blank picture


ABC No Rio


JazzoSphere


All About Jazz

Free counter and web stats


Syzygy in KOREA!


MP3s 

blank picture

   THIS site will be ending soon...after 13 years it's
   time to move on....

   http://www.blaisesiwula.com/
   is up and running and will be my future
  home page
with information regarding C.O.M.A.

     and the current C.O.M.A. Schedule ............also NoFrillsMusic.com
NYC's longest running Sunday only improvised music series
 C.O.M.A. @ ABC No-Rio
156 Rivington St. NYC
--Divider--
COMA performance clips on YouTube



*

All Shows start at 7:00 pm...........

for additional concert
information and links visit...
HOMEPAGE

New (old) Pages!
C.O.M.A. Photos 1-2004


mp3 from May 6th, 2006
Blaise Siwula alto sax Bob Meyer drums

FREE
MUMIA ABU-JAMAL NOW!


 *
The Upcoming C.O.M.A schedule for 2010:

what is C.O.M.A.??????????????????

C.O.M.A. - citizens ontological music agenda - started March 1998 and
has presented improvised music on Sunday evenings at ABC No-Rio 156 Rivington NYC . ABC No-Rio is near the Delancey J and F train station between Clinton St. and Suffolk St. ...the sets are 35-40 minutes followed with an open session at the end with various configurations of players.

C.O.M.A. is an open series for all creative improvising musicians whether they're melancholy, slightly deranged, extremely moody, happy beyond comprehension, geniuses in their own minds, or just down right normal who want to experiment, develop their craft and expand the limits of the imagination.... there is a $5.00 suggested donation at the door for the musicians.



And IF You Hadn’t Heard...ABC NO-Rio is closer to a resolution re:
CONSTRUCTION for a new building at the same location
at 156 Rivington St NYC

.....check out abcnorio.org


THIS site will be ending soon...after 13 years it's
   time to move on....

   http://www.blaisesiwula.com/
   is up and running and will be my future
  home page
with the most current information  
  regarding
  C.O.M.A.

Dec. 29th, 2013 7:00 PM

1. Emmanuelle Zagoria solo voice

2. Maybe the last open session for 2013


Dec 22nd, 2013 8:00 PM

1. Percussionist David Pleasant invites you to join in the Riddimatic Gyro-scope!!!: a evening of polyriddimic exploration featuring Vocalist Miles Griffith, and String-man Nick Russo. The trio investigates the regenerative force of the ellipse as rhythmic wholeness.
2. An Open Session

Dec 15th, 2013

1. Allan Andre - vocals w/ hand percussion,

    guitar, saxophone, and a bit of piano

2. Oskar Bonstroke - percussion

3. Harvey Valdes – Guitar Sana Nagano - Violin

    Joe Hertenstein - Drums/Percussion

4. Open Session


Dec 8th, 2013 7:00 PM

1. Jess Dulman tuba, Ras Moshe reeds & Will Connell reeds

2. Flin van Hemmen and Carlo Costa drum duet

3, An Open Session


Dec. 1st, 2013 7:00 PM

1. Anders Nilsson & Aaron Dugan guitar duet

2. Denis Beuret - Trombone & Electronics,

    Elliot Levin – reeds, Max Johnson – bass &

    Jackson Krall -  drums
3. An Open Session

Nov 24th No Show

Nov. 17th No Show

November 10th, 2013 7:00 PM

1. Francois Grillot bass and Claire de Brunner  bassoon

2. The BE DUET – Blaise Siwula/ Evan Gallagher

     This duet began some 20 years ago and    

     after a long pause has returned……

     Blaise Siwula reeds and Evan Gallagher piano

3. James Brandon Lewis saxophone and

    Dominic Fragman drums

4. An Open Session


November 3rd, 2013 7:00 PM

1. Double Bass From Hell - Jochem van Dijk el. Bass,

     Tom Shad el. Bass and guest.

