Past Events

June 3, 2017 10:30 PM

VISION FESTIVAL FINALE

Judson Memorial Church

55 Washington Square S, New York, NY 10012

SONGS FOR A FREE WORLD

Directed by Patricia Nicholson
Compositions by Oliver Lake and William Parker
Live Video Art:
Bill Mazza
Dancers: Patricia Nicholson, Miriam Parker, Jason Jordan
Voices: Fay Victor, Amirtha Kidambi, Lisa Sokolov, Andrea Wolper, Jean Carla Rodea
Strings: Melanie Dyer, Jean Cook, Gwen Laster, Brandon Lopez
Reeds: Oliver Lake, Abraham Mennen, Lee Odom, Ras Moshe, Dave Sewelson, Karen Borca
Horns: Vincent Chancey, Jaimie Branch
Rhythm Section: Cooper-Moore, Hamid Drake, William Parker, Dan Kurfirst

May 21, 2017 5 PM

Nick Lyons/Adam Caine/Dan Kurfirst

Kensington Improvisers Collective

 

659 e.2nd St Brooklyn NY

Nick Lyons – Alto Saxophone

Adam Caine – Guitar/Bass

Dan Kurfirst – Drums/Percussion

Reservations: https://artery.is/showcases/house_show_26_kurfirst_lyons_caine_juan_pablo_carletti

May 5, 2017 8 PM

Ras Unit

Alwan For The Arts

16 Beaver St.

NY, NY

The Ras Unit

Ras Moshe-Burnett – tenor sax, soprano sax, and flutes;

Bill Cole-Sona, hojok, piri, nagaswarm, didjeridu

Larry Roland – bass

Dan Kurfirst – percussion

April 26, 2017 8:00 PM

Dan Kurfirst Spheric Sound Unit

Art Cafe

884 Pacific Street Brooklyn, NY

 

Kane Mathis – Kora/Oud

Gabriel Marin – Fretless Electric Guitar

Michael Gam – Electric Bass

Abraham Mennen – Reeds

Dan Kurfirst – Drums/Compositions

April 8, 2017 7:30 PM

Adam Rudolph Go! Organic Orchestra

Brooklyn Conservatory Of Music

58 7th Ave Brooklyn NY

April 3rd, 2017 8:00 PM

Ken Shoji’s Mental Scenery

Rockwood Music Hall

196 Allen St NYC

Kensuke Shoji – Violin
Fima Chupakhin – Piano
Dan Kurfirst – Percussion
Ran Livneh – Bass
Shiva Goshal – Tabla

March 26, 2017 7:00 PM

Nashaz

Barbes

376 9th Street Brooklyn, NY

 

Brian Prunka – Oud/Compositions

Matt Darriau – Reeds

Kenny Warren – Trumpet

John Murchison – Bass

Dan Kurfirst – Drums/Percussion

March 25, 2017 8:00 PM

Adam Rudolph Go! Organic Orchestra

Brooklyn Conservatory Of Music

58 7th Ave Brooklyn NY

March 24, 2017 8:00 PM

Ras Moshe Music Now! Unit

388 Atlantic Ave Brooklyn, NY

March 15, 2017 8:00 PM

Bunna Cafe

1084 Flushing Ave, Brooklyn, NY

Tomchess – Oud/Ney, Dan Kurfirst – Percussion

Mar 9, 2017 10:00 PM

Barbes

376 9th St Brooklyn, NY

Matt Darriau – Reeds
Brian Brunka – Oud, Guitar
Rufus Cappadocia – Cello
Dan Kurfirst – Drumset/Percussion

Mar 2, 2017 7:00 PM

Marlboro College

Marlboro, VT

No-land Bands is a series of four concerts of improvised music. Each event will be dedicated to stories of one city in the Middle East. There will be at least two performers with Middle Eastern instruments who are familiar with the music of the area and will define the main theme of the performance. The themes will be free melodic interpretations of known traditional motifs or tunes from that area.

