This Wednesday, October 3, The Jazz Gallery is pleased to once again welcome Darcy James Argue’s Secret Society to our stage. Argue and Secret Society have a long history with the Gallery—Argue’s compositions “Jacobin Club” and “Obsidian Flow” were commissioned by and premiered at the Gallery in 2008-09. Since then, the group has released three highly acclaimed albums and performed throughout the world. This summer marked the ensemble’s debut at the Chicago Jazz Festival, and after the Gallery show this week, the ensemble travels the festival Agrajazz in the Azores Islands.
Outside of his work with Secret Society, Argue has had a busy year, composing a new piece in honor of New England Conservatory’s 150th anniversary, “Wingèd Beasts,” (which you can check out below), and arranging/orchestrating the music for vocalist Cecille McLorin Salvant’s new song cycle Ogresse. Ogresse premiered this past weekend at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, but if you missed it, you can catch it in November at NJPAC in Newark, NJ, the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC, and McCarter Theatre in Princeton, NJ.
Darcy James Argue’s Secret Society plays The Jazz Gallery on Wednesday, October 3, 2018. The group is conducted by Mr. Argue and features Dave Pietro, Alexa Tarantino, Sam Sadigurksy, María Grand, and Carl Maraghi on woodwinds; Nick Marchione, Sam Hoyt, Matt Holman, Nadje Noordhuis, and David Smith on trumpets; Mike Fahie, Ryan Keberle, Kalia Vandever, and Jeff Nelson on trombones; Sebastian Noelle on guitar; Adam Birnbaum on piano; Matt Clohesy on bass; and Jon Wikan on drums. Sets are at 7:30 and 9:30 P.M. $35 general admission ($20 for members), $45 reserved cabaret seating ($30 for members) for each set. Purchase tickets here.