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Thursday may 11th 2017 at 7:30pm

Underworld alchemy with alex ward

Hundred Years Gallery, LONDON

Sarah Manning - alto saxophone

Alex Ward  - electric guitar

Improvised music!

13 Pearson St. London E2 8JD +44 (0)20 3602 7973

http://hundredyearsgallery.co.uk/


PAST CONCERTS

Sunday, October 23rd 2016 at 8pm

trio quidnuncs

Sarah Manning - alto saxophone

Briggan Krauss  - electric guitar

Andrew Drury - drums and percussion

Improvised music!

The Firehouse Space 246 Frost Street Brooklyn, NY

$10-20 sliding scale donation

Friday april 15th 2016 w/Hans tammen's third eye electric band


PAST CONCERTS

TUESDAY, MARCH 8TH 2016

UNDERWORLD ALCHEMY AT SOUP & SOUND!

Sarah Manning - alto saxophone

Briggan Krauss  - electric guitar

Simon Jermyn  - electric bass

Gerald Cleaver - drums

$20 suggested donation

APPEARING WITH BRIGGAN KRAUSS SOLO (ALTO SAXOPHONE), CELEBRATING THE RELEASE OF HIS SOLO CD AND THE DAN PECK (TUBA)/ERICKA DICKER (VIOLIN) DUO. 

Soup & Sound is a program of Continuum Culture & Arts, Inc. a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Music starts at 7PM. Doors open at 6:30pm and soup will be served (while it lasts!). Venue is at 292 Lefferts Avenue in Brooklyn (near Nostrand). 2/5 to Sterling St or B/Q to Prospect Park

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 29TH 2016

UNDERWORLD ALCHEMY AT THE ROYAL ROOM!

Sarah Manning - alto saxophone

Briggan Krauss  - electric guitar

Evan Flory-Barnes- bass

Dave Abramson - drums

5000 Rainier Ave S, Seattle, WA  www.theroyalroomseattle.com

Show starts at 7:30PM. Underworld Alchemy at 8:30PM.  Suggested Donation.

ALSO APPEARING IS BETH FLEENOR'S BUBBLES & BANANAS

FRIDAY JANUARY 29TH, 2016

THE SPINNING WHEEL EXHIBITION: CLOSING PARTY

AT BRIC IN BROOKLYN (647 FULTON STREET)

This special Spinning Wheel Closing Party will include an opportunity to take a last look at the exhibition, as well as a performance by Mixed Movement featuring live remixing of the archive, and the steve ben israel commission winner, Monique Mizrahi, in addition to a DJ set by Baba Israel. FREE!

Come experience and take part in The Winning Spiel, inspired by the life and work of steve ben israel, legendary performer, activist, jazz musician, poet, stand-up comic and core member of the Living Theater. Musician/creator Monique Mizrahi joins forces with sacred herbalist Paula Winograd and saxophonist Sarah Manning in this new participatory piece, a Yiddish-flavored pacifist ritual. Gather in the exhibition space at BRIC to harmonize through stretching, kvetching and songs. Everyone's a winner in this "seance to contact the living" (a line from steve ben's shows), so leave your guns at home, your phones at the door and come get yourself a third eye, baby!

http://bricartsmedia.org/events/contemporary-art/the-spinning-wheel-exhibition-closing-party

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 17TH 2015

UNDERWORLD ALCHEMY

Sarah Manning - alto saxophone

Briggan Krauss  - electric guitar

Simon Jermyn  - electric bass

Gerald Cleaver - drums

New band. New compositions!

The Firehouse Space 246 Frost Street Brooklyn, NY

$10-20 sliding scale donation

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 10TH 2015

8PM W/BRIGGAN KRAUSS'S THE NEED

Briggan Krauss - alto saxophone/guitar

Sarah Manning - alto saxophone

Brandon Seabrook - guitar

Kenny Wollesen - drums and percussion

The Firehouse Space 246 Frost Street Brooklyn, NY

$10-20 sliding scale donation

Tuesday, November 17TH 2015

underworld alchemy

Soup & Sound is a program of Continuum Culture & Arts, Inc. a 501(c)(3)

 

with Briggan Krauss on guitar. New compositions! 

333 Douglas Street Brooklyn, NY

MORE INFO COMING SOON...

 

Monday, August 31st 2015

11PM with Kenny Wollesen's Nublu Orchestra!!!!

Conduction project. Featuring Brandon Ross and Briggan Krauss on electric guitars. Kenny conducts!

