Upcoming Gigs

 

Sunday, July 2nd, 8 – 11 pm

8 pm – Plaks-Galaganov-Hadro Trio – check out the incredibly intuitive and creative group that I recorded my latest album with, called Introducing Eric Plaks, Pianist.

9 pm – The Shrine Big Band – The Shrine (2271 Adam Clayton Powell Blvd between 133rd and 134th)

Thursday, July 13, 6-8 pm

Silvana (300 West 116th, corner of Frederick Douglass) – We’re going to be playing Matt McDonald’s McBone series once again – with a classic group – Matt McDonald – trombone; Andrew Hadro – bari sax; Eric Plaks – piano; François Grillot – bass; Jon Panikkar – drums.  Rare Monk tunes and other delicacies.

Monday, July 17th, 7 pm

BUSHWICK IMPROVISORS COLLECTIVE

Bushwick Public House (1288 Myrtle Avenue, Brooklyn) – I’m honored to continue to play in Stephen Gauci’s amazing series, featuring some of the best folks in the worldwide and NYC improvising scene – with a great trio on this night – Eric Plaks – piano; Adam Lane – bass; Leonid Galaganov – drums

Monday, July 24th, 7 pm

BUSHWICK IMPROVISORS COLLECTIVE

Bushwick Public House (1288 Myrtle Avenue, Brooklyn) – We continue with one of my long-time running mates, the legendary Godfather, Don Chapman – tenor sax;  Eric Plaks – piano; TBD – bass; Jon Panikkar – drums

Monday, July 17th, 7 pm

BUSHWICK IMPROVISORS COLLECTIVE

**SPECIAL CD RELEASE PARTY! **

Bushwick Public House (1288 Myrtle Avenue, Brooklyn)

Join me and Aquiles Navarro as we welcome our new album, Windows To The World Beyond, and stick around for the majesty of the Shrine Big Band

7 pm – Eric Plaks – piano; Aquiles Navarro – trumpet and vocoder

9 pm – The Shrine Big Band featuring – Aquiles Navarro and Danny Gouker – trumpets; James Rogers and Matt McDonald – trombones; Elijah Shiffer, Andrew Hadro and Thomas Hutchings – sax; Eric Plaks – piano; Yutaka Takahashi – guitar; Sean Conly – bass; Jon Panikkar – drums

Sunday, August 6th, 8 – 11 pm

The Shrine Big Band – The Shrine (2271 Adam Clayton Powell Blvd between 133rd and 134th)

Sunday, September 3rd, 8 – 11 pm

The Shrine Big Band – The Shrine (2271 Adam Clayton Powell Blvd between 133rd and 134th)

Sunday, October 1st, 8 – 11 pm

The Shrine Big Band – The Shrine (2271 Adam Clayton Powell Blvd between 133rd and 134th)

Sunday, November 5th, 8 – 11 pm

The Shrine Big Band – The Shrine (2271 Adam Clayton Powell Blvd between 133rd and 134th)

Sunday, December 3rd, 8 – 11 pm

The Shrine Big Band – The Shrine (2271 Adam Clayton Powell Blvd between 133rd and 134th)

PAST PERFORMANCES:

Monday, May 22nd, 6:30 – 7:45 pm

BUSHWICK IMPROVISORS CONCERT SERIES
 

PLAKS – NAMENWIRTH – DYM – LOGGIA QUARTET at Artichoke Pizza & Bar (downstairs), 18 Wyckoff Avenue, Bushwick, Brooklyn.  Same group as May 8th.

Sunday, June 4th, 8 – 11 pm

The Shrine Big Band – The Shrine (2271 Adam Clayton Powell Blvd between 133rd and 134th)

Saturday, January 7th, 2017, 6-8 pm

Eric Plaks Trio featuring Leco Reis (b) and Jon Panikkar (d) – The Shrine (2271 Adam Clayton Powell Blvd between 133rd and 134th)

Sunday, January 1st, 2017, 8 – 11pm

The Shrine Big Band – The Shrine (2271 Adam Clayton Powell Blvd between 133rd and 134th)

2016 – 

Friday, December 30th, 9 pm – 1 am

Tomi Jazz – 239 East 53rd, lower level.  Listen to some jazz standards (experimentally done, of course) in the friendly, intimate confines of this Japanese restaurant/bar/speakeasy.  Enjoy some rice balls and sake while you savor our sounds!

Monday, December 19th, 8-11 pm

The Shrine Big Band – Sir D’s (837 Union Street, Park Slope, Brooklyn) – in the former (but I’m told way-better-now) Tea Lounge space.

Friday, December 9th, 9 pm

Far Out Sounds Presents: Far Out #4 – Richmond Hill Queens.  Please email for exact address (ooo – mysterious!) – faroutqueens@gmail.com – Join Blaise Siwula (reeds), Stan Nishimura (trombone), Anthony DiGregorio (guitar), Aron Namenwirth (banjo and electric bass), John Loggia (drums) and me (back on piano) for a mesmerizing and far-out sequence of solos, duos, trios, and whole group ensemble improvisations.

Thursday, December 8th, 6:30 pm

Marcus Garvey Park Recreation Center – 122nd and Mount Morris – I’ll be playing Hanukkah songs on guitar!  Come and see what I usually only do in front of my early childhood students, and you can say “I say him play guitar”.

Sunday, December 4th, 8-11 pm

The Shrine Big Band – The Shrine (2271 Adam Clayton Powell Blvd between 133rd and 134th)

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