Gigs past and upcoming..

10 February 2020 - 9:45pm
Bushwick Improvised Music Series
Bushwick Public House 

9:45pm Kaelen Ghandhi - tenor saxophone
Elinor Speirs - violin
Kyle Motl - bass
Raf Vertessen - drums

Downstairs @ Bushwick Public House

1288 Myrtle Avenue , Bushwick
www.bushwickpublichouse.com

www.gaucimusic.com

25 January 2020 - 8pm
Willimantic Monthly Improvisation
Willimantic Records


Aaron Rubinstein - guitar, Elinor Speirs - violin, Dan O'Brien - woodwinds, 

 

TBC

 

Willimantic Records

75 Bridge St, Willimantic, CT 06226

860) 450-7000

Image: Michael Rogers

13 January 2020 - 9pm
Music Now!
The Brooklyn Commons 

Ras Moshe Burnett - tenor & soprano saxes
Mara Rosenbloom - piano
Elinor Speirs - violin
Eriq Robinson - electronics
Evan Crane - bass

388 Atlantic Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11217

(347) 987-4966

www.thecommonsbrooklyn.org

13 January 2020 - 7pm
Bushwick Improvised Music Series
Bushwick Public House 

7pm: Bloodroot

Dan O'Brien - clarinet, Elinor Speirs - violin, Rob Patrick - trumpet, 
Ben Stapp - tuba, Raf Vertessen - drums

Downstairs @ Bushwick Public House

1288 Myrtle Avenue , Bushwick
www.bushwickpublichouse.com

www.gaucimusic.com ~ $10

Image: Michael Rogers

21 December 2019 - 8pm
ENTANGLEMENT::QABALLA SUITE
Michael Moss' Accidental Orchestra

 

Michael Moss - conductor & soprano sax, Elinor Speirs & Rosi Hertlein - violin, Carol Buck & Lenny Mims - cello, Brian Groder & Waldron Mahdi Ricks - trumpet, Libby Schwartz - French horn, Peter Zummo - trombone, JD Parran - alto sax & Bb clarinet, Elliot Levin - flute & tenor sax, Michael Lytle - bass clarinet, Ras Moshe - soprano & tenor sax, Dave Sewelson - baritone sax, Steve Cohn - piano, Alexis Marcelo - synthesizer, John Menegon - bass, Warren Smith - drums & vibraphone, Bob Meyer - drums & percussion

Westbeth Community Room​

155 Bank Street, NY 10014 ~ $15

17 December 2019 - 7-11pm
@Muchmore's NYC
Oarsman/Wit&Daniel+Gaya/CGI Jesus/Aaron Rubinstein

 

Tremendously exciting bill of original and improvised music from extremely creative and talented artists. The music will be very, very beautiful and I encourage your attendence.

Oarsman (Philly)
Daniel and Wit plus Gaya Feldheim Schorr
CGI Jesus
Aaron Rubinstein w/ Elinor Speirs

10$ cover

13 December 2019 - 7-11pm
Pool 4 @ 1039 Fulton BK
MuhrMaccabee/Speirs/RubinsteinLarocca/SpeirsWeselyMurray

 

Luisa Muhr - movement, Dina Maccabee - viola

Elinor Speirs - solo violin 

Aaron Rubinstein - guitar, Michael Larocca - drums & percussion

Elinor Speirs - violin, Drew Wesely - guitar, Kevin Murray - drums & percussion

 

Image: Michael Rogers

23 November 2019 - 2pm
Willimantic Monthly Improvisation
One Year Anniversary

 

Michael Larocca - drums, percussion, Jonathan Milberger - tenor sax
Caleb Duval - double bass

Jeff Dragan - electronics

Aaron Rubinstein - guitar, Elinor Speirs - violin, Kevin Murray - drums, percussion

Dan O'Brien - woodwinds, Elinor Speirs - violin, Rob Patrick - trumpet,
Ben Stapp - tuba, Raf Vertessen - drums
 

13 November 2019 - 8pm
Joe Morris Faculty Recital
Brown Hall, New England Conservatory

 

I'm [Joe] doing my first full faculty recital at NEC on Nov 13th 8pm in Brown Hall at New England Conservatory. We will be playing 4 parts of my INSTANTIATION music. There will also be a couple of duo pieces. I'll be joined by a cast of tremendous musicians. I really hope you can come to this free concert. — with Dan O'BrienDoYeon KimJeffrey CoxMichael SabinElinor SpeirsDan KlingsbergAlex QuinnRaef SenguptaAllison BurikEric StilwellBen HallAndria Nicodemou and Brad Barrett.

Brown Hall, New England Conservatory

290 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA 02115

19 October 2019 - 7:30-9:30pm
Gothic Baroque Trio in Concert
Beacon Hill Friends House

An evening of music featuring the Gothic Baroque String Trio, who'll be performing a spooky serenade of haunted Haydn, Slavic and Romani-inspired music. 

