Claudia Quintet, Künstlerwerkstatt, Pfaffenhofen, Germany, 3/5/16
  • The Claudia Quintet, West Germany, Berlin, Germany, 3/4/16
  • The Claudia Quintet, Sunset Sunside, Paris, France, 3/3/16
  • The Claudia Quintet, Pannonica, Nantes, France, 3/2/16
  • Fireworks Ensemble: New Bern, NC, Craven Concerts, 2/17/16
  • Fireworks Ensemble: Washington, NC, Beaufort County Concert Association, 2/16/16
  • Fireworks Ensemble: Mathews, VA, Concerts By The Bay, 2/14/16
  • Fireworks Ensemble: Waynesboro, PA, Waynesboro Community Concerts, 2/12/16
  • Fireworks Ensemble: Erie, PA, Erie Art Museum, 2/11/16
  • Fireworks Ensemble: Marietta, OH, Marietta College Esbenshade Series, 2/10/16
  • Fireworks Ensemble: Marshalltown, IA, Live On Stage Marshalltown, 2/8/16
  • Fireworks Ensemble: Kendallville, IN, Noble County Concert Association, 1/31/16
  • Fireworks Ensemble: Edgerton Performing Arts Center, Edgerton, WI, 1/30/16
  • Fireworks Ensemble: Music in the Redwoods, Crescent City, CA, 9/25/15
  • Fireworks Ensemble: Josephine County Community Concerts, Grants Pass, OR, 9/23/15
  • Fireworks Ensemble: Roseburg Community Concerts, Roseburg, OR, 9/22/15
  • Fireworks Ensemble: Everett Civic Music, Everett, WA, 9/20/15
  • Fireworks Ensemble: Lewis County Concerts, Centralia, WA, 9/19/15
  • Fireworks Ensemble: Wenatchee Community Concerts, Wenatchee, WA, 9/17/15
  • Fireworks Ensemble: Lower Valley Concerts, Sunnyside, WA, 9/15/15
  • Fireworks Ensemble: Butte Community Concerts, Butte, MT, 9/13/15
  • The Claudia Quintet +1 feat. Theo Bleckmann and Kurt Elling: Chicago Jazz Festival, 9/5/15
  • The Claudia Quintet: Cornelia Street Cafe, New York, NY, 5/6/15-5/8/15
  • Nicolas Collins with Either/Or: Roulette, Brooklyn, NY, 3/9/15
  • The Claudia Quintet +1: Timucua White House, Orlando, FL, 3/1/15
  • The Claudia Quintet +1: Subtropics Festival, Miami, FL, 2/28/15
  • The Claudia Quintet +1: St. Petersburg Jazz Festival, St. Petersburg, FL, 2/27/15
  • The Claudia Quintet: Kunsthaus Nexus, Saalfelden, Austria, 2/20/15
  • The Claudia Quintet: Stanzerei, Baden, Switzerland, 2/19/15
  • The Claudia Quintet: Südtirol Jazz Festival, Bolzano, Italy, 2/18/15
  • The Claudia Quintet: Round Midnight, Trieste, Italy, 2/16/15
  • The Claudia Quintet: Taciti Accordi house concert, Cremona, Italy, 2/14/15
  • The Claudia Quintet: Granollers Jazz Festival, Granollers, Spain, 2/13/15
  • Salo: Spectrum, New York, NY, 2/5/15
  • Josh Rutner / Red Wierenga / Otto Hauser: Quinn’s, Beacon, NY, 12/15/14
  • The Claudia Quintet: A-Trane, Berlin, Germany, 11/11/14
  • The Claudia Quintet: Telegraph, Leipzig, Germany, 11/10/14
  • The Claudia Quintet: Jazz GUTunterwegs, Hannover, Germany, 11/9/14
  • The Claudia Quintet: Jazzkeller im Mautnerschloss, Burghausen, Germany, 11/8/14
  • The Claudia Quintet: Jazz Club Ferrara, Ferrara, Italy, 11/7/14
  • The Claudia Quintet: Gromka, Ljubljana, Slovenia, 11/6/14
  • The Claudia Quintet: KMKC Kompleks, Ravne, Slovenia, 11/4/14
  • The Claudia Quintet: Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst Graz, Austria, 11/3/14
  • The Claudia Quintet: Camden County College, Blackwood, NJ, 9/26/14
