January and February shows

Happy new year, everyone! We hope you had a great holiday season. I’m looking forward to these shows (including my Stone residency at the end of February) and hope to see you out and about!

JANUARY SHOWS

January 8-15: Alban Darche’s Le Gros Cube, Nantes, France

January 17: Jon Irabagon/Brian Marsella Duo, Scholes Studio, Brooklyn, NY

January 18: Patricia Brennan/Adam O’Farrill/Jon Irabagon/Matt Mitchell/Tomas Fujiwara, Happy Lucky No. 1, Brooklyn, NY

January 20-25: Rebellions with Sylvain Rifflet, Jim Black and Sebastien Boisseau, Budapest, Hungary

January 27: Vanguard Jazz Orchestra, Village Vanguard, New York, NY

January 29-31: Recording session

FEBRUARY SHOWS

February 19- 23: Moondog Celebration with Sylvain Rifflet, Hamburg, Germany

STONE RESIDENCY!

February 25: Jon Irabagon/Barry Altschul/Joe Fonda/Uri Caine/Tim Hagans

February 26: I Don’t Hear Nothin’ but the Blues CD Release show featuring Mick Barr, Ava Mendoza and Mike Pride

February 27: Jon Irabagon/Brian Marsella duo

February 28: Jon Irabagon/Matt Mitchell/Chris Lightcap/Dan Weiss

February 29: New piece for woodwind quintet featuring Michel Gentile/Katie Scheele/Mike McGinnis/Nathan Koci/Sara Schoenbeck

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November and December shows

Hi everyone, it’s been a great couple of months! We’re getting some great response to Invisible Horizon, and there’s more great music on the way. If you happen to be in any of the following places, please stop by and say hello.

NOVEMBER PERFORMANCES

November 3- Fat Cat Big Band, Fat Cat, New York, NY

November 6- Joel Harrison Ensemble, Roulette, Brooklyn, NY

November 12- Jon Irabagon/Peter Brendler/Allan Mednard, Bar Next Door, New York, NY

AXIS TRIO and QUINTET TOUR

November 14- Cafe Haerverk, Oslo, Norway

November 15- Recording session

November 16- Ila Brainnstasjon, Trondheim, Norway

November 17- Bergen Klott, Bergen, Norway

November 18- Consulatet, Stavanger, Norway

November 20- Masterclass at the New School, New York, NY

November 25- Thomas Helton/Jon Irabagon/Colin Hinton, Brooklyn, NY

November 26- Snark Horse, The Sultan Room, Brooklyn, NY

DECEMBER PERFORMANCES

December 1- Snark Horse recording session

December 2- Snark Horse recording session

TEUN VERBRUGGEN’S BUREAU OF ATOMIC TOURISM TOUR

December 4- De Koer, Gent, Belgium

December 5- KC Nona, Mechelen, Belgium

December 7- Walter, Brussels, Belgium

December 10- Loft, Cologne, Germany

December 11- Jin, Maastricht, Belgium

December 12-15- Bojan Vuletic Ensemble, Dusseldorf, Germany

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September and October happenings!

Hi everyone! I hope you had a great summer. We’re gearing into high gear here, and the fall promises to be an exciting time. My new double album, Invisible Horizon, comes out on October 15th on Irabbagast Records, and features Matt Mitchell on piano, the Mivos Quartet on strings and myself on the sopranino and mezzo soprano saxophones.

The album will be available starting October 15th over at CD Baby, iTunes, Bandcamp and other places you typically would buy recordings. I could go into specifics about the albums, but let’s have Chris Robinson from over at Point of Departure tell you about it: Invisible Horizon. I’m doing a solo mezzo-soprano saxophone show at The Treehouse in Manhattan on October 24th at 9:30pm to celebrate its release.

I’ll also be performing with Ralph Alessi’s This Against That for two separate US tours, playing at Birdland for the annual John Coltrane Birthday Week, and joining the great Brian Marsella at the Stone for back to back nights. Hope to see some of you out and about!

