The BJUR Agency is excited to present a brand new batch of ground-breaking music from Brooklyn's contemporary jazz and improvised music scene.

We are currently booking for 2014, including (but not exclusively) the following artists:

Rob Barcia Touring November 2014 The Rob Garcia 4 is a working group “among the vanguard of modern jazz” (NYC Jazz Record) since 2009. They display “remarkable chemistry” and present “Thoughtful original music delivered with rare conviction.” (Jazz Times) With “Creativity that is off the chart!” (JazzReview.com), “the Rob Garcia 4 is most definitely the truth.” (Nippertown)

Rob Barcia

Touring November 2014

The Rob Garcia 4 is a working group “among the vanguard of modern jazz” (NYC Jazz Record) since 2009. They display “remarkable chemistry” and present “Thoughtful original music delivered with rare conviction.” (Jazz Times) With “Creativity that is off the chart!” (JazzReview.com), “the Rob Garcia 4 is most definitely the truth.” (Nippertown)

Emilio Teubal Emilio Teubal leads a multinational instrumental ensemble based in NYC. His unique writing is the result of fourteen years of New york City Urban life: a perfect balance between his own Argentine music heritage and a New York-infused sonic palette. Emilio’s music consists of rhythmically and harmonically rich pre-composed structures and improvised sections that highlight the musicality of each member of the band. This is what makes each performance of the group so fresh and special, and the reason why audiences around the globe have been captivated by Mr Teubal’s music.

Emilio Teubal

Emilio Teubal leads a multinational instrumental ensemble based in NYC. His unique writing is the result of fourteen years of New york City Urban life: a perfect balance between his own Argentine music heritage and a New York-infused sonic palette. Emilio’s music consists of rhythmically and harmonically rich pre-composed structures and improvised sections that highlight the musicality of each member of the band. This is what makes each performance of the group so fresh and special, and the reason why audiences around the globe have been captivated by Mr Teubal’s music.

The Brooklyn Jazz Underground Ensemble A true collective in spirit and reality performing original music by each member. Their debut release "A Portrait of Brooklyn" was selected International album of the year by Swiss daily Nordwestschweiz, and received rave reviews worldwide. "Marvelous writing, remarkable chemistry, rewarding listening" - Bill Milkowski, JazzTimes.

The Brooklyn Jazz Underground Ensemble

A true collective in spirit and reality performing original music by each member. Their debut release "A Portrait of Brooklyn" was selected International album of the year by Swiss daily Nordwestschweiz, and received rave reviews worldwide. "Marvelous writing, remarkable chemistry, rewarding listening" - Bill Milkowski, JazzTimes.

Tom Guarna Guarna’s natural ability to play and compose with phrasing reminiscent of his idols, has enabled him to develop a unique compositional voice in the modern jazz tradition. Tom Guarna is releasing an exciting new recording entitled “RUSH” on the in february of 2014. “RUSH” contains 8 original compositions by Guarna, which range from intense up tempo flights such as, “Rush” and ”Movement and Repose” to the beautifully reflective ballads “Elegy For Etan” and ”Dreamland”. Each composition features a beautiful solo by Guarna and exciting contributions by fellow band members, Danny Grissett, Johnathan Blake, Orlando le Fleming and Joel Frahm. 

Tom Guarna

Guarna’s natural ability to play and compose with phrasing reminiscent of his idols, has enabled him to develop a unique compositional voice in the modern jazz tradition.

Tom Guarna is releasing an exciting new recording entitled “RUSH” on the in february of 2014. “RUSH” contains 8 original compositions by Guarna, which range from intense up tempo flights such as, “Rush” and ”Movement and Repose” to the beautifully reflective ballads “Elegy For Etan” and ”Dreamland”. Each composition features a beautiful solo by Guarna and exciting contributions by fellow band members, Danny Grissett, Johnathan Blake, Orlando le Fleming and Joel Frahm. 

Josh Ginsburg Powerful rhythms, borderless songwriting, fearless Improvisation. These four world-class musicians (Josh Ginsburg, Eli Degibri, George Colligan and Rudy Royston) transform the musical space. Zembla Variations selected as a 2012 Album of the Year by The New York City Jazz Record. “Remarkably alive and passionate” - Jordan Richardson, Canadian Audiophile “Reveals itself in gradually unfolding layers” - Shaun Brady, DownBeat “Intelligent, melodic, exciting, mature 21st century music” - Richard Kamins, StepTempest

Josh Ginsburg

Powerful rhythms, borderless songwriting, fearless Improvisation. These four world-class musicians (Josh Ginsburg, Eli Degibri, George Colligan and Rudy Royston) transform the musical space.

Zembla Variations selected as a 2012 Album of the Year by The New York City Jazz Record.

