2018

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:: March 24, 2018
Uri Caine Ensemble plays Gershwin
Uri Caine, pianom arrangements
Joyce Hammann, violin
Mark Helias, doublebass
Jim Black, drums
Ralph Alessi, trumpet
Chris Speed, saxophones
Theo Bleckmann, voice
Madrid, Spain

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:: April 06, 2018
Ulysses Owen’s
Songs of Freedom

Univ of Chicago
Chicago IL

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:: April 18, 2018
Ulysses Owen’s
Songs of Freedom

Stanford Live
Stanford CA

 

2017


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:: Jan 6, 2017
9:40pm
Songs of Freedom w/ Dee Dee Bridgewater, Theo Bleckmann, Alicia Olatuja and
Music Director Ulysses Owens Jr
New School Tishman Auditorium
63 Fifth Avenue NYC
[tickets]

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:: ECM CD RELEASE “ELEGY”  JANUARY 27

2512 X

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:: Feb 4, 2017
in concert with Uri Caine (pno)
Swarthmore College

Lang Concert Hall
500 College Ave, Swarthmore, PA  19081
[info]

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:: Feb 7, 2017

“ELEGY” ECM CD release performance
Theo Bleckmann – elegy
with
Shai Maestro – piano
Chris Tordini – bass
John Hollenbeck – drums
feat. Ben Monder – guitar

JAZZ STANDARD, NYC
[info]

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:: Feb 9-17, 2017
“ELEGY” ECM CD release  Mid/West Coast Tour
Theo Bleckmann – elegy
with
Shai Maestro – piano
Jorge Roeder – bass
John Hollenbeck – drums
feat. Ben Monder – guitar

:: Feb 9  Kuumbwa Jazz
:: Feb 10  Arcata, CA

:: Feb  11-12 Dazzle Jazz Club, Denver CO
:: Feb  13 The Broad Stage, Los Angeles
:: Feb  14-15 workshop in vocal looping & processing at the California Jazz Conservatory Berkeley, CA
:: Feb  18  solo performance, Trouble Coffee, 2PM, Oakland, CA

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:: Feb 23, 2017
guest appearance at a Baby Dee Tribute concert curated by Sxip Shirey
National Sawdust, NY

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:: Mar 3-21, 2017
“ELEGY” ECM CD release Europe Tour
Theo Bleckmann – elegy
with
Shai Maestro – piano
Chris Tordini – bass
John Hollenbeck – drums
feat. Ben Monder – guitar
* Harmen Fraanje – piano

:: Mar 3: Domicil, Dortmund
:: Mar 4: Duc des Lombards, Paris, France
:: Mar 5: The Closer, Kiev, Ukraine

:: Mar 7: A-Trane, Berlin
:: Mar 9: Victoria Nasjonal Jazzscene, Oslo, Norway
:: Mar 10: Porgy & Bess, Vienna, Austria*
:: Mar 11: Opus, Budapest, Hungary
:: Mar 12: Blue Note, Milan, Italy
:: Mar 13: Jazz Campus, Basel, Switzerland

:: Mar 16: Club Jamboree, Barcelona, Spain *
:: Mar 17: Bimhuis, Amsterdam, The Netherlands *
:: Mar 18: Lantaren Venster, Rotterdam, The Netherlands *
:: Mar 19: Vrijstaat, Oostende, Belgium *
:: Mar 20: Stadtgarten Köln, Germany
:: Mar 21: Unterfahrt, Munich, Germany

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:: Mar 25, 2017
“ELEGY”
BIG EARS FESTIVAL KNOXVILLE, TN

Theo Bleckmann – voice/comp/electronics
with
Nitai Hershkovits– piano
Chris Tordini – bass
John Hollenbeck – drums
feat. Ben Monder – guitar
[tickets]

:: Mar 26, 2017
BIG EARS FESTIVAL KNOXVILLE, TN

TheoBleckmannBenMonderDUO
Theo Bleckmann – voice/comp/electronics
Ben Monder – guitar
[tickets]