SEPTEMBER SHOWS

September 11- Uptown Jazz Tentet, The Django, New York, NY

September 12- Jon Irabagon/Peter Brendler/Mark Ferber, Bar Next Door, New York, NY

September 15- Ralph Alessi’s This Against That, Bop Stop, Cleveland, OH

September 17- Ralph Alessi’s This Against That, Kerrytown Concert Hall, Ann Arbor, MI

September 18- Ralph Alessi’s This Against That, Constellation, Chicago, IL

September 19- Ralph Alessi’s This Against That, Lawrence University, Appleton, WI

September 20- Ralph Alessi’s This Against That, UW-Parkside, Kenosha, WI

September 21- Ralph Alessi’s This Against That, Cafe Coda, Madison, WI

September 22- Ralph Alessi’s This Against That, Jazz Central Studios, Minneapolis, MN

September 23- Ralph Alessi’s This Against That, Moorhead State, Moorhead, MN

September 24-28- Coltrane Revisited with Jeremy Pelt, Jimmy Greene, James Wiedman, Lonnie Plaxico and Billy Drummond, Birdland, New York, NY

OCTOBER SHOWS

October 1- Brian Marsella/Jon Irabagon Duo, The Stone at the New School, New York, NY

October 2- Gatos do Soul, The Stone at the New School, New York, NY

October 4- Uri Caine Quartet, Smalls, New York, NY

October 5- Uri Caine Quartet, Smalls, New York, NY

October 6- Masterclass, Washington DC

October 7- Burnett Thompson/Jon Irabagon Duo, Arts Club, Washington DC

October 14- Joel Harrison Quartet, Zinc Bar, New York, NY

October 23- John Yao’s Triceratops, Terraza 7, Queens, NY

October 24- Invisible Horizon CD release show, The Treehouse, New York, NY

October 27- Ralph Alessi’s This Against That, SF Jazz, San Francisco, CA

October 28- Ralph Alessi’s This Against That, University of Reno-Nevada, Reno, NV

October 29- Ralph Alessi’s This Against That, Fresno State, Fresno, CA

October 30- Ralph Alessi’s This Against That, Bakersfield College, Bakersfield, CA

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July and August happenings

Hi everyone, I hope you’re having a great summer so far! We’ve got a lot going on here, including officially announcing my latest release, Invisible Horizon, for October 15th. It’s a double record: the first album features a six-movement suite written for Matt Mitchell on piano and the Mivos Quartet, and I join Mivos on the intro and outro pieces on sopranino saxophone. The second is a solo mezzo-soprano saxophone album recorded at the Vigelund Mausoleum in Oslo, Norway, which has a natural 19 second reverb! I’m really excited to get these out into the world, and there are reviews and features on the music coming out in Downbeat and JazzTimes, so stay tuned!

Irabbagast Records is putting out new albums from the Uptown Jazz Tentet and a solo baritone saxophone album by Anders Svanoe in the coming months as well. I’m also gearing up for a week at John Zorn’s NYC club the Stone next February 25-29, and we’re busy mixing the upcoming I Don’t Hear Nothin’ but the Blues album, which will be coming out at that time. I also had the pleasure of recording duo with the one and only Paul Lytton, so that should be coming out at some point next year as well.

Thanks for your ongoing support, and I hope to see you out and about.

JULY PERFORMANCES

July 2- Adam Smale Quartet, New York, NY

July 9- Jon Irabagon/Peter Brendler/Mark Ferber, Bar Next Door, New York, NY

July 20- Private event

July 22- Vanguard Jazz Orchestra, Village Vanguard, New York, NY

July 24- Michael Buble, Madison Square Garden, New York, NY

July 26- Scotia Bank Arena, Toronto, CA

July 27- Scotia Bank Arena, Toronto, CA

July 29- Budweiser Gardens, London, Ontario, Canada

July 30- Canadian Tire Centre, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

AUGUST PERFORMANCES

August 1- Bell Center, Montreal, Canada

August 2- Bell Center, Montreal, Canada

August 3- Centre Videotron, Quebec, Canada

August 4- Fat Cat Big Band, New York, NY

August 9- Manuel Valera Cuban Express Big Band, Jazz Gallery, New York, NY

August 10- Manuel Valera Cuban Express Big Band, Jazz Gallery, New York, NY

August 14- Andrew Hartman Quartet, Smalls, New York, NY

August 15- Tim Hagans Quintet, Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola, New York, NY

August 16- Billy Wolfe Nonet, An die Musik, Baltimore, MD

August 28- Fat Cat Big Band, Smalls, New York, NY

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May and June shows

Hi everyone, I hope you’ve been doing well and hearing lots of great music! We’ve got some exciting shows and news these next couple of months, including my upcoming releases on Irabbagast and some really cool shows.

I’ll be releasing a double record in the fall entitled Invisible Horizon that features Matt Mitchell and the Mivos Quartet. The first album contains my first piano quintet as well as a piece for Mivos and sopranino saxophone, and the second is a solo mezzo soprano saxophone record; keep on the lookout for more details!

We’ve also just recorded the next installment of I Don’t Hear Nothin’ but the Blues which adds guitar extraordinaire Ava Mendoza to the tandem of Mike Pride, Mick Barr and I. We can’t wait for you to hear that as well!

