485 Dean Street
Brooklyn, New York 11217

Fri 6/20
8:00 The E.R.A. CD Release Show: "The E.R.A. is a most talented collective of individuals that shouldn't be ignored, since their time has certainly come." - BLG Downtown Music Gallery. Two sets of composed and improvised music. (9pm) The E.R.A. is a septet consisting of Jonathan Moritz and Marcus Cummins (saxophones), Ryan Snow (trombone), Chris Welcome (guitar, cello), Shayna Dulberger (bass), John McLellan and Juan Pablo Carletti (drums). The band has been performing since the summer of 2007 and recently released their first album simply titled "Introducing The E.R.A." Their music includes unique compositions by Welcome, McLellan, Moritz and Dulberger exploring forms and textures. The opening band (8pm) will be a quartet of some of New York's most inventive players, featuring Chris DiMeglio (trumpet), Jonas Labhart (alto/tenor sax), Tom Zlabinger (bass), Dave Miller (drums).

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Added by bass83 on June 12, 2008



"The E.R.A. is one of the more promising new local jazz ensembles we’ve heard recently. On its debut, Introducing the E.R.A., the septet—including saxist Jonathan Moritz, guitarist Chris Welcome, bassist Shayna Dulberger and drummer John McLellan—establishes itself as a band committed to tight yet breathable arrangements. All four players contribute tunes, ensuring a diverse program, which can suggest either a queasy crawl (“Romans 10:9”) or a nimble prance (“Year of the Pig”)." Time Out New York

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