Past Dates

Saturday, November 2nd, 2013

Sean Nowell and The Kung-Fu Masters TURKEY TOUR 2013

featuring:

 

Sean Nowell - Tenor Sax - NYC/Alabama

Art Hirahara - Keys - NYC/San Francisco

Ecrument Orkut - Keys - Istanbul

Alper Yilmaz - Electric Bass - NYC/Istanbul

Marko Djordjevic - Drums - NYC/Belgrade

 

 

Nov 4 Kayseri - Erciyes U.
Nov 5 Gaziantep - Gaziantep U.
Nov 6 Adana - Çukurova U.
Nov 7 Ankara - ODTÜ U.
Nov 8 Eskişehir - Anadolu U.
Nov 9 Istanbul - Day Off
Nov 10 İstanbul - Day Off
Nov 11 Kars - Kafkas U.
Nov 12 Erzurum - Atatürk U.
Nov 13 Trabzon - Karadeniz Teknik U.
Nov 14 İzmir - Ege U.
Nov 15 Bursa - Uludağ U.
Nov 16-18 Çanakkale - On Sekiz Mart U.
Nov 19 Edirne - Trakya U.
Nov 20 İstanbul - Day Off

Wednesday, July 3rd, 2013

Acoustic Kung-Fu @ Smalls

12:30am

183 W10th St Manhattan NY

Kung-Fu Masters: Acoustic Kung-Fu @ Smalls

 

featuring:

Sean Nowell - Tenor Sax/Compositions

Brad Mason - Trumpet

Ryan Keberle - Trombone

Art Hirahara - Piano

Michael O'Brien - Acoustic Bass

Marko Djordjevic - Drums

http://www.thekungfumasters.com

Friday, April 5th, 2013

Sean Nowell & THE KUNG-FU MASTERS: 4 Deadly Venoms Edition @ Shapeshifter Lab

8:30

18 Whitwell Pl

featuring:

Sean Nowell - Tenor Sax/Fx

Art Hirahara - Rhodes/Synth

Panagiotis Andreou - Electric Bass/Vocals

Marko Djordjevic - Drums

Friday, March 15th, 2013

Sean Nowell & THE KUNG-FU MASTERS: CD RELEASE @ The Bitter End

147 Bleecker Street
Price: $10

FINALLY you can get the Sean Nowell & The Kung-Fu Masters STUDIO RECORDING.

Come out and help us celebrate the launch of this new record!!!

Friday, March 1st, 2013

Sean Nowell & THE KUNG-FU MASTERS: WNYC Battle of The Boroughs @ The Jerome L. Greene Performance Space

Come support us as we battle to represent Queens in the 2013 WNYC Battle of the Boroughs!!!

Thursday, February 21st, 2013

2013 FUNK FEST with Sean Nowell & THE KUNG-FU MASTERS featuring Baba Israel @ Sullivan Hall

7pm

214 Sullivan Street Manhattan 10012
Price: $10

CEG Entertainment Presents:

2013 Funk Fest!

featuring

featuring special guests:

Baba Israel - Freestyle MC/Beatbox

Miss V - Breakdancing

Eleni Lianos - Taekwondo/Nunchuku

-excited to throw down with some seriously grooving bands for a great night of music!!!

Friday, February 8th, 2013

THE KUNG-FU MASTERS: ISTANBUL EDITION @ Mitanni Cafe

22:30

Cukurlucesme Sokak 6/A Istanbul Turkey

featuring:

Sean Nowell - Tenor Sax/Compositions

Tamer Temel - Soprano Sax

Bulut Gulen - Trombone

Ercument Orkut - Keyboard

Alper Yilmaz - Electric Bass

Ekin Cengizkan - Drums

So psyched to present my music once again in one of the coolest cities in the world!!!

Thursday, February 7th, 2013

THE KUNG-FU MASTERS: ISTANBUL EDITION @ Nardis Jazz Club

21:30

Kuledibi Sokak No 14 Istanbul Turkey
Price: 5TL

featuring:

Sean Nowell - Tenor Sax/Compositions

Tamer Temel - Soprano Sax

Bulut Gulen - Trombone

Ercument Orkut - Keyboard

Alper Yilmaz - Electric Bass

Ekin Cengizkan - Drums

So psyched to present my music once again in one of the coolest cities in the world!!!

Wednesday, December 5th, 2012

THE KUNG-FU MASTERS: 4 DEADLY VENOMS EDITION @ Shapeshifter Lab

8-9pm

18 Whitwell Place Brooklyn NY 11215

featuring:

Sean Nowell - Tenor Sax/iPhone/Fx

Art Hirahara - Rhodes/Clav

Panagiotis Andreou - Electric Bass/Vocals

Marko Djordjevic - Drums

http://www.thekungfumasters.com

Friday, November 23rd, 2012

THE KUNG-FU MASTERS: 4 DEADLY VENOMS @ The Queens Kickshaw

9pm-12am

40-17 Broadway btw/ Steinway and 41st St Astoria, Queens NY 11103
Price: Free

featuring:

Sean Nowell - Tenor Sax/iPhone/Fx/Compositions (Alabama)

Rhodes/Clavinet - Art Hirahara (San Francisco)

Panagiotis Andreou - Electric Bass/Vocals (Greece)

Marko Djordjevic - Drums (Serbia)

Sunday, November 4th, 2012

SEAN NOWELL and THE KUNG-FU MASTERS Multi-Media Extravaganza @ Shapeshifter Lab

9:30-11pm

18 Whitwell Place Brooklyn NY
Price: $10

 

"Inspired by Old School 70's Kung-Fu Movies,
Sean Nowell and THE KUNG-FU MASTERS
explode onto the scene with wicked grooves,
insane atari style sounds and blazing fx driven horns."

This is the second round of my Kung-Fu Masters Show that will celebrate the similarities of Kung-Fu, Jazz Music, and Breakdancing.  I now have a choreographer and a sword juggling stilt walker, so we'll see what happens!

It's a true multimedia celebration of Sonic and Physical Movement.

With segues by Bruce Lee.

I've truly done my best to combine my life experiences thusfar to create the most solid hour of A.D.D. fueled entertainment possible. It'll be back to back tunes with video segues and breakin' by one of the top B-boy crews in NYC. I'm taking the next step with this project. Come for the funky grooves, stay for the carnage....

Also let's not forget:

-Live Visual Mixing of the insane Kung-Fu Movie Clips for each section of each song.
-Sound Activated LED T-Shirts.
-BREAKDANCERS

Also we're filming it, so come get crazy!

featuring:

Brad Mason - Trumpet/Fx
Sean Nowell - Tenor Sax/Fx/iPhone/Compositions
Ryan Keberly (very likely) - Trombone/Fx
Art Hirahara - Rhodes/Clav/Synth
Adam Klipple - Organ/Synth
Evan Marien - Bass/Fx
Marko Djordjevic- Drums/Electronics
Simon Yu - Classic Kung-Fu Movie Visuals
Gin / Miss V - Breakdancers
Eleni Lianos - Tiquando/Nunchaku
Michael McGuiggan - Stilts/Sword Juggling

Saturday, November 3rd, 2012

BJORKESTRA @ BAM Cafe

8pm

30 Lafayette Avenue Brooklyn NY

Thursday, October 4th, 2012

SEAN NOWELL and THE KUNG-FU MASTERS @ The 55 Bar

10pm-12:30am

55 Christopher St btw/6th and 7th ave Manhattan NY US
Price: $10

featuring:

Sean Nowell - Tenor Sax/Iphone/Fx/Compositions
Brad Mason - Trumpet/Fx
Elliot Mason - Trombone/Fx
Adam Klipple - Organ/Synth/Rhodes/Clav
Evan Marien - Electric Bass
Marko Djordjevic - Drums/Electronics

We just finished mixing the studio record.  It's gonna knock your sock off.