 

Elinor Speirs - violin, Anna Stromer - viola, Elena Korableva - cello

Beacon Hill Friends House

6-8 Chestnut St, Boston, MA 02108

(617) 227-9118

16 October 2019 - 6:30pm
Brazilian Violin Collective 
St Botolph Club

BVC has evolved to include original Brazilian and South African music and arrangements - watch this space! 

Elinor Speirs - violin, Caio Afiune - guitar, Eduardo Belo - bass,

Raphael Lehnen - drums

 

199 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02116

(617) 536-7570

Image: Raphael Lehnen

20 September 2019 - 8pm
House Show - NYC
GMR//Elinor Speirs//Sandy Ewen//Jawwaad Taylor

House show at my house TONIGHT with some very exciting solo acts! Jawaad Taylor, Sandy EwenElinor Speirs and Ghandhi/Murray/Rubinstein will play. 7pm with free wine and cupcakes, 10$ suggested donation. Please come out and support the musicians. 

PM hosts for address

Image: Michael Rogers

20 September 2019 - 8pm
ENTANGLEMENT::QABALLA SUITE
Michael Moss' Accidental Orchestra

 

Michael Moss - conductor & tenor sax, Elinor Speirs - violin, Ludovica Burtone - violin, Carol Buck - cello, Lenny V Mims - cello, Brian Groder - trumpet, Libby Schwartz - French horn, JD Parran - alto sax & Bb clarinet,
Elliott Levin - flute & tenor sax, Michael Lytle - bass clarinet, Ras Moshe Burnett - soprano & tenor sax, Dave Sewelson - baritone sax, Steven Louis Cohn - piano, Dom Minasi - guitar, Kevin Ray - bass, Warren Smith - drums & African bells, Bob Meyer - drums & percussion

Westbeth Community Room​

155 Bank Street, NY 10014 ~ $15

26 August 2019 - 7pm
Mandagsklubben
The Monday Band


Elinor Speirs - violin
Pia Boda- saxophone
Irene Bianco - percussions
Margaux Oswald - piano
Ossian Bard - Drums .

Mandagsklubben

Slagtehusgade 5e, 1715 Copenhagen

23 August 2019 - 5pm
Painting Interpretations 7
Thierry Feuz: Instant Karma @ Galleri Christoffer Egelund

Galleri Christoffer Egelund is proud to present the fourth solo exhibition Instant Karma, by the international Swiss/ Austrian artist Thierry Feuz. The artist will be present during the opening reception. Elinor Speirs will improvise spontaneous interpretations of his works at 5 pm.

Galleri Christoffer Egelund

Bredgade 75, 1260 København, Denmark

+45 33 93 92 00

www.christofferegelund.dk

23 June 2019 - 9pm
Muchmore's NYC
Ewen McKain Suarez / Larocca / Rubinstein Speirs O'Brien

Very excited to play trio with Dan O'Brien and Elinor Speirs tonight at Muchmores. We played for the first time about a month ago and it was a blast, would love to share this one with ya!

2 Havemeyer St, Brooklyn, NY 11211

(718) 576-3222

www.muchmoresnyc.com

19 May 2019 - 7-9pm
Eunhye Jeong's TVV Quartet
Outpost 186 


Elinor Speirs – violin / Mina Kim – cello / Mario Layne Fabrazio – drums / Eunhye Jeong - piano/voice

Pianist/Composer Eunhye Jeong presents her new creations with TVV Quartet, featuring Elinor Speirs (violin), Mina Kim (cello), Mario Layne Fabrazio (drums) and herself (piano/voice). "Three Voices from the Valley", a work-in-progress project, is a musical narration drawn from both real life and fictional personalities appeared in different timelines of history of Korea, Jeong's birth of origin.

186 Hampshire St, Cambridge 02139 ~ $15

18 May 2019 - 7pm
String Theory - 3 of 9 Dimensions
Outpost 186 
 

- PEK - clarinet & contralto clarinets, alto, tenor & bass saxophones, contrabassoon, bass tromboon, wood flute, sheng, theremin, gongs, flex-a-tone, rattles, rachets, wood blocks, castanets, Tibetan bowls & bells, aquasonic, kazoo, game calls, voice

- Glynis Lomon - cello, aquasonic, voice
- Elinor Speirs - violin, castanets, Tibetan bells, rattle, voice
- Eric Zinman - piano, piano interior, cymbals

https://stringtheory6.bandcamp.com/album/3-of-9-dimensions

186 Hampshire St, Cambridge 02139

27 March 2019 - 7-8:30pm
Art, Poetry and Jazz
Gallery at W83 Ministry Center 

 

Join us for a collaboration of the arts—visual, musical, and spoken word—coinciding with Julie Shelton Snyder's mokuhanga woodblock prints show “now we will count to twelve.” The Center for Faith & Work's Redeemer Writers Group will present original poetry interpreted by jazz violinist Elinor Speirs. 

