Sunday, September 20, 2015

Tigertail Productions Season Begins with MARC RIBOT Sept 25, 2015 in Miami

Tigertail's Marc Ribot Concert -
#1 Jazz pick of the season 
by Fernando Gonzalez in 
The Miami Herald's "Season of the Arts"

Ex-Tom Waits, ex-Lounge Lizards, frequent collaborator with John Zorn, and just plain excellent guitarist, Marc Ribot's music ranges from rock with his band Ceramic Dog, and jazz to Cuban son with his band Los Cubanos Postizos. For this concert, he will be playing solo. In doing so, he will join the long string of guitar heros that Tigertail Productions has presented over the years, from Bill Frisell and James Blood Ulmer to Baden Powell and Adrien Moignard.

Friday, September 25, 2015
8:30 pm

$20 students/artists/senior (65 +) with I.D. 
$25 general admission
$50 VIP ticket, table seating, priority entrance

Miami Dade County Auditorium
On Stage Black Box
2901 West Flagler Street
Miami, FL 33125

Marc has released over 20 albums under his own name over a 30-year career, exploring everything from the pioneering jazz of Albert Ayler to the Cuban son of Arsenio Rodríguez. His 2010 solo release Silent Movies has been described as a "down-in-mouth-near masterpiece" by the Village Voice and has landed on several Best of 2010 lists including the LA Times and critical praise across the board. 2013 saw the release of Your Turn, the sophomore effort from Ribot’s post-rock/noise trio Ceramic Dog, and 2014 saw the monumental release: Marc Ribot Trio Live at the Village Vanguard, documenting Marc's first headline and the return of Henry Grimes at the historical venue in 2012 already included on Best of 2014 lists including Downbeat Magazine and NPR's 50 Favorites.

Rolling Stone points out that "Guitarist Marc Ribot helped Tom Waits refine a new, weird Americana on 1985's Rain Dogs, and since then he's become the go-to guitar guy for all kinds of roots-music adventurers: Robert Plant and Alison Krauss, Elvis Costello, John Mellencamp.” Additional recording credits include Neko Case, Diana Krall, Elton John/Leon Russell’s The Union, Solomon Burke, John Lurie’s Lounge Lizards, Marianne Faithful, Joe Henry, Allen Toussaint, Medeski Martin & Wood, Caetano Veloso, Susana Baca, Allen Ginsburg, Madeline Peyroux, Nora Jones, Jolie Holland, Akiko Yano, The Black Keys, and many others. Marc works regularly with Grammy award winning producer T Bone Burnett and NY composer John Zorn. He has also composed and performed on numerous film scores such as "Walk The Line” (Mangold), "The Kids Are All Right," and "The Departed" (Scorcese).

"... majestic, mysterious, rooted to the moment but also tapping into a deeper current... a rough astonishment, restless and altogether riveting."
– The New York Times

"... he can sit down with just his guitar and simultaneously confound you with technique, beauty, and surprise."
  – John Garratt and Will Layman, PopMatters Picks: The Best Music of 2010 for the album Silent Movies

See more about Marc Ribot on his website:

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Tigertail will present a full season of music, dance and spoken word events to mark its 36th year of cultural work in Miami. In its 36 years, Tigertail has commissioned and presented more than 550 artists in dance, music, theater, film and video, as well as the visual and literary arts. The 36th season will begin with two music concerts and Tigertail's annual fundraising party. It will climax in the month April with a festival called WATER. The Tigertail's teen spoken word team, WordSpeak, will close the season. (See the full schedule, with venues and times below.)

The season will begin on Friday, September 25 with a solo concert by guitarist Marc Ribot in the intimate setting of the Miami-Dade County Auditorium On.Stage Black Box. Ex-Tom Waits, ex-Lounge Lizards, frequent collaborator with John Zorn, Marc Ribot's music ranges from rock (with his post-punk noise rock band Ceramic Dog) and jazz, to Cuban son with his band Los Cubanos Postizos (which includes Miami-based drummer Horacio "El Negro" Hernandez). His six very diverse solo albums, played on both acoustic and electric guitars, range from film scores, to covers of well-known composers, to his own compositions. His live solo performances are enthralling events which may draw on all of these or none.

Then on Saturday, October 17, Tigertail's annual fundraising party, A Run for Your Money, will be held at the beautiful and historic Hialeah Race Track and Park. The event will take place in the track's Turf Club and Directors Room. Guests are invited to come as a racing tout, jockey, horse or just come to enjoy the evening in their favorite party attire. Hialeah Race Track, hailed as one of the world's most beautiful tracks, opened in 1922 and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The party will begin at 6:00pm while it is still daylight so guests can enjoy the view of the large flamingo population that has made the track their home for many years.

The Hawaiian ukulele phenomenon Jake Shimabukuro comes to the Miami-Dade County Auditorium on Saturday, November 14. In his young career, Jake Shimabukuro has already redefined his instrument, been declared a musical "hero" by Rolling Stone, wowed audiences on TV (Jimmy Kimmel, Conan), earned comparisons to Jimi Hendrix and Miles Davis, and even played in front of the Queen of England. Jake's performance incorporates elements of thoughtful, sophisticated arrangements to spontaneous, improvised passages. His career skyrocketed in 2006 when a cover of "While My Guitar Gently Weeps" went viral on YouTube with more than 13 million views.

