Past Starpoli Sounds Events:

Sweet Butterfly
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
(Andy Crespo: bass & J Starpoli: trombone)

8pm
$ = suggested donation
    Arts Block Cafe
       Main Street, Greenfield, MA
    also performing will be In Example: Eliot Cardinaux (piano) & Issac Luxon (guitar)

Co-op Jazz
Friday, July 27, 2012
7-7:30pm

Admission is $6 for adults and $4 for kids under 12
     Pothole Pictures at Memorial Hall (shelburnefallsmemorialhall.org/pothole-pictures)
          51 Bridge Street in Shelburne Falls, MA
    a short set of live music opening for the Martin Scorsese film "The Last Waltz"
Sunday, July 29, 2012
2:30-4pm
$ = free!

    McCusker's Market (franklincommunity.coop)
        3 State Street, Shelburne Falls, MA
    This month we take a field trip for our last Sunday of the month to the co-op's other store: same bat-time, same bat co-op

Rob Skelton's Pitchfork
Friday, July 13, 2012 (spooky!)
8:30pm
$ = no cover!
    Ashfield Lakehouse (ashfieldlakehouse.com)

Greenwood / Starpoli duo
Saturday, May 19, 2012
doors open at 7:30PM; music at 8PM
$8 admission
    @ Opensound Concert Series (opensound.org)

        Third Life Studio (thirdlifestudio.com)
        Union Square, Somerville, Mass.
    Western MA noise / improv appearing in greater Boston
    also performing is Steve Norton - Covers project

Co-op Jazz
Sunday, April 29, 2012
12(noon)-1:30
$ = free!
     @ Occupy Greenfield Common (occupyfranklincounty.org, facebook.com/events/268057253276463)
         in the center of downtown Greenfield, MA
     activists from the 99% will be camped out all night Saturday April 28 through Sunday the 29th.  Come be a part of the country-wide community celebrating the Spring Resurgence
Sunday, April 29, 2012
2:30-4pm

$ = free!
    Green Fields Market (franklincommunity.coop)
        141 Main Street, Greenfield, MA
    mellow grocery shopping music exploring the rich tradition of swing- and bebop-era song forms

Friday, May 4, 2012
6-9pm
$30 donation
    @ Feast for Habitat (pvhabitat.org)
       Benefit fundraiser for Pioneer Valley Habitat for Humanity to further their efforts to build affordable houses in Western MA
Sunday, May 13, 2012
5:30-8:30pm

$ = ?
     Shutesbury Athletic Club
        282 Wendell Road, Shutesbury, MA
     Celebrate Mother's Day with Co-op Jazz, having fun at the AC! Earlier in the day will be belly-dancing, and there is bound to be plenty of food and drink for this special occasion


Rob Skelton's Pitchfork
Friday, April 27, 2012
8:30pm
$ = no cover!
    Ashfield Lakehouse (ashfieldlakehouse.com)
        rockin' out in the sticks for hilltown folk


Co-op Jazz
Sunday, April 22, 2012
2:30-4pm
$ = free / open to the public

    Shelburne Senior Center (townofshelburne.com/senior_cen.html)

          7 Main Street, Shelburne Falls
     party with the old folks!

Co-op Jazz
Friday, March 30, 2012
7-7:30pm

Admission is $6 for adults and $4 for kids under 12
     Pothole Pictures at Memorial Hall (www.shelburnefallsmemorialhall.org/aboutpotholepics.html)
          51 Bridge Street in Shelburne Falls, MA
     short set of music opening for the Looney Tunes Festival! Screening the best of the the original animations from Warner Brothers heyday

Co-op Jazz
Sunday, March 25, 2012
2:30-4pm

$ = free!
    Green Fields Market (franklincommunity.coop)
        141 Main Street, Greenfield, MA
    mellow grocery shopping music exploring the rich tradition of swing- and bebop-era song forms

Dean Rosenthal (deanrosenthal.org)
Saturday, March 24, 2012
8pm
$5 suggested donation
    @ Hartford Phase Shift (hartfordphaseshift.com)
        La Paloma Sabanera (lapalomacoffeehouse.com)
            405 Capitol Avenue Hartford, CT

Co-op Jazz
Tuesday, March 13, 2012
8
pm
    Black Moon Music Lounge (blackmoonmusic.com)
        37 State Street, Belchertown, MA

Dean Rosenthal (deanrosenthal.org)
two shows presenting new works by a unique, Amherst-based composer
Saturday, March 10, 2012
8pm
$5 suggested donation
    @ The Uncertainty Music Series (uncertaintymusic.com)
        Never Ending Books (neverendingbooks.net)
            810 State Street, New Haven, CT


