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News Archive 2016/15

12.01.16 - Studio 312 First Thursdays, Joyce Hammann, violin and Neal Kirkwood, piano

The Fall 2016 series of Studio 312 First Thursdays concludes Thursday December 1st with a concert of sonatas for violin and piano.  Performers are Joyce Hammann, violin, and Neal Kirkwood, piano.  This concert will feature sonatas for violin and piano by Bartok, Mozart and Kirkwood.
 
Where:  Studio 312, 303 West 42nd St. corner 8th Ave. Room 312
When: Thursday, December 1st at 8 p.m.

Contribution $20.

RSVP to nealkirkwood@gmail.com

11.21.16 - The Neal Kirkwood Big Band at Sir D's Lounge, Nov. 21, 2016

The Neal Kirkwood Big Band (NKBB) is back! We’re playing next Monday, November 21st, at Sir D’s Lounge in Brooklyn (sight of the old Tea Lounge).

Where: Sir D’s Lounge 837 Union St. (near 7th Ave.) in Brooklyn.

When: Monday, November 21st, 8-11 pm.

Original music by Neal Kirkwood, plus a very cool, rarely played Gil Evans arrangement of King Porter Stomp.

What a band:

Matt Hong alto sax, flute
Mercedes Beckman alto sax, clarinet
Dan Block tenor sax, clarinet
Adam Kolker tenor sax, flute
Patience Higgins bari sax, bass clarinet

Andy Gravish trumpet
Ron Horton trumpet
David Smith trumpet
James Zollar trumpet

Art Baron trombone
Sam Burtis trombone
Danny Hall trombone
James Rogers bass trombone

Neal Kirkwood leader, piano
Rob Garcia drums
Jennifer Vincent bass

Hope to see you there!

11.03.16 - Studio 312, Thursday, November 3rd, 8pm

Thursday, November 3rd, 8pm

The Fall 2016 series of Studio 312 First Thursdays continues Thursday November 3rd with a concert of music for voice, piano, flute and vibes. Performers are Dee McMillen, voice, Tim Harrison, piano/flute, and Neal Kirkwood, piano/vibes. This concert will feature two settings of Emily Dickinson poems composed by Tim Harrison, and settings of Don Marquis, ee cummings and Charles Darwin (a world premiere) by Neal Kirkwood, and some instrumental duets.

Our first concert with Gorilla, My Love had a full house, so please RSVP.

On December 1st Joyce Hammann and Neal Kirkwood will present a concert of sonatas for violin and piano by Bartok, Mozart and Kirkwood.

Where: Studio 312, 303 West 42nd St. corner 8th Ave. Room 312
When: Thursday, November 3 at 8 p.m.

Admission $20.

RSVP to nealkirkwood@gmail.com

10.06.16 - Neal Kirkwood\'s Studio 312 \"FIRST THURSDAYS\" starting October 6

Neal Kirkwood\'s Studio 312 “FIRST THURSDAYS" Concert Series Intimate Evenings of Jazz and Classical Presentations
7:30-8:00 Wine and snacks 8:00 Music starts
10/6/16 Gorilla, My Love - Harry Mann, sax; Neal Kirkwood, piano.
11/3/16 Tim Harrison, piano, flute; Neal Kirkwood, piano, vibes; Dee McMillen, voice. Music by Harrison and Kirkwood.
12/1/16 Joyce Hammann, violin; Neal Kirkwood, piano. Works by Bartok, Mozart, and Kirkwood
First Thursday of Every Month
Seating is limited to 20 people, RSVP to nealkirkwood@gmail.com Admission $20, subscription to all three concerts $50
303 West 42nd St. Room 312, NYC (across the street from Port Authority)

08.04.16 - Neal Kirkwood quartet at Union Square- free!

The Neal Kirkwood Quartet will be performing Thursday, August 4th at Union Square, NYC, from 5-6. Free! Neal Kirkwood, piano; Mike Clark, drums; Adam Kolker, sax; Andy McKee, bass.

