A week with Kresten Osgood and friends LIVE! in Boston…

by Eliot Cardinaux

Hello Friends,

I am very excited to be able to make this announcement…

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Beginning November 4th, a VERY special drummer, composer, pianist and improviser, educator and impressario KRESTEN OSGOOD, will be visiting from Denmark in order to create a bridge between Boston and Copenhagen. Through my ties to NEC, I was fortunate to organize, and will be presenting, a week of concerts here in Boston featuring Kresten, as well as several musicians from Denmark, along with working musicians from Boston, in and outside of NEC. It will be a week long event with concerts hosted all around Cambridge and Somerville. Dates and venues are announced below. Please come out and support this unique opportunity for students, faculty and friends on both sides of the Atlantic divide to come together over music, poetry and conversation. It is sure to be a blast. And make sure to invite your friends…


COMPLETE SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:

Nov. 4th @ Outpost 186————————-

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8:00 PM

Abstracts from the Midnight Era, featuring:

Eliot Cardinaux – piano, voice, and poetry

Tanya Kalmanovitch – viola

Kresten Osgood – drums

This set features recent poetry by Eliot Cardinaux, accompanied by himself on piano and two of the finest improvisers in the world, NEC faculty Tanya Kalmanovitch on viola, and visiting Danish mastermind Kresten Osgood on drums. A slender bicycle of a band… just wait and see…

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9:30 PM

Ryan Blotnick Quartet, featuring:

Ryan Blotnick – guitar

Eliot Cardinaux – piano

Asger Thomsen – bass

Kresten Osgood – drums

A very close friend of Kresten Osgood, Ryan Blotnick is a brilliant jazz guitarist hailing from Maine. This show is sure to be a treat.


Nov. 5th @ The Green Room ——————————-

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2 sets!! A very special night, lasting from 7:30-10:00pm

With: The Transgenerative Quartet, featuring:

Kasper Tranberg – trumpet

Eliot Cardinaux – piano

Joe Morris – bass

Kresten Osgood – drums

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The Green Room is located at:

62 Bow Street

Somerville, MA

website: thegreenroomsomerville.com


Nov. 6th @ Outpost 186  —————————–

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8:00 pm

Jeppe Høj Justesen – solo drums

A wonderful young Danish jazz drummer in a rare solo performance. Must see!

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9:30 pm

This quintet features a wonderful pairing of two of Boston’s most talented improvisers, and three musicians from Denmark whom you could not be more fortunate to hear:

Will Greene – sax

Kasper Tranberg – trumpet

Pandelis Karayorgis – piano

Asger Thomsen – bass

Kresten Osgood – drums


Nov. 8th @ The Green Room ———————————–

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7:30pm

Studies in Mist, featuring:

Charmaine Lee – vocals

Dennis Zurilovitch – tenor sax

Eliot Cardinaux – piano, poetry

Kresten Osgood – drums

This quartet includes the poetry of Eliot Cardinaux, as transformed by the voice of Charmaine Lee, a wonderful improviser studying jazz voice at the New England Conservatory. Accompanied by Cardinaux on the piano, Dennis Zurilovitch on the tenor sax, and Kresten Osgood on the drums.

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9:00pm

Treebones and Riddlepieces, featuring:

Eliot Cardinaux – piano, voice and poetry

Daniel Bitran – soprano sax

Will Greene – alto sax

Dennis Zurilovitch – tenor sax

Zoe Christiansen – clarinet

Leo Hardman-Hill – trumpet

Joanna Mattrey – viola

Isaac Luxon – guitar

Asger Thomsen – bass

Jeppe Høj Jusetsen – drums

The project is based around Eliot Cardinaux’s poetry collection Treebones and Riddlepieces, released in 2015. Featuring the largest ensemble of the week, this performance is sure to blow you clean away.

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The Green Room is located at:

62 Bow Street

Somerville, MA

website: thegreenroomsomerville.com


Nov. 9th @ Outpost 186 ——————————-

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8:00pm

Daniel Bitran – soprano sax

Kasper Tranberg – trumpet

Eliot Cardinaux – piano

Asger Thomsen – bass

Jeppe Høj Justesen – drums

A cross-atlantic quintet in a standard jazz formation, without the standards: “free” – but maybe next time?

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10:00pm

Leo Hardman-Hill – trumpet

Wendy Eisenberg – guitar

Simón Willson – bass

Kresten Osgood – drums

A quartet with three of the best young improvisers at NEC, featuring Kresten Osgood on the drums…


November 10th @ Lilypad —————

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8:30

Dennis Zurilovitch – tenor sax

Lautaro Mantilla – guitar

Asger Thomsen – bass

Jeppe Høj Justesen – drums

This concert pairs the hard-working duo of Dennis Zurilovitch and Lautaro Mantilla, with a hard-working rhythm section, consisting of two of Denmark’s finest young musicians.

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9:15

Kasper Tranberg – trumpet

Forbes Graham – trumpet

Pandelis Karayorgis – piano

Kit Demos – bass

Kresten Osgood – drums

The final concert of the week, this one will feature high-level working musicians in their prime. Sure to be a beautiful blowout.