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Nonesuch Events for the Weekend of September 16–18

  • Friday, September 16, 2011
    Nonesuch Events for the Weekend of September 16–18

    Joshua Redman is the artist-in-residence at California's Monterey Jazz Festival, the world's longest running jazz festival, which celebrates its 54th year with this weekend's run at the Monterey County Fairgrounds. He wears multiple hats at this year's festival. He performs two sets with his new band, James Farm—also featuring Aaron Parks, Matt Penman, and Eric Harland—on the arena's Jimmy Lyons Stage and then at the fairgrounds' Dizzy's Den, both Saturday night. Redman returns to the Jimmy Lyons Stage on Sunday afternoon, this time with the Next Generation Jazz Orchestra, which represents the future generation of jazz stars through a program that selects the best and brightest high school jazz musicians in the country.

    If you're new to the Monterey Jazz Festival, NPR Music's Jazz Supreme blog has posted a first-timer's guide to the festival, which you can read at npr.org.

    James Farm's performances at the Monterey Jazz Festival mark the start of the band's two-week US tour. You can watch three videos of the band performing earlier this year at New York's Jazz Standard in yesterday's Nonesuch Journal.

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    Laurie Anderson joins John Zorn and her husband, Lou Reed, in a performance celebrating the Grand Opening of the esteemed avant-garde arts series Roulette in its new home on Atlantic Avenue in Brooklyn Saturday night.

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    Carolina Chocolate Drops continue their US tour at the Granada Theater in Dallas, Texas, tonight.

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    Shawn Colvin shares a double bill with Bruce Hornsby & the Noisemakers at the Mountain Winery in Saratoga, California, on Sunday.

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    Ben Folds teams up with the Minnesota Orchestra for one night at Orchestra Hall in Minneapolis on Saturday. He heads next to Milwaukee, Wisconsin, for an afternoon set at the Rock the Green festival in Veterans Park on Sunday.

    Folds returns as host of The Sing-Off, when the a brand-new season of the a cappella singing competition premieres on NBC Monday night at 8 PM ET. Joining Folds and the 16 new singing groups are returning host Nick Lachey and fellow judge, Shawn Stockman, along with the show's newest judge, Sara Bareilles.

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    Kronos Quartet performs at the Ina & Jack Kay Theatre at the University of Maryland's Clarice Smith Center for the Performing Arts in College Park tonight. The program includes works by Laurie Anderson, Franghiz Ali-Zadeh, Missy Mazzoli, Nicole Lizée, along with the world premiere of Aleksandra Vrebalov's Babylon, Our Own, for which the group will be joined by special guest David Krakauer on clarinet.

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    k.d. lang and the Siss Boom Bang launched the latest leg of their US tour last night in Fairbanks, Alaska, and continue with two nights at the Atwood Concert Hall in Anchorage, tonight and Saturday. Lifelong Alaskan Melissa Mitchell open for both shows. The tour continues next week with shows along the East Coast.

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    The Low Anthem launched its fall headlining tour of North America earlier this week and continues this weekend with a show at the Pocahontas County Opera House in Marlinton, West Virginia, tonight and at Local 506 in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, on Sunday. Opening both shows is William Elliot Whitmore.

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    Jessica Lea Mayfield has a busy weekend ahead with three shows on tap, two of which, tonight and Saturday, are at the Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion, taking place on the Tennessee/Virginia border in Bristol. She plays at Snug Harbor in Charlotte, North Carolina, on Sunday.

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    As noted earlier today in the Nonesuch Journal, Brad Mehldau and Chris Thile have spent the past week in Europe on separate solo tours. Those tours now converge as the two come together for a special duo show at Wigmore Hall in London tonight as part of the pianist's curatorship of Wigmore Hall's Jazz Series in 2011.

    From there, the label mates go their separate ways to conclude their solo tours this weekend. Brad Mehldau performs at the Oper Leipzig in Leipzig, Germany, on Saturday, and at the Auditorio de Gerona in Gerona, Spain, on Sunday. Chris Thile stays on in England for the remainder of his tour, performing at Eric's in Liverpool on Saturday and at The Greystones in Sheffield on Sunday.

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    As noted earlier today in the Nonesuch Journal, Pat Metheny kicks off his US tour with bassist Larry Grenadier with two sets at The Seasons Performance Hall in Yakima, Washington, on Saturday. The tour remains in Washington for a Sunday night set at Mt. Baker Theatre in Bellingham.

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    Randy Newman takes the stage at the 10th-anniversary Austin City Limits Music Festival in Austin's Zilker Park this weekend. He'll close out the Vista Equity stage on Sunday night just before Arcade Fire brings the whole festival to a close. The Austin American-Statesman previews the set with a profile of Newman, whom the paper calls "a friend to anyone who appreciates impeccably crafted songs."

    Newman sticks around for another day to record a full-hour set for PBS's Austin City Limits, which will air on Saturday, November 12. This Saturday, PBS stations across the US air an encore presentation of The Black Keys' ACL performance, paired with that of Sonic Youth.

    Also performing live at the Austin City Limits Music Festival this weekend is Wanda Jackson, who takes the stage in Austin's Zilker Park on Saturday afternoon. The set follows Jackson's show at The Kessler in Dallas tonight, with Kristy Kruger opening.

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    Allen Toussaint is in his hometown of New Orleans to perform at Howlin’ Wolf tonight as headliner of the Ponderosa Stomp festival, now celebrating its 10th anniversary.