2. K. Page Stuart voice and loops

3. Jeff Platz Trio --Jeff Platz  guitar, India Czajkowska  flute              

     Jonas Tauber  cello

4. An open Session


October 27th, 2013 7:00 PM
1. Evan Gallagher’s --- thE sm'ALL'r m'Essens m'Blette Ras Moshe flute, tenor sax Blaise  
    Siwula clarinet Stefan Zeniuk bass clarinet Leslie Ross bassoon John McDonough trumpet  
    Yasuno Katsuki euphonium Jesse Dulman tuba Jochem Van Dijk 4 string electic bass Joe
    Gallant 6 string electic bass Michael Evans vibes and drumkit Bruce Golden distant 
    whacking, compo etg piano, compo and O-conducto
2. Julianne Carney solo violin with projected graphic score
3. An Open Session

October 20th, 2013 7:00 PM
1. Paolo Pascolo: flutes Jestern Novello: electronics Gian   
     Luigi Igiul Naig Diana: laptop Blaise Siwula: reeds
2. Mem Nahadr  (voice) Chris Hall bass and
    Alex Violette keyboards
   (Free Jazz Excerpts from FEMME FRACTALE)
3. An Open Session

October 13th, 2013 7:00 PM
1. Richard Bonnet guitar and Jake Henry trumpet
2. Flandrew Fleisenberg – percussion
    Joo Won Park - computer, toys
    Bonnie Kane – tenor sax, flute & electronics
3. An Open Session
October 6th, 2013 7:00 PM
1. Cheryl Pyle flute and Claire de Brunner bassoon
2. "Dan Lehner's Memory Field"  Dan Lehner – Trombone,    
      Nathan Hook – Saxophone Sammy Weissberg – Bass &
      Dan Kurfirst - Drums 
3.  An Open Session

September 29th 2013 7:00 PM
1. Misha Marks laterra Gibran Ardrade drums &
     B. Siwula alto sax
2. The Core Trio Seth Paynter-sax Joe Hertenstein – drums  
     Thomas Helton-bass Feat.:Robert Boston-piano 
3. An Open Session

Sept 22nd 2013 7:00 PM
1a. ReCall III B. Siwula solo clar. 1B. T Taylor Solo
2. John Dunlap ensemble: John Dunlap guitar,
     Joel Kruger tenor, Felix Del Tredici trombone/hose ,
     Dave Whitwell trombone/slide whistle and
     Chad Walther - tuba.
3. An Open Session

September 1,8,& 15 no shows

Aug 25th, 2013 7:00 PM
1.  ReWind II –
     Harvey Valdes (guitar) Blaise Siwula (reeds)

2. Grex www.grexsounds.com
    Karl Evangelista-guitar/vocals, Rei Scampavia- 
    keyboards/vocals, Robert Lopez-drums
3. An Open Session

Aug 18th   2013 7:00 PM
1. "People in the Pie" Crew: Adam Dym: Bass Clarinet, Guitar Damien Olsen: Keyboards, guitar Stephan Keneas: Drums & Aron Namewirth: Bass
2. "Mission:x" Vin Scialla drums, Brian Charette keyboard and Eric Schugren tenor sax.
3. An Open session
Aug 11th  2013 7:00 PM
1. Jeff Betten and “Western Pennsylvania”
2. Projection:Zero with Carsten Radtke guitar and
     Blaise Siwula reeds plus guests: David Scherr, John  
     Murchison and Stan Nishimura
3. An Open Session

Aug 4th 2013 7:00 PM

1. "Harmolodic Monk" Matt Lavelle alto clarinet,Trumpet
      and John Pietaro vibes
2.  An Open Session

July 28th 2013 7:00 PM
1. Jesse Dulman tuba and Ras Moshe reeds
2. Jorge Sylvester ACE Collective Featuring:
    Jorge Sylvester - Alto Saxophone and Compositions
    Nora McCarthy - Voice and Compositions
    Waldron Mahdi Ricks - Trumpet
    Pablo Vergara – Piano Donald Nicks - Electric 5 String   
    Bass guitar Kenny Grohowski - Drums and Cymbals
3. An Open Session

July 21st  2013 7:00 PM
1. Chester Arthur French and MetaSonic
2. Confluence:Rocco John Iacovone-reeds
    Jonathan Sea-Guitar, Philip Sirois- bass
    Paolo Lattanzi- drums
3. An Open Session

July 7th and 14th No Show Sorry….

