Sunday, June 10, 2012

Snug Harbor hosts experimental jazz improv Mondays in June

Charlotte-based avant garde jazz group the Eastern Seaboard host Monday nights at Snug Harbor this month. Each Monday in June begins with duo set by the group followed (most nights) by a special guest joining them on stage. This past Monday it was Andy Thewlis. Monday, June 11 band members Brent Bagwell (reeds) and drummer Seth Nanaa will be joined by Ron Brendle on bass. Cellist Ben Kennedy will join them for a trio set June 25.

The group won't perform with a guest June 18. Instead Bo White will play a solo set with Baltimore's Ami Dang and Bagwell's other band Great Architect closing out the show.

Other performers include Blossoms on June 11 and Joint Damage, who will close out the June 25 show.

Snug Harbor has recently introduced residencies like this one. Unlike the Double Door's Thursday residencies from a few years ago, these focus on local artists. In addition to Eastern Seaboard's Monday night stint June also finds surf outfit the Aqualads playing the Plaza-Midwood venue every Wednesday.