07.11.16 - Neal Kirkwood and Andy McKee, Monday, July 11th, Mezzrow, NYC

I'll be playing this Monday, July 11th at Mezzrow with bassist Andy McKee. Sets at 9 and 10:30, only 35 seats so reservations suggested.

www.mezzrow.com

07.07.16 - Neal Kirkwood Quartet, July 7th, Union Square Park 5-6 pm

Hi friends, come on out for a free summer concert featuring Kirkwood originals performed by an all-star quartet. Thursday July 7th, 5-6 pm, Union Square Park

05.26.16 - Studio 312 May 26th, 2016

Hi friends,
The sixth and final concert of this year’s Studio 312 series is coming up! Thursday, May 26th, 8:30 pm
303 West 42nd Street, room 312.
This concert will be a trio set, featuring Lindsey Horner on bass, Rob Garcia on drums, and yours truly Neal Kirkwood on piano. We’ll be performing my original compositions, some exquisite Duke pieces, and a choice standard or two. Hope to see you there!
The concert is at 8:30, with wine and snacks at 8. Seating is limited so please RSVP. $20 suggested donation.

04.29.16 - Music of Neal Kirkwood Kutztown University

Friday, April 29th, 2016, 7:30 pm
Music of Neal Kirkwood
KU Faculty Concert,
Little Theater, Schaeffer Auditorium
Kutztown University, Kutztown, Pennsylvania

Neal Kirkwood piano/composition

Featuring the world premiere of The Art of Kindness for jazz chorus and ensemble.

Neal Kirkwood, piano; Afterhours Jazz Vocal Ensemble; Jazz 1 Big Band, plus guest performers Charissa Howden, flute and Tori Miller, marimba.

04.21.16 - Studio 312 April 21st, 2016

The fifth concert of the Studio 312 series is coming up!

Thursday, April 21st, 7:30 pm

303 West 42nd Street, room 312.

Sachal Vasandani and I will be performing music for voice and piano, originals and standards. Sachal is wonderful unclassifiable musician, I’m really looking forward to playing with him in this duo setting.

The concert is at 8, with wine and snacks at 7:30. Seating is limited so please RSVP. Suggested donation $20

03.17.16 - Studio 312 March 17th, 2016

The fourth concert of the Studio 312 Third Thursdays series is coming up, Thursday, March 17th, 7:30 pm.

303 West 42nd Street, room 312.

I\'ll be playing a solo recital, music from around the world, compositions by Scott Joplin, Ernesto Nazareth, Ernesto Lecuona, George Gershwin, Bela Bartok, and yours truly Neal Kirkwood.

The concert is at 8, with wine and snacks at 7:30. Seating is limited so please RSVP.

Hope to see you there!

02.18.16 - Studio 312, February 18th, 2016

Studio 312 Third Thursday series continues with Gorilla, My Love: Harry Mann and Neal Kirkwood performing at Studio 312, this Thursday, Feb. 18th, 7:30 pm. 303 West 42nd St. room 312. Seating limited, please RSVP. Hope you can join us!

01.19.16 - Studio 312, Thursday January 21st, 7:30 pm

The second concert of the Studio 312 series is this Thursday, January 21st, 7:30 pm.

303 West 42nd Street, room 312.

Tim Harrison and I will be performing works for piano four hands, flute and piano, and vibes and piano. Jazz, classical, and beyond.

Program:
Sonata for Flute and Piano Bach
Blues for Orley Harrison
Three Dances for Four Hands Kirkwood
Autumn Left Kirkwood
Tunes TBA

The concert is at 8, with wine and snacks at 7:30. Seating is limited so please RSVP.

01.12.16 - Neal Kirkwood Trio and Chorus

Coming up this Friday January 15th, 7pm, Third Street Music School, 235 East 11th St. NYC.

Five Choruses from Mexico City Blues, settings of Jack Kerouac's poems for jazz chorus and trio, Three Rumi Songs for chorus, and music for jazz trio.

Free admission!

Neal Kirkwood, piano/composer; Lindsey Horner, bass; and Lieven Venken, drums.

The Kerouac Chorus:

Maggie Rineman, Rose Lapp, Karen Devine- sopranos
Rose Hogan, Emily Whitaker, Dee McMillen - altos
Matt Asti, Tim Harrison, John Justin - tenors
Mack Brandon, Rob McFeydan, Jose Pietri – basses

12.11.15 - Studio 312 “THIRD THURSDAYS” Concert Series starts this Thursday!