Co-op Jazz
Saturday, March 3, 2012
10:30-Noon

$ = free!
    Winter Fare Farmer's Market
        Second Congregational Church
        across from the town common, Downtown Greenfield
     grab some locally-grown foods from Western MA's own farmers while listening to some mellow tones

Co-op Jazz
Sunday, February 26, 2012
2:30-4pm

$ = free!
    Green Fields Market (franklincommunity.coop)
        141 Main Street, Greenfield, MA
    mellow grocery shopping music exploring the rich tradition of swing- and bebop-era song forms


Something Else
Friday, February 24, 2012
9:30pm
    The Rendezvous (rendezvoustfma.com/events/)
            3rd Street, Turners Falls, MA
    come check out the latest in the evolution of a homegrown Western MA band

Something Else
    come check out the latest in the evolution of a homegrown Western MA band.  We'll also be having open rehearsals at the Arts Block some Wednesdays, so feel free to stop by and have a drink in an informal setting.
Friday, February 10, 2012
9pm
    The Arts Block
        Downtown Greenfield, MA

Co-op Jazz
Saturday, February 4, 2012
10:30-Noon
$ = free!
    Winter Fare Farmer's Market
        Second Congregational Church
        across from the town common, Downtown Greenfield
     grab some locally-grown foods from Western MA's own farmers while listening to some mellow tones


Rob Skelton's Pitchfork

Friday, February 3, 2012
8:30pm
$ = no cover!
    Ashfield Lakehouse (ashfieldlakehouse.com)
        rockin' out in the sticks for hilltown folk


Co-op Jazz
Sunday, January 29, 2012
2:30-4pm
$ = free!
         Green Fields Market (franklincommunity.coop)
             141 Main Street, Greenfield, MA
         mellow grocery shopping music exploring the rich tradition of swing- and bebop-era song forms

Co-op Jazz
Sunday, January 22, 2012
11am-1pm
$ = free!
        Cushman Market (cushmanmarket.com)
            491 Pine Street, Amherst, MA
        get your brunch on while listening to a small-group version of Co-op Jazz


Possible Music I
Saturday, January 21, 2012

7:00 pm talk, 8:00 pm concert
    Centrum Gallery at Hampshire College (hampshire.edu)
       893 West St, Amherst, MA
    Compositions by Craig Shepard (special guest from Brooklyn, NY craigshepard.net), Larry Polansky, Christian Wolff, Jack Callahan. Performed by Chelsea Dunn, cello, Gabby Mogul, violin, David Kant, tenor sax, Mustafa Walker, harmonium, Jeremy Starpoli and Craig Shepard, trombones, Dean Rosenthal and Tom Crean, guitars, Jack Callahan, melodica, percussion.

Sunday, January 22, 2012
9-midnight
   
Martian Gardens hosted by Max Shea (martiangardens.blogspot.com)
    smaller-group versions of some of the material performed live on 91.1FM WMUA (WMUA.org)

Rob Skelton's Pitchfork
Saturday, December 3, 2011
8pm
     The Stone Church
           on the corner of Main and Grove Streets in the heart of Downtown Brattleboro
           also performing will be Terry Flood, Drunk Stuntmen, and more!
Friday, December 9, 2011
9pm
      Ashfield Lakehouse (ashfieldlakehouse.com)
        rockin' out in the sticks for hilltown folk

Co-op Jazz
Sunday, December 4, 2011

2:30-4pm
         $ = free!
         Green Fields Market (franklincommunity.coop)
             141 Main Street, Greenfield, MA
         mellow grocery shopping music exploring the rich tradition of swing- and bebop-era song forms

Something Else

Saturday, December 10, 2011
9pm
      The Rendezvous (rendezvoustfma.com/events/)
            3rd Street, Turners Falls, MA
       Newly-formed band with guitars, horns, funky bass and 'nuff percussion will presenting our latest material at these shows.


Something Else
Saturday, November 19, 2011
9pm
      The Arts Block
            Downtown Greenfield, MA
       Newly-formed band with guitars, horns, funky bass and 'nuff percussion will presenting our latest material at these shows.


