Posts Tagged ‘concert’

São Paulo Low Brass Pic

Tuesday, October 21st, 2008

There are quite a few Edwards trombone sections in symphonies around the world. We recently received this photo, taken shortly after the São Paulo Symphony performed the Bartok Concerto for Orchestra. Thanks to Alex for providing the pic!

Sao Paulo Low Brass Section

Brian Allen Goes to Mexico

Monday, August 18th, 2008

Brainkiller Trio is heading back to Mexico this week. Phoenix keyboardist Jacob Koller, Argentinian drummer Hernan Hecht and I will meet in Mexico City, where Hernan is currently based, to play several concerts of our original music. We’ll again be playing for wonderful people in some beautiful venues and enjoying the amazing food. My MySpace page has some videos and sounds from our last Mexico tour.

Brainkiller Trio in Mexico

In the meantime, here is a duo video of Hernan Hecht and me at the Clarion at Brazosport College this past April. This particular one starts with me on the Atari and then moving the trombone for the second half.

I have also again composed several pieces, inluding two bass trombone pieces, and produced recordings of the Texas All State Jazz Audition Etudes. Check if you’d like to order yourself a copy of the recordings. This year, I’m offering all of them as MP3 downloads.

Posaune Decouple Honors Glenn Dodson

Thursday, May 8th, 2008

Posaune Decouple is an ensemble of predominantly trombonists from the Curtis Institutes Alumni and teaching ranks. This ensemble will perform a concert in honor of Glenn Dodson (1931-2007) on May 11, 2008 at 3:00 p.m.

This concert will be inside the Glencairn Museum located in Bryn Athyn, Pennsylvania.

The program will feature a premiere by composer Eric Ewazen led by Edwards’ artist Joseph Alessi (New York Philharmonic).

The concert will also include the following artists:
Mark H. Lawrence (Edwards Artist, formerly of San Francisco Symphony)
Carl Lenthe (Edwards Artist, formely of Bamberg Symphony- Germany)
Nitzan Haroz (Edwards Artist, Philadelphia Orchestra)
Matthew Vaughn (Philadelphia Orchestra)
Eric Carlson (Edwards Artist, Philadelphia Orchestra)
Christopher Dudley (Baltimore Symphony Orchestra)
Richard Stout (The Cleveland Orchestra)
Jim Nova (Utah Symphony Orchestra)
M. Dee Stewart (Indiana University)
Blair Bollinger (Edwards Artist, Philadelphia Orchestra)
Darrin C. Milling (Edwards Artist, São Paulo State Symphony Orchestra- Brazil).

Dave Taylor: February 27 Performance

Tuesday, February 26th, 2008

David Taylor, Bass Trombone
Adam Holzman and Michael Holober, Piano and Keyboards
Belle Ehresmann, Beat Box

On February 27, 2008, the Lyric Chamber Music Society of New York is pleased to present bass trombone virtuoso David Taylor and Friends in a special autobiographical concert entitled “To the Distant Beloved.” The program, another of the Lyric’s special CHAMZZ offerings, follows Taylor’s musical explorations from Brooklyn to Vienna in a unique blend of jazz and classical repertoire.

The musical range of award-winning musician David Taylor extends from Bachian piety to Yiddish irony, from the idealism of Charles Ives to the hipster nihilism of Lenny Bruce. Inspired by his travels, and his exploration of jazz while at Juilliard, Taylor’s music represents the spirit of improvisation and risk as opposed to conservatory notions of perfection.

The program will showcase the unique sounds of the relatively unknown bass trombone, which Taylor calls a “darkly sparkling instrument.” Taylor has put together a suite of Schubert songs and French music by Ravel, Milhaud, and others. He has also developed a suite combining the music of the Vienna Secession, such as Berg and Schoenberg, with the jazz of Mingus and Carla Brey. Called “A Belle E Golden Hue,” it celebrates his parents’ devoted marriage of sixty years.

Taylor will be joined by Adam Holzman and Michael Holober on piano and keyboards, and Belle Ehresmann on beat box.

In this, as in all concerts at the Lyric, the musicians will speak about the history and background of the music during the evening.And also, as always, a light reception with the artists will follow the concert.
Reception with artists following concert
included in ticket price $45

For more info call Carlos:
(212) 366-6900 x 206

Student Tickets $15
For tickets call Ticket Central:
(212) 279-4200

Programs and Artists subject to change

Jim Pugh Sighted in North Texas

Wednesday, November 14th, 2007

Jim Pugh was recently sighted playing with Eijiro Nakagawa at University of North Texas in Denton. This duo has taken the trombone world by storm; if you haven’t heard them, be sure to purchase one of their CDs or catch a live concert.

During their stint in North Texas they had the luxury of traveling with Captain James T. Kirk and Professor Steve Wiest. Hopefully intergalactic travel is much nicer than the airlines I have to use.

Ejiro, Jim, Kirk and Steve

Brainkiller in Mexico

Monday, November 12th, 2007

Brainkiller Tour
Hello friends,

Brainkiller, my duo with Phoenix pianist Jacob Koller, is teaming up with Argentinian drummer Hernan Hecht for a trio tour in the Mexico City area next week. Here are the details:

Brian Allen_Trombone+FX . Jacob Koller_Rhodes+FX . Hernan Hecht_Drums+FX

November 13
Casa Hilvana, Colima 378, Planta Alta, Col Roma
$50, 21:00

November 14
Cafe ES3
Sor Juana Ines de La cruz, Tlanepantla

November 15
Rojo Vivo Bar, Toluca

November 16
Jazzatlan, Morelos 419
Esquina 6 Norte
San Pedro, Cholula

November 17
Coyoacan Jazz Fest

For more information:

There are some recent Brainkiller duo (acoustic trombone and piano) videos from a great performance hall in Lake Jackson, TX called The Clarion:

…and videos from my September Southwest US duo tour with Hernan:

Hernan and I use a lot of electronic effects in this duo. I am also playing melodica, Atari 2600 and other things.

Thanks for your support!

Brian Allen