AAKASH MITTAL'S AWAZ TRIO
8 – 11:55PM
We are excited to present saxophonist and composer Aakash Mittal’s Awaz Trio, who are about to release their debut studio-recording, Nocturne. The album features Miles Okazaki (guitar), and Rajna Swaminathan (mridangam). Tonight he’ll be joined by guitarist Todd Neufield and drummer Alex Ritz.
Aakash Mittal - saxophone
Alex Ritz - drums
Todd Neufield - guitar
Nocturne is a series of pieces that deconstruct five Hindustani evening and night ragas. The music paints a unique picture of the night, evoking the meditation of a world at rest, night terrors conjured by the imagination, and the slow cadence of blue light melting into darkness.
The Awaz Trio sculpts sonic landscapes, pointalistic textures, and angular melodies from Indian and American improvised music. The trio has performed at such notable venues as The David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center (New York City), the Shastra Festival at Le Poisson Rouge (New York City), National Sawdust (Brooklyn), Dazzle Jazz Club (Denver, Colorado), The American Center in Kolkata, India and The Walden School Concert series in Dublin, New Hampshire.
Special announcement for Musicians! BRM cordially invites you to join us in the ongoing effort to cultivate a home for intercultural musical dialogue. We are happy to offer FREE ENTRY TO MUSICIANS AFTER 10 PM WHO COME WITH THEIR INSTRUMENTS AND ARE READY TO PLAY! Please come out and engage with one of NYC’s most vibrant and diverse communities of improvising musicians hailing from all over the music world!
$10 Advance | $15 Door | 8pm Doors Open | 8:30pm Music | 10pm BRM Weekly Raga Jam