Jerry Granelli Holds A One-Week Residency At John Zorn's The Stone On January 3-8, 2017


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One reason why people like improvised music is that it's a direct reflection of life, not something we thought up. It scares you...makes you think you're going to die for a moment...do you have the courage to play? Can I move out of my desires and wants, and into compositional choices? - Jerry Granelli
Jerry Granelli
Born in 1940, and now in his late 70s , Drummer / Composer / Professor / Sound Painter Jerry Granelli has enjoyed an incomparable career in music from the inside out... way out! The winner of the last NEA Grant awarded ascended from playing with the great pianist Vince Guaraldi at the height of his popularity while simultaneously exploring Free Jazz on San Francisco's thriving after hours sets in the early `60s to establishing academic arts curriculums to indoctrinate and perpetuate alternative musical forms such as Spontaneous Composition in the present. A pioneer of '60s psychedelic sounds, a sideman on a Top 5 pop hit and a session musician for Sly Stone, Granelli is a forward thinking master in the art of music. Since the late '80s, he has recorded over 20 albums as a leader and/or soloist... in jazz and the indefinable beyond.

Mr. Jerry Granelli celebrates 76 years on the planet and 60 years of performance of improvised music.


January 3rd

Being Now: Sound Songs
Celebrating the 30th anniversary of the CD Sound Songs
The ground-breaking duo: Jerry Granelli with Jay Clayton
Jay Clayton (voice), Briggan Krauss (saxophone), J Anthony Granelli (piccolo bass), Jerry Granelli (drums, slide guitar, piano).

January 4th

Double Trouble, Old friends
Jerry Granelli (drums), Billy Hart (drums)

January 5th

What I Hear Now
Jerry Granelli (drums), Jane Ira Bloom (soprano saxophone), Dave Douglas (trumpet), Mark Dresser (bass)

January 6th

TRIO- Songs From My Life
Jerry Granelli (Drums) , Jamie Saft (keyboards/piano), Brad Jones (bass)

January 7th

Jerry Granelli (drums), Peter Epstein (soprano saxophone), Chris Speed (tenor saxophone, clarinet), Jamie Saft (piano, fender rhodes), J. Anthony Granelli (bass), Briggan Krauss (alto saxophone, baritone saxophone)

January 8th

Rinde Eckert (Voice), Jerry Granelli (drums), Ben Goldberg (clarinet), Ned Rothenberg (bass clarinet), Andy Laster (baritone saxophone), Jeff Zeigler (cello), Christian Kogel (guitar), J Granelli (bass)

About The Stone

The Stone is a not-for-profit performance space dedicated to the experimental and avant-garde. Each month a different musician is responsible for curating the programs with 100% of the nightly revenue going directly to the musicians. There are no refreshments or merchandise at The Stone. Only music.

All ages are welcome.

THE STONE is located at the corner of Avenue C and 2nd Street.

8 and 10pm

$20 per set, unless otherwise noted.

There are no advance ticket sales. All admissions are at the door prior to each performance.

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