Bright Dog Red on All-Star Bill at ShapeShifter Lab

Tim Lefebvre, one of the world’s most innovative bassists, and Joe Pignato, drummer for Bright Dog Red, announced an evening of extemporized creative music at Brooklyn’s renowned ShapeShifter Lab.

The event, scheduled for September 26, 2019 at 9:15 PM, will feature two sets of improvised music. The first from an all-star trio featuring Jason Lindner (keyboards), Zach Danziger (drums), and Mr. Lefebvre (bass) and the second from the increasingly acclaimed psychedelic jazz hop troupe, Bright Dog Red, led by Mr. Pignato.

Lefebvre and Pignato, both of whom record for Ropeadope, expressed their excitement for the event. Lefebvre commented, “We’re looking forward to an evening of forward thinking music. In the true spirt of improvisation, Bright Dog Red hits all the targets.” Pignato seconded, “ShapeShifter’s played a nurturing role in BDR’s development, to share the night with these three innovative musicians, in that space, seems really perfect.”

ABOUT LINDNER / DANZIGER / LEFEBVRE: Three leading edge improvisors steeped in jazz, electronica, drum and bass, and other contemporary styles, assemble for a rare engagement at ShapeShifter Lab. The trio’s individual members carry associations reflecting a wide range of modern music, including David Bowie, Tedeschi Trucks Band, Jon Batiste, Avishai Cohen, Donny McCaslin, Randy Brecker, Wayne Krantz, Uri Caine, and Chaka Khan, among many others.

ABOUT BRIGHT DOG RED: “Starting as a jazz-meets-hip-hop jam band with a loosely-defined membership, Bright Dog Red has become a fixture on the NYC jazz and improvisation scene” (Jazz Journal). The band’s “spirited and inspired” (Blue In Green Radio) performances have distinguished BDR as “as group on the rise” (The Bolg), generating comparisons to “Mahavishnu Orchestra meets Digable Planets” (Paul Schulman), “electronic Ahmad Jamal,” (Don Lucoff), and to other psychedelic, jazz fusion, and hip hop luminaries.

Tickets for each set $15.00 and are available by contacting ShapeShifter Lab or at the door on the night of the event.

ABOUT SHAPESHIFTER LAB: ShapeShifter Lab located at 18 Whitwell Place in the Park Slope/ Gowanus area in Brooklyn, is a 4,200 square foot performance space. ShapeShifter Lab regularly hosts the world’s most innovative artists who are looking for a flexible platform to present their work. Bass player Matthew Garrison, son of Jimmy Garrison (bass player for John Coltrane), is the co-owner and creative director with his business partner, Fortuna Sung. With many years as a successful touring musician under his belt, Matt and his team have designed the space with versatility in sound, lighting and layout, each of which can be tailored to each artist. With state-of-the-art equipment and raw space, Matt and his team are creating something truly unique and desperately needed in today’s venue scene in New York City.

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