To be released in early 2013....


http://www.thekungfumasters.com

Friday, August 17th, 2012

The NYC/STOCKHOLM JAZZ QUINTET @ The Yonkers Waterfront

5pm

Yonkers NY
Price: Free

featuring:

Sean Nowell - Tenor Sax (NYC)

Fredrik Olsson - Guitar (Sweden)

Leo Lindberg - Piano (Sweden)

Lars Ekman - Acoustic Bass (Sweden)

Joe Abba - Drums (NYC)

Sunday, August 12th, 2012

The NYC/STOCKHOLM JAZZ QUINTET @ 4th Universalist Society

5:30pm

160 Central Park West btw/75th and 76th St Upper West Side, Manhattan NY

featuring:

Sean Nowell - Tenor Sax (NYC)

Fredrik Olsson - Guitar (Sweden)

Leo Lindberg - Piano (Sweden)

Lars Ekman - Acoustic Bass (Sweden)

Joe Abba - Drums (NYC)

Friday, August 10th, 2012

The NYC/STOCKHOLM JAZZ QUINTET @ The New Leaf Cafe

8pm

1 Margaret Corbin Drive Manhattan NY
Price: Free

featuring:

Sean Nowell - Tenor Sax (NYC)

Fredrik Olsson - Guitar (Sweden)

Leo Lindberg - Piano (Sweden)

Lars Ekman - Acoustic Bass (Sweden)

Joe Abba - Drums (NYC)

Sunday, August 5th, 2012

The NYC/STOCKHOLM JAZZ QUINTET @ Blackbird's

10pm-1am

41-19 30th Ave Astoria, Queens NY
Price: Free

featuring:

Sean Nowell - Tenor Sax (NYC)

Fredrik Olsson - Guitar (Sweden)

Leo Lindberg - Piano (Sweden)

Lars Ekman - Acoustic Bass (Sweden)

Joe Abba - Drums (NYC)

Friday, August 3rd, 2012

The NYC/STOCKHOLM JAZZ QUINTET @ The Queens Kickshaw

9pm-12am

40-17 Broadway btw/ Steinway and 41st St Astoria, Queens NY
Price: Free

featuring:

Sean Nowell - Tenor Sax (NYC)

Fredrik Olsson - Guitar (Sweden)

Leo Lindberg - Piano (Sweden)

Lars Ekman - Acoustic Bass (Sweden)

Joe Abba - Drums (NYC)

Wednesday, August 1st, 2012

The NYC/STOCKHOLM JAZZ QUINTET @ Smalls

9pm-12am

183 West 10th Street Manhattan NY

featuring:

Sean Nowell - Tenor Sax (NYC)

Fredrik Olsson - Guitar (Sweden)

Leo Lindberg - Piano (Sweden)

Lars Ekman - Acoustic Bass (Sweden)

Joe Abba - Drums (NYC)

Monday, July 30th, 2012

SEAN NOWELL and THE KUNG-FU MASTERS @ Shapeshifter Lab

9pm-12am

18 Whitwell Place Brooklyn NY

Inspired by Old School 70's Kung-Fu Movies, Sean Nowell and THE
KUNG-FU MASTERS explode onto the scene with wicked grooves, insane
atari style sounds and blazing fx driven horns.

Also let's not forget:

-Live Visual Mixing of the most insane Kung-Fu Movie Clips

-Sound Activated LED T-Shirts.

-BREAKDANCERS!!! 

Also we're
filming it, so come get crazy!


featuring:

Sean Nowell - Tenor Sax/Fx/Compositons

Brad Mason - Trumpet/Fx

Mike Dease - Trombone/Fx

Art Hirahara - Rhodes/Clav

Adam Klipple - Organ/Synth

Evan Marien - Electric Bass/Fx

Marko Djordjevic - Drums/Pads

Simon Yu - Visual Mixing

http://www.thekungfumasters.com

Sunday, July 29th, 2012

The NYC/STOCKHOLM JAZZ QUINTET @ The Falcon

10am-2pm

1348 Rte 9w Marlboro NY

A Stockholm Swingin' Jazz Brunch!

featuring:

Sean Nowell - Tenor Sax (NYC)

Fredrik Olsson - Guitar (Sweden)

Leo Lindberg - Piano (Sweden)

Lars Ekman - Acoustic Bass (Sweden)

Joe Abba - Drums (NYC)

Thursday, July 26th, 2012

SIMON YU and THE EXOTIC EXPERIMENT @ Shapeshifter Lab

8-11pm

18 Whitwell Place Brooklyn NY 11215

featuring:

Simon Yu - Guitar/Laptop/Compositions

Tomoko Omura - Violin/Fx

Sean Nowell - Tenor Sax/Fx

Evan Marien - Electric Bass

Tobias Ralph - Drums

Monday, July 23rd, 2012

The NYC/STOCKHOLM JAZZ QUINTET @ The 55 Bar

10pm-1am

55 Christopher St btw/6th and 7th ave Manhattan NY

featuring:

Sean Nowell - Tenor Sax (NYC)

Fredrik Olsson - Guitar (Sweden)

Leo Lindberg - Piano (Sweden)

Lars Ekman - Acoustic Bass (Sweden)

Joe Abba - Drums (NYC)

Saturday, July 21st, 2012

GENE SEGAL @ The Williamsburg Music Center

9pm-12am

367 Bedford Ave Williamsburg, Brooklyn NY 11211

Friday, July 6th, 2012

BJORKESTRA @ Shapeshifter Lab

9:30-11:30

18 Whitwell Place Brooklyn NY 11215

Saturday, June 23rd, 2012

DAN ARCAMONE QUARTET @ The Buttonwood Tree

8:30-10pm

605 Main Street Middletown CT
Price: free

featuring:

Dan Arcamone - Guitar/Compositions

Sean Nowell - Tenor, Soprano Sax/Fx

Henry Lugo - Acoustic Bass

Nadav Snir-Zelniker - Drums

 

Sunday, June 10th, 2012

BJORKESTRA @ The Red Hook Jazz Fest

5:30pm

Price: free

featuring Shayna Steele on Vocals

Sunday, June 3rd, 2012

A NIGHT OF JAZZTRONICA @ Drom

doors at 7, show 8-12

85 Avenue A (b/w 5th & 6th)
Price: $10

A Night of JazzTronica at Drom

3 of the most forward thinking groups in NYC have come together to give a glimpse into the future of instrumental music....

Sean Nowell and the Kung-Fu Masters featuring Ari Hoenig 10:30pm-12am:

Inspired by Old School 70's Kung-Fu Movies, Sean Nowell and THE
KUNG-FU MASTERS explode onto the scene with wicked grooves, insane
atari style sounds, blazing fx driven horns, and the explosive energy
of one of the top drummers on the planet: Ari Hoenig. Also let's not
forget Live Visual Mixing with the most insane Kung-Fu Movie Scenes
available on YouTube. Also Sound Activated LED T-Shirts. Also we're
filming it, so come get crazy!

"...enough mind-bogglingly elaborate sounds over the course of an hour
to satisfy a mutant millipede with ears in lieu of legs...ranging from
creepy organ dissonance to funky “wah-wah” flickers to vintage
electric piano flourishes and mercurial solos." "An eclectic update
on the more cerebral music that emerged from the 1970's, such as
progressive rock and Sweetnighter-era Weather Report. While the nearly
anarchic harmony suggested free jazz, the boundaries between sections
and Indian/math-rock-like timings show clean synchronization." - John
Engelman - Knocks from the Underground
http://www.thekungfumasters.com/
http://youtu.be/kSdaaQ5dWlM
http://youtu.be/evW2Kd3n6-k
http://youtu.be/sQLTbOG0dhE



Simon Yu and The Exotic Experiment 9:15-10:15pm:

The Exotic Experiment is an Interstellar Jazztronica Adventure that
combines Futuristic Drum&Bass, the traditions of World Music and 21st
Century Technology to create an Fx driven Break Beat Biosphere of
Rhythm and Melody. This futuristic ensemble consists of Tenor
Saxophonist Sean Nowell, who pushes the timbral boundaries of the
Saxophone by using cutting edge Multi-Effect pedals; Violinist Tomoko
Omura who takes her Violin to another dimension using wah-wah and
whammy pedals; Bassist Evan Marien who has a magic ring that controls
wireless Dubstep effects and earth shaking grooves; Drummer Tobias
Ralph, a master of electronica and Drum&Bass beats; and the band is
lead by the human multi-tasking machine, Simon C.F. Yu, who Composes
and Arranges the Songs, Shoots the Videos and Photos, Manipulates the
Video Projections, and Controls the Laptop/iPads/Kinect for the
Ultimate Visual/Sound Experience. All Simultaneously. Jazztronica,
Break Beats, Drum & Bass, Fx driven, Interstellar Adventure, World
Music Samples, Jazztronica Music meets Eastern influence.
http://www.simonyuproduction.com/?page_id=230
http://youtu.be/zwVWd3TpJAg
http://youtu.be/cU5EGL__nD0



The Isamu McGregor Band 8-9pm:

"The music that explodes from keyboard player Isamu McGregor and his
buddies is no ordinary sound. With the brute strength of a silverback
gorilla, the stealth of a Bengali tiger and the intelligence of a dude
with a degree from jazz school, these guys put old-school fusion in a
high-speed blender - along with hints of hip hop, modern jazz, rock,
soundscapes and Neo-funk. And they blend with reckless abandon."
http://www.isamumcgregor.com/

Saturday, June 2nd, 2012

MATT GARRISON and THE SHAPESHIFTER BIG BAND @ Shapeshifter Lab

9pm-12am

featuring:

Matt Garrison - Electric Bass

Gene Lake - Drums

Friday, May 25th, 2012

THE KUNG-FU MASTERS: 4 DEADLY VENOMS EDITION

10pm-1am

55 Christopher St btw/6th and 7th ave
featuring
Sean Nowell - Tenor Sax/Fx/iPhone
Art Hirahara - Rhodes/Clav
Adam Klipple - Organ/Synth
Joe Abba - Drums 

 

http://www.thekungfumasters.com

Saturday, May 19th, 2012

GENE SEGAL @ The Williamsburg Music Center

9pm-12am

367 Bedford Ave Williamsburg, Brooklyn NY 11211

Friday, May 11th, 2012

BJORKESTRA @ Shapeshifter Lab

8pm

18 Whitwell Place Brooklyn NY 11215

Gig 2/4 of our residency at Matt Garrison's fantastic performance space in Brooklyn!

http://www.bjorkestra.com

Thursday, May 3rd, 2012

KUNG-FU MASTERS @ the 55 Bar BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION

10pm-1am

55 Christopher St btw/6th and 7th ave Manhattan NY US

It's my birthday!!!

