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May 2016
$20

John Tchicai Memorial Concert @ Third Life Studio

May 7, 2016 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Third Life Studio, 33 Union Square, Somerville Ave
Somerville, MA United States
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Mandorla Music is honored to host Charlie Kohlhase's tribute to his late friend and collaborator, the Danish-Congolese saxophonist & composer John Tchicai (April 28, 1936 – October 8, 2012), a few days after what would've been his 80th birthday. Charlie says, "We'll present a program of Tchicai compositions dating from the 1960's to the 2000's...representing John's work with such groups as the New York Contemporary 5, the New York Art Quartet and many more. Musicians include Daniel Rosenthal: trumpet &…

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Sticks, Strings: Alone, Together – Vinnie Sperrazza and Eric Hofbauer @ Ibeam

May 13, 2016 @ 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm
I-Beam, 168 7th St.
Brooklyn, NY 11215 United States
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Vinne Sperazza - Drums, and Eric Hofbauer - Guitar, will each perform solo sets of new and improvised material. Hofbauer will feature selections from his upcoming solo release "Ghost Frets". The night will conclude with a short set of guitar/drum duets. $15 @ the Door.

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June 2016
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EHQ plays Ives’ “Three Places in New England” @ BING, Springfield MA

June 4, 2016 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Bing Arts Center, 716 Sumner Ave.
Springfield , MA United States
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The Eric Hofbauer Quintet returns to the Bing to Perform Hofbauer's arrangement of Charles Ives' "Three Places in New England". This piece will be release in fall '16 on a recording called Prehistoric Jazz Vol. 3. Not to be missed rare live performance in western MA. EHQ is Hofbauer - arranger, guitar Jerry Sabatini - trumpet Todd Brunel - clarinet and bass clarinet Junko Fujiwara - cello Curt Newton - drums and percussion

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September 2016
$10

We 5 @ Outpost 186, Cambridge MA

September 9, 2016 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Outpost 186, 186 1/2 Hampshire St.
Cambridge ,
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We 5 is Jacob William - bass, Eric Hofbauer, guitar, Jerry Sabatini, trumpet, Charlie Kholhase, saxes, and Curt Newton Drums. playing and improvising new music.

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Eric Hofbauer Quintet Fall Concert Season Announced Soon!!!

September 10, 2016

Stayed tuned to the calendar and facebook for the announcement of the EHQ fall concert season which will feature new arrangements of Charles Ives' "Three Places in New England" (CD release Oct. 2016!!) and Duke Ellington's "Reminiscing in Tempo." Venues include Boston College, Clark University and more.

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Pingrey, Olsen & Hofbauer Trio @ Gallery 263, Cambridge MA

September 11, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Gallery 263, 263 Pearl St.
Cambridge, MA United States
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The trio of Randy Pingrey, trombone, Kathy Olsen, bari sax, and Eric Hofbauer, guitar reunite to play a set of originals by each member. Sharing the bill with Kit Demos duo.

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Charlie Kohlhase’s Explorer’s Club @ Outpost 186, Cambridge MA

September 15, 2016 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Outpost 186, 186 1/2 Hampshire St.
Cambridge (Inman Sq), MA 02139 United States
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Kohlhase on his monthly series brings out a stellar collections of players from the Explorer's Club. New tunes for sure, including some by Eric Hofbauer, guitar.

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October 2016
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Dylan Jack Quartet @ Third Life Studio, Somerville MA

October 7, 2016 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Third Life Studio, 33 Union Square, Somerville Ave
Somerville, MA United States
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Dylan Jack, drums, leads his new project with Eric Hofbauer, guitar, Todd Brunel, bs clarinet, and Tony Leva, bass through a gauntlet of new tunes he composed just for this group.

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EHQ @ BOZAR – Stravinsky Deconstructed – Brussels, Belgium

October 16, 2016 @ 8:30 pm - 10:00 pm
BOZAR, Studio Rue Ravenstein 23
Brussels, Belgium
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The EHQ kicks off the fall concert season with a concert in Brussels at the historic BOZAR pallais des beaux arts. We are honored to perform my EHQ arrangement of the Rite of Spring for the Stravinsky Deconstructed festival happening there.

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Kohlhase’s Explorer’s Club @ Outpost

October 20, 2016 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Outpost 186, 186 1/2 Hampshire St.
Cambridge ,
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The usual crew doing the usual thing, CK tunes and one of mine.

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Dylan Jack Quartet @ Lily Pad, Cambridge, MA

October 23, 2016 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Lily Pad, 1353 Cambridge st.
Cambridge, MA 02139 United States
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Dylan brings his quartet to Cambridge this time around. Getting ready for a recording session.    

