About This Event
Doors Open:11:00 PM
Show Time:11:15 PM
This is a general admission, standing event.
Born in São Paulo, Brazil, Cyro Baptista arrived in the U.S. in 1980 with a scholarship to the Woodstock-based Creative Music Studio. During the ’70- and ’80′s, the Woodstock-based Creative Music Studio was considered the premier study center for contemporary creative music and is credited as the birthplace of world jazz – the improvisational and compositional expansion of the world’s musical traditions. Founded in 1971 by Karl Berger, Ingrid Sertso and Ornette Coleman, CMS brought together leading innovators in the jazz and world music communities. After his time at CMS, Cyro moved to New York City where he started his career on the streets of lower Manhattan. He has since emerged as one of the premier percussionists in the country. Coinciding with the rise in the public’s interest of world music, Cyro has recorded and toured with some of music’s most popular names. His mastery of Brazilian percussion and his numerous homemade instruments, have catapulted him into world renown. In short, if you’ve listened to the radio in the past 30 years, chances are you have heard Cyro’s caxixi, pandeiro or one of his (now famous) homemade instruments.
Cyro’s credits read like a “Who’s Who” of modern music. He has toured extensively with Yo-Yo Ma’s Brazil Project, Trey Anastasio’s Band (of Phish), John Zorn’s Electric Masada, Herbie Hancock’s Grammy award-winning “Gershwin’s World”, Sting and Paul Simon’s “Rhythm of the Saints”. Other artists Cyro Baptista has performed and recorded with include David Byrne, Kathleen Battle, Gato Barbieri, Dr. John, Brian Eno, Robert Palmer, Melissa Etheridge, Laurie Anderson, John Zorn, James Taylor, Carly Simon, Michael Tilson Thomas, Daniel Barenboin, Bobby McFerrin, Wynton Marsalis, Medeski Martin & Wood, Spyro Gyra, Jay-Z, Snoop Dogg, and Santana.
Leader Eyal Maoz was born in Israel and started to explore music at a very early age. He led the celebrated Lemon Juice Quartet and performed regularly at the Red Sea International Jazz Festival. Maoz’s notorious one-of-a-kind approach to composition, transposed for this seasoned ensemble, brings Edom into the much-too-rarely visited junction of instrumental pop, jazz and avant-garde. The group includes “downtown music” veterans such as: Brian Marsella (Cyro Baptista, Matisyahu) – a master of the Hammond B3 organ and extreme synthesizers. Shanir Blumenkranz, who is featured on over twenty-five releases in the Tzadik catalog, and has participated in many of John Zorn’s own recordings. And drummer Yuval Lion of Pink Noise and Pharoah’s Daughter! Adding the blistering guitar work of Eyal Maoz, an astonishing composer and guitarist, and a guest guitarist in John Zorn’s Cobra, the sonic capabilities of Edom reach radical high points.
Edom’s newest album, Hope and Destruction is a mythically shaped apocalyptic tale pierced with bursts of sunlight; it deals with either themes or questions that arise from the study of the Jewish spirituality and history. It emotes the stories of pain and strength, devastation and joy, loneliness and celebration. Where Avant-Garde meets New Wave, and echoes of Joy Division are counter posed with Zorn’s Electric Masada, begins the rocking odyssey of Edom.
Todd Clouser is a Baja, Mexico-based guitarist whose genre-defying compositions and passionate live performances have earned the praise of musicians, critics, and lovers of jazz and rock alike. His newest full-length release Todd Clouser’s A Love Electric, released February 1, 2011 on indie jazz tastemaker label Ropeadope, is an intuitive blend of 70′s rock, Curtis Mayfield groove, and modern jazz, featuring eleven original compositions and two covers: Harry Nilsson’s “One” and Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah.”
Having risen from a small club act to being signed by The Royal Potato Family (Garage A Trois, Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey) in just one year, guitarist Todd Clouser is widely gaining recognition as an artist emerging into the international creative music conscience. His performance credits include stints with Keb Mo, tours with downtown trumpet legend Steven Bernstein, and Cyro Baptista. Clouser was selected by the New Music Seminar/New York Music Festival as one of 100 “Artists on the Verge.”
Todd Clouser’s A Love Electric comes with the tomorrow of creative music, descending from the lineage of jazz, 70s’ rock icons, and flourishes of avant lyricism. A Love Electric has an unmistakable patent on its genre-defying approach to song and performance, delivered with an energy described as “illuminating” (Time Out Barcelona) and “infectious” (Minn Public Radio). The wildly engaging live show has taken A Love Electric to stages from Barcelona to Kuumbwa Jazz Center in Santa Cruz, CA to Jazz Dock in Prague, Czech Republic to Rockwood Music Hall in New York City.
In 2012, Clouser is releasing a series of three album releases, two of which are already available: 20th Century Folk Selections is a collection of Clouser’s interpretations of songs ranging from Lou Reed to Pearl Jam to Malvina Reynolds, while Entre is a recording of new original material, including standouts like “Have You Fell In Love In Paris” and “Unbreak The Morning.”