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2018
 
January 2018
January 18-20
Mariyln Lerner - Ken Filiano - Lou Grassi
at
New College of Sarasota
Sarasota, Fl
January 18 & 19 workshops (TBA)
January 20, 8pm
Concert in the Harry Sudakoff Center
 
 
2017
 
December 2017
Saturday, December 2
7pm
UpSurge
Raymond Nat Turner - poetry
Ziggi Lowenberg - poetry
Lee Odom - woodwinds
Ken Filiano - bass
Lou Grassi - drums & percussion
at
ArtYard
62A Trenton Ave.
Frenchtown,NJ
 
 
November 2017
Nu Band Tour
Tuesday, Nov. 7 FREE
Wednesday, Nov. 8 FREE
Thursday, Nov. 9 FREE
Friday, Nov.10 Graz, AT
Saturday, Nov.11 FREE
Sunday, Nov.12 Darmstadt, DE
Monday, Nov. 13 Cottbus, DE
Tuesday, Nov. 14 Muenster, DE
Wednesday, Nov.15 FREE
Thursday, Nov. 16 Dijon, FR
Friday, Nov.17 FREE
Saturday, Nov.18 Chur, CH
Sunday, Nov.19 FREE
Monday, Nov. 20 Berlin,DE
Tuesday, Nov. 21Krakow, PO
Wednesday, Nov. 22 Krakow, PO
Thursday, Nov. 23 FREE
Friday, Nov. 24 Poznan, PO
 
October 2017
Jazzquartett Dimensionality
Andrea Wolper - vocals
Ursel Schlicht - piano
Ken Filiano - bass
Lou Grassi - Drums & percussion
at
Kassel Jazz Festival
Kassel, Germany
 
 
July 2017
Sunday, July 9, 9pm
The Nu Band
Thomas Heberer -trumpet
Mark Whitecage - alto sax
Joe Fonda - bass
Lou Grassi - drums
at
The Legion Bar
790 Metropolitan Ave
Brooklyn, NY
 
 
June 2017
Thursday June 8, 8pm
Soup & Sound House Concert Series
Jazzquartet Dimensionality
Usrel Schlicht - piano
Andrea Wolper - voice
Ken Filiano - bass
Lou Grassi - drums
292 Lefferts Ave. Brooklyn, NY
$20. suggested donation
soupandsound.org
 
 
April 2017
 
Saturday, April 29
3pm (2 shows)

UPSURGE
Raymond Nat Turner & Zigi Lowenberg - poetry
Lee Odom - woodwinds
Ken Filiano - bass
Lou Grassi - drums & percussion
at
Brooklyn Commons
388 Atlantic Ave
Benefit for WBAI
Admission $20.
 
 
April 18-21
El Paso, Texas
with
Koan Improvisation Ensemble
S. Paola Lopez R. - dance
Mack Godsbury, flutes & saxophones
Herb Robertson, trumpet
Chris Reyman - piano & accordian

Erik Unsworth, bass
Lou Grassi, drums & percussion

Tuesday, April 18 

Workshop University of Texas at El Paso

Wednesday, April 19

Concert University of Texas at El Paso

April 20 & 21

Recording El Paso Texas

Saturday April 22

1pm Concert at Conservatory of Music, El Paso, TX
Mack Goldsbury Quartet
Mack Goldsbury
Herb Robertson
Erik Unsworth
Lou Grassi
3:30 pm Concert at Public Library El Paso, TX
Koan Improvisation Ensemble

Friday April 7
Karl Berger
Ingrid Sertso
Graham Haynes
Ken Filiano
Lou Grassi
at
ArtYard
62A Trenton Ave.
Frenchtown, NJ
 
 
Monday April 3
9pm
Robert Dick
Denman Maroney
James Ilgenfritz
Lou Grassi
at
Spectrum
121 ludlow St.
2nd Floor
NYC, NY
 
 

March 2017

Wednesday, March 22
2:30 pm
Guest artist on Faculty Jazz Concert at NJIT, Newark, NJ
David Rimelis - gtr, banjo, violin
David Rothenberg - clarinet
Lewis Porter - piano
Ken Filiano - bass
Lou Grassi - drums

 
 