Featured readers: Debra Ice, Nana Brew-Hammond, Lyonel Laverde, Stephanie Nikolopoulos, Louiza Patsis, Rachel Printy, Mary B. Safrit,
Lancelot Schaubert, Cristina Spataro, Ellen Stedfeld, Amelia Thompson

150 W 83rd St, New York, NY 10024

25 March 2019 - 9pm
Bushwick Improvised Music Series
Bushwick Public House 

Elinor Speirs violin - Wendy Eisenberg - guitar, Max Ridley - bass 

Downstairs @ Bushwick Public House
1288 Myrtle Avenue , Bushwick
www.bushwickpublichouse.com

www.gaucimusic.com

 

$10 suggested donation

2 March 2019 - 6:30-10pm
Apt Show - Improvised Music
 
Speirs/CretellaMatlock/O’BrienStapp/HughesRubinstein

 

Elinor Speirs Solo - violin
Sarah Hughes & Aaron Rubinstein - alto sax, guitar
Dan O’Brien & Ben Stapp - reeds, tuba
Chris Cretella & Adam Matlock - guitar, accordian

PM hosts for address

24 February 2019 - 2pm
Harsh is Truth - Museum of Fine Arts  
MASARY Studios

Music: Maria Finkelmeier & Ryan Edwards

Projections: Sam Okerstrom-Lang

Performers: Ryan Edwards, Elinor Speirs, Maria Finkelmeier & Francesca McNeeley

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston Remis Auditorium 

465 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA 02115

(617) 267-9300

www.mfa.org

12 February 2019 - 7pm
The Last Dream - Imagination Stage  
Boston Experimental Theatre

The Last Dream Travels to D.C. to perform for Congress, The National TPS Convention, and at Imagination Stage as part of the fight to preserve immigrant families.

Elinor Speirs - violin, Amy K. Bormet - piano

Imagination Stage

4908 Auburn Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814

(301) 280-1660

www.imaginationstage.org

11 February 2019 - 12pm
The Last Dream at US Congress  
Boston Experimental Theatre

The Last Dream Travels to D.C. to perform for Congress, sponsored by Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley

Elinor Speirs - violin

US Capitol Grounds

1 S Capitol St SW, Washington, DC 20515

10 February 2019 - 6pm
100 Painting Interpretations 6  
Fellows Fanfare - St Botolph Club  

Painting Interpretations No. 6 - the stairwell episode - a fragment

Artworks: Ellen SchönNathan Miner

St Botolph Club 

199 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02116

(617) 536-7570

www.stbotolphclub.org

Artwork: Nathan Miner - TV

9 February 2019 - 8pm
Joe Morris Ensemble @ Zürcher   
Zürcher Gallery  

Joe Morris - guitar, Brad Barrett - bass, Elinor Speirs - violin


Zürcher Gallery, New York
33 Bleecker Street, New York, New York 10012

(212) 777-0790

www.galeriezurcher.com

Image: John Bechard

14 December 2018 - 7-8:30pm
The Last Dream   
Boston Experimental Theatre

Join the Harvard Ed Portal, Comité TPS, and Boston Experimental Theatre for a performance of The Last Dream: Stories Created and Performed by the Children of TPS. The play features the children of parents with Temporary Protected Status, a federal immigration status in danger of being canceled.

Engin Ozsahin - keyboard, Elinor Speirs - violin, Jacob Schulman - sax

Jared Wright and Donya Pooli Yeganeh - spoken word

 

Harvard Ed Portal

224 Western Ave, Allston, Massachusetts 02134

16 November 2018 - 8-11pm
Fly Me to the Moon @ Spaceylounge  
Jam Session hosted Amy K. Bormet and Elinor Speirs

We are super excited for our first Jazz Jam Session "Fly Me To The Moon" tomorrow featuring DC and Boston finest Amy K Bormet (piano/voice) and Elinor Speirs (violin).

 

Curated by Herbert Scott.

Spaceylounge DC

2309 18th Street NW, Washington D.C. 20009

(703) 403-4134

www.spacycloud.com

26 October 2018 - 7-9pm
Italian Festival Concert  
The People's Opera Company

Marshall Ames Richards - tenor, James Busby - piano, Elinor Speirs - violin

 

A concert of Italian favorites, featuring Marshall Ames Richards, James Busby on piano and Elinor Speirs on Violin. It will be a night to remember!

 

Wilmington Memorial Library

175 Middlesex Ave, Wilmington, Massachusetts 01887

30 September 2018 - 7:30pm
Boiler House Jazz Series 
Sunniva Brynnel | Elinor Speirs Duo 

Sunniva Brynnel - accordion, Elinor Speirs - violin


The Boiler House Jazz Series is proud to present two incredible improvising musicians from 2 different parts of the world who will be playing together as a duo for the first time. Sunniva & Elinor met while attending the New England Conservatory and found a common bond. This event is sure to have the magic that is often created when two creative musicians exchange ideas ideas while improvising.