The musical experience will be accompanied by a visual journey as well. We will be working with visual artists to produce video art installation which will be projected on a screen during the show. The video art will be inspired by the city that will be be presented in the Middle East. Through this setting, a triangular relationship between audience, musicians and places is being shaped. The musical and visual experience will literally put the audience in those places, transforming  their understanding of a specific geographical location. These short journeys will take away all the abstraction and numbness of what we hear on everyday news , and replace it with a humane and tangible experience.

Feb 25, 2017 8:00 PM

Dergah Al Farah

245 West Broadway NY, NY

1st Set

Dan kurfirst – Percussion, Gabriel Marin – Dutar, Tanbour, Saz, Dombra, et al.

2nd Set

American Sufi Project

Dan Kurfirst – Percussion, Gabriel Marin – Fretless Electric Guitar, John Murchison – Bass, Tomchess – Oud/Ney

Feb 11, 2017 5:00 PM

Children’s Museum Of Manhattan

212 West 83rd Street

Many Tunes, One Melody: Muslim Arts Series

To create the AtoZ Music App for the exhibit America to Zanzibar: Muslim Cultures Near and Far, the Children’s Museum of Manhattan commissioned  six musicians to play instruments representing a range of Muslim communities and geographical locations. Each musician recorded their music separately. When the musical tracks were blended through the app, the results were wonderful, with the melodious combination of sounds surprising even the musicians themselves.

In collaboration with composer Dan Kurfist, the Children’s Museum unites these artists in a series of evening performances designed to bring the AtoZ Music App to life. Join us to explore the cultural aspects of music and embark on a collaborative musical jam session.

Dan Kurfirst (Frame Drum), Tom Chess(Oud/Ney), Gabriel Marin (Jijek)

Feb 10, 2017 7:00 PM

Strand Book Store

828 Broadway NY, NY

Liberation Music: The Role of Jazz Music in Radical Politics of South Africa

A discussion with professor Sean Jacobs followed by musical performance:

Abraham Mennen – Reeds, William Parker – Bass, Kesivan Naidoo – Drums, Dan Kurfirst – Percussion

More Info/Tickets: http://www.thinkolio.org/olios/liberation-music-role-jazz-music-radical-politics-south-africa/

Jan 18, 2017 8:00 PM

Barbes

376 9th St Brooklyn, NY

Kane Mathis Ensemble

Kane Mathis(Oud/Kora), Rich Stein(percussion),  Dan Kurfirst(Percussion), John Murchison(Bass)

Jan 15, 2017 7:00 PM

Spectrum

121 Ludlow Street NY, NY

No-land Bands is a series of four concerts of improvised music. Each event will be dedicated to stories of one city in the Middle East. There will be at least two performers with Middle Eastern instruments who are familiar with the music of the area and will define the main theme of the performance. The themes will be free melodic interpretations of known traditional motifs or tunes from that area.

The musical experience will be accompanied by a visual journey as well. We will be working with visual artists to produce video art installation which will be projected on a screen during the show. The video art will be inspired by the city that will be be presented in the Middle East. Through this setting, a triangular relationship between audience, musicians and places is being shaped. The musical and visual experience will literally put the audience in those places, transforming  their understanding of a specific geographical location. These short journeys will take away all the abstraction and numbness of what we hear on everyday news , and replace it with a humane and tangible experience.

Jan 14, 2017 5:00 PM

Children’s Museum Of Manhattan

212 West 83rd Street

Many Tunes, One Melody: Muslim Arts Series

To create the AtoZ Music App for the exhibit America to Zanzibar: Muslim Cultures Near and Far, the Children’s Museum of Manhattan commissioned  six musicians to play instruments representing a range of Muslim communities and geographical locations. Each musician recorded their music separately. When the musical tracks were blended through the app, the results were wonderful, with the melodious combination of sounds surprising even the musicians themselves.

In collaboration with composer Dan Kurfist, the Children’s Museum unites these artists in a series of evening performances designed to bring the AtoZ Music App to life. Join us to explore the cultural aspects of music and embark on a collaborative musical jam session.