Come on down and celebrate with me!

featuring:

Sean Nowell - Tenor Sax/Fx/Compositions
Brad Mason - Trumpet/Fx
Alan Ferber - Trombone
Art Hirahara - Rhodes/Clav
Adam Klipple - Organ
Evan Marien - Electric Bass
Marko Djordjevic - Drums

http://www.thekungfumasters.com

Friday, April 27th, 2012

The BJORKESTRA 7 @ The Beehive

9pm-12am

541 Tremont Street Boston MA 02116

http://www.bjorkestra.com

Sunday, April 22nd, 2012

DANIEL BREAKER @ Joe's Pub

8pm

425 Lafayette Street Manhattan NY 10003

Daniel Breaker is one of the most talented, hilarious human beings on the planet. 

Star of "Passing Strange" and "Shrek" on Broadway.

Friday, April 13th, 2012

KUNG-FU QUARTET @ The Queens Kickshaw

9pm-12am

40-17 Broadway btw/ Steinway and 41st St Astoria, Queens NY 11103
Price: Free

The Kung-Fu Masters Quartet

featuring:

Sean Nowell - Tenor Sax/FX/Iphone

Art Hirahara - Rhodes/Clav

Adam Klipple - Organ

Marko Djordjevic - Drums

*Sound Activated LED T-shirts (Chi-Tees) are now for sale!!!

http://www.thekungfumasters.com

Saturday, April 7th, 2012

IDAN SANTHAUS BIG BAND @ The Falcon

8-11pm

1348 Rte 9w Marlboro NY 12542
Price: Free

Friday, April 6th, 2012

BJORKESTRA @ Shapeshifter Lab

8pm

18 Whitwell Place Brooklyn NY 11215
Price: $10

Gig 1/4 of our monthly residency at Matt Garrison's amazing new space in Brooklyn.

http://www.bjorkestra.com

Tuesday, March 20th, 2012

HAENG SEOL QUARTET @ Milbank Chapel @ Teachers College, Columbia University

7:30-9pm

3040 Broadway Manhattan NY 10027
Price: Free

featuring:

Sean Nowell - Tenor Sax/Flute

Art Hirahara - Piano

Haeng Seol - Acoustic Bass

Kyle Struve - Drums

Wednesday, March 7th, 2012

DAN ARCAMONE QUARTET @ The Shrine

9-10pm

2271 adam clayton powell jr. blvd. Harlem NY 10030
Price: free

featuring:

Dan Arcamone - Guitar/Compositions

Sean Nowell - Tenor Sax/Fx

Thomson Kneeland - Acoustic Bass

Kenny Grohowski - Drums

http://www.danarcamone.com/live/

Saturday, March 3rd, 2012

SIMON YU and THE EXOTIC EXPERIMENT

8-11pm

18 Whitwell Place Brooklyn NY 11215

featuring:

Simon C.F. Yu -Fretted-Fretless Guitar/Laptop/Composition/VJ
Tomoko Omura -Violin
Sean Nowell -Sax/Fx
Steve Jenkins -Bass
Tobias Ralph -Drums

http://vimeo.com/36752697

The show not only feature the Jazztronica Laptop/Live instrument oriented music it also has a interactive visual presentation while the music is going on.

http://www.simonyuproduction.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/TEE-CD-Release-Mar3rd_v2.jpg

http://www.simonyuproduction.com/

Thursday, March 1st, 2012

KUNG-FU MASTERS @ the 55 Bar

10pm-1am

55 Christopher St btw/6th and 7th ave Manhattan NY US

featuring:

Sean Nowell - Tenor Sax/Fx/Compositions
Brad Mason - Trumpet/Fx
Mike Dease - Trombone
Art Hirahara - Rhodes/Clav
Adam Klipple - Organ
Evan Marien - Electric Bass
Marko Djordjevic - Drums


video links:

http://youtu.be/evW2Kd3n6-k

http://youtu.be/HRtK_0NOL6U

http://youtu.be/sQLTbOG0dhE

"...enough mind-bogglingly elaborate sounds over the course of an hour
to satisfy a mutant millipede with ears in lieu of legs...ranging from
creepy organ dissonance to funky “wah-wah” flickers to vintage
electric piano flourishes and mercurial solos."  "An eclectic update
on the more cerebral music that emerged from the 1970's, such as
progressive rock and Sweetnighter-era Weather Report. While the nearly
anarchic harmony suggested free jazz, the boundaries between sections
and Indian/math-rock-like timings show clean synchronization."
John Engelman - Knocks from the Underground

Thursday, January 26th, 2012

SEAN NOWELL EUROPEAN QUINTET: SWEDEN TOUR

January 26 Säffle

28 Gröndal 18:00

29 Karlstad 19:30

30 Fagerstra 18:00

February 1 Nyköping

2 Glenn Miller Cafe 20:00

3 Glenn Miller Cafe 20:00

4 Ekerö

6 Sundsvall

7 Hudiksvall

8 Härnösand

9 TBA

10 Örnsköldsvik

 

featuring:

Sean Nowell - Tenor Sax

Fredrik Olsson - Guitar

Leo Lindberg - Piano

Lars Ekmann - Acoustic Bass

Joe Abba - Drums

Friday, January 20th, 2012

SEAN NOWELL TRIO + 1 @ The Queens Kickshaw

9pm-12am

40-17 Broadway btw/ Steinway and 41st St Astoria

featuring:

Sean Nowell - Tenor Sax/Fx/Compositions

Art Hirahara - Rhodes/Clavinet/Piano/Organ

Kyle Struve - Drums

+

Perry Smith - Guitar

Thursday, January 19th, 2012

KUNG-FU MASTERS @ the 55 Bar

10pm-1am

55 Christopher St btw/6th and 7th ave Manhattan NY US

featuring:

Sean Nowell - Tenor Sax/Fx/Compositions
Brad Mason - Trumpet
Andy Hunter - Trombone
Ben Winkleman - Rhodes
Art Hirahara - Organ/Clav
Evan Marien - Electric Bass
Marko Djordjevic - Drums

Thursday, January 12th, 2012

BJORKESTRA @ Joe's Pub

9:30-11:30

425 Lafayette St Manhattan

Thursday, December 29th, 2011

KUNG-FU MASTERS @ the 55 Bar

10pm-1am

55 Christopher St btw/6th and 7th ave Manhattan NY US

featuring:

Sean Nowell - Tenor Sax/Fx/Compositions
Tatum Greenblatt - Trumpet
Mike Dease - Trombone
Ben Winkleman - Rhodes
Adam Klipple - Organ/Clav
Evan Marien - Electric Bass
Marko Djordjevic - Drums

Saturday, October 15th, 2011

NOWELL/HIRAHARA/STRUVE @ Backyard Bar - Playa Hermosa de Jacó

COSTA RICA
Posi-Tone Records Showcase sponsored by Coffee in Costa Rica http://www.coffeeincostarica.com featuring: Sean Nowell - Tenor Sax/Flute/Iphone/Fx Art Hirahara - Organ/Keys Kyle Struve - Drums/Percussion

Friday, October 14th, 2011

NOWELL/HIRAHARA/STRUVE @ The Terrace Lounge

Los Suenos Marina Village Playa Herradura

Posi-Tone Records Showcase sponsored by Coffee in Costa Rica http://www.coffeeincostarica.com featuring: Sean Nowell - Tenor Sax/Flute/Iphone/Fx Art Hirahara - Organ/Keys Kyle Struve - Drums/Percussion