Charles River Museum of Industry & Innovation

154 Moody St, Waltham, MA 02453

9-19 September 2018 
Flying Carpet Children Festival - TR
Violinist/mentor/educator

"The Flying Carpet Festival is a learning platform for artists and children, alike, to create a harmonious experience through music, light, beauty, and truth. We organize festivals specializing in forward thinking design, music and art dedicated towards educating children who need it most. We've selected artists, musicians and visionaries from all over the world, with the common goal of creating the best possible musical educational experience for the locals, children and visitors of Mardin, Turkey."

Mardin, Turkey

4 September 2018 - 7:30pm
CI Faculty Concert - NEC 
Joe Morris Trio - Contemporary Improvisation Faculty

Joe Morris - guitar, Brad Barrett - bass, Elinor Speirs - violin

 

Brown Hall, New England Conservatory

290 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA 02115

www.necmusic.edu

August - September 2018 
IronSounds: Sound Installation 
USS Constitution Museum 

IronSounds [Maria Finkelmeier's sound installation] is still up at the USS Constitution Museum until September 15! It features metallic jams on items in the shipyard and the talents of Ryan EdwardsTimothy Hall, Reynaliz Herrera, Zach Mayer, Elinor SpeirsEric Stilwell and Dillon Zahner performing IN THE DEPTHS OF THE DRY DOCK and reacting to my prompts related to the ship yard's history. (tech help from Ed Emerson and Samo Kerstrom-Lang!) I uploaded the sound bites onto Bandcamp for your weird listening pleasure :) 

 

www.mariafinkelmeier.bandcamp.com/album/ironsounds

 

23-30 June 2018 
Jazz Lab NEC 
Faculty 

Teaching at JazzLab was such a joy! I’m blown away by the students’ skill and openness and general concern for the world and all its residents.

Faculty Concert (leader/compositions): Black Box Theatre

Joe Morris Ensemble: Jordan Hall

World Music Lecturer

Jazz Ensemble coach  

14-17 June 2018 
Schøn Conference - Augsburg DE
Solo Violin Performance 

Was ist eigentlich schön? Ist das Kunst oder kann das weg? Was ist echt und was ist fake? Was ist das Geheimnis wahrer Inspiration - jenseits von Kitsch und Mainstream? Eine Konferenz auf der Suche danach, was Kreativität morgen heißen kann. Voller Geist. Voller Exzellenz. Und dabei so richtig gut drauf. Es ist Zeit für eine Revolution der Schönheit.

Design / Cello / Theater / Typographie / Pop / Architektur / Piano / Literatur / Malerei / Photographie / Songwriting / Lyrik / Geigenbau / Film / Musikproduktion.

www.schoenkonferenz.org

8 June 2018 - 7-9pm
Open Borders - Los Angeles
Craft in America

New music: meditations on movement and displacement

 

Amy Reed: voice-guitar-electronics, visuals

Amy K. Bormet: voice-wurlitzer keyboard-guitar-electronics

Elinor Speirs: improvising violinist
 

Craft in America 

8415 W. 3rd st, Los Angeles, CA, 90048

(323) 951-0610

www.craftinamerica.org

17 May 2018 - 6-8pm
100 Painting Interpretations 5  
Jason Berger: Motifs En Plein Air @ Childs Gallery 

Boston Expressionist painter Jason Berger is revered for the vivid colors and startling immediacy of his vibrant landscapes. Working en plein air, Berger painted landscapes, gardens, and cafes directly from nature. While Berger’s plein air landscapes radiate with a sense of spontaneity, he was also a creature of habit, returning continuously to the same locations throughout his career. He painted familiar motifs again and again, sometimes decades apart. His exuberant landscapes blend the spontaneity of plein air painting with the familiarity of repeated viewing, resulting in an array of fascinating variations. Jazz violinist, Elinor Speirs, will join us at the opening to improvise a musical composition in response to Berger's paintings.

11 May 2018 - 7:30pm
Incidental Music: a Soirée 
An eclectic collection of string quartets, trios and duos 

Elinor Speirs - violin, Samantha Wiratunga - violin, Tomoko Iwamoto - viola,

Francesca McNeeley - cello, Naseem Alatrash - cello, Carl Straussner - guitar 

First Baptist Church of Medford

29 Oakland St, Medford, MA 02155

(781) 396-3811

www.firstbaptistchurchmedford.org

10 May 2018 - 6pm
100 Painting Interpretations 4  
Concord Art

Improvising responses to ‘Henry’s Picks’ from Elizabeth Wentworth Roberts’s permanent collection at Concord Art tonight @ 6pm. Concord Art in Bloom have designed floral arrangements in response to the pieces ... so paintings, flowers and music converging in Concord tonight - looking forward!

