Previous events

Sep4

Nakatani / Levin / Todd

Arden, DE

When most people think of percussion, they think of hand drums, shakers, some bells perhaps .. tho few approach percussion like international artist Tatsuya Nakatani. His style and experimental approach is so unique, it can only be understood in person. Videos don’t even cover it. Tatsuya Nakatani deconstructs drumming, invoking voices from beyond with bow on cymbal, plates, bowls, and other items.

Experience Tatsuya Nakatani in person, gracefully hosted by John and Jennifer, at the end of the mall. This post-Arden Faire event on Saturday, September 4th will gather at 7 pm.

After a solo percussion set, and a break to meet the artist, a second avant-garde set will happen with Nakatani, Philadelphia saxophonist Elliott Levin, and local keyboardist Dwayne Todd. Levin often plays with Todd in Urban Shaman Attack, in events throughout the region. This second set will be very heavy improvisation, integrating abstract styles from many genres. This trio has never played before.

We appreciate a listening crowd and ask that attendees remain silent during both sets, leaving the communicating to the musicians.

This event is free, tips are greatly appreciated, to help support Tatsuya Nakatani in his US tour.

Oct23

Elliott Levin Birthday Bash Featuring Elliott Levin - Dave Hotep duo, The Ian Lander Band

Milo - The Meeting House, 7165 Germantown Ave, Philadelphia

This evening will feature a set by Elliott's band, The Ian Lander Band.. This is a night when you really can't expect who will show up and end up on stage!!

This is a FREE event.

Milo is following all CDC, state, and city covid19 guidelines. distanced seating and masks required

West Village Word

Cafe Bohemia, 15 Barrow Street, New York, NY

The March edition of WEST VILLAGE WORD is packed with cutting-edge poetry and music. We light up Cafe BOHEMIA with three smoking sets: drumming giant RONNIE BURRAGE performs solo and reads poetry of his grandfather Allen David Mahr, then we are CELEBRATING CECIL w a trio of Cecil Taylor alumni ELIOTT LEVIN/JOHN BLUM and JACKSON KRALL. The evening concludes with THE MOTHER OF ALL FINALES: free jazz and spoken word for Women’s History Month with an all-rad, all-female ensemble! Ensemble members TBA All that, plus an opening segment by Shadows (John Pietaro/Laurie Towers)