Paris Show + Other News!

April 19, 2013

jesse-bill-dobrow-2013In Paris on May 14, Bill Dobrow (percussion), Anthony Wilson (guitar), and I will perform two sets at Club Sunset. My album Sub Rosa, which Bill co-produced with me in Rio, is finally coming out in France and the rest of Europe through Cristal Records and this will be our first show to promote the release.

From Paris I’ll go on to do two shows with a new project with John Zorn, called the Song Project. He invited me, Mike Patton, Sofia Rei, and Sean Lennon to write lyrics for compositions of his, which Mike, Sofia, and I will sing at various concerts and festivals throughout the rest of 2013. The backing band will be incredible: Kenny Wollesen, Marc Ribot, John Medeski, Trevor Dunn, and Joey Baron. Through Zorn’s universe in the past, I’ve had the opportunity to do so much, from releasing an instrumental album (Cosmo) on his label Tzadik; to programming two weeks of music at his club The Stone last June; and writing a piece for the most recent installment of his Arcana books (VI) – not to mention various performances around New York City. The Song Project, however, is the first time that we’ve written anything in collaboration. The debut show will be May 17 at the Moers Festival in Germany and the second May 19 at the Victoriaville Festival in Quebec.


May 14 – Club Sunset // Paris, France
(with Bill Dobrow and Anthony Wilson)

May 17 – Moers Festival // Germany
(with John Zorn “The Song Project”)

May 19 – Victoriaville // Quebec
(with John Zorn “The Song Project”)

May 24-June 5 – Japan tour with Vincius Cantuaria and Dadi
(dates announced soon!)

July 13 – Northsea Jazz Festival // Netherlands
(with John Zorn “The Song Project”)

July 14 – Gent Jazz Festival // Belgium
(with John Zorn “The Song Project”)

July 15 – Warsaw Summer Jazz Days // Poland
(with John Zorn “The Song Project”)

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