Concord Art

37 Lexington Road, Concord MA 01742 

978-369-2578

wwwconcordart.org

11 April 2018 - 7pm
Soloist with NEC Symphony
Improvising Soloist in Mason Bates' Mothership @ Jordan Hall

Aram Demirjian - conductor 

Elinor Speirs - violin 

Daniel Bitran - clarinet 

Jordan Hall, New England Conservatory

290 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA 02115

www.necmusic.edu

30 March 2018 - 7pm-1am
Orquesta Sin Trabajo @ MIT
MIT March Milonga

Tilly Kimm, piano/arranger, Carlos Moreno, bandoneon/vocals,

Rob Flax - bass, Elinor Speirs - violin

W20-202, Sala de Puerto Rico - MIT Student Center

84 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02139-4300, United States

www.orquestasintrabajo.com

28 March 2018 - 6-8pm
100 Painting Interpretations 3  
The Art Connection - Galatea Fine Art

Excited to be partnering with The Art Connection for my third Painting Interpretations performance. Come and hear art in liquid form - March 28, Galatea Fine Art - improvised performance begins at 6:30pm 

Participating artists: Carolyn Letvin, Iwalani Kaluhiokalani 

Image: David Lee Black

Galatea Fine Art

460 Harrison Ave # B6, Boston, MA 02118

2 February 2018 - 6-8pm
100 Painting Interpretations 2  
Galatea Fine Art

Join me for my second set of improvised painting interpretations!


Participating artists:

Christopher Belding Gill: The Natural Universe in Abstraction 

Matthew J. Peake: Your Turn
National Association of Women Artists-Courting the Uncontrollable Part II

Galatea Fine Art

460 Harrison Ave # B6, Boston, MA 02118

(617) 542-1500

www.galateafineart.com

25 January 2018 - 6pm
100 Painting Interpretations 1  
 StateoftheART Gallery 

We are very excited to announce that Jazz Violinist Elinor Speirs will be joining us for the opening of The Marks We Make: a group exhibition, and improvising a musical response to the artworks on show!

Participating artists: Karla Nixon, Liffey Joy, Shui-Lyn White, Jeannie Kinsler, Jodi Hugo and Cedric Vanderlinden.

StateoftheART Gallery

50 Buitenkant St, Cape Town City Centre, Cape Town, 8001, South Africa

+27 61 129 1899

www.stateoftheart-gallery.com           Image: Berna Coetzee

29 November 2017 
Adaption and Variation @ Childs    
South African Duo plays Childs Gallery   

Carl Straussner (guitar) and Elinor Speirs (violin) Duo

From early Renaissance to late Paganini - all are open for a little improvisational flair! 

Child Gallery 

169 Newbury St, Boston, MA 02116

(617) 266-1108

www.childsgallery.com

20 October 2017 - 7:30pm
Brazilian Violin Collective @ Medford 
Arts Across Medford Festival

South African violinist Elinor Speirs leads a cohesive group of accomplished musicians from Brazil, united through their love for Brazilian music and jazz.

Elinor Speirs - violin, Juliano Vendemiatti - rabeca, Caio Afiune - guitar,

Mayo Pamplona - bass, Adam Bahrami and Gustavo Ramanzini - percussion

First Baptist Church of Medford

34 Oakland St, Medford, Massachusetts 02155

https://www.facebook.com/brazilianviolincollective/

1 October 2017 - 1-5pm
Fugue Mill Live at Aeronaut! 
w/ Britt Connors and Octopladd 

Mark Shilanksy - piano/voice, Eric Beyers - guitars, Ethan Setiawan mandolin, Elinor Speirs - violin, Mark Pontiatowski - bass, Mike Connors - drums

Special Guest: Britt Connors - voice/guitar

Aeronaut Brewing Company

14 Tyler St, Somerville, MA 02143

(617) 987-4236

www.aeronautbrewing.com

2 July 2017 - 3:30pm
Orquesta Sin Trabajo at Q Ballroom
Milonga!

Tilly Kimm, piano/arranger, Carlos Moreno, bandoneon/vocals,

Rob Flax - bass, Elinor Speirs - violin

Q Ballroom

26 New St #3, Cambridge, MA 02138

(617) 492-2122

www.qballroom.com

www.orquestasintrabajo.com

30 June 2017 
Orquesta Sin Trabajo at The Towers
Milonga!

Tilly Kimm, piano/arranger, Carlos Moreno, bandoneon/vocals,

Rob Flax - bass, Elinor Speirs - violin

35 Ocean Rd, Narragansett, RI 02882

401) 782-2597

www.thetowersri.com

www.orquestasintrabajo.com

13 June 2017 
Classical Improvisation at St Botolph   
Carl Straussner Group  

Carl Straussner - guitar, Elinor Speirs - violin, Robby Brown - Guitar

From early Renaissance to late Paganini - all are open for a little improvisational flair! 

