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Fractured Pop CD/DVD Release Event
Jentsch Group Quartet

Friday, June 9, 2017
IBeam Brooklyn
8:00 PM (one set) $15 suggested donation
168 7th St Brooklyn (between 3rd and 2nd Aves)

Chris Jentsch: guitar, compositions
Matt Renzi: tenor saxophone, clarinet
Jim Whitney: double bass
John Mettam: drums

Don't miss the opportunity to hear this group as fully half of us have moved out of town...

Also...
9:00 PM Eva Novoa Trio $15 suggested donation
Eva Novoa, piano & compositions
Drew Gress, bass
Devin Gray, drums

Fractured Pop is a double album length studio recording including a DVD of a short live set recorded at Context Studios in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. The DVD is chock full of extras like alternate takes, slide show music videos, high-resolution FLAC files of the audio CD, PDF lead sheets of the tunes, and four of the composer's own remix/mash ups.

SEE THE NEWS LINK FOR PURCHASE OPTIONS, thanks!

 

For Press: click here for online press kit

Previous Upcoming
A bit exhausted after the premiere and one follow up performance of the CMA commission "Topics in American History". Nothing is scheduled at the moment, but there will be additional follow up performances of this work. Please be in touch. And see the News link for a few more details...

Site Down for Remodeling

NEXT GIGS MOST LIKELY IN BUFFALO
Looks like in addition to my NYSCA commissioned chamber work premiere in Buffalo this mid-November, it looks like there will also be a guitar/drums duo gig (with John Bacon), as well as a jazz quartet date. Details TBA.

Three Moods for Guitar and Orchestra
The Western Connecticut Youth Symphony is presenting an 18-minute piece I wrote for them commissioned by the American Composers Forum JFund. I'm featured on electric guitar:

SUNDAY, MAY 19, 2013 CONCERT
Western Connecticut Youth Symphony
Symphony Orchestra, String Ensemble & Wind Ensemble
Anne Richardson Auditorium at Ridgefield High School
700 North Salem Road, Ridgefield, CT
4:00 PM
Tickets are $15 for adults and children 12 and over, and $10 for seniors and children under 12.
Tickets will be available at the door the afternoon of the concert.

The orchestra’s selections:
John Williams - Star Wars Suite
Mussorgsky - Night on Bald Mountain
Jentsch - Three Moods for Electric Guitar and Orchestra

Jentsch Group No Net
Thursday, December 20, 2012
One set 8:30 PM
$10
My NYSCA-commissioned 9-piece chamber jazz music will premiere at ShapeShifter Lab. LIVE STREAMING available for $3.

SET LIST:
Other Than Me
Write Now
Junk Science
Secret Ballad
Three Shades of Blue (Cobalt, Bleu de France, and Sapphire)
JM
Guitar Tech

JENTSCH GROUP NO NET:
Michel Gentile (flute, alto flute)
Michael McGinnis (clarinet, alto clarinet, bass clarinet)
Jason Rigby (soprano sax, tenor sax)
David Smith (trumpet, flugelhorn)
Brian Drye (trombone)
Jacob Sacks (piano)
Chris Jentsch (electric guitar, compositions)
Jim Whitney (acoustic bass)
John Mettam (drums)
JC Sanford (conductor)


Ithaca Jazz Ensemble
Sunday, March 6, 2011
8:15 PM Ford Hall
Mike Titlebaum, director
With guest composer Chris Jentsch's "Cycles Suite" with Jentsch on guitar and trumpet soloist Mike Kaupa
Contact: ekibelsbeck@ithaca.edu or 274-3717 


A rare fourth performance of this evening-length work.

Jentsch Group Large
Monday night, June 21, 2010
2 sets:
9:00 PM Movements 1 - 3
10:30 PM Movements 4 - 6
Tea Lounge
837 Union St, Brooklyn (Park Slope, near 7th Ave.)
No cover (tip bucket, $5 suggested)

Jentsch Group Large:
CONDUCTOR - JC Sanford
REEDS - Ben Kono, Jason Rigby, Mike McGinnis, Dan Willis, Andy Laster
TRUMPETS - Sam Hoyt, John Carlson, Mike Kaupa, Dave Smith
TROMBONES - Alan Ferber, Brian Drye, Jacob Garchik, Max Seigel
RHYTHM - Chris Jentsch, guitar; Bennett Paster, piano; Jim Whitney, double bass; John Mettam, drums

For more information on Cycles Suite, see the Music page.

LIVE VIDEOTAPING AT CONTEXT STUDIOS
Join Jentsch Group Quartet for a special, intimate videotaping of a set of original compositions at Context Studios in Greenpoint, Brooklyn on Wednesday, June 17th, 2009 at 8:00 PM ($10). It will be one of the first events in an eclectic new series IN CONTEXT organized by Context Studios focused on “Interesting and Unusual Music” favoring contemporary composers working in various genres, art music generally, modern classical, downtown, new takes on ancient and traditional music, etc.

With this unique gig we'll be kicking off the run up to the release of our CD Fractured Pop on Fleur de Son Records. Recording sessions for this are scheduled for the fall.

Jentsch Group Quartet:
Chris Jentsch, guitar and compositions
Matt Renzi, saxophones
Jim Whitney, double bass
John mettam, drums

Concert/videotaping
Wednesday, June 17th, 2009
8:00 PM
$10

Context Studios
1 North 12th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11211
(718) 384-8300
Directions

By the way...
...the Cycles Suite CD is now available online at the Fleur de Son Records Web site.

The CD Release Event is scheduled...
Jentsch Group Large
CD Release Event:
Cycles Suite featuring Mike Kaupa

Friday, March 13, 2009
Tea Lounge
Sets at 9 and 10:30
837 Union Street (near 7th Ave.)
(Park Slope, Brooklyn)
No cover ($5 suggested)

“The interesting thing is that he's using avant-garde techniques, but in a traditional framework…”
— Will Friedwald (NY Sun)

“In its scope and detail and eternally recurring inner logic, Cycles Suite may be the Finnegans Wake of big-band jazz. …a moving and elegiac journey through complex emotional terrain.”
— Richard Gehr (from the liner notes)

Jentsch Group Large
CONDUCTOR
JC Sanford

REEDS
Ben Kono
Jason Rigby
Mike McGinnis
Dan Pratt
Frank Basile

TRUMPETS
Jon Owens
John Carlson
Mike Kaupa
Dave Smith

TROMBONES
Alan Ferber
Brian Drye
Paul Olenick
Max Seigel

RHYTHM
Chris Jentsch, guitar
Jacob Sacks, piano
Jim Whitney, double bass
John Mettam, drums

Cycles Suite was commissioned by the Individual Artists Program of the New York State Council on the Arts, a state agency.

This project has been made possible in part through the sponsorship of The Field and was partially developed during a residency at the Ucross Foundation in Wyoming.

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