Connection Works

Connection Works is an artist-run non-profit organization that engages the Brooklyn community with world-class jazz performances and educational events.

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ALL EVENTS at

Brooklyn Conservatory of Music
BROOKLYN CONSERVATORY CONCERT HALL
58 Seventh Ave (at Lincoln Pl.) in Park Slope, Brooklyn, 11217

SATURDAY, february 4, 2017 - 7:30PM
Solo + Duo + Trio = 5 with Min Xiao-Fen, Satoshi Takeishi & WORKS

$15 admission

Min Xiao-Fen - Chinese Pipa, voice
Satoshi Takeishi - persussion, electronics
WORKS:
Michel Gentile - flute
Daniel Kelly - piano
Rob Garcia – drums

SATURDAY, MARCH 4, 2017 - 7:30PM
lee konitz quartet

$20 admission

Lee Konitz - Saxophone
Florian Weber - Piano
Jeremy Stratton - Bass
George Schuller - Drums

SATURDAY, APRIL 1, 2017 - 7:30PM
Daniel Kelly's Rakonto

SATURDAY, May 6, 2017 - 7:30PM
Thomas Chapin Tribute with Mario Pavone, Michael Sarin, Dave Ballou, Marty Erhlich, Ned GOTHENBURG, Arthur Kell and more!

 

PAST EVENTS:

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 2016 - 7:30PM
MICHEL GENTILE FLOW & THE CHOPIN PROJECT WITH NOAH PREMINGER & ROB GARCIA

$15 admission

Michel Gentile FLOW:
Michel Gentile - Flute
Michael McGinnis - Clarinet
Brian Drye - Trombone
Matt Pavolka - Bass
Tom Rainey - Drums

The Chopin Project with Noah Preminger & Rob Garcia
Noah Preminger - Tenor Saxophone
Nate Radley - Guitar
Kim Cass - Bass
Rob Garcia- Drums

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2016 - 7:30PM
SHEILA JORDAN & CAMERON BROWN DUO & QUINTET WITH WORKS

$20 admission

Sheila Jordan - Vocals
Cameron Brown - Bass
WORKS:
Michel Gentile - Flute
Daniel Kelly - Piano
Rob Garcia - Drums

Our series BROOKLYN JAZZ WIDE OPEN is now in it's 10th season! Below are the historical lineups from the past seaons:

Brooklyn Jazz Wide Open - Complete historic lineup

BJWO 2015-16 season
October 17, 2015
Brooklyn Jazz Wide Open at the Brooklyn Conservatory
Ornette Coleman Tribute – WORKS with Kenny Wessel and Brad Jones
Kenny Wessel – guitar
Brad Jones - bass
Michel Gentile – flute, alto flute
Daniel Kelly – piano
Rob Garcia – drums

November 21, 2015
Brooklyn Jazz Wide Open at the Brooklyn Conservatory
Rob Garcia 4
Noah Preminger – tenor saxophone
Gary Versace – piano
Matt Aranoff - bass
Rob Garcia – drums
Chris Cheek Quartet
Chris Cheek - saxophone
Steve Cardenas - guitar
Jeff Hanley - bass
Mark Ferber - drums

December 19, 2015
Brooklyn Jazz Wide Open at the Brooklyn Conservatory
Trio vs. Trio
WORKS
Michel Gentile – flute, alto flute
Daniel Kelly – drums
Rob Garcia – drums
Stephan Crump’s Rosetta Trio
Liberty Ellman – guitar
Jamie Fox – guitar
Stephan Crump - bass

February 20, 2016
Brooklyn Jazz Wide Open at the Brooklyn Conservatory
Sheila Jordan and Cameron Brown with WORKS
Sheila Jordan – voice
Cameron Brown - bass
Michel Gentile – flute, alto flute
Daniel Kelly – piano
Rob Garcia – drums

March 26, 2016
Brooklyn Jazz Wide Open at the Brooklyn Conservatory
WORKS with Scott Colley and Joel Frahm
Scott Colley – bass
Joel Frahm – tenor saxophone
Michel Gentile – flute, alto flute
Daniel Kelly – piano
Rob Garcia – drums

April 23, 2016
Brooklyn Jazz Wide Open at the Brooklyn Conservatory
Michel Gentile FLOW
Michel Gentile – flute, alto flute
Sam Sadigursky – clarinet
Nathan Koci – French horn, accordion
Matt Pavolka ‐ bass
Tom Rainey – drums
Malaby, Sanchez, Rainey
Tony Malaby – saxophones
Angelica Sanchez - piano
Tom Rainey – drums