Thursday, October 13th, 2011

NOWELL/HIRAHARA/STRUVE @ Roma Caffe San José

COSTA RICA
Posi-Tone Records Showcase sponsored by Coffee in Costa Rica http://www.coffeeincostarica.com featuring: Sean Nowell - Tenor Sax/Flute/Iphone/Fx Art Hirahara - Organ/Keys Kyle Struve - Drums/Percussion

Wednesday, October 12th, 2011

NOWELL/HIRAHARA/STRUVE @ Jazz Café Escazú

COSTA RICA
Posi-Tone Records Showcase sponsored by Coffee in Costa Rica http://www.coffeeincostarica.com featuring: Sean Nowell - Tenor Sax/Flute/Iphone/Fx Art Hirahara - Organ/Keys Kyle Struve - Drums/Percussion

Tuesday, October 11th, 2011

NOWELL/HIRAHARA/STRUVE @ Jazz Café San Pedro

COSTA RICA
Posi-Tone Records Showcase sponsored by Coffee in Costa Rica http://www.coffeeincostarica.com featuring: Sean Nowell - Tenor Sax/Flute/Iphone/Fx Art Hirahara - Organ/Keys Kyle Struve - Drums/Percussion

Wednesday, September 14th, 2011

SHINBONE ALLEY STILT BAND in Namur, Belgium

Stilt Festival Sept 14-21 then to Amsterdam Sept 21-25

Saturday, September 10th, 2011

ETERNIA @ The Knitting Factory

Eternia - MC Chesney Snow - Beatboxer Sean Nowell - Tenor Sax/Fx Colin Dean - Electric Bass DJ Boo - Turntables/Drums

Monday, August 22nd, 2011

BJORKESTRA @ the Tea Lounge

9pm-12am

837 Union Street Park Slope, Brooklyn NY

Wednesday, August 17th, 2011

STOCKHOLM SWINGIN' CD RELEASE @ Smalls

9:30-Midnight

183 West 10th Street Manhattan NY
featuring: Sean Nowell - Tenor Sax Fredrik Olsson - Guitar Leo Lindberg - Piano Lars Ekman - Acoustic Bass Joe Abba - Drums -We recorded Live at the Glen Miller Cafe in Stockholm in November 2010 so we've put together some of the finer moments into a really nice straight ahead jazz cd-

Monday, August 15th, 2011

BJORKESTRA 4 @ THE APPLE STORE (UWS)

7-8pm

69th St and Broadway Manhattan NY
Price: free
featuring: Sarah Tolar - Vocals Travis Sullivan - Alto Sax Sean Nowell - Tenor Sax/Fx Ian Cook - Laptop -Ian Cook will be discussing the Apple products he uses to make the Bjorkestra explode with electronica.

Sunday, August 14th, 2011

AMERICAN BEATBOXING CHAMPIONSHIP @ LE POISSON ROUGE

6pm

158 Bleecker Street Manhattan NY
-this is gonna be off the hook-

Saturday, August 13th, 2011

THE EXOTIC EXPERIMENT @ THE HONG KONG DRAGON BOAT FESTIVAL

3:30-4:30pm

Price: free

Simon Yu's The Exotic Experiment

featuring:

Simon Yu - Guitar/Laptop/Ipads/Compositions

Sean Nowell - Tenor Sax/Fx

Romain Collin - Rhodes

Evan Marien - Electric Bass

Tobias Ralph - Drums

Friday, August 12th, 2011

STOCKHOLM SWINGIN' @ QUEENS KICKSHAW

9:30-11:30

4017 Broadway btw/Steinway and 41st St Astoria NY
Price: free

featuring:

Sean Nowell - Tenor Sax
Fredrik Ollson - Guitar
Leo Lindberg - Piano
Lars Ekman - Acoustic Bass
Joe Abba - Drums

-this is an amazing cafe with wicked brews and grilled cheeses of all sorts.  easily one of the hippest spots in Astoria-

Tuesday, August 9th, 2011

STOCKHOLM SWINGIN' @ the 55 Bar

7-9:30pm

55 Christopher St btw/6th and 7th ave Manhattan NY

featuring:

Sean Nowell - Tenor Sax

Fredrik Ollson - Guitar

Leo Lindberg - Rhodes

Lars Ekman - Acoustic Bass

Joe Abba - Drums

Monday, August 8th, 2011

STOCKHOLM SWINGIN' @ The Shrine

8-10pm

2271 Adam Clayton Powell Jr Blvd Harlem NY
featuring: Sean Nowell - Tenor Sax Fredrik Ollson - Guitar Leo Lindberg - Piano Lars Ekman - Acoustic Bass Joe Abba - Drums with Benjamin "Blazin'" Drazen - Alto Sax

Sunday, August 7th, 2011

STOCKHOLM SWINGIN' @ Blackbird's

10pm-1am

41-19 30th Avenue Astoria NY
featuring: Sean Nowell - Tenor Sax Fredrik Ollson - Guitar Leo Lindberg - Piano Lars Ekman - Acoustic Bass Joe Abba - Drums -we'll play a set up front, then it's an open jam!-

Sunday, August 7th, 2011

STOCKHOLM SWINGIN' @ Miles Cafe

7-8:30pm

212 East 52nd Street Manhattan NY
featuring: Sean Nowell - Tenor Sax Fredrik Ollson - Guitar Leo Lindberg - Piano Lars Ekman - Acoustic Bass Joe Abba - Drums

Sunday, July 31st, 2011

THE CHAD FISHER GROUP @ MARTY'S

8-11pm

1813 10th Court South Birmingham AL 35205
Price: free

Friday, July 22nd, 2011

KUNG-FU MASTERS @ Maison Des Chats

9-11pm

236 Moore St Brooklyn NY
featuring: Sean Nowell - Tenor Sax/Fx Art Hirahara - Rhodes/Clav Adam Klipple - Organ Evan Marien - Electric Bass Marko Djordjevic - Drums with Brad Mason - Trumpet Andy Hunter - Trombone -this is an insane rooftop party/fundraiser for a new jazz rehearsal/performance space in bushwick-

Wednesday, July 20th, 2011

KUNG-FU MASTERS @ the 55 Bar

10pm-1am

55 Christopher St btw/6th and 7th ave Manhattan NY US
featuring: Sean Nowell - Tenor Sax/Fx Art Hirahara - Rhodes/Clav Adam Klipple - Organ Evan Marien - Electric Bass Marko Djordjevic - Drums with Brad Mason - Trumpet Andy Hunter - Trombone

Thursday, July 7th, 2011

BJORKESTRA @ THE FALCON featuring BECCA STEVENS

8pm

1348 9W Marlboro Ny
Becca Stevens - Vocals Travis Sullivan - Alto Sax/Arrangements Sean Nowell - Tenor Sax/Fx Art Hirahara - Piano/Keys Matt Clohesy - Electric/Acoustic Basses Ian Cook - Laptop Joe Abba - Drums

Friday, July 1st, 2011

IDENTITY CRISIS @ THE SHRINE

9-11pm

2271 Adam Clayton Powell Jr Bl Harlem NY
featuring: Travis Sullivan - Alto Sax Sean Nowell - Tenor Sax Jostein Gulbrandsen - Guitar Steve Jenkins - Electric Bass Joe Abba - Drums with Eternia - Mc Krussia - Beatbox

Monday, June 27th, 2011

MORGAN JAMES @ Rockwood Music Hall

8-9pm

196 Allen St Manhattan NY
an amazing singer! just check http://www.morganjames.org/upcoming.html for the evidence.

Thursday, June 23rd, 2011

DAVE KAIN 3 SAXOPHONE BAND @ Miles Cafe

10pm

212 East 52nd Street Manhattan NY
Price: $20 (drink included)
featuring: Dave Kain - Guitar/Compositions Travis Sullivan - Alto Sax/Compositions Sean Nowell - Tenor Sax/Compositions Matt Garrison - Soprano/Baritone Sax/Compositions Shawn Baltazor - Acoustic Bass Paul Francis - Drums

Tuesday, June 14th, 2011

BJORKESTRA @ HIGHLINE BALLROOM

8pm

431 W 16th St Manhattan NY

Monday, May 9th, 2011

MORGAN JAMES @ BIRDLAND

7-10pm

315 West 44th Street Manhattan NY
featuring: Morgan James - Vocals Sean Nowell - Tenor Sax Eric Davis - Guitar Chris Fenwick - Piano Mat Fields - Bass Damien Bassman - Drums

Wednesday, April 13th, 2011

SNQ+2 @ SMALLS

9:30-Midnight

183 w10th st and 7th Ave Manhattan NY US

featuring:

Sean Nowell - Tenor Sax
Romain Collin - Piano
Sam Minaie - Acoustic Bass
Joe Abba - Drums
+
Brad Mason - Trumpet
Elliot Mason - Trombone

!!!I've been OCDing on these new tunes and arrangements and am super psyched to debut them for you with such a great band!!!

