Music Program

Monday, December 3 at 8:00 p.m.

$15 general admission, $12 students/seniors, $10 members

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Wayne Horvitz Trio: The Snowghost Sessions

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Composer Wayne Horvitz presents an evening of one of his newest works. The Snowghost Sessions features music created at Snowghost Studios in the spring of 2015 with longtime collaborators Eric Eagle (drums) and Geoff Harper. Taking advantage of a week's free studio time at a state of the art studio in Whitefish Montana, the sessions were devoid of any advance plan or expectation to even create a final outcome. Augmented by electronics, live processing, and keyboards, the piano trio then continued to work back in Seattle, finalizing the mixes in the winter of 2018.

"I've never felt so free of expectations in the recording studio in my life" says Mr. Horvitz. "The sessions were relaxed, creative, and without a specific goal. We didn't set out to make a record, we just set out to enjoy the process. I brought in a pile of tunes and sketches, and started making music. The only thing I knew was, I wanted to work with Eric and Geoff, and I wanted find an organic marriage between the idea of a piano trio, and some ideas I'd been exploring with amplified and processed piano."

Recipient of the 2016 Doris Duke Performing Artist Award, composer Wayne Horvitz's ensembles include The Snowghost Trio, Sweeter Than the Day, and the Royal Room Collective Music Ensemble. Mr. Horvitz's commissioners include The Kitchen, The Seattle Symphony, Kronos, BAM, New World Records, The Flynn Theater, and Vienna Jazz. He has received 3 MAP Fund awards, the NEA American Masterpiece Award, 3 Artist Trusts fellowships and more. As a collaborator or producer, he has worked with Bill Frisell, Robin Holcomb, Butch Morris, Bobby Previte, George Lewis, Reggie Watts, John Zorn (Naked City etc.), World Saxophone Quartet, Fontella Bass, John Adams, and Eddie Palmieri. Collaborators in theater, dance and film include Carey Perloff, Bill Irwin, Gus Van Sant, Paul Taylor and Paul Magid ... continue reading >>


Friday, December 7 at 8:00 p.m.

$10 general

Lopez / Tamez / Sanchez Trio

Pausa Art House
19 Wadsworth St, Buffalo, NY 14201

Ramon Lopez - drums
Angelica Sanchez - piano
Omar Tamez - guitar

For his first appearance in Buffalo, internationally renowned virtuoso drummer/percussionist Ramon Lopez will be joined by longtime collaborators Omar Tamez and Angelica Sanchez for an exciting evening of music at Pausa Art House!

Spanish drummer and percussionist, Ramon Lopez settled in Paris in January 1985 and gradually integrated into the French experimental scene. At the same time, he became passionate about Indian music. He taught with Patrick Moutal at the Conservatoire National Superieur de Musique in Paris (1994-2001). Between 1997 and 2000 he was the drummer of the National Jazz Orchestra, directed by Didier Levallet. He has collaborated on recordings or concerts with Beñat Achiary, Rashied Ali, Majid Bekkas, Anthony Coleman, Andrew Cyrille, Sophia Domancich, Hamid Drake, Agustí Fernández, Sonny Fortune, Barry Guy, Charles Gayle, Teppo Hauta, Joe Morris, Ivo Perelman, Enrico Rava, Paul Rogers, Louis Sclavis, Alain Silva, Archie Shepp, John Surman, Joachim Kuhn, Daunik Lazro, Jeanne Lee, Gérard Lesne, Thierry Madiot, Claude Tchamitchian, Mal Waldron, Christine Wodrascka and other protagonists of the avant-garde jazz, performing in concerts and festivals throughout the world.

He has recorded over one hundred albums and is currently one of the most respected European artists in the field of contemporary jazz and improvised music. Ramon Lopez was named "Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters" by the French Government in 2008.

Pianist/Composer/Educator Angelica Sanchez moved to New York from Arizona in 1994 ... continue reading >>