ADAM in ITALY TOUR 2013!
with Steven Wilson Band
July 4th Rome
July 5th Pistoia
July 6th Udine
Adam Holzman & Big Bang Theory
CLUB IL GIARDINO
via Cao del Pra', 82 - 37060,
UBI JAZZ 13
Oratorio Santa Maria Assunta - Spinea
Roland Heinz: H2
Duo concert with guitarist Roland Heinz
email for info:firstname.lastname@example.org
then on to HOLLAND AND GERMANY:
Steven Wilson Band
July 12th Zoetermeer
July 13th Lorelei Festival
July 14th BOSPOP (Weert)
"PARALLEL UNIVERSE" CD
I am pleased to announce the release of my first experimental electronic music CD, "Parallel Universe", on the Composer's Concordance/NAXOS label. Featuring cover art and photos by the great Lasse Hoile! The CD is available now via this website, and will be at the Steven Wilson merchandise table on the upcoming tour. The 'official' worldwide release will be April 4th. What does it sound like? Ambient soundscapes and analog bleeps and bloops, with influences from Stockhausen to Tangerine Dream. Pretty out there! For ordering info please email me directly at email@example.com
Adam recording the new Steven WIlson album in Los Angeles last September.
Steven Wilson ‘The Raven That Refused To Sing (and other stories)’ 2013 Tour
Steven Wilson UK Tour 2013
Manchester, Lancashire Academy 1 United Kingdom
Glasgow, Lanarkshire ABC Glasgow United Kingdom
London, Greater London Royal Festival Hall United Kingdom
Steven Wilson European Tour 2013
Paris, Paris Le Trianon France
Cologne, Köln Live Music Hall Germany
Melkweg, Amsterdam Rabozaal Netherlands
Antwerpen Arenberg Schouwburg Belgium
Hamburg CCH Saal 2 Germany
Stockholm Filadelfiakyrkan Sweden
Oslo Sentrum Scene Norway
Copenhagen VEGA Denmark
Berlin, Hasenheide Huxley’s Germany
Essen, Altendorfer Straße Colosseum Germany
STEVE WILSON TOUR SPRING 2012 -- The tour was a huge success --
ADAM GOES PROG
Adam is happy to announce that he will be continuing with the Steven Wilson band. "The first tour went really well, so it looks like this is turning into a regular thing, at least for now. It's such a great band, and a killer show. I'm especially glad we are going to be doing the US west coast, so all of my friends in California can check it out!" There are also plans for a video shoot on this tour for a live concert DVD. In addition, there will be a release of a live CD recorded on the 2011 European tour available soon, on Steven Wilson's merchandise site "Headphonedust".
October 20, 2011 - Adam in Poznan, Poland with Steven Wilson (first gig of tour)
BRAVE NEW WORLD PLAYS
THE OPERA HOUSE IN LEIPZIG!
Brave New World in Leipzig on September 15th
"The little tour was a big success!"
ADAM TOURING WITH STEVEN WILSON OF PORCUPINE TREE IN OCT. & NOV. 2011
Franz Hackl's IDO (featuring Adam, Kim Plainfield, Lincoln Goines , Mark Egan and others) & Settepani Restaurant in Harlem are collaborating on a new series of Sunday concerts with special guests; Lew Soloff will be appearing on March 6th, John Clark -french horn virtuoso extraordinaire- will lead the concert on March 13th, and on March 20th we will be joined by Jane Getter and Gene Pritsker. hacklmusic.com
And all of this is happening in the wonderful atmosphere of the Settepani Restaurant. The owners Leah and Nino have a great vision and continuously bring fresh ideas and great food to the neighborhood. Making reservations is recommended.
196 LENOX AVE. NYC 10026,
Tel 917-492-4806 settepani.com
Hangin' with the Wayne Escoffery Quintet...
Adam has been performing recently with the excellent tenor saxophonist Wayne Escoffery (Mingus Dynasty, Tom Harrell), augmenting Wayne's existing quartet (which includes Orrin Evans on piano) with synths. Adam is taking the star trek approach, playing colors and lead lines (no Wurly on this one). The band is playing Wayne's new material, and he plans to go into the studio very soon with this project. Stay tuned!
