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Darcy James Argue’s Secret Society performing Real Enemies at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, November 2015. Photo by Noah Stern Weber.

This Thursday, January 11th, The Jazz Gallery is excited to kick off the new year with two sets by Darcy James Argue’s Secret Society. With three acclaimed albums under their belt, including 2016’s darkly probing and prescient Real Enemies (New Amsterdam), Secret Society has become one of the international jazz scene’s leading independent big bands.

At the Gallery on Thursday, Argue and company will present music from Real Enemies, as well as some of Argue’s other politically-oriented work (like his compositions “Habeas Corpus” and “Ferromagnetic”). Joined by many of the same co-conspirators since the band’s early days, this rare New York performance is not to be missed. Before coming out to the Gallery on Thursday evening, watch the band’s scintillating performance of the music from Real Enemies at National Sawdust in Brooklyn, below.

Darcy James Argue’s Secret Society plays The Jazz Gallery on Thursday, January 11th, 2018. The group is led by Mr. Argue, and features Dave PietroRob WilkersonSam SadigurskyJohn Ellis, and Carl Maraghi on woodwinds; Seneca BlackJonathan PowellSam HoytNadje Noordhuis, and Dave Smith on trumpet; Mike FahieRyan KeberleJacob Garchik, and George Flynn on trombones; Sebastian Noelle on guitar, Adam Birnbaum on pianoMatt Clohesy on bass, and Jon Wikan on drums. Sets are at 7:30 and 9:30 P.M. $25 general admission ($10 for members), $35 reserved cabaret seating ($20 for members) for each set. Purchase tickets here.