  • The Claudia Quintet: Shapeshifter Lab, Brooklyn, NY, 9/25/14
  • The Claudia Quintet: The Lily Pad, Cambridge, MA, 9/24/14
  • Mick Rossi, David Crowell, and Red Wierenga: Spectrum, New York, NY, 8/23/14
  • The Fireworks Ensemble: “American Tapestry”: Skaneateles Festival, Skaneateles, NY, 8/9/14
  • The Claudia Quintet +1: New Music in Bryant Park, New York, NY, 8/8/14
  • The Museum Band of Teeth and Respect: Red Hook Jazz Festival, Brooklyn, NY, 6/15/14
  • The Respect Sextet: Princeton University, Princeton, NJ, 5/10/14
  • The Claudia Quintet: Le Petit Faucheux, Tours, France, 5/6/14
  • The Claudia Quintet: West Germany, Berlin, Germany, 5/4/14
  • The Claudia Quintet: World of Basses, Reutlingen, Germany, 5/2/14
  • The Claudia Quintet: Architekturforum Oberösterreich, Linz, Austria, 5/1/14
  • The Claudia Quintet: Unterfahrt, Munich, Germany, 4/30/14
  • The Claudia Quintet: Kemptener Jazz Fruehling, Kempten, Germany, 4/29/14
  • The Claudia Quintet: Cornelia Street Cafe, New York, NY, 4/10/14
  • Ensemble Signal: Music for 18 Musicians (Reich), Big Ears Festival, Knoxville, TN, 3/30/14
  • Josh Rutner/Red Wierenga/Josh Rutner (again) Duo: Brooklyn Academy of Music, Brooklyn, NY, 2/12/14
  • The Respect Sextet: Hobart and William Smith Colleges, 2/6/14
  • The Claudia Quintet: Cornelia Street Cafe, New York, NY, 1/9/14-1/10/14
  • The Claudia Quintet: The Workman’s Club, Dublin, Ireland, 11/24/13
  • The Claudia Quintet: Metropolitan Arts Center, Belfast, UK, 11/24/13
  • The Claudia Quintet: London Jazz Festival, London, UK, 11/23/13
  • The Claudia Quintet: A-Trane, Berlin, Germany, 11/19/13
  • The Respect Sextet Quintet: The Harker School, San Jose, CA, 11/16/13
    • video: watch the whole thing (!!!) in high quality here
  • Darcy James Argue’s Secret Society: Wortham Center, Houston, TX, 11/9/13
  • Darcy James Argue’s Secret Society: Jazz Gallery, New York, NY, 11/7/13
  • Fireworks Ensemble: Requiem (Brian Coughlin): St. Patrick St. Anthony Church, Hartford, CT, 11/2/13
  • The Claudia Quintet: Jazzmandu, Kathmandu, Nepal, 10/25/13-10/30/13
  • The Claudia Quintet: Angel City Jazz Festical, REDCAT, Los Angeles, CA, 10/11/13
  • The Claudia Quintet: Kuumbwa Jazz, Santa Cruz, CA, 10/10/13
  • The Claudia Quintet: Bows and Arrows, Sacramento, CA, 10/9/13
  • The Claudia Quintet: Redwood Jazz Alliance, Arcata, CA, 10/8/13
  • The Claudia Quintet: Willamette University, Salem, OR, 10/7/13
  • The Claudia Quintet: Cornish College of the Arts, Seattle, WA, 10/6/13
  • The Claudia Quintet: Lewis & Clark College, Portland, OR, 10/5/13
  • The Claudia Quintet: Firehouse 12, New Haven, CT, 10/4/13
  • The Claudia Quintet: Le Poisson Rouge, New York, NY, 10/3/13
  • The Claudia Quintet: Bucknell University, Lewisburg, PA, 10/2/13
  • Fireworks Ensemble: “American Tapestry”: Temple, TX, 9/29/13
  • Fireworks Ensemble: “American Tapestry”: Middletown, CT, 9/22/13
  • Fireworks Ensemble: The Rite of Spring (Stravinsky): Rite of Summer Festival, Governors Island, NY, 8/10/13
  • Red Wierenga, Eli Asher, and Taylor Levine: The Stone, New York, NY, 8/6/13
  • The Claudia Quintet +1: Brooklyn Conservatory of Music, Brooklyn, NY, 6/13/13