May 14, 2016
Brooklyn Jazz Wide Open at the Brooklyn Conservatory
Andy Biskin’s 16 Tons
John Carlson - trumpet Kenny Warren - trumpet Matt Holman - trumpet Andy Biskin - clarinet & bass clarinet Rob Garcia - drums
Daniel Kelly’s Rakonto: Voices From South Memphis
Chanda Rule - voice Frederick Johnson - voice Daniel Kelly - piano Brad Jones - bass Gene Lake – drums


BJWO 2014-15 season
October 4, 2014
Brooklyn Jazz Wide Open at the Brooklyn Conservatory
Individually Awesome!
Peck Allmond – Kalimba, euphonium
Michel Gentile – flute, alto flute
Daniel Kelly – piano
Rob Garcia – drums
Scott Robinson – bass saxophone
A series of five solo improvisations. The concert culminated in one group improvisation.

November 16, 2014
Brooklyn Jazz Wide Open at the Brooklyn Conservatory
Sheila Jordan and Cameron Brown with WORKS
Sheila Jordan – voice
Cameron Brown - bass
Michel Gentile – flute, alto flute
Daniel Kelly – piano
Rob Garcia – drums

December 6, 2014
Brooklyn Jazz Wide Open at the Brooklyn Conservatory
Michel Gentile FLOW
Michel Gentile – flute, alto flute
Chris Speed – clarinet
Brian Drye – trombone
Chris Tordini - bass
Tom Rainey – drums
Dave Scott Quintet
Dave Scott – trumpet
Rich Perry – Sax
Leonard Thompson - piano
Dave Ambrosio - bass
Jeff Williams – drums

February 7, 2015
Brooklyn Jazz Wide Open at the Brooklyn Conservatory
Daniel Kelly/Gretchen Koehler
Gretchen Koehler – fiddle
Rob Garcia Quartet
Scott Robinson – reeds, trumpet
James Chirillo – guitar
Joe Martin - bass
Rob Garcia – drums

March 7, 2015
Brooklyn Jazz Wide Open at the Brooklyn Conservatory
Joe Lovano with WORKS
Joe Lovano – tenor saxophone
John Hébert – bass
Michel Gentile – flute, alto flute
Daniel Kelly – piano
Rob Garcia – drums

April 11, 2015
Brooklyn Jazz Wide Open at the Brooklyn Conservatory
Charlie Haden Tribute - Scott Colley with WORKS
Scott Colley – bass
Michel Gentile – flute, alto flute
Daniel Kelly – piano
Rob Garcia – drums

May 2, 2015
Brooklyn Jazz Wide Open at the Brooklyn Conservatory
WORKS Octet
Mellissa Stylianou – voice
Ron Horton – trumpet, flugelhorn
Mike McGinnis – clarinet, tenor sax
John Clark -  French horn
Gary Wang – bass
Michel Gentile – flute, alto flute
Daniel Kelly – piano
Rob Garcia – drums

BJWO 2013-14 season
October 19, 2013
Brooklyn Jazz Wide Open at the Brooklyn Conservatory
WORKS
Michel Gentile - flute
Daniel Kelly - piano
Rob Garcia - drums
Brooklyn Jazz Underground Ensemble
Tammy Scheffer - voice
David Smith - trumpet
David Cook - piano
Carlo De Rosa - bass
Owen Howard - drums
Rob Garcia - drums

November 16, 2013
Brooklyn Jazz Wide Open at the Brooklyn Conservatory
Michel Gentile FLOW Michel Gentile - flute Chris Speed - reeds Brian Drye - trombone Chris Tordini - bass Satoshi Takeshi - percussion
Loren Stillman Quartet
Loren Stillman - saxophone Nate Radley - guitar Matt Pavolka - bass Jared Schonig - drums

December 14, 2013
Brooklyn Jazz Wide Open at the Brooklyn Conservatory
Rob Garcia 4
Noah Preminger - tenor saxophone Dan Tepfer - piano Johannes Weidenmueller - bass Rob Garcia - drums
Paul Carlon's La Rumba is a Lovesome Thing
Paul Carlon - tenor saxophone & flute Anton Denner - alto saxophone, flute, piccolo Alex Norris - trumpet Ryan Keberle and Mike Fahie - trombones Ben Lapidus - tres and vocals John Stenger - piano Dave Ambrosio - bass William 'Beaver' Bausch - drums Wilson 'Chembo' Corniel - percussion

