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Peter Kronreif Group at Make Music New York
WEDNESDAY, JUN 21 2017, 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM
Peter Kronreif Group will perform an open air concert for Make Music NYC in front of BYKlyn Indoor Cycling in Park Slope.
Make Music New York Inc. is a not-for-profit organization whose mission celebrates the musician in all of us, connects New Yorkers to their communities and with each other, brings bold new artistic creations to life, unites diverse communities in a spirit of celebration and energizes the shared social spaces that make NYC a cultural capital.
Its mission is ambitious, inclusive, adventurous and fun, and we accomplish it by producing two annual citywide celebrations: our flagship festival, Make Music New York, held each summer solstice on June 21st–the longest day of the year–and Make Music Winter, a complimentary series of participatory musical parades held each winter solstice on December 21st–the longest night of the year.
On these special “music holidays,” music makers of all ages, abilities and backgrounds are empowered to take center stage and share their skills and passions through live performances inpublic plazas and parks, on sidewalks and in front of shops, and in partnership with cultural institutions and businesses across all five boroughs.
Now entering its 11th year, Make Music New York, “the largest music event ever to grace Gotham” (Metro New York), is a unique festival of 1,000+ free concerts in public spaces throughout the five boroughs of New York City, all on June 21st, the first day of summer. MMNY takes place simultaneously with similar festivities in more than 750 cities around the world – a global celebration of music making.
From 10 in the morning to 10 at night, musicians of all ages, creeds, and musical persuasions – from hip hop to opera, Latin jazz to punk rock – perform on streets, sidewalks, stoops, plazas, cemeteries, parks and gardens.
ABOUT THE ARTISTS
Peter Kronreif, born and raised in Salzburg, Austria, studied Jazz at Bruckner Conservatory in Linz with Doug Hammond & Jeff Boudreaux. As a young player, he gained a lot of experience performing with jazz greats in the European scene. Working with, amongst others, Harry Sokal, Matthieu Michel, Johannes Enders, Alegre Correa brought him on tour in over 20 nations – and in 2010 he was awarded the Hans-Koller-Prize as “Sideman of the Year 2009“. He too was granted the "Annual Scholarship for Music 2010" by the city of Salzburg as well as a studying grant from the Austrian Ministry of Arts & Culture. Also in 2010 he released his first record as a bandleader, "Gloaming", with his own New York based group "Wayfarers". The band has toured Europe twice with great success. Kronreif currently lives in Brooklyn and has been working as a drummer with many artists of different styles & genres, such as the Le Boeuf Brothers, Allan Harris, Seamus Blake, John Medeski, Florian Hoefner; RnB artists like Nuf Said, The Real Life Show, The Upstagers, Ray Angry, ...
Simon Jermyn is an electric bassist, guitarist and composer originally from Dublin, Ireland living in Brooklyn, NYC.He is a member of many bands including his own critically acclaimed group, Trot A Mouse with Tom Rainey, Ingrid Laubrock and Mat Maneri. He also plays in world renowned drummer Jim Blacks group Smash and Grab which recently played the music of iconic composer John Zorn at the Village Vanguard. He plays in a collaborative trio with drummer Allison Miller and saxophonist Jerome Sabbagh called Lean, Howard Peach, as well as his solo project of tape pieces entitled Spirit Spout, commissioned by the PRS for Music Foundation, IMC and Culture Ireland which featured a recent performance at the London Jazz Festival. Simon was the recipient of a PhD in music from University of Ulster. Since moving to New York Simon has had the opportunity to perform with Bill McHenry, Ben Monder, Jim Black, John Hollenbeck, Oscar Noriega, Chris Speed, Tony Malaby, Ralph Alessi, David Binney and many more.
Matthias ‘Pedals’ Loescher Critically acclaimed and multi- award winning guitarist Matthias ‘Pedals’ Loescher, works as a freelancing musician and composer and currently lives in New York City. He is featured on many records and released seven albums as a leader/co-leader. His resume includes international concerts in clubsand festivals, TV and radio broadcasts, live studio recordings, and album productions. Born in Salzburg, Austria, Loescher studied at the ’Anton Bruckner Privat University’ and at Purchase College as a Fulbright Scholar. He is a co-founding member with Stephan Kondert of THE RUFF PACK, a band that combines elements of Jazz and Hip Hop. They tour extensively in Europe and the USA and have produced several successful albums. Matthias Loescher was awarded the prestigious Austrian ’Salzburger Jahresstipendium für Musik in 2011’ prize. Loescher currently tours and records with Miss Lauryn Hill and has performed and/or collaborated with artists such as Nas, Common, Seun Kuti, S.K. Invitational, Nuf Said, David Murray, China Moses, Akua Naru, Gregory Hutchinson, Lorenz Raab, Lee Hogans, Hamid Drake, Doug Wimbish, and many others. Saxophonist Jonathon Haffner was born in Southern California and since moving to New York City has performed with a variety of musicians and composers. Highlights include live concerts with artists such as Butch Morris, Kenny Wollesen, Bill Frisell, Jason Moran, Steven Bernstein, Uri Caine, Jim Black, Eddie Henderson, Chris Potter, Sex Mob, The Nublu Orchestra, and Wadada Leo Smith’s Great Lakes Quartet. His first album as a leader ’Life on Wednesday’ was released on Cachuma Records. This Sextet features Craig Taborn, Wayne Krantz, Kenny Wollesen, Jochen Ruckert, and Eivind Opsvik. The music is an exciting and unique mixture of jazz, electronica and rock which features Wollesen and Ruckert both playing drum sets. Jonathon Haffner’s most recent release was last year on John Zorn’s label Tzadik. The band is called Wollesen, Haffner, & Naujo. The album is called Rasa Rasa and features the ancient polyphonic vocal music of Lithuanian Sutartinės featuring six Lithuanian singers, percussion and Neapolitian poet Giuseppe Zevola. As of this year Haffner is the newest permanent member of the Wadada Leo Smith Great Lakes Quartet.
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