As it has for many years, Tigertail's WordSpeak teen spoken word team will launch their annual book of poems on the first Friday following Christmas, December 30, at Books & Books in Coral Gables. The teens will perform poems that were praised by their peers at the Brave New Voices festival in Atlanta this past July.
In its third year, ScreenDance Miami will take place from January 21 to 24. The festival highlights Miami-based choreographers, movers and filmmakers who are working with dance on camera. ScreenDance Miami is comprised of screenings, panel discussions, workshops and site-specific installations. The festival events will be held at Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM), Miami Beach Cinematheque and Mana Wynwood. The January 21 opening event at PAMM will consist of films from Amsterdam's Cinedans, considered the world's premiere festival of screendance.

In February, two residencies by noted spoken word artists will benefit teens in Miami-Dade County high schools with workshops, performances and spoken word slams. From February 1 to 6, Andrea Assaf returns for a 2nd year to head up SpeakOut, Tigertail's LGBTQ spoken word program. Then from February 22 to 27, the WordSpeak program will be led by Houston-based poet Emanuelee "Outspoken" Bean. Each of these artists will perform at The Betsy Hotel, where they will be in residence in the hotel's Writer's Room – Assaf on February 5, Outspoken Bean on the 26th.

Tigertail's WATER festival takes off just prior to April 1 and runs for the entire month. WATER is a month filled with site-specific events and new performance throughout Miami at theaters and un-expected locations. This element – vital for all forms of life, 71% of Earth's surface – gives and takes, creating regeneration and tragedy – tsunamis, hurricanes, droughts and floods, too much or too little. Events in WATER dismantle labels and provide opportunities for audiences and Miami artists of all media to explore a dialogue between artist and participant. 

Below are the featured events among the many to take place during the festival:

During the week of March 28 through April 2, dancer Eiko Otake performs her site-specific solo A Body in Places in locations at Vizcaya Museum & Gardens and Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM). Eiko's solo debut of A Body in Places began through research in 2014 at Fukushima, Japan, the tsunami- and nuclear-inflicted site. Since 1972, Japanese-born choreographer/dancers Eiko & Koma have created a world-wide reputation for their unique and riveting theater of movement out of stillness, shape, light and sound.

As part of the Miami River Commission's 20th annual River Day on Saturday, April 2 at Jose Marti Park, Tigertail will help bring focus to the Miami River and the need to improve and keep our river clean and viable. Tigertail events will include workshops on water, a presentation given by Miccosukee Native Houston Cypress of the Otter clan and a performance of Handel's "Water Music" by musicians on a boat traveling up and down the river.

In a shared evening program at Miami-Dade County Auditorium On.Stage Black Box on Friday & Saturday, April 15 & 16, dancer/choreographer Lazaro Godoy performs his Tigertail-commissioned solo, Medaka. Musician and NYC instrument maker Miguel Frasconi performs on WATER-based glass instruments. In Medaka, Lazaro is referencing the Japanese Rice Fish, renowned for its beauty, color, and resilience. Miguel Frasconi has worked closely with composers John Cage, Jon Hassell, James Tenney, Morton Subotnick, and has collaborated with many choreographers, including Alonzo King and modern dance pioneer Anna Halprin.
The WATER festival closes on Friday & Saturday, April 29 & 30 Miami-Dade County Auditorium On.Stage Black Box with Covalent Bond. In this Tigertail-commissioned work, composer/performer Fast Forward and media artist Barron Sherer connect with music and film, just as oxygen and hydrogen atoms connect with a covalent bond to form WATER. In addition to his solo concerts, New York City-based British-born Fast Forward has produced music and musical events for artists and organizations around the world. He toured extensively as a guest composer and musician for the Merce Cunningham Dance Company. As a film archivist and preservationist, Barron Sherer has researched thousands of moving images for award-winning productions including Academy Award nominated films, and recently founded Obsolete Media with artist Kevin Arrow.

Tigertail’s 36th season ends with several public readings by the teens from Tigertail’s WordSpeak team, who will be heading off to the Brave New Voices spoken word festival in Washington, D.C. next July. The dates and venues of the readings will be announced in the spring of 2016.