Neal Kirkwood's Studio 312 “THIRD THURSDAYS" Concert Series
Intimate Evenings of Jazz and Classical Presentations

7:30-8:00 Wine and snacks
8:00 Music starts

12/17 Ben Goldberg, Neal Kirkwood and Kirk Knuffke Trio
01/21 Tim Harrison, piano and flute; Neal Kirkwood, piano and vibes
02/17 Gorilla, My Love - Harry Mann, sax; Neal Kirkwood, piano; Richard Lewis, poet
03/17 Neal Kirkwood, solo piano
04/21 TBA
05/19 TBA

3rd Thursday of Every Month

Seating is limited to 20 people, RSVP required
$20 per seat

12.02.15 - Sinatra at 100, December 3-6 at the Jazz Standard

Sinatra at 100, From Vegas to New York: Basie, Duke, & Riddle with The All-Star O'Rourkestra directed by David O'Rourke

The Sinatra at 100 show is this Thursday through Sunday Dec. 3-6 at the Jazz Standard,
show times 7:30 and 9:30.

Jazz Standard
116 E 27th St, New York, NY 10016
(212) 576-2232

Looking forward to this gig- great singer, great band, great charts!

Sachal Vasandani – vocals

Tim Ries, Bobby LaVell, David Lee Jones, Jonathan Ragonese, Doug DeHays – saxophones & woodwinds

Greg Gisbert, Jeremy Pelt, Phillip Harper, Dylan Canterbury – trumpets

Ryan Keberle, Clark Gayton, Paul Dunlea, James Borowski – trombones

Neal Kirkwood – piano

Peter Bernstein – guitar

Peter Washington – bass

Lewis Nash – drums

11.22.15 - Neal Kirkwood Studio 312 "THIRD THURSDAYS" Concert Series

Neal Kirkwood's Studio 312 “THIRD THURSDAYS" Concert Series
Intimate Evenings of Jazz and Classical Presentations

7:30-8:00 Wine and snacks
8:00 Music starts

12/17 Ben Goldberg, Neal Kirkwood and Kirk Knuffke Trio
01/21 Tim Harrison, piano and flute; Neal Kirkwood, piano and vibes
02/17 Gorilla, My Love - Harry Mann, sax; Neal Kirkwood, piano; Richard Lewis, poet

03/17 Neal Kirkwood, solo piano

04/21 TBA

05/19 TBA

3rd Thursday of Every Month

Seating is limited to 20 people, RSVP required
$20 per seat

09.24.15 - Wordless

Just back from Buenos Aires, performed "Wordless" with Art Spiegelman, music composed by Phillip Johnston. Great band with Mike Hashim and Phillip Johnston on sax, Joe Fiedler on trombone, Dave Hofstra on bass, Michael Sarin on drums and yours truly on piano and melodica.

09.09.15 - Ralph Lee and Mettawee this weekend

Another beautiful inspiring magical fun Ralph Lee and Mettawee River Company production. Please come if you can! Ed Rosenberg and I will be making the music, a great company of actors will make it all happen. Hope to see you there!

Mettawee River Company presents OUT OF THE PAST
Celebrating 40 Years of the Mettawee Journey

In the garden of the Cathedral of St. John the Divine
112th Street and Amsterdam Avenue
September 11, 12 & 13 7:30 pm
Admission: Adults $15; Children & Seniors $7
mettawee.org
Designed & Directed by Ralph Lee
Music Composed by Neal Kirkwood
Costumes by Casey Compton
Choreographic Consultant: Hilary Easton
The Company:
Tanya Dougherty
Kristine Haruna Lee
Stephanie Gallas
Greg Manley
Tom Marion
Rob McFadyen
Jan-Peter Pedross
Musicians – Neal Kirkwood & Ed RosenBerg III

07.08.15 - Ralph Lee

Spending the week in a farmhouse in Washington County, with Ralph Lee and the Mettawee River Company, creating a new show. It will be performed at various outdoor venues upstate and New England, then in the garden of the Cathedral of St. John the Divine September 11,12 and 13. Ralph is an amazing, unclassifiable artist, a true genius!

05.16.15 - Neal Kirkwood Quintet at Smalls Jazz Club, Saturday, May 16th, 7:30 pm

Hope you can make it down to Smalls, this one will be fun! Original music, old and new.

THE NEAL KIRKWOOD QUINTET
@ SMALLS JAZZ CLUB
183 West 10th St., NYC
Saturday, May 16th
7:30 – 10 pm, $20 cover

The Neal Kirkwood Quintet will perform on Saturday, May 16th, 2015, at Smalls Jazz Club. The eponymous quintet is Neal Kirkwood, leader, pianist; Jimmy Cozier, alto sax; Ron Horton, trumpet; Lindsey Horner, bass; and Lieven Venken, drums.

05.10.15 - World premiere

Looking forward to this concert tomorrow!