June 30th 2013 7:00 PM
1. Jean-Brice Godet  and Mikko Innanen.
2. Anne Tobey Bassen Ens: Charles Ramsey and Yuuki Yoike
3. Bassentric... Jane. Grenier B. Poetry, and
     Albey Balgochian basses
4.  An Open Session


June 23rd, 2013 7:00 PM

1. Carlo Costa Quartet Jonathan Moritz - saxophones
Steve Swell - trombone Sean Ali - bass Carlo Costa - drums

2. Michael Kwong electric guitar, Constance Cooper improv

    vocals, and Anthony Cerretani painting

3. An Open Session


June 30th 2013 7:00 PM

1. Johnny Be Good and Mikko Innanen

2. Anne Tobey Bassen Ensemble

3. Bassentric... Jane. Grenier B. Poetry, and

    Albey Balgochian basses

4.  An Open Session


July 7th and 14th No Show Sorry….

July 21st  2013 7:00 PM

1. Chester Arthur French and MetaSonic

2. Confluence:Rocco John Iacovone-reeds

    Jonathan Sea-Guitar, Philip Sirois- bass

    Paolo Lattanzi- drums

3. An Open Session

 

July 28th 2013 7:00 PM

1. Jesse Dulman tuba and Jason Candler alto sax

2. Jorge Sylvester ACE Collective Featuring:

Jorge Sylvester - Alto Saxophone and Compositions
Nora McCarthy - Voice and Compositions
Waldron Mahdi Ricks - Trumpet
Pablo Vergara – Piano Donald Nicks - Electric 5 String Bass guitar Kenny Grohowski - Drums and Cymbals

3. An Open Session

 

Aug 4th 2013 7:00 PM

1. Michael Vallarelli solo piano

2. "Harmolodic Monk" Matt Lavelle alto clarinet,Trumpet
      and John Pietaro vibes

3. An Open Session

 

Aug 11th  2013 7:00 PM

1. Jeff Betten and “Western Pennsylvania”

2. Projection:Zero with Carsten Radtke guitar and

     Blaise Siwula reeds plus guests

3. An Open Session

 

Aug 18th   2013 7:00 PM

1. "People in the Pie" Crew: Ras Moshe: Horns, Flute

Adam Dym: Bass Clarinet, Guitar Damien Olsen: Keyboards, guitar Stephan Keneas: Drums & Aron Namewirth: Bass
2. Vin Scialla Ensemble
3. An Open Session


recent/past shows

June 16th 2013 7:00 PM

1. Evan Gallagher’s Really Big Ensemble: Alan Brady sop sax, Robyn Siwula alto sax, violin Ras Moshe tenor sax, flute, John McDonough trumpet Stan Nishimura trombone, Kevin Schmidt bass trombone Jesse Dulman tuba, Jay Rozen tuba, Sten Hosfalt eguitar, Anders Nilsson eguitar, Jochem van Dijk eBass, David Gould drs/perc, Michael Evans drs/perc Evan Gallagher cond/coord compos/Casio

