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Xenga + Zach Rowden

Doors 730pm | Show 8pm | $6-$10 | RSVP

Black Iris is excited to be welcoming Xenga to the Tiny Bar this Saturday, July 15th.   Years of collaboration between Jarrett Gilgore (reeds) & Ian McColm (drums) generate a constant reassessment of the classic free-jazz duo of sax and drums.  Xenga takes this porous form and introduces a wide range of influences ranging from heavy metal to North African trance music.  Gilgore and McColm strive to contribute new sounds and structures to the creative music canon using a variety of techniques developed over years of experimentation. 

Stalwarts of the Baltimore-Washington improvised music scene, Gilgore & McColm have performed and collaborated with an array of international talent including Dave Rempis, Paul Giallorenzo, Jaimie Branch, and Washington DC’s own, Luke Stewart.

Joining Xenga on this tour is Zach Rowden. A New Haven-based musician, Rowden deals with the acoustic and performative possibilities of the electric and upright basses. His collaborators and associations include: Iancu Dumitrescu & Ana-Maria Avram (Hyperion Ensemble soloist/member), Michael Foster’s The Ghost, Robert Black, Chris Cretella, Matt Sargent, Leila Bordreuil, Lindsey Vickery, Charmaine Lee, Gus Caldwell, and Sean Ali.

Although a new collaboration, Xenga + Zach Rowden is born out of a wealth of improvisational experience and the hearty spirit of young friends creating new music every night from the air around us all.

Earlier Event: May 24
Ravish Momin | Hibachi Sequence