St Botolph Club 

199 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02116

(617) 536-7570

www.stbotolphclub.org

10 June 2017 
Fugue Mill plays Soular Jazz Fest   
Soular Jazz Festival   

Mark Shilanksy - piano/voice, Eric Beyers - guitars, Ethan Setiawan mandolin, Elinor Speirs - violin, Mark Pontiatowski - bass, Mike Connors - drums

9 June 2017 - 7:30pm
Fugue Mill w/ Britt Connors 
The Dance Hall, Kittery   

Mark Shilanksy - piano/voice, Eric Beyers - guitars, Ethan Setiawan mandolin, Elinor Speirs - violin, Mark Pontiatowski - bass, Mike Connors - drums

Special Guest: Britt Connors - voice/guitar

The Dance Hall, Kittery, Maine

7 Walker St, Kittery, Maine 03904

(207) 703-2083

www.thedancehallkittery.org

9 May 2017 - 8:30pm
Touchstone Collective - NEC
Doctoral Recital 3  

Touchstone Collective is a newly formed working band as well as a platform for excellent women in jazz and related arts. This recital marks our debut performance! Join us for an evening of original works and spontaneous collective compositions for various combinations including jazz quintet and string quartet.

Elinor Speirs - violin/compositions, Lihi Haruvi - saxes, Mina Cho - piano,

Kirsten Lamb - bass, Dayeon Seok - drums, Gabriela Martina - voice, Danielle Andersen - dance, Tomoko Iwamoto - violin, Martine Thomas - viola, Allison Drenkow - cello                          Image: Antelmo Villarreal

23 April 2017 - 7pm
J-Way at Loring-Greenough
String Quartet 

Rika Ikeda - violin/compositions, Tomoko Iwamoto - violin/compositions, Elinor Speirs - viola/compositions, Catherine Bent - cello/compositions

 

Loring-Greenough House

12 South St, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130

(617) 524-3158 

www.loring-greenough.org

2 April 2017 - 4pm
Brazilian Violin Collective
Journeys in Sound

Elinor Speirs - violin, Juliano Vendemiatti - rabeca, Caio Afiune - guitar,

Mayo Pamplona - bass, Adam Bahrami and Gustavo Ramanzini - percussion

Arts at the Armory 

191 Highland Ave #1c, Somerville, MA 02143

(617) 718-2191

www.artsatthearmory.org

https://www.facebook.com/brazilianviolincollective/

15 February 2017 - 9pm
Mina Cho Quintet at Ryles Jazz Club
Love Transformation - CD Release Party

 

Mina Cho - piano/compositions, Elinor Speirs - violin, Vasilis Kostas - laouto

SeaJun Kwon - bass, George Lernis - drums

 

Ryles Jazz Club

212 Hampshire St., Cambridge, MA 02139

​(617) 876-9330

www.rylesjazz.com

2 December 2016 - 8:30pm
Brazilian Violin Collective
Doctoral Recital 2

Elinor Speirs - violin, Juliano Vendemiatti - rabeca, Gaia Wilmer - sax,

Caio Afiune - guitar, Mayo Pamplona - bass, Adam Bahrami and Gustavo Ramanzini - percussion

 

Brown Hall, New England Conservatory

https://www.facebook.com/brazilianviolincollective/

30 September 2016 - 12pm
Boston Athenaeum 
Sound Politics: Untitled for Cyborg String Quartet
- Michaela Davies

These pieces explore the application of electric muscle stimulation (EMS) to musical composition and performance. MIDI compositions created by the artist are used to trigger custom-built EMS devices that send electrical impulses to performers’ muscles. These impulses generate specific involuntary movements, causing the performers to ‘play’ their instruments.

The performances explore the complexities of contemporary living in an ‘electrified’ and ‘engineered’ age where the will of the people appears to be determined by involuntary reactions to electronically mediated stimuli. 

11 September 2016 
Orquesta Sin Trabajo at Brandon Inn
Moonlight in Vermont Tango Weekend at Brandon Inn

Tilly Kimm, piano/arranger, Carlos Moreno, bandoneon/vocals,

Rob Flax - bass, Elinor Speirs - violin

 

www.orquestasintrabajo.com

July 2016 
Crescendo Summer Institute - Tokaj
Jazz Department 

 

Faculty: Andy Vance - piano,  Elinor Speirs - violin

 

www.crescendoinstitute.org/en

27 May 2016 - 7pm
Once in a Blue Moon - Seoul
Mina Cho Jazz Quintet

 

Mina Cho - piano/compositions, Maria Kim - vocals, Elinor Speirs - violin, 

Do Young Kim - bass, George Lernis - drums

​Once in a Blue Moon 

South Korea, Seoul, Gangnam-gu, Cheongdam-dong, 85-1
+82 2-549-5490 

www.onceinabluemoon.co.kr

26 May 2016 - 7pm
Far East Broadcasting Company - SK
Jazz Gospel Concert - Mina Cho Quintet

 