2. Anders Nilsson guitar Francois Grillot bass and Jay Rosen drums

3. An Open Session

June 9th, 2013 7:00 PM

1. Michael Lytle & Han-earl Park

2. Craig Flanagin and Frank Marino

3. An Open Session

June 2, 2013 7:00 PM

1. The Red Microphone: John Pietaro vibes & percussion,    

     Rocco John Iacovone / Ras Moshe reeds and

     Nicolas Letman-Burtinovic bass

2. Jonas Tauber bass, Michael Evans drums and Blaise  

    Siwula reeds

3. Hans Tammen/Anders Nilsson guitars, Robert Dick flute   

    Jonas Tauber bass and Michael Evans drums

4. An Open Session

May 19th, 2013 No Show
May 26th, 2013 No Show

May 12th, 2013 7:00 PM
1. Brian Abbott - Biased Scientists

2. Luke Schwartz Ensemble- Luke Schwartz (guitar),
   Steven Leffue (sax) and Nick Podgurski (percussion)

3. John Sarantos - Native American Flutes and Blaise Siwula flute & gong
4. An Open Session

May 5th, 2013 7:00 PM
1. Max Alper solo voice

2. Flin van Hemmen solo drums
3. Nick Gianni - Bass Flute & Chizura Tanaka - Dance
4. An Open Session

April 28th, 2013 7:00 PM

1. Luis Nacht-sax, Patricio Carpossi-guitar

      Juan Pablo Arredondo-guitar & Mauricio Dawid-bass

2. D-istante3 Giancarlo Mazzu/Blaise Siwula/Luciano Troja

3. An open Session

April 21st, 2013 7:00 PM

1. Han-earl Park (guitar), Catherine Sikora (saxophones)   

     and Eric Lyon (piano).

2. Elliott Levin reeds, Marc Edwards drums

     with Gene Janas bass

3. An Open Session

April 14th 2013

The final night of the

Cadence Jazz Magazine East Coast Festival

1. Attention Screen: Liam Sillery--Trumpet

    Bob Reina--Piano, Chris Jones--Bass Mark Flynn—Drums.

2. Jack DeSalvo Group cello, mandola and guitar, Matt

    Lavelle on trumpet, flugelhorn and alto clarinet and 

    Tom Cabrera on frame drums and percussion.

3. David Haney piano  Blaise Siwula reeds

4.Open Set

April 7th 2013 7:00 PM

1. Cheryl Pyle flute and Nicolas Letman-Burtinovic bass

2. Bob Meyer (drums) Trio with Steven Frieder tenor sax    

     and  Luke Franco guitar

3. Sult (Oslo/San Francisco): percussion, contrabass,   

     acoustic guitar (including Jacob Felix Heule of Basshaters  

    and Ettrick)

4. An open Session

March 31st, 2013

1. Alejandro T. Acierto

2. Billy Stein guitar and Michael Moss reeds

3. An Open Sesssion


March 24th, 2013 No Show

March 17th 2013 7:00 PM

1. Joe Moffett trumpet, Ben Gerstein trombone,

     Sean Ali bass and Devin Gray  drums/percussion.

2. An Open Session

March 10th, 2013 7:00 PM

1. Zofteg Cuties Tim Barr Guitar, Cliff Ferdon Perc.Trumpet

2. An Open Session

March 3rd, 2013 7:00 PM

1. Damien Olsen: Guitar Synthesizer  Ras Moshe : Flute / Sax

    Adam Dym : Bass Clarinet / Sax  Aron Namenwirth : Bass

     Stephan Keneas: Drums

2. The Rocco John Trio with  Roco John Iacovone-saxes

     Dalius Naujo- Drums Dmitry Ishenko-Bass

3. An Open Session

 


Feb 24th 2013 7:00 PM
1. Jill Burton voice,
Jane Scar-pantoni cello & dancer  Claire Elizabeth Barratt
2. Blaise Siwula reeds Jonas Tauber bass &
Michael Evans drums
3.An Open Session

Feb 17th 2013 7:00 PM 
1. Emmanuelle Zagoria solo voice
2. Peter Knoll trio
3. An Open Session
Feb 10th, 2013  A COMA CARNIVAL Benefit Show for ABC NO-Rio 6:00 PM to 11:00 PM The Open Session will begin at 6:00 so if your not on the program and would like to play and support ABC No-Rio show up with your instrument


From 7:00 PM until 11:00 PM the following musicians will perform 1. Kali Z. & Daniel Carter 2. Diana Wayburn & Stan Nishimura 3. Jesse Dulman & Jason Candler  4. The Red Microphone: John Pietaro vibes & percussion, Nicolas Letman-Burtinovic bass with Rocco John Iacovone & Ras Moshe reeds 5. Cristian Amigo 6. Emm-anuelle Zagoria 7. Vin Scialla &  On Ka Davis 8. Peter Knoll 9. Josh Sinton & Erika Dagnino 10. Chris Welcome 11. Nick Gianni with Evolution 12. Dikko Faust with trombone painting 13. Cheryl Pyle, Nicolas Letman-Burtinovic & Daniel Carter 14. Claire de Brunner & Jochem Van Dijk 15. Stan Nishimura Rocco John Iacovone & Blaise Siwula 15. Evan Gallagher 16. Cecile Broche & Francois Grillot

