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Thu, Aug 3 2017 8:00 PM


8pm: Owen Stewart-Robertson - Guitar/Voice
9pm: Brad Henkel - Trumpet (Germany)

Owen Stewart-Robertson is, among other things, a native of Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada, a guitarist, composer, educator, performer, a mild claustrophobic, a participant in ensembles including VaVatican, Old Salt, This Sporting Life, Evelyn, Teenage Burnout, Make A Circus, Jason Ajemian’s HighLife and Folklords, Katherine Young’s Pretty Monsters, and an enthusiast of enthusiasm. https://weirdearrecords.bandcamp.com/album/ida

Brad Henkel (b. 1985) is trumpeter and composer based in Berlin, Germany. His work integrates composition and improvisation with new and innovative instrumental techniques and performance art.
Born in Ventura, California, he began studying jazz trumpet in Los Angeles with Bobby Shew and Clay Jenkins, as well as improvisation and composition with Jeff Kaiser and John Fumo. In 2007, he reclocated to New York to further his development with Jon Faddis and Jim Rotondi at SUNY Purchase College. During his time in university, he also studied improvisation with Tony Malaby, Ralph Alessi, and many other staples of the NY scene. After completing his degree, he settled in Brooklyn. There, he formed, played and toured with several collaborative, creative/improvised music projects. In 2011, he co-founded the artist-run record label, Prom Night Records.
In 2013, Brad relocated to Germany, where he quickly integrated himself into the improvised music scenes, performing with, among others, Carl Ludwig Hübsch, Paul Lytton, Evan Parker, Robert Landfermann, Audrey Chen, Jan Roder, Michael Griener, Nicola Hein, Matthias Müller, Philip Zoubek and Etienne Nillesen. In addition to continuing his work with USA-based Prom Night Records, he is a member of the IMPAKT collective for improvised music in Cologne and the KIM Collective in Berlin.