As always, thanks for your continuing support, and I hope to see you out and about!

MAY SHOWS

May 2– Kyoko Oyobe Quartet, Wisconsin Union Theater, Madison, WI

May 14– Jon Irabagon/Peter Brendler/Mark Ferber, Bar Next Door, New York, NY

Michael Buble UK Tour

May 20– Genting Arena, Birmingham, UK

May 21– Genting Arena, Birmingham, UK

May 23– The SSE Hydro, Glasgow, UK

May 24– The SSE Hydro, Glasgow, UK

May 26– Manchester Arena, Manchester, UK

May 27– Manchester Arena, Manchester, UK

May 30– O2 Arena, London, UK

May 31– O2 Arena, London, UK

JUNE SHOWS

June 1– O2 Arena, London, UK

June 3– First Direct Arena, Leeds, UK

June 4– First Direct Arena, Leeds, UK

June 6– 3Arena, Dublin, Ireland

June 7– 3Arena, Dublin, Ireland

June 9– SSE Arena, Belfast, Ireland

June 10– SSE Arena, Belfast, Ireland

June 16– Luca Rosenfeld Trio +1, Joe Solomon’s Studio, New York, NY

June 20– Mezzo Soprano Solo, Old School Baptist Church, Denver, NY

June 22– Adam Lane Quartet, Mirror Tea House, Brooklyn, NY

June 24– Nicky Barbato Project, Rockwood Music Hall, New York, NY

June 26– Jon Lundbom’s Big Five Chord, Shapeshifter Lab, Brooklyn, NY

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Happenings!

Hello, everyone! I hope you’ve been staying warm out there… I happened to be in Chicago for the -50 degree day and that was… insane.

Anyways, we’re up to some new and exciting things here; I’m finishing up my next release, which will combine a record of the piano quintet I wrote for Matt Mitchell and Mivos Quartet with a solo mezzo soprano album. This double record will be called Invisible Horizon and should be out by the end of the year! Stay tuned. Irabbagast Records is also excited to be releasing new albums by the Uptown Jazz Tentet and Anders Svanoe, among others, in the upcoming months. And I look forward to reuniting with great French saxophonist and composer Sylvain Rifflet for an upcoming tour featuring Jim Black and some new music written by Sylvain and myself, as well as a residency at the Zagreb Music Biennale in April, where I’ll perform solo as well as debut a piece I’ve written for myself with the renowned Zagreb Saxophone Quartet. Onwards and upwards!

MARCH PERFORMANCES

March 1– The Stone Brooklyn Benefit Show, The Stone Brooklyn, NY

March 3– Fat Cat Big Band, Fat Cat, New York, NY

March 8– Maria Schneider Orchestra, Troy Music Hall, Troy, NY

March 12– Guest Artist with the Oswego High School Jazz Ensembles, Oswego, IL

March 17– Brandon Lee Sextet, Fat Cat, New York, NY

March 18– Village Vanguard Jazz Orchestra, Village Vanguard, New York, NY

March 20– Uptown Jazz Tentet, Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola, New York, NY

March 21– Jon Irabagon/Peter Brendler/Mark Ferber, Bar Next Door, New York, NY

March 23– Nicky Barbato Project CD Release Show, Rockwood, New York, NY

March 25– Jon Irabagon/Adam Lane/Vijay Anderson, Bushwick Improv Series, Brooklyn, NY

March 30– Matteo Liberatore/Jon Irabagon, Spectrum, Brooklyn, NY

APRIL PERFORMANCES

Rebellions European Tour featuring Sylvain Rifflet, Sebastian Boisseau and Jim Black

April 3– Banlieues Bleues Festival, Paris, France

April 4– Crescent, Macon, France

April 5– Charlie Free, Vitrolles, France

April 6– Opus Jazz Club, Budapest, Hungary

April 7– Solo performance for Zagreb Music Biennale Festival, Zagreb, Croatia

April 10– Jon Irabagon with Zagreb Saxophone Quartet performing Orbit (world premier), Zagreb, Croatia

April 26– Jon Irabagon/Robbie Lee/Scott Robinson, The Stone Brooklyn, Brooklyn, NY

April 27– Jon Irabagon solo, The Stone Brooklyn, Brooklyn, NY

April 28– Joe Hertenstein Trio, El Barrio Artspace, New York, NY

April 29– Brian Marsella’s Los Gatos do Sul recording session

April 30– Brian Marsella’s Los Gatos do Sul recording session

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Enthusiastically welcoming 2019!

