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Sunday, February 23rd: 6pm: LAURENT DAVID - Solo Electric Bass // 7pm: JOE McPHEE / RAF VERTESSEN - Reeds Brass / Drums // 8pm: LELE DAI - Solo Sewing Machine

Sunday, March 1st 2020: 6pm: LUCIANO PAGLIARINI and MICHEL EDELIN - International Sax Flute Duo! // 7pm: JUAN PARRA CANCINO / JONATHAN IMPETT - Rare Appearance by Belgian Duo! // 8pm: HANK JOST - Solo Alto Sax!

Sunday, March 8th: 6pm: IMPLICIT ARCHES: KURT GOTTSCHALK - Guitar / MIGUEL FRASCONI - Analog Synth / WILL GLASS - Drums // 7pm: DARREN JOHNSTON - Trumpet / PETER HESS - Woodwinds / ADAM DOTSON - Flugel-Bone! // 8pm: TOMCHESS - Oud / ZACH SWANSON - ContraBass!

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The Independent Promoters Alliance - February, 2020 Gig Newsletter

Lists Lists & Links from Bruce L Gallanter (DMG), Chris Stern (Eric’s House of Improv), Kevin Reilly (Shortlist), Sarah Vallee (, Jessica Hallock (, Kurt Gottschalk and Matt Vernon.



As many of you know, our good friend ERIC STERN passed away suddenly on Sunday, December 15. Eric started his own series of concerts with his wife Chris in October of 2018, around the time our

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Winter Solstice Celebration, Saturday Dec 21st

The Independent Promoters Alliance invites you to join us for a musical winter solstice celebration featuring two ensembles on Saturday December 21, 2019 8PM 450 W 37th Manhattan!

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Festival International Musique Actuelle Victoriaville - 35th Edition - May 16th - 19th, 2019

Wow! To say that that this edition of FIMAV (a/k/a Victo Fest) was the best one in several years, would not be an understatement. A dozen or so of my friends from different places would certainly agree. I have been attending the Victo Fest every year since 1987 and look forward to it every year for a variety of reasons. The main reason is to catch four long days (21 sets!) of challenging music from around the Creative Music World. The other big reason for going every year is being with our coll

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Spotlight on Downtown Music Gallery

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DOWNTOWN MUSIC GALLERY Turns 26 and Celebrates Longevity!

Monday, May 1st was the 26th Anniversary of Downtown Music Gallery! That’s right, you heard right! We opened our doors on May 1st of 1991 in the East Village at 211 East 5th (between 2nd & 3rd Aves), having no idea how long we would last considering that there were upwards of a hundred record stores in Manhattan alone at that time. Now there are less than a dozen!?! We are in our third location (13 Monroe St in Chinatown), for eight years now, struggling to survive but still providing creative

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5049 Records Podcast

Episode 89, Bruce Lee Gallanter

For this conversation, Bruce and I go back to his hometown roots in New Jersey to the early days at Studio Henry, all the way up to the present.

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