February 15, 2014
Brooklyn Jazz Wide Open at the Brooklyn Conservatory
WORKS with special guests CHRIS CHEEK and LINDA OH
Chris Cheek - saxophones Linda Oh - bass Michel Gentile - flute Daniel Kelly - piano Rob Garcia - drums

March 22, 2014
Brooklyn Jazz Wide Open at the Brooklyn Conservatory
Daniel Kelly's Rakonto: North Country Voices
Jean Rohe – voice Dana Lyn - violin Joel Harrison - guitar Daniel Kelly - piano Matt Pavolka - bass Rob Garcia – drums
Rob Garcia’s Soapbox featuring Jean Rohe
Jean Rohe – voice Michel Gentile - flute Daniel Kelly - piano Kermit Driscoll - bass Rob Garcia – drums

April 26, 2014
Brooklyn Jazz Wide Open at the Brooklyn Conservatory
Scott Wendholt / Adam Kolker Quartet - CD release
Scott Wendholt - trumpet Adam Kolker - saxophone Ugonna Okegwo - bassBilly Drummond - drums
Carlo De Rosa's Cross-Fade
Mark Shim - saxophone David Gilmore - guitar Rudy Royston - drums Carlo De Rosa - bass

May 10, 2014
Brooklyn Jazz Wide Open at the Brooklyn Conservatory
ANDREW RATHBUN OCTET with WORKS
Aubrey Johnson - voice
Michel Gentile - flute
Andrew Rathbun - reeds
Matt Holman - trumpet
Chris Komer - french horn
Frank Carlberg - piano
Aidan O'Donnell - bass
Rob Garcia - drums

BJWO 2012-13 season
November 3, 2012
Brooklyn Jazz Wide Open at the Brooklyn Conservatory
Rob Garcia 4
Noah Preminger - sax
Kris Davis - piano
Matt Pavolka - bass
Rob Garcia - drums
Michel Gentile Quintet
Michel Genitle - flute
Shane Endsley - trumpet
Nate Radley - guitar
Chris Lightcap - bass
Rob Garcia - drums

December 15, 2012
Brooklyn Jazz Wide Open at the Brooklyn Conservatory
WORKS with Dave Binney and Scott Colley
Dave Binney - sax
Scott Colley - bass
Michel Gentile - flute
Daniel Kelly - piano
Rob Garcia - drums

February 9, 2013
Brooklyn Jazz Wide Open at the Brooklyn Conservatory
Andrew Rathbun Large Ensemble w/ WORKS
woodwinds: Ben Kono, Rob Wilkerson, Dan Pratt, Quinson Nachoff, Frank Basille, Michel Gentile; trumpets: Sam Hoyt, Alex Norris, Dave Smith, Matt Holman, John Carlson; trombones: Shannon Barrett, John Yao, Nick Grinder, Chris Olness; guitar: Brad Sheik; piano: Daniel Kelly; bass: Dave Ambrosio; drums: Rob Garcia

March 15, 2013
Brooklyn Jazz Wide Open at the Brooklyn Conservatory
WORKS CD Release
Michel Gentile - flute
Daniel Kelly - piano
Rob Garcia - drums

April 13, 2013
Brooklyn Jazz Wide Open at the Brooklyn Conservatory
Fred Hersch/ Ralph Alessi CD Release
Fred Hersch - piano
Ralph Alessi - trumpet
Daniel Kelly Trio
Daniel Kelly - piano
Dave Ambrosio - bass
Rob Garcia - drums

May 11, 2013
Brooklyn Jazz Wide Open at the Brooklyn Conservatory
Mivos Quartet plays NEW WORKS: Three World Premieres by Rob Garcia, Daniel Kelly, Michel Gentile
Mivos Quartet
Olivia De Prato - violin
Joshua Modney - violin
Victor Lowrie - viola
Mariel Roberts - cello
plus
Jean Rohe - voice
Michel Gentile - flute
Rob Garcia - drums

BJWO 2011-12 season
November 5, 2011
Brooklyn Jazz Wide Open at the Brooklyn Conservatory
Mike Formanek solo & Mike Formanek with WORKS
Mike Formanek - bass
Michel Gentile - flute
Daniel Kelly - piano
Rob Garcia - drums