  • The Respect Sextet: Princeton University, Princeton, NJ, 4/29/13
  • The Claudia Quintet: Cornelia Street Cafe, New York, NY, 4/18/13-4/20/13
  • The Respect Sextet: Beverley Concert Series, Brooklyn, NY, 3/23/13
  • Josh Rutner/Red Wierenga/Josh Rutner (again) Duo: Brooklyn Academy of Music, Brooklyn, NY, 2/27/13
  • Le Train Bleu/Opera Moderne: Der Kaiser von Atlantis (Viktor Ullmann): Czech Center of New York,1/31/13-2/3/13
  • Fireworks Ensemble: The DiMenna Center, New York, NY 1/13/12
  • The Respect Sextet: Respect In Yule CD release show, Joe’s Pub, New York, NY, 12/21/12
  • The Claudia Quintet: Conservatoire de Caen, Caen, France, 11/13/12
  • The Claudia Quintet: Sunside, Paris, France, 11/11/12
  • The Respect Sextet: Le Poisson Rouge, New York, NY, 9/18/12
  • G’hoktasaurus: Cornelia Street Cafe, New York, NY, 8/23/12
  • The Claudia Quintet +1 feat. Theo Bleckmann and Kurt Elling: Newport Jazz Festival, Newport, RI, 8/5/12
  • The Claudia Quintet: Shapeshifter Labs, Brooklyn, NY, 7/27/12 and 7/28/12
  • Ensemble Signal: Impatience (Julia Wolfe), June In Buffalo, Buffalo, NY, 6/9/12
  • Nils Neubert, Soyeon Lee, Red Wierenga: premiere of Harry Stafylakis’s The Metal and the Flower; Chad Cygan, Greg Williams, Red Wierenga: premiere of Jonathan Katz’s Advice To Young Musicians; Elebash Recital Hall, CUNY Graduate Center, New York, NY, 5/15/12
    (Rzewski), Le Poisson Rouge, New York, NY, 4/22/12
  • Le Train Bleu (Ransom Wilson, conductor): Yo Shakespeare! (Michael Gordon) and Coming Together (Rzewski), Le Poisson Rouge, New York, NY, 4/22/12; Galapagos, Brooklyn, NY, 4/20/12
  • The Claudia Quintet: Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst Graz, Austria, 3/19/12
  • The Claudia Quintet: Saegewerk, Bad Hofgastein, Austria, 3/18/12
  • John Hollenbeck Large Ensemble: Stadtsaal, Burghausen, Germany, 3/17/12
  • The Claudia Quintet feat. Theo Bleckmann: Birdland, Neuburg, Germany, 3/16/12
  • The Claudia Quintet feat. Theo Bleckmann: De Werf, Brugge, Belgium, 3/15/12
  • The Claudia Quintet feat. Theo Bleckmann: Dexter, Odense, Denmark, 3/14/12
  • The Claudia Quintet feat. Theo Bleckmann: Stadtgarten, Köln, Germany, 3/12/12
  • The Claudia Quintet feat. Theo Bleckmann: New Music Circle, St. Louis, MO, 3/2/12
  • The Claudia Quintet feat. Theo Bleckmann: California State University at Fullerton, 3/1/12
  • The Claudia Quintet feat. Theo Bleckmann: The Blue Whale, Los Angeles, CA, 2/28/12
  • The Claudia Quintet feat. Theo Bleckmann: Yoshi’s, San Francisco, CA, 2/27/12
  • John Hollenbeck Large Ensemble: Amherst College, Amherst, MA, 2/18/12
  • The Claudia Quintet: Cornelia Street Café, New York, NY, 1/7/12
  • The James Hirschfeld Quartet: St. Peter’s Church, New York, NY, 12/19/11
  • The Claudia Quintet +1 feat. Kurt Elling: Cornelia Street Café, New York, NY, 12/17/11 and 12/18/11
  • The Claudia Quintet +1 feat. Theo Bleckmann: Cuneifest, Metro Gallery, Baltimore, MD, 11/19/11
  • The Claudia Quintet +1 feat. Theo Bleckmann: Art Alliance, Philadelphia, PA, 11/18/11
  • The Claudia Quintet +1 feat. Theo Bleckmann: The Stone, New York, NY, 11/17/11
