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  1. Jazz composers Alex Coke and Carl Michel will present an evening of their own and others' works this October 20, 2021 at 7:30pm in the new State-of-the-Art Draylen Mason Studio. Home of classical radio station KMFA, Coke and Michel's sextet will be the first jazz group to be presented in the new space. Leading an ensemble whose members individually excel in several musical genres and, collectively, create a unique and memorable soundprint, saxophonist-flutist Coke and guitarist Michel bring together a group that includes Austin Symphony principal harpist Elaine Barber, pedal steel player Bob Hoffnar (Liminal Sound Series), double bassist James Suter, and percussionist Carolyn Trowbridge on vibes. Performing compelling music with origins in jazz, classical, folk, extended technique and improvisation, this unique ensemble is an outgrowth of Coke and Barber's popular weekly Driveway Concert Series that ran from April 2020 through June 2021. The evening concert and accompanying CD feature music from a new recording, entitled The Emissary, inspired by artist Christopher Hynes, whose painting of the same name graces the CD cover. With the reimagining of compositions penned by Coke, Michel, Paul Motian, Hildegard von Bingen, and Huddie Ledbetter (Leadbelly), and an exciting new CD to see and hear, the evening promises to be a stellar experience of art, music, and culture. Welcoming any and all interested ears, the studio will have an open, general admission seating plan to allow for social distancing. Masks are required and all ages are welcome. Presales are encouraged as seats are limited. Tickets are $20 or $35 with a CD. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/alex-coke-carl-michel-sextet-at-the-draylen-mason-studiokmfa-tickets-179274383507
  2. Yes, there was that...This is a more recent project out of Amsterdam. I think it began as a one off gig and grew from there... they released a live CD this year...You can listen here: http://elnegocitorecords.com/releases/eNR074+.html Splitting his time between Austin and Amsterdam both these days. I live in Austin and agree- and somehow, he seems to get better and better... (Disclaimer, i help with his mailing list and merchandise sales here)
  3. Reeds & Deeds, the music of Roland Kirk Reeds & Deeds is: Frans Vermeerssen - Tenor & Soprano Saxophone Bo van de Graaf - Alto, Tenor & Soprano Saxophone Alex Coke - Tenor saxophone, Flute & Piccolo Michiel Braam - Piano Arjen Gorter - Double Bass Makki van Engelen - Drums December 3, 2019 - 20:30 Theater Het Hof Arnhem, Netherlands Boekhorstenstraat 58 6828 DV Arnhem Tel: 026-3514436 info@theaterhethof.nl http://www.theaterhethof.nl/event/jazz-in-arnhem-2-5/ and then in Belgium! December 5, 2019 - 21:00 Museumnacht On the 5th of December the Ghent museums open their doors to the general public. Experience a wonderful night out amidst the finest collections, beautiful expositions and special activities of our museums. Reeds and Deeds appears at 21:00 paying tribute to the great American jazz composer/multi instrumentalist Rahsaan Roland Kirk Great Music, Very Exciting Band!
  4. I've really been enjoying this: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/uncle-pauls-jazz-closet/id931207369
  5. TUESDAY, FEB 27 2018 9:30pm-1:30am The Elephant Room 315 Congress Ave. Austin, TX 78701 HAPPY BIRTHDAY DEXTER GORDON featuring: Alex Coke-saxophones/flutes Rich Harney-piano Daniel Durham-bass Tom Brechtlein-drums
  6. A Views and Brews on Sonny Rollins posted to NPR and iTunes last weekend: https://www.npr.org/podcasts/381443480/views-and-brews KUT Radio is an NPR affiliate in Austin Texas. The live taping featured Alex Coke (saxophone, flute), Derrick Becker (trumpet), Roscoe Beck (bass), Sean Giddings (piano), and Brannen Temple (drums). There is one track from the session on Soundcloud too:
  7. RICH HARNEY TRIO W/ALEX COKE Novembre 8, 2017 Juliet Italian Kitchen 1500 Barton Springs Rd. Austin TX 78704 7-9pm no cover, tips encouraged AND WORTHY CONSTITUENTS Alex Coke, Rich Harney, Daniel Durham, Masumi Jones Decembre 23, 2017 The Elephant Room 315 Congress Avenue Austin Tx 78701
  8. Saturday 23rd September, International Day of Peace 2017 Amsterdam. 14:00 till 21:00 at Oude Lutherse Kerk Singel 411/hoek Spui Bereikbaar met tram 1,2,5 (halte Spui) en tram 4,9,14,16,24 (halte Spui/Rokin) Our part for International Peace Day this year will be from 8:30-9:00 Readings from Edward Thomas Tracy Weiman/Reader Alex Coke -Flute Reine Nust-Soprano Saxophone Anne Koene-Harp Arjen Gorter-Bass https://www.luthersamsterdam.nl/bps/OLK/olk.html https://www.facebook.com/idpamsterdam/ http://www.nl.emb-japan.go.jp/itpr_en/c_calendar.html --------------------------------- Sunday Oct 8 Sanders 4-7 Raadhuisstraat 6 Amsterdam, Netherlands 1012 TJ 020 627 8500 TUNESWAP Alex Coke - Sax and flutes https://alexcoke.home.xs4all.nl/ Leo Bouwmeester - Piano www.leobouwmeester.nl/ Thomas Winther Anderson - bass www.twandersen.com/ Yoran Vroom - Drums https://www.facebook.com/yoran.vroom
  9. Looking forward to the Rich Harney Trio playing a rare gig at Austin's Elephant Room on Sunday October 1. Rich Harney on piano Daniel Lit Du Durham on bass Masumi Jones on drums Really one not to be missed if you're in the area and like bop...these cats cook! i found a link to a radio gig you can check out if you can't be there: http://kutx.org/musicarchive/rich-harney-2-23-2016
  10. Cafe´ Crème in Austin Texas-Fall Series- TONIGHT! Dennis Gonzalez+ Ingebrigt HåkerFlaten (avant-jazz trumpet & bass duo) http://mailchi.mp/c8d98402f78e/vx3yl79u1r-1797601?e=54780ad851 or http://www.cafecremeaustin.com
  11. This is coming up~ HENRY THREADGILL IN AUSTIN FRIDAY AUGUST 11th 9pm MASTER CLASS with Henry Threadgill University of Texas Music Bldg 2406 Robert Dedman Dr Austin TX 78712 The Henry Threadgill Master Class will be a Q&A session. It is an open form session that can go where ever the questions lead. SATURDAY AUGUST 12th 8pm CONCERT: Henry Threadgill’s Zooid Scottish Rite Theater 207 West 18th Street Austin Texas 78701 Personnel: Henry Threadgill: alto saxophone, flute, bass flute; Jose Davila: trombone, tuba; Liberty Ellman: guitar; Christopher Hoffman: violincello; Elliot Humberto Kavee: drums, percussion. Tickets: https://threadgillatx.ticketleap.com/henry-threadgill/dates $50: concert $50: master class $75: single VIP ticket $35: students / seniors / musicians For more information please visit: http://liminalsoundseries.com/henrythreadgill/