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June 2009 at the Stone 
curated by Melissa Caruso Scott / Michael Dorf

6/2 Tuesday (CB)
8 pm
Sylvie Courvoisier, Ikue Mori & Special Guests
Sylvie Courvoisier (piano) Ikue Mori (electronics) Ches Smith ( drums) Devin Hoff (bass)

10 pm
John Hollenbeck
Skuli Sverrison (electric bass) Hakon Kornstad (saxophone) John Hollenbeck (percussion)
A free improv debut for this powerful trio.

6/3 Wednesday (MP)
8 pm
Steven Bernstein (trumpet)
Sexmob has been a band for 13 years....they have just released their 7th cd .."Sexmob meets Medeski- live in Willisau"...the follow up to the grammy nominated "Sexotica".

10 pm
Yuka Honda
Yuka Honda (keyboards) Michael Leonhart (trumpet) Jeff Hill (bass) Shahzad Ismaily (everything else)

6/4 Thursday (CB)
8 pm
Briggan Krauss (sax) Ikue Mori (electronics) Jim Black (drums)

10 pm
Jordan McLean (trumpet) Amir ziV (drums) Adam Holzman (synthesizers & Fender Rhodes) Chris Jordan (visuals)
Droid pushes the envelope of improvised music, mixing elements from breakbeat / electronica to live rock and jazz. With Jordan McLean (Antibalas) Amir ziV (Cyro Baptista's Beat The Donkey) Adam Holzman (Miles Davis) and Chris Jordan.

6/5 Friday (NYYT)
8 pm
Elysian Fields
Jennifer Charles (voice) Oren Bloedow (bass, guitar)
Legendary cult heroes Elysian Fields have always travelled in mysterious waters. Led by the enigmatic New York co-composers Jennifer Charles (vocals) and Oren Bloedow (guitar), the music born of their collaboration is not easy to categorize. They carry a torch for nature, sex, love, the cycle of death and rebirth, and the sounds of folk and jazz ballads, no wave and classical music, seamlessly interwoven into a style that is at once languorously romantic and tough. www.elysianfieldsmusic.com FIFTEEN DOLLARS

10 pm
Charlie Hunter
Charlie Hunter (guitar)

6/6 Saturday (JCMW)
8 pm
Joan as Police Woman Solo
Joan Wasser (piano, guitar, voice)
Playing new and old compositions from my life of fighting crime. FIFTEEN DOLLARS

10 pm
Jonathan Kane’s February
Jonathan Kane (drums) Peg Simone (guitar) Jon Crider (guitar) David Bicknell (guitar) Adam Wills (bass)
Jonathan Kane and his band February play songs from their brand new Table of the Elements/Radium release "Jet Ear Party".

6/7 Sunday (CW)
8 pm
Stephanie Stone
8pm Stephanie Stone (piano) Greg Cohen (bass) Kenny Wollesen (drums)

10 pm
Steve Gorn
Steve Gorn (flute) Greg Cohen (bass) Adam Rudolph (percussion)

rare monday night concert!
curated by melissa scott

6/8 Monday (MB)
8 pm
Mat Maneri
Mat Maneri (violin) Craig Taborn (piano)
Garth Stevenson (bass) Randy Peterson (drums)

10 pm
Benefit Band
Oscar Noriega, Jim Black, Trevor Dunn, Chris Speed

6/9 Tuesday (MP)
8 pm
Eric Vloeimans & Florian Weber duo
Eric Vloeimans (trumpet) Florian Weber (piano)
Go with the flow! Europe's finest take you merrily merrily down the musical stream...life is but a dream...

10 pm
Suphala with Special Guests
Suphala (tabla)
Tabla Artist, Composer, and Producer, Suphala, has collaborated with a wide range of artists including Timbaland, Norah Jones, and Yoko Ono. A student of Ustad Allarakha and Ustad Zakir Hussain, Suphala has combined her knowledge of Indian classical music with a wide range of western styles which is reflected in her compositions. for more info at: www.suphala.com

6/10 Wednesday (CB)
8 pm
Jamie Saft—Burning Genitals
Jamie Saft (guitar, keyboards, bass, vocals) Mike Pride, Bobby Previte (drums)
Burning Genitals will feature music from the upcoming Veal Records release "Crabz." First NY live performance!

10 pm
Vernon Reid's Masque
Vernon Reid (guitar) Steve Jenkins (bass) Leon Gruenbaum (keys, Samchillian Tip Tip Tip CheeeeePee) Don McKenzie (drums)

6/11 Thursday (JC)
8 pm
Marco Benevento Solo
Marco Benevento (piano)
Marco Benevento first came to national attention as one half of the Benevento/Russo Duo, the acclaimed instrumental post rock experimentalists, who've earned a legion of fans performing at Lollapalooza, Austin City Limits and Fuji Rock Festival. Holding court behind a Hammond B-3, Wurlitzer, vintage keyboards, toy pianos, pedals, samplers and circuit bent toys, the Brooklyn-based artist quickly established himself as a visionary young keyboardist. A Berklee graduate who has studied under Joanne Brackeen, Kenny Werner and Brad Mehldau, Benevento recently turned his attention back to his first love, the acoustic piano. On his latest album, "Me Not Me," he features interpretations of songs by Leonard Cohen, Beck and My Morning Jacket among others. His appearance at The Stone will be a rare solo piano performance. FIFTEEN DOLLARS

10 pm
White Out with C. Spencer Yeh
Lin Culbertson (analog synth, autoharp)
Tom Surgal (drums, bells, etc.) C. Spencer Yeh (violin)
Free sound advocates White Out reunite with versatile string man C. Spencer Yeh with whom they tore it up at last year's No Fun Fest.