January 2017

***SATURDAY January 28, 2017***

~The Richard Tabnik Quartet~
Richard Tabnik, alto saxophone
Harvey Diamond, piano
Hilliard Greene, bass
Lou Grassi, drums
7:30-10 pm at:
Michiko Studios
149 West 46th Street
NY, NY
212 302 4011
https://www.michikostudios.com

Monday, January 9
Monday January 9 - Honoring Roy Campbell

 7pm The Nu Band
         Lou Grassi - drums / Mark Whitecage - alto sax /  Thomas Heberer - trumpet   Joe Fonda - bass
8pm: 3 For Roy
         Bryan Carrott - vibes / Hilliard Greene - bass / Michael Wimberly - drums
9pm: Pyramid Trumpets for Roy
         William Parker - bass / Hamid Drake - percussion
         Nabate Isles - trumpet / Matt Lavelle - trumpet
The Clemente, Abrazo Interno Gallery
107 Suffolk St. New York, NY 10002 (near Delancey St.)
Admission: $10 per set / $7 poetry reading / $25 per night

 

2016

 
December 2016
 
Saturday, December 10
7-10 pm
Richard Tabnik Quartet
Richard Tabnik, alto sax
Harvey Diamond, piano
Hill Greene, bass
Lou Grassi, drums
at
Michiko on 149 w 46
 https://www.michikostudios.com
Admission $20.
 
Friday, December 9
8-10 pm
Richard Tabnik, alto saxophone
Jimmy Halperin, tenor saxophone
Dave Frank, piano
Frank Canino, bass
Lou Grassi, Drums
@
Hari NYC, 140 W 30th St., 3rd floor, bet. 6th and 7th Aves, near 7th,
http://www.harinyc.com/#home 
Admission $10.
 
 
November 2016
 
Sunday, November 13
Love and Music:
A Celebration of Connie Crothers
4:30 pm sharp until 9:30 pm*
Doors open at 4
Roulette

509 Atlantic Ave., Brooklyn
roulette.org
free admission
 
Friday, November 11
7-10pm
Richard Tabnik Quartet
at
The Drawing Room
56 Willoughby Street, Brooklyn, NY
http://www.drawingroommusic.com/
Richard Tabnik - alto sax
Harvey Diamond Piano
Hill Greene - bass
Lou Grassi - drums
 
October 2016
 
Saturday October 22
Karl Berger's Improvisinfg Orchestra
Workshop 7pm Concert 8:30pm
El Taller
215 East 99th St. NYC
 
Friday October 15th
8PM
Fortuna Quartet
Angelica Sanchez - piano
Ken Filiano - bass
Lou Grassi - drums
Omar Tamez - guitar & compositions
at
The Firehouse Space
246 Frost St. Bklyn. NY
$10
 
September 2016

Thursday, Sept. 15 Kassel, DE with Sven Krug band
Saturday, Sept. 24 Kassel, DE Kulturbunker with Ursel Schlicht and Georg Wolf
Sunday, Sept. 25 Wuppertal, DE with Moo Lohkenn Source of Sound
Tuesday, Sept 27 Kassel, DE Musik Acadamie with Werner Kirschbaum & Matthias Schubert

Wednesday, Sept. 28 Darmstadt with Werner Kirschbaum and Matthias Schubert
Friday, Sept. 30 Atelier Link, Cologne, DE with Werner Kirschbaum and Matthias Schubert


 

 
 
 
January 2016
 
Nu Band Tour

Monday, Jan. 25 Wuppertal, DE
Tuesday, Jan 26 Marburg, DE
Wednesday, Jan 27, Berlin
Thursday, Jan. 28 Vienna, AT
(workshop. Not Confirmed.)

Friday, Jan 29 – Villach, AT
Saturday, Jan.30 Vienna, AT
Sunday, Jan. 31 Sarvar, Hungary
Monday, Feb. 1 Zagreb, HR
Tuesday, Feb 2 FREE        
Wednesday, Feb 3 Freiberg, DE
Thursday, Feb. 4 Bad Hersfeld, DE
Friday, Feb. 5 Muenster, DE

Saturday, Feb. 6 Geneva, CH
Sunday, Feb 7 Darmstadt, DE


2015
 
 
October 2015


Sunday, October 18
An Evening of Talent Deserving Wider Recognition
Sunday, October 11th 3:00 PM $10 Suggested Donation