Season partners and supporters for our 36th season include: Aquarius Press; ArtBurst; The Betsy Hotel; Books & Books; Bresaro Suites; The Children's Trust; Cinedans, City of Coral Gables Cultural Arts Program; City of Miami Beach Cultural Affairs Program, Cultural Arts Council; Consulate General of the Netherlands; Consulate General of Japan; E.S. Moore Family Foundation; Florida Humanities Council; The Galler Group; Greater Miami Convention and Visitors Bureau; Hialeah Park & Racetrack; Inkub8; John S. & James L. Knight Foundation; Love the Everglades; Mad Studios; Mana Wynwood; MiamiArtZine; Miami Beach Botanical Garden; Miami Beach Cinematheque; Miami-Dade County Auditorium On.Stage Black Box; Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Mayor and Board of County Commissioners; Miami-Dade County Public Library; Miami-Dade County Public Schools; The Miami Foundation; Miami River Commission, National LGBTQ Task Force; National Performance Network (NPN) Performance Residency Program; National Endowment for the Arts; Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM); PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP; Pridelines; Publix Super Markets Charities; Safe Schools South Florida; The Law Office of Linda M. Smith; South Arts; State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture; Vizcaya Museum and Gardens; WDNA & WLRN FM; Wells Fargo; William J. and Isobel G. Clarke Foundation and our many private supporters.

Tigertail's 2015/16 Season Schedule of Events
WHO: Marc Ribot
WHAT: Solo Guitar Concert
LOCATION: Miami-Dade County Auditorium On.Stage Black Box, 2901 W. Flagler, Miami, FL 33135
WHEN: Friday, September 25, 2015, 8:30pm
TICKETS: $50/$35/$25; buy online, or call 305 324 4337

WHAT: Tigertail Annual Special Event & Silent Auction, A Run for Your Money
An outrageous evening of fun & fundraising with silent auction of visual art 
LOCATION: Hialeah Race Track and Park Turf Club and Directors Room, 2200 E 4th Avenue, Hialeah
WHEN: Saturday, October 17, 2015, 6:00-10:00pm
TICKETS: Buy online, or call 305 324 4337
Ticket for one $130, two $250, four $450

WHO: Jake Shimabukuro
WHAT: Solo Ukulele Concert
LOCATION: Miami-Dade County Auditorium, 2901 W. Flagler, Miami, FL 33135
WHEN: Saturday, November 14, 2015, 8:30pm
TICKETS: $50/$35/$25; buy online, or call 305 324 4337

WHAT: Spoken Word Teen Performances
Book Launch and Reading from WordSpeak 2015 book
LOCATION: Books & Books, 265 Aragon Avenue, Coral Gables, FL 33134
WHEN: Friday, December 30, 2015, 8:00 pm

WHAT: ScreenDance Miami
LOCATION: Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM), 1103 Biscayne Blvd., Miami
Miami; Miami Beach Cinematheque, 1130 Washington Ave., Miami Beach
Mana Wynwood, 318 NW 23rd St., Miami
WHEN: Thursday-Sunday, January 21-24, 2016 – full schedule to be released in the fall
TICKETS: At the door on the night of screening

WHO: Andrea Assaf, Spoken Word Poet
WHAT: SpeakOut, LGBTQ teen spoken word project including workshops, slams and performances, and a week residency. Assaf's SpeakOut residency is February 1-5, 2016.
LOCATION: Artist Public Reading/Performance, Friday, February 5, 2016, 8pm, The Betsy Hotel
Teen Slam, Thursday, February 4, 2016, 6pm, Miami Beach Botanical Garden

WHO: Outspoken Bean, Spoken Word Poet
WHAT: WordSpeak, teen spoken word project including workshops, slams and performances, and a week residency by Emanuelee "Outspoken" Bean, a poet, writer and educator. Bean's WordSpeak residency is February 22-26, 2016.
LOCATION: Artist Public Reading/Performance, February 26, 2016, 8pm, The Betsy Hotel
Teen Slam, Thursday, February 25, 2016, 6pm, Miami Beach Botanical Garden

April, 2016, WATER festival, various locations, dates and times:

WHO: Eiko Otake 
WHAT: A Body in Places – Solo, Site-specific Dance (WATER Event) 
LOCATION: Vizcaya Museum & Gardens, 3251 South Miami Ave., Miami, and
Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM), 1103 Biscayne Blvd., Miami
WHEN: Monday, March 28 through Saturday, April 2, 2016 – specific sites and times TBA 
TICKETS: Free, with museum admission 

WHAT: Miami River Day (WATER Events)
LOCATION: Jose Marti Park, 351 SW 4th Street, Miami, FL – on the Miami River
WHEN: Saturday, April 2, 2016, 1:00 to 6:00pm. Specific Tigertail event schedule TBA

WHO: Lazaro Godoy, dancer / Miguel Frasconi, musician
WHAT: Musical performance followed by solo dance performance of Medaka (WATER Event)
LOCATION: Miami-Dade County Auditorium On.Stage Black Box, 2901 W. Flagler, Miami, FL 33135
WHEN: Friday & Saturday, April 15 & 16, 2016, 8:30pm
TICKETS: $50/$25/$20; Buy online, or call 305 324 4337

WHO: Fast Forward and Barron Sherer
WHAT: Covalent Bond – Music / Film collaboration (WATER Event)
LOCATION: Miami-Dade County Auditorium On.Stage Black Box, 2901 W. Flagler, Miami, FL 33135
WHEN: Friday & Saturday, April 29 & 30, 2016, 8:30pm
TICKETS: $50/$25/$20; Buy online, or call 305 324 4337

WHO: Tigertail's WordSpeak team
WHAT: Public readings
WHEN: June, 2016

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