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:: April 27, 2017
“The Brecht Songbook”
with Uri Caine (pno/arrgments) and Joyce Hamman (violin)
Neue Galerie, NYC
[tickets]

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:: April 28-29, 2017
Theo Bleckmann Ben Monder DUO
Da Camera,
Houston, Texas
[venue]

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:: May 4, 2017
“The Brecht Songbook”
with Uri Caine (pno/arrgments) and Joyce Hamman (violin)
Neue Galerie, NYC
[venue]

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:: May 21, 2017
TRIO with Ambrose Akinmusire (tpt) and Shai Maestro (pno)
National Sawdust, NYC
[tickets]

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:: June 13, 2017
9:00pm
refuge trio
Theo Bleckmann: voice/EFX
John Hollenbeck: percussion/drums/toys
Gary Versace: piano/kbd
Koncetions Series
[venue]

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:: June 23, 2017
Joseph Branciforte and Theo Bleckmann
Joseph Branciforte (fender rhodes, electronics, tape loops, & objects)
Theo Bleckmann (voice, toys + electronics)
ShapeShifter Lab, Brooklyn NY
7PM  $10
[venue]

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:: July 18, 2017
Endless Field feat. Theo Bleckmann
Jesse Lewis: guitars, comp
Ike Sturm: bass. comp
Theo Bleckmann: voice, loops. comp

55 Bar, NYC 7-9PM
[venue]

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:: June 8, 2017
w/ John Hollenbeck and Orchestre National de Jazz Montreal (ONJ)
Festival International de Jazz, Montreal

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:: July 24-30, 2017
Siena Jazz Jazz Summer Workshop
Siena, Italy
[SienaJazz2017]

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:: August 7-12, 2016
7th ANNUAL VOCAL INTENSIVE

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 12 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 5, 2017
songs in Color and Black and White

w/Nitai Hershkovits: piano
Resonant Bodies Festival: 7:30PM
Roulette, Brooklyn, NY

_____________________________________
:: Oct 22, 2017
Songs of Freedom w/Alicia Olatuja a.o.
Music Director Ulysses Owens Jr

Princeton, NJ

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:: Nov 3
Theo Bleckmann: songs in Color and Black and White
Neighborhood
Church
Bleeker Street
New York, City

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:: Nov 13-19, 2017
Focus Week Basel –
workshop

Basel, Switzerland
[FOCUSYEAR]

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:: Dec 1, 2017
Songs of Freedom w/Alicia Olatuja a.o.
Music Director Ulysses Owens Jr

Houston, TX

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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

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

____________________________________
:: 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

_____________________________________
:: 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

_____________________________________
:: 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

________________________________
:: 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

_____________________________________
:: 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]

_____________________________________
:: 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

 

2015

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:: Jan 6-7, 2015
Bodycast:
An Artist Lecture by Sanne Bocanegra
starring Frances McDormand
with Theo Bleckmann: voice
Directed by Paul Lazar
Text and visuals by Suzanne Bocanegra
Marfa, Texas

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:: Jan 10, 2015
WinterJazzFest:
Theo Bleckmann
with
Gary Versace: piano
Chris Tordini: bass
John Hollenbeck: drums/percussion
special guests: Ambrose Akinmusire
6:45 pm
Judson Church, NYC
55 Washington Square South NYC
schedule

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:: February 7, 2015
Songs in the Key of D with Theo Bleckmann
The Metropolitan Museum of Art,
 N.Y.
7:00 pm
This program is presented in collaboration with the exhibition Death Becomes Her: A Century of Mourning Attire, on view October 21, 2014–February 1, 2015.
FREE WITH MUSEUM ADMISSION
[event]

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:: February 11 & 12, 2015
Theo Bleckmann SOLO
Songs for voice, loops and toys

Son’s d’Hiver festival
Paris, France
VILLEJUIF
THEATRE ROMAIN ROLLAND
Esplanade P.Y COSNIER / 94800 VILLEJUIF
8:30PM

[tickets] – Feb 11
[tickets] – Feb 12

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:: February 11 & 12, 2015
Ambrose Akinmusire Quintet + Theo Bleckmann + Charles Altura (guit)
Son’s d’Hiver festival
Paris, France
CRÉTEIL
MAC – CRETEIL / MAISON DES ARTS
Place Salvador Allende / 94000 CRÉTEIL
8:30PM
[tickets]

