Wed, October 21st

SONiC AfterHours Hybridity w/ Eco-Music Big Band & Off The Cliff


Doors 9:30PM
Show 10PM
Advance Price $15
Door Price $20
Table Reservation (212) 777-1157

Advanced online ticket sales stop at 5pm on day of show
If available, more tickets are available at door

Eco-Music Big Band

The Eco-Music Big Band is a 15-piece professional big band that spans many generations and includes some of the nation’s most acclaimed jazz musicians. By adding violin and cello to the standard big band cohort, the Eco-Music Big Band performs a dynamic and exclusive repertoire that fuses virtuosic free-jazz with heavy metal, hip hop, and modern post-classical influence. Founded by composer and baritone saxophone virtuoso Fred Ho before his death in 2014, the Eco-Music Big Band is now led by Marie Incontrera, his final composition/bandleading protege. Hailed as “ and activism at its finest” (DooBeeDooBeeDoo), the Eco-Music Big Band regularly commissions and performs works by younger and emerging composers, including its band members Livio Almeida, Marie Incontrera, Albert Marques, and Zack and Adam O'Farrill. During the 2015-2016 season, the Eco-Music Big Band will be recording and releasing its first studio album, COLORS OF RESISTANCE.

ZACK O'FARRILL: Foggy Conscience
LIVIO ALMEIDA: Action and Reaction
FELIX DEL TREDICI : Mission Accomplished
MARIE INCONTRERA: Seven Generations


Off The Cliff

Off the Cliff is Clarice Assad's four piece ensemble that mixes jazz, classical, avant garde, Brazilian and world music. They perform with a rich variety of instruments in different combinations. A visionary composer and virtuoso pianist who draws on Heitor Villa-Lobos and Hermeto Pascoal in equal measure, and an overall practitioner of vocalese, Brazilian native Clarice Assad is as comfortable performing with a symphony orchestra as with her ancient-to-future unit Off The Cliff. Her music transcends boundaries as she is equally heralded for her compositions and performances in the realms of jazz, classical, ballet, theater and world music.

Clarice Assad - piano, voice
Sissy Castrogiovanni - Voice
Lara Bello - Voice
Keita Ogawa - Percussion
Petros Klampanis - Double bass
Matthew Rohde - Guitar
Adam Niewood - Saxophone, woodwinds
Sue Terry - Clarinet, bamboo flute
Sergio Krakowsky - Pandeiro