Music Program

Tuesday, June 9 at 8:00 p.m.

Jooklo Duo with Baczkowski / Sack Duo

$6-10 pay what can

Virginia Genta (tenor saxophone)
David Vanzan (drums)
Bill Sack (guitar, electronics)
Steve Baczkowski (saxophones)

Born 1984 in Italy, Virginia Genta is self-taught and plays saxophone (tenor, soprano, baritone, alto), flutes, clarinet, plus some percussion and keyboards. Since 2003 she's been working with drummer and percussionist David Vanzan in several projects such as Jooklo Duo, Neokarma Jooklo Trio (or Sextet, Octet, Experience), Golden Jooklo Age, and the Jooklo Finnish Quartet. She started playing music from improvisation while quite young, and has always been moving in the music cosmos with a deep, natural and spontaneous approach to creation, constantly working to find the highest way of expression connected to the oneness of universe. Besides this, the devotion of Virginia finds freedom also through drawings and illustrations. A restless activity during the past few years (about 400 concerts and a countless amount of recording sessions, some of those released on labels like Qbico, Conspiracy, and her own Troglosound), brought her to collaborations with musicians like Chris Corsano, Paul Flaherty, Bill Nace, Sonny Simmons, Daniel Carter, Sabir Mateen, John Blum, John Paul Jones (Led Zeppelin), Takehisa Kosugi (Taj Mahal Travellers), Merce Cunningham Dance Company, Sonic Youth, Hartmut Geerken, Famodou Don Moye, Makoto Kawabata, Andrew Barker, Muruga Booker, Raymond Strid, Giorgio Pacorig, among others.

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Friday, June 19 at 8:00 p.m.

Paal Nilssen-Love Large Unit

Burchfield Penney Art Center

Thomas Johansson - cornet and flugelhorn
Mats Äleklint - trombone
Julie Kjær - alto saxophone and flute
Klaus Holm - alto and baritone saxophone
Per Åke Holmlander - tuba
Ketil Gutvik - electric guitar
Tommi Keränen - electronics
Jon Rune Strøm - double and electric bass
Christian Meaas Svendsen - double and electric bass
Andreas Wildhagen - drums and percussion
Paal Nilssen-Love - drums and percussion
Christian Obermayer - live sound

Prolific Norwegian drummer Paal Nilssen-Love's big band ensemble Large Unit came to life in 2013. Nilssen-Love stepping up as band leader had been a long time coming – but it was worth the wait. Large Unit hit the music scene like "one hell of a monolithic jazz colossus."

First came a string of well-received festival appearances, where the band quickly found its sound. Then in the fall of 2014 PNL Records (Nilssen-Love's own label) released the monolithic debut album "Erta Ale" — available in four different formats: tripple cassette, tripple CD, digital, and the elaborate four LP-box deluxe edition.

The album and shows received positive reactions all over, with reviewers pointing out Large Unit's ability to come across both strong and with compact onslaughts—but also how the band just as easily could veer into subtle and textural passages. Large Unit sounded fresh and brought something new to the large ensemble format.

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from May. 15, 2015
through Jul. 3, 2015

Amid/In WNY 2015 - Part 3

Amid/In WNY 2015 is a conversationally-derived casual survey of the art of our region at this moment. It does not include everyone and, in the end, will not include everyone. It's not planned as some all-encompassing, omnibus survey. We have used the term "studio trolling" to describe our process and that's an apt description. Adrian Bertolone, Denton Crawford, Flatsitter, Pam Glick, Bethany Krull, Evelyne Leblanc-Roberge, Ian McCrohan, Allen Topolski. Curated by Kyle Butler, John Massier, Rebecca Wing