January and February 2018 gigs

Happy new year everyone! 2018 is shaping up to be a really exciting one here at Irabbagast… we’ve got two records coming out this year and possibly a third if I can get my act together. The first is the next installment of my quartet that released Behind the Sky a couple of years ago. This is the same cast and crew along with special guest Tim Hagans! The record drops in mid-May and is entitled Dr. Quixotic’s Traveling Exotics, with artwork by one of Tim Burton’s right hand men, Colin Batty. We are really excited to get this out to you guys!

Also coming out is a solo mezzo soprano saxophone CD, recorded in the Vigelund Mausoleum in Oslo, Norway.

There are also several great performances coming up in the next few months, including stints with Dave Douglas, Andrew Bain, the Maria Schneider Orchestra and many more. I’m also bringing two different groups to the New Stone this month, on the 19th and 20th, so hope to see you out and about!

As always, thank you for your continuing love and support.


January 4– Donald Vega Quintet, Punta del Este Jazz Festival, Punta del Este, Uruguay
January 6– Donald Vega Quintet, Punta del Este Jazz Festival, Punta del Este, Uruguay
January 8– Juan Pablo Carletti/Jon Irabagon/William Parker, Clemente Soto Velez, New York, NY
January 9– Moppa Elliott’s Unspeakable Garbage, Shapeshifter Lab, Brooklyn, NY
January 10– Peter Brendler Quartet, Minton’s, New York, NY
January 14– Alexi David’s Three or Four Shades of Mingus, Fat Cat, New York, NY
January 19– Jon Irabagon Organ Quartet featuring Gary Versace, Nasheet Waits and Dan Weiss, The New Stone, New York, NY
January 20– Mivos Quartet with Matt Mitchell performing a suite written by Jon Irabagon, The New Stone, New York, NY
January 25– Jon Irabagon/Peter Brendler/Vinnie Sperazza, Bar Next Door, New York, NY
January 28– Yoni Kretzman Albert Ayler Tribute Band, Legion, Brooklyn, NY

February 4– Fat Cat Big Band, Fat Cat, New York, NY
February 7– Dave Douglas Quintet, Mulhouse, France
February 8– Dave Douglas Quintet, Munich, Germany
February 9– Dave Douglas Quintet, Rome, Italy
February 10– Dave Douglas Quintet, Geneva, Switzerland
February 12– Alban Darche Hypercube, Nantes, France
February 22– Dave Allen Group, Philadelphia, PA
February 27– Maria Schneider Orchestra, Lakewood, CO
February 28– Maria Schneider Orchestra, Durango, CO
March 1– Maria Schneider Orchestra, Durango, CO
March 2– Maria Schneider Orchestra, Santa Fe, NM

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