Mina Cho - piano/compositions, Maria Kim - vocals, Elinor Speirs - violin, 

Do Young Kim - bass, George Lernis - drums

​Far East Broadcasting Company

15700 Imperial Hwy
La Mirada, CA 90638-2509

800-523-3480

newmedia@febc.org

25 May 2016 - 4-6pm
Masterclass @ Seoul Jazz Academy

Mina Cho - piano, Elinor Speirs - violin, Do Young Kim - bass, 

George Lernis - drums

​Seoul Jazz Academy

SJA Building, 89, Daehak-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea

+82 2-764-8841

www.seouljazzacademy.wixsite.com/english/seoul-jazz-academy

21 May 2016 - 4-6pm
Mina Cho Quintet at Porch Fest

Mina Cho - piano, Shihai Li - alto sax, Elinor Speirs - violin, 

Do Young Kim - bass, George Lernis - drums

​Somerville Community Baptist Church

31 College Ave, Somerville, MA 02144

(617) 625-6523

www.ilovescbc.org

24 April 2016 - 12pm
Zbigniew Seifert Tribute
Doctoral Recital I

Elinor Speirs - violin, Witness Fireboy Matlou - piano, 

Do Young Kim - Bass, Kesivan Naidoo - Drums

Keller Room

New England Conservatory 

26 March 2016 - 8:30pm
Brydon Bolton Trio f/ Elinor Speirs
SC: Sound Connections

Sets at 8.30pm and 10pm

Bassist and composer Brydon Bolton and his trio of vibraphonist Frank Mallows and drummer Simon Annett sculpt spontaneous freestyle chamber music-scapes layered with shape-shifting jazz improvisation.

SC: Sound Connections

7925 Cape Town, Western Cape

March 2016
Crescendo Summer Institute - SA 
Jazz Department

Faculty: Andy Vance - piano, Elinor Speirs - violin

Durbanville High School
Somerset West, Western Cape 7550

+27 21 981 5551

www.crescendosouthafrica.org

17 February 2016 - 8:15pm
Jazz, Tango and Dance
Organic Jazz Club Concert

Mina Cho - Piano/Compositions, Shihai Li - Alto Saxophone, Elinor Speirs - Violin, Vasileios Kostas - Laouto and Guitar, Do Young Kim - Bass, George Lernis - Drums and Percussion

The Lilypad

1353 Cambridge St, Cambridge, MA 02139

www.lilypadinman.com

13 January 2016 - 8pm
Elinor Speirs Quartet at The Crypt

Elinor Speirs - violin/compositions, Keith Tabisher - Guitar,

Brydon Bolton - Bass, Ivan Bell - Drums

The Crypt Jazz Club 

St George's Cathedral, 1 Wale St &, Adderley St, Cape Town City Centre, Cape Town, 8000, South Africa

+27 62 614 8731

www.cryptjazz.co.za

Image: Berna Coetzee

24 November 2015 - 8pm
Tuesday Night New Music  

New music by Andrew Haig, Luis Ruelas Romo, Robert Burdick, Delong Wang, Quentin Tschofen, Lingbo Ma, Bosba Panh, and Jherrard Hardeman

Andrew Haig: Heart to Heart for baritone and string quartet

 

Corey Gaudreau - baritone, Shanshan Zeng - violin, Elinor Speirs - violin, Maren Rothfritz - viola, Nitzan Gal - cello 

Brown Hall, New England Conservatory 

18 October 2015 - 4pm
Bow & Strings: the World of Violin  
Journeys in Sound

Violin Performance Workshop with Elinor Speirs, Layth Sidiq, Jason Anick, Pilar Zorro and Rachel Panitch  

Arts at the Armory 

191 Highland Ave #1c, Somerville, MA 02143

(617) 718-2191

www.artsatthearmory.org

July 2015
Crescendo Summer Institute - Tokaj 
Jazz Department

Faculty: Andy Vance - piano, Greg Ambro - trumpet,  Elinor Speirs - violin, Simon Wunderlin - drums

Paulay Ede Theatre, Tokaj Hungary 

14 June 2015 - 7pm
Recreation Night @ Outpost 186
Improvisation Series

7pm: Tsuyoshi Honjo - sax, Randy Pingrey - trombone, Elinor Speirs - violin, Jon Hawkins - guitar

8pm: Daniel Rosenthal - trumpet, Jeff Song - e. bass, Andy Dow - e. bass Gary Fieldman - drums

Outpost 186

186 Hampshire St, Cambridge 02139

31 May 2015 - 4pm
Sunday Cafe Chamber Music 
Journeys in Sound

Elinor Speirs Chamber Group

Elinor Speirs - violin, Ludovica Burtone - violin, Thiago Gomes - guitar, Neil Patton - bass