Dan Kurfirst (Frame Drum), Kane Mathis (Kora), Roshni Samlal (Tabla)

Jan 9, 2017 7:00 PM

APAP

Nashaz

(Brian Prunka – Oud/Compositions, John Murchison – Bass, Kenny Warren – Trumpet, Dan Kurfirst – Drums/Percussion)

Jan 5, 2017 7:00 PM

Barbes

376 9th St Brooklyn, NY

Nashaz

(Brian Prunka – Oud/Compositions, John Murchison – Bass, Kenny Warren – Trumpet, Dan Kurfirst – Drums/Percussion)

Dec 20, 2016 7:00 PM

Barbes

376 9th St Brooklyn, NY

Ensemble Fanaa (Daro Behroozi – Reeds, John Murchison- Bass/Gimbri)

December 6 2016, 7 PM

Dixon Place

161 Chrystie St NY, NY

Parijat Desai – Dance, Cicily Daniels – Voice, Dave Ellenbogen – Guitar, Dan Kurfirst – Drumset/Percussion

 

https://www.facebook.com/events/369841540019876/

November 23, 2016 8:00 PM

Bunna Cafe

1084 Flushing Ave, Brooklyn, NY

Tomchess – Oud/Ney, Dan Kurfirst – Percussion

November 18, 2016 4:00 PM

The Uranian Phalenstery

410 Convent Ave Manhattan, NY

A Reading of Khalil Gibran’s The Prophet:

Julian Rozell – Reading, Sakina Garcia- Dance, Tomchess – Oud/Ney, Dan Kurfirst – Percussion

November 16, 2016 8:00 PM

Brooklyn Raga Massive

Kensuke Shoji’s Mental Scenery

Kensuke Shoji – Violin

Fima Chupakhin – Keys

Michael Gam – Bass

Shivalik Ghosal – Tabla

November 11, 2016 6:00 PM

Yoga Soundscape

KULA YOGA PROJECT
28 Warren Street 4th floor
(btwn Church/Broadway in Tribeca, NYC)

Dan Kurfirst-Oud, Frame Drums, Loops – for Yoga Class with Aarona Pichinson

November 9, 2016 8:00 PM

Art Cafe + Bar

884-886 Pacific St, Brooklyn, New York 11238

Tomchess Quartet(Tomchess-Oud/Ney/Morsing,Will McEvoy- Bass, Dan Kurfirst-Hybrid Drumset, Abraham Mennen – Saxophone, Zach Swanson – Bass)

November 5, 2016 8:00 PM

Susan Wagner

216 S Aiken Ave
Pittsburgh, PA

Tomchess’ Bandit Hat Trio w/ Special Guest Mimi Jong(Tomchess-Oud/Ney/Morsing,Will McEvoy- Bass, Dan Kurfirst-Hybrid Drumset, Mimi Jong – Zhong/Erhu)

November 4, 2016 8:00 PM

Kerrytown Concert House

415 North Fourth Avenue
Ann Arbor, MI

Tomchess’  Bandit Hat Trio (Tomchess-Oud/Ney/Morsing,Will McEvoy- Bass, Dan Kurfirst-Hybrid Drumset)

November 3, 2016 7:00 PM

Tomchess Bandit Hat Trio

Mad River Theater
Zanesville, OH

Tomchess – Oud, Ney, Morsing

Will McEvoy – Bass

Dan Kurfirst- Drums/Percussion

October 22, 2016 7:30 PM

Pintagon Art-Club

Danilevskogo Str. 26
Kharkiv, Ukraine

Sarykhalil & Ramazan project 

Elvira Sarykhalil – Vocals

Rasim Ramazanov – Piano

Andrew Arnautov – Bass

October 21, 2016 8:00 PM

House MC – Culture and Education

B. Khmelnitskogo Str. 57b
Kyiv, Ukraine

Sarykhalil & Ramazan project 

Elvira Sarykhalil – Vocals

Rasim Ramazanov – Piano

Andrew Arnautov – Bass

October 11, 2016 7:30 PM

Arts For Art presents: Evolving Raza y Resistencia / Race & Resistance

El Taller Latino Americano
215 East 99 Street, NYC,  btwn 2nd & 3rd Ave.

