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Shapeshifter Lab
Shapeshifter Lab

Located in the always-growing Gowanus/Park Slope area, about a .4 mile walk from Union Hall, Shapeshifter Lab (18 Whitwell Place) is a new 4200 square foot performance space....

"this newly renovated performance space hosts the world's most innovative artists who are looking for a flexible platform to present their work. Bass player Matthew Garrison, son of Jimmy Garrison (bass player for John Coltrane), is the co-owner and creative director with his business partner, Fortuna Sung. With many years as a successful touring musician under his belt, Matt and his team have designed the space with versatility in sound, lighting and layout, each of which can be tailored to each artist. With state-of-the-art equipment and raw space, Matt and his team are creating something truly unique and desperately needed in today's venue scene in New York City."
All About Jazz points out:
"Matthew has also been busy recording a new project of his at ShapeShifter Lab, to be released online as an interactive website in June 2012, and has successfully video and audio captured performances by Meshell Ndegeocello, Arto Tuncboyaciyan, Gene Lake, Terri Lyne Carrington, David Binney, Adam Rogers, Mark Guiliana, Jojo Mayer, Marko Djordjevic, Hadrien Feraud, Tobias Ralph. Many more incredible artists are scheduled to come participate on this ground breaking project throughout May 2012."
If you haven't figured it out yet, Shapeshifter Lab, which has been open for a few months now, is catering mainly to the jazz scene. Upcoming shows on their calendar include Nels Cline, Tim Berne & Jim Black (tonight and tomorrow), Bjorkestra (pictured playing the space above), Snarky Puppy (who already recorded a DVD there. Check out a video snippet below.), Kenny Werner, and many more. Check out some videos, including a venue tour with Matthew Garrison, below...

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Charlie Parker

Like an edition of PS1's Warm Up, and the DMB Caravan, the Irene-cancelled Charlie Parker Jazz Festival has been rescheduled, though now it's only one day...

Due to Hurricane Irene, City Parks Foundation was forced to postpone the Charlie Parker Jazz Festival which was originally scheduled for Saturday, August 27 and Sunday, August 28. We are proud to announce a new date for the festival, Friday, September 23, from 6-10 pm at the Richard Rodgers Amphitheater in Harlem's Marcus Garvey Park. Due to the rescheduling of this event, the lineup has been altered and the typically two-day festival has been consolidated to just one day.

On Friday, September 23, the festival will take place at Marcus Garvey Park with KENNY WERNER, JAMES CARTER, TIA FULLER and THE GERALD CLAYTON TRIO.

This FREE performances is certain to fill up quickly, so get there early: the show begins at 6:00pm.

Watch James Carter play the saxophone in a video below...

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