NEW MASSES NIGHTS 

NEW MASSES NIGHTS began life as a monthly NYC performance series at Henry Winston Unity Hall in the Chelsea section of Manhattan. Currently, New Masses Nights is intermittently presenting shows in a variety of sites in NYC and beyond. Each edition features the unique heritage of liberation arts rooted in the struggle for progressive change. A revolution in jazz, word and song This series is inspired by the cultural/political magazine of the 1920s-40s, "New Masses” which published such legendary writers…

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NEW MASSES MEDIA RELATIONS 

...a voice for radical creative artists. New Masses crafts insightful public relations campaigns for Free Jazz partisans, avant ensembles, provocative playwrights, experimental composers, revolutionary writers, rad balladeers, outspoken actors, dissident dancers, inciting filmmakers and a myriad of others whose creativity is as daring as their statement. Revolutionary politics a plus NEW MASSES MEDIA RELATIONS was founded by writer, musician and cultural organizer John Pietaro as a voice for radical…

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JOHN BLEVINS MATTERHORN 

Trumpeter John Blevins’ 21st Century Fusion Soars With New Album, Tour Young lion of the new jazz strata, John Blevins, will lead his ensemble, Matterhorn, on a Midwestern tour celebrating the band’s eponymous CD and LP release on pfMENTUM records. The music reflects both the jazz-rock experiments of the late 1960s and an undeniable urgency of New York right now. Strains of electric Miles if not the Electric Flag are present within Matterhorn’s daring soundscape. But then there is something other. John…

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OCTOBER JAZZ REVOLUTION 2015 

Press Contact: NEW MASSES MEDIA RELATIONS (646) 599-0060 NewMassesMedia@gmail.com Brooklyn, NY: October Jazz Revolution Fetes Avant Sounds in Revolutionary Context -FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE- Multi-reedist Ras Moshe Burnett’s production organization Music Now! presents an evening of multi-disciplinary radical arts on Thursday October 15 in Brooklyn’s Commons. The October Jazz Revolution honors the rich heritage of Free Jazz as well as the 98th anniversary of the October Revolution. The event will…

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12 HOUSES 

THE 12 HOUSES LIBERATE THE BIG BAND WITH RECORD RELEASE EVENT "SOLIDARITY" by Matt Lavelle's 12 Houses Orchestra debuts on September 13. This is not your father's big band See and hear the 12 Houses bold brand of free jazz conquer contemporary composition at their CD-release event: it all happens at ShapeShifter Lab, Brooklyn NY, 9/13, 7PM. The band includes special guest soloist Art Baron and features Charles Waters, Lee Odom, Ras Miguel, Stefanie Griffin, Mary Cherney, Claire De Brunner, Anais…

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VELOCITY TRIO 

Press contact: New Masses Media Relations John Pietaro (646) 599-0060 NewMassesMedia@gmail.com VELOCITY DUO -FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE- New York, NY: THE VELOCITY DUO FETE UPCOMING BERLIN PERFORMANCES WITH BROOKLYN SEND-OFF BASH Vocalist Lauren Lee and bassist Charley Sabatino, the Velocity Duo, will engage in a performance and celebration at Brooklyn’s ShapeShifter Lab on July 23 in anticipation of their August European tour. The pair are set to arrive in Berlin next month with…

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John Pietaro now writing for "NYC Jazz Record"! 

I am pleased to be named as a Contributing Writer with this esteemed publication, our city's jazz and new music guidepost. Greatly looking forward to much collaborative work with the Record's editors. jp

STEVE COHN 

Press contact: New Masses Media Relations John Pietaro (646) 599-0060 NewMassesMedia@gmail.com -FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE- STEVE COHN Solo Piano “ANSPRUCHSVOLL” New York, NY: Unseen Rain Records presents a rare, intimate view into the expansive musical world of pianist and composer Steve Cohn. Anspruchsvoll is Cohn’s new solo piano release, marking a unique path in his lengthy catalog of 25 ensemble albums over 32 years. This album, his seventh for the Unseen Rain label, stands out…

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FULMINATE TRIO 

Press contact: New Masses Media Relations John Pietaro (646) 599-0060 NewMassesMedia@gmail.com www.DissidentArts.com -FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE- TheFulminate Trio - “Triangulation” New York, NY: Downtown All-Star Ensemble Sports Cutting-Edge Album The NYC downtown sound comes full circle and is re-founded with the Unseen Rain Records release of “Triangulation” by The Fulminate Trio. The ensemble unites the strongest improvisational talents in this creative music which bridges free jazz to…

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SUMARI (Unseen Rain Records) 

New Masses Media Relations Promotional campaigns for creative artists on the Left and in the Underground John Pietaro (646) 599-0060 – newmassesmedia@gmail.com Introducing SUMARI Matt Lavelle - trumpet, cornet, flugelhorn, pocket trumpet, alto clarinet; Jack DeSalvo - cello, mandola, guitars, banjos; Tom Cabrera - dumbeq, rik, frame drums, bass drum, percussion. -Sumari = a Federation of Consciousness- Other-world art music.…

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