2016

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:: January 16, 2016
ECM Winter Jazz Fest Showcase
Theo Bleckmann – elegy
with
Shai Maestro – piano
Chris Tordini – bass

John Hollenbeck – drums
feat. Ben Monder – guitar

Tishman Auditorium, New School – 7:30PM – one set

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:: February 11-12, 2016
Facing North Duets with Meredith Monk
with Kathryn Posin Dance Company

Kaufman Concert Hall,
92nd Street Y,
1395 Lexington Avenue
[tickets]

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:: March 8, 2016
Book of Days
w/Bob Ostertag (comp/comp) 

Teatro Colon
Buenos Aires, Argentina

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:: March 10-17, 2016

“A Clear Midnight” – Kurt Weill and America
w/ Julia Hülsmann Quartet
March 10: Paris – Goethe Institute
March 12: Düsseldorf, Spot on Jazz Festival
March 14: Kiel, Kulturforum
March 16: Berlin, A-Trane
March 17: Neubrandenburg, Jazzfrühling, Konzert

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:: April 07, 2016
concert with composer Jacob Cooper
West Chester University New Music Series
West Chester, PA 8:15PM

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:: April 09-10, 2016
Theo Bleckmann & Ben Monder DUO
concert: April 09
workshop: April 10
Western MI University, MI

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:: April 12, 2016
Theo Bleckmann & Ben Monder DUO
Willamette University, OR

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:: April 19, 2016
21c LIEDERABEND OF LA
w/ the LA PHILHARMONIC
premiering a new work by Jacob Cooper
Disney Hall, Los Angeles, CA
[tickets]

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:: April 24+25, 2016

Meredith Monk & Vocal Ensemble
The Arts Center at NYU Abu Dhabi
Abu Dhabi, UAE

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:: April 28, 2016
Bob Ostertag’s Book of Hours
Bob Ostertag (composition/laptop)
Theo Bleckmann (voice)
Audry Chen (voice)
Phil Minton (voice)
Studio Alta
Prague, Czech Republic

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:: April 30, 2016
Rhapsody in Blue, the music of George Gershwin
w/ Uri Caine Ensemble
Bologna Festival
Bologna, Italy

 

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:: May 5, 2016
Richard Wagner and George Gershwin
w/Uri Caine: piano
Neue Galerie, New York

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:: June 9, 2016
world premiere of “Final Answer”
commissioned by the San Francisco Girls Chorus

Rose Theatre, 7PM
Lincoln Center, NYC
[tickets]

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:: June 12, 2016
songs for voice, loops and toys
Noguchi Museum
Long Island City, NY
3PM

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:: July 16, 2016
Theo Bleckmann & Shai Maestro DUO
Jazz Gallery, NYC
7:30pm + 9:30pm
[tickets]

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:: July 22, 2016
“plain songs”
Theo Bleckmann & Stefano Battaglia (pno)
Vernasca, Italy
[venue]

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:: July 26-31, 2016
Siena Jazz workshop
Siena, Italy
[Siena Jazz]

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:: August 8-13, 2016
6th ANNUAL VOCAL INTENSIVE
SOLD OUT – waiting list only

Berkeley, CA
California Jazz Conservatory
A weeklong program designed to help singers define, create and perform in a distinctive and authentic style. Jazz singing is like a tree that can grow branches in many genres; with roots firmly grounded, this unique intensive emphasizes the technical, creative and spiritual aspects of singing and serves as a catalyst for artistic growth no matter where your path leads. The performance on Saturday, August 13 is open to the public and takes place in Hardymon Hall at the California Jazz Conservatory.
Limit: 10 students: open to intermediate to advanced singers.
Contact: laurie@cjc.edu
>>> Apply early – this has been selling out each year

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:: Sept 24, 2016
Dee Dee Bridgewater presents: Songs We Love
led by music director/drummer Ulysses Owens, Jr.; w/ Theo Bleckmann and Alicia Olatuja
featuring the works of Nina Simone, Abbey Lincoln, Carmen McRae, and more
[tickets]

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:: October 3-4, 2016
workshop at McGill University,
Montreal, Canada
[info]

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:: October 4, 2016
concert at McGill University,
Theo Bleckmann, jazz voice (Catherine Thornhill Steele Visiting Artist)
John Hollenbeck, drums
McGill Jazz Choir
Tanna Schulich Hall
527 Sherbrooke St. West
Montreal, QC
Montreal, Canada
[concert]

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:: October 15, 2016
Theo Bleckmann & Ben Monder Duo

Sat., Oct 15: Vijandi, Estonia
Sun, Oct 16: Sunset, Paris/France
Mon, Oct 17: JazzCampus,Basel/Switzerland
Tues, Oct 18: JazzCampus,Basel/Switzerland
Wed,Oct 19: A-Trane Berlin, Germany
Thurs,Oct 20: Padova Jazz Club, Padova/Italy
Friday, October: tba, Italy
Sat, Oct 22: Jazz Club Ferrara, Ferrara/Italy
Tues, Oct 25: Zürich, Switzerland

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:: Oct  28-31, 2016
w/ Julia Hülsmann Tio feat Ben Monder
Oct 28: Langenau, Pfleghofsaal
(Trio plus Theo Bleckmann, Ben Monder)
Oct 29: Frankfurt, Deutsches Jazzfestival
(Trio plus Theo Bleckmann, Ben Monder)
Oct 30: Würzburg, Jazzfestival
(Trio plus Theo Bleckmann)

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:: Nov 4, 2016
All Souls in the Dark
with Shai Maestro (pno)

Vocalist Theo Bleckmann and pianist Shai Maestro are performing “All Souls in the Dark”: turn off your cell phones, lay down, close your eyes and immerse yourself in the sounds, melodies and landscapes of these two master musicians in complete darkness. This is a refuge from the hectic and overstimulation we live in daily; a musical meditation of sorts. Pillows will be provided
7PM
National Sawdust, Brooklyn NY

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:: Dec 8, 2016
Mirror Songs, by Timo Andres
and more works by Chris Cerrone a.o.
National Sawdust, Brooklyn NY

 

photo by Jörg Grosse Geldermann / next/berlin
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