Allen Lowe, alto sax and all compositions 
This is a day long open recording session with many groups playing new music by Allen Lowe. I'm scheduled with the last group at 8:30. $10. for the whole day or any part. Experience the music being rehearsed and recorded.
Check the iBeam website for the complete lineup.

http://ibeambrooklyn.com/
 


 

Sunday, October 11
The Ursel Schlicht Ensemble
WhyNot Jazz Room's
Why Not Experiment? Series
14 Christopher St. @ Gay St.,NYC
Set Times: 7 & 8:30 pm
Stephanie Griffin - viola
Catherine Sikora - soprano and tenor sax
Ursel Schlicht – piano
Francois Grillot - bass
Lou Grassi – drums

Cover Charge: $ 10

 
 
 
July 2015
 

Sunday, July 19

WhyNot Jazz Room's
Why Not Experiment? Series
14 Christopher St. @ Gay St.,NYC

 7:00pm  –  9:30pm  

James Ilgenfritz Quartet

James Ilgenfritz - bass

Yoni Kretzmer - saxophone

Jonah Rosenberg - Fender Rhodes

Lou Grassi - drums

ticket: $10 at the door

 
Wednesday July 8
 
The Vision Festival
Perry Robinson - clarinet
Mark Whitecage - alto sax & clarinet
Ken Filiano - bass
Lou Grassi - drums & percussion
What:      Celebrating 20th Anniversary of VISION / The On-going Legacy of FreeJazz
Where:    Judson Memorial Church, (55 Washington Sq. South, New York, NY)
Tickets   Daily Admission: $40 per day / $25 students & seniors
INFO:       Email info@artsforart.org / Call (212) 254-5420
 
Thursday, July 2
8PM

Jane Ira Bloom    Ballads & Beyond

Jane Ira Bloom   soprano saxophone
Dominic Fallacaro   piano
Cameron Brown    bass
Lou Grassi   drums

Live @ The Falcon
1348 Rte 9w
Marlboro, NY
(845) 236-7970
www.liveatthefalcon.com
 
June 2015
 

Sunday June 21

8:30 pm
Aural Compass
@WhyNot Jazz Room's
Why Not Experiment? Series
14 Christopher St. @ Gay St.,NYC
Richard Tabnik – alto sax
Francois Grillot – bass
Lou Grassi – drums & percussion

$10 cover

 

Friday June 5

8:30 PM
Ursel Schlicht Trio

Ursel Schlicht – piano
Ken Filiano – bass
Lou Grassi – drums
iBeam 168 7th St, Brooklyn, NY 11215
$15 Suggested Donation


 
 
MAY 2015
 

Saturday May 16
7PM
UPSURGE

Raymond Nat Turner – poetry
Ziggi Lowenberg – poetry
W. Marshall Sealy – French horn
Ken Filiano – bass
Lou Grassi – drums & percussion

 Nuyorican Poet's Café
236 East 3rd Street, New York, NY 10009
212-505-8183 |
get directions

 
 
APRIL 2015

Wednesday April 8

            The Nu Band                 
7 pm 
4 Dancers in a Room Part1:  Lance Gries / Paul Singh / Chisa Hidaka / Elena Demyanenko
8pm 
4 Dancers Improv + Nu Band

9pm 
The Nu Band

Thomas Heberer - trumpet
Mark Whitecage - alto sax
Joe Fonda - bass
Lou Grassi drums

Clemente Soto Velez Cultural & Educational Center
107 Suffolk Street, New York, NY 10002
 

ADMISSION: One set: $11 / two sets: $16 / 3 sets: $22
Students/Seniors, one set: $8 / two sets: $12 / three sets: $16

Please share the Facebook Event https://www.facebook.com/events/357808564416195/

 

 

 

 
2014
 
December 2014

Wednesday, December 3
8:15 PM
Robert Dick - flutes
Steve Swell - trombone
James Ilgenfritz - bass
Lou Grassi - drums

@

Spectrum
121 Ludlow St. #2
NYC, NY
 
 
 
 
November 2014
 
Saturday, November 29
7 PM
THE NU BAND

Hommage To Roy Campbell
@
17 White Street, New York, NY 10013 #4A
www.kirili.com

Thomas Heberer - cornet
Mark Whitecage - alto sax & clarinet
Joe Fonda - bass
Lou Grassi - drums

 

Friday, November 21
9:30 PM

Omar Tamez - guitar
Angelica Sanchez - piano

Ken Filiano - bass
Lou Grassi - drums
Admission $10

 

