Posts Tagged ‘Tyshawn Sorey’


Thursday, October 19th, 2017

We are proud to announce that our management client Tyshawn Sorey is a 2017 recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship for “assimilating and transforming ideas from a broad spectrum of musical idioms and defying distinctions between genres, composition, and improvisation in a singular expression of contemporary music.” In their statement, the MacArthur Foundation also praised his “refined sense of restraint and balance that allows him to maintain his own unique voice while bringing a vast array of musical settings to life.”

Sorey is among 24 other esteemed 2017 MacArthur Fellows, who span a range of disciplines including visual art, human rights and social justice, theater, writing, history and more. The MacArthur Fellowship, often known as the “Genius Grant”, distributes a no-strings-attached $625,000, distributed over five years, to these select individuals. In an interview with National Public Radio, Sorey said: “I’ve been recognized for doing something that I truly have believed in, and worked on for the past 20-odd years. It’s a blessing.” Sorey joins many of his immediate musical colleagues, regular collaborators and mentors who have been awarded the MacArthur in previous years – Anthony Braxton, John Zorn, George Lewis, Steve Coleman, Vijay Iyer and Jason Moran (with whom he’ll play Thelonious Monk duets with at Duke University this month.)

The news of the MacArthur fellowship comes amidst an already historic year for Sorey. In September, Sorey began a new faculty appointment as Assistant Professor of Music at Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut; released the stunning and widely praised Verisimilitude on Pi Recordings this August; and toured widely. Sorey had notable premieres of his compositions at the Ojai Music Festival, in performance with the International Contemporary Ensemble, hisDouble Trio, and led musicians through his conduction language which he’s dubbed “Autoschediasms.”

For the fifth consecutive year, Sorey taught at the Banff International Workshop in Jazz & Creative Music – for the first time in the program led by Claire Chase/Steven Schick, and the fifth time in the program led by 2012 MacArthur Fellow Vijay Iyer.


2015 Fully Altered Media APAP & Winter Jazz Fest Showcase Information

Thursday, January 8th, 2015

2015 Fully Altered Client APAP Showcases


Fully Altered Media Client Showcase, Winter JazzFest

Friday, Jan 9th: Linda Oh’s Sun Pictures at SubCulture – 45 Bleccker St, 7:15 PM –
Linda Oh – Bass, Ben Wendel – saxophone, Matt Stevens – guitar, Rudy Royston – drumsFriday, Jan 9th: DaveDouglas Quintet at Judson Church

 – 55 Washington Sq Park South, 9:15 PM – Dave Douglas- trumpet, Troy Roberts – tenor saxophone, Matt Mitchell – piano, Linda Oh – bass, Rudy Royston – drums

Friday, Jan 9th: Kris Davis’ Infrasound at SubCulture – 45 Bleecker St, 11:00 PM – Kris Davis – Piano, Gary Vercase – organ, Nate Radley – guitar, Ches Smith – drums, Andrew Bishop, Ben Goldberg, Joachim Badenhorst and Oscar Noriega – bass clarinets

Friday, Jan 9: Anthony Pirog Trio at Carroll Place – 157 Bleecker St, 12:45 AM
(w/ Michael Formanek- Bass, Ches Smith – Drums)

Saturday, Jan 10th: The Cellar & Point at The Player’s Theater – 115 MacDougal St, 1:15 AM-
(w/ Joe Bergen – vibraphone, Christopher Otto -violin, Kevin McFarland – cello, Terrence McManus – electric guitar, Christopher Botta – acoustic guitar and banjo, Greg Chudzik – bass, Joseph Branciforte – drums
(Also performing , 1/10 at 1 PM, Apple Store, SoHo as part of iTunes Live:
103 Prince Street, New York, NY 10012)

Saturday, Jan 10th: Ryan Keberle & Catharsis at SubCulture – 45 Bleecker St, 6:00 PM-
Ryan Keberle – trombone, Mike Rodriguez – trumpet, Jorge Roeder – bass, Kenny Wolleson – drums, Camila Meza – voice

Saturday, Jan 10th: Myra Melford’s Snowy Egret at Zinc Bar – 82 W 3rd St, 6:30 PM-
Myra Melford – piano, Liberty Ellman – guitar, Stomu Takeishi – bass, Tyshawn Sorey – drums, Ben Goldberg – bass clarinet

