Avant Progressive Chamber Punk Jazz!
NHIC is one of the focal points of a thriving jazz, improvised and experimental music scene in New Haven, CT. The greater NHIC holds monthly workshops, sponsors performances of various ad-hoc combinations of NHIC members and hosts visiting new music ensembles.
New Haven is becoming a must-play town on the creative music scene with the presence of Firehouse12, International Festival of Arts and Ideas, New Haven Jazz Festival, and the continuing presence of Yale University. NHIC has played an annual showcase at Firehouse12 since it opened in the fall of 2005.
The musicians on the debut CDs represent a particular core of the group and they come from various backgrounds. Each player contributed compositions and played an important role in shaping the ensemble and the music.
Jeff Cedrone - Guitar
Bob Gorry - Guitar
Gabriel Kastelle - Viola
Paul McGuire - Soprano Sax
Anne Rhodes - Voice
Carl Testa - Bass / Bass Clarinet
Steve Zieminski - Drums/percussion
Barry Seroff - Flutes
A few brief words about the players:
Bob Gorry - From a rock, jazz and experimental music background, Bob has led NHIC through a conduction with Lawrence D. “Butch” Morris, a site specific long-form composition at the International Festival of Arts and Ideas, and a stream of new music performances at avant festivals and venues around New Haven.