December 3, 2011
Brooklyn Jazz Wide Open at the Brooklyn Conservatory
Jerome Harris and Marty Ehrlich with WORKS
Marty Ehrlich - reeds
Jerome Harris - bass
Michel Gentile - flute
Daniel Kelly - piano
Rob Garcia - drums

January 14, 2012
Brooklyn Jazz Wide Open at the Brooklyn Conservatory
H-alpha
Briggan Krauss - alto saxophone
Ikue Mori - laptop
Jim Black - drums
WORKS
Michel Gentile - flute
Daniel Kelly - piano
Rob Garcia - drums

February 11, 2012
Brooklyn Jazz Wide Open at the Brooklyn Conservatory
Daniel Kelly "Rakonto"
Yoon Sun Choi - voice
Rez Abbasi - guitar
Daniel Kelly - piano
David Ambrosio - bass
Satoshi Takeishi - drums

March 10, 2012
Brooklyn Jazz Wide Open at the Brooklyn Conservatory
Noah Preminger Quartet
Noah Preminger - tenor sax
Frank Kimbrough - piano
Cecil McBee - bass
Billy Hart - drums

April 21, 2012
Brooklyn Jazz Wide Open at the Brooklyn Conservatory
ChamberWORKS: Chamber Orchestra with WORKS
Chamber Orchestra
Michael McGinnis - clarinet, bass clarinet
Sara Schoenbeck - bassoon
David Smith - trumpet
Mark Taylor - french horn
Mazz Swift - violin
Tanya Kalmanovitch - viola
Marika Hughes - cello
WORKS
Michel Gentile - flute
Daniel Kelly - piano
Rob Garcia - drums

May 19, 2012
Brooklyn Jazz Wide Open at the Brooklyn Conservatory
Dave Liebman and Scott Colley ewith WORKS
Dave Liebman - saxophones
Michel Gentile - flute
Daniel Kelly - piano
Scott Colley - bass
Rob Garcia - drums


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BJWO 2010-11 season
October 13, 2010
Brooklyn Jazz Wide Open at Littlefield John Hollenbeck Large Ensemble
Ben Kono-flute, soprano saxophone, alto saxophone; Jeremy Viner-clarinet; Tony Malaby-tenor saxophone, soprano saxophone; Dan Willis-tenor saxophone, soprano saxophone, English horn; Bohdan Hilash-baritone saxophone, bass clarinet; Rob Hudson-trombone; Mike Christianson-trombone; Jacob Garchik-trombone; Jeff Nelson-bass trombone; Jon Owens-trumpet; Tony Kadleck-trumpet; Dave Ballou-trumpet; Laurie Frink-trumpet; Kermit Driscoll-bass; John Hollenbeck-drums; Gary Versace-piano; Matt Moran-mallets; Theo Bleckmann & Kate McGarry-voice; and J.C. Sanford-conductor
Tony Malaby with WORKS
Tony Malaby - saxophone
Michel Gentile - flute
Daniel Kelly - piano
Rob Garcia - drums
 
November 10, 2010
Brooklyn Jazz Wide Open at Littlefield Anat Cohen Quartet
Anat Cohen - clarinet, saxophones
Jason Lindner - piano
Vicente Archer - bass
Anthony Pinciotti - drums
WORKS with Ralph Alessi and Chris Lightcap
Ralph Alessi - trumpet
Chris Lightcap - bass
Michel Gentile - flute
Daniel Kelly - piano
Rob Garcia - drums

December 15, 2010
Brooklyn Jazz Wide Open at Littlefield WORKS with Joseph Jarman
Joseph Jarman - reeds, voice
Michel Gentile - flute
Daniel Kelly - piano
Rob Garcia - drumsRon Horton/Tim Horner Andrew Hill Project
Ron Horton-trumpet/flugelhorn, arranger
Tim Horner-drums
John O'Gallagher-alto sax/flute
Marc Mommaas-tenor/soprano saxes
Scott Robinson-tenor sax, clarinet, bass clarinet
Nate Eklund-trumptet/flugelhorn
Alan Ferber-trombone, bass trombone
Mark Sherman-vibes
Frank Kimbrough-piano
Martin Wind-bass
Feb 9, 2011
Brooklyn Jazz Wide Open at Littlefield
Michael Formanek Quartet Tim Berne - saxophones
Craig Taborn - piano
Michael Formanek - bass
Gerald Cleaver - drums
"Musical Dialogues" (a conversation with Mr. Formanek) immediately following their performance
WORKS
Michel Gentile - flute
Daniel Kelly - piano
Rob Garcia - drums

