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Second Nature featuring Dave Scott, Dwight Frizzell

recordBar, 1520 Grand Blvd, Kansas City, MO 64108

Second Nature performs for the Jeff Harshbarger Presents: An Alternative Jazz Series at recordBar.

Second Nature ensemble is a contemporary classical/free jazz/electronic hybrid ensemble, featuring compositions by guitarist/composer Seth Davis and saxophonst/composer Michael Eaton.

Michael Eaton - soprano sax Russell Thorpe - alto sax Dwight Frizzell - tenor sax Michael Miller - bass clarinet Seth Davis - guitar Tim Harte - laptop Jeff Harshbarger - bass Pat Conaway - drums

featuring very special guests: Dwight Frizzell - saxophone, visual projections Dave Scott (from NYC) - trumpet


Individuation Quartet + Tim Hagans

Rockwood Music Hall, Stage 3, 185 Orchard St, New York, NY 10002

Last Individuation show of 2018! Featuring master trumpeter/composer Tim Hagans! Playing original music by Eaton from "Individuation" (2014) and "Dialogical" (2019).

Michael Eaton - tenor and soprano saxes Brad Whiteley - piano Daniel Ori - bass Shareef Taher - drums + Tim Hagans - trumpet


Michael Eaton/Kyle Quass/Corey Smythe/Stephan Crump/Devin Gray

iBeam, 168th 7th St, Brooklyn, NY 11215

Free improvisations and compositions.

Michael Eaton - tenor and soprano saxes Kyle Quass - trumpet Cory Smythe - piano Stephan Crump - bass Devin Gray - drums


Sean Sonderegger Quartet + Tim Hagans, Michael Eaton

iBeam, 168 7th St, Brooklyn, NY 11215

Excited to be sitting in as a guest with the Sean Sonderegger Quartet + Tim Hagans.

Sean Sonderegger - saxophones TBA - piano Shawn Lovato - bass Joe Hertenstein - drums + Tim Hagans - trumpet guest: Michael Eaton - soprano saxophone


Beyond Group (Pyle/Silvano/Eaton/Roland/Jaz/Sylvester)

17 Frost, 17 Frost St, Brooklyn, NY 11211

Dissident Arts Festival

Cheryl Pyle - C flute, alto flute Judi Silvano - voice, poetry Michael Eaton - soprano saxophone Larry Roland - bass Ogi Jaz - bass Reggie Sylvester - drums


Individuation Quartet

The Jazz Kitchen, 5377 N College Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46220

Individuation Quintet plays progressive jazz combined with elements of classical minimalism and world music. A holistic and progressive vision of jazz, cognizant of the history of jazz but reaching for a personal outlook.


Michael Eaton - tenor saxophone Brad Whiteley - piano Daniel Ori - bass Shareef Taher - drums


Individuation Quartet

The Blockhouse, 205 S College Ave, Bloomington, IN 47404

Individuation Quintet plays the 10pm set for Call & Response series at The Blockhouse. (C&R house band plays from 8:30-9:30pm.)


Michael Eaton - tenor saxophone Brad Whiteley - piano Daniel Ori - bass Shareef Taher - drums special guest: Kyle Quass, trumpet


Til The End My Dear: Arrangements of Stravinsky

Nublu, 62 Avenue C, New York, NY 10009

CD release of Adam Minkoff's rock octet arrangement of Igor Stravinsky's masterpiece "The Rite of Spring".

Adam Minkoff - electric bass Michael Eaton - alto saxophone Matt Thomas - tenor saxophone Dan Brantigan - trumpet Kevin Moehringer - trombone Nick Oddy - electric guitar Brad Whiteley - organ/keyboards Nick Anderson - drums

December 12, Rockwood 3: Individuation + Tim Hagans!

Individuation played its final concert of 2018 on December 12 at Rockwood Music Hall Stage 3 with special guest, master trumpeter and composer Tim Hagans.  Having long heard Hagans' work on Blue Note, Pirouet, Steeplechase, Double Time, and elsewhere with some of my favorite musicians, it was a great pleasure and honor to hear his ideas and sound in the context of the my music.  We performed compositions recorded on Individuation (2014) and the upcoming Dialogical (2019).  Big fun!

Beyond Group, Tompkins Square Library, December 8, 2018

A great gig with Cheryl Pyle's Beyond Group, with Cheryl (C flute, alto flute), Jamie Baum (alto flute), Gene Coleman (piccolo, bass flute), Michael Eaton (soprano sax), and Claire de Brunner (bassoon).

Album 2: Dialogical, coming March 2019

My next full length album, Dialogical, was recorded on April 27 and 28, 2016 at The Bunker and May 27, 2016 at Sear Sound.  It will be released May 3, 2019 on Destiny Records

The Individuation Quartet was joined by Brittany Anjou  on vibraphone and gyil, as well as Cheryl Pyle on flute, Jon Crowley on trumpet, Sean Sonderegger (Skirl Records) on tenor saxophone, James Brandon Lewis (BNS Sessions) on tenor saxophone, Sarah Mullins on marimba and triangles, Enrique Haneine on udu drum, and Dorian Wallace on piano.

The Sear Sound session featured a very special guest, the great Lionel Loueke (Blue Note Records) on guitar and vocals.  Unified by the concept of dialogism as a plurality of selves, worlds, and styles, the music is a mix of contemporary mixed meter jazz compositions, free improvisations, and a new totally notated minimalist chamber work.  It features encounters with personalities across the improvised music spectrum.  

Rest in Peace, Bern Nix (September 21, 1947 - May 31, 2017)

Owl Parlor, Brooklyn - June 2 - Individuation + Brittany Anjou's BEWAA with guest Alfred Kbepsaane!

Ammocake at Brooklyn Studio of Dance

Three Tenors at Rockwood

2017 Midwest Minitour

Scott Yanow reviews Individuation

Doyle Bramhall II's "Rich Man" is November 2016 Downbeat Magazine Editor's Pick

Spectrum NYC, 11/5: Tenth Intervention + Beyond Quintet Double Bill!

Sunday, October 16 - Doyle Bramhall II at Bowery Ballroom

Tenth Intervention at The Greene Space - 40th Anniversary of the Golden Record!

September 30: Doyle Bramhall II's "Rich Man" is released

Grupo Rebolu plays "Llorando" for!

New York Times review for David Kulma/Dorian Wallace "The Rest is Sh*t: Stories from the Microchasm" video opera


Weekend in Indiana: Reflections on Barry Ashton Jazz Festival 2016 and Kyle Quass' Special Guests

Michael Eaton on Destiny Records