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Saturday, May 27th: 6pm: ASSIF TSAHAR - Solo Tenor Sax!

Israeli saxist ASSIF TSAHAR returns to New York after many years! Tsahar is an intense and immensely creative tenor saxist who was an integral part of the Downtown Scene when he was living here for a decade in the nineties and aughts. Check his many great discs on the Hopscotch label with William Parker, Cooper-Moore, Hamid Drake, Tatsuya Nakatani, Susie Ibarra and many more..!
After returning to Israel, Mr. Tsahar raised a family, opened a jazz club in Tel Aviv and has been working on a documentary about an annual Spiritual Music Festival in Ethiopia. Assif Tsahar will be appearing at the Vision Festival on Monday, May 29th at 8pm with the Digital Primitives, Cooper-Moore and Chad Taylor! Assif rarely comes back to New York so let's welcome him back - Shalom!

Sunday, May 28th - No In-store during the opening night of the Vision Festival

Check out the schedule at Vision Festival: http://www.artsforart.org/vf22lineup.html

Sunday, June 4th at Downtown Music Gallery: 6pm: THOMAS HELTON / JAIMIE BRANCH / MICHAEL EVANS! 7pm: KALABALIK Returns: RAOUL BJORKENHEIM / ANDERS NILSSON / GERALD CLEAVER!

THE DMG 26TH ANNIVERSARY SERIES OF SONIC CELEBRATIONS Continue with:

THOMAS HELTON / JAIMIE BRANCH / MICHAEL EVANS AT 6PM: Texas double bassist THOMAS HELTON has played here at DMG several times and has worked with Matt Shipp (amazing Qt CD) & William Parker. Former Chicago trumpeter JAIMIE BRANCH is one of the best new musicians to move to NYC in years and has been getting some much deserved recognition recently. Her debut disc, 'Fly or Die', we just released and is already amongst this years most widely anticipated wonders! MICHAEL EVANS has a unique style of drumming that is not easy to describe. Who else has worked with a cast of critters like this: Holy Ghost Spermic Brotherhood, Talabam!, LaDonna Smith and the Fulminate Trio!?!?

KALABALIK Returns: RAOUL BJORKENHEIM / ANDERS NILSSON / GERALD CLEAVER! - Progressive /jazz/rock guitar god, RAOUL BJORKENHEIM, currently lives, composes & teaches in Helsinki. Raoul has been involved with a number of legendary bands: Krakatau (2 CDS on ECM), The Scorch Trio (with The Thing rhythm team), Blixt (with Bill Laswell & Morgen Agren) and currently leads EcStacY (Cuneiform). Both of Bjorkenheim's discs on our own DMG-ARC label are well worth searching out! ANDERS NILSSON is yet another Scandinavian guitarist whose reputation as gifted guitarist is still growing! GERALD CLEAVER is perhaps the most in-demand, creative and diverse drummers in NYC! Mr. Cleaver has worked with just about everyone important on the Downtown Scene and else where: check out his bands like Black Host and Farmers By Nature! KALABALIK's first set ever was at DMG a couple of year's back and was recorded and released on DMG/ARC.

The Vision Fest ends the night before this gig on June 3rd, so stick around and do not miss this fabulous double bill!!!

Monday, June 5th at ZURCHER GALLERY (33 Bleecker St, east of Lafayette) 7pm: Debut Gig: RAOUL BJORKENHEIM / JOE FONDA / GERALD CLEAVER New TRIO!

Helsinki-based guitar demon, RAOUL BJORKENHEIM, moved to Finland a few years back to concentrate on composing, teaching, recording and band-leading. He comes back to NYC, where he lived for a while during the early aught years, just once of twice a year for short stays, always asking that I get him a gig while he is here. Mr. Borkenheim will debut his new trio with contrabassist JOE FONDA and drummer GERALD CLEAVER at the Zurcher Gallery at 33 Bleecker St. at 7pm. This should be one of the most talked about sets of the year, since no one knows if or when it will happen again! Guitar freaks, contrabass fan-addicts and master drum aficionados - do not miss this one!!!

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