In November/December of 2010 Adam toured with a new project called The Avengers, a sort of Fusion Revivalist concept sporting an all-star line-up: Lincoln Goines on bass, Kim Plainfield on drums, Adam, and Uruguayan guitar hero Beledo, who co-led the band and collaborated with Adam on the material. The Avengers performed 10 concerts in South America, including gigs in Brazil, Uruguay (Montevideo and Minas) and Argentina (Buenos Aires, Neuquen, etc). The tour was very successful and the band hopes to return near the end of the year. WATCH VIDEO!
The Avengers: Lincoln Goines, Kim Plainfield, Beledo, Adam in front of the Teatro Solis in Montevideo, Uruguay, 12/10
On the streets of Uruguay...
SUMMER WORKSHOPS: ITALY and AUSTRIA
Adam is teaching again this year at 2 excellent summer workshops in Europe: Veneto Jazz program (in conjunction with The New School University) in Bassano, Italy and The Outreach Music Workshop in Schwaz, Austria. Both workshops are a lot of fun!
VENETO JAZZ PROGRAM in Bassano, Italy
This year the Veneto Jazz program runs from July 11th to July 22nd. It is located in a beautiful Italian city, Bassano Del Grappa (which is near Venice), and has a lot of perks like access to a lot of the major jazz concerts in the area due to its connection with the main jazz promoters in Italy. The program is more geared towards traditional jazz.
There is a great faculty, including Jeff Hirshfield and Cameron Brown and others. In addition to the classes and ensembles, there are lots of local concerts and jams. Adam performed a solo concert here a few years ago that was well received in the local press. WATCH VIDEO: Solo Concert
OUTREACH MUSIC WORKSHOP in Schwaz, Austria
Adam has been performing and teaching at the Outreach Music Workshop for over 10 years. It is more of an experimental music laboratory, actually, and it has always been a high point of the year. Led by renowned Austrian trumpet star Franz Hackl (who Adam collaborates with often), Outreach is one part contemporary music program, one part experimental festival and 3 parts insanity. Located in the heart of the Alps (you can't beat that!), Outreach is a real happening event that never fails to leave a trail of high quality weirdness.
Adam was thrilled to recently do a recording session with one of his heroes, Dr. John / Mac Rebbenack! The project is being put together by Jeff Jones, "The Jedi Master," who mixed both Dr John's most recent Grammy Award winning album "The City That Care Forgot" and Adam's "Spork". It was great to play with Mac, and Jedi just let everybody do their thing. Mac played some great piano fills on the "Krog" Triton!
Early morning sunrise in the Bronx.
Waiting to get picked up at the airport in Argentina...
THE NEW BRAVE NEW WORLD ALBUM,
"SPORK," IS NOW ON SALE
ORDERING INFO FOR "SPORK" - SPECIAL PREVIEW EDITION
We are selling a "Special Preview Edition" of the CD. This edition of SPORK comes in a glossy color cardboard "album cover", not a standard jewel box.
Ordering details are pretty much the same as with the other CDs we sell from the web...
The SPORK "Special Preview Edition" CD is $15.00
Shipping within the USA is only $2 bux,
so the grand total (including mailing ) is $17.00!
(If ordering from Europe or overseas, shipping cost is $5 USD, so the grand total is $20 USD.)
[If you are ordering more than 2 copies shipping might be slightly higher]
Please send a check or money order (or international traveler's check) made out to "Adam Holzman" and mail to:
Adam Holzman/Spork CD
130 E. 238th St.
Bronx, New York
NEW BRAVE NEW WORLD CD - "SPORK"
The new Brave
New World album, "Spork," is now on sale (see ordering info above). Adam is thrilled to be working with mixing wizard
Jeff Jones, also known as the Jedi Master. Adam worked with
Jeff a while back at RVI studios, and Jeff helped record and mix Adam's
first solo album, "In A Loud Way." Jeff recently won a Grammy for his
production work on Dr. John's new CD, "The City That Care Forgot."
album, originally intended as a 25 minute EP, will now be a regular
length CD. Adam says "we had enough strong material, so what the heck..."
