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November 2th 7pm : November 7th 2am, 2011 : JazzFest Berlin 2011

Seit über 40 Jahren gibt es das JazzFest Berlin, das die Stadt jedes Jahr zum Treffpunkt internationaler Jazzmusiker und Jazzliebhaber werden lässt. 2011 findet es vom 2. bis 6. November statt – ein letztes Mal unter der künstlerischen Leitung von Nils Landgren. Der vielbeschäftigte und vielgefragte Posaunist aus Schweden nimmt mit diesem Jahrgang seinen Hut; eigentlich ’einen seiner Hüte’, denn wie schon sein Freund Joe Sample einst formulierte: „Nach James Brown ist Nils ‘the hardest working man in show business’!“ Programm

October 31, 2011 8pmNneka at Kesselhaus / Kulturbrauerei Schönhauser Allee 36 10435 Berlin

In den 90ern entdeckte Nneka wie so viele andere HipHop – als musikalische Ausdrucksform ihrer Generation und begann, musikalisch ihren kreativen Instinkten zu folgen und innovative Sounds zu erforschen, von Fela Kuti bis hin zu Nina Simone. Nnekas eigenwillige Persönlichkeit ist offensichtlich. Einerseits ist sie Teil einer neuen musikalischen Revolution in Afrika, auf der anderen Seite hat sie sich ihre eigene musikalische Nische geschaffen, in der sie sich ungestört Tag für Tag weiter entwickelt. Nneka verbindet Soul, Groove, Herz und Stil...more]

October 23, 2011 4:30pm VIII Encounter of Colombian Musicians in New York presents: at Le Poisson Rouge Bleeker Street NYC

VIII Encounter of Colombian Musicians in New York/VIII Encuentro de Músicos Colombianos en NY DAY 2 of Pablo and Anna Mayor's annual Colombian Music festival--- a festive celebration uniting the best Colombian artists in New York City together on one stage in an extravaganza of Colombia's rich musical traditions and modern developments. Featuring a special Colombian food and drink menu and an entire night of music for listening and dancing.

October 19, 2011 7pmZola Jesus w/ Xanopticon at Le Poisson Rouge 158 Bleecker Street NYC

Zola Jesus is not a singer; she is a musician. Zola Jesus is not a band; it is a solo project. That is not to say the people who have helped her along the way were not deeply important. Her irreplaceable live band, who’s drummer Nick Johnson lends a hand on several tracks here, and her friend Brian Foote who co-produced this album in addition to the live string players (Sean McCann, Ryan York) who contribute here were all crucial in the process.Website

October 13, 2011 7pm
Gotham Chamber Opera and Nico Muhly Conspire at Le Poisson Rouge 158 Bleecker Street NYC

Gotham Chamber Opera performed chamber operas from the Baroque era to the present. The company’s mission is to present innovative, fully-staged productions of the highest quality in intimate venues. Founded by conductor and Artistic Director Neal Goren in 2000, in its short history, Gotham Chamber Opera has presented seven U.S. premieres of 18th- and 20th-century operas, including such masterpieces as Mozart’s Il Sogno di Scipione; Darius Milhaud’s Les Malheurs d’Orphée; Czech composer Bohuslav Martinu’s Dada opera, Les Larmes du Couteau; and Swiss composer Heinrich Sutermeister’s Die schwarze Spinne.

Most recently, Gotham made news world-wide in 2010 for its high-tech production of Haydn’s Il mondo della luna staged in the Hayden Planetarium of the American Museum of Natural History and for Montsalvatge’s El gato con botas (Puss in Boots), at The New Victory Theater, staged by Tony Award-nominated director Moisés Kaufman with puppet design by Blind Summit Theatre. Website

September 30th - October 3rd, 2011 EXQUISITE LABYRINTH: THE MUSIC OF PIERRE BOULEZ at Queen Elizabeth Hall,London

Pierre Boulez – avant-garde figurehead since the 1940s, musical giant on the world stage and author of some of the key progressive works in musical modernism – is celebrated over one weekend.

As well as hearing the composer himself conducting a special performance of his masterpiece Pli selon pli, with the esteemed Ensemble InterContemporain – which he founded in the 1970s – there is an opportunity to hear almost all his piano works played during one day by Pierre-Laurent Aimard and Tamara Stefanovich. Hear pianist Pierre-Laurent Aimard, composer Nico Muhly and Gillian Moore, Southbank Centre's Head of Contemporary Culture, discuss Exquisite Labyrinth in following podcast .


October 2, 2011 7:30 : Pierre Boulez: Pli selon pli (Portrait de Mallarmé) for soprano & orchestra at Queen Elizabeth Hall,London

Pierre Boulez - avant-garde figurehead since the 1940s, musical giant on the world stage and author of some of the key progressive works in musical modernism - returns to Royal Festival Hall for a rare London concert as composer/conductor. He performs with the esteemed Ensemble intercontemporain, which he founded in the 1970s, soprano Barbara Hannigan and the young musicians of the Lucerne Festival Academy Ensemble as part of a collaboration project.

