Honey Ear Trio is the new incarnation of Brooklyn NY based and long time musical cohorts Erik Lawrence, Rene Hart and Allison Miller. Together, these three passionate musicians approach the music with a sense of playfulness and elasticity. Honey Ear Trio creatively fuses the acoustic sound of a traditional saxophone trio with modern electronics derived from Hart's manipulation of his acoustic bass sound. They also explore mixing multiple genres (jazz, rock, soul, folk) while bending, stretching, and decompressing the rhythmic and harmonic characteristics of the music. Erik, Rene and Allison have performed as a core group in larger ensembles with Steven Bernstein, David Amram, John Medeski and the poet Robert Pinsky. They also draw upon their wide ranging experience as sidemen and featured artists with Sonny Sharrock, Levon Helm, Marty Ehrlich, Don Braden, James Hunter, Allen Toussaint, Ani DiFranco, Dr. Lonnie Smith, Martin Medeski and Wood, Bilal, Bob Dylan, Brandi Carlile, Branford Marsalis, Trey Anastasio and Anat Fort. The debut Honey Ear Trio recording, Steampunk Serenade, will be released March of 2011.
Bassist/composer/producer Todd Sickafoose has been called a "captivating improviser, imaginative composer and master of collaboration." (San Francisco Chronicle) His band, Tiny Resistors, is a marvel of musical crossbreeding, pairing indie-rock muscle and whimsy with the extended forms, timbres and sophistication of a jazz orchestra. Sickafoose, a Bay Area native and longtime side person and duo-mate of Ani DiFranco, has assembled for this evening a uniquely acoustic cross-coastal band that includes some of jazz and new music's most versatile musicians, including harpist Zeena Parkins and trumpeter Ara Anderson.
Official Website: http://www.142throckmortontheatre.org
Added by cmargaritafranco on March 28, 2012