“convulsive beauty, propulsive rhythm, elusive meaning…a spontaneous and unpredictable work of art, accordingly discordant, subversively accordant, a pendulum crushing the cage of temporality. This is Surrealism in practice. This is jazz. This is freedom.” – from the liner notes by Robin D.G. Kelley Thisness is Miles Okazaki’s third volume of compositions for Trickster, a quartet […]


Preeminent Improvisational Vocalist, GRAMMY-nominated musician, Creative DSGN for projects with Grammy-nominated artist Goldink and artist/musician Guillermo Brown (James Corden Show). He can be heard on Whose Hat is This? Everything’s Ok, Goldlink’s At What Cost, MTV’s Rebel Music, Kevin Hart’s Laugh At My Pain, A’Larrache (Canal +), I Ain’t Scared of You: a Tribute to […]

Live at the Village Vanguard Volume II (MDW NTR)

Live at the Village Vanguard, Volume II (Mdw Ntr) finds alto saxophonist and MacArthur fellow Steve Coleman returning to that celebrated New York venue with his flagship band Five Elements in two sets that fully capture the group’s incendiary live experience. Volume I of this series (Pi 2018) was described by Rolling Stone as “Downright […]


Poof is composer, saxophonist and flutist and newly-minted NEA Jazz Master Henry Threadgill’s latest work with his band, Zooid, his primary musical laboratory for the last two decades. Their last release together, In for a Penny, In for a Pound, was the winner of the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Music, whose committee called it “a […]

Matt Nelson

Saxophonist Matt Nelson regularly performs in a far-reaching, motley  assortment of musical projects. Described as “one of the more unpredictable    virtuosos in New York’s underground” by Pitchfork, and “genre-bending” by  Tiny Mix Tapes, his output often lies in the gray corners beyond categorization.  Upon graduating from the Oberlin Conservatory under the tutelage of Gary  Bartz and Paul Cohen, […]

Ava Mendoza

AVA MENDOZA is a Brooklyn-based guitarist, singer, songwriterand composer. Born in 1983, she started performing her own music, and as a sidewoman and collaborator in many different projects, as soon as she was legally allowed into venues. As a guitarist, Mendoza has received acclaim for her technique and viscerality. Her most ongoing work is as […]

Brandon Seabrook

Brandon Seabrook is a guitarist, banjoist, and composer living in New York City where he has established himself as one of the most forward-thinking and versatile and guitarists of his generation. He has also made a name for himself as an influential banjo innovator, described by the New York Times as “a man apparently hellbent […]

Davy Lazar

Since moving to Brooklyn from Detroit in 2017, Davy Lazar has carved out a formidable reputation as a trumpet player, composer and improvisor. Lazar’s compositions are filled with intricate details that encompass a wide array of expression. Lazar has participated at the 2018 Festival of New Trumpet Music, NYC, and performed at venues such as […]

Snark Horse

Snark Horse is a book of highly-detailed one-bar compositions by pianist/composer Matt Mitchell and drummer/composer Kate Gentile -– audaciously presented across six discs – that are designed to incite inventive, multi-directional improvisation. It is also the name of a revolving cast of musicians – including Mitchell and Gentile – who have performed this music in […]

Eric Wubbels

Eric Wubbels (b.1980) is a composer and performer. Since 2004 he has been pianist and Co-Director of the Wet Ink Ensemble (NYC), and he performs regularly in projects with Mariel Roberts and Josh Modney, Weston Olencki, and Charmaine Lee, among others. His music has been presented by LA Phil Green Umbrella series, Huddersfield Festival (hcmf), […]