Happy new year everyone! 2018 was an incredible year, and here’s to continued music, positivity and music making in 2019! Highlights of last year include the release of Dr. Quixotic’s Traveling Exotics (Irabbagast 010), my “super-charged spectacle of daredevil adventure” with “a contagious fun factor, manifested in the musicians’ playful interactions (Downbeat Magazine, 4 1/2 star review)”. The album just recently showed up in several year-end lists, including Francis Davis’ NPR Critics Poll and a great mention and review in Rolling Stone Magazine’s jazz list. Thank you to everyone who spent time listening to it! Further highlights of the year include performances with Dave Douglas, Mary Halvorson and Maria Schneider, as well as recording and touring with Barry Altschul and Uri Caine, and the debut of my 14 movement song cycle for mezzo soprano voice, mezzo soprano saxophone, piano, oboe and clarinet at National Sawdust as part of their Stone Commissioning Series.

2019 looks to be even better; I’ve got a new double recording coming out later in the year; it’ll pair up a solo mezzo soprano saxophone recording with a piano quintet and sopranino quintet that features the Mivos Quartet. The Dr. Quixotic group is also performing at the Winter Jazzfest in New York, and I’m looking forward to performances this year with Ralph Alessi, Maria Schneider, Louis Cole, Uri Caine, Dave Douglas and many more.

Thanks for your continuing support! I hope to see you out and about. We’ve got a new tagline at Irabbagast– MAKE STUFF UP! Here’s to a prosperous and continually creative and positive year.

JANUARY SHOWS

January 5– Perpetual Motion: A celebration of the music of Moondog, Sylvain Rifflet and Jon Irabagon, Internationales Jazzfestival Munster, Munster, Germany

January 6– Fat Cat Big Band, Fat Cat, New York, NY

January 7– Joel Harrison’s Infinite Possibility, The Slope Lounge, Brooklyn, NY

January 8, 9– Recording session for Joel Harrison’s Infinite Possibility

January 11– Louis Cole Big Band, Winter JazzFest, New York, NY

January 12– Gregg August recording session

January 12– Jon Irabagon Quartet featuring Tim Hagans, Winter JazzFest, New York, NY

January 13– Marcos Varela Quartet, Fat Cat, New York, NY

January 26– Jon Irabagon solo/quartet, The North Door, Austin, TX

January 27– Matteo Liberatore/Jon Irabagon/Tom Rainey, Downtown Music Gallery, New York, NY

January 31– Jon Irabagon/Peter Brendler/Benn Cliness, Bar Next Door, New York, NY

FEBRUARY SHOWS

February 3– Fat Cat Big Band, Fat Cat, New York, NY

February 4– William Hooker Moon Quartet, Bushwick Music Series, Brooklyn, NY

February 11-24– Axis Norwegian Tour, Details TBA

February 25– Alexi David Group, Fat Cat, New York, NY

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November and December shows!

NOVEMBER SHOWS

November 1– Jon Irabagon/Peter Brendler/Mark Ferber, Bar Next Door, New York, NY

MARY HALVORSON OCTET EUROPEAN TOUR

November 4– Berlin, Germany

November 7– Munich, Germany

November 8– Oslo, Norway

November 9– Bergen, Norway

November 10– Gdansk, Poland

November 11– Mantova, Italy

November 12– Venice, Italy

November 13– Madrid, Spain

DAVE DOUGLAS UPLIFT EUROPEAN TOUR

November 15– Guimaraes, Portugal

November 16– London, England

November 17– Bielsko Biala, Poland

November 18– San Sebastian, Spain

November 19– Gent, Belgium

November 26– Barry Altschul’s 3Dom Factor, The Bop Shop, Rochester, NY

November 27– Michael Bates Quintet, Korzo, Brooklyn, NY

November 28– Bojan Vuletic Ensemble, New York, NY

November 29– Bojan Vuletic Ensemble recording session

DECEMBER SHOWS

December 7– Axis: Jon Irabagon/John Hegre/Nils Dronen, Spectrum, Brooklyn, NY

December 8– Axis: Jon Irabagon/John Hegre/Nils Dronen, Living Space, Kingston, NY

December 9– Axis: Jon Irabagon/John Hegre/Nils Dronen, Downtown Music Gallery, New York, NY

December 10– Axis: Jon Irabagon/John Hegre/Nils Dronen, Quinn’s, Beacon, NY

December 11– Axis: Jon Irabagon/John Hegre/Nils Dronen, Tasker House, Philadelphia, PA

December 12– Perry Smith Quartet, the Nest, Brooklyn, NY

December 14– Sachel Vasandani Ensemble, Lincoln Center, New York, NY

December 15– Sachel Vasandani Ensemble, Lincoln Center, New York, NY

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September and October Shows

Hi everyone, I hope you had a great summer!  Things have been great over here, with continuing great reviews for our recent release Dr. Quixotic’s Traveling Exotics and working on the mixes for a couple of upcoming albums.  Stay tuned!!!  Hope to see you out and about the next couple of months.  Thank you for your continuing support.

