Date(s) - 08/17/2018
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Octopus Literary Salon
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- Philip Everett – drums, percussion, electronic autoharp
- Ray Schaeffer – electric basses
- Rent Romus – alto, soprano, c-melody saxophones
Saxophonist, composer Rent Romus started the Lords of Outland in 1994 a collective of like-minded musicians focusing on exploring improvisation, melody, noise, and sound art while acknowledging their jazz, rock, and blues roots. The group has developed original music ranging from unhinged free improvisation to thematic compositional suites inspired by abstract and socio-political poetry, science fiction, horror, and fantasy.
- Kaelen Ghandhi – tenor saxophone
- Kevin Murray – drums, percussion
- Aaron Rubinstein – guitar
Kaelen Ghandhi is a NYC based saxophonist and doubler from the SF bay area. He plays a wide variety of music from big band to completely improvised music on a wide variety of instruments. Currently enrolled at The New School Kaelen has had the opportunity to work closely with Reggie Workman, Jane Ira Bloom and Andrew Cyrille. Kaelen has performed with Melissa Aldana, Ravi Coltrane and Wynton Marsalis among others. During his career Kaelen has played at places such as the SFJazz Center, Monterey Jazz Festival, Kuumbwa Jazz, Jazz at Lincoln Center and Greenwich House Music.
Drummer Kevin Murray has been involved in the creative music scene since he was first introduced to the music via a workshop and performance with bassist William Parker in 2012. Since then, he has been a regular member of San Jose, California-based trumpeter Eddie Gale’s various ensembles, and has also performed alongside Nicole Mitchell, Peter Kuhn, and Rent Romus. He is currently a member of two duo projects – with vibraphonist Michael Whalen, and Parhelion, with keyboardist and electronic artist Nathan Ho.
Aaron Rubinstein is a NYC-based guitarist who explores interactive relationships and the phenomenology of sound through improvisation and composition-for improvisers. Playing with people like Reggie Workman, Andrew Cyrille, Ingrid Laubrock, Michael Larocca, Sarah Hughes, Brandon Davis, Raf Vertessen, and Kalun Leung, he has performed at NYC venues like Ibeam, Shapeshifter Lab, Greenpoint Gallery, Muchmores, and Downtown Music Gallery.
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