TRANSPARENT PRODUCTIONS PRESENTS....
2013/14 Series of Sunday Performances
at the Historic Bohemian Caverns
Avram Fefer and the Nuju
January 5, 2014
Fefer - reeds
Adam Lane - bass
Reut Regev - trombone
Igal Foni - drums
Fefer is a distinctive voice on the three major jazz
reeds, which he augments to include Bb and bass clarinet.
His chosen musical styles and approaches also include
West African, electro-acoustic and trip-hop, all informing
his sense of movement and swing. West-coast born, Fefer
has lived abroad in Sweden and Paris, followed by residences
in Pittsburg and Washington DC., and Seattle, Washington.
Fefer’s musical associations include Jack Gregg,
Bobby Few, Graham Haynes, Archie Shepp, Kirk Lightsey,
Oliver Johnson, John Betsch, Sunny Murray, Rasul Siddik,
Adam Rudolph's Organic Orchestra, the David Murray Big
Band, Butch Morris Orchestra, Joseph Bowie Big Band,
Mingus Big Band, and Frank Lacy's Vibe Tribe, and has
recorded with The Last Poets, and Archie Shepp, among
others. The Nuju Quartet is a modern jazz group with
influences from Charles Mingus, Ethiopian jazz, Ornette
Coleman, and Jimmy Giuffre, among others.
compositions are soulful and infectious, brimming with
lyricism, improvisation, and deep groove, while highlighting
their individual musicianship and uncanny group interplay.
Combining the dynamic two-horn front line of Avram Fefer
on saxes and Reut Regev on trombone with the powerful
rhythm team of Adam Lane and Igal Foni on bass and drums,
it is no accident that these four great friends tell
musical stories of uncommon emotional depth: Foni and
Regev are married, Fefer and Foni have been playing
together since meeting in Paris in 1992, and all four
have been playing together in New York and abroad since
1998. The members of The Nuju Quartet have each established
themselves as distinctive constituents of the modern
jazz scene. They play together in duos, trios, quartets,
and as part of larger ensembles, including the highly
praised Adam Lane Full Throttle Orchestra. They bring
out the best in each other, resulting in powerful and
original music that leaves their listener’s visibly
moved. As their international audiences can tell you---
“Nuju is definitely good for your Mojo!!”
O H E M I A N___C A V E R
"DC’s premier jazz club...a venue of national
11th Street, NW Wash DC 20001
$15 advance/$20 at the door/Advance
A full night of music!!! – Two Sets at 7PM
& 8:30 PM
...presenting the best in creative improvised music since
100% of the proceeds go to the artists
Sunday, February 2nd, 2014 – Black February
A special screening of "Black February: Music is an Open
A film on the life and music of cornetist and conductor
Lawrence Douglas "Butch" Morris
At The Takoma Park Community Center
entire 2013/14 calendar here.
you, Zinnia !
Fall '13/Spring '14 season is dedicated
to Zinnia Maravell, Transparent Production's very
gracious patron saint of artist housing.