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2020
 
June 2020
 
Sunday June 28
 
Erhard Hirt and The NY Connection
Erhard Hirt - guitar & laptop
Mark Whitecage - alto sax
Joe Fonda - bass

Lou Grassi - drums
at
Bop Shop Records
1460 Monroe Ave, Rochester, NY 14618
http://bopshop.com

Friday June 26
 
Erhard Hirt and The NY Connection
Erhard Hirt - guitar & laptop
Mark Whitecage - alto sax
Joe Fonda - bass

Lou Grassi - drums
at
244 Rehearsal Studios
244 West 54th St, NYC
10th Floor
$20.

Monday June 1

THE NU BAND
Thomas Heberer -trumpet
Mark Whitecage - alto sax
Joe Fonda - bass

Lou Grassi - drums
at
Quinn's 
330 Main St, Beacon, NY

 
 
 
May 2020

Monday Saturday May 30
THE NU BAND

Thomas Heberer -trumpet
Mark Whitecage - alto sax
Joe Fonda - bass

Lou Grassi - drums
Philadelphia, PA
 
 
Friday May 29
8pm
THE NU BAND
Thomas Heberer -trumpet
Mark Whitecage - alto sax
Joe Fonda - bass
Lou Grassi - drums
at
244 Rehearsal Studios
244 West 54th St, NYC
10th Floor
$20.
 
 
 
 
 
2019
 
December 2019
 
Saturday December 28
8pm
CD Release Concert
Marilyn Lerner - piano
Ken Filiano - bass
Lou Grassi - drums
at
244 Rehearsal Studios
244 West 54th St, NYC
10th Floor
$20.
 
 
 
 
 
 
November 2019
 
Sunday November 10th
Ted Daniel - trumpet     Kenny Wessel - guitar
Michael Bisio - bass     Lou Grassi - drums
at
The Beverly
224 Foxhall Avenue
Kingston, NY
7:30pm (2 sets)
$10. admission
 
 
August 2019
 
Wednesday, August 14th
12:15pm - 1:30pm
The Joe Vincent Tranchina Trio
600 Third Avenue, NYC
This is a FREE outdoor concert weather permitting
 
 
JULY 2019
 
Tuesday, July 3
7pm
UpSurge!NYC’s 2nd Annual
Frederick Douglass Alternative 4th of July Celebration
 National Writers Union (NWU) 256 West 38th Street, 12th floor.
Admission is $10–$20 sliding scale
This annual event commemorates Frederick Douglass’ historic 1852 speech, "What Is The Fourth of July To The Slave?" given to the Rochester Ladies Anti-Slavery Society "Independence Day" gathering of that year. Several writers, performance artists, and activists will read excerpts from Douglass’s  speech.
UpSurge includes poets Raymond Nat Turner and Zigi Lowenberg and musicians
Jessica Jones -tenor sax, Rudi Mwonozi - piano, Hilliard Greene - bass, Lou Grassi - drums.

 

 

JUNE 2019
 
Thursday, June 20
8 pm
A concert of improvised music with
LUCIANO PAGLIARINI'S NEW YORK 3
Luciano Pagliarini - woodwinds
Kenny Wessel - guitar (2nd set only)
Joe Fonda - bass
Lou Grassi - drums & percussion
at
Zürcher Gallery
33 Bleecker Street 
between Bowery and Lafayette Street
New York, NY 10012

Seating is limited, so please arrive early. Admission is $20 at the door.
 
Sunday, June 16th
2 - 3:30 pm
Father's Day Celebration
LOU GRASSI & FRIENDS
Robert F. Smith Cultural Center
Riverbank State Park
145th St and Riverside Drive, New York, NY 10031
This is a FREE concert of swinging jazz featuring
Gabriele Tranchina - vocals
James Zollar - trumpet
Patience Higgins - tenor sax
Joe Vincent Tranchina - piano
Hill Greene - bass
Lou Grassi - drums
 
Saturday, June 8, 2019 7:30pm
TAP CITY YOUTH CONCERT
The Peter Jay Sharp Theatre, Symphony Space
2537 Broadway at 95th Street
To Purchase Tickets through Symphony Space visit: 
Tues-Sun 1pm-6pm (and open one hour prior to performances and events)
Phone: 212-864-5400
$20 adults $10. students and seniors
 
 
APRIL 2019

Saturday, April 27
3:00 - 6:00pm
First UpSurge! NYC JazzPoetry Festival
256 West 38th St. 12th Floor
New York, NY 10018
Admission $10.
 