6/12 Friday (NYYT)
8 pm
Miho by Hatori
Miho Hatori (voice) Shoko Nagai (keyboard) Timo Ellis (bass)
Nabe, Ravi Davis, Samer Ghadry (dance squad) Prema Murthy (video)
Miho by Miho Hatori brings you NEW OPTIMISM.

10 pm
Dougie Bowne
Dougie Bowne (drums) Marika Hughes (cello) Jessica Pavone (viola) Charlie Burnham (fiddle, mandolin) Bob Hoffner (pedal steel guitar) Bill Ware (vibes) Indigo Street (guitar, vocals)

6/13 Saturday (DD)
8 and 10 pm
Social Registry

6/14 Sunday (JM)
8 pm
Alan Licht
Alan Licht (organ) Connie Burg (bass clarinet) Melissa Weaver (piano)
"Gerry Miles:Alan Licht, Connie Burg (of Mars) and Melissa Weaver".

10 pm
Block Ice & Propane—Taking Trips to America: Stories & Images
Erik Friedlander (cello) Bill Morrison (films) Photos by Lee Friedlander & Maria Friedlander.
Cellist Erik Friedlander’s haunting and passionate "Block Ice & Propane" is inspired by Erik’s experiences as a child traveling across the United States with his family during the 1960's and '70s. Directed by film-maker Bill Morrison.

6/16 Tuesday (TC)
8 pm
Michael Blake Trio
Michael Blake (sax) Ben Allison (bass) Hamid Drake (drums)

10 pm
Michael Bates Quartet
Michael Bates (bass) Jeff Davis (drums) Russ Johnson (trumpet)

6/17 Wednesday (JM)
8 pm
Elliott Sharp
Elliott Sharp (guitar)
Octal is a series of etudes with improvisation for the Koll 8-string electroacoustic guitarbass. In this set, E# previews Book 2, which will be recorded for Cleanfeed Records.

10 pm
Mostly Other People do the Killing
Peter Evans (trumpet) Jon Irabagon (saxophone) Moppa Elliott (bass and compositions) Kevin Shea (drums)
New York's Terrorist Be-Bop Uber-Jass Quartet.

6/18 Thursday (DD)
8 pm
Jamie Saft—Black Shabbis
Jamie Saft (guitar, keyboards) Mike Pride (drums)

10 pm
Ziv Ravitz Trio
ZIv Ravitz (drums) Omer Klein (piano) Avishai Cohen (trumpet)

6/19 Friday (DD)
8 pm
Peter Gordon with Indra Chowdhury
Peter Gordon (sax, synthesizer, laptop) Indro Roy Chowdhury (sitar) Robby Ameen (drum, percussion)

10 pm
Don Byron's Swift Boat
Don Byron (clarinet, tenor sax) Ralph Alessi (trumpet) Kermit Driscoll (bass) Ben Wittman (drums)

6/20 Saturday (MB)
8 and 10 pm
John Zorn (sax) Ned Rothenberg (sax) Dan Kelly (piano) Annie Gosfield (keyboards) Eyal Maoz (guitar) Yoshie Fruchter (guitar) Dougie Bowne (drums) and many special guests

6/21 Sunday (NYYT)
8 pm
Ned Rothenberg
Ned Rothenberg (sax) Adam Matta (Human Beatbox)

10 pm
Matt Darriau
Matt Darriau (sax)

6/23 Tuesday (BS)
8 pm
Ray Anderson/Marty Ehrlich Quartet
Ray Anderson (trombone) Marty Ehrlich (sax)

10 pm
Roy Nathanson and Sotto Voce
Roy Nathanson (alto sax, voice) Curtis Fowlkes (trombone) Sam Bardfeld (violin) Tim Kiah (bass) Napoleon Maddox (voice)

6/24 Wednesday (NYYT)
8 pm
Basya's Schecter's Heschel Project
Basya Schecter (oud, guitar, voice) Uri Sharlin (piano, accordion) Megan Weeder (violin) Yoed Nir (cello) Rich Stein (percussion) Frank London (trumpet)
Yiddish poetry of Abraham Joshua Heschel set to music.

10 pm
Tony Scher
Tony Scher (bass, guitar)

6/25 Thursday (DD)
8 pm
Kermit Driscoll Quartet
Brooke Sofferman (drums) Terrence McManus (guitar) Kris Davis (piano) Kermit Driscoll (bass)

10 pm
Shilpa Ray & Her Happy Hookers

6/26 Friday (GG)
8 pm
Pyeng Threadgill
Pyeng Threadgill (voice)

10 pm
Ethan Iverson & Tim Berne
Ethan Iverson (piano) Tim Berne (sax)

6/27 Saturday (RK)
8 pm
Cyro Baptista Solo
Cyro Baptista (percussion)

10 pm
Ben Perowsky Quartet
Ben Perowsky (drums) Chris Speed (sax) Ted Reichman (accordion) Trevor Dunn (bass)
A CD pre-release party!

6/28 Sunday (MB)
8 pm
Odeya Nini
Odeya Nini (voice, compositions) Alex Hills (piano) James Ilgenfritz (bass) Jake Wise (clarinet) Katie Young (bassoon) Elena Moon Park (violin) Curtis Stewart (violin)

10 pm
Olivia de Prato (violin) Eileen Mack (clarinet) Missy Mazzoli (keyboards) compositions) Lorna Krier (keyboards) Eleonore Oppenheim (double bass)

6/30 Tuesday (MB)
8 pm
Marc Ribot Solo
Marc Ribot (guitar)

10 pm
Diwon & Dugans: Dreams in Static