“Remarkably alive and passionate” - Jordan Richardson, Canadian Audiophile

“Reveals itself in gradually unfolding layers” - Shaun Brady, DownBeat

“Intelligent, melodic, exciting, mature 21st century music” - Richard Kamins, StepTempest

Poetry of Earth Touring December 2014 Modern and romantic poetry set to Ms. Iversen’s multilayered and multifaceted compositions. Performed by some of the most unique and exciting improvisors of the younger generation . “It is incredibly compelling music, full of gorgeous musical ideas” - Michael J. West, The Washington City Paper

Poetry of Earth

Touring December 2014

Modern and romantic poetry set to Ms. Iversen’s multilayered and multifaceted compositions. Performed by some of the most unique and exciting improvisors of the younger generation . “It is incredibly compelling music, full of gorgeous musical ideas” - Michael J. West, The Washington City Paper

Anne Mette Iversen Quartet The unique blend of Ms. Iversen’s musical voice and the outstanding artistry of her band members create an explosion of emotion, with high energy and deep interactions at every performance. Described as “part of the next standard in jazz” by Stephan Moore, JazzWrap and Bill Milkowski, JazzTimes writes: “This outfit is definitely one to check out”.

Anne Mette Iversen Quartet

The unique blend of Ms. Iversen’s musical voice and the outstanding artistry of her band members create an explosion of emotion, with high energy and deep interactions at every performance. Described as “part of the next standard in jazz” by Stephan Moore, JazzWrap and Bill Milkowski, JazzTimes writes: “This outfit is definitely one to check out”.

Double Life "Few other arrangers can deter schmaltz when putting strings to swing. And even fewer posses her sense for dulcet harmonies and exquisitely developed form. Rarer still is the mind that could put it all together in a way that proclaims itself as the work of an improvising musician. Beauty may be hard to find in jazz, but as Iversen proves, that doesn’t mean it’s dormant in familiar elements, waiting to be expressed" - Patrick Jarenwattananon, NPR Music

Double Life

"Few other arrangers can deter schmaltz when putting strings to swing. And even fewer posses her sense for dulcet harmonies and exquisitely developed form. Rarer still is the mind that could put it all together in a way that proclaims itself as the work of an improvising musician. Beauty may be hard to find in jazz, but as Iversen proves, that doesn’t mean it’s dormant in familiar elements, waiting to be expressed" - Patrick Jarenwattananon, NPR Music

Dan Blake With Blake’s The Aquarian Suite, a recent release from Brooklyn Jazz Underground Records, you have a recipe for a wildly successful jazz performance; eight new compositions for “chordless quartet” that stretch the boundaries of modern jazz while staying true to the forms set by the masters; a “Mingus meets Monk” quality of blues-inflection, compositional unity, and ever-present melodicism; and an incredible band comprised of Blake on tenor saxophone, who has recorded and toured international stages with luminaries like Julian Lage, Esperanza Spalding and avant garde veterans like Anthony Braxton and Lukas Ligeti. Joining him are Jason Palmer on trumpet, Jorge Roeder on bass, and the ubiquitous Richie Barshay on drums and percussion.  

Dan Blake

With Blake’s The Aquarian Suite, a recent release from Brooklyn Jazz Underground Records, you have a recipe for a wildly successful jazz performance; eight new compositions for “chordless quartet” that stretch the boundaries of modern jazz while staying true to the forms set by the masters; a “Mingus meets Monk” quality of blues-inflection, compositional unity, and ever-present melodicism; and an incredible band comprised of Blake on tenor saxophone, who has recorded and toured international stages with luminaries like Julian Lage, Esperanza Spalding and avant garde veterans like Anthony Braxton and Lukas Ligeti. Joining him are Jason Palmer on trumpet, Jorge Roeder on bass, and the ubiquitous Richie Barshay on drums and percussion.
 

Alexis Cuadrado Long before terms like “1 percenters” and “Occupy” entered our conversations the great Spanish playwright and poet Federico García Lorca was writing about the inequality he witnessed while in New York City in 1929. Bassist and composer Alexis Cuadrado now presents “A Lorca Soundscape”, a brand new cycle of original jazz protest songs drawn from Lorca’s poetry. With an exceptional band, Cuadrado creates a groundbreaking dialog across time using a unique blend of jazz, flamenco and new music.

Alexis Cuadrado

Long before terms like “1 percenters” and “Occupy” entered our conversations the great Spanish playwright and poet Federico García Lorca was writing about the inequality he witnessed while in New York City in 1929. Bassist and composer Alexis Cuadrado now presents “A Lorca Soundscape”, a brand new cycle of original jazz protest songs drawn from Lorca’s poetry. With an exceptional band, Cuadrado creates a groundbreaking dialog across time using a unique blend of jazz, flamenco and new music.

All BJUR artists are in the roster and potentially available for booking. No exclusivity!!

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