Saturday, Jan 10th: Theo Bleckmann at Judson Church – 55 Washington Sq Park South, 6:45 PM
Theo Bleckmann – voice, composition, Gary Vercase – piano, Chris Tordini – bass, John Hollenbeck- drums, percussion, w/ special guest Ambrose Akinmusire

Also Appearing at WJF:
Aaron Parks’ Little/Big (Friday, 1/9, 1:30 AM at SubCulture)
Uri Caine/Han Bennink (Friday, 1/9, 12:15 AM at SubCulture)
John Raymond Roots Trio (Saturday, 1/9, 1:30 AM at SubCulture)

Also note:
Thursday Jan. 8, 6-10 PM
Ben Wendel Quartet, Jamie Baum & Short Stories, Michael Blake’s Tiddy Boom, Joel Harrison 4
46 Barrow Street, New York, NY 10014
(212) 242-4770 $10, free with APAP badge Or JazzConnect Registration

Jan 15-18, 2015 – Jazz Standard
Aaron Goldberg Trio at Jazz Standard – CD Release for “The Now” (Sunnyside Records)
(w/ Eric Harland – drums, Reuben Rogers- bass) – 116 E 27th St. New York, NY 10016

Pete Robbins’ siLENT Z Live To Be Released May 25 on Hate Laugh Music

Wednesday, April 7th, 2010

Pete Robbins’ “siLENT Z Live” To Be Released
May 25, 2010
On Saxophonist’s Own Hate Laugh Music

Release Shows Scheduled For
May 28 at Tea Lounge in Park Slope, Brooklyn
May 29 at Cornelia Street Cafe in East Village


Tyshawn Sorey Announces Fall Tour Dates

Tuesday, September 29th, 2009

October 16th, Jazz Gallery {New York, NY} 9 and 10:30
FOR KATHY CHANGE (in two parts)
Ben Gerstein (trombone) Terrence McManus (classical guitar) Okkyung Lee (cello) Tyshawn Sorey (piano, drums, composition)

November 6 & 7, Earshot Festival {Seattle, WA}
SOREY-DAVIS-LAUBROCK (a collaborative project)
Tyshawn Sorey (drums, compositions) Kris Davis (piano, compositions) Ingrid Laubrock (tenor saxophone, compositions)

November 13, Community Church of New York {New York, NY} 8 p.m.
Aaron Stewart (woodwinds) Taylor Ho Bynum (cornet) John Escreet (piano) Tyshawn Sorey (drums, composition)

November 19, University of Massachusetts at Amherst – Bowker Auditorium {Amherst, MA} 8 p.m.
Tyshawn Sorey (piano, drums, trombone)

Fully Altered Media Client Release Schedule **Summer & Fall 2009**

Sunday, July 26th, 2009


Ben Perowsky Quartet – Esopus Opus (Skirl) – August 11
w/ Perowsky (drums), Chris Speed (tenor sax, clarinet), Drew Gress (bass), Ted Reichman (accordion, keyboards)

The Waitiki 7 – Adventures in Paradise (Pass Out Records) – August 18
w/ Zaccai Curtis (piano), Tim Mayer (saxes, flutes), Randy Wong (bass), Lopaka Colón (birdcalls, percussion), Jim Benoit (vibes), Helen Liu (violin), Abe Lagrimas, Jr. (drums, vibes, percussion) + special guest Mike Dease (trombone)

Stefon Harris & Blackout – Urbanus (Concord Jazz) – August 25
w/ Harris (vibraphone, marimba), Marc Cary (keyboards, piano, effects), Ben Willams (bass), Casey Benjamin (alto sax, vocoder), Terreon Gully (drums)

Rez Abbasi – Things to Come (Sunnyside) – August 25
w/ Rudresh Mahanthappa (alto sax), Vijay Iyer (piano), Dan Weiss (drums), Johannes Weidenmuller (bass) + Kiran Ahluwalia (Hindustani vocals), Mike Block (cello)


Early Buzz for Tyshawn Sorey’s “Koan”

Thursday, July 23rd, 2009

Composer Tyshawn Sorey (who is best known as a drummer) is featured as the lead music story by music/film/travel scribe Steve Dollar in the current week’s issue of Time Out New York (see the story here). The article is pegged to Tyshawn’s upcoming month of programming during August at The Stone, John Zorn’s renowned experimental music venue in New York’s Lower East Side and an upcoming new CD release with guitarist Todd Neufeld and bassist/guitarist Thomas Morgan.


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