SUNDAY, JULY 19TH 2015

WITH ZION80!

AT THE BRONX MUSIC HERITAGE CENTER

featuring drummer and percussionist bobby sanabria

 

THURSDAY, MAY 21ST, 2014

 IBEAM BROOKLYN

168

7th Street, Brooklyn

Time to be announced (around 8PM)

New trio! We'll be playing my compositions and those of Simon Jermyn and Jeff Davis.

Sarah Manning – alto saxophone
Simon Jermyn – electric bass
Jeff Davis – drums

$10-20 Suggested Donation

Take the F or R trains to 4th Ave & 9th Street.  Walk down 4th ave to 7th street.  Make a left on 7th and walk past 3rd ave.  Ibeam is located on the ground floor, the grey doors to the right of the stairs of #168.

 

www.ibeambrooklyn.com

TUESDAY, MAY 19TH, 2014

THE STONE (WITH ARAM BAJAKIAN)

At the corner Avenue C and 2nd Street, New York City

This tribute to Yusef Lateef is part of Aram Bajakian's residency at the Stone this week. Aram, Alex and I all studied with Dr. Lateef. It was a remarkable and life-changing experience.

ARAM BAJAKIAN - GUITAR         ALEX MARCELO - PIANO        SARAH MANNING - ALTO SAX             KIRK KNUFFKE - TRUMPET               MIKE PRIDE - DRUMS/PERCUSSION 


8pm

www.arambajakian.com

THURSDAY, MAY 14TH, 2014

 NUBLU

W/HONEYBIRD

I'll be appearing as part of the horn section for singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist  Monique Mizrahi's CD Release party for her new album, Out Comes Woman. Also featuring Jen Baker on trombone. As an interesting note of trivia, Monique, Jen and I attended Interlochen Arts Academy together (I received scholarship to Interlochen to study jazz for one year). This is the first time we've performed together since high school!

62 Avenue C, between 4/5th street
East Village NYC
9pm
$10
http://nublu.net/

TUESDAY, MAY 5TH 2015

NORTHAMPTON JAZZ WORKSHOP

7:30-10:30PM

The Loft at the Clarion Hotel in Northampton, Massachusetts
 

As the featured guest artist with the Green Street Trio, I will play a set with the band from 7:30-8:30PM. Afterwards there will be an open session.  Past guest artists include Gary Smulyan, Erik Lawrence, Claire Daly, Steve Davis and Grant Stewart. 

THURSDAY, APRIL 9TH 2015 (8PM)

SARAH MANNING'S UNDERWORLD ALCHEMY

Sarah Manning - alto saxophone

Briggan Krauss - alto saxophone

Simon Jermyn - electric bass

Andrew Drury - drums and percussion

The Firehouse Space 246 Frost Street Brooklyn, NY

$10-20 sliding scale donation

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 28TH 2014 (6PM-8:45PM)

HARMONIOUS CREATURE AT THE 55 BAR NYC

Join us in this venerable room as part of a special new series curated by Mark Kirby!

55bar.com

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 4TH 2014 7-9PM

The Bowery Sessions (curated by Richard Bliwas)

DUO WITH PIANIST ANTHONY COLEMAN

At the Bowery Whole Foods NYC (On E Houston at Bowery Street) 

Free Concert in a unique space surrounded by delicious things.

 

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 24TH 2014 (AROUND 11:30PM)

Radio Interview on WNYU's The Phoenix

Guitarist Marc Ribot and I speak to Brandon Peckman about the Content Creator's Coalition

and what you can do for creative sustainability! 

(archived interview will be available after tonight on the WNYU website here)

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 18TH 2014 8-10PM

BENEFIT FOR C3 (THE CONTENT CREATORS COALITION) AT ROULETTE

MICRO-SET WITH SIMON JERMYN (ELECTRIC BASS) AND JEFF DAVIS (DRUMS)

John Zorn, Matana Roberts, Marc Ribot, Steve Coleman, Eric Slick, Satomi Matsuzaki from Deerhoof and more. Support artist rights in the digital domain!! This amazing organization is fighting for a sustainable creative future. Read more at www.ccc-nyc.org

Roulette Brooklyn is at 509 Atlantic Avenue.

 

Monday, October 13th 2014 7-9PM

The Bowery Sessions (curated by Richard Bliwas)

Duo with pianist Angelica Sanchez

At the Bowery Whole Foods NYC (On E Houston at Bowery Street) 

Really! And it's free, too.

