Todd Sickafoose’s Tiny Resistors perform Bear Proof Todd Sickafoose’s Tiny Resistors perform Bear Proof

with Jenny Scheinman’s Mischief & Mayhem ft. Nels Cline, Jim Black, and Todd Sickafoose , Ben Goldberg, Kirk Knuffke, Erik Deutsch, Adam Levy, Rob Reich & Allison Miller

Sun December 14th, 2014


Main Space

Minimum Age: 18+

Doors Open: 6:30PM

Show Time: 7:30PM

Event Ticket: $13

Day of Show: $15

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Bay Area native Todd Sickafoose is a musical visionary. JazzTimes calls him “thoroughly original” and “endlessly creative,” the San Francisco Chronicle calls him “a captivating improviser, imaginative composer, and master of collaboration,” and the magazine Bass Player calls him “stunningly brilliant.” He’s worked with an array of amazing performers — the New Yorker has referred to him as “Ani DiFranco’s secret weapon”.
This concert will include the NYC premiere of BEAR PROOF, an hour-long piece commissioned by Chamber Music America. Todd describes the music, which he composed specifically for this octet version of Tiny Resistors, as “a wordless portrait of booms and busts in the Golden State.”
The Tiny Resistors have played with an astounding range of musical innovators, from Lou Reed to Lucinda Williams, Bill Frisell to Norah Jones, Tin Hat to Dr.Lonnie Smith. This octet version of the band features Todd on bass, Jenny Scheinman on violin, Ben Goldberg on clarinet, Kirk Knuffke on cornet, Rob Reich on accordion, Erik Deutsch on piano, Adam Levy on guitar, and Allison Miller on drums.
Table seating for all seated shows is reserved exclusively for ticket holders who purchase “Table Seating” tickets. By purchasing a “Table Seating” ticket you agree to also purchase a minimum of two food and/or beverage items per person. Table seating is first come, first seated. Please arrive early for the best choice of available seats. Seating begins when doors open. Tables are communal so you may be seated with other patrons. We do not take table reservations.
A standing room area is available by the bar for all guests who purchase “Standing Room” tickets. Food and beverage can be purchased at the bar but there is no minimum purchase required in this area.
All tickets sales are final. No refund or credits.

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Todd Sickafoose’s Tiny Resistors perform Bear Proof

BEN GOLDBERG * clarinet
ADAM LEVY * guitar
ROB REICH * accordion

A Bay Area native, Sickafoose spent some years in Los Angeles studying bass with Charlie Haden and composition with the great, late Mel Powell. Since then, he’s been recording and performing with a ton of innovative folks and genre benders including Ani DiFranco, Andrew Bird, Nels Cline, Jenny Scheinman, Ron Miles, Trey Anastasio, Yoko Ono, Myra Melford, Tin Hat Trio, Adam Levy, Skerik, Allison Miller, Stanton Moore, Bobby Previte, Scott Amendola, Will Bernard, Stebmo, Jessica Lurie, Shane Endsley, Erin McKeown, Anaïs Mitchell, Gina Leishman, Carla Bozulich, Noe Venable, Etienne de Rocher, James Carney, Erik Deutsch, Tony Furtado, and Darol Anger.
The consistency of his personal voice within wildly diverse collaborations prompted the LA Weekly in 2004 to call Todd “one of the most comprehensive musical minds of this coast”. Since 2005, Todd has been living in Brooklyn, NY.
Todd Sickafoose official site

Jenny Scheinman’s Mischief & Mayhem ft. Nels Cline, Jim Black, and Todd Sickafoose 

Jenny Scheinman is a violinist, singer, and writer of songs with and without words. She grew up on a homestead in Northern California and has been performing since she was a teenager. She has worked extensively with some of the most innovative jazz artists in the world such as Bill Frisell, Jason Moran, Nels Cline, and Marc Ribot and consistently tops the Downbeat Jazz Critics Polls. She has also toured and recorded with numerous American songwriting legends such as Lucinda Williams, Bruce Cockburn, Rodney Crowell, Lou Reed and Ani Difranco. In March of 2015 she premiered a multi-media performance at Duke University entitled Kannapolis: A Moving Portrait. She has made eight albums of original music: The Littlest Prisoner, Mischief & Mayhem, Jenny Scheinman, Crossing The Field, 12 Songs, Shalagaster, The Rabbi’s Lover and Live At Yoshi’s.
Jenny Scheinman official site
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Kirk Knuffke

One of New York City’s “Busiest Musicians” (NY Times) Cornetist Kirk Knuffke has been based in New York City since 2005. A largely self-taught musician, Kirk has also studied improvisation with great jazz artists such as Ornette Coleman, Art Lande and Ron Miles. He leads his own groups, including the Kirk Knuffke Quartet and trio, which play at venues across New york City including Le Poisson Rouge, Cornelia street cafe and The Iridium among others . As a leader or Co-leader Knuffke has 10 recordings for labels: Cleanfeed, SteepleChase, Not Two, Relative Pitch, and No Buisiness. (read more here)
Kirk Knuffke official site

Erik Deutsch

Pianist, composer, arranger, teacher, producer—these are some of the faces Erik Deutsch has shown the world. An intensely creative and talented player, he has the ability to lend his sound to an impressive array of musical endeavors.
After a decade in Colorado, Erik is now a resident of Brooklyn, New York. Erik is currently busy performing and recording with Citizen Cope, Phillip Phillips, Shooter Jennings, Alice Smith, Rosanne Cash, Theo Bleckman, Jim Campilongo, Ben Allison, Jessica Lurie Ensemble, and his own band. He has also recently performed with Norah Jones, Ben Allison, Nels Cline, Devotchka, Steven Bernstein, Joey Arias, Joe Russo, Trevor Dunn, Erin McKeown, and Scott Amendola. (read more here)
Erik Deutsch official site

Adam Levy

Whether Adam Levy’s many gifts as a guitarist and songwriter are the result of good fortune or hard work is tough to say — safe bet it’s a combination of the two. But what’s undeniable is that Levy has created a remarkable body of music over the past 30 years, and his talents continue to evolve today. (read more here)
Adam Levy official site

Rob Reich

Rob Reich is an acclaimed accordionist, pianist, and composer based in the San Francisco Bay Area. A talented instrumentalist and an inventive composer, Rob is steeped in many traditions.
In addition to being a versatile solo performer, Rob can be heard playing with many top notch ensembles. He is a member of Tin Hat, Gaucho and The Nice Guy Trio, and freelances with many other Bay Area bands. (read more here)

Allison Miller

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