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Fall Into Winter, a music festival

happylucky no.1 presented three evenings of contemporary and new music programming curated by Bogdan Benigar. 


Benigar brought together an eclectic group of musicians for performances at happylucky no.1: Zeena Parkins & Brian Chase (the Yeah Yeah Yeahs), Sofia Rei Trio, Igor Lumpert & Forma Viva, Jessica Pavone, Jamie Saft Project, and Reut Regev's R*time, and Causing a Tiger (Carla Kihlstedt, Mathias Bossi & Shahzad Ismaily). 


This stylistically diverse selection of artists represents elements of avant jazz, improvisation, funk, experimental and folk music, with sources of inspiration ranging from Heavy Metal to South Indian drumming, Haitian rhythm, dreams and Borges.



November 30
7 pm: Zeena Parkins & Brian Chase; Zeena Parkins (- el. Harp); Brian Chase (drums)
9 pm: Sofia Rei Trio; Sofia Rei - vocals, charango; JC Maillard - saz bass, guitar; Franco PInna, drums, percussion

December 1
7 pm: Igor Lumpert & Forma Viva; Igor Lumpert- saxophones, accordion, Chris Dingman- vibes, Chris Tordini- double bass, Jose Davila- tuba, drums-Cody Brown
9pm: Jessica Pavone & Ava Mendoza; Jessica Pavone - viola, effects, Ava Mendoza - e-guitar

December 2
6 pm: Jamie Saft, Joe Morris, Daniel Carter; Jamie Saft - keyboards; Joe Morris - guitar; Charles Downs - drums
8 pm: Reut Regev's R*time; Reut Regev - trombones, Igal Foni - Drums, Adam Lane – Bass
10 pm: Causing a Tiger; Carla Kihlstedt – voice (sometimes violin), Shahzad Ismaily – tenor guitar (sometimes voice), Matthias Bossi – drums, percussion (sometimes voice)