Saturday, Nov 04, 2023 8:00p -

1353 Cambridge St
Cambridge, MA 02139

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arlemski Alex Lemski

Innovation, Meetup, Music, Nightlife

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Cost: $18/$15, Cash/Venmo,


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




Event: Music: Improv, Free Jazz

The Creative Music Series presents:

From New York on tour

Stephen Gauci - tenor

Adam Lane - bass 

Kevin Shea - drums 


Stephen Gauci








 “Gauci’s development of a personal tongue is no hype. There’s a clear sense of composition and introspective intelligence in the notes he throws. Few players can boast an original sound, a truly unique voice. There’s more than a hint here with Gauci.” – Dan Rose, One Final Note.com

“After seemingly coming out of nowhere, Gauci offers more evidence of his continuing evolution into a major artist.” -Jay Collins, Cadence Jazz Magazine


“Little playing heard these days is as enigmatic as that issuing from saxophonist Stephen Gauci. His dynamic range is equaled only by his powers of invention, in both composition and its molten twin, improvisation.”- Marc Medwin, All About Jazz


Sam Prestiani of Jazziz says of (Adam) Lane’s writing: “His confidence and confrontational prowess as well as his abiding sense of lyricism and heavy-groove power place him in the lineage of forward-jazz adventurism.”

And Bill Meyer writes in Downbeat, “Lane’s music is genuine, accessible, fun. The music is deeply in touch with the essential pleasures of earwig-worthy tunes, fat bluesy grooves, and sheer tonal beauty.” (Downbeat Jan 2011).


During the course of his twenty-year career, Kevin Shea has recorded on over eighty albums and has performed in more than forty countries. He has also performed with the Armitage Gone! dance company, and was recently lauded as New York City's best drummer of 2012 by the Village Voice.



Stephen Gauci is recognized as one of the most strikingly original saxophonists on the New York City improvised music scene.

Stricken by a childhood illness that has left him with a profound hearing loss, Gauci was drawn to the clear, deep, tone of the tenor saxophone. This was the first step in a lifelong relationship with, and investigation of tone, timbre, and especially.. voice. The nature of Gauci’s hearing loss are that outer sounds require of him the utmost level of concentration and focus. The flip side, however, is that inner sounds, and the inner voice, are magnified… crystal clear and singing. The intense outward focus developed as a result of Gauci’s hearing impairment has been turned inward like a laser to illuminate, and manifest, the inner voice.

Gauci has performed and recorded with many of the leading improvisers of our time, including Cooper Moore, Joe Morris, Nels Cline, Karl Berger, Kenny Wessel, Kris Davis, Tyshawn Sorey, Daniel Carter, George Garzone, Nate Wooley, William Parker, Steve Swell, Mike Bisio, Adam Lane, Kevin Shea, William Hooker, Ingebrigt Haker Flaten, Dave Rempis.

Gauci runs the popular Bushwick Improvised Music Series, where he has presented over 600 concerts featuring many of New York’s greatest improvisers, as well as many international touring musicians. At two years and counting, the Bushwick Series is the longest running weekly avant jazz series in Brooklyn.

Gauci has released twenty five records as a leader or co-leader. He currently runs Gaucimusic Recordings, releasing both live and studio recordings featuring many of the leading lights of Brooklyn’s improvised music community.

In addition to regular NYC performances, Gauci has performed in France, Sweden, Germany, Austria, Hungary, Portugal, and throughout the United States.

Adam Lane

By combining a disparate set of influences into a unique improvisational voice, Adam Lane has become recognized as one of the most original creative voices in contemporary jazz. His 2006 recording New Magical Kingdom, was recently featured in the Penguin Jazz Guide 1001 Best Records Ever Made, and his most recent recording, Ashcan Ranting received a myriad of critical praise including four stars in Downbeat.

His current projects include his Full Throttle Orchestra, a nine piece ensemble formed to realize his extended jazz orchestral compositions, The Adam Lane Trio, featuring legendary reedist Vinny Golia, Four Corners, a co-lead ensemble with reedist Ken Vandermark, and an ongoing solo project that combines unique processed double bass improvisations with Lane's original story telling. As a sideman he has performed with an eclectic mix of musicians, from tenor great John Tchicai, to alto iconoclast Richard Tabnik, to rock legend Tom Waits. Lane's compositions have been praised for their audacity and originality.

Lane studied composition at Wesleyan University with Anthony Braxton, and at California Institute of the Arts with Wadada Leo Smith. In 1996 he received a Paternings Scholarship for study at the Darmstadt School for New Music where he studied double bass with Steffano Scodanibbio, and attended master classes in composition with Karlheinz Stockhausen.


Kevin Shea is an American jazz drummer in improvisation and experimental music. He attended Berklee College of Music.

Shea has played in the avant-garde band Storm & Stress with whom he recorded Storm and Stress (produced by Steve Albini) in 1997 and Under Thunder & Fluorescent Lights (produced by Jim O'Rourke) in 2000.[1] 

He has played with Micah Gaugh, Ian WilliamsDaniel CarterMary HalvorsonPeter Evans, Mike Pride, and Matt Mottel. He is a member of the bands Talibam!, People, Moppa Elliott's Mostly Other People Do the Killing, Puttin' on the Ritz, and Sexy Thoughts.

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