Boneshaker (Saxophonist Mars Williams, bassist Kent Kessler and drummer Paal Nilssen-Love


JANUARY 29, 2017  at 6pm

Music Workshop/Performance with Saxophonist Mars Williams, bassist Kent Kessler and drummer Paal Nilssen-Love - BONESHAKER. Sit in on an informal workshop before heading over to Siberia for their 10pm show with Death Posture and DJ Weird Steve.

Williams, who has played with an impossibly broad range of musicians, from Hal Russell to the Psychedelic Furs joins two prolific powerhouse musicians - carrying among them a Grammy nomination and decades of experience with the top ensembles in the world

january 2016 EVENTS/SALONS

NQ Resident Wadada Leo Smith is generously conducting workshops with musicians followed by informal “performances” for the public. Visiting guest musicians change nightly.

TUESDAY, JANUARY 5 with NQ Resident, composer and Flutist Nicole Mitchell
THURSDAY, JANUARY 7 with NQ Resident, composer and Flutist Nicole Mitchell
MONDAY, JANUARY 11
TUESDAY, JANUARY 12

House Performances Open to the Public with Wadada Leo Smith and Special Guests
Time: 8pm Performance
Location: 2435 Esplanade Avenue
Cost: Admission is Free

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 13
“Looking Back, Moving Forward: Music and Advancing Cultural Equity”
Panel followed by a performance by Wadada Leo Smith
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location: Woldenberg Art Center, Freeman Auditorium

Tulane’s New Orleans Center for the Gulf South and The New Quourm present a panel on music as an agent in the continuing Civil Rights Movement and advancing cultural equity. The discussion is led by Gianna Chachere, Founder of The New Quorum with Wall Street Journal Jazz Critic and writer Larry Blumenfeld, avant-garde jazz pioneer Wadada Leo Smith, and long time Civil rights pioneer/activist Roxy Wright.

Cost: Admission is Free

SUNDAY JANUARY 17
Texas-based composer/performer Lisa E. Harris presents Children of the Lost (2015) an opera film about youth and displacement during a time of gentrification in Third Ward, Texas. Recognized by the Huffington Post as “One of Fourteen Artists that are Transforming Opera,” Ms. Harris will accompany the film with a live performance. This is the sequel to Harris's 2011 opera film, "Cry of The Third Eye." 

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Time: 8pm
Location: 2435 Esplanade Avenue
Cost: Admission is Free

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 20
Improvised Music by Mars Williams, Helen Gillet, Jeff Albert, and Dave Cappello
Helen Gillet was invited by Ken Vandermark to play at the 2015 OkkaFest Festival in Milwaukee, WI and played with saxophonist Mars Williams, trombonist Johannes Bauer, and percussionist Tim Daisy. It was such a successful combination that Mars and Helen decided to revisit that instrumental grouping here in New Orleans with trombonist Jeff Albert and percussionist Dave Cappello.

Time: 8pm
Location: 2435 Esplanade Avenue
Cost: $10 Donation

SUNDAY, JANUARY 24
NQ Resident Damon Locks presents Sounds Like Now, a sound piece originally presented in conjunction with the exhibition "MAKING NIGGERS: Demonizing and Distorting Blackness Through Racist Postcards and Images.” Sounds Like Now utilizes records, samples, instruments, and voice in order to hear the past in present tense.

Time: 8pm
Location: 2435 Esplanade Avenue
Cost: Admission is Free