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:: March 20, 2015
St. Louis Symphonie
feat. Theo Bleckmann & Katie Geissinger
performing “weave”
by Meredith Monk
Carnegie Hall, Stern Auditorium
NYC
_____________________________________

:: March 22, 2015
Meredith Monk & friends
Carnegie Hall,
Zankel Hall
[tickets]

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:: March 25 & April 5, 2015
ECM CD release for
“A Clear Midnight” –
Kurt Weill and America
w/ Julia Hülsmann Quartet
03.25  Neustadt, Schloss Landestrost DE
03.26  Wittlich, Jazzclub DE
03.27  Neuburg, Birdland  DE
03.29  Freiburg, Jazzhaus DE
03.30  CH-Lugano, RSI  CH
03.31  Schloss Elmau  DE
04.01  Vienna, Porgy& Bess A
04.02  Dortmund, Domizil DE
04.04  Hamburg, Nachtspeicher DE
04.05  Berlin, A-Trane DE

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:: April 16 & 17, 2015
ECM CD release for
“A Clear Midnight” – Kurt Weill and America
w/ Julia Hülsmann Quartet
Neue Galerie, New York7PM
[venue]

_____________________________________
:: April 26, 2015
in duo with Shai Maestro
Brooklyn Public LIbrary, NYC
[venue]

 

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:: May 8, 2015
Theo Bleckmann & Ben Monder Duo

8PM-10:30PM
1st set: Aaron Shragge & Ben Monder duo
2nd set: Theo Bleckmann & Ben Monder duo
Village Zendo,
588 Broadway, Suite 1108
[venue]

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:: May 29, 2015
in duo with Shai Maestro (pno)
Jazz Gallery, NYC
[venue]

_____________________________________
:: June 10, 2015
CD release for “Songs We Like A Lot”
John Hollenbeck Large Ensemble [w/Theo Bleckmann & Kate McGarry]
Roulette, Brooklyn, NYC

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:: June 16-21, 2015
1 WEEK = 20 YEARS
The Stone, NYC

TUESDAY June 16
8PM: Schumann’s Dichterliebe
Theo Bleckmann (voice & effects); Uri Caine (piano)
10PM:
TheoBleckmannJohn HollenbeckDUO
Theo Bleckmann (voice & effects); John Hollenbeck (drums/percussion/toys)

WEDNESDAY June 17
8PM: performing new compositions and lyrics by Theo Bleckmann
Theo Bleckmann (composition, voice & effects)
Gary Versace (piano)
Chris Tordini (bass)
John Hollenbeck (drums)
Ben Monder (guitar)
10PM: refuge trio

Theo Bleckmann (voice & effects)
Gary Versace (piano)
John Hollenbeck (drums)

THURSDAY June 18
8PM: Duo with Kirk Nurock
playing the Kirk Nurock songbook
Theo Bleckmann (voice)
Kirk Nurock (piano/composer)
10PM: duo with Ben Monder
music by Monder, Bleckmann a.o.
Theo Bleckmann (voice & effects)
Ben Monder (guitar)

FRIDAY June 19
8PM: songs for voice, loops and toys
Theo Bleckmann (voice, effects & toys)
10PM: duo with Rob Schwimmer

playing Hanns Eisler, Kurt Weill, Bertold Brecht a.o.
Theo Bleckmann (voice)
Rob Schwimmer (piano)

SAT June 20
8PM: Hello Earth – the music of Kate Bush (part 1)
Theo Bleckmann (voice, effects & toys)
Henry Hey (piano & keyboard & voice)
Chris Tarry (electric bass)
Ben Wittman (drums)
Caleb Burhans (violin & guitar & voice)
10PM: Hello Earth – the music of Kate Bush (part 2)

