Saturday, Aug 27, 2022 8:00p -

The Lily Pad
1353 Cambridge St-Inman Sq
Cambridge, MA 02139

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arlemski Alex Lemski

Innovation, Meetup, Music, Nightlife, Shows

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Greg Kelley, Trumpet, Boston &

Bonnie Jones Electronics, Providence/Baltimore,

Adventurous, outside the box!


One of the premier trumpet improvisers and experimenters on the planet in duet! Greg Kelley recently moved back here bringing free form and free Jazz to our market place without compromising.  Joined by Bonnie Jones with electronics. A Northeast convergence of creative energy and dynamic musicians:


Cost: $15, Students, seniors, $10

Contact: Alex @ Creative Music Series,[email protected], 617/800-7255




“If the music is to move forward, it will move forward on the wings of warriors like Greg Kelley. Kelley is not a trend or a term or a magazine cover. Kelley is however, a player. Kelley's trumpet is not for everyone. But neither was Ayler and neither is Braxton. But that doesn't take away from his ability to challenge the listener, convention, and stretch the envelope. If you have never heard of Kelley, allow us to introduce Greg Kelley: “I tend to like things that are in between the cracks and haven’t yet been codified”

“I’ve always been interested in complex identities and experiences, fascinated by contradictions and what takes place in the in-between…”.

I’m committed to an interdisciplinary and conceptual approach that incorporates text, sound, sculpture, and video, but grounds itself in my improvised electronic music and sound practice.

Trumpeter Greg Kelley in an improviser whose work, both in solo contexts and with his main group nmperign, usually features quiet explorations of the extended technique of his instrument. Often, his playing sounds so alien that it's hard to tell he's playing a trumpet at all.

“Greg Kelley’s improvised trumpet noise of Trumpet (june 2000 – Meniscus, 2000) could have the impact and the significance that Anthony Braxton’s Saxophone Improvisations had in the 1970s. Not only is the instrument reinvented, but the very idea of music is turned upside down.” Piero Scaruffi, 2003. History of Avantgarde Music.




Bio: After studying at the Peabody Conservatory in Baltimore, Kelley moved to Boston, where he made his recording debut with nmperign in 1998. Nmperign's second CD followed in 1999, and in 2000, Kelley began releasing a series of recordings for solo trumpet, including Trumpet and Empty Gestures. Since 2000, he has performed with Masashi Harada, Anthony Braxton and James Coleman. In 2001, Boxholder Records released The Ilya Tree, a quartet disc that featured Kelley playing extroverted free jazz with the fiery saxophonist Paul Flaherty. Also in 2001, he performed on an album by nmperign and a duo record with electronic musician Jason Lescalleet. His 2002 releases included a solo album entitled If I Never Meet You In This Life, Let Me Feel The Lack, a trio disc with Flaherty and Chris Corsano, and a series of albums with both nmperign and fellow trumpeter Axel Dörner. Throughout 2002, Kelley continued to tour as a solo artist and with nmperign.

Bonnie Jones is a Korean-American improvising musician, poet, and performer working with electronic sound and text. Born in South Korea she was raised on a dairy farm in New Jersey, and resides in Baltimore, Maryland and Providence. https://bonnie-jones.com/

She performs solo and in numerous collaborative music, film, and visual art projects. Bonnie was a founding member of the Transmodern Festival and CHELA Gallery and is currently a member of the High Zero Festival collective. In 2010, she co-founded TECHNE https://technesound.org/, an organization that introduces young female-identified women to technology-focused art making, improvisation, and community collaboration. TECHNE’s programs are delivered through partnerships with grassroots organizations that share an aligned commitment to racial and gender equity. She has received commissions from the London ICA and Walters Art Museum and has presented her work extensively at institutions in the US, Mexico, Europe and Asia. Bonnie was a 2018 recipient of the Foundation for Contemporary Arts Grants to Artists.

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