Feb. 3rd, 2013 No Show

Jan 27th 2013 7:00 PM

1. Gian Luigi Diana: live electronics/sound manipulation

    Ben Gerstein: trombone & Mike Pride: drums/percussions

     With MORGAN O'HARA : pencils

2. The Red Microphone: John Pietaro vibes & percussion,     

     Nicolas Letman-Burtinovic bass with

     Rocco John Iacovone & Ras Moshe reeeds

3.  Luke Schwartz with "Quiet City" featurng Pat Muchmore - cello
     Sarah Mullins - percussion Steven Cohen - guitar & Luke Schwartz -guitar
4. An Open Session

Jan 20th 2013 7:00 PM

1. John Dunlop ensemble

2. Between the Lines - Blaise Siwula and Francois Grillot

3. Kitty Brazelton and Dafna Naphtali

4. An Open Session


Jan 13th 2013 7:00 PM
1. Michael Kwong guitar and Anthony Cerretani painting
2. Chemical Composition: John Cacciatore - Percussion
Constance Cooper - Piano/Keyboards  Tom Desisto – Guitar
3.  KO.NO.DA (Tokyo) trumpet & electronics
4. An Open Session


Jan 6th 2013 7:00 PM
1. Ratzo Harris and guests
2. Percussionist David Pleasant trio: an evening of
     Riddimic Harmony. The group explores the dense fractal  
     harmonies of Gullah-Geechee inspired music and motion.   
     Miles Griffith v., Nick Russo g. and On Davis g.
3. An Open Session


Dec. 30th, 2012 7:00 PM
1. Samuel Newsome solo soprano sax
2. Masahiko Kono (trombone) Stan Nishimura (trombone) Michael Evans drums
3. An Open Session


Dec 23rd 2012  7:00 PM an evening of soloists: Stan Nishimura, John Murchison, Stephen Gauci, Sten Hostfalt, David Pleasant, Constance Cooper, Blaise Siwula

Youtube videos from the performance
Dec. 16th 2012 No Show

Dec 9th, 2012 No Show

Dec. 2nd  2012 7:00 PM

1. Stairway to Nowhere, with Ras Moshe (reeds) Ken Kobayashi (drums) and Jochem van Dijk bass guitar

2. Eli Asher – trumpet Andrew Smiley - guitar

    Greg Chudzik – bass and Carlo Costa - drums

3. An Open Session

Nov. 25th 2012 7:00 PM

1. Jesse Dulman- tuba, Jason Candler- alto sax, electronics

2. COMMUN DISGRESSION – Keith Parker drums , Nicolas Letman-Burtinovic bass, Cheryl Pyle flute, Daniel Carter reeds and trumpet & Blaise Siwula reeds

3. An Open Session

Nov. 18th 2012 7:00 PM

1. Trust the Tomatoes; Dave Brahinsky trumpet, Rocco John Iacovone reeds, Jon Sea guitar, Mike Davis  bass, Keith Dorgan  drums
2.
Katie Bull: voice Ratzo B. Harris: bass Omar Tamez: guitar & kalimba 3. An Open Session


Nov. 11th 2012 7:00 PM

1. Flip City  - What started out as an independent record store in Toronto, circa 1989,  now becomes a New York-based jazz trio, featuring 'de-composed improvisations' 

by David Aaron (saxophones), with Will McEvoy (bass) and Kate Pittman (drums).

www.shortmemory.org

2. Brian Price tenor sax and Federico Ughi drums 

3. An Open Session

Nov. 4th, 2012 7:00 PM

1. Craig Flanagin, Matthew Choplick 

     Nick Demopoulis – Tom  Abbott - Joe Gallant - Sam Kulik 

2. Sean Ali bass and Jake Henry trumpet

3. An Open Session

Oct 28th, 2012 7:00 PM

1. Simone Weißenfels piano Jeremy Slater guitar/electronica Daniel Carter reeds/trumpet and Blaise Siwula reeds
2. Hurricane Sandy.....no trains.....