This concert is the culmination of a special weekend devoted to the composer's music and features a performance of Boulez's sonic masterpiece Pli selon Pli ('Fold upon Fold') for soprano and orchestra. Based on fragments from the French poems of Stéphane Mallarmé - known for their play on phonetics - it is a piece of dynamic contrasts, subtle textures and great beauty - a perfect vehicle for the supreme technical skill of Ensemble InterContemporain and Barbara Hannigan.

October 7, 2011 10pmTheSeKondElement at Republic 828 S. Peters Street | Warehouse District | New Orleans, LA 70130 |

“They say I got the makings of a dope emcee, the blood in my veins of a Hip Hop Queen…so I’m striving everyday to achieve my dreams!” A journalist, poet, and emcee, TheSeKondElement (T2E), known to most by KAMMs, has been holding her own in the music and entertainment world since the age of 15 when she first began recording with indie label, Youth Movement Records (YMR). Keeping her set fresh and the audience surprised, mixing raw Hip Hop with autobiographical Spoken Word, TheSeKondElement gains fans through each and every performance.

October 6th 9pm Marissa Nadler at COMET Club Falkensteinstr. 47 10997 Berlin

Though 27 year-old Marissa Nadler has a background in visual arts at the Rhode Island School of Design, she has since made a career as a musician. It's not surprising to find Nadler crafts music with melodies and lyrics steeped in rich imagery and beautiful textures. With a sound somewhere between the hazy melodies of Mazzy Star and the folk sensibilities of Vashti Bunyan, Nadler pieces together beautiful, dreamy folk music.

Nadler's music may contain less 'freak' folk or experimental elements than much of the music evolving from the folk scene today, but it is no less relevant or intriguing. Ranging from ghosts, angels, and dead flowers to running away to join the circus, the topics on 'Little Hells' are just as eerily beautiful as the music.Website

October 5th 9pm : 3rd, 2011 BLOW YOUR HEAD #12 w/ SKEET SKEET, UPROOT ANDY, PAUL DEVRO AND BENZONA at Little Temple 4519 Santa Monica Blvd LA USA
Next wednesday its time to party again, Back at Little temple for BLOW YOUR HEAD #12. Come out and join us for an amazing night as usual. Starting with house Djs Benzona and Paul Devro prepping the night and getting you grooving and ready for Uproot Andy: A NYC based DJ who loves to spin music from the massive diaspora of tropical cultures from around the world. Easily going between cumbia and electro or socca and dubstep or baile funk and jungle
October 5, 2011 8pmG PROJECT performing music by Mark-Anthony Turnage // Andrew Poppy // Helmut Lachenmann // at Troy Bar 10 Hoxton Street, N1 6NG London

October's Nonclassical sees a headline slot from the incredible cello & percussion duo, G Project, a collaboration between cellist Gabriella Swallow and percussionist Genevieve Wilkins. Both musicians are renowned for breaking the boundaries of the perceived classical stereotype and their union in the G Project is no exception.

The G Project?s vibrant and individual performing style is continually reflected in exciting new commissions from British composers including Mark-Anthony Turnage, Jonathon Cole and Jazz pianist Andrew McCormack. They also perform eclectic works by renowned Argentinian composer Osvaldo Golijov, turntablist Shiva Feshareki, Adam Caird, Solfa Carlile and Michael Henry.

October 2th 7pm, 2011 George Jones at Theater for the Performing Arts New Orleans, LA

It's impossible to overstate George Jones' impact as one of the architects of the country music sound. Jones has produced hits in every decade of the latter 20th century, including the rockabilly chart-topper "White Lighting" (1959) and one of the all-time great country records "He Stopped Loving Her Today" (1980). official Website

Tour Dates

  • 10/03/11 - Baton Rouge, LA - All Star Concert for Handicapped Children
  • 10/06/11 - Austin, TX - Moody Theater
  • 10/07/11 - Winnie, TX - Nutty Jerrys
  • 10/08/11 - Biloxi, Ms - Imperial Palace Casino
  • 10/15/11 - Port Deposit, MD -Cecil County Food and Wine Festival
  • 10/18/11 - Raleigh, NC - NC State Fair
  • 10/22/11 - Myrtle Beach, SC - Alabama Theater
October 1, 2011 6pmSPY MUSIC FESTIVAL at Shea Stadium 20 Meadow St, Brooklyn, NY, 11206

In celebration of its first birthday, Northern Spy proudly presents the first annual SPY MUSIC FESTIVAL in Brooklyn, NY, featuring performances by twelve bands from its label roster and a full scale pop-up record fair. The festivities will commence at the Bushwick venue Shea Stadium onSaturday October 1st and continue through to Williamsburg’s Zebulon Cafe on Sunday October 2nd.