Birdsongs of the Mesozoic is a 4-piece Boston-based electrified modern music ensemble formed in 1980. Michael Bierylo (guitar/laptop), Ken Field (sax/flute/percussion), Erik Lindgren (piano), and Rick Scott (synthesizer) have been recognized both individually and collectively as significant contributors to the world of modern creative music. With over twelve releases, the group has received international acclaim for its unique and creative blend of musical styles.
Blue Crunk is a Philadelphia-based Instrumental jazz / funk ensemble featuring members of up-and-coming hip hop band Abstract verses and jazz-fusion group Touch. Blue Crunk's 4 infuse guitarist / composer Craig Kahle's compositions with an improvisatory fury that transforms their mixture of jazz and funk into a signature sound.
DIE (Drexel Improv Ensemble) Having sprung from an improvisation workshop led by composer / violinist Daniel Bernard Roumain, The Philadelphia-based DIE has since expanded well beyond its parent university and original membership. Their style lies somewhere in the realm of improvised chamber music, but has hands in minimalism, free jazz, jazz, rock, and experimental music of various types. For this performance the Improv Ensemble will feature its 7 veteran members (saxophonists Steve Davit & Kyle Press, trombonists Connor Przybyszewski & Tyler Mack, guitarists Eric Sanderson & Jake Hager, and keyboardist Erica Corbo), and collaborate with members of Birdsongs of the Mesozoic during their set.
Admission: $5 suggested donation
For more information about Birdsongs or to schedule an interview, contact Erik Lindgren at firstname.lastname@example.org / 508-947-7387
WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING ABOUT BIRDSONGS OF THE MESOZOIC:
"If Beethoven were alive today he might even want to sit in with these guys."
Roanoke Times & World News
"Very few bands have ever managed to straddle the worlds of modern classical music and rock as successfully as this one..."
All Music Guide
"A mesmerizing instrumental venture into the space-age jungle." --- Billboard
"Pioneering" --- Time Out NY
"One of America's most original bands." --- Honolulu Star-Bulletin
"Nearly legendary -- a chugging rough-edged chamber-rock ensemble" --- Village Voice
"The world's hardest rocking chamber music quartet." --- Boston Globe