Previous events

Jan24

Beyond Group, Eaton/Stander/Bales Trio

iBeam, 168 7th St, Brooklyn, NY 11215

Beyond Group, 7:30pm Cheryl Pyle - flutes Michael Eaton - soprano sax TBA

Eaton/Stander/Bales, 8:30pm Michael Eaton - tenor sax Bob Stander - guitar, FX Carter Bales - drums

Dec23

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

Dec12

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

Oct8

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

Sep20

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

Sep8

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

Aug31

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.

Featuring:

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

Album 2: Dialogical, coming May 3, 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.  Preorders are available here.

The Individuation Quartet featuring Brad Whiteley (piano), Daniel Ori (bass, gimbri), and Shareef Taher (drums) 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.  
 

The Individuation Quintet + special guest Lionel Loueke.  From L to R: Lionel Loueke, Brittany Anjou, Michael Eaton, Shareef Taher, Daniel Ori, Brad Whiteley.  Photo by Dani Gros.

The Individuation Quintet + special guest Lionel Loueke. From L to R: Lionel Loueke, Brittany Anjou, Michael Eaton, Shareef Taher, Daniel Ori, Brad Whiteley. Photo by Dani Gros.

Recording with James Brandon Lewis (L) and Sean Sonderegger (R).  This group is now the horn section for Tenor Triage. Triage has an album coming out on Ropeadope Records in late 2019 featuring the burning rhythm section of Brad Jones (bass) and Calvin Weston (drums).

Recording with James Brandon Lewis (L) and Sean Sonderegger (R). This group is now the horn section for Tenor Triage. Triage has an album coming out on Ropeadope Records in late 2019 featuring the burning rhythm section of Brad Jones (bass) and Calvin Weston (drums).

Making notes in the studio, with Brittany Anjou.

Making notes in the studio, with Brittany Anjou.

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 to hear his ideas and sound in the context of my music.  We performed compositions recorded on Individuation (2014) and the upcoming Dialogical (2019).  

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!

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 Congahead.com!

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

2016 MIDWESTERN TOUR/DIALOGICAL ALBUM PREVIEW TOUR: March 18-24

Michael Eaton on Destiny Records