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Music & Events at 440 Gallery

Me, Myself & Eye Sunday, January 3, 2016 at 4:40pm Brian Drye – Trombone

Trombonist and pianist Brian Drye leads the group Bizingas whose debut album was hailed as “one of the best introductions to a new band” by The New York Times. As a founding member of the eclectic chamber ensemble “The Four Bags”, his compositions have premiered at Lincoln Center, Symphony Space and BAM. Brian has lent his unique trombone voice to groups as diverse as balkan brass juggernauts Slavic Soul Party and Frank London’s Klezmer Brass Allstars.

He has performed and recorded on both piano and trombone with Tony award winner Stew from Stew and the Negro Problem. Brian has performed with Billy Martin, Steven Bernstein, Clark Terry, The Wood Brothers, Andrew D’Angelo, Kirk Knuffke, Shane Endsley, Ches Smith, Oscar Noriega, Marcus Rojas and Mark Helias. Brian spent his formative years touring the nation with The Tommy Dorsey Orchestra, Paul Anka and The Four Tops.

In 2008 Brian created Ibeam Brooklyn, a performance space and home for creative music in Brooklyn, NY. Brian is a teaching artist for Carnegie Hall and has worked as a coach and mentor for music educators throughout New York City.

Me. Myself & Eye is a series of mostly solo concerts, curated by Michel Gentile, on the first Sunday of every Month at 440 Gallery. Suggested donation $5

Connection Works is an artist-run non-profit organization (501c3) that engages the Brooklyn community with world-class jazz performances and educational events. Our programs promote and facilitate new work by established and up-and-coming artists alike. We provide a forum that supports the astonishing number of brilliant artists in our borough. We at Connection Works believe in and encourage the practice of creativity as a means to nourish the mind, body, and spirit.

Artists & Juror Talk Sunday January 10, 2pm

Join Small Works Show juror Amy Williams and participating artists Christina Baril, Ashley Thompson and Meghan Willis for a panel discussion about art, process and materials.