This program Includes world premieres of new works by Richard Festinger, Neal Kirkwood, Diego Tedesco and Sheree Clement as well as works by Edward Cone and Philip Hurel. Lois Martin & Friends takes place on Sunday, May 10, 2015 at The Tenri Cultural Institute at 5:00 PM. Ms. Martin will be joined by percussionist Mike Truesdell, cellist Caroline Stinson and pianist Molly Morkoski. Tickets are $15 / $10 at the door.

Program

Sheree Clement Viola Trio, world premiere, commissioned by Lois Martin
Edward T. Cone Ostinato, Cadenza & Finale for viola, cello and piano
Philip Hurel Recueil for viola and percussion
Richard Festinger Récit for solo viola, world premiere, written for Lois Martin
Neal Kirkwood Three Boppisms and Four Thinking Songs for viola and marimba,world premiere, written for Lois Martin
Diego Tedesco Divertimento, world premiere, written for Lois Martin

04.14.15 - Composition Seminar with Neal Kirkwood, summer sessions

Times Square New York
International Jazz Composition Seminar
Led by Composer Neal Kirkwood

Session I June 15 - June 18
Session II July 13 - July 16
Session III August 10- August 13
Classes meet daily Monday through Thursdays, 6-8 pm.
US $300 per person.

Composer Neal Kirkwood will be leading a one week intensive seminar in compositional techniques, strategies and concepts. The course of study is designed to expand and liberate the sonic vision of jazz-oriented composers wishing to go \"beyond tunes.\"

Through analysis of scores by composers from different styles and genres, this seminar will explore compositional techniques and tools. Kirkwood will share his unique perspective, with his experience in jazz, classical and theater composition.

Class size is limited. Each participating composer is encouraged to bring one work-in-progress to develop and share during the sessions.

Monday and Tuesday will focus on harmony and form.
Wednesday and Thursday will look at orchestration and consider aspects of improvisation

Please send sample score (excerpts are fine) and indicate which session you are interested in attending to:
Neal Kirkwood
e-mail nealkirkwood@gmail.com

02.08.15 - Neal Kirkwood Quintet at Somethin' Jazz Club, Monday, March 2nd, 7pm

The Neal Kirkwood Quintet will be performing Monday March 2nd, 7pm, at Somethin' Jazz Club. Jimmy Cozier on sax, Ron Horton on trumpet, Lindsey Horner on bass, Lieven Venken on drums and Neal Kirkwood, piano.

212 East 52nd Street, 3rd Floor (between 2nd and 3rd Avenues) New York, NY 212 371-7657 Subway: E/M to 53rd St stop or 6 to 51st St. stop. $12 cover.

01.14.15 - Neal Kirkwood Quartet at Third Street Music School, Friday, January 23rd, 7pm

The Neal Kirkwood Quartet will be performing Neal Kirkwood’s original compositions at the Third Street Music School, Friday, January 23th at 7 pm. Admission is free.

This concert will feature Neal Kirkwood, piano, with Jimmy Cozier, saxophone, Lieven Venken, drums and Lindsey Horner on bass.

Third Street Music School is at 235 East 11th Street between 2nd and 3rd Avenue. For more information call 212 586-9391.

News Archive 2012/13/14

12.04.14 - The Neal Kirkwood Quartet at Somethin' Jazz Club

Thursday, December 4th, 7-9pm, the Neal Kirkwood Quartet with Neal Kirkwood on piano, Jimmy Cozier on sax, Lindsey Horner on bass and Lieven Venken on drums will be performing at Somethin’ Jazz Club, 212 East 52nd Street, 3rd Floor (between 2nd and 3rd Avenues) New York, NY 212 371-7657 Subway: E/M to 53rd St stop or 6 to 51st St. stop. $12 cover. Mostly original music old and new, some Ellington and a standard or two thrown in for good measure.

06.04.14 - Upcoming Events

September 12-14, 7:30 pm, The Dancing Fox, presented by Mettawee River Company, in the garden of the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, 112th St. and Amsterdam Ave. Adults $14, children amd seniors $7. Designed and directed by Ralph Lee, music by Neal Kirkwood in a rare appearance playing the accordion.
If you've never seen a Ralph Lee event, check it out, the man is a genius.

Friday, Sept. 19th, 7-9 pm, The Neal Kirkwood Quartet with Jimmy Cozier on sax, Lindsey Horner on bass and Lieven Venken on drums will be performing at Somethin’ Jazz Club, 212 East 52nd Street, 3rd Floor (between 2nd and 3rd Avenues) New York, NY 212 371-7657 Subway: E/M to 53rd St stop or 6 to 51st St. stop. $12 cover. We'll be playing original music new and old, and some rarely played pieces by Ellington and Strayhorn, and maybe a standard or two.

