Brad Shepik and Tom Beckham, 8PM
Beckham and Shepik have been playing together for more than 10 years—first as sidemen in George Schuller’s Circle Wide band, then later as bandmates in Shepik’s own quartet, resulting in the release of Shepik’s own critically acclaimed release "Across The Way" (Songlines Recordings). With "Flower Starter," Shepik and Beckham continue to explore new ground, each contributing material for this dynamic new collaboration. Brad Shepik - guitar, Tom Beckham - vibes
Myk Freedman & the Myk Freedmans, 9PM
“Lap-steel whiz Myk Freedman excels at intensely evocative instrumentals that draw on Dixieland, klezmer and avant-garde jazz. His aesthetic is wistful yet subtly surreal.” -Time Out New York. His ensemble consists of New York's top players from the next generation of the Downtown scene. Each Myk Freedman bringing their own expertise be it from the Balkans, backing the Dirty Projectors, trad jazz and the world of tiny improv. Their shows are a genre bending exploration of spontaneous arrangements of Freedman's melodic and mysteriously sentimental tunes. Myk Freedman-lap steel, Kenny Warren-trumpet, Patrick Breiner-reeds, Jason Vance-banjo, Michael Bates-bass, Carlo Costa-drums.