March 9, 2011
Brooklyn Jazz Wide Open at Littlefield
DAVE LIEBMAN & JOHN HEBERT with WORKS plus Musical Dialogues with Dave Liebman
Dave Liebman - saxophones
John Hebert - bass
Michel Gentile - flute
Daniel Kelly - piano
Rob Garcia - drums
April 13, 2011
Brooklyn Jazz Wide Open at the Brooklyn Conservatory
JOE LOVANO & SCOTT COLLEY with WORKS
plus Musical Dialogues with Joe Lovano
Joe Lovano - saxophones
Scott Colley - bass
Michel Gentile - flute
Daniel Kelly - piano
Rob Garcia - drums

May 11, 2011
Brooklyn Jazz Wide Open at the Brooklyn Conservatory
Joel Harrison Large Ensemble - "Infinite Possibility"
Commissioned by Connection Works with assistance from Meet The Composer.
woodwinds: Marty Ehrlich, Donny McCaslin, Ben Kono, Rob Scheps, Andy Laster,
flute: Michel Gentile; trumpets: Shane Endsley, Jeff Hermanson, Taylor Haskins, Fr. Horn: Justin Mullens; trombones: Jacob Garchik, Curtis Fowlkes, Alan Ferber, tuba: Jose Davila; Joel Harrison - guitar; Daniel Kelly - piano; Kermit Driscoll - bass; James Shipp - vibes, perc; Rob Garcia - drums


BJWO 2009-10 season
September 27, 2009
Brooklyn Jazz Wide Open at the Belarusian Church
ROB GARCIA 4
NOAH PREMINGER - tenor sax
DAN TEPFER - piano
JOE MARTIN - bass
ROB GARCIA - drums
DANIEL KELLY TRIO
DANIEL KELLY - piano
MATT PAVOLKA - bass
DAN WEISS - drums
GENTILE / ROMANO DUO
MICHEL GENTILE - flute
TONY ROMANO - guitar

November 8, 2009
Brooklyn Jazz Wide Open at the Belarusian Church
DAVE LIEBMAN with WORKS plus Musical Dialogues with Dave Liebman
Dave Liebman - saxophones
Dave Ambrosio - bass
Michel Gentile - flute
Daniel Kelly - piano
Rob Garcia - drums

December 13, 2009
Brooklyn Jazz Wide Open at the Belarusian Church
MASTER CLASS with MATT WILSON
trio vs trio
WORKS
Michel Gentile - flute
Daniel Kelly - piano
Rob Garcia - drums
MATT WILSON CHRISTMAS TREE-O
JEFF LEDERER - saxophone
PAUL SIKIVIE - bass
MATT WILSON - drums

January 31, 2010
Brooklyn Jazz Wide Open at the Belarusian Church
MUSICAL DIALOGUES with ANAT COHEN
WORKS featuring DAVE SCOTT
DAVE SCOTT - trumpet
MICHEL GENTILE - flute
DANIEL KELLY - piano
GARY WANG - bass
ROB GARCIA - drums
ANAT COHEN QUARTET
ANAT COHEN - clarinet & saxophone
GILAD HEKSELMAN - guitar
JOE MARTIN - bass
MARCUS GILMORE - drums

March 7, 2010
Brooklyn Jazz Wide Open at the Belarusian Church
MUSICAL DIALOGUES with PETER APFELBAUM
WORKS featuring JOSEPH JARMAN
JOSEPH JARMAN - woodwinds & vocals
MICHEL GENTILE - flute
DANIEL KELLY - piano
ROB GARCIA - drums
PETER APFELBAUM NEW YORK HIEROGLYPHICS QUINTET
PETER APFELBAUM - woodwinds
PECK ALLMOND - trumpet. reeds
DAVE PHELPS - guitar
PATRICE BLANCHARD - bass
DAFNIS PRIETO - drums

April 11, 2010
Brooklyn Jazz Wide Open at the Belarusian Church
MUSICAL DIALOGUES with TYSHAWN SOREY
WORKS featuring special guest, DREW GRESS
DREW GRESS - bass
MICHEL GENTILE - flute
DANIEL KELLY - piano
ROB GARCIA - drums
TYSHAWN SOREY: KOAN
TODD NEUFELD - guitar
CHRIS TORDINI - bass
TYSHAWN SOREY - drums/compositions