Saturday, March 5th, 2011

YUTAKA UCHIDA QUARTET @ MILES CAFE

212 East 52nd Street btw/2nd and 3rd Manhattan Ny
featuring: Sean Nowell - Tenor/Soprano Sax George Dulin - Piano Eddie Khaimovich - Acoustic/Electric Bass Yutaka Uchida - Drums/Compositions

Friday, March 4th, 2011

ANDREW NEMR & CPD @ SYMPHONY SPACE

8pm

2537 Broadway btw/94th and 95th St Upper West Side NY
featuring: amazing tap dancing!!! (i will be in the band, just to clarify)

Thursday, January 27th, 2011

KUNG-FU MASTERS w/ARI HOENIG @ THE 55 BAR

10pm-1am

55 Christopher St btw/6th and 7th Ave West Village NY
featuring: Sean Nowell - Tenor Sax/Fx/Compositions Randy Runyon - Guitar Art Hirahara - Keys Evan Marien - Electric Bass Ari Hoenig - Drums "If the Kung Fu Masters were their own country, music making would be a highly democratic process, with each of the outstanding musicians standing out equally. Digitally echoed sax introductions resounded timelessly in a canyon of psychedelic chords, each likely containing more than a half dozen pitches. In terms of genre, the Masters demonstrated an eclectic update on the more cerebral music that emerged from the 1970's, such as progressive rock and Sweetnighter-era Weather Report. While the nearly anarchic harmony suggested free jazz, the boundaries between sections and Indian/math-rock-like timings showed clean synchronization. More than mere entertainment, the band proved themselves to be masters of the fusion universe, saturating each air molecule with sonic sophistication." John Engelman - Knocks from the Underground "Sean Nowell is a monster tenor saxophonist from Alabama who is slowly taking hold of the New York City scene. I can’t overstate how important to take hold of a crowd right out of the gate and Nowell did just that. He had me! With extremely refreshing compositions and chops that would make Tony Atlas proud - I would advise the New York City jazzbo to keep an eye out on Mr. Nowell." Christopher Lams - JAZZ INSIDE NEW YORK (Aug 4, 2009) Ari Hoenig Press: "He's got Rhythm of every variety" " trickles of rhythm seeping into all the cracks and at regular intervals he changes the rhythm, pouring it out or stoppering it, turning its emphasis around, subdividing or refocusing it and making it follow the melody." ---Ben Ratliff New York Times "Ari Hoenig is one of the most maniacally obsessive, spasmodic and musical drummers in jazz." ---JAZZ TIMES "expansive technique, propulsive time and deep musicality" "his style is characterized by a crisp attack and quick attentive reflexes. Ari Hoenig approaches jazz drumming with manic glee, and yet he's exacting with texture and pulse, an irrepressibly kinetic drummer ---Nate Chinen, NEW YORK TIMES "Ari Hoenig is a Magician!" ---BATTEUR MAGAZINE "Ari Hoenig, a disconcerting phenomenon of the drums" ---JAZZMAN MAGAZINE

Wednesday, January 12th, 2011

COLIN DEAN'S ROOTS AND GROOVES @ JOE'S PUB

9:30

425 Lafayette Street at Astor Place East Village
Bassist and composer Colin Dean recently released his debut CD, entitled “Shiwasu”, to critical acclaim. His music is deeply rooted in the jazz tradition while also drawing inspiration from a wide variety of styles such as world music and hip hop. This event will feature Colin Dean on bass, Rachel Z on piano, Colin Stranahan on drums, Sean Nowell on tenor and soprano saxophones, with special guest hip hop MC's Eternia and Hasan Salaam. featuring: Sean Nowell - Tenor/Soprano Sax/Fx Rachael Z - Piano Colin Dean - Acoustic Bass/Compositions Colin Stranahan - Drums with Eternia - MC Hasan Salaam - MC

Sunday, January 9th, 2011

IDENTITY CRISIS @ DROM

8pm

85 Avenue A (b/w 5th & 6th) East Village Ny

Saturday, January 8th, 2011

YUTAKA UCHIDA QUARTET @ MILES CAFE

8-10pm

212 East 52nd Street btw/2nd and 3rd Manhattan Ny
Sean Nowell - Tenor/Soprano Sax George Dulin - Piano Eddie Khaimovich - Acoustic/Electric Bass Yutaka Uchida - Drums/Compositions

Sunday, December 5th, 2010

BJORKESTRA in MILAN featuring DAVE DOUGLAS

Monday, November 1st, 2010

TOUR OF SWEDEN!!!

November 1 Borlänge - Bolanche Texas Longhorn Stationsgatan 1 Borlänge 19:30 November 2 Ljusdal November 3 Strängnäs November 4 Säffle November 5 Ekerö November 7 Solna November 8 Fagersta November 9 Ludvika November 10 Norrtälje - S/S Norrtelje 19:30 November 11 Haninge - Restaurang Skeppet 19:30 November 12 Swejs, lunchtime gig / Glenn Miller Cafe (evening) November 13 Glenn Miller Cafe

Monday, September 27th, 2010

KUNG-FU MASTERS @ the 55 Bar

10pm-1am

55 Christopher St btw/6th and 7th ave Manhattan NY US
This one's gonna be deadly: So far it's with: Art Hirahara - Keys Tim Lefebvre - Electric Bass (Set 1) Panagiotis Andreou - Electric Bass (Set 2) Cliff Almond - Drums

Wednesday, September 1st, 2010

JED DAVIS @ The Bitter End

9-10pm

147 Bleeker St Greenwich Village Ny
featuring: Anton Fig - Drums

Friday, August 20th, 2010

BJORKESTRA @ The Falcon

8pm

1348 9W Marlboro Ny

Monday, August 16th, 2010

SIMON YU @ Spike Hill

9-10:30pm

Bedford Ave btw/N6th and N7th st Williamsburgh, Brooklyn
The Exotic Experiment -JazzTronica- featuring: Guitar/Laptop: Simon C.F. Yu Sax/Fx: Sean Nowell Violin: Tomoko Omura Drums: Tobias Ralph Special guest: Michael League on the Bass!! Free Show! www.myspace.com/simonyu

Wednesday, August 11th, 2010

THE INTERCONTINENTAL CHAMPIONS @ Miles Cafe

7:30-9:30pm

212 E. 52nd St. 3Fl. (b/2nd & 3rd Ave.) Manhattan NY 10022
-This is a Swedish/American/Chinese/Iranian/Yonkersian Collaborative effort- featuring: Sean Nowell - Tenor Sax Fredrik Olson - Guitar Leo Lindberg - Rhodes Sam Minaie - Bass Joe Abba - Drums with Jess Meider - Vocals

Monday, August 9th, 2010

THE INTERCONTINENTAL CHAMPIONS @ The Shrine

9-10pm

2271 Adam Clayton Powell Junior Boulevard Harlem NY 10030
-This is a Swedish/American/Chinese/Iranian/Yonkersian Collaborative effort- featuring: Sean Nowell - Tenor Sax Fredrik Olson - Guitar Leo Lindberg - Rhodes Sam Minaie - Bass Joe Abba - Drums with Jess Meider - Vocals

Sunday, August 8th, 2010

THE INTERCONTINENTAL CHAMPIONS @ Brooklyn Lyceum

9-11:30

227 4th Avenue Brooklyn NY 11215
-This is a Swedish/American/Chinese/Iranian/Yonkersian Collaborative effort- featuring: Sean Nowell - Tenor Sax Fredrik Olson - Guitar Leo Lindberg - Rhodes Sam Minaie - Bass Joe Abba - Drums with Jess Meider - Vocals

Saturday, August 7th, 2010

THE INTERCONTINENTAL CHAMPIONS @ Fat Cat

10pm-1am

75 Christopher St and 7th Ave Greenwich Village NY
-This is a Swedish/American/Chinese/Iranian/Yonkersian Collaborative effort- featuring: Sean Nowell - Tenor Sax Fredrik Olson - Guitar Leo Lindberg - Rhodes Sam Minaie - Bass Joe Abba - Drums with Jess Meider - Vocals

Monday, August 2nd, 2010

THE INTERCONTINENTAL CHAMPIONS @ Spike Hill

8-9pm

Bedford Ave btw/N6th and N7th Williamsburg, Brooklyn NY
-This is a Swedish/American/Chinese/Iranian/Yonkersian Collaborative effort- featuring: Sean Nowell - Tenor Sax Fredrik Olson - Guitar Leo Lindberg - Rhodes Sam Minaie - Bass Joe Abba - Drums with Jess Meider - Vocals

