Harris Eisenstadt At Clean Feed Fest IV Tonight

September 16, 2009
Photo by Scott Friedlander

Photo by Scott Friedlander

The official street date for Harris Eisenstadt‘s latest release, Canada Day (Clean Feed), is still a few weeks away, but listeners can get a live preview tonight at Clean Feed Fest IV at New York’s Cornelia Connelly Center.

Eisenstadt will be performing with his primary working group, also called Canada Day, featuring Nate Wooley (trumpet), Ellery Eskelin (sitting in for Matt Bauder on tenor saxophone), Chris Dingman (vibraphone) and Eivind Opsvik (bass).

“The cohesion of the ensemble, glued by the steady, steaming, streaming rhythms of Eisenstadt, keeps the listener focused and compelled to hear more,” writes AllMusic.com’s Michael G. Nastos. “This is a strong candidate for Top Ten status in the category of best jazz CDs of 2009.”

The group will hit the road in support of their new record, which comes out October 6th, in late October, stopping in Buffalo, NYC, Rochester and Toronto.

In the meantime, you can catch Eisenstadt in duos with Aaron Siegel (September 22nd at Death By Audio) and Sara Schoenbeck (September 26th at Vox Pop).

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Welcome To The World, Owen Eric Eisenstadt!

June 18, 2009
Sara and Owen

Sara and Owen

We’re pleased to pass along news of the recent birth of Owen Eric Eisenstadt, the first child of improvised music’s favorite drum n’ bassoon duo, Harris Eisenstadt and Sara Schoenbeck.

The soon-to-be musical prodigy was born on June 13th in Brooklyn weighing seven pounds three ounces and measuring 21 inches.

Happiness and healthiness is professed by all.


Harris Eisenstadt’s Residency At Ibeam Concludes This Saturday

March 27, 2009
Photo by Peter Gannushkin

Photo by Peter Gannushkin

Drummer/composer Harris Eisenstadt’s March residency at Brooklyn’s Ibeam Music Studio concludes this Saturday, March 28th at 9:00 p.m.

This is the fourth in a series of Saturday night concerts by his new nonet, Woodblock Prints.

The line-up will feature:

Mike McGinnis, clarinet
Jason Mears, alto saxophone
Sara Schoenbeck, bassoon
Mark Taylor, French horn
Brian Drye, trombone
Jay Rozen, tuba
Jonathan Goldberger, electric guitar
Stuart Popejoy, acoustic bass guitar
Harris Eisenstadt, drums


Reminder: Harris Eisenstadt’s Residency At Ibeam Continues March 21st

March 19, 2009
Photo by Peter Gannushkin

Photo by Peter Gannushkin

Drummer/composer Harris Eisenstadt‘s March residency at Brooklyn’s Ibeam Music Studio continues this Saturday, March 21st at 9:00 p.m.

This is the third in a series of four Saturday night concerts by his new nonet, Woodblock Prints.

The line-up for this week’s show is:

Mike McGinnis, clarinet
Jason Mears, alto saxophone
Sara Schoenbeck, bassoon
Mark Taylor, French horn
Brian Drye, trombone
Jay Rozen, tuba
Jonathan Goldberger, electric guitar
Garth Stevenson, bass
Harris Eisenstadt, drums


Reminder: Harris Eisenstadt’s Residency At Ibeam Continues This Saturday

March 12, 2009
Photo by Peter Gannushkin

Photo by Peter Gannushkin

Drummer/composer Harris Eisenstadt‘s March residency at Brooklyn’s Ibeam Music Studio continues this Saturday, March 14th at 9:00 p.m.

This will be the second in a series of four Saturday night concerts by his new nonet, Woodblock Prints.

The line-up for this week’s show is:

Mike Mcginnis, clarinet
Sara Schoenbeck, bassoon
Jason Mears, alto saxophone
Mark Taylor, French horn and mellophone
Brian Drye, trombone
Jose Davila, tuba
Carl Maguire, piano
Garth Stevenson, bass
Harris Eisenstadt, drums


Reminder: Harris Eisenstadt’s March Residency At Ibeam Begins Saturday

March 5, 2009
Photo by Peter Gannushkin

Photo by Peter Gannushkin

Drummer/composer Harris Eisenstadt will be in residence at Brooklyn’s Ibeam Music Studio every Saturday night in March at 9:00 p.m.

This series of four concerts (March 7, 14, 21, 28) will feature the first-ever performances of his new nonet, Harris Eisenstadt’s Woodblock Prints.

The group’s music is inspired by depictions of nature found in Japanese woodblock prints, an ancient form of relief printing created from intricately carved wood.

The line-up for Saturday’s concert will now feature:

Marty Ehrlich, clarinet
Jason Mears, alto saxophone
Sara Schoenbeck, bassoon
Nate Wooley, trumpet
Jacob Garchik, trombone
Jose Davila, tuba
Jonathan Goldberger, electric guitar
Garth Stevenson, bass
Harris Eisenstadt, drums


Reminder: Harris Eisenstadt’s March Residency At Ibeam

February 20, 2009

Drummer/composer Harris Eisenstadt will be in residence at Brooklyn’s Ibeam Music Studio every Saturday night in March. 

This series of four concerts (March 7, 14, 21, 28) will feature the first-ever performances of his new nonet, Harris Eisenstadt’s Woodblock Prints, featuring Mike McGinnis (clarinet), Jason Mears (alto saxophone), Sara Schoenbeck (bassoon), Mark Taylor (French horn), Brian Drye (trombone), Jose Davila (tuba), Jonathan Goldberger (electric guitar) and Garth Stevenson (bass). 

The group’s music is inspired by depictions of nature found in Japanese woodblock prints, an ancient form of relief printing created from intricately carved wood.