PRINTS
Monday, November 14, 2011
    Flywheel (flywheelarts.org)
           43 Main Street, Easthampton, MA
     with Paul Giallorenzo + Brian Labycz (Chicago Moog + modular synth duo), We Love You (playing the music of Fetish), Egg Eggs

Co-op Jazz
Friday, November 18, 2011
     7-9pm
     $ = no cover
     Mike and Tony's Pizzeria at the Green Emporium
          in the heart of downtown Colrain, MA
     music for your dining pleasure.  Mike and Tony do a great business with their pizza nights on the weekends in this small town.  Food and drink in a relaxed and creative atmosphere

Ear Contact on WMUA Radio (91.1FM in western MA or streaming live @ WMUA.org)
Sunday, March 20, 2011

     7-9pm
     live on-air interview with composer Joseph Bertolozzi (josephbertolozzi.com)
          creator of Bridge Music and other projects will speak about his work

Co-op Jazz
Sunday, March 27, 2011

      2:30-4pm
      $ = free!
      Green Fields Market (greenfieldsmarket.coop)
            141 Main Street, Greenfield, MA
      mellow grocery shopping music exploring the rich tradition of swing- and bebop-era song forms
Saturday, April 2, 2011
      10am-1pm
      Guiding Star Grange (www.guidingstargrange.org)
            Wells Street, Greenfield, MA
      benefit for the Greenfield Middle School Marching Band
      also appearing will be Adam Scotera and friends

Joe McPhee (joemcphee.com)
Wednesday, March 2, 2011

      8pm
      $8
      Flywheel Arts Collective (flywheelarts.org)
            43 Main Street, Easthampton, MA
      Legendary improviser and multi-instrumentalist McPhee returns to western MA for a command performance featuring frequent collaborator Chris Corsano (cor-sano.com) on drums as well as western Mass' own Andy Crespo on bass and yours truly J Starpoli on trombone.  Joe has played worldwide with nearly everyone in the music for over 35 years, so it is a rare treat to hear him live at Flywheel's newly revamped venue in Easthampton's Old Town Hall.
      Here is a press release with more info:
            3.2.11McPhee.pdf


    * Co-op Jazz Ensemble
    * Sunday, February 27, 2011
          o 2:30-4pm
          o $ = free!
          o Green Fields Market (greenfieldsmarket.coop)
                + 141 Main Street, Greenfield, MA
          o mellow grocery shopping music exploring the rich tradition of swing- and bebop-era song forms

# PRINTS
# Saturday, February 12, 2011
    * 8pm
    * $ = free!
    * John Doe, Jr. Used Records and Books
          o Main Street, Greenfield, MA
    * with Urthquake and The Epicureans and who knows what else!

# Co-op Jazz Ensemble
# Friday, Febrary 11, 2011
    * 7-9pm
    * $ = no cover
    * Mike and Tony's Pizzeria at the Green Emporium
          o in the heart of downtown Colrain, MA
    * music for your dining pleasure.  Mike and Tony do a great business with their pizza nights on the weekends in this small town.  Food and drink in a relaxed and creative atmosphere

    * Michael Pisaro (www.timescraper.de/pisaro)
    * (global composer collaborating with a locally-grown ensemble)
          o 6pm lecture
          o 8pm performance
          o Hampshire College Red Barn
                + 893 West St Amherst, MA

    * Co-op Jazz Ensemble
    * Sunday, November 28, 2010
          o 2:30-4pm
          o $ = free!
          o Green Fields Market (greenfieldsmarket.coop)
                + 141 Main Street Greenfield, MA
          o mellow grocery shopping music exploring the rich tradition of swing- and bebop-era song forms

    * Co-op Jazz Ensemble
    * Sunday, October 24, 2010
          o 2:30-4pm
          o $ = free!
          o Green Fields Market (greenfieldsmarket.coop)
                + 141 Main Street Greenfield, MA
          o mellow grocery shopping music exploring the rich tradition of swing- and bebop-era song forms

    * PRINTS
    * (Victor Signore - reeds, J Starpoli - trombone, Andy Crespo - bass, Bruce Todd - drums / percussion)
    * Friday October 22, 2010
          o 8pm
          o $ donations appreciated
          o Flywheel (flywheelarts.org)
                + 43 Main Street Easthampton, MA
          o benefit for the Food Bank of Western Mass. with Worcester punx The Terribles, DJ 12XU and more

 * Rob Skelton's Pitchfork
    * Saturday, October 9, 2010
          o 10am-Noon
          o $ = free!
          o Greenfield Farmer's Market
          o live music right in the center of downtown Greenfield
                + every second Saturday of the month
          o energetic, punky, folk-rockin' grooves from a Western MA original!