Gizelxanath & the Afro-Yaqui Music Collective

Gizelxanath – vocals
Benjamin Barson – baritone sax
spiritchild – freedom vocals
Ernesto Villalobos – violin
Quincy Saul – clarinet
Samuel Okoh-Boateng -piano
Kento Iwasaki – koto
Harry Falcone – bass
Dan Kurfirst – drum set & afro-asian percussion

Oct 1, 2016 9:00 PM

Psychlotron

Whitebox Gallery

329 Broome St New York, NY

Daniel Carter – Reeds

Tomchess – Oud

Dan Kurfirst – Drums/Percussion

Zach Swanson – Bass

Sep 29 – Manhattan Inn

11:00 pm

632 Manhattan Ave Brooklyn, NY

Daniel Carter – Reeds

Abraham Mennen – Saxophone

Luke Stewart – Bass

Dan Kurfirst – Drums/Percussion

September 10, 2016 6:00 PM

Barbes

376 9th St Brooklyn, NY

DUUD (Matt Darriau – Reeds, Brian Prunka – Oud, et. al TBA)

September 7, 2016 9:00 PM

Bar Below Rye

247 South 1st Ave., Brooklyn

Ensemble Fanaa (Daro Behroozi – Reeds, John Murchison- Bass/Gimbri)

August 21, 2016 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM

Barbes

376 9th St. (corner of 6th Ave.) Park Slope, Brooklyn

Triple Paste (Eric Pakula – Sax, Katie Down – Flute, Voice, Ukelele, Matt Darriau – Reeds, Arthur Kell – Bass,Rafael D’Lugoff- Piano)

August 14, 2016 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM

Barbes

376 9th St. (corner of 6th Ave.) Park Slope, Brooklyn

Triple Paste (Katie Down – Flute, Voice, Ukelele, Matt Darriau – Reeds, Arthur Kell – Bass and friends)

August 10, 2016 6:00 – 9:00 PM

Rubin Museum Spiral Music Series

150 W 17th St, New York, NY 10011

Duo with Mavrothi Kontanis (oud).

Performing at the base of the museum’s spiral staircase.

http://rubinmuseum.org/events/event/dan-kurfirst-mavrothi-kontanis-08-10-2016

August 8, 2016 9:00 PM

Quinn’s -Beacon NY

330 Main St, Beacon, NY 12508

Tomchess Bandit Hat (Tomchess – Oud/Nay, Kenny Warren – Trumpet, Will McEvoy-Bass)

July 31, 2016 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM

Barbes

376 9th St. (corner of 6th Ave.) Park Slope, Brooklyn

Triple Paste (Katie Down – Flute, Voice, Ukelele, Matt Darriau – Reeds, Arthur Kell – Bass and friends)

July 26, 2016 7:00 PM

Barbes – Brooklyn, NY

376 9th St. (corner of 6th Ave.) Park Slope, Brooklyn

Ensemble Fanaa (Daro Behroozi – Reeds, John Murchison- Bass/Gimbri)

w/ Special Guest Matt Darriau (Reeds)

July 10, 2016 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM

Barbes

376 9th St. (corner of 6th Ave.) Park Slope, Brooklyn

Triple Paste (Katie Down – Flute, Voice, Ukelele, Matt Darriau – Reeds, and friends)

July 7, 2016 7:00 – 9:00 PM

Truth Tellers and Trouble Makers in Paris’ Jazz Age

Quartet with Lucy Yeghiazaryan (vocals), Fima Chupakhin (keys), John Merritt (bass). 

Performing before and after a lecture by professor Charles Riley.

http://classes.thinkolio.org/olios/truth-tellers-and-trouble-makers-paris-jazz-age/

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