November 2021 at Lowlands


As of October 2021, there is music weekly at Lowlands Bar (543 3rd Ave.) in Gowanus, Brooklyn. Sets are at 7:30 & 9 PM each Tuesday, and my friend Dierk Peters is curating Wednesdays at 8 PM (Our Borough Series). All shows are suggested donation only ($10 if you can), and we hope you'll join us or spread the word so that this series can continue as a part of the Brooklyn jazz scene ca. fall 2021 and beyond.

Many thanks to KEYED UP!, a program of Jazz Generation, whose financial support allows us to compensate performers fairly for their work and for us to sustain weekly programming at Lowlands Bar.

Tuesday, November 2, 2021: Monastic

Yuhan Su - vibraphone

Kevin Sun - saxophone

Walter Stinson - bass

Steven Crammer - drums

In a prayerful fashion, Monastic presents two sets of the music of Thelonious Sphere Monk. I'm excited to hear how Yuhan recasts Monk's sonorities on the vibes, as I've enjoyed listening to her agile and charismatic approach to the instrument for some time.

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Tuesday, November 9, 2021: Kevin Sun Quartet

Kevin Sun - saxophone

Dana Saul - keyboard

Walter Stinson - bass

Matt Honor - drums

My quartet returns for its monthly appearance at Lowlands. Mostly my compositions, many unrecorded and in-progress with possibly a handful of "hits." 

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Tuesday, November 16, 2021: Happy Trio XVI

Kevin Sun - saxophone

Noah Garabedian - bass

Mark Ferber - drums

The 16th installment of Happy Trio features the marvelous Noah Garabedian on bass and the effervescent Mark Ferber on drums. I recently played with Noah for the first time on a gig with Peter Watrous and loved every beat, while I've been trying to get Mark on the gig for a few months, which has been tricky due to his bicoastal schedule, but it's finally happening!

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Tuesday, November 23, 2021: tt

Neta Raanan - saxophone

Kevin Sun - saxophone

Dan Pappalardo - bass

Jay Sawyer - drums

A double tenor gig! Featuring the great Neta Raanan on tenor saxophone, who I've known since high school and admired ever since for her musical integrity and fiery intensity. The rhythm team of Dan Pappalardo and Jay Sawyer undoubtedly promises sparks and inventive swing.

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Tuesday, November 30, 2021: Kevin Sun Quintet

Adam O'Farrill - trumpet

Kevin Sun - saxophone

Dana Saul - keyboard

Walter Stinson - bass

Matt Honor - drums

Working out some new music that will be recorded in mid-December, composed pre-pandemic.

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