October 2021 at Lowlands


As of October 2021, there is music weekly at Lowlands Bar (543 3rd Ave.) in Gowanus, Brooklyn. Sets are at 6:30 & 8 PM each Tuesday, and my friend Dierk Peters is curating Wednesdays at 8 PM. 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.

See below for the schedule and some notes:

Tuesday, October 5, 2021: Willber Sunlight

Max Light - guitar

Kevin Sun - saxophone

Simón Willson - bass

Aaron Seeber - drums

A co-led aggregation featuring a tenor saxophone-guitar frontline that may recall similar modern jazz groups from the late '90s onward. With song contributions from each member of the band plus interpretations of standards, Willber Sunlight makes its NYC debut here. See two archived streaming shows from the summer here: July 18, 2021 + August 1, 2021


Tuesday, October 12, 2021: Happy Trio

Kevin Sun - saxophone

Thomas Morgan - bass

Dan Weiss - drums

This is the 15th installment of the monthly series Happy Trio, a casual standards gig, which began in April 2019, paused in March 2020, and rebooted in July 2021. The conceit is that the rhythm team changes every month and (to date) never repeats, and I'm thrilled to perform with two of my longtime musical heroes, the great Thomas Morgan on bass and the great Dan Weiss on drums. Both are among the greatest active practitioners of their craft on their instruments, and it's a privilege to play with both for this month's Happy Trio.


Tuesday, October 19, 2021: Jacob Shulman CONNECTEDNESS

Jacob Shulman - saxophone

Hayoung Lyou - keyboard

Simón Willson - bass

Avery Logan - drums

Saxophonist and composer Jacob Shulman is a deeply thoughtful up-and-coming saxophonist, who recently moved to NYC from Boston. His debut full-length album, CONNECTEDNESS, releases on Endectomorph Music this November, and we're very happy to present the band at Lowlands for a pre-release preview show.


Tuesday, October 26, 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."