RMCS to Present Curtis Hasselbring and Guillermo E. Brown at the Jalopy Theater June 30th


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On Saturday, June 30th, the Reddy Music Concert Series at Brooklyn's Jalopy Theater will present a night of electronically oriented improvised music featuring performances by Curtis Hasselbring's Curha-chestra and Guillermo E. Brown's Cut Up Quintet. Curated by saxophonist/composer Rob Reddy, this ongoing monthly series is an extension of his Brooklyn-based record label, Reddy Music. The music starts at 9:00 p.m. and admission is $15.

In a career that spans the last two decades, trombonist, guitarist and composer Curtis Hasselbring has appeared on more than 50 recordings, playing everything from Eastern European brass band music to country rock to electronica to jazz and improvised music. His Curha-chestra, one of three active Hasselbring-led ensembles, is an ever-changing outlet for his alter-ego, Curha, an electronic music creator who thrives on deconstructions and reconstructions of everyday noise. The group will feature Shane Endsley (trumpet), Andrew D'Angelo (bass clarinet and alto saxophone), Todd Sickafoose (bass) and Ches Smith (drums).

Best known for his work as a drummer with Dave Burrell, William Parker and David S. Ware among others, Guillermo E. Brown is a multi-faceted musician and multidisciplinary performer whose work spans dance, theater and a wide range of musical genres. This version of his Cut Up Quintet, a group AllAboutJazz.com's John Sharpe called “a smorgasbord of styles encompassing jazz, funk, noise and rap, mixed into a cohesive whole," will preview music from its forthcoming release. The band will feature Cochemea Gastelum (reeds and electronics), Will Johnson (samples), Keith Witty (bass) and a special guest.

Upcoming Reddy Music Concert Series Events:

7/28 :: Mark Taylor's Nameless Quartet and the Rob Reddy Quintet
8/25 :: Pheeroan akLaff and the Charles Burnham Band

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