May 16, 2010
Brooklyn Jazz Wide Open at Clover’s
MUSICAL DIALOGUES with JOHN MCNEIL
WORKS featuring special guest, TONY MALABY
TONY MALABY - saxophone
MICHEL GENTILE - flute
DANIEL KELLY - piano
ROB GARCIA - drums
NICHOLAS URIE / JOHN MCNEIL CONCERT JAZZ ENSEMBLE
12 piece orchestra. Partial list of personnel:
JOHN MCNEIL (trumpet), NICHOLAS URIE (vibes), LOLLY MCNEIL (trbn.), Kenny Pexton (Ten. sax & clt.), Kenny Berger (bari sax & bs. clt.)


BJWO 2008-09 season
October 18, 2008
Brooklyn Jazz Wide Open at the Belarusian Church
-JAM SESSION hosted by WORKS
-GENE BERTONCINI SOLO
-BILL O’CONNELL, DAVE VALENTIN, and MAYRA CASALES
-ROB GARCIA’S SANGHA featuring KYOKO KITAMURA, MICHEL GENTILE, DANIEL KELLY, and JOE FITZGERALD

November 15, 2008
Brooklyn Jazz Wide Open at the Belarusian Church
-Local student ensembles (performance and workshop)
-JAM SESSION hosted by the CONNECTION WORKS ENSEMBLE
-MICHEL GENTILE/TONY ROMANO
-JOEL HARRISON QUARTET featuring DANIEL KELLY, FIMA EPHRON, and JORDAN PERLSON
-KENNY WESSEL QUARTET featuring JOEL FRAHM, DAVE AMBROSIO, and ROB GARCIA

December 13, 2008
Brooklyn Jazz Wide Open at the Belarusian Church
-Local student ensembles (performance and workshop)
-MASTERCLASS/WORKSHOP with JOE LOVANO
-CONNECTION WORKS ENSEMBLE with special guests, JOE LOVANO and JUDI SILVANO featuring ROB GARCIA, MICHEL GENTILE, DANIEL KELLY and SCOTT LEE
-JUDI SILVANO'S CLEOME QUARTET featuring JOE LOVANO, MICHAEL FORMANEK, and GERRY HEMINGWAY
-SCOTT LEE QUINTET featuring GARY VERSACE, LOREN STILLMAN, ANDREW RATHBUN, and JEFF HIRSHFIELD


February 7, 2009
Brooklyn Jazz Wide Open at the Belarusian Church
-MASTERCLASS/WORKSHOP with STEVE COLEMAN and FIVE ELEMENTS
-CONNECTION WORKS ENSEMBLE featuring MICHEL GENTILE, DANIEL KELLY, and ROB GARCIA with special guests, BILL MCHENRY and CHRIS LIGHTCAP
-STEVE COLEMAN and FIVE ELEMENTS featuring STEVE COLEMAN, JONATHAN FINLAYSON, TIM ALBRIGHT, JEN SHYU, MILES OKAZAKI  

March 7, 2009
Brooklyn Jazz Wide Open at the Belarusian Church
-MASTERCLASS/WORKSHOP with WYCLIFFE GORDON and group!!! -
-CONNECTION WORKS ENSEMBLE featuring MICHEL GENTILE (flute), and ROB GARCIA (drums) with special guests, MASSIMO BIOLCATI (bass) and DAN TEPFER (piano).
-WYCLIFFE GORDON QUARTET featuring
WYCLIFFE GORDON (trombone and vocals), AARON DIEHL (piano), ZAID SHUKRI (bass), RODNEY GREEN (drums)

April 4, 2009
Brooklyn Jazz Wide Open at the Belarusian Church
-MASTERCLASS/WORKSHOP with HOWARD ALDEN
-GENTILE/ROMANO DUO featuring MICHEL GENTILE (flute), and TONY ROMANO (guitar)
-ANAT COHEN/HOWARD ALDEN QUARTET featuring
ANAT COHEN (clarinet/saxophone), HOWARD ALDEN (guitar), JOHN BURR (bass), and ROB GARCIA (drums)

