Blaise Siwula All About Jazz
Up Coming Shows in NY
Scholes Street Studio, 375 Lorimer Street, Brooklyn, New York
This is an open recording concert featuring Blaise Siwula reeds, Rocco John Iacovone reeds, Luciano Troja piano and Giancarlo Mazzu guitar/vocals/drums. The last concert celebrating "Palermo Sketches" with spontaneously composed improvised music. Palermo Sketches was recorded 2 years ago on the final tour date in Palermo. Tonight will also be the final tour date with a recording set.
Downtown Music Gallery, 13 Monroe Street, btw Catherine & Market Streets,, New York, New York
Luciano Troja, Giancarlo Mazzù Rocco John Iacovone and Blaise Siwula celebrate the release of "Palermo Sketches" this evening.
Bushwick Public House, 1288 Myrtle, Brooklyn, New York
Blaise Siwula reeds, Nicolas Letman-Burtinovic bass and Jon Panikkar drums will be celebrating the release of their cd "Sedition" on Setola di Maiale.
Flutes and Gong for Julian
Birds Light and Dimensions
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"Time In" Siwula/Plaks
The final show at ABC No-Rio was June 27th 2016. It was a wonderful 18 year run. Thanks to all the performers and audience that made it possible...and of course ABC No-Rio
New CDs on CDBaby from NoFrillsMusic.com
Merida Encuentro Jan 4th 2016
"Past the Future" Radtke/Siwula/Hertenstein
"Songs of Deception" Mérida Encuentro
"Beneath the Ritual"
"The Sun Don't Mind My Singing"
Available Now : "The Sun Don't Mind My Singing" on NachtRecords
Solo Sax at Cross Kings Dec 10 2008
Blaise Siwula & Dom Minasi at the Intar Festival
Creative Spontaneously Composed Music
"Short Day Short Solos" Solstice 2014
Birds Light and Dimensions
Blaise Siwula, Sean Reed & Kae Reed
A spontaneously composed recording of light/dimensions and the studio canaries
Recorded July 5th 2012 at Spencer Studios in Brooklyn NY. Sean Reed trombone, Blaise Siwula clarinet/tenor sax and Kae Reed numerous percussion instruments and toys. Free form improvised music with two canaries singing in the background.
Past the Potatoes
Blaise Siwula, John Loggia & Aron Namenwirth
K'ampokol Che K'aay
Blaise Siwula & Lisbon String Trio
Improvisational music with roots of modern classical music and the natural twists of wind.
On a recent trip to Lisbon Portugal clarinetist Blaise Siwula was invited to a recording session with the "Lisbon String Trio" featuring violist Ernesto Rodrigues, cellist Miguel Mira and bassist Alvaro Rosso for a session of improvisationa music. The result was a focused and sustained collaboration of sounds from nature in a dance of light. K'AMPOKOL CHE K'AAY (wood music) K'AAY is Mayan for music/canto...K'AMPOL CHE is wood is the result. The track titles are for your imagination.
Los Jaguares Sueñan Flamingos (Live)
Blaise Siwula & Israel Flores Bravo
The music is imagination of an image of a dream from jaguars of flamingos with passion.
Approximately 3 years ago Blaise Siwula and Israel Flores Bravo met for the first time in Mérida, MX and performed as a duo in the Cha'ak'ab Paaxil free jazz and noise Festival. This led to several encuentros in Queretaro, San Miguel and Mexico City. The music has maintained it's freshness and spontaneity during each show. Israel Flores Bravo is a drummer/poet who resides in Queretaro MX performing with a wide variety of improvising musicians. Blaise Siwula is a saxophonist and clarinetist who lives in Brooklyn, NY and on a more regular schedule Mérida MX. This cd contains music from their last two shows in Mexico City - JazzOrca and Queretaro - Mas sabe el diablo Cultubar.
