1353 Cambridge St
Cambridge, MA 02139
Innovation, Meetup, Music, Nightlife
A RARE BOSTON PERFORMANCE:
Kresten Osgood, drums, Denmark
Eliot Cardinaux, piano, Western Mass
Kit Demos, bass, Maine/Boston
Creative Improv Jazz
A collaboration: The Creative Music Series and pianist Eliot Cardinaux
The great European, Danish, drummer Kresten Osgood stops in Cambridge as part of his U.S. tour with Mass/New England important, creative collaborators.
contact: Alex Lemski @ 617/800-7255
Kresten Osgood is one of these people who at the same time defy and totally own categories. An extraordinary drummer and improviser who with the fullest respect to tradition, challenges it at any given moment of his creative endeavors.
Working simultaneously in the fields of improvisational music and experimental poetry, Eliot Cardinaux is a pianist and poet capable of adapting the lyric mode to fit the needs of the moment. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Contemporary Improvisation from the New England Conservatory.
“Kit Demos constantly researches the possibilities of electronics and new territories for the acoustic bass. All of that research opens doors to rethinking music in the moment. The results of his research are so musically organic that they give the impression they are inevitable, integral of the moment."- S. Vandermark.
Kresten Osgood he has about a 100 albums to his credit, toured practically everywhere, has been performing and/or recording with legends like Roscoe Mitchell, Paul Bley, Lee Scratch Perry, William Parker, Masabumi Kikuchi, Derek Bailey, Wadada Leo Smith, Jason Moran, Michael Blake, Oliver Lake, Kurt Rosenwinkel, John Tchicai, Tim Berne, Justin Vernon, Peter Brotzmann, Joshua Redman, Eugene Chadbourne, Billy Preston, Alan Silva, Brad Mehldau, Mats Gustafsson, Bennie Maupin, The National, Â Dr. Lonnie Smith, Sam Rivers, Henry Grimes, Dr. Yusef Lateef, Warren Smith, and many many others. But even that doesn't really cover the full spectrum of what he has been up to in his career. A successful rapper, composer, pianist, vocalist, saxophonist and trumpeter, a true multi-instrumentalist, a powerful organizer being an extremely important driving force in lifting and pushing the music life in Copenhagen forward, entertainer with his own shows in TV and radio, receiver of numerous Â awards and honors, a very sharp kaleidoscope man, regardless of the context always realizing his fullest potential.
Working simultaneously in the fields of improvisational music and experimental poetry, Eliot Cardinaux is a poet and pianist capable of adapting the lyric mode to fit the needs of the moment. Eliot is presently working towards an MFA in poetry from the University of Massachusetts in Amherst. Under mentors such as pianists Ran Blake and Anthony Coleman, guitarist Joe Morris, violists Mat Maneri and Tanya Kalmanovitch, as well as poets Peter Gizzi, Dara Wier, Ruth Lepson, Ivy Schweitzer, and Ocean Vuong, he has absorbed a variety of attitudes and skills that veer toward the devotional in his work. He has performed and recorded on the East Coast and in Europe for over a decade and a half, with musicians such as Mat Maneri, Thomas Morgan, Flin van Hemmen, Will McEvoy, Max Goldman, David Binney, Pete Robbins, Tyshawn Sorey, Dan Weiss, Eivind Opsvik, Kresten Osgood, Mia Dyberg, Axel Dörner, Jeb Bishop, Tristan Honsinger, Daniel Carter, Tanya Kalmanovitch, Stephen Haynes, Joe Morris, Gary Fieldman, Matt Crane, Bob Moses, Damon Smith, Tony Malaby, Randy Peterson, Ed Schuller, Asger Thomsen, and the international ensemble Our Hearts as Thieves. His poetry has been published in print and online journals and blogs such as Jacket2, Caliban Online, Big Big Wednesday, Bloodroot Literary Journal, Hollow, White Heat, and Dispatches from the Poetry Wars. He has work forthcoming in The Café Review, & Talisman, as well as a manuscript for which he is currently seeking a publisher, titled On the Long Blue Night. In 2020, he was awarded the Deborah Slosberg Memorial Award for Poetry, in a contest judged by poet Fanny Howe. He is the founder of The Bodily Press, a small press and record label, which is also the site of the online journal, Partitions, for which he serves as executive editor, when he has the time. He lives with his partner Jade, and his cat Valentina, in Western Massachusetts, where he teaches poetry at UMass Amherst, for the time being.
Kit Demos - (bass, analog synthesizer), has studied jazz throughout college, began private lessons at age 6, is musically Boston-based, living, travelling from Maine—and has performed and recorded with Daniel Carter, Jeff Platz, Pat Battstone, Ra-kalam Bob Moses, Lars Vegas, Charlie Kohlhase's Explorers Club. He has performed throughout NYC, Boston, and in Germany at the Munster International Jazz Festival. Kit curated and performed in the Dark Matter Series of jazz and improvised music in Cambridge, MA for the better part of the last decade, and continues to perform regularly in Cambridge at the Lilly Pad with the David Haas Coalition of the Willing.