Sunday November 9th
5 PM

Mack Goldsbury - tenor & soprano
Maciej Fortuna - trumpet
Mark Minchello - Hammond organ
Lou Grassi - drums
at
Jazz Vespers
St. Peter's Church
54th St. & Lexington Ave, NYC, NY
 
Thursday November 6th
8pm
Mack Goldsbury - tenor & soprano
Maciej Fortuna - trumpet
Mark Minchello - Hammond organ
Lou Grassi - drums
at
The Firehouse Space
246 Frost St.
Brooklyn, NY 11211
Graham Ave L Train

http://www.thefirehousespace.org
thefirehousespace@gmail.com
Admission $10

Tuesday, November 4
10:30 PM

Mark Whitecage - alto sax Christophe Rocher -alto sax
Joe Fonda - bass  James Ilgenfritz - bass
Lou Grassi - drums

Spectrum
121 Ludlow St. #2
NYC, NY

 
October 2014
 

Sunday, October 12
2-2:45PM

Aural Compass
François Grillot - bass, Richard Tabnik - alto sax, Lou Grassi - drums

http://artsforart.org/event/ingardens2014/schedule

First Green Community Garden
33 E. 1st Street
New York, NY 10003
 

 

 

 
September 2014
 
 
Sunday September 14th, 2014
WHY NOT JAZZ ROOM
9:00PM - Aural Compass
François Grillot - bass, Richard Tabnik - alto sax, Lou Grassi - drums
 
Tuesday September 9th
Fred van Hove and Lou Grassi
at
iBeam
168 7th St, Brooklyn, NY 11215
2 Shows
8:30 & 10 PM
$10. admission
 
Sunday September 7th
8PM
Fred van Hove and Lou Grassi
at
Hallwall's Contemporary Center for The Arts
http://www.hallwalls.org/
 
Saturday September 6
Fred van Hove and Lou Grassi
at
The Guelph Festival
Guelph Canada
Venue:
Guelph Youth Music Center
Price: $28/$26
Time: 4:00 pm
http://www.guelphjazzfestival.com/
 
July 2014
 
Saturday July 12
Tribute to Roy Campbell
10 pm
The Nu Band
Mark Whitecage (alto sax, clarinet)
Joe Fonda (bass)
Lou Grassi (drums)
Special Guest: Taylor Ho Bynum (trumpet)
at
The Stone, NYC, corner of Avenue C and 2nd Street (map)
                                                                                                                                                               http://thestonenyc.com/calendar.php
 
June 2014
 
Friday June 6
9:30 PM
Ursel Schlicht Trio
Ursel Schlicht - piano
Ken Filiano - bass
Lou Grassi - drums
at
The Firehouse Space
246 Frost St.
Brooklyn, NY 11211
Graham Ave L Train

http://www.thefirehousespace.org
thefirehousespace@gmail.com
Admission $10
 
 
May 2014
 
Monday May 5th
10PM

Orchestra Dave The Hallelujah Set
Double Conduction
 / Optional Audience Participation (OAP)
Jake Sokolov-Gonzalez-cello
Yoni Kretzmer-reeds
Leila Bordreuil-cello
Michael Foster-horns
Tristan Shepherd –steel guitar, electronics
Yaniv Kot-guitar

Lou Grassi-drums

Clemente Soto Velez Cultural & Educational Center

2012

2012
November 2012
246 Frost St. Brooklyn, NY
Brooklyn, NY
Admission $10
Thursday November 1
8PM
Cecile Broche and Friends
Cecile Broche - violin
Bill Gagliardi - tenor & soprano sax
Joe Fonda - bass
Lou Grassi- drums
The Firehouse Space
246 Frost St. Brooklyn, NY
Brooklyn, NY
Admission $10
and
9:15 PM
Simone Weissenfels and Friends
Simone Weissenfels - piano
Juini Booth - bass
Lou Grassi - drums
The Firehouse Space
246 Frost St. Brooklyn, NY
Brooklyn, NY
Admission $10
*
Friday, November 2
Fred Van Hove and Lou Grassi
at
Firehouse 12
Shows 8:30 & 10 PM
45 Crown Street
New Haven, CT
(203) 785-0468
http://firehouse12.com/
*
Saturday, November 3
Fred Van Hove and Lou Grassi

Nu Band Tour March 2012


March 1
La Vapeur, Dijon, France 
42, Av . De Stalingrad21000
Dijon, France
Show Time: 9:45pm. One 90 minute set.

