Celebrating Seven Years Of Improvised Communications

March 1, 2009

Seven years ago today I started a new company called Improvised Communications with very little money, a handful of prospects and a long list of big ideas.

120 records and 270 live events later, not to mention a whole lot of design work, consulting and other things along the way, I’m inexplicably privileged to still have the opportunity to bring those big ideas to bear on the promotion of independent creative improvised music.

Thank you again to all the clients who have worked with me over the years, the press and radio contacts who support the music and everyone else who has helped me make iC a sustainable venture.

Special thanks, as always, go out to my wife, Jennifer, who not only does a wealth of business-related tasks behind the scenes, but also makes pursuing my wide-eyed goals possible in more ways that I can explain.

And, don’t worry, we’re only just getting started, so stay tuned as we announce the many releases and events planned for 2009, and introduce at least a few more big ideas from that list.


Creative Nation Music Announces Fifth Anniversary Showcase Tour Of New England

January 22, 2009

 Boston’s Creative Nation Music is proud to announce the initial dates of its Creative Nation Music Concert Showcase, a package tour with stops in three New England states featuring artists from its roster. 

This series of concerts, happening in February and March, is part of the label’s ongoing fifth anniversary celebration, which also includes new releases and the launch of a new series of rare, never-before-released and reissued music called The Hub Collection.

Founded in early 2004 by guitarist/composer Eric Hofbauer, Creative Nation Music specializes in documenting the Boston jazz scene’s most distinctive musical personalities.  The label will release Garrison Fewell‘s Variable Density Sound Orchestra (CNM 014) and The Ayn Inserto Jazz Orchestra‘s Muse (CNM 015) on February 17th.

Creative Nation Music Concert Showcase dates:

Wednesday, February 4th at 7:30 p.m.
Garrison Fewell/Eric Hofbauer Duo + Eric Hofbauer & The Infrared Band
The Sandra Feinstein-Gamm Theatre
172 Exchange Street in Pawtucket, RI

Saturday, February 28th at 8:00 p.m.
Garrison Fewell/Eric Hofbauer Duo + Eric Hofbauer & The Infrared Band
West End Studio Theatre
959 Islington Street in Portsmouth, NH

Sunday, March 29th at 7:30 p.m.
Eric Hofbauer & The Infrared Band + The Ayn Inserto Jazz Orchestra
Boston CD release party for Muse (CNM 015)
Cambridge Family YMCA Theater
820 Massachusetts Avenue in Cambridge, MA

Other upcoming dates of note by label artists:

Friday, January 30th at 8:00 p.m.
Garrison Fewell’s Variable Density Sound Orchestra
Boston CD release party for Variable Density Sound Orchestra (CNM 014)
Cambridge Family YMCA Theater
820 Massachusetts Avenue in Cambridge, MA

Sunday, February 8th at 2:00 p.m.
Garrison Fewell/Eric Hofbauer Duo
Brandeis University’s Rose Art Museum
415 South Street in Waltham, MA

Wednesday, February 25th at 9:30 p.m.
Eric Hofbauer & The Infrared Band
The Fireplace
1634 Beacon Street in Brookline, MA