Tuesday May 8th The Red Room is pleased to host trumpeter Peter Evans and tenor saxophonist Travis Laplante (of thrash jazz quartet Little Women) for a night of virtuosic avant-garde instrumental performances. Evans has been a member of the New York City musical community since 2003, when he moved to the city after graduating from The Oberlin Conservatory of Music. Peter currently works in a wide variety of areas, including solo performance, chamber orchestras,performance art, free improvised settings, electro acoustic music and composition.
Travis Laplante is a powerful new voice in New York City’s experimental music scene, and has toured extensively with his band Little Women, whose acclaimed full-length debut was recently released on AUM Fidelity Records; with his trio, which features bassist Michael Formanek and drummer Gerald Cleaver; and with under- ground experimental rock bands Extra Life and Skeletons. Laplante has also worked with Anthony Braxton, Mark Dresser, Mat Maneri, Trevor Dunn, and many other luminaries of improvised music.
Will Redman's The Compositions will open the concert, playing excerpts from Redman's compositions Book and Scroll. Tonight The Compositions will be John Dierker on reeds, Marc Miller on guitar, and Zack Branch on cello.
*Note that this show starts slightly later than most Red Room shows.
5/8 at The Red Room
Doors at 9:00 show at 9:30pm
425 E. 31st St.