gaucimusic presents:

8pm Cooper Moore – piano
Stephen Gauci – tenor saxophone

9:15pm  Chet Doxas – tenor saxophone

Jacob Sacks – piano
Vinnie Sperrazza – drums

 

**Chet Doxas is quickly becoming one of the most well respected and sought after saxophonists and composers of his generation. He is best known for his ability to add his inspired voice to a wide variety of musical settings and styles.
Raised in Montreal in a musical family, his love of music was fostered by his father, a professional musician, teacher , recording engineer and producer; and is older brother and drummer, Jim, with whom he regularly performs. Since 2014, he has also co-led the group, Riverside, with trumpeter, Dave Douglas. Their first album is comprised of original music from Doxas and Douglas as well as Jimmy Giuffre, their inspiration for the creation of this quartet. The band also features, Steve Swallow on bass and Chet’s brother, Jim Doxas on drums. Their latest album, released in the spring of 2017, features original compositions from its members as well as Carla Bley, the focus of this second recording.Chet is also part of the Brooklyn-based, group, LandLine, with pianist Jacob Sacks, bassist Zack Lober and drummer, Vinnie Sperrazza. This band regularly performs in many of New York City’s premier listening venues.
Chet Doxas is a Juno nominee and has appeared on over one hundred recordings. He has released eight albums as a leader and co-leader. He has worked with a wide range of artists including, Carla Bley, John Abercrombie, Rufus Wainwright, Maria Schneider, Sam Roberts Band and Oliver Jones. Chet’s formal musical studies were completed at McGill University where he earned both undergraduate and graduate degrees in music. When he is not touring he can be found in his Brooklyn recording studio working on his next projects or producing other artists.**
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**As a composer, performer, instrument builder/designer, storyteller, teacher, mentor, and organizer, Cooper-Moore has been a major, if somewhat behind-the-scenes, catalyst in the world of creative music for over 40 years. As a child prodigy Cooper-Moore played piano in churches near his birthplace in the Piedmont region of the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia. His performance roots in the realm of avant jazz music date to the NYC Loft Jazz era in the early/mid-70s. His first fully committed jazz group was formed in 1970 – the collective trio Apogee with David S. Ware and drummer Marc Edwards. Sonny Rollins asked them to open for him at the Village Vanguard in 1973, and they did so with aplomb. A studio recording of this group was made in 1977, and issued as Birth of a Being on hatHut under Ware’s name in 1979 (re-mixed and re-issued in expanded form on AUM Fidelity in 2015!). Following an evidently rather trying European tour with Ware, Beaver Harris, and Brian Smith in 1981, Cooper-Moore returned home and completely destroyed his piano, with sledgehammer and fire, in his backyard. He didn’t play piano again until some years after, instead focusing his energies from 1981-1985 on developing and implementing curriculum to teach children through music via the Head Start program. Returning to New York in 1985, he spent a great part of his creative time working and performing with theatre and dance productions, largely utilizing his hand-crafted instruments. It was not until the early 90s, when William Parker asked him to join his group In Order To Survive, that Cooper-Moore’s pianistic gifts were again regularly featured in the jazz context. In the early ‘aughts the group Triptych Myth was his own first regular working jazz group in decades and together they blazed some trails and released two albums: one rich formative, and one exquisite. A destined creative re-union with David S. Ware in the Planetary Unknown quartet, the Digital Primitives trio with Assif Tsahar & Chad Taylor, and continued work with William Parker followed. Cooper-Moore’s creative life continues well-strong and unabated into the present day. He will be/was the Lifetime Achievement Honoree at the 22nd iteration of Vision Festval, NYC on May 29, 2017..**
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Stephen Gauci is recognized as one of the most distinctive and enigmatic saxophonists on the New York City improvised music scene.
Stricken by a childhood illness that has left him with a profound hearing loss, Gauci was drawn to the clear, deep, tone of the tenor saxophone. This was the fist step in a lifelong relationship with, and investigation of tone, timbre, and especially.. voice. The nature of Gauci’s hearing loss are that outer sounds require of him the utmost level of concentration and focus. The flip side, however, is that inner sounds, and the inner voice, are magnified… crystal clear and singing. The intense outward focus developed as a result of Gauci’s hearing impairment has been turned inward like a laser to illuminate, and manifest, the inner voice.
Gauci has performed with many of today’s leading improvisers including Nels Cline, Karl Berger, Kenny Wessel, Kris Davis, Tyshawn Sorey, Daniel Carter, George Garzone, Nate Wooley, Joe Morris, William Parker, Steve Swell, Mike Bisio, Kirk Knuffke, Ingebrigt Haker Flaten, Tim Daisey, Dave Rempis.
Stephen currently resides in Brooklyn where he runs the “Bushwick Improvised Music Series” , performing every monday night with his quartet featuring Sandy Ewen, Adam Lane, and Kevin Shea, and presenting weekly concerts featuring many of today’s current and future ground-breaking improvisers. 

September 26, 2018
$15 music cover
@ happylucky no.1
gaucimusic.com
734 Nostrand Avenue,
Brooklyn, NY 11216

Upcoming Concerts:

October 5th : Simon Nabatov/Max Johnson/Michael Attias/Mike Pride

October 10th : Shoko Nagai/Maryanne De Prophetis/Ron Horton/Dean Johnson

October 17th : Daniel Carter & Strings w/John Murchison/Brent Arnold/Aylem Basaldi/Sami Abu Shumays/Tom Swafford/Zafir Tawil

October 24th : Tony Malaby Quartet w/Marc Hannaford/William Parker/Billy Mintz

November 2nd : Lou Grassi/Cecil Broche/Angelica Sanchez/Ken Filiano

November 7th: Jamie Saft/Joe Morris

November 14th: Andrew Schiller/Tony Malaby/Ethan Helm/Hery Paz/Matt Honor

November 28th : Matt Shipp/Allen Lowe/Kevin Ray/Newman Taylor Baker

December 12th : Jeremy Carlstedt/Brian Settles/Anders Nilsson

December 19th : Anthony Coleman/Henry Fraser/Francisco Mela