The recording approach and the material are very 'old school'; most
of the songs were recorded live in the studio, that is, the whole band
playing together at the same time, like back-in-the-day! The music is
uncompromising, there are no attempts at a 'radio song', just loud,
blazing, EPIC slabs of face-melting jazz-rock. Tracking was done at
world famous Avatar
Studios in New York City, and mixing is proceeding at Jeff
Jones' World Alert Studios, also in New York.
Why "Spork"? Well, sporks don't fit easily into
any common category. Neither does jazz-rock! ...And there you have it!!!
A Special Preview Edition of the new CD will be available (hopefully)
in time for our tour, sometime in mid-October. Make sure you don't miss
out on this sure-to-be-a-collector's-item-maybe-sometime-pretty-far-down-the-road-in-
the-future Special Preview Edition!!
NEWS FLASH! HOT! HOT! HOT!
BRAVE NEW WORLD EUROPEAN TOUR
FALL 2009 - ABOUT TO COMMENCE!!!!
Yes, folks, Adam Holzman & Brave New World will
once again be returning to Europe for another trail-blazing swing
through Germany, Austria and Switzerland. The tour is set to begin
October 23rd in Switzerland, and go for 2 weeks. The line-up will
be original Brave New World members Adam Holzman, Aaron Heick, Freddy
Cash and Mitch Stein plus special guest drummer Lionel Cordew. The
tour will feature music from our upcoming new CD, plus a selection
of Brave New World classics! Wow.
Below is the tour itinerary; there might be changes, so stay posted.
As a matter of fact, log on every 20 minutes for the next month or
so, just to be safe.
NOVEMBER 01 Germany-Giessen
02 Paris (Adam only, w/ "Miles From India")
04 Germany-Essen/Zeche Carl
ADAM WITH 'MILES FROM INDIA'
Return of the Miles 1986 band: Darryl Jones,
Adam, Vince Wilburn
in Budapest, August 2009
Adam recently performed with the Miles From India band at this BIG rock
festival in Budapest, Hungary, called the Sziget Festival. Adam re-united
with Miles compadres Vince Wilburn and Darryl Jones. "It was great playing
with those guys again." Adam will be performing with the Miles From
India project in Paris on November 2nd (while on tour with Brave New
AWESOME RECENT PROJECTS!!!!
past July adam performed and taught at the Veneto Jazz workshop
in Bassano del Grappa, a program put together in connection with
the New School University. "The students were all really cool
and very talented." Adam also had a great time playing with the
excellent faculty musicians; Dave Glasser on sax, Ron Horton on
trumpet, Dave Stryker on guitar, Amy London on vocals, Cameron
Brown on bass, and Jeff Hirshfiled on drums. And a shout out to
coordinator Teri Lucas! One of Adam's totally favorite things
SOLO SYNTH CONCERT
In addition to the workshop Adam also did a Solo
Synth Concert in conjunction with Veneto Jazz's sister festival, the
NU Fest, an electronic music festival. Adam performed an hour of improvised
and composed solo electronic pieces, using mostly Moog gear supplied
by synthesizer expert Enrico Cosimi (thank you Enrico!). The concert,
in the medieval courtyard of the Museo Civici, was received extremely
well by both the public and the
press. Adam hopes to do more Solo Synth concerts in 2010.
JAMS IN THE ALPS
August Adam was at the Outreach Music Workshop
in Schwaz, Austria, teaching and performing. This year
the theme was "Miles ...And More," so Adam was
involved with most of the special events.
Especially exciting was a performance of the Miles'
"Tribute To Jack Johnson" album, with Franz
Hackl on trumpet, Mike Kenneally on guitar, Brian Beller
on bass, Lorenz Hargassner on sax and Abe Fogle
Other concerts included a cool recreation of the entire
"Doo Bop" album featuring Austrian beat-boxers
Bauchklang, and the complete "Bitches Brew"
performed by the Outreach Orchestra.