      * Co-op Jazz Ensemble
    * Saturday October 2, 2010
          o 10am-Noon
          o $ = free!
           o Greenfield Farmer's Market
          o live music right in the center of downtown Greenfield
          o mellow grocery shopping music exploring the rich tradition of swing- and bebop-era song forms

    * Co-op Jazz Ensemble
    * Friday, October 1, 2010
          o 5:30-7pm
          o $ = free!
          o Green Fields Market (greenfieldsmarket.coop)
                + 141 Main Street Greenfield, MA
    o part of the Green Fields Market's kickoff to National Co-op Month
          o mellow grocery shopping music exploring the rich tradition of swing- and bebop-era song forms

   * Co-op Jazz Ensemble
    * Friday, September 24, 2010
          o 7-9pm
          o $ = free!
          o Mike and Tony's Pizzeria at the Green Emporium
                + Colrain, MA
          o mellow music exploring the rich tradition of swing- and bebop-era song forms

  * Rob Skelton's Pitchfork
    * Saturday, July 10, 2010
          o 10am-Noon
          o $ = free!
          o Greenfield Farmer's Market
          o live music right in the center of downtown Greenfield
                + every second Saturday of the month
          o energetic, punky, folk-rockin' grooves from a Western MA original!

    * TryTone Big Band
    * Monday, July 12, 2010
          o 6pm
          o $ = free!
          o in the Pavillion @ Bushnell Park
                + 99 Trinity Street in Downtown Hartford, CT
          o tribute to the late, great Nigerian musician Fela Anikulipo Kuti
          o all-star ensemble led by Rich McGhee and featuring great players from Connecticut and Western Mass!
          o presented by the Hartford Jazz Society as part of their Monday Night Jazz series

    * Low-Key Jazz Ensemble
    * Sunday, June 27, 2010
          o 2:30-4pm
          o $ = free!
          o Green Fields Market (greenfieldsmarket.coop)
                + 141 Main Street Greenfield, MA
          o mellow grocery shopping music exploring the rich tradition of swing- and bebop-era song forms

    * Rob Skelton's Pitchfork
    * Saturday, June 26, 2010
          o 7pm
          o $ = no cover
          o Burrito Rojo (www.burritorojo.com)
                + 50 Third Street Turners Falls, MA
          o energetic, punky, folk-rockin' grooves from a Western MA original!
          o after rockin the Rojo a few times over the cold winter months, Pitchfork returns!


    * J Starpoli with Eliot Cardinaux (www.myspace.com/eliotcardinaux)
    * Friday, June 25, 2010
          o 7-7:30pm
          o Admission is $6 for adults and $4 for kids under 12
          o Pothole Pictures at Memorial Hall (www.shelburnefallsmemorialhall.org/aboutpotholepics.html)
                + 51 Bridge Street in Shelburne Falls, MA
          o short set of music opening for a screening of the 1974 film "The Three Musketeers"
          o all-original compositions for trombone and piano performed in a wonderfully resonant old theater

Rob Skelton's Pitchfork
# Saturday, June 12, 2010
    * 10am-noon
    * $ = free!
    * Greenfield Farmer's Market
          o live music right in the center of downtown Greenfield
    * energetic, punky, folk-rockin' grooves from a Western MA original!

# Low-Key Jazz Ensemble
# Friday, June 11, 2010
    * 7-7:30pm
    * Admission is $6 for adults and $4 for kids under 12
    * Pothole Pictures at Memorial Hall (www.shelburnefallsmemorialhall.org/aboutpotholepics.html)
          o 51 Bridge Street in Shelburne Falls, MA
    * short set of music opening for a film screening of the fly-fishing documentary "Rivers of a Lost Coast"

# Friday, June 18, 2010
    * 7-7:30pm
    * Admission is $6 for adults and $4 for kids under 12
    * Pothole Pictures at Memorial Hall (www.shelburnefallsmemorialhall.org/aboutpotholepics.html)
          o 51 Bridge Street in Shelburne Falls, MA
    * short set of music opening for a screening of Helen Hunt's 2007 film "Then She Found Me"

    * Haiku Circle
    * Saturday, June 5 2010
          o this is an all-day event, 9am-7pm
          o held in a beautiful outdoor setting on a long-time tree farm
                + 152 Mt. Hermon Station Road (Route 142) Northfield, MA
          o a great annual conference of North American poets working in haiku and related traditions, with nature walks, workshops on letterpress printing, non-violent communication and more
          o I will be collaborating with some of this year's featured readers: Art Stein, Charlie Mehrhoff and Michael Ketchek
          o contact me for more info on attending [starpolimail AT suchfun DOT net]