Saturday, July 31st, 2010

KENICHI DOAMI @ The Blue Note

12:30am-2am

Greenwich Village NY
featuring: Kenichi Doami - Guitar/Compositions Sean Nowell - Tenor/Soprano Sax/Fx Moto Fukushima - Electric Bass Colin Stranahan - Drums -Modern Electro-Acoustic Jazz-

Saturday, July 31st, 2010

ROOTS & GROOVES @ the Beatbox World Championship

8pm-Midnight

622 Degraw St Brooklyn NY 11217
Holy Cow. This is gonna be Awesome.

Saturday, July 24th, 2010

YUTAKA UCHIDA QUARTET @ Hirai Mong

8:00pm - 10:30pm

12 St. Mark's Place East Village NY 10003
featuring: Sean Nowell - Soprano/Tenor Saxophone George Dulin - Piano Eddy Khaimovich - Bass Yutaka Uchida - Drums/Composition

Thursday, July 22nd, 2010

IDENTITY CRISIS @ THE 55 BAR

10pm-1am

55 Christopher St btw/6th and 7th Ave Greenwich Village NY
The Funk meets Jazz, meets Hip-Hop, meets Soul stylings of The Identity Crisis are created through the pairing of acclaimed drummer/percussionist Joe Abba (Pacha Massive/Jessica Simpson) and his counterpart, alto saxophonist Travis Sullivan (The Bjorkestra). This unique duo has created a multi-member funk/fusion band that also includes: Shayna Steele, vocals: Krussia, beatboxing;; Sean Nowell, tenor saxophone; Jarrett Cherner, keys; Richard Hammond, electric bass.

Friday, July 16th, 2010

SEAN NOWELL QUARTET @ Smalls

7-9:30pm

183 w10th st and 7th Ave Manhattan NY US
featuring: Sean Nowell - Tenor Sax Walter Fishbacher - Piano Thomson Kneeland - Acoustic Bass Joe Abba - Drums We'll be playing originals from all members of the band as well as some Turkish Folk Music.

Friday, June 25th, 2010

BJORKESTRA @ World Cafe Live

9pm

3025 Walnut St. Philipelphia PA 19104
Travis Sullivan's BJORKESTRA -Deadly 7 Stealth Assassin Unit- featuring: Shayna Steele - Vocals Travis Sullivan - Alto Sax/Arrangements Sean Nowell - Tenor Sax/Fx Dave Cook - Keys Yoshi Waki - Acoustic/Electric Bass Joe Abba - Drums Ian Cook - Laptop

Thursday, June 24th, 2010

BJORKESTRA @ Nightcat

8pm

5 Goldsborough St. Easton MD 21601
Travis Sullivan's BJORKESTRA -Deadly 7 Stealth Assassin Unit- featuring: Shayna Steele - Vocals Travis Sullivan - Alto Sax/Arrangements Sean Nowell - Tenor Sax/Fx Dave Cook - Keys Yoshi Waki - Acoustic/Electric Bass Joe Abba - Drums Ian Cook - Laptop

Wednesday, June 23rd, 2010

BJORKESTRA @ Gudelsky Concert Gazebo at Strathmore

7pm

5301 Tuckerman Lane North Bethesda MD 20852
Travis Sullivan's BJORKESTRA -Deadly 7 Stealth Assassin Unit- featuring: Shayna Steele - Vocals Travis Sullivan - Alto Sax/Arrangements Sean Nowell - Tenor Sax/Fx Dave Cook - Keys Yoshi Waki - Acoustic/Electric Bass Joe Abba - Drums Ian Cook - Laptop

Sunday, June 20th, 2010

YUTAKA UCHIDA QUARTET @ Hirai Mong

8-10:30

12 St. Mark's Place East Village NY 10003
featuring: Sean Nowell - Tenor/Soprano Sax George Dulin - Piano Trifon Dimitrov - Acoustic Bass Yutaka Uchida - Drums/Compositions

Monday, June 7th, 2010

SEAN NOWELL QUINTET @ 60m2 - ISTANBUL

10pm-1am

Istiklal Caddesi Mis Sokak 4/2 . Beyoglu Istanbul Tur +90 212 249 3675
featuring: Sean Nowell - Tenor Sax/Compositions Bruce Williamson - Alto Sax Serkan Ozyilmaz -Piano Alper Yilmaz - Electric Bass Volkan Oktem - Drums I'm very psyched to present my music in such a rich cultural environment with some of the top musicians in Turkey. It should prove to be completely rocking!

Tuesday, June 1st, 2010

TOUR OF TURKEY!!!

June 1-5 Ordu 5-6 Ankara 7-8 Istanbul 9 Mersin 10 Adana with the Shinbone Alley Stilt Band http://www.bondst.org

Monday, May 24th, 2010

BJORKESTRA @ WBGO 88.3FM

11am-12pm

NYC NY
Travis Sullivan's BJORKESTRA -7 Piece Deadly Stealth Unit- featuring: Becca Stevens - Vocals Travis Sullivan - Alto Sax/Arrangements Sean Nowell - Tenor Sax/Fx Art Hirahara - Keys Yoshi Waki - Acoustic/Electric Bass Joe Abba - Drums

Saturday, May 8th, 2010

Hasan Salaam & Roots and Grooves @ Nuyorican Poets Café

7-9pm

236 East 3rd St. Manhattan NY
Hasan Salaam performing songs from his catalog live w/ Colin Dean's Roots & Grooves Band. Featuring: Hasan Salaam (MC/Compositions) Chesney Snow (Human Beatbox) SOS (Violin) Takuya Kuroda (Trumpet) Sean Nowell (Flute, Soprano Sax) Ezra Brown (Tenor Sax) Beck Berger (Keys) Colin Dean (Bass/Arrangements) Tomo Kanno (Drums) Special Guest Performers: Lord Jamar, Eternia, Rugged N Raw, Baron, Kendal Good, & Lioness. The Soul of Rhythm & Blues, The Genius of Jazz, & The Raw Power of Hip-Hop in 1 Event.

Monday, May 3rd, 2010

37th BIRTHDAY JAM @ the 55 Bar

10pm-???

55 Christopher St btw/6th and 7th Ave West Village NY
It's official. I'm Old. But i have awesome friends who love to throw down the monster jams. So it will likely be an epic night of debauchery. the house band: Art Hirahara - Rhodes Sam Minaie - Acoustic/Electric Bass Rich Stein - Percussion Joe Abba - Drums + like 30 of the best musicians in the world!!! lik

Wednesday, April 28th, 2010

Simon Yu @ The Shrine

9-10pm

2271 Adam Clayton Powell Junior Boulevard Manhattan Ny
Price: free
Break Beat Jazz music featuring: Guitar/Laptop: Simon C.F. Yu Sax/Fx: Sean Nowell Violin: Tomoko Omura Bass: Steve Jenkins Drums: Tobias Ralph Special Guest Daein So on Free Style Dancing!!

Monday, April 26th, 2010

DAN ARCAMONE QUARTET at Tutuma Social Club

8pm

164 East 56th Street btw/Lex and 3rd Ave Manhattan NY
Price: free
Sean Nowell - Tenor Sax Dan Arcamone - Guitar/Compositions Rich Zurkowski - Acoustic Bass Tom Ash - Drums

Tuesday, April 13th, 2010

Identity Crisis @ Prospect Pond

9-11pm

769 Washington Avenue brooklyn ny 11238
Price: free
Featuring: Shayna Steele-Vocals Krussia-Beatboxer/Rapper Sean Nowell-Tenor Sax Dave Cook-Keys Chris Tarry-Electric Bass Joe Abba-Drums

Thursday, April 8th, 2010

SEAN NOWELL QUARTET @ Hawaiian Tropic Zone

8:30-midnight

729 7th Ave and 49th st TImes Square NY US
Price: free
featuring: Sean Nowell - Tenor Sax Perry Smith - Guitar Adam Klipple - Organ Brian Fishler - Drums