 

Saturday, October 4th 2014 8:15PM one set only

1st Concert of the 2014/2015 Season!

Harmonious Creature at Shapeshifter Lab

Mark Feldman, violin; Jonathan Goldberger, electric guitar; Rene Hart, bass; Allison Miller, drums
18 Whitwell Place, Brooklyn (R train to Union St)
Cover: $15

 

 

Wednesday, July 9th 2014

Trio with  guitarist Jonathan Goldberger and bassist Rene Hart

Caffe Vivaldi

8PM-PM

32 Jones Street NY, NY

all donations go to the artists

http://caffevivaldi.com/

 

Tuesday, July 1st 2014

Appearing with Fung Chern Hwei's Downtown Avengers!

Shapeshifter Lab

18 Whitwell Place, Brooklyn (R train to Union St)
 

The Downtown Avengers: The Throwdown, grand return at 8:30pm!!!
Fung Chern Hwei, violin; Ng Chor Guan, theremin and electronics; Yukari Watanabe, flute; Sarah Manning, alto sax; Jessica Meyer, viola; Sayun Chang, percussion

18 Whitwell Place, Brooklyn (R train to Union St)
Cover: $10

Wednesday, June 18th, 2014

Duo with guitarist Jonathan Goldberger

Caffe Vivaldi

8PM-PM

32 Jones Street NY, NY

all donations go to the artists

http://caffevivaldi.com/

Tuesday, May 20th, 2014

Northampton Jazz Workshop

7:30-10:30PM

The Loft at the Clarion Hotel

 

Thursday, February 20th, 2014

Harmonious Creature NYC CD Release Concert!

Cornelia Street Cafe

                                                                      29 Cornelia Street

NY, NY 10014

8:30PM and 10PM

The official CD Release Concert for Harmonious Creature! Posi-Tone Records 1/21/14. Come celebrate with us!

Sarah Manning – alto saxophone/composer
Mark Feldman - violin
Jonathan Goldberger – guitar
Rene Hart – bass
Allison Miller – drums

$10 Cover, $10 minimum (can be applied to food or drink). Full dinner menu available!

www.corneliastreetcafe.com

 

Saturday, January 25th, 2014

Harmonious Creature at Ibeam Brooklyn

168

7th Street, Brooklyn

8:30PM

 At I-Beam, I'll highlight the music on my brand new release Harmonious Creature on Posi-Tone Records(release date January 21st).  With compositions that unite the small town and the metropolis, the lofty ceilings of I-Beam will open to the night sky. At the right moment, in the drone of Goldberger's guitar and the shouts of alto and viola over the formless form spun from Miller's drums and Hart's bass, you might just see the twitch of a white-tipped tail.

Sarah Manning – alto saxophone/composer
Fung Chern Hwei – viola
Jonathan Goldberger – guitar
Rene Hart – bass
Allison Miller – drums

$10 Suggested Donation

Take the F or R trains to 4th Ave & 9th Street.  Walk down 4th ave to 7th street.  Make a left on 7th and walk past 3rd ave.  Ibeam is located on the ground floor, the grey doors to the right of the stairs of #168.

 

www.ibeambrooklyn.com

Monday, October 7th, 2013

Duo with Allison Miller

8PM-9PM

Augusta Savage Gallery, University of Massachusetts

Duo performance with Allison Miller on drums. Part of a week at the Gallery featuring performances and readings by women.

 

Tuesday, September 10th, 2013

Northampton Jazz Workshop

7:30-10:30PM

The Loft at the Clarion Hotel
 

As the featured guest artist with the Green Street Trio, I will play a set with the band from 7:30-8:30PM. Afterwards there will be an open jam session. This regular Tuesday night series draws many talented local musicians and listeners, and I'm excited to share a standard or two that I know will resonate with the seasoned audience. Past guest artists include Gary Smulyan, Erik Lawrence, Claire Daly, Steve Davis and Grant Stewart. 

2013 Saalfelden Jazz Festival with Zion 80!

 

August 24th, Saalfelden, Austria 

Other festival bands include John Medeski, Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey, Wadada Leo Smith Golden Quartet and Scott Colley Quintet.  www.jazzsaalfelden.com

 

 

Sarah Manning Duo at Easthampton Artwalk

Saturday, June 8th 2013 at 5

5:15-6PM

featuring Bob Weiner on drums

43 Main Street, Easthampton, MA

5:15-6PM
Free! Donations welcome.