Arts at the Armory 

191 Highland Ave #1c, Somerville, MA 02143

(617) 718-2191

www.artsatthearmory.org

21 April 2015 - 8pm
Chilcano Album Release at Zinc Bar

8pm: Chilcano

10pm: Karachacha 

Elinor Speirs - violin, Yuri Juárez - guitar, Jude Cuchifrito Kim - bass, Yonggyou Seo - drums

Zinc Bar

82 W 3rd St, New York, New York 10012

(212) 477-9462

www.zincjazz.com

15 March 2015 - 8pm
When Cultures Converge
Journeys in Sound  

4pm: Milena Jancuric Trio

 

5pm: Elinor Speirs Trio 

Elinor Speirs - violin, Thiago Gomes - guitar, Mike Dick - drums 

Arts at the Armory 

191 Highland Ave #1c, Somerville, MA 02143

(617) 718-2191

www.artsatthearmory.org

24 February 2015 - 8pm
Tuesday Night New Music  

New music by Danielle Galler Rabinowitz, Anú López, Shiuan Chang, Yeeray Low, and Josh Mastel

Anú Lopez: Centomila/One Hundred Thousand for string trio

 

Elinor Speirs - violin, Maren Rothfritz - viola, Nitzan Gal - cello 

Williams Hall, New England Conservatory 

16 November 2014 - 8-10pm
In Momentum Series at Outpost 186

Inna Dudukina - voice

Jorge Perez Albela - percussion, Sissy Castrogiovanni - voice

Milena Jancuric - flute, Gaia Wilmer - sax, Jacob Matheus - guitar

 

Elinor Speirs - violin, Gabriela Martina - voice 

Outpost 186

186 Hampshire St, Cambridge 02139

5 October 2014 - 8-10pm
In Momentum Series at Outpost 186

Giuseppe Paradiso - drums, Jiri Nedoma - piano, Tino D'Agostino - bass

Naseem Alatrash - cello, Layth Sidiq - violin

Gustavo D'Amico - sax, Elinor Speirs - violin, Kinan Ednawi - oud 

Outpost 186

186 Hampshire St, Cambridge 02139

10 August 2014 - 7:30pm
Crescendo Summer Institute 
Jazz Department

Uwe Steinmetz - director/saxophone,  Elinor Speirs - violin

Paulay Ede Theatre, Tokaj Hungary 

18 May 2014 - 7pm
Chilcano at NYU Jazz Expo

Elinor Speirs - violin, Yuri Juárez - guitar, Jude Cuchifrito Kim - bass, Yonggyou Seo - drums 

Provincetown Playhouse 

133 Macdougal St, New York, NY 10012

(212) 998-5424

www.provincetownplayhouse.com

29 April 2014 
The Stereography Project

Marike van Dijk's Chamber Ensemble

 

Marike van Dijk - saxes/compositions, Ben van Gelder - basscl/asax, Lucas Pino - cl/tsax, Anna Webber - fl/tsax, Alan Ferber - tb, Elinor Speirs - vi, 
Sita Chay - vi, Eric Lemmon - vla, Amanda Gookin - vc, Manuel Schmiedel - pi, Rick Rosato - bass, Mark Schilders - dr, Ruben Samama - vc, 

Defne Sahin - vc

Album Release: ShapeShifter Lab; Recorded: The Bunker Studio

(929) 234-8534

www.thebunkerstudio.com

21 November 2013 - 9:30pm-12:30am
Tangolandó at Zinc Bar

Tangolandó the perfect balance between tango and the Afro-Peruvian music

Sofia Tosello S - vocals, Yuri Juarez - guitars, Shirazett Tinnin - drums,

Elinor Speirs - violin, Pedro Giraudo - bass, Héctor Morales - cajón

Two sets: 9.30pm and 11.00pm

Zinc Bar

82 W 3rd St, New York, New York 10012

(212) 477-9462

www.zincjazz.com

9 May 2013 - 7:30pm-11:30pm
Thursday Night at the Nuyorican!

Join us for for the last concert of the semester! Three great bands playing three great sets:

7:30 Chilcano
9:00 Karachacha

10:30 Dave Schroeder Ensemble with special guest John Hadfield

​Tickets are $10 in advance or $15 at the door. $10 students.



Nuyorican Poets Cafe

236 E 3rd St  New York, NY 10009

(212) 780-9386

www.nuyorican.org

1 May 2013

Washington Square Park

A spontaneous gig with my favourite Korean jazz musicians in Washington Square Park. Spring is here...at last!

11 April 2013 - 7:30pm-11:30pm
Thursday Night at the Nuyorican!
Join us for a fabulous evening of world and fusion jazz! 
7:30 Chilcano

9:00 Karachacha
10:30 World Music Ensemble with special guest John Hadfield
​Tickets are $10 in advance or $15 at the door. $10 students.

 

Nuyorican Poets Cafe

236 E 3rd St  New York, NY 10009
(212) 780-9386
www.nuyorican.org

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