Join us for Cleveland Uncommon Sound Project’s winter fundraiser:
Warm up with an evening of hot new music, tasty drinks and a cozy atmosphere!
For one night only, the Bop Stop will be serving “Ferney’s Brow,” a special hot toddy of the new music variety!
Doors open at 7 for a meet-and-greet with the performers and the CUSP team (Noa Even, Sophie Benn, Stephen Klunk, and Gabe Pollack)
Enjoy performances by local saxophone duo Ogni Suono Saxophone Duo (Noa Even and Phil Pierick) and Nick Zoulek, Saxophonist coming to us from Bowling Green, OH. Learn more about CUSP’s mission and upcoming new music festival, Re:Sound, as founding members converse with Mike Telin of ClevelandClassical.com.
We’ll finish off the evening with a late-night free improv jam session at 10pm, so bring your instrument and play with us! (The session is free; donations are greatly appreciated.)
You’ll also have a chance to win sweet prizes by participating in our raffle! Giveaways include Bop Stop tickets, Re:Sound tickets, and Ogni Suono swag.
Tickets are $15
Visit uncommonsoundCLE.com to learn more about CUSP and our upcoming festival!
About the music:
Cleveland-based Ogni Suono presents SaxoVoce, a long-term project exploring the wide-ranging musical, dramatic, and theatrical possibilities inherent in the synthesis of saxophone and voice. From storytelling to nonsensical shouts, each composer of this evening’s program uniquely integrates the human voice.
Dave Reminick | Walking After Midnight (2017)
Kate Soper | Ototoi (2015)
Erin Rogers | Clamor (2016)
Formed by saxophonists Noa Even and Phil Pierick in 2009, Ogni Suono is committed to expanding and promoting repertoire for saxophone duo by collaborating with composers and performing new works. They have toured Europe, Southeast Asia, and the United States offering performances, master classes, clinics, and outreach programs.
Praised as “beautiful harmonies singing in contrast to mysterious knockings and hums, and finally to ungodly, soul-shattering blasts” (Shepherd Express), Nick Zoulek harnesses the sound of bass, tenor, and alto saxophone in this special preview of his upcoming project, _Enter|Branch_
"...Mr. Zoulek’s performance, on saxophones in every range, is stunningly virtuosic, whatever the genre." (The Wall Street Journal). A modern saxophonist of «pure mindfulness and talent,» (PopMatters), Nick's focus on performance, collaboration, new media, and improvisation, has led to a diverse portfolio of distinctive artistic ventures, performing across France, the United Kingdom, Canada, and the United States. Nick’s music can be heard on Rushing Past Willow (INNOVA Records), which fuses all of facets of his work through self-composed pieces for alto, tenor, and bass saxophone. For more information, please visit nickzoulek.com.