Briggan Krauss and Wayne Horvitz Duo: Live at The Grocery

Please join us! Catch this special live performance of Briggan Krauss and Wayne Horvitz as a duo, Saturday, December 30, 2023. Show begins at 7:30pm, doors at 7:00

Alto saxophonist Briggan Krauss (NYC) and keyboardist/composer Wayne Horvitz (Seattle) have worked together in a wide variety of contexts for more than 30 years. This evening’s concert is a rare and special opportunity to hear them perform as a duo. It will be an evening of exciting, intense, and joyful improvised music. With live projected visuals by Janet Galore.

Refreshments provided

Tickets required for entry – sliding scale $10 – $30
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About Briggan Krauss

Saxophonist Briggan Krauss has been an internationally recognized key player in New York City’s creative music scene for more than twenty-five years. He connects the extreme edges of technique with the unexplored tonal possibilities of the instrument while making his work as much about shape as it is about his unique signature sound.

He has released several critically acclaimed recordings as a leader and has appeared on over fifty other recordings as a sideman. He has worked with a diverse range of artists such as John Zorn, Bill Frisell, Steven Bernstein, Wayne Horvitz, Levon Helm, Skerik, Butch Morris, Eyvind Kang, Robin Holcomb, Norah Jones, Medeski Martin and Wood, Hal Willner, Skuli Sverrisson, Jim Black, Ikue Mori, Joey Baron, Kato Hideki, Satoko Fuji, Dave Harrington, The New York Composer’s Orchestra,Elysian Fields, Iron & Wine, Fey Victor, Rufus Wainwright, Sarah Manning, Trey Anastasio, Joan Wasser, Mary Halvorsen, Jessie Harris, Bernie Worrell, Beth Fleenor, Lou Reed, Laurie Anderson, Marc Ribot, Antony, U2, and many others.

Briggan’s voice has been a part of Steven Bernstein’s iconic quartet Sexmob from its inception more than twenty-five years ago. Sexmob earned a Grammy Award nomination for their 2006 recording titled Sexotica and Briggan also recorded with guitarist Bill Frisell on his Grammy Award winning 2007 album Unspeakable.

Besides his work as a saxophonist and composer, Briggan is a guitarist and he also makes wide-ranging use of Max/MSP for digital audio and video in the areas of sound art, electronic music, and interdisciplinary performance. He is currently an adjunct professor in the Performance and Interactive Media Arts [PIMA] MFA program at Brooklyn College, NYU, and at the New Jersey Institute of Technology.

About Wayne Horvitz

Recipient of the 2019 American Prize in Orchestral Composition, composer Wayne Horvitz performs extensively throughout Europe, Japan, and North America.  In addition to creating work for his own ensembles, he has created new work for The Kitchen, BAM, Seattle Symphony, Berlin Jazz, Nocco, Vienna Radio Orchestra, Centrum, and ACT among others. He has received awards from, MAP, McKnight Foundation, the NEA, Meet the Composer, and The Shifting Foundation. among others. Narrative works include pieces centered around the life of Joe Hill, the story of the Everett Massacre, and the poems of Richard Hugo. Installation work has been presented at Ft. Worden, SAM and Arizona State Museum of Art. He is the recipient of the 2016 Doris Duke Performing Artist Award.

Collaborators include Robin Holcomb, Bill Frisell, Reggie Watts, Butch Morris, Alex Guy, Ikue Mori, George Lewis, Steve Swallow, Yukio Suzuki, Billy Bang, Carla Bley, Eyvind Kang, John Zorn (Naked City etc.), Bill Irwin, Gus Van Sant, Paul Taylor, Beth Fleenor, Rinde Eckert, Yohei Saito, Barbara Earl Thomas, David Moss, Carey Perloff, Paul Taylor, Dayna Hanson, and Gus Van Sant. He has produced recordings for the WorldSaxophone Quartet, Human Feel, Fontella Bass, Marty Ehrlich, John Adams, Bill Frisell, Robin Holcomb, and Eddie Palmieri.