Mat Maneri Quintet performs at New York City's Cornelia Street Cafe tonight, April 28 and tomorrow, April 29 at 10:30pm. Featuring Kris Davis (piano), Oscar Noriega (reeds), Garth Stevenson (bass), Randy Peterson (drums), the show is located at 29 Cornelia Street, New York, NY (A/C/D/B to West 4). Tickets are $25, which includes one drink.
The quintet will feature all-new music blending contemporary jazz, microtonality and modern classical music. The unusual acoustic instrumentation of viola, bass clarinet, piano, bass and drums will also seamlessly weave in electronic ambience. The quintets goal is to follow in the great jazz tradition and lineage of expanding the boundaries of improvised music, they are currently preparing to record for the Dahabenzapple label who will be releasing the new Maneri/Peterson duet “27” later this year.
Mat Maneri has recorded with Cecil Taylor, Matthew Shipp, Joe Morris, Joe Maneri, Gerald Cleaver, Tim Berne, Borah Bergman, Mark Dresser, William Parker, Michael Formanek, John Lockwood, as well as with his own trio, quartet, and quintet. He has also played on various band releases: Club d'Elf, Decoupage, Brewed by Noon, Paul Motian's Electric Bebop Band, and Buffalo Collision. Maneri has worked with Ed Schuller, John Medeski, Roy Campbell, Paul Motian, Tomasz Stanko, Robin Williamson, Drew Gress, Tony Malaby, Ben Monder, Barre Phillips, Joëlle Léandre, Marilyn Crispell, Craig Taborn, Ethan Iverson, David King and many others. He has released records on labels such as Thirsty Ear, HatHut and ECM.