Sunday, March 28th, 2010

KUNG-FU MASTERS @ Brooklyn Lyceum

9-11:30pm

227 4th Ave btw/Union and President Brooklyn Ny
featuring: Sean Nowell - Tenor/Soprano Sax /FX/Compositions Art Hirahara - Rhodes/Clav Adam Klipple - Organ Panagiotis Andreou - Electric Bass/Vocals Kenny Grohowski - Drums "In terms of genre, the Masters demonstrated an eclectic update on the more cerebral music that emerged from the 1970's, such as progressive rock and Sweetnighter-era Weather Report. While the nearly anarchic harmony suggested free jazz, the boundaries between sections and Indian/math-rock-like timings showed clean synchronization. If the Kung Fu Masters were their own country, music making would be a highly democratic process, with each of the outstanding musicians standing out equally. Digitally echoed sax introductions resounded timelessly in a canyon of psychedelic chords, each likely containing more than a half dozen pitches. The two keyboardists emitted sounds ranging from creepy organ dissonance to funky “wah-wah” flickers to vintage electric piano flourishes and mercurial solos. More than mere entertainment, the band proved themselves to be masters of the fusion universe, saturating each air molecule with sonic sophistication. Catching them at a longer show with a bigger stage is highly recommended." John Engelman - Knocks from the Underground

Thursday, March 25th, 2010

KUNG-FU MASTERS @ the 55 Bar

10pm-1am

55 Christopher St btw/6th and 7th ave Manhattan NY US
featuring: Sean Nowell - Tenor/Soprano Sax/FX/Compositions Art Hirahara - Rhodes/Clav Adam Klipple - Organ Panagiotis Andreou - Electric Bass/Vocals Joe Abba - Drums with special guests: Shayna Steele - Vocals Krussia - Beatbox/MC Travis Sullivan - Alto Sax

Monday, March 22nd, 2010

DAN ARCAMONE QUARTET at Tutuma Social Club

9-10pm

164 East 56th Street btw/Lex and 3rd Ave Manhattan NY
Price: free
featuring: Dan Arcamone - Guitar/Compositions Sean Nowell - Tenor Sax Rich Zurkowski - Acoustic Bass Tom Ash - Drums

Wednesday, March 17th, 2010

SNQ+2 @ Smalls

9pm-12am

183 w10th st and 7th Ave Manhattan NY US
featuring: Sean Nowell - Tenor Sax/Compositions Art Hirahara - Piano Sam Minaie - Acoustic/Electric Bass Joe Abba - Drums + Becca Stevens - Vocals/Acoustic Guitar Adam Klipple - Rhodes

Monday, March 15th, 2010

SIMON YU QUINTET @ Spike Hill

11pm

Bedford Ave btw/N6th and N7th st Williamsburgh, Brooklyn
Price: free
featuring: Sean Nowell - Tenor Sax/Fx Simon Yu - Guitar/Compositions Romain Collin - Keys Evan Marien - Electric Bass Tobias Ralph - Drums

Friday, March 12th, 2010

ELISABETH LOHNINGER @ BAM Cafe

9pm

30 Lafayette Avenue Brooklyn NY

Thursday, February 25th, 2010

KUNG-FU MASTERS @ the 55 Bar

10pm-1am

55 Christopher St btw/6th and 7th ave Manhattan NY US
featuring: Sean Nowell - Tenor/Soprano/Flute/FX/Compositions Adam Klipple - Organ/Clav Romain Collin - Rhodes Sam Minaie - Electric Bass Joe Abba - Drums !!!Mixed Meter Jazz/Funk Double Keyboard Explosion!!!

Friday, January 29th, 2010

SEAN NOWELL QUINTET @ West Virgina Winter Jazz Weekend

8-10pm

Bridgeport WV
Price: SOLD OUT
featuring: Sean Nowell - Tenor Sax/Flute/Fx Dana Leong - Cello/Trombone/Fx Art Hirahara - Piano/Rhodes/Clav Sam Minaie - Acoustic/Electric Bass/Fx Joe Abba - Drums

Sunday, January 24th, 2010

WALTER FISHBACHER QUARTET @ J'z

8-10pm

23 W 32nd St. 4th Floor Little Korea NY US
Price: free
featuring: Sean Nowell - Tenor Sax Walter Fishbacher - Piano/Compositions Trifon Dimitrov - Acoustic Bass Brian Fishler - Drums

Saturday, January 16th, 2010

YUTAKA UCHIDA QUARTET @ J'z

8-10pm

23 W 32nd St. 4th Floor Little Korea NY US
Price: free
featuring: Sean Nowell - Tenor/Soprano Sax George Dulin - Piano Trifon Dimitrov - Acoustic Bass Yutaka Uchida - Drums/Compositions

Monday, December 14th, 2009

SEAN NOWELL'S "THE SEEKER" @ the 55 Bar

10pm-12:30am

55 Christopher St btw/6th and 7th ave Manhattan NY US

Material from the critically acclaimed recording "The Seeker"

featuring:

Sean Nowell - Tenor Sax

Dana Leong - Cello

Art Hirahara - Piano

Thomson Kneeland - Acoustic Bass

Kenny Grohowski - Drums

Friday, December 4th, 2009

SEAN NOWELL/JESS MEIDER GROUP @ the New Leaf Cafe

8-11pm

Fort Tryon Park Washington Heights NY US

Sean Nowell - Flute, Soprano Sax, Tenor Sax, Udu

Jess Meider - Vocals, Acoustic Guitar, Compositions

Sean Fitzpatrick - Acoustic Piano

Sam Minaie - Acoustic Bass

Thursday, December 3rd, 2009

SEAN NOWELL/JESS MEIDER GROUP @ Googies

8:30-9:30pm

154 Ludlow St Manhattan NY US
Price: free

Sean Nowell - Flute, Soprano Sax, Tenor Sax, Udu
Jess Meider - Vocals, Acoustic Guitar, Compositions
Dave Cook - Acoustic Piano
Sam Minaie - Acoustic Bass

Friday, November 20th, 2009

YUTAKA UCHIDA QUARTET @ J'z

8-11pm

23 W 32nd St. 4th Floor Greenwich Village NY US
Sean Nowell - Soprano, Tenor Sax George Dulin - Piano TBA - Acoustic Bass Yutaka Uchida - Drums, Compositions

Thursday, November 12th, 2009

SEAN NOWELL QUARTET @ Hawaiian Tropic Zone

8:30-midnight

729 7th Ave and 49th st TImes Square NY US

Original Acoustic Jazz

featuring:

Sean Nowell - Tenor Sax/Soprano Sax

Art Hirahara - Piano

Thomson Kneeland - Acoustic Bass

Joe Abba - Drums

with special guest:

Kat Calvosa - Vocals

Saturday, November 7th, 2009

SEAN NOWELL'S "THE SEEKER" @ Pelham Jewish Center

8-10pm

451 Esplanade Pelham Manor NY 10803 US

Sean Nowell - Tenor Sax

Dana Leong - Cello

Art Hirahara - Piano

Thomson Kneeland - Acoustic Bass

Joe Abba - Drums

Thursday, November 5th, 2009

KUNG-FU MASTERS @ the 55 Bar

10pm-12:30am

55 Christopher St btw/6th and 7th ave Manhattan NY US

***Mixed-Meter Jazz/Funk Explosion***

featuring: Sean Nowell - Tenor Sax/Fx/Compositions

Art Hirahara - Rhodes/Clav

Adam Klipple - Organ

Panagiotis Andreou - Electric Bass/Vocals

Cliff Almond - Drums

Tuesday, November 3rd, 2009

KAT CALVOSA & SEAN NOWELL's Quiet Nights @ Cafe Vivaldi

8-11pm

32 Jones Street Greenwich Village NY US
Sean Nowell - Soprano Sax, Tenor Sax, Flute, Udu Kat Calvosa - Vocals, Piano Perry Smith - Acoustic Guitar Sam Minaie - Acoustic Bass Guitar

Thursday, October 29th, 2009

SPANK-RAY @ the Shrine

8-9pm

2271 Adam Clayton Powell Jr Bl and 133rd st Harlem NY US
Sean Nowell - Tenor Sax, FX Chuck McKinnon - Trumpet/Fx Dave Cook - Rhodes Nathan Peck - Electric Bass/Compositions Brian Fishler - Drums

Thursday, October 29th, 2009

KUNG-FU MASTERS @ the Shrine

11pm

2271 Adam Clayton Powell Jr Bl and 133rd st Harlem NY 10030 US

Mixed Meter Jazz/Funk Explosion!!!

featuring:

Sean Nowell - Tenor Sax/Fx

Art Hirahara - Rhodes

Sam Minaie - Electric Bass

Kenny Grohowski - Drums

Monday, October 19th, 2009

PERRY SMITH QUARTET @ Tutuma Social Club

11pm-12:30am

164 E 56th St Upper East Side NY US
Sean Nowell - Tenor Sax Perry Smith - Guitar, Compositions Sam Minaie - Acoustic Bass Tim Bulkley - Drums

Monday, October 19th, 2009

BJORKESTRA @ the Bell House

7:30pm

149 7th Street Brooklyn NY 11215 US

This will be with the full 18 piece big band - this will be the first time we've played with the full band since January!!!