  • David Crowell (alto saxophone) and Red Wierenga (electronics), Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY, 10/23/11 and 10/30/11
  • The Respect Sextet: 10th Anniversary Celebration, Le Poisson Rouge, New York, NY, 10/12/11
  • The Thomas Bergeron Quintet featuring Mads Tolling: Long Trail School, Dorset, VT, 10/10/11
  • The Thomas Bergeron Quintet featuring Mads Tolling: Bennington College, Bennington, VT, 10/9/11
  • Salo: The Tea Lounge, Brooklyn, NY, 9/17/11
  • The Respect Sextet: The Stone, New York, NY, 9/16/11
  • Danny Sher Sextet: The Tea Lounge, Brooklyn, NY, 7/21/11
  • Salo: The Stone, New York, NY, 5/17/11
  • The Respect Sextet: Greenwich House Music School, New York, NY, 4/19/11
  • The Claudia Quintet +1: Bimhuis, Amsterdam, the Netherlands, 4/9/11
  • The Claudia Quintet +1: Lantaren Venster, Rotterdam, the Netherlands, 4/8/11
  • The Claudia Quintet +1: Jazzkantine, Luzern, Switzerland, 4/7/11
  • The Claudia Quintet +1: AMR Jazz Festival, Geneva, Switzerland, 4/5/11
  • The Claudia Quintet +1: WABE, Berlin, Germany, 4/3/11
  • The Claudia Quintet +1: Jazzhouse, Copenhagen, Denmark, 4/2/11
  • The Claudia Quintet +1: Littlefield, Brooklyn, NY, 3/31/11
  • Ensemble Signal: Music For 18 Musicians (Steve Reich): Le Poisson Rouge, New York, NY, 3/13/11
  • Ensemble Signal: Music For 18 Musicians (Steve Reich): EMPAC, Troy, NY, 3/12/11
  • The Fireworks Ensemble: The Rite of Spring (Stravinsky), The Pismirist’s Congeries (Carl Schimmel), music of Frank Zappa: Clefworks, Montgomery, AL, 2/28/11
  • The Fireworks Ensemble: “American Tapestry”: Clefworks, Montgomery, AL, 2/27/11
  • The Fireworks Ensemble: “Dance Mix”: Clefworks, Montgomery, AL, 2/26/11
  • Danny Sher Sextet: Bar 4, Brooklyn, NY, 1/31/11
  • The Respect Sextet: Winter Jazzfest, Le Poisson Rouge, New York, NY, 1/7/11
  • Darcy James Argue’s Secret Society: Littlefield, Brooklyn, NY, 1/6/11
  • Darcy James Argue’s Secret Society: The Kennedy Center, Washington, DC, 1/5/11
  • Darcy James Argue’s Secret Society: Subterranean A, Washington, DC, 1/5/11
  • The Respect Sextet: Kickoff concert of North River Music Series’ 25th season, Greenwich House Music School, New York, NY, 10/21/10
  • The Respect Sextet: The music of Misha Mengelberg: Joe’s Pub, New York, NY, 10/7/10
  • Pascal Niggenkemper Quartet: The Stone, New York, NY, 10/05/10
  • The Respect Sextet/Toby Twining and Eric Brenner, Farcical Built For Six album release, including Twining’s “Yes Yes Yes!” and “Richi Richi Rubel” arranged for two voices and the Respect Sextet: Le Poisson Rouge, New York, NY, 8/17/10
  • William Brittelle’s Television Landscape CD release with ACME: Le Poisson Rouge, New York, NY, 8/1/10
  • William Brittelle’s Television Landscape: The Bell House, Brooklyn, NY, 4/3/10
  • Steve Horowitz & The Code Ensemble: REDCAT, Los Angeles, CA, 1/29-30/10
    • videos: The Re-taking of Pelham 1-2-3 (Steve Horowitz): 1, 2, 3
  • The Respect Sextet/Ethan Iverson: Le Poisson Rouge, New York, NY, 1/12/10
  • The Respect Sextet: Mode Records Benefit Concert, Abrons Art Center, New York, NY, 11/21/09
    • Other artists included Philip Glass, John Zorn, Robert Ashley, David Behrman, Roger Reynolds, Margaret Leng Tan, JACK Quartet