Find the band on the steps of the Old Town Hall - or inside in the event of rain. Sax and drums are always a great workout - the lack of harmonic instruments and a bassist to anchor things down presents interesting challenges and keeps the saxophonist honest. This small showcase will explore Manning's originals as well as some older material from the tradition in an unusual context. Drummer Bob Weiner has toured and performed with Harry Belafonte, Itzhak Perlman, Betty Buckley, Jon Lucien, Dianne Reeves, Andy Statman, Rebecca Paris, Kenny Werner, Bob Moses and many others. He has taught at the Drummers Collective in New York, New England Conservatory, and Berklee College of Music, and has taught and mentored hundreds of private students. Make this set a stop on your tour of Easthampton's galleries, cafes and shops!

 

Harmonious Creature in Western Massachusetts!

Friday, March 29th 2013 at 8PM-10PM

 

SPECIAL PERFORMANCE AT CAFE EVOLUTION

22 Chestnut Street, Florence, MA

 

Sarah Manning - Alto saxophone, composer
Jonathan Goldberger - Guitar
Rene Hart - Bass
Allison Miller - Drums

"Not only is Sarah Manning a fearless and intense player, she’s a fearless and intense composer. Restless, irrepressible, unafraid and unfailingly terse, much of what she does here (on 2010's "Dandelion Clock") is transcendent. - Lucid Culture

In November of 2012, saxophonist/composer Sarah Manning spent a couple of weeks as a Composition Fellow at the MacDowell Colony in NH, writing new music in the company of a bear, porcupine, coyote, barn owl, yellow spotted salamander, and a piano Aaron Copland used while in residences many moons ago. She got her start at Fire & Water and the sidewalks of Northampton. After three albums and performances from Tanglewood to Yoshi's in CA and Dizzy's in NYC, she is thrilled to perform at Cafe Evolution both for its intimate setting and yummy vegan food. Join her as she shares the new music, part of an upcoming release for Posi-Tone Records with her NYC band. And be sure to save room for a vegan cupcake (or two).

8PM-10PM
$10-20 sliding scale donation

Come by 7PM to enjoy Cafe Evolution's full kitchen and jazz inspired meals (check out A Love Supreme). Beverages and treats available at show.

 

 

Thursday, March 28th, 2013

Jazz at Schwemm's

Amherst College

9 PM - 10PM at the Schwemm’s Backroom Coffeehouse, which is located in the Keefe Campus Center.

JANUARY 28TH, 2013 - 8:30PM

Harmonious Creature at Ibeam Brooklyn

168

7th Street, Brooklyn

Catch Harmonious Creature as they premiere new music on their way into the studio later in the week for Posi-Tone Records! Much of the music was written by Manning this past fall while a MacDowell Colony Fellow in Composition, in the company of a bear, porcupine, coyote, spotted salamander and barn owl.

 

Sarah Manning – alto saxophone/composer
Eyvind Kang – viola
Jonathan Goldberger – guitar
Rene Hart – bass
Jerome Jennings – drums

$10 Suggested Donation

Take the F or R trains to 4th Ave & 9th Street.  Walk down 4th ave to 7th street.  Make a left on 7th and walk past 3rd ave.  Ibeam is located on the ground floor, the grey doors to the right of the stairs of #168.

 

www.ibeambrooklyn.com

SEPTEMBER 24TH, 2012 - 7:30PM, 9:00PM

The Stone (with Zion 80 and special guest John Zorn!)

At the corner

Avenue C and 2nd Street, New York City

Zion 80 is a fascinating project of guitarist Jon Madof, and features a rotating cast of characters depending on the night which includes Frank London on trumpet, Jessica Lurie, Matt Darieau and Greg Wells on sax,  Jonathan Goldberger and Aram Bajakian on guitar, Shanir Blumenkranz on bass, Aaron Alexander, Yuval Lion, and Mathias Künzli on drums and percussion. Zion80 explores the music of Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach through the lens of the Afrobeat master Fela Anikulapo Kuti. Open rehearsal begins at 7:30, set begins at 9:00. $10 donation at door.

www.zion80.com

SEPTEMBER 10TH, 2012 - 7:30PM, 9:00PM

The Stone (with Zion 80)

At the corner Avenue C and 2nd Street, New York City

Zion 80 is a fascinating project of guitarist Jon Madof, and features a rotating cast of characters depending on the night which includes Frank London on trumpet, Jessica Lurie, Matt Darieau and Greg Wells on sax,  Jonathan Goldberger and Aram Bajakian on guitar, Shanir Blumenkranz on bass, Aaron Alexander, Yuval Lion, and Mathias Künzli on drums and percussion. Zion80 explores the music of Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach through the lens of the Afrobeat master Fela Anikulapo Kuti. Open rehearsal begins at 7:30, set begins at 9:00. $10 donation at door.