We'll be opening the night for this big band festival that will include

The Industrial Jazz Group and Darcy James Argue's Secret Society!

http://www.bjorkestra.com

Wednesday, October 14th, 2009

MAX ZT - HAMMERED DULCIMER @ Rose Live Music

9-11pm

345 Grand St Williamsburg, Brooklyn NY US
Max ZT - Hammered Dulcimer Sean Nowell - Tenor Sax Moto Fukushima - 6 String Electric Bass Luke Notery - Drums, Percussion

Saturday, October 3rd, 2009

Kenichi Doami Quartet @ Iridium Jazz Club

midnight

1650 Broadway at 51st St Manhattan NY USA

Kenichi Doami - Guitar/Compositions

Sean Nowell - Tenor Sax

Moto Fukushima - 6 String Electric Bass

Cliff Almond - Drums

http://www.myspace.com/kenichidoami

Wednesday, September 9th, 2009

"The SEEKER" @ Cornelia St. Cafe

10pm

Manhattan NY

featuring:

Sean Nowell - Tenor Saxophone

Will Martina - Cello

Art Hirahara - Piano

Thomson Kneeland - Acoustic Bass

Joe Abba - Drums

-we will be presenting the material from my new Posi-Tone Records release "The Seeker"-

(available on ITunes/Emusic/Amazon/http://www.posi-tone.com)

Friday, August 21st, 2009

Max ZT - Hammered Dulcimer @ Rose

10:30

345 Grand St Brooklyn NY
Price: free

Max ZT - Hammered Dulcimer

Moto Fukushima - Electric Bass

Luke Notary - Percussion

with

Sean Nowell - Tenor Sax

Wednesday, August 19th, 2009

KUNG-FU MASTERS @ Spike Hill

10pm

Bedford Ave btw/ N6th and N7th St Williamsburg, Brooklyn NY
Price: free

featuring:

Sean Nowell - Tenor Sax/Fx

Krussia - MC/Beatbox

Art Hirahara - Rhodes/Clav

Adam Klipple - Organ

Sam Minaie - Electric Bass

Joe Abba - Drums

 

-mixed meter/jazz funk-

"More than mere entertainment, the band proved themselves to be masters of the fusion universe, saturating each air molecule with sonic sophistication."

Saturday, August 15th, 2009

Yutaka Uchida Quartet @ J'z

8pm-12am

23 W 32nd Street Little Tokyo, Manhattan NY
featuring: Sean Nowell - Tenor/Soprano Sax George Dulin - Piano Danny Zanker - Acoustic Bass Yutaka Uchida - Drums -we will be performing material from Yutaka's cd "Living Together"

Thursday, July 30th, 2009

Jed Davis Band @ the Bitter End

8pm

Manhattan NY
featuring Anton Fig on Drums!

Tuesday, July 14th, 2009

Bjorkestra @ Joe's Pub

9:30-10:30pm

Manhattan NY
with special guest vocalist SHAYNA STEELE!!! http://www.bjorkestra.com

Saturday, July 11th, 2009

Yutaka Uchida Quartet @ Cleopatra's Needle

8pm-12am

Manhattan NY
featuring: Sean Nowell - Tenor/Soprano Sax George Dulin - Piano Danny Zanker - Acoustic Bass Yutaka Uchida - Drums

Friday, July 10th, 2009

KUNG-FU MASTERS @ the 55 Bar

10pm-1am

Manhattan NY
SUPER GROOVING MIXED-METER JAZZ/FUNK EXPLOSION!!!!!!!! ****LIVE RECORDING**** featuring: Sean Nowell - Tenor Sax/FX Adam Klipple - Organ Al Street - Rhythm Guitar Bryan Ladd - Electric Bass Joe Abba - Drums with special guest: Krussia - SuperHuman BeatBoxer

Wednesday, June 17th, 2009

Smalls

Sean Nowell's "THE SEEKER" CD RELEASE PERFORMANCE/LIVE WEBCAST - sets at 9 and 10:30

183 W10th st and 7th Ave Manhattan NY USA
Price: $15
this will be the launching of my second installment for the good fellows at Posi-Tone Records. If you haven't checked out what's happening with them, you most definitely should. also if you can't make it, you can watch the performance via LIVE WEBCAST online at http://www.smallsjazzclub.com Sean Nowell's "THE SEEKER" POSI-TONE RECORDS CD RELEASE at SMALLS JUNE 17th (sets at 9 and 10:30) featuring: SEAN NOWELL - Tenor Sax/Compositions ART HIRAHARA - Piano NIR FELDER - Guitar DAVE EGGAR - Cello CARLO DEROSA - Acoustic Bass JOE ABBA - Drums also with LUKE BATSON - Flute MIKE BOMWELL - Clarinet

Wednesday, May 27th, 2009

KFM @ the 55 Bar

10pm

Manhattan NY
Saturday March 21st Sean Nowell and the KUNG-FU MASTERS LIVE @ the 55 Bar (55 Christopher St btw/6th and 7th Aves) http://www.55bar.com

Wednesday, May 13th, 2009

Scullers

8pm

Boston MA
Travis Sullivan's BJORKESTRA http://www.bjorkestra.com

Friday, May 8th, 2009

the Tea Lounge

9pm

Brooklyn NY
Justin Mullen's DELPHIAN JAZZ ORCHESTRA

Thursday, March 26th, 2009

Spike Hill

10pm

Williamsburg, Brooklyn NY
KUNG-FU MASTERS INVADE SPIKE HILL featuring: Sean Nowell - Tenor Sax/Iphone/FX/Compositons Art Hirahara - Rhodes/Clav Dave Cook - Organ Bryan Ladd - Electric Bass Joe Abba - Drums

Saturday, March 21st, 2009

KFM @ the 55 Bar

10pm

Manhattan NY
Saturday March 21st Sean Nowell and the KUNG-FU MASTERS LIVE @ the 55 Bar (55 Christopher St btw/6th and 7th Aves) http://www.55bar.com 10pm-2am!?!? featuring: Sean Nowell - Tenor Sax/Fx/Iphone Nir Felder - Guitar Art Hirahara - Rhodes/Clav/Organ Bryan Ladd - Electric Bass Joe Abba - Drums -we'll be doing my mixed-meter jazz/funk material for the first couple of sets- ***We will then be opening up the last couple of sets for ULTIMATE FUNK JAMARAMA!!!*** (brandish thine axe) -sean http://www.seannowell.com http://www.myspace.com/seannowell

Tuesday, March 17th, 2009

SEAN NOWELL QUARTET @ Smalls

9pm-12am

183 w10th st and 7th Ave Manhattan NY US

Saturday, March 7th, 2009

Red Star

9pm

Brooklyn NY
Sean Nowell's "Resonance" Quintet @ the Greenpoint Jazz Festival featuring: Sean Nowell - Tenor Sax Nir Felder - Guitar Art Hirahara - Piano Thomson Kneeland - Acoustic Bass Joe Abba - Drums

Wednesday, March 4th, 2009

the Jazz Standard

7:30 and 9:30

Manhattan NY
Travis Sullivan's BJORKESTRA http://www.bjorkestra.com

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2009

the Jazz Standard

7:30 and 9:30

Manhattan NY
Travis Sullivan's BJORKESTRA http://www.bjorkestra.com

Friday, February 27th, 2009

Cleoptra's Needle

8pm

Manhattan NY
Yutaka Uchida Quartet featuring: Sean Nowell - Tenor/Soprano Sax George Dulin - Piano Danny Zanker - Acoustic Bass Yutaka Uchida - Drums

Monday, February 23rd, 2009

the Jazz Bakery

8pm

Los Angeles CA
Sean Nowell and the KUNG-FU MASTERS -!!!Double Keyboard Attack!!!- ---east meets west edition--- featuring: Sean Nowell - Tenor Sax/Fx Art Hirahara - Rhodes Dennis Hamm - Organ Kaveh Rastegar - Electric Bass Cliff Almond - Drums

Thursday, February 12th, 2009

Spike Hill

8pm

Williamsburg, Brooklyn NY
Sean Nowell and the KUNG-FU MASTERS -!!!Double Keyboard Attack!!!- Sean Nowell - Tenor Sax/Fx/Iphone/Compositions Art Hirahara - Rhodes/Clav Adam Klipple - Organ Bryan Ladd - Electric Bass Kenny Grohowski - Drums

Wednesday, January 28th, 2009

the 55 Bar

10pm

Manhattan NY
Sean Nowell and the KUNG-FU MASTERS -double keyboard attack edition- featuring: Sean Nowell - Tenor Sax/fx Art Hirahara - Rhodes/Clav Adam Klipple - Organ Bryan Ladd - Electric Bass Cliff Almond - Drums