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November 2016

EHQ – Prehistoric Jazz: Reminiscing in New England @ Boston College

November 7, 2016 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Gasson Hall, Room 100, Boston College, 140 Commonwealth Ave
Newton, MA 02467 United States
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The Domestic Concert Season kicks off for the EHQ at Boston College with a world premiere and CD release performance. Prehistoric Jazz  - Reminiscing in New England   CD Release Performance of - Charles Ives Three Places in New England  WORLD PREMIERE of - Duke Ellington Reminiscing in Tempo both arranged for jazz quintet by Eric Hofbauer The Eric Hofbauer Quintet: Todd Brunel, clarinet and bass clarinet, Jerry Sabatini, trumpet, Eric Hofbauer, guitar, Junko Fujiwara, cello, Curt Newton, drums and percussion

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EHQ – Prehistoric Jazz: Reminiscing in New England @ Artist’s Gallery, Westerly

November 11, 2016 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Artist’s Cooperative Gallery of Westerly, 7 Canal St.
Westerly, RI 02891 United States
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The Domestic Concert Season continues for the EHQ. Prehistoric Jazz  - Reminiscing in New England CD Release Performance of - Charles Ives Three Places in New England  WORLD PREMIERE (part 2) of - Duke Ellington Reminiscing in Tempo both arranged for jazz quintet by Eric Hofbauer The Eric Hofbauer Quintet: Todd Brunel, clarinet and bass clarinet, Jerry Sabatini, trumpet, Eric Hofbauer, guitar, Junko Fujiwara, cello, Curt Newton, drums and percussion

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EHQ – Prehistoric Jazz: Reminiscing in New England – Clark University, MA

November 18, 2016 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Clark University – Traina Center for the Arts – Razzo Hall, 92 Downing St.
Worcester, MA 01610 United States
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The Domestic Concert Season continues for the EHQ at Clark University. Prehistoric Jazz  - Reminiscing in New England CD Release Performance of - Charles Ives Three Places in New England  WORLD PREMIERE (part 3) of - Duke Ellington Reminiscing in Tempo both arranged for jazz quintet by Eric Hofbauer The Eric Hofbauer Quintet: Todd Brunel, clarinet and bass clarinet, Jerry Sabatini, trumpet, Eric Hofbauer, guitar, Junko Fujiwara, cello, Curt Newton, drums and percussion

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February 2017

Mike Tucker Quartet @ Luna Sessions, Lowell MA

February 2 @ 8:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Luna Theater, 250 Jackson St.
Lowell, MA 01852 United States
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The Luna Sessions band tonight features Mike Tucker, drums, Sven Larson, bass and your's truly on guitar. Starts with some originals or set list by theme, then opens up for a jam session.    

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Dylan Jack / Eric Hofbauer Duo @ The Middle Gray, Brookline MA

February 3 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Middle Gray, 6 Station St.
Brookline, MA 02445 United States
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One half of the Dylan Jack Quartet will be playing at the small, intimate space of The Middle Gray. The focus will not be on DJQ but there will be a couple of those tunes, some "standards," and some free improvised music.

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Composers Collective @ Lily Pad, Cambridge MA

February 7 @ 8:30 pm - 10:00 pm
The Lily Pad, 1353 Cambridge st.
Cambridge , MA 02139 United States
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Boston's Jazz Composers Collective reconvene with a new collection of original material for septet. Come join us for the premier of seven new compositions! One by each member. The band features - Dan Rosenthal - trumpet Allan Chase - saxes Jason Robinson - saxes, flute Randy Pingrey - trombone Eric Hofbauer - guitar Bruno Raberg - bass Austin McMahon - drums Lily Pad is $10 @ door.

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Secret Handshake Trio – Music for Modern Times @ Longy Pickman Hall, Cam. MA

February 10 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Longy School of Music, 1 Follen St.
Cambridge , MA 02138 United States
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MAM Department presents the Secret Handshake Trio - Music for Modern Times in Longy's Pickman Hall History has shown that urgent new music has always surfaced at times of great historic social or political changes. Bebop emerged in the post WWII atomic age and free jazz expression reached its heights during the Civil Rights Era. Dave Bryant (piano), Eric Hofbauer (guitar) and Jacob William (bass) reimagine the revolutionary repertoire of Charlie Parker and Ornette Coleman,primary proponents of bebop and free…

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Charlie Kohlhase’s Explorer’s Club @ Outpost 186, Cambridge MA

February 16 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Our once a month hit with usual cast of characters, new and old music from CK, myself and others.

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April 2017

EHQ – Prehistoric Jazz: Reminiscing in New England @ Concord Library, MA

April 8 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
The Concord Free Public Library, 129 Main St.
Concord, MA 01742 United States
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The Eric Hofbauer Quintet reprises - Prehistoric Jazz: Reminiscing in New England Charles Ives Three Places in New England & Duke Ellington's  Reminiscing in Tempo both arranged for jazz quintet by Eric Hofbauer The Eric Hofbauer Quintet: Todd Brunel, clarinet and bass clarinet, Jerry Sabatini, trumpet, Eric Hofbauer, guitar, Junko Fujiwara, cello, Curt Newton, drums and percussion Presented by Friends of the Concord Library!

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