SUN June 21
8PM: A Clear Midnight – Kurt Weill and America
Theo Bleckmann (voice)
Julia Hülsmann (piano)
Marc Muellbauer (bass)
Heinrich Köbberling (drums)
10PM: w/itsnotyouitsme
Theo Bleckmann (voice, effects & toys)
Caleb Burhans (violin & effects)
Grey McMurray (guitar & effects)

The Stone, NYC
corner of Avenue C and 2nd Street
[TheStone]

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:: July 23, 2015
Uri Caine Ensemble plays Gershwin
Stresa, Italy
Uri Caine, piano
Joyce Hammann, violin
Mark Helias, doublebass
Jim Black, drums
Ralph Alessi, trumpet
Chris Speed, saxophones
Theo Bleckmann, voice
Barbara Walker
, voice
[tickets]

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:: July 24, 2015
Uri Caine Ensemble plays Gershwin
Rome, Italy

[tickets]

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:: July 25, 2015
Uri Caine Ensemble plays Gershwin
Ravelo, Italy

[tickets]

_____________________________________
:: July 31, 2015
NEWPORT JAZZ FESTIVAL
w/John Hollenbeck Large Ensemble
Newport

_____________________________________
:: August 4, 2015
in duo with Shai Maestro
Shapeshifter Lab, NYC
[venue]

____________________________________
:: September 5, 2015
w/Claudia Quintet + surprise guest
Chicago Jazz Festival
[info]

_____________________________________
:: September 19, 2015
Ambrose Akinmusire +5
Monterey Jazz Festival, CA
[venue]

____________________________________
:: October 8—October 10, 2015
THE EXALTED
Written by Carl Hancock Rux
Music by Theo Bleckmann
Directed by Anne Bogart
performed by Carl Hancock Rux and Theo Bleckmann
Kimmel Center for the Arts, Philadelphia
[venue]

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:: October 12—October 17, 2015
THE EXALTED
Written by Carl Hancock Rux
Music by Theo Bleckmann
Directed by Anne Bogart
performed by Carl Hancock Rux and Theo Bleckmann
Bard Center for the Arts, NY
[venue]

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:: October 19—October 23, 2015
John Hollenbeck Large Ensemble
October 19-Ithaca College,  Ithaca, NY
October 20-Eastman School, Rochester, NY
October 21-McGill University, Montreal, CA
October 22-National Sawdust,  Williamsburg, NY
[JohnHollenbeck]

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:: October 28—October 31, 2015
THE EXALTED
Written by Carl Hancock Rux
Music by Theo Bleckmann
Directed by Anne Bogart
performed by Carl Hancock Rux and Theo Bleckmann

BAM Fishman Space
Part of 2015 Next Wave Festival
[venue]

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:: November 6, 2015
Ambrose Akinmusire (tpt) & Theo Bleckmann (voc) & Harmen Fraanje (piano)
November Music, The Netherlands
[venue]

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:: November 8, 2015
w/Ambrose Akinmusire
Berlin Jazz Festival, Germany
[venue]

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:: November 13, 2015
A Clear Midnight – Kurt Weill and America
Theo Bleckmann (voice)
Julia Hülsmann (piano)
Marc Muellbauer (bass)
Heinrich Köbberling (drums)
Offenburg, Germany

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:: November 14, 2015
songs for voice, loops and toys (solo)
Vienna, Austria

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:: November 17, 2015
songs for voice, loops and toys (solo)
Stimmungen Festival
Cologne, Germany
[venue]

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:: November 20, 2015
A Clear Midnight – Kurt Weill and America
Theo Bleckmann (voice)
Julia Hülsmann (piano)
Marc Muellbauer (bass)
Heinrich Köbberling (drums)
Munich, Germany


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:: November 22, 2015
A Clear Midnight – Kurt Weill and America
Theo Bleckmann (voice)
Julia Hülsmann (piano)
Marc Muellbauer (bass)
Heinrich Köbberling (drums)
Milton Court, London
London Jazz Fest UK
[tickets]

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:: November 28-29, 2015
w/Uri Caine, piano & Roberto Occhipinti, bass
Lunenburg Academy
Nova Scotia, Canada
[tickets]

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:: December 17, 2015
Winterreise with Uri Caine
National Sawdust
[tickets]