  • Six Types of Ambiguity (with Josh Rutner, Eli Asher, James Hirschfeld, Ryan Ferreira, Ben Gallina, Andrew Munsey): Brooklyn Conservatory, Brooklyn, NY, 10/25/09
  • The Respect Sextet: New Languages Festival, Brooklyn, NY, 9/15/09
  • Bacci: Rochester International Jazz Festival, Rochester, NY, 6/20/09
  • Ensemble Signal: Michael Gordon’s Trance: Bang on a Can Marathon, New York, NY, 5/31/09
  • The Respect Sextet/JACK Quartet: Sirius Respect CD release show: Le Poisson Rouge, New York, NY, 5/24/09
    • videos: “Shadow World” (Sun Ra), “Angels and Demons at Play” (Ra)
    • Pianist Wierenga also impressed with his palette of electronic and acoustic instruments. Sitting like a mad scientist amid keyboards, laptops, electromagnets and a grand piano, Wierenga was responsible for many of the subtle orchestrations and soundscapes of the concert…Wierenga’s electronic experimentation was equaled by his piano constructions. Although perhaps deconstructions’ would be a better descriptive term. Wierenga is more than capable of ripping out agile bop piano lines, as he proved on several numbers, but he specializes in taking apart a song’s melodic and harmonic structure and stripping it down to its component parts. This involves an impressive ability to analyze a piece on the spot and then creatively—and musically—get to its heart.” —Jason Crane, All About Jazz
  • The Respect Sextet: The Bop Shop, Rochester, NY, 5/1/09
  • Ensemble Signal: Michael Gordon’s Trance: Le Poisson Rouge, New York, NY, 4/22/09
  • The Respect Sextet: Premiere of new one-minute compositions, alternating with one-minute improvisations: Le Poisson Rouge, New York, NY, 3/16/09
  • The Respect Sextet: Brooklyn Lyceum, Brooklyn, NY, 3/8/09
  • The Wierenga Manoeuvre/The Respect Sextet: Premiere of six new compositions for free jazz quartet: The Stone, New York, NY, 11/8/08
  • The Respect Sextet: Brooklyn Lyceum, Brooklyn, NY, 10/26/08
  • Steve Horowitz and the Code Ensemble: Barrow Group Theatre, New York, NY, 9/10/08-9/11/08
  • The Respect Sextet: Barbes, Brooklyn, NY, 6/18/08
  • The Respect Sextet: New music featuring Eli Asher, trumpet: Festival of New Trumpet Music, Cornelia Street Cafe, New York, NY, 9/27/07
  • Bomb X+4 (with Nicolas Letman-Burtinovic, Tyshawn Sorey, and Michael Attias): Yippie Café, New York, NY, 6/23/07
  • The Respect Sextet, Olivia De Prato, & Lauren Radnofsky: Premiere of Brad Lubman’s Set In Stone for the Respect Sextet, amplified violin and amplified cello: The Stone, New York, NY, 6/20/07
  • The Respect Sextet: Midwest Tour, August-September 2006
  • The Respect Sextet: Rochester International Jazz Festival, Rochester, NY, 6/12/06
    • “…when the band concluded, the entire street erupted…a triumphant homecoming for this terrific band.” —Robert Iannapollo, All About Jazz
    • “…the band very cleverly unveiled its infectious sense of fun in layers…A we-came, we-saw, we-conquered performance. Bravo!” —Saby Reyes-Kulkani, City Newspaper
    • video of finale
  • The Respect Sextet: New music based on Bulgarian Folklore: Bulgarian Seasons in New York, Cornelia Street Cafe, New York, NY, 6/05/06