The events were a big success, and it is possible a
CD of the "Jack Johnson" performance might be
made available soon. So hang tough, bub.
NOW THIS IS REAL RETRO!
While in Austria Adam also played with Franz Hackl, master trombonist
Dave Taylor, legendary french horn player John Clark and recorder virtuoso
Winifried Hackl at a very famous ancient monastary, Stifts Stams. This
place was built in like 1100 AD! For this special private event Adam
played harpsichord!! (they call it a 'cembalo' in Europe...) The music
was a sort of baroque-meets-jazz concept, and the concert was very successful.
Repetoire ranged from medieval music to "Billie Jean."
Adam will be performing with Droid, the 'live' drum n' bass project
led by Amir Ziv and Jordan Mclean, at a Special Loft Concert on October
10th in the Lower East Side. Click
here for details. This particular configuration of Droid
will be a trio with Adam covering the bass AND keys, plus special guest
vocalist Sissy Clemens. So get a grip, pal!
Adam just played a very
cool gig with Uraguyan master guitarist Beledo at the Yonkers Riverfest.
We played Beledo's original material, he has some really good tunes.
On bass was Lincoln Goines, with Kim Plainfield on drums. The band was
killing, and Adam hopes to do more gigs with these guys.
JAMMING WITH THE ROOTS!
Adam has also
been playing off and on at the Roots Jam at the Highline Ballroom in
NYC. "What a killer band. It's a great revue of rappers and instrumentalists.
Mos Def sat in a few weeks ago!"
Adam hangin' with Tariq of the Roots
Last June Adam visited the Moog factory in Asheville, North Carolina.
"It was a blast! Everyone was so nice. What a great place." A big shout
out to MoogFolks Mike Adams, Linda Lafferty and Chris Stack!! Thank
you! While down there Adam picked up his new Voyager OLD SCHOOL, one
of the last available! This synth is Truly Pure Analog; no midi, no
patch memory, no digital elements. It has the same voice architecture
as the regular Voyager, but without any 1's and 0's confusing the issue.
This baby SINGS! Sound just floats out of it like water. Of course I
will probably use the regular Voyager on most gigs (it still sounds
great, of course); program memory has pretty much become a necessity
in this day-and-age. But I will be using this sucker in the studio constantly! Check out Adam jamming in Frankfurt at the Moog Booth!
"ALIVE" GOES ONLINE!!
Check out these killer jams from our recent gig at Joe Zawinul's Birdland
in Austria! Free downloads! Click on a riff, Turn up the Volume, Chug
some coffee and Blow out your Optical Vortex.
Orange Lady is a Joe Zawinul song from the late 60's that Aaron and I performed
as a dedication to him at his club, Birdland.
MILES FROM INDIA PROJECT Produced
by Bob Belden, Adam co-produced and performed on some of the tracks
on this exciting new double CD concept album featuring renowned Indian
musicians collaborating with Miles alumni. The Miles alumni include
John McLaughlin, Chick Corea, Ron Carter, Jimmy Cobb, Lenny White, Mike
Stern, Pete Cosey, Michael Henderson, Benny Reitveld, Vince Wilburn,
Robert Irving and many others! The Indian musicians are all exceptional,
but there is one track, "Ife (fast)," where Adam plays some
Minimoog alongside this amazing female violinist, Kala Ramnath, that
is a particular favorite. Wow. There will be a few select performances
with some version of this project in New York and L.A. Adam will be
performing with the Miles From India project at Town Hall in New York
City on May 9th, 2008."
The album will be released in April.
Chick and Adam chilling at Midtown Sound, NYC, July 2007
OUT THE BRAVE NEW WORLD CD:
Jazz Rocket Science
latest recording by Adam Holzman & Brave New World has been a
great success!! Many thanks to all our fans for buying the cd
and to our German label, Nagel Heyer for promotion.