May-5th-2012, 02:30 PM
Lenny Pickett Live @ Roulette, May 24!
Saturday Night Live’s
Feat: Michael Wolff (piano), James Genus (bass), John Hadfield (percussion)
May 24th, 8pm
What: Lenny Pickett (Sax) Michael Wolff (piano), James Genus (bass), John Hadfield (percussion)
When: May 24, 8:00pm
Where: Roulette, 509 Atlantic Ave Brooklyn, 2/3/4/5/A/C/G/D/M/N/R/B/Q trains & the LIRR
Cost: $15/10 student & seniors
Info: www.roulette.org / 917.267.0368
Brooklyn, NY: May 24th, Roulette presents Lenny Picketts Autodidact with Michael Wollf (piano), James Genus (bass) and John Hadfield (percussion). Lenny Pickett began his career playing saxophone and clarinet in bars and on the street. He toured through the 70’s with the legendary r&b group Tower Of Power and worked in the 80’s as a saxophonist and an arranger for David Bowie, The Talking Heads and Laurie Anderson, among others. He is currently musical director for NBC’s Saturday Night Live. He has composed music for experimental dance and theater, including collaborations with choreographers Steven Petronio, Charles Moulton, Bebe Miller, Yoshiko Chuma, and the opera “Welfare”, with filmmaker Fred Wiseman and poet David Slavitt. He also contributed compositions for Alan Ginsberg’s recording “The Lion For Real” and William Burroughs’ “Dead City Radio”. His concert music has been performed by the Kronos Quartet, the New Century Saxophone Quartet, the New York Composers Orchestra, and others. A recording of his music, “Lenny Pickett with the Borneo Horns”, was described by Downbeat magazine as “a brilliantly creative use of acoustic instruments.” He is currently teaching in the Jazz Studies program at New York University.
Roulette – one of New York City’s premiere venues for experimental music for over 33 years - has reopened bigger and better than ever. Located in a newly renovated 1920s Art Deco concert hall in Downtown Brooklyn, the new Roulette features two levels of seating for up to 400 people (600 standing), an expanded multi-channel sound system, projection screen for film and multi-media events, state-of-the-art lighting system, modular stage, and a specially designed floor to accommodate dance. Teamed with bold new programming, the new Roulette promises to be one of the most exciting places in New York City - if not the country - to experience adventurous music and art.
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