Oct 21st 2012 7:00 PM

1. Cheryl Pyle flute and Nicolas Letman-Burtinovic bass

    with  live painting by Anthony Cerretani

2. Jane Scarpantoni – cello (Kingston NY)

     Jill Burton – voice (Gainesville FL)

     Judy Dunaway – balloons (Boston MA)

3. An Open Session

 

Oct 14th NO SHOW
Oct   7th NO SHOW

Sept 30th  7:00 PM

1. Eyal Maoz guitar and Michael Lytle bass clarinet

2. '' Muzak John ,Houston,Tx* Exp./Noiz. Artist ''

     ''voice,fxs & casio sk1 ''

2. Evan Gallagher

3. An Open Session


Sept 23rd 2012 7:00 PM

1. Jonah Rosenberg piano & Aleks Karjaka bass clarinet

2. Herb Robertson (tpt), Bob Ackerman (reeds), Bob Hovey (tb),Jim Yanda (g), Chris Lough(b), and Jay Rosen(d).

3. An Open Session


Sept 16th 7:00 PM

1. Attention Screen: Liam Sillery--Trp  Bob Reina--Piano

     Chris Jones--Bass Mark Flynn--Drums.

2. Francois Grillot Ensemble

performs Bartok with improvisation –

Claire de Brunner bassoon, Brian Groder trumpet,

Blaise Siwula clarinet/alto sax and Francois Grillot bass

3. An Open Session



Sept 9th 2012 7:00 PM

1. A Small Dream In Red
     Nora McCarthy - Voice & Jorge Sylvester - Alto Saxophone
    "In The Language of Dreams"

2. Mossa Bildner voice Blaise Siwula reeds and

     Hill Greene bass with special guest Gian Luigi Diana laptop

3. An Open Session

Sept 2nd NO Show….

Aug 26th 2012 7:00 PM

1. Emmanuelle Zagoria solo voice

2. Michael Lytle bass cl & Evan Gallagher keyboard &    

     Weasel Walter percussion

3. An Open Session


Aug 19th  7:00 PM

1. José Valente (viola), Steven Lugerner (reeds) and

     Matt Whol (bass)

2. John Ehlis mandolin, Amalia Lopez Chueca cello and

     Eloisa Manera violin

3. An Open Session

 

Aug 12 7:00 PM

1. Barry Seroff guitar and

     Lindsey Edwards amplified  canvas  with

     Daniel Carter reeds & trumpet and Blaise Siwula reeds

2. Michael Evans, David Grollman & Andy Haas

3. mission:x 
feat  vin scialla-drums/perc,

eric schugren-tenor sax, leco reis-bass, lars potteiger-keys

4. An Open Session

 

Aug 5th 7:00 PM

This first set is open to all musicians who show up.

1. OPEN CLOCK IMPROVISATION

Alex Soreff will direct a group improvisation open to all participants to be guided by the second hand of a large wall clock and pie chart cuing diagram.

2. Stan Nishimura trombone, Rocco John Iacovone alto sax, Blaise Siwula saxophone 3. An Open Session



July 29th  7:00 PM

1.Tom Shad and Joe Gallant bass duet

2. Crime Scene – Carsten Radtke guitar Blaise Siwula reeds

     and Bob Meyer drums

3. An Open Session


July 22nd 2012 7:00 PM

1. The Restrictor- Angela Chambers: Flute , voice

    Adam Dym: Bass Clarinet, Alto Sax

    Damien Olsen: Piano and Guitars

    Kevin Rozza: Bass

    Anthony Delio: Drums

2. Ras Moshe sax and Shayna Dulberger bass

3. Andrew Weathers: Guitar,  Kyle miller - guitar and

     Erik Schoster – laptop

4. An Open Session