SEPTEMBER SHOWS

EUROPEAN TOUR WITH TEUN VERBRUGGEN’S B.O.A.T.
September 5 – OCCI, Amsterdam, the Netherlands
September 6 – De Singer, Rijkevorsel, Belgium
September 7 – Walter, Brussels, Belgium
September 8 – Duo recording with Paul Lytton
September 9 – La Conserve, Leuven, Belgium
September 10 – B.O.A.T. recording session
September 11 – Luik, Liege, Belgium

September 13 – Jon Irabagon/Peter Brendler/Dan Weiss, Bar Next Door, New York, NY
September 15 – Matt Mitchell’s Disdain (Ed Rosenberg, Jon Irabagon, Wendy Eisenberg, Kim Cass, Kate Gentile), The Stone, New York, NY
September 18-22 – John Coltrane Birthday Show (Vincent Herring, Greg Osby, Jon Irabagon, Helen Sung, Lonnie Plaxico, Matt Wilson), Birdland, New York, NY
September 23 – William Hooker’s Quartet Moon with Bob Holman, NuBlu, New York, NY
September 26 – Barry Altschul’s 3Dom Factor, Cornelia St Cafe, New York, NY
September 30 – Alexi David’s Three or Four Shades of Mingus, Fat Cat, New York, NY

OCTOBER SHOWS
October 11 – Joel Harrison Group featuring Brian Blade, Cornelia St. Cafe, New York, NY
October 12 – Joel Harrison Group featuring Brian Blade, Cornelia St. Cafe, New York, NY
October 13 – Brandon Lee Sextet, Smalls, New York, NY
October 17 – Dave Allen Quintet CD Release Show, Cornelia St. Cafe, New York, NY
October 22 – Emilio Solla Big Band, Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola, New York, NY

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July and August Shows

Hi everyone,

I hope your summers are off to a great start! It’s been busy over here, with recent great performances with the Maria Schneider Orchestra, a recording for the great Uri Caine and my recent song cycle debut as part of the Stone at National Sawdust commissioned premier. July and August promise to be even better, with my debut as a leader at Smalls and performing at the Newport Jazz Festival as well as performances with Mike Pride, Bojan Vuletic and a short but sweet Norway jaunt.

My recent Irabbagast Records release, Dr Quixotic’s Traveling Exotics, received a rave 4 1/2 star review in Downbeat Magazine and also was previewed/reviewed on NPR’s Fresh Air with Terry Gross, and the great reviews keep pouring in! We are really proud of this music and hope you take a minute to check it out.

Thank you for your continued support!
Jon

JULY PERFORMANCES
July 10– Dave Allen Quartet with Drew Gress and Mark Ferber, Korzo, Brooklyn, NY
July 19– Bojan Vuletic Ensemble, Dusseldorf, Germany
July 21– Private event
July 25– Jon Irabagon/Brian Marsella/Chris Lightcap/Dan Weiss, Cornelia St Cafe, New York, NY
July 28– Mike Pride/Jon Irabagon/Fred Lomberg-Holm Trio, Howland Cultural Center, Beacon, NY

AUGUST PERFORMANCES
August 4– Louis Cole Big Band, Newport Jazz Festival, Newport, RI
August 5– Fat Cat Big Band, Fat Cat, New York, NY
August 7– Jon Irabagon/Tim Hagans/Luis Perdomo/Yasushi Nakamura/Rudy Royston, Smalls, New York, NY
August 8– Jamie Reynolds/Jon Irabagon/Perry Smith/Matt Aronoff/Michael W Davis, The Nest Session, Brooklyn, NY
August 10– Mike Pride Trio, Boston, MA
August 15– Jon Irabagon/John Hegre/Nils Are Dronen, Oslo, Norway
August 16– Jon Irabagon/John Hegre/Nils Are Dronen, Helsinki, Finland
August 17– Jon Irabagon/John Hegre/Nils Are Dronen, Bergen, Norway
August 18– Jon Irabagon/John Hegre/Nils Are Dronen, Stavanger, Norway
August 19– Jon Irabagon/John Hegre/Nils Are Dronen, Oyestese, Norway
August 23/23– John Yao Quintet recording session
August 24– Uptown Jazz Tentet, New London, NH

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