April 2022 at Lowlands


As of October 2021, there is music weekly at Lowlands Bar (543 3rd Ave.) in Gowanus, Brooklyn. Sets are at 8 & 9:30 PM each Tuesday, and my friend Dierk Peters is curating Wednesdays at 8 PM (Our Borough Series). All shows are suggested donation ($10 strongly encouraged, 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. 

April 5 + 12, 2022: Kevin Sun Trio

Kevin Sun - saxophone
Walter Stinson - bass
Matt Honor - drums

I started playing regularly with Matt and Walter sometime in the spring of 2016, and once I returned from a summer in China, we began playing gigs as a band that fall. It's been about 6 years since then (minus 1.5 for the pandemic, although we kept playing throughout as health conditions allowed). We're memorizing all of the music for these gigs and I'm working on improvising the sets as we go. We had a test run the last week of March with Adam O'Farrill on trumpet, but these two weeks will just be the three of us.

April 19, 2022: Juanma Trujillo Quartet

Juanma Trujillo - guitar/compositions
Kevin Sun - saxophone
Andrew Schiller - bass
Matt Honor - drums

This date was rescheduled from late December 2021 due to the Omicron surge. This was a band that used to play fairly regularly in the first few years since I moved to New York, but Andrew's been living in Boston working on his DMA the past few years, so we haven't played as much. Juanma's taking the opportunity to record us the day after at Douglas Street Studio, so this will be the dress rehearsal more or less. Old and new music!

April 26, 2022: Happy Trio XXI

Kevin Sun - saxophone
Harish Raghavan - bass
Jeremy Dutton - drums

I'll try to hang with two modern jazz heavyweights for the 21st iteration of Happy Trio. Looking forward to this one!


Our Boroughs: April 2022

curated by Dierk Peters