July Events @ Tillie's

July Events at Tillie’s of Brooklyn Music

elastiCity 2007 ( www.myspace.com/elasticityfest)

Friday, July 20

8 PM ~from Boston!~ Know Trio www.knowtrio.com

Gary Fieldman, percussion; Ima Jonsdottir, violin; Dan Shaud, horn

Know Trio seeks a new music on the boundaries of chamber music, jazz, and free improvisation. Blending and overlapping genres, Know Trio has a penchant for absurdist humor, spoken word, and performance art. Their music explores the unexpected beauty in the juxtaposition of contrasting ideas, and searches for meaningful expression in a contemporary idiom.

9:30 PM Rick Parker Collective www.rickparker.net

Rick Parker, trombone; Xavier Perez, saxes; Sam Barsh, piano; Dan Loomis, bass; Kyle Struve, drums

Dubbed "the best kept secret in New York right now," by AllAbout Jazz, the Rick Parker Collective's latest CD release, Finding Space, was named to the ezine's "Top Pick CDs for 2006" list.

Saturday, July 21st

8 p.m.

Indoda Entsha Percussion Ensemble

African-inspired drumming and high spirits from a local band that is a Tillie’s favorite. Always raises the roof – a must-see for all rhythm lovers.

Led by Preston Riddick

Donation: $6

elastiCity 2007 con’t.

Friday, July 27

8 PM Sarah Renfro www.sarahrenfro.com Sarah Renfro, voice/compositions; Bob Lanzetti, guitar; Ryan Kotler, bass; Fred Kennedy, drums

Sarah Renfro writes an eclectic mix of jazz, soul and folk rock. Her lyrics range from introspective prose to socio-political commentary. She is a composer with something to say and has the voice to get her message heard.

9:30 PM Monika Heidemann www.monikah.com

Monika Heidemann, voice/compositions; Erik Deutsch, keys; Jonathan Goldberger, guitar; Matt Clohesy, bass; Simon Lott, drums

"...MONIKA HEIDEMANN's self-released ‘Bright’ is the jazz-vocal debut of the year . . . make that the jazz debut of the year . . . make that the debut of the year." -Boston Phoenix, 9/28/06

elastiCity is an Addtract Initiative (www.rules-of-addtraction.org) All shows have a suggested donation of $5 per set.

About the series:

Tillie's, now in its tenth year of promoting talent in Brooklyn, is pleased to announce the elastiCity Music Festival on the last Friday of every month from February 2007 through September 2007. elastiCity is a new music series dedicated to showcasing local and regional composers with a common vision and a desire to stretch out to something new, whether it's art song, jazz improvisation, or a little bit of rock and roll.


July 23rd – August 18th

Otherworldly Variations

Paintings and Wall Sculptures by Lawrence Heintjes

The Director of L & M Studio, a local design workshop, Larry Heintjes and his artist wife, Mary Rieser, produced the stained glass sign in Tillie’s window when the store first opened ten years ago. A skilled carpenter, master mold and cabinetmaker and art restorer/fabricator, Larry coordinates all aspects of design, construction and installation for museums, architects, contractors and galleries.

Whether he’s working in plastic, wood, oil paints, or gouache, Larry’s private artistic landscape accommodates eclectic nuances achieving fantastic metaphors and shades of meaning. Inspired by biomorphic forms in many manifestations, his work is a jumping-off point for a curious mind and a frequently surrealistic imagination. The pieces are rich in detail yet mysterious enough to confound and to instigate further inquiry.

Heintjes was educated at Pratt Institute and still lives in Fort Greene with his wife and two daughters. His art installation clients include the Holly Solomon Gallery, Chase Manhattan, and the Whitney Museum. He has exhibited widely in New York at galleries such as BACA Downtown in Brooklyn and the 80 Washington Square East Gallery in Greenwich Village.

He has also lectured on mold making for artists, paper casting, and related subjects at Pratt Institute, the Brooklyn Museum, and Connecticut College in New London. Check out their website at www.LMStudio265.com.

Reception: Thursday, July 26th

7 – 9 p.m.

Tillie's is located at the corner of Vanderbilt and DeKalb Avenues in Fort Greene, Brooklyn. For more information or directions to the store, see our website at www.tilliesofbrooklyn.com or call (718) 783-6140.