May 9, 2009
Brooklyn Jazz Wide Open at the Belarusian Church
-CONNECTION WORKS ENSEMBLE featuring MICHEL GENTILE (flute), DANIEL KELLY (keys), ROB GARCIA (drums)
with special guests:
LOREN STILLMAN (alto sax), JOHN HEBERT (bass)
-DAVE LIEBMAN QUARTET featuring
DAVE LIEBMAN (saxophones), VIC JURIS (guitar), TONY MARINO (bass), MARKO MARCINKO (drums)

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BJWO 2007-08 season
October 6, 2007
Brooklyn Jazz Wide Open at the Belarusian Church
-THE DIXIE RASCALS featuring BARRY BRYSON, HOWARD ALDEN, VINCE GIORDANO, HERB GARDINER, JACK STUCKY, and ROB GARCIA
-CONNECTION WORKS ENSEMBLE - ROB GARCIA, MICHEL GENTILE AND DANIEL KELLY
-ROB GARCIA ENSEMBLE - featuring MATT RENZI, MICHEL GENTILE, SEBASTIAN NOELLE, and THOMSON KNEELAND
-TONY MALABY TRIO - featuring ANGELICA SANCHEZ and NASHEET WAITS
-DANIEL KELLY QUARTET - featuring ANDERS NILSSON, DAVE AMBROSIO, AND ROB GARCIA

December 8, 2007
Brooklyn Jazz Wide Open at the Belarusian Church
-“The Art of Improvising in Arabic Music," featuring TAREQ ABBOUSHIandZAFER TAWIL.
-CONNECTION WORKS ENSEMBLE.
-Workshop for young musicians
-DENOMINATORS, featuring MICHEL GENTILE, NATE RADLEY, and ROLAND SCHNEIDER.
-FLY, featuring MARK TURNER, LARRY GRENADIER, and JEFF BALLARD.
-SANGHA, featuring ROB GARCIA, ADAM KOLKER, MICHEL GENTILE, DANIEL KELLY, KENNY WESSEL, KYOKO KITAMURA, and JOE FITZGERALD.

February 9, 2008
Brooklyn Jazz Wide Open at the Belarusian Church
-CONNECTION WORKS ENSEMBLE.
-Local student ensembles (performance and workshop)
-Open Jam/Workshop
-MICHEL GENTILE/ TONY ROMANO DUO.
-DAFNIS PRIETO QUARTET, featuring AVISHAI COHEN, MANUEL VALERA, and HANS GLAWISHNIG.
-DANIEL KELLY QUARTET, featuring BEN MONDER, CHRIS TARRY, and ROB GARCIA.

April 12, 2008
Brooklyn Jazz Wide Open at the Belarusian Church
-Local student ensembles (performance and workshop)
-CONNECTION WORKS ENSEMBLE.
-Open Jam/Workshop
-DANIEL KELLY QUARTET featuring BRIGGAN KRAUSS, DAVE AMBROSIO, and ROB GARCIA.
-ADAM KOLKER QUARTET featuring BILLY HART, JOHN ABERCROMBIE and JOHN HEBERT.
-ROB GARCIA QUINTET featuring SHANE ENDSLEY, MICHEL GENTILE, NIR FELDER, and CHRIS LIGHTCAP.

June 7, 2008
Brooklyn Jazz Wide Open at the Belarusian Church
-Local student ensembles (performance and workshop)
-Open Jam/Workshop
-MICHEL GENTILE/BRAHIM FRIBGANE/ADAM RUDOLPH
-ADAM RUDOLPH'SGO ORGANIC ORCHESTRA
-MATT DARRIAU'S YO LATEEF, featuring PECK ALLMOND, BARNEY MCALL, DAVE AMBROSIO, and ROB GARCIA

July 12, 2008
Brooklyn Jazz Wide Open at the Belarusian Church
-MAKE MUSIC WITH MICHEL
-SWEETBEATZ: MEREDITH'S SOULFUL SONGS FOR CITY KIDS
-MR KITE featuring ROB GARCIA, MICHEL GENTILE, JIM WHITNEY, ADAM KOLKER, and DANIEL KELLY
-YOSVANY TERRY QUINTET featuring MIKE RODRIGUEZ, OSMANY PAREDES, MASSIMO BIOLCATI, and OBED CALVAIRE
-A TRIBUTE TO LEGENDARY VOCALIST JULIAN LLANOS: NICKI DENNER SEPTET with special guest vocalist, JORGE MALDONADO. Featuring ANTON DENNER, MARK MILLER, JENNIFER VINCENT, WILLIE MARTINEZ, MAYRA CASALES, and CHRISTELLE DURANDY