March 2
Avignon, Fr.
AJMI AVIGNON

4 Rue escalier Ste Anne 84000 AVIGNON, France
Show Time: 2100hr  and will consist of (2) one hour sets.

March 3

Charlie Free, Vitrolles, Fr.
 Le Moulin a Jazz, Vitrolles, FR, France
Domaine de Fontblanche 13127 Vitrolles, France
Show Time: 2100. 2 one hour sets

March 4
Berlinval, Fr.
Galerie de Berlinval
Show Time:  5PM

March 5

Free  - Berlinval

March 6
Claude Debussy Auditorium for  "Jazz au Confluent"
Conservatory of Music
 Conflans Ste Honorine , Fr
 74, rue Désiré Clément 78700 - CONFLANS-SAINTE-HONORINE
 
Show Time: 2100hr


March 7
 Zurich, Ch
Rote Fabrik/Fabrikjazz
Seestraße 395, CH-8038 Zürich
Phone: 0041 44 481 9811
Show Time: 20:30 2 1 hour sets

March 8
Berlin, De
Aufsturz-Klub
Oranienburger Str. 67, 10117 Berlin
Show Time 
20:30   two sets


March 9
Dresden, De
JazzClub Tonne 
Koenigstrasse 15 01097 Dresden 49 (351) 80 260 17
Show Time:  9pm  2 one hour sets

March 10
Poznan, Po.
Blue Note Poznan Jazz Club
 ul. Kosciuszki 76/79, Poznan, Poland, tel/fax +48 61 6570777
Show Time:  8PM  (2) sets with a short intermission in between sets.


March 11
Krakow, Po.
Club Alchemia
Show Time:
8pm

March 12
 Free (travel to Freiberg)

March 13
Freiberg, De
IG Jazz im Studentenwerk Freiberg
Club "Alte Mensa"; Petersstr.5
Show Time: 8:30


March 14
Bad Hersfeld, De.
Buchcafe
Badestube 20, 36251 Bad Hersfeld, De    Phone: 0 6621 796 54 84
Show Time:
20:00
 

March 15
De Singer, Rijkevorsel, Be
Bavelstraat 35,  2310 Rijkevorsel, BE
Show Time:  20:45   two 1 hour sets

March 16
Geneva, Ch
AMR
Show Time:
21:30  two sets 45 min. each

March 17
Jazz in Saegewerk, AT (festival)
Angerweg 32 / A5630 Bad Hofgastein

Show Time   20:30 hr  (2) one hour sets

January 2012

January 27, 2012

Marilyn Lerner - Ken Filiano - Lou Grassi
at
The Hurta Cordell Festival of Improvised Music
Madrid, Spain

Ulrich Thiem Tour Jan. 2012
Ulrich Thiem - cello
Andreas Bottcher - vibraphone, organ, piano
Lou Grassi- drums & percussion

Wed. Jan. 4 Bayreuth DE

Thur. Jan 5 Zuoz, CH

Fri Jan. 6 Bergün, CH

Sat. Jan 7 Thusis, CH

Sun. Jan 8 Seengen,CH

Thur. Jan 12 Putjatinhaus Dresden, DE

Sunday Jan. 15 Wil, CH


2011

Nu Band Jan/Feb 2011 Itinerary

Sunday Jan. 23 Brussels, BE

Monday Jan. 24 Malmo, SE

Tuesday Jan. 25 Marburg, DE

Wednesday Jan. 26 – Krumegg, AT

Thursday Jan. 27 - Deutsch Minihof, AT

Friday Jan. 28 Bayreuth, DE

Saturday Jan. 29 Bielefeld, DE

Sunday Jan. 30 Berlinval, FR

Monday Jan. 31 Free - Stay at Galerie Berlinval

Tuesday Feb 1   Free - Stay at Galerie Berlinval

Wednesday Feb. 2 Paris, FR

Thursday Feb 3 Heist-op-den-Berg, Belgium.

Friday Feb. 4 Dachau, DE

Saturday Feb.5 Helsinki, Finland

Sunday, Feb. 6 Helsinki, Finland

Monday Feb. 7 Helsinki, Finland

 





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