  • Ivo Bol, Missy Mazzoli, James Hirschfeld, Red Wierenga: Free improvisations: Issue Project Room, Brooklyn, NY, 10/13/05
  • Ted Poor’s Third Wheel with Ralph Alessi and Red Wierenga: Rochester International Jazz Festival, 6/12/05
  • Ivo Bol, Ties Mellema, Toktek, Red Wierenga: free improvisations: Kraakgeluiden, Amsterdam, the Netherlands, 3/28/05
  • Premiere of Johannes Kreidler’s piano piece #3 for piano and electronics: Royal Conservatory, The Hague, the Netherlands, 12/21/04
  • Dave Rivello Ensemble: Rochester International Jazz Festival, Rochester, NY, 6/7/04
  • The Respect Sextet: Distillery Jazz Festival, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, 5/28-29/04
  • Ossia: Premiere of Vincent Calianno’s Beckett, Kilbourn Hall, Rochester, NY, 3/11/04
  • Jason Price (trumpet): Premiere of Christopher Brakel’s Zeitlöcher, for trumpet and accordion, Kilbourn Hall, Rochester, NY, 11/22/03
  • The Respect Sextet: Midwest Tour, August-September 2003
  • Dave Rivello Ensemble: Monday nights, various locations, Rochester, NY, 2002-2004
  • Ossia (Red Wierenga and Josh Rutner, producers): US premiere of big band version of Misha Mengelberg’s Reef und Kneebus, Kilbourn Hall, Rochester, NY, 3/21/03
  • Lauren Radnofsky (cello) with Red Wierenga and Kris Bezuidenhout (piano), featuring concurrent premiere of Gunther Schuller’s Duo Concertante for Cello and Piano: Kilbourn Hall, Rochester, NY, 3/5/03
  • John Graham (viola), featuring the premiere of Matt Barnson’s Nocturnes for Viola, Hammond Organ, and Two Percussionists: Kilbourn Hall, Rochester, NY, 2/9/03
  • The Red Wierenga Unit: Music of Gigi Gryce, book-signing by Noal Cohen and Michael Fitzgerald, authors of Rat-Race Blues: The Musical Life of Gigi Gryce: Barnes & Noble, Rochester, NY, 8/30/02
    • …the band started to play and our jaws dropped. These guys were incredible. Unbelievable. They had completely reworked the tunes into modern vehicles, using meter changes, accelerando/rallentando, putting in vamp sections, etc. We could clearly recognize the tunes, but they sounded as though they had been freshly composed that day, with all the influences of post-1960 jazz (Miles, Coltrane, Cecil, Ornette, Braxton, etc.) – things that Gryce never experienced during his stay on the jazz scene. The crowd loved it. Please don’t anyone ever tell me there isn’t an audience for adventurous music.” —Michael Fitzgerald
  • Ossia: Premiere of Stefan Freund’s Convolution: Kilbourn Hall, Rochester, NY, 2/14/02
  • Soloist with the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra: “To Start Again” by Harold Danko, arranged Jamey Simmons: Eastman Theatre, Rochester, NY, 10/14/01
  • Red Wierenga Trio with Malcolm Kirby (bass) and Brady Miller (drums): Music of Herbie Nichols and Dick Twardzik, transcribed by Red Wierenga: Java’s, Rochester, NY, 3/30/01
  • Payton MacDonald (percussion): Premiere of MacDonald’s “Kaida Music #1,” for keyboard and multiple percussion: Kilbourn Hall, Rochester, NY, 4/6/00
  • Premiere of David Evan Thomas’ The Ragtime Dream of Johnny Broom for ragtime ensemble, commissioned by The Commission Project: Kilbourn Hall, Rochester, NY, July 1995

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