Connection Works

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

Wide Open Works/Brooklyn Jazz Wide Open Event Highlights

Wide Open Works/Brooklyn Jazz Wide Open - Complete historic lineup



Wide Open Works 2018-19 season

Saturday, October 20, 2018

Wide Open Works at the Brooklyn Conservatory

TRIO vs TRIO: 

Thumbscrew

Mary Halvorson - guitar

Michael Formanek - double bass

Tomas Fujiwara - drums

WORKS

Michel Gentile - flute

Daniel Kelly - piano

Rob Garcia - drums

Saturday, November 3, 2018

Wide Open Works at the Brooklyn Conservatory

Daniel Kelly solo piano

Daniel Kelly - piano

Michel Gentile FLOW

Michel Gentile - flute

Ivan Barenboim - clarinet

Will Holshouser - accordion

Michael Formanek - bass

Rob Garcia - drums


Saturday, December 15, 2018

Wide Open Works at the Brooklyn Conservatory

Mark Dresser, Michael Sarin, Michel Gentile and Daniel Kelly

Mark Dresser – bass

Michael Sarin – drums

Daniel Kelly – piano

Michel Gentile – flute

Saturday, March 2, 2019 

Wide Open 

Mark Feldman - violin

Michel Gentile - flute

Brian Drye - trombone

Anna Webber - saxophones

Daniel Kelly - piano

Matt Pavolka - bass

Rob Garcia - drums

Saturday, March 30, 2019

Rob Garcia all night 

Rob Garcia - drums, compositions, arrangements

Noah Preminger - saxophone

David Smith Smith - trumpet

Nate Radley - guitar

Kim Cass - bass

Saturday, May 11, 2019

Erik Friedlander solo & with WORKS

Erik Friedlander - cello

Michel Gentile - flute

Daniel Kelly - piano

Rob Garcia - drum

Saturday, June 8, 2019

Wide Open

Sara Caswell - violin

Michel Gentile - flute

Jacob Garchik - trombone

Anna Webber - saxophones

Daniel Kelly - piano

Matt Pavolka - bass

Rob Garcia - drums

WOW (Wide Open Works) 2017-18 season


October 21, 2017

Wide Open Works at the Brooklyn Conservatory

Billy Mintz Two Bass Band

Adam Kolker, Anton Denner - saxophone

Dave Scott, Ron Horton - trumpet

Brian Drye, Curtis Fowlkes - trombone

Masa Kamaguchi, Hilliard Greene - bass

Billy Mintz - drums

WORKS w Masa Kamaguchi

Masa Kamaguchi - bass

Michel Gentile - flute

Daniel Kelly - piano

Rob Garcia - drums



November 18, 2017

Rob Garcia 4

Anna Webber - tenor saxophone

Gary Versace - piano

Joe Martin - bass

Rob Garcia - drums



Michel Gentile FLOW

Michel Gentile - flute

Marty Ehrlich - clarinet

Brian Drye - trombone

Tom Rainey - drums

ChrisTordini - bass



December 9, 2017 

Wide Open 

Dana Lyn - violin

Michel Gentile - flute

Jacob Garchik - trombone

Adam Kolker - saxophones

Daniel Kelly - piano

Matt Pavolka - bass

Rob Garcia - drums



February 3, 2018 

Wide Open Works at the Brooklyn Conservatory

Joe Lovano and Judi Silvano with WORKS quartet

Joe Lovano - saxophone

Judi Silvano - voice

with WORKS quartet:

Michel Gentile - flute

Daniel Kelly - piano

Matt Pavolka - bass

Rob Garcia - drums


March 10, 2018

Wide Open Works at the Brooklyn Conservatory

Blind Visionaries: Seeing With Photography Collective & Daniel Kelly Trio

Daniel Kelly - piano

Jennifer Vincent - bass

Bram Kincheloe - drums


April 14, 2018

Wide Open Works at the Brooklyn Conservatory

Mark Dresser solo & with WORKS

Mark Dresser - bass

Michel Gentile - flute

Daniel Kelly - piano

Rob Garcia - drums


May 5, 2018

Wide Open Works at the Brooklyn Conservatory

Wide Open featuring poems by Paul Pines

Dana Lyn - violin, viola

Michel Gentile - flutes

Anna Webber - saxophone

Joe Fiedler - trombone

Daniel Kelly - piano

Matt Pavolka - bass

Rob Garcia - drums

BJWO 2016-17 season


September 10, 2016

Brooklyn Jazz Wide Open at the Brooklyn Conservatory

10th Anniversary Rent Party (Fundraiser)

Marty Ehrlich, Noah Preminger, Kris Davis, Scott Robinson, Dave Scott, Briggan Krauss, Owen Howard, Brian Drye, Kenny Wessel, Peck Allmond, Matt Pavolka, Tammy Scheffer, Carlo De Rosa, Paul Carlon, Anders Nilsson, Adam Kolker, Melissa Stylianou, Tony Romano, Michel Gentile, Daniel Kelly, Rob Garcia


October 22, 2016

Brooklyn Jazz Wide Open at the Brooklyn Conservatory

Sarah Elizabeth Charles & Lonnie Plaxico 

with WORKS 

Sarah Elizabeth Charles - voice

Lonnie Plaxico - bass

Michel Gentile - flute

Daniel Kelly - piano

Rob Garcia – drums



November 26, 2016

Brooklyn Jazz Wide Open at the Brooklyn Conservatory

Michel Gentile FLOW 

Michel Gentile - flute

Marty Ehrlich – clarinet

Brian Drye - trombone

Matt Pavolka – bass

Tom Rainey - drums

The Chopin Project with Noah Preminger & Rob Garcia 

Noah Preminger – tenor sax

Nate Radley - guitar

Kim Cass – bass

Rob Garcia – drums


December 10, 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


February 4, 2017

Brooklyn Jazz Wide Open at the Brooklyn Conservatory

Min Xiou-Fen, Satoshi Takeshi and WORKS

solo + duo + trio = 5


March 4, 2017

Brooklyn Jazz Wide Open at the Brooklyn Conservatory

Lee Konitz Quartet

Lee Konitz- alto saxophone 

Dan Tepfer – piano

Martin Wind – bass

George Schuller - drums


April 1, 2017

Brooklyn Jazz Wide Open at the Brooklyn Conservatory

Daniel Kelly’s Rakonto

Daniel Kelly – piano


May 6, 2017 

Brooklyn Jazz Wide Open at the Brooklyn Conservatory

Thomas Chapin Tribute with Mario Pavone and Michael Sarin

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 - bass 
Billy 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


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 - drums 
Ron 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

Daniell 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

Daniell 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)

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 ABBOUSHI  and  ZAFER 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

BRIGGAN KRAUSS

DAVE AMBROSIO

ROB GARCIA

-ADAM KOLKER QUARTET featuring BILLY HART, JOHN ABERCROMBIE and JOHN HEBERT.

ROB GARCIA QUINTET

SHANE ENDSLEY

MICHEL GENTILE

NIR FELDER

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'S  GO 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

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