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Nov 5: Okkyung Lee (cello) and Peter Evans (trumpet)
A Korean native, Okkyung Lee has been developing her own voice in contemporary cello. Using her solid classical training as a springboard, she incorporates jazz, sounds, Korean traditional music, and noise with extended techniques and creates her unique blend of music. Peter Evans has been a member of the New York musical community since 2003, when he moved to the city after graduating Oberlin Conservatory. Peter currently works in a wide variety of areas, including solo performance, chamber orchestras, performance art, free improvised settings, electro acoustic music and composition. More info

Nov 12: Lukas Ligeti (percussion) and Raoul Björkenheim (guitar)
Raoul Björkenheim and Lukas Ligeti have been playing duo improvised music for guitar and drums since 2003. Their CD, Shadowglow, was released by TUM Records (Finland) in 2004 and has received much critical acclaim. They have toured the Eastern U.S. together, performed at the Tampere Jazz Happening in Finland and at the Rochester International Jazz Festival, and have occasionally expanded their duo to a trio, inviting such guests as Ned Rothenberg and Elliott Sharp. Their music draws on their openness to and interest in a vast number of musical styles, especially the traditions of Africa, Asia, and elsewhere, mixed with contemporary music and jazz influences. More info

Nov 19: Mari Kimura (violin) and Kinan Azmeh (clarinet)
Hailed by The New York Times as "a virtuoso playing at the edge," composer/ violinist Mari Kimura is widely admired for her revolutionary extended technique "Subharmonics," and for the solo performances of diverse programs including her works with interactive computer music. She has won numerous awards both in her native Japan and in the U.S., and has been invited to many festivals around the world. New Music Connoisseur magazine says "Mari Kimura is to the violin what perhaps Henry Cowell and later John Cage were to the piano in the 1920's and 30's." In addition to receiving many grants, Ms. Kimura has been awarded an Artist's Fellowship from the New York Foundation of the Arts. Since September 1998, Ms. Kimura has been teaching a graduate class in Computer Music Performance at the Juilliard School in New York City. More info

Nov 26: James Spaulding (alto sax/flute)
Born in Indianapolis, alto saxophone/flutist James Spaulding is a composer and consummate artist who, during his thirty-five year career, has played with such elite jazz groups as the Freddie Hubbard Quintet, the Sun Rah Arkestra, the David Murray Octet & Big Band, and the World Saxophone Quartet, to name a few, and performed on concert stages in the U.S. and around the world. Mr. Spaulding earned his music degree from Livingston College, Rutgers University (New Jersey), where he also taught flute as an adjunct professor. Mr. Spaulding has played as sideman on over 100 recordings, recorded 6 CDs as leader and, more recently, created a live 2-volume set CD under his own Speetones Music label: Blues Up & Over (vol.1) and Round to It (vol.2). More info