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on September 15, 2011 - 4:27pm
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Joshua Redman joins James Farm at Monterey Jazz Fest, where he's artist-in-residence ... Laurie Anderson, Lou Reed, John Zorn help open Roulette in Brooklyn ... Carolina Chocolate Drops are in Dallas ... Ben Folds teams up with the Minnesota Orchestra ... Kronos Quartet premiere new piece in Maryland ... k.d. lang is in Alaska ... The Low Anthem, Jessica Lea Mayfield head South ... Brad Mehldau, Chris Thile join up in London ... Pat Metheny kicks off US tour ... Randy Newman, Wanda Jackson perform at Austin City Limits Music Festival ... Allen Toussaint plays hometown Ponderosa Stomp ... and more ...

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Joshua Redman is the artist-in-residence at California's Monterey Jazz Festival, the world's longest running jazz festival, which celebrates its 54th year with this weekend's run at the Monterey County Fairgrounds. He wears multiple hats at this year's festival. He performs two sets with his new band, James Farm—also featuring Aaron Parks, Matt Penman, and Eric Harland—on the arena's Jimmy Lyons Stage and then at the fairgrounds' Dizzy's Den, both Saturday night. Redman returns to the Jimmy Lyons Stage on Sunday afternoon, this time with the Next Generation Jazz Orchestra, which represents the future generation of jazz stars through a program that selects the best and brightest high school jazz musicians in the country.

If you're new to the Monterey Jazz Festival, NPR Music's Jazz Supreme blog has posted a first-timer's guide to the festival, which you can read at npr.org.

James Farm's performances at the Monterey Jazz Festival mark the start of the band's two-week US tour. You can watch three videos of the band performing earlier this year at New York's Jazz Standard in yesterday's Nonesuch Journal.

---

Laurie Anderson joins John Zorn and her husband, Lou Reed, in a performance celebrating the Grand Opening of the esteemed avant-garde arts series Roulette in its new home on Atlantic Avenue in Brooklyn Saturday night.

---

Carolina Chocolate Drops continue their US tour at the Granada Theater in Dallas, Texas, tonight.

---

Shawn Colvin shares a double bill with Bruce Hornsby & the Noisemakers at the Mountain Winery in Saratoga, California, on Sunday.

---

Ben Folds teams up with the Minnesota Orchestra for one night at Orchestra Hall in Minneapolis on Saturday. He heads next to Milwaukee, Wisconsin, for an afternoon set at the Rock the Green festival in Veterans Park on Sunday.

Folds returns as host of The Sing-Off, when the a brand-new season of the a cappella singing competition premieres on NBC Monday night at 8 PM ET. Joining Folds and the 16 new singing groups are returning host Nick Lachey and fellow judge, Shawn Stockman, along with the show's newest judge, Sara Bareilles.

---

Kronos Quartet performs at the Ina & Jack Kay Theatre at the University of Maryland's Clarice Smith Center for the Performing Arts in College Park tonight. The program includes works by Laurie Anderson, Franghiz Ali-Zadeh, Missy Mazzoli, Nicole Lizée, along with the world premiere of Aleksandra Vrebalov's Babylon, Our Own, for which the group will be joined by special guest David Krakauer on clarinet.

---

k.d. lang and the Siss Boom Bang launched the latest leg of their US tour last night in Fairbanks, Alaska, and continue with two nights at the Atwood Concert Hall in Anchorage, tonight and Saturday. Lifelong Alaskan Melissa Mitchell open for both shows. The tour continues next week with shows along the East Coast.

---

The Low Anthem launched its fall headlining tour of North America earlier this week and continues this weekend with a show at the Pocahontas County Opera House in Marlinton, West Virginia, tonight and at Local 506 in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, on Sunday. Opening both shows is William Elliot Whitmore.

---

Jessica Lea Mayfield has a busy weekend ahead with three shows on tap, two of which, tonight and Saturday, are at the Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion, taking place on the Tennessee/Virginia border in Bristol. She plays at Snug Harbor in Charlotte, North Carolina, on Sunday.

---

As noted earlier today in the Nonesuch Journal, Brad Mehldau and Chris Thile have spent the past week in Europe on separate solo tours. Those tours now converge as the two come together for a special duo show at Wigmore Hall in London tonight as part of the pianist's curatorship of Wigmore Hall's Jazz Series in 2011.

From there, the label mates go their separate ways to conclude their solo tours this weekend. Brad Mehldau performs at the Oper Leipzig in Leipzig, Germany, on Saturday, and at the Auditorio de Gerona in Gerona, Spain, on Sunday. Chris Thile stays on in England for the remainder of his tour, performing at Eric's in Liverpool on Saturday and at The Greystones in Sheffield on Sunday.

---

As noted earlier today in the Nonesuch Journal, Pat Metheny kicks off his US tour with bassist Larry Grenadier with two sets at The Seasons Performance Hall in Yakima, Washington, on Saturday. The tour remains in Washington for a Sunday night set at Mt. Baker Theatre in Bellingham.

---

Randy Newman takes the stage at the 10th-anniversary Austin City Limits Music Festival in Austin's Zilker Park this weekend. He'll close out the Vista Equity stage on Sunday night just before Arcade Fire brings the whole festival to a close. The Austin American-Statesman previews the set with a profile of Newman, whom the paper calls "a friend to anyone who appreciates impeccably crafted songs."

Newman sticks around for another day to record a full-hour set for PBS's Austin City Limits, which will air on Saturday, November 12. This Saturday, PBS stations across the US air an encore presentation of The Black Keys' ACL performance, paired with that of Sonic Youth.

Also performing live at the Austin City Limits Music Festival this weekend is Wanda Jackson, who takes the stage in Austin's Zilker Park on Saturday afternoon. The set follows Jackson's show at The Kessler in Dallas tonight, with Kristy Kruger opening.

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Allen Toussaint is in his hometown of New Orleans to perform at Howlin’ Wolf tonight as headliner of the Ponderosa Stomp festival, now celebrating its 10th anniversary.

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