03.07.14 - Neal Kirkwood Big Band at the Tea Lounge

The Neal Kirkwood Big Band will be performing Monday March 10th at the Tea Lounge in Brooklyn. Sets are at 8 and 9:30. We’ll be playing my original compositions, including a brand new arrangement called The Return. Please come out and hear this band, we don’t play very often, and it’s always exciting to hear a band like this performing live.

And what a band!

Saxes: Peter Brainin, Mike Cohen, Patience Higgins, Matt Hong and Dave Rieckenberg
Trumpets: Andy Gravish, Ron Horton, Chris Rogers and David Smith
Trombones: Art Baron, Curtis Fowlkes, Danny Hall and James Rogers
Rhythm Section: Rob Garcia, drums; Diana Herold, vibes; Aidan O’Donnell, bass and yours truly on piano

01.04.14 - Neal Kirkwood and Friends at the Third Street Music School

Neal Kirkwood and Friends will be performing Kirkwood’s original compositions at the Third Street Music School, Friday

The concert will feature solo piano, trio with Lieven Venken on drums, and Lindsey Horner on bass, special guest saxophonists Jimmy Cozier, Rob Sudduth, Ryan Park-Chan and Harry Mann, plus the a vocal quartet with Amy London, Holli Ross, Dylan Pramuk and Tim Harrison performing selections from Kirkwood’s settings of Jack Kerouac’s Mexico City Blues.

Third Street Music School is at 235 East 11th Street between 2nd and 3rd Avenue. For more information call 212 586-9391.

10.19.13 - Neal Kirkwood Big Band at the Tae Lounge

The Neal Kirkwood Big Band will be appearing at the Tea Lounge, Monday, October 28th at 9 pm.

This 17-piece jazz band will play Kirkwood's original music, both new and old, including a couple of excerpts from Mexico City Blues (inspired by Jack Kerouac's poetry) and Jim Knew (a tribute to Brooklyn playwright and friend
Jim Neu.)

Hope to see you there.

The Tea Lounge, 837 Union St., Park Slope, Brooklyn. 718 789-2762

The band:

Saxes- Jimmy Cozier, Bruce Williamson, Adam Kolker, Mike Cohen, Patience Higgins

Trumpets- Ron Horton, Andy Gravish, John Eckert, Irvin Grossman

Trombones- Sam Burtis, Curtis Fowlkes, Danny Hall, Jennifer Wharton

Rhythm section- Diana Herold, vibes; Aidan O'Donnell, bass; Allison Miller, drums; Neal Kirkwood, piano

06.21.13 - Neal Kirkwood Big Band at the Tea Lounge

The Neal Kirkwood Big Band
Mon. March 11th
Sets @ 9 & 10:30 PM
The Tea Lounge
837 Union St
Park Slope, Brooklyn, NY 11215
(718) 789-2762

The Neal Kirkwood Big Band makes their debut appearance at the Tea Lounge, Monday March 11th, 9 pm

Pianist and composer Neal Kirkwood's 17-piece big band performs performs Kirkwood's book of adventurous, eclectic, mysterious and swinging compositions, including the premiere of What Satie Sees Strolling Ruefully and excerpts from Kirkwood's suite "The Future of Futurism".

Kirkwood's music is a product of his experiences in jazz, classical music and theater. He has a fascination for texture and the sonorous implications of large groups of tonally divergent instruments. He also explores the variations of formal structures possible in the context of this large ensemble.

The band:

Saxes: Dan Block, Jimmy Cozier, Patience Higgins, Adam Kolker, Mike McGuiness

Trombones: Art Baron, Sam Burtis, Danny Hall

Trumpets: Andy Gravish, Miki Hirose,Matt Holman

Rhythm section: Neal Kirkwood, vibes and marimba, Diana Herold, vibes and marimba, Aidan O'Donnell, bass, Lieven Venken, drums

05.13.13 - Composition Seminar with Neal Kirkwood, summer sessions

Special Summer Session
Composition Workshop
Led by Composer Neal Kirkwood

New York composer Neal Kirkwood will be leading a two-week seminar in compositional techniques, strategies and concepts. The course of study is designed to expand
and liberate the sonic vision of jazz-oriented composers wishing to go "beyond tunes."

