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Thomas Heberer || Mike McGinnis

gaucimusic presents: Big Fat Music Wednesdays @ happylucky no.1

December 6th

8pm: Thomas Heberer || Mike McGinnis

Thomas Heberer - trumpet, 1/4-tone trumpet, cornet / Mike McGinnis - clarinet, bass clarinet, soprano sax

**Thomas Heberer was born in Germany and has been a member of the music community of NYC since 2007. He can be heard on approx. 100 CDs, has performed on 6 continents and continues to be one of the driving forces behind the Amsterdam based "Instant Composers Pool." **

**Mike McGinnis was born in Maine. In 2017, for the 4th consecutive year, he has been listed in the "Rising Star" category of Downbeat Magazine's Critics Poll. His latest release as a leader is a trio date with 2 legends: pianist Art Lande and bassist Steve Swallow.**

**The duet of Thomas Heberer and Mike McGinnis is an amazing NYC based brass/reeds tandem that incorporates a broad variety of materials and ideas. Inspiration comes from very different sources: the John Carter/Bobby Bradford duet, Stockhausen's "Sirius" and the music of Bill Smith.**

9:15pm: Brian Groder

Brian Groder - trumpets, compositions / Anders Nilsson - guitar / Adam Lane - bass / Jay Rosen - drums

**Brian Groder draws on the entire jazz tradition, as well as world music influences, to create compositions critics have called "Music not only for today, but also for tomorrow," and AllAboutJazz hailed as "Music of ceaselessly fascinating possibilities." Although noted for his innovative work in free jazz, Groder is also a composer of distinction. His bands include the Brian Groder Ensemble and Double Perceptions. The last-named of these has included Rez Abbasi (guitar), Dominic Duval (bass) and Newman Taylor Baker (drums). Other musicians with whom he has worked are trumpeter Taylor Ho Bynum, saxophonists J.C. Feil, Michael Mee, J.D. Parran and Blaise Siwula, pianists JoAnne Brackeen (with whom he has also studied), Burton Greene, Katsuyuki Itakura, Francesca Tanksley and Ron Thomas, guitarists Kevin Kuhn and Dennis Sandole, bass players Vince Fay, Andy McKee and Craig Thomas, and drummers Jackson Krall, John McLellan and Tony Vigilante. Groder has also enjoyed a highly commendable association with veteran free jazz saxophonist Sam Rivers and the latter’s trio partners, bass player Doug Mathews and drummer Anthony Cole. Strikingly inventive, Groder plays with flair and suppleness. He has described what he plays as modern progressive music and it is constantly thought provoking and rewarding. He also operates his own label, Latham Records. In addition to his work with jazz musicians, Groder has collaborated with choreographer Cherylyn Lavergnino for whom he composed ‘Music For Dance’, a work that was premiered in New York City in 2006 **

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