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Tim Berne's Snakeoil (l-r): Berne, Matt Mitchell, Ryan Ferreira, Ches Smith, Oscar Noriega. Photo by Wes Orshosky.

Tim Berne’s Snakeoil (l-r): Berne, Matt Mitchell, Ryan Ferreira, Ches Smith, Oscar Noriega. Photo by Wes Orshosky.

For the next two Wednesdays, December 7th and 14th, The Jazz Gallery is proud to welcome saxophonist Tim Berne for a mini-residency. The last time Berne graced our stage, he performed with his group Snakeoil, which has been one of the most acclaimed improvising ensembles of the past several years. In an interview with Jazz Times, Berne explained the reasoning behind this particular assemblage of players:

[I like] the kind of people who wouldn’t be the first choice for something, who don’t obey orders very well, or don’t just do the obvious thing.

Even with three records for ECM under their belt, the group continues to take risks and stretch out in surprising directions, such as in the recent performance in Portugal, below.

For this mini-residency at the Gallery, Berne will be exploring new music with a trio featuring Snakeoil member Matt Mitchell on piano and relative newcomer to the Berne circle Dan Weiss on drums. Don’t miss this opportunity to see the inveterate explorer Berne set out on yet another exciting musical expedition.

Saxophonist Tim Berne plays The Jazz Gallery on Wednesday, December 7th, and Wednesday, December 14th, 2016. Mr. Berne will be joined by Matt Mitchell on piano and Dan Weiss on drums. Sets are at 7:30 and 9:30 P.M. each night. $15 general admission ($10 for members) for each set. Purchase tickets here.