March 25 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
This is an evening-length performance by a true super group, “Flow”, based in NYC and featuring Guitarist Alejandro Urzagaste with Pianist Bill Carrothers, Bassist Anthony Cox, and Drummer Shado Atlas.
Guitarist Alejandro Urzagaste is a midwestern native of South American descent whose musical interest piqued at an early age by popular music on the radio. He studied guitar at Northern Illinois University with Fareed Haque. Alejandro released “Urban Intervals,” in January 2012 and “Subject to Change” in 2018, his first with the quartet Flow featuring Bill Carrothers on piano.
Pianist Billy Carrothers began playing piano at age five, studying with his church organist before learning jazz from pianist Bobby Peterson. By age 15 he was performing in jazz clubs, and in 1982 he briefly attended North Texas State University. After a year at North Texas, Carrothers was a member of Irv Williams’ band before moving to New York City in 1988. He performed at the Knitting Factory, The Village Gate, and Birdland as well as Blues Alley in Washington, D.C. He has worked with Buddy DeFranco, Curtis Fuller, Billy Higgins, Freddie Hubbard, Lee Konitz, James Moody, Gary Peacock, Dewey Redman, Charlie Rouse, James Spaulding, Terell Stafford, Toots Thielemans, and Prince.
Bassist Anthony Cox is known for his work with several leading musicians including Geri Allen, Dewey Redman, Dave Douglas, John Scofield, Pat Metheny, Gary Thomas, Marty Ehrlich, Ed Blackwell, Joe Lovano, and Dave King. Cox grew up in Minneapolis and attended college at the University of Wisconsin–Eau Claire. Cox plays mainly in the post-bop, avant-garde, and traditional styles, though has been described as “versatile enough to work in any style effectively.” Peter Madsen wrote that Cox is “open to all kinds of great music from around the world” and that “his bass sound is full of beauty and warmth and his ability to accompany and still add very creative ideas into whatever music he is playing is remarkable. He is equally comfortable playing chord changes with a Stan Getz or Kenny Wheeler or playing open music with a Dewey Redman or Geri Allen.”
Drummer and multidisciplinary artist Shado Atlas lives in Brooklyn, New York. There, working with artists across genres such as punk saboteurs Pinc Louds, songwriter Katy Rea, saxophonist Aaron Johnson, and the legendary jazz drummer Marvin “Bugalu” Smith, Atlas has cultivated an exciting, interactive, and colorful approach to drums and music. Performances with masters Johnny O’Neal, Wallace Roney, Cassandra Wilson, Joe Lovano, Phil Woods, and Patti Austin have likewise helped shape and clarify an artistic perspective, as have apprenticeships with guitarist-singer Koo Nimo, the Ghanaian cultural icon; New York bucket drumming pioneer Ray King; and the profoundly swinging Marvin Smith, whom Atlas lived with for 4 years in Harlem and has studied with for 7. Performances at celebrated venues such as New Haven’s Toads, Manhattan’s Smalls, and Brooklyn’s Ornithology Jazz Club