Blaise Siwula & Jorge Nuno
When spontaneous jazz meets psychedelic rock water music can be the result. These waterscapes are meditations from the subconscious.
This duet is trans Atlantic. Blaise Siwula resides in Brooklyn and Jorge Nuno is from Lisbon, Portugal. They met for the first time on Jan 27th, 2016 and then again on Jan 28th 2016 to complete the recording. Psychedelic guitar with jazz bass clarinet/soprano sax on a journey to new and different territory in a panorama of abstract expressionism. There is a constant shift from foreground to background with linear melodies skating over the reflections in an aquatic environment.
Rags to Ragas
Blaise Siwula & Luciano Troja
After a week of preparing for a show improvising on the 19th century composer Gaetano Daga’s “Union Blues Quick Step” we went to the studio and recorded 52 minutes of spontaneous music without actually referencing the tune the entire session.
Rags to Riches is the first duet collaboration between Luciano Troja and Blaise Siwula after three trio releases. We hop you enjoy the recording.
Past the Future
Blaise Siwula, Joe Hertenstein & Carsten Radtke
Spontaneously composed as a kaleidoscope of genres emerges then transcends the past, present and future as the trio pursues a harmonic, rhythmic and melodic compositional poem.
Past the Future is the result of the ongoing musical relationship projection:zero - blaise siwula on reeds, carsten radtke on guitar and the addition of joe hertenstein on drums and percussion. this music was spontaneously composed in wombat studios on sept 1, 2014. The is the 2nd projection:zero cd to be released in 6 years.
"Songs of Deception"
The latest release from the Mérida Encuentro on Setola di Maiale. These Songs were spontaneously composed on Calle 58 in Mérida MX Oct 26th 2015. Featured musicians are Blaise Siwula reeds/flutes, Armando Martin acoustic guitar and Edgar Caamal percussion.
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The Lower East Side Social Club
This is improvised spontaneously composed music that breathes swaggering scruffy New York, the cutting edge Lower East Side where drop dead eccentricity and lunacy is king in 2003.
The Lower East Side Social Club originated in what appears to be the last of the community art buildings in the East Village - ABC No Rio on 156 Rivington St. NYC. Sunday night open sessions at the C.O.M.A. music series led to a few loft parties and then suddenly a recording session and this CD. This is improvised spontaneously composed music that breathes swaggering scruffy New YOrk, the cutting edge Lower East Side where drop dead eccentricity and lunacy is king. What kind of music is that? It's a stunning mixture of New Music, hip hop, rock, free jazz, salsa and Beethoven at a club where Mongo Santamaria meets Leopold Godowsky for tea. The Lower East Side Social is - Blaise Siwula alto sax/clarinet, Gregory J. Wildes samples/alto sax, Matthew Paris piano, Christobal Jacques electric bass and Drew Gardner drums
Beneath the Ritual
“TIME IN” recorded at Wombat Studios in Brooklyn, New York on Aug 26th, 2015.These 7 spontaneous compositions have roots in a very broad spectrum of musical genres from gospel to free jazz with many twists and turns from beginning to end.
Blaise Siwula alto/tenor and soprano sax and Eric Plaks piano
Songs for Albert
Blaise Siwula & Shiro Onuma
The spontaneously composed music on this cd was inspired by and dedicated to the jazz tenor saxophonist Albert Ayler.
Blaise Siwula and Shiro Onuma first met in Tokyo in 2005 while performing with pianist Katsuyuki Itakura at the Pit Inn. A return tour to Japan in 2006 found them partnered again in free improvised performances in Tokyo. In 2009 Shiro Onuma was able to visit New York city for a series of performances and this recording date on July 25th at Wombat studios. A sax and drum duet...just straight improvising with rhythm and changing melodies....and energy. There wasn't a pre conceived direction to play like or sound like Albert Ayler but there was definitely a feeling that spoke clearly to both musicians. This recording has been waiting four years for this moment...I hope you enjoy it.