www.zion80.com

 

JULY 29TH, 2012 - 5:00PM

St. Peter's Church (Jazz Vespers)

619 Lexington Avenue, New York City

Harmonious Creature imbues Jazz Vesperswith afternoon lullaby tinged with an underbelly of harmonic dissonance. Featuring Sarah Manning (alto saxophonist/composer), Skye Steele on violin, Dave Juarez on guitar, Ike Sturm on bass and Darrell Green on drums.

www.saintpeters.org

 

 

MAY 25TH, 2012 - 8:00PM

Warner Theatre (Nancy Marine Studio Theatre)

68 Main Street, Torrington, CT

Harmonious Creature lumbers into Manning's hometown of Torrington, CT!  Featuring Sarah Manning as alto saxophonist/comp Aram Bajakian on guitar, Skye Steele on violin, Ike Sturm on bass and Jerome Jennings on Drums.  Tickets are $30 and available online or through the box office.

www.warnertheatre.org

 

 

FEBRUARY 19TH, 2012 - 3:30PM-5:30PM

Long Island Winterfest (Peconic Bay Winery)

31320 Main Road, Cutchogue, NY

Featuring Sarah Manning's Harmonious Creature with Skye Steele on violin, Aram Bajakian on guitar, Rene Hart on bass and Jerome Jennings on drums. $15 to get in, includes a glass of wine! Beautiful escape from NYC for those city-dwellers, or an escape to some urban sounds if you already live amongst the greenery.

www.peconicbaywinery.com

 

FEBRUARY 17TH, 2012 - 8:30PM

IBeam Brooklyn

168 7th Street, Brooklyn, NY

Debut of Sarah Manning's "Harmonious Creature"! Sarah Manning - also saxophone, composer Skye Steele - violin Aram Bajakian - guitar Jerome Jennings - drums According to arts blog Lucid Culture, "Not only is Sarah Manning a fearless and intense player, she's a fearless and intense composer." But what of this Harmonious Creature? Is it unwieldy? Unsettling? Powerful or delicate? Should it be tamed, or will it curl up at your feet? Let it envelop you with sound, and decide for yourself.

www.ibeambrooklyn.com

 

SEPTEMBER 3RD, 2011 - 12:30PM-1:30PM

Tanglewood Jazz Festival (Jazz Cafe)

297 West Street, Lenox, MA

From the official press release: The annual Labor Day Weekend Tanglewood Jazz Festival will take place September 2-4 at the summer home of the Boston Symphony Orchestra in Lenox, Massachusetts. Jazz greats highlighting this year's festival include Dianne Reeves, Angelique Kidjo, Lizz Wright, NEA Jazz Master Jimmy Cobb, Mary Stallings, the Mingus Orchestra, Edmar Castaneda, NES Jazz Master Gunther Schuller, John Santos, Federico Britos, Geri Allen, Terri Lyne Carrington, Rumero Lubambo, James Genus, Munyungo Jackson, Judy Carmichael, Michael Kaeshammer, Robin McKelle, Ulysses Owens, Sarah Manning, Rebecca Martin, Larry Grenadier, Bill McHenry, Cedric Hanriot and more. All shows will be held in Seiji Ozawa Hall and Jazz Cafe. Tanglewood Jazz Festival prices range from $18-77. One day jazz lawn passes are $34. Tickets are available through Tanglewood's website, www.tanglewood.org, by calling SymphonyCharge at 617-266-1200 or 888-266-1200, or by visiting the Boston Symphony Orchestra Box Office at 301 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston MA. T

www.tanglewood.org

Selected Past Performances

Caffe Vivaldi, NYC: 9/23/11

IBeam Brooklyn, Brooklyn, NY: 6/19/10

St. Peter's Jazz Vespers, NYC: 9/23/009

Fat Cat, NYC: 9/17/09

Cornelia Street Cafe, NYC: 9/9/09

Dizzy's Club Coca Cola, NYC: 9/8/09

 Bb Universe, NYC: 8/7/09

The Jalopy Theatre, NYC: 7/25/09

Make Music New York, NYC: 6/21/09

A.P.E. Gallery, Northampton, MA: 9/26/08

The Jazz Gallery, NYC: 4/24/008