Through analysis of scores by composers from different styles and genres, this seminar will explore compositional techniques and tools. Kirkwood will share his unique perspective, with his experience in jazz, classical and theater composition.
     
Class size is limited. Each participating composer should bring one work-in-progress to develop and share during the session.

Three two--week sessions are offered:
Session I     June 25 - July 3
Session II   July 16 - July 25
Session III July 30- August 8

Classes meet twice a week, Tuesdays and Thursdays (except July 4) 7-9 pm.

Week 1 will focus on harmony and form.
Week 2 will look at orchestration and consider aspects of improvisation

US $300 per person.  

Please send sample score (excerpts are fine) and indicate which session you are interested in attending to:
Neal Kirkwood
e-mail nealkirkwood@gmail.com

03.29.13 - Neal Kirkwood Trio and Chorus, Third Street Music School

Composer and pianist Neal Kirkwood will be performing his original music with his trio and 16-voice chorus at the Third Street Music School, 235 East 11th St. New York City, Friday April 5th 7 PM.

This springtime concert will feature Kirkwood's recently composed song cycle "Ruminations," musical settings of poems by the mystical Persian poet Rumi, for 16-voice jazz chorus and jazz sextet. It will be performed by Afterhours Jazz Vocal Ensemble from Kutztown University in Pennsylvania. Kirkwood will also be performing with his trio featuring Lindsey Horner on bass and Allison Miller on drums.

03.04.13 - Neal Kirkwood Big Band at the Tea Lounge

The Neal Kirkwood Big Band
Mon. July 22nd
Sets @ 9 & 10:30 PM
The Tea Lounge
837 Union St
Park Slope, Brooklyn, NY 11215
(718) 789-2762

The Neal Kirkwood Big Band wii perform at the Tea Lounge, Monday March 11th, 9 pm

Pianist and composer Neal Kirkwood's 17-piece big band performs performs Kirkwood's book of adventurous, eclectic, mysterious and swinging compositions, including a premiere of What Satie Sees Strolling Ruefully and excerpts from Kirkwood's suite "The Future of Futurism".

Kirkwood's music is a product of his experiences in jazz, classical music and theater. He has a fascination for texture and the sonorous implications of large groups of tonally divergent instruments. He also explores the variations of formal structures possible in the context of this large ensemble.

The band:

Saxes: Dan Block, Jimmy Cozier, Patience Higgins, Adam Kolker, Mike McGuiness

Trombones: Art Baron, Sam Burtis

Trumpets: Andy Gravish, Miki Hirose, Matt Holman

Rhythm section: Neal Kirkwood, vibes and marimba, Diana Herold, vibes and marimba, Aidan O'Donnell, bass, Lieven Venken, drums

03.29.12 - THE NEAL KIRKWOOD OCTET At SMALLS JAZZ CLUB

SATURDAY, APRIL 7th, 7:30 pm 183 West 10th St., NYC SATURDAY, APRIL 7th 7:30 pm, $20 cover Hi friends, The Neal Kirkwood Octet revs up for another evening of rambunctious and ambitious jazz. Saturday April 7th at 7:30 pm, Smalls Jazz Club. The line-up: Neal Kirkwood, piano; Jimmy Cozier, sax; Jed Levy, sax; Vincent Chancey, French horn; Jack Walrath, trumpet; Corey King, trombone; Lindsey Horner, bass; and Jeff Brillinger, drums. $20 gets you in for the whole eve.

The Neal Kirkwood Octet revs up for another evening of rambunctious and ambitious jazz. Saturday April 7th at 7:30 pm, Smalls Jazz Club.183 West 10th St., NYC, 7:30 pm, $20 coverThe line-up: Neal Kirkwood, piano; Jimmy Cozier, sax; Jed Levy, sax; Vincent Chancey, French horn; Jack Walrath, trumpet; Corey King, trombone; Lindsey Horner, bass; and Jeff Brillinger, drums. $20 gets you in for the whole evening.

02.04.12 - Gorilla, My Love and Beat Suite at the Bowery Poetry Club

Sunday, February 12th, 7 pm, at thr Bowery Poetry Club, Bowery between Bleeker and Houston. $10 cover

Gorilla, My Love with Harry Mann and Neal Kirkwood

Beat Suite, a song cycle by Neal Kirkwood

Dee Mcmillen, vocals
Matt Asti, vocals
Tim Harrison, flute, piano and vocals
Lindsey Horner, bass
Allison Miller, drums
Neal Kirkwood, piano and vibes