July 10-12, 2014 — mini-festival celebrating Mario Pavone
On July 10, 11 and 12th, the Cornelia Street Café will present a mini-festival celebrating bassist/composer Mario Pavone's 50th year in music. All groups feature Mario Pavone - Bass/Compositions.

Cornelia Street Café
29 Cornelia St
New York, NY
(212) 989-9319

Thursday, July 10 will feature QUARTET ARC with Ellery Eskelin (Tenor Saxophone), Dave Ballou (Trumpet, Cornet) and Gerald Cleaver (Drums)
8:30 and 10:00pm

(This Thursday evening performance is dedicated to Josef Kaempf, who left us way too early on January 26, 2014. Josef was a lover and music promoter of all things beautiful. While living in Portugal in the mid 90's through the late 2000's, Josef worked tirelessly to provide venues and opprotunities for creative improvising musicians to perform, especially near Porto and other Portugese cities.)

Friday, July 11 will celebrate the release of Pavone's newest CD, STREET SONGS (Playscape)/The Accordion Project - Pavone's reflections on his early memories of "stoop music" while growing up in the multicultural melting pot of Waterbury, Connecticut. "I always wanted to do something with accordion, and I can still recall the sound of those Italian, Portugese and Polish accordions playing outside on the front steps of my neighboorhood in the post-WWII era."

The nonet will include:
Adam Matlock (Accordion), Julian Shore (Piano), Carl Testa (Bass), Gerald Cleaver (Drums), and a brass quartet featuring Dave Ballou (Trumpet, Cornet), Leise Ballou (French Horn), Peter Mceachern (Trombone), and Gary Buttery (Tuba)
9:00 and 10:30pm

Saturday, July 12 will spotlight the PULSE QUARTET with Ellery Eskelin (Tenor Saxophone), Michael Pavone (Guitar), and Gerald Cleaver (Drums)
(This performance will be guitarist Michael Pavone's first appearance in NYC in 10 years.)
9:00 and 10:30pm


June 19, July 16, July 26, August 10, 2014 — Mario Pavone Nonet: Street Songs/The Accordion Project
This series is part of a four venue workshop/process/performance arc where the audience is invited to attend and observe that part of the creative evolution that occurs when player / improvisers join to construct, prepare and hone a performance. The process will culminate on Sunday, August 10th @ 1:30pm with a concert at the 19th annual Litchfield Jazz Festival.

Please consider joining us and becoming part of the process!

MARIO PAVONE NONET: Street Songs/The Accordion Project
Mario Pavone - Bass / Compositions
Matt Mitchell - Piano
Adam Matlock - Accordion
Carl Testa - Bass
Steve Johns - Drums

Brass Quartet:
Dave Ballou - Trumpet, Cornet, Fluglehorn/Arrangements
Leise Ballou - French Horn
Peter Mceachern - Trombone
Gary Buttery - Tuba

Thursday, June 19 @ 7:30pm
Studio 59
55 Barber St
Torrington, CT
Tickets: (860) 482-6801

Wednesday, July 16 @ 8:00pm
Cafe Nine
250 State St
New Haven, CT
(203) 789-8281

Saturday, July 26 @ 7:00pm
This Saturday evening concert is dedicated to Michael Duva who also left us way to early, just after Christmas 2013. Michael was a music promoter who for 15 years (1979-1994) hosted the finest New York city A-list jazz musicians at his legendary "hillside jazz club" in Waterbury, CT. He did it purely for the music!
Five Points Gallery
33 Main St
Torrington, CT
(860) 924-4004

July 27 - August 1, 2014 @ Litchfield Jazz Camp
In residence/senior faculty Litchfield Jazz Camp
Canterbury School
New Milford, CT
(Students are invited to register for the exciting "downtown composition" course with myself and trumpeter/composers Dave Ballou and Russ Johnson).
"The non-traditional atmosphere of this course encourages participants to experiment, push beyond limits, genres and categories, to take risks, and to develop their own deeply personal musical expression."

Sunday, August 10 @ 1:30pm
19th Annual Litchfield Jazz Festival
Goshen Fairgrounds
Route 63
Goshen, CT
(860) 361-6285