Saturday, April 20
8pm

KEIR NEURINGER - SAXOPHONE
SIMONE WEISSENFELS - PIANO
LOU GRASSI - DRUMS

at
MICHIKO REHEARSAL STUDIOS
149 W. 46TH STREET, 3RD FLOOR
B, D, F, M TRAINS TO 47TH-50TH STREETS / N, Q, W TRAINS TO 49TH STREET
ADMISSION $20

 

Tuesday, April 16
8pm

Mack Goldsbury Quartet
MACK GOLDSBURY - SAXOPHONE
HERB ROBERTSON - TRUMPET
LOU GRASSI - DRUMS
ERIC UNSWORTH - BASS
at
MICHIKO REHEARSAL STUDIOS
149 W. 46TH STREET, 3RD FLOOR
B, D, F, M TRAINS TO 47TH-50TH STREETS / N, Q, W TRAINS TO 49TH STREET
ADMISSION $20
 
 
Saturday, April 6
8pm
Martin Speicher Trio
Martin Speicher - alto sax & clarinet.  Georg Wolf - bass.  Lou Grassi - drums
Musikbibliothek Wiesbaden, DE
Wiesbaden, Hochstaettenstr. 6-10
 
NU BAND TOUR and More
 
March 21-April 6, 2019
Thomas Heberer - trumpet,
Mark Whitecage - alto sax, clarinet
Joe Fonda - bass Lou Grassi - drums
Thursday - March 21- Heidelberg, DE
Friday - March 22 - Basel, CH
Saturday - March 23 - Basel, CH
Sunday - March 24 - Taubenbach, DE
Monday - March 25 - Vienna, AT

Erhard Hirt and the NY Connection
Erhard Hirt - gtr & laptop, Mark Whitecage - alto sax & clarinet
Joe Fonda - bass, Lou Grassi - drums
Tuesday, March 26 - Wuppertal, DE
Wednesday - March 27 - Muenster, DE

 

Martin Speicher Trio
Martin Speicher - alto sax & clarinet.  Georg Wolf - bass.  Lou Grassi - drums
Thursday - March 28
8pm

Kulturhaus Dock 4
Kassel, Untere Karlsstr. 4
 

NU BAND
Friday - March 29 - Nurnberg, DE
Saturday -March 30 - Darmstadt, DE
Sunday - March 31 - Berlin, DE (3pm)
Monday - April 1 - Cottbus, DE
Tuesday - April 2 FREE
Wednesday - April 3 - Saarbrucken, DE guest with Luciano
Thursday - April 4 - Saarbrucken, DE (Festival)
Friday - April 5 - Lichtenstein


Saturday - April 6
8PM
Martin Speicher Trio

Martin Speicher - alto sax & clarinet.  Georg Wolf - bass.  Lou Grassi - drums
Musikbibliothek Wiesbaden, DE
Wiesbaden, Hochstaettenstr. 6-10

 


 

 

 
2018
 
 
December 2018

December 2
Marilyn Lerner - piano

Ken Filiano - bass
Lou Grassi - drums
at

The Rex
Toronto, Canada

 

December 1

Marilyn Lerner - piano
Ken Filiano - bass
Lou Grassi - drums
at
Bop Shop Records
1460 Monroe Ave, Rochester, NY 14618
http://bopshop.com

 
November 2018
 
November 30
10:30 am
Workshop at Ethical Culture Fieldston School
Marilyn Lerner - piano
Ken Filiano - bass
Lou Grassi - drums
 
November 2
Cecile Broche - violin
Angelica Sanchez - piano
Ken Filiano - bass
Lou Grassi - drums
at
Happy Lucky #1
734 Nostrand Avenue, 
Brooklyn, NY 11216
 
November 1
8PM
Cecile Broche - violin
William Gagliardi - woodwinds
Dave Hofstra - bass
Lou Grassi - drums
at
Funkadelic Studios in Manhattan. 
  209 West 40th St.  5th Floor.
 
September 2018
 

Monday, September 24th

Lewis Porter - piano
Hilliard Greene - bass
Lou Grassi - drums

9pm 

Downstairs @ Bushwick Public House http://bushwickpublichouse.com/
gaucimusic.com

1288 Myrtle Avenue , Bushwick
(Across the street from M train Central Ave stop)

$10 suggested donation

 
June 2018
 
Sunday June 17
2-3:30pm
Lou Grassi & Friends
@
Riverbank St. Park
145th St & Riverside Drive
NYC, NY
James Zollar - trumpet, Patience Higgins - tenor sax, Les Kurtz - piano, Hill Greene - bass, Lou Grassi - drums
and special guest
Pucci Amanda Jhones - vocals
FREE
 
Sunday June 24
 
Derwyn Holder 80th Birthday Celebration
at
The Deer Head Inn
5 Main St. Delaware Water Gap
5-8 pm
$15. admission
Derwyn Holder, composer/pianist Mack Goldsbury, tenor sax, Alex Desrivieres, tenor sax,
Roy Cumming, bass, Lou Grassi, drums
 
January 12, 13 & 14
The Nu Band
Thomas Heberer -trumpet
Mark Whitecage - alto sax
Joe Fonda - bass
Lou Grassi - drums
Friday, January 12
7:30 pm
121 Club, Eastworks, 116 Pleasant St., Easthampton
Saturday, January 13
8 pm
Hallwalls
341 DELAWARE AVE.
BUFFALO, NY 14202
t: 716-854-1694
  http://www.hallwalls.org/music/5953.html
 
Sunday, January 14
 
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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