1017 7th St., NW
Washington, D.C., District of Columbia 20001

Locksmith Isadore is an improvising trio, formed last year for a one-off performance at Tonic in New York City. Bass Clarinetist Jason Stein joined up with cellist Kevin Davis (both from Chicago) and drummer Mike Pride (from New York). The results convinced them to keep working as a trio.. and here we are. Bass Clarinet, Cello, Drums. Sounds like a jazz trio, no? Jason Stein is a young player who has quickly established himself in Chicago's fertile improv scene. He is a member of Ken Vandermark's "Bridge 61" and has played with many impressive people. Kevin Davis has a degree in composition, and merges his compositional skills with his interest in free improvisation. Mike Pride (drums) has a resume that reads like a who's who of New York City improvisers. If you really want to know, here's a partial list: Karen Borca, Tyondai Braxton, Anthony Braxton, Califone, Daniel Carter, Eugene Chadbourne, Andrew d'Angelo, Jim Denley, Ernesto Diaz-Infante, Trevor Dunn, Brandon Evans, Ken Filiano, Michael Formanek, Chris Forsyth, Marc Gartman, Milford Graves, Curtis Hasselbring, Mark Helias, Fred Hess, Vijay Iyer, Haino Keiji's FUSHITSUSHA, Briggan Krauss, Frank Lowe, Mat Maneri, punk-rock legends MDC (Millions Of Dead Cops), Tony Malaby, Sabir Mateen, Jackson Moore, Butch Morris, Darla recording artists Pale Horse & Rider and Aarktica, William Parker, Matana Roberts, Perry Robinson, Jamie Saft, Sonny Simmons, Chris Speed, Steve Swell, Cuong Vu, Matthew Welch, Nate Wooley, Jack Wright & Otomo Yoshihide.

The DC Improvisers Collective (DCIC) is a trio exploring the intersection of jazz, contemporary composition and experimental music. Their current lineup features Ben Azzara (drums), Jonathan Matis (guitar), and Mike Sebastian (reeds). These musicians come together from diverse backgrounds, bringing experience from performing in rock bands and jazz groups, as well as post-classical composition. With ears wide open, they craft intricate compositions on the fly. Although the common metaphor for group improvisation often seems to be conversation, this metaphor fails to capture the true real-time, simultaneous collaboration that fuels the work. Equal parts tightrope act and group meditation, the ensemble explores the fertile territory of surprise just beyond the boundary where words fail.

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Added by j_matis on March 14, 2007

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