    * New Standards Ensemble
    * Sunday, May 23, 2010
          o 2:30-4pm
          o $ = free!
          o Green Fields Market (greenfieldsmarket.coop)
                + 141 Main Street Greenfield, MA
          o mellow grocery shopping music exploring the rich tradition of swing- and bebop-era song forms


    * Cornelius Cardew Memorial (Barbeque) Orchestra
    * Friday, May 7, 2010
          o 8pm
          o $5
          o Flywheel (flywheelarts.org)
                + 43 Main Street Easthampton, MA
          o a large ensemble organized by Jack Callahan will be performing an original interpretation of Cardew's "Treatise" in honor of the composer's 74th Birthday


    * Rob Skelton's Pitchfork
    * Saturday, May 1, 2010
          o 10am-noon
          o $ = free!
          o Greenfield Farmer's Market
                + live music right in the center of downtown Greenfield
          o energetic, punky, folk-rockin' grooves from a Western MA original!


    * New Standards Ensemble
    * Sunday, April 25 2010
          o 2:30-4pm
          o $ = free!
          o Green Fields Market (greenfieldsmarket.coop)
                + 141 Main Street Greenfield, MA
          o mellow grocery shopping music exploring the rich tradition of swing- and bebop-era song forms


    * Vince Tripi (poetry) and J Starpoli (music)
    * Tuesday April 20, 2010
          o 7pm
          o Matthew Leighton Studio
                + 9 Mill Street, Greenfield, MA
          o an exciting collaboration with Vince Tripi, a well-recognized haiku poet and personal inspiration


    * PRINTS
    * Sunday, April 18 2010
          o 8pm
          o Flywheel Grand Re-Opening! (flywheelarts.org)
                + Old Easthampton Town Hall, Easthampton, MA
          o The group for this show includes Andy Crespo (bass), Victor Signore (saxophone), Bruce Todd (drum set)
          o many more bands playing from Thursday, April 15 through Sunday. Check out the lineup at http://www.flywheelarts.org/grand-opening


    * Ear Contact on WMUA Radio (91.1FM in Western MA or streaming live @ WMUA.org)
          o As part of WMUA's Jazz Block programming I focus on the roots of experimental "free jazz" as well as its' contemporary offshoots.
          o Thursday, April 15, 2010 9am-Noon
                + Special Magic Triangle Edition:  featuring the music of Evan Parker, William Parker and Hamid Drake (with live interview)
                + more about their concert that night here: www.umass.edu/fac/magictriangle/


    * Guqin Gathering
    * Saturday, March 27 2010
          o 1pm
          o $ = free!
          o Weston Public Library
                + 87 School Street, Weston, MA 02493
                + more directions: www.westonlibrary.org/general_info/location.htm
          o The guqin is a chinese musical instrument (a fretless bass zither) that I study with Ms. Yang Shin-Yi.  www.shinyiyang.com 
          o Her pupose here in hosting a public gathering is to promote its' music and the role that it plays in Chinese culture.
          o Ms. Yang and her students (including me) will all be playing a short solo pieces of the traditional repetoire for guqin.
          o Also, guest speaker Mr. Ling Chi-shiang will give a talk on the subject of "Transcending the Mind, Flowing with the Tao: Wisdom of Laozi and Zhuangzi"

    * Belltone Suicide
    * Thursday, March 18, 2010
          o Grey Matter Books greymatterbookstore.com
                + 47 East Street, Hadley, MA
          o 8:30pm
          o with Sissy Spacek, Gerritt Wittmer/Paul Knowles, Grey Skull
                + I'll be guesting with harsh-noise veterans Belltone Suicide for a live recording

    * Rob Skelton's Pitchfork
    * Friday, March 19, 2010
          o 7pm
          o $ = no cover
          o Burrito Rojo
                + Third Street, Turners Falls, MA
          o energetic, punky, folk-rockin' grooves from a Western MA original!

    * The New Standards Ensemble
    * Sunday, March 7, 2010
          o 2:30-4pm
          o $ = free!
          o Music on the Mezzanine
          o Green Fields Market
                + 144 Main Street Greenfield, MA 01301
          o mellow grocery shopping music exploring the rich tradition of swing- and bebop-era song forms

    * A BENEFIT FOR THE VICTIMS OF THE NORTHAMPTON ARSONS
    * with:
          o Jack Callahan / Max Suechting
          o RICEnsemble
          o Jason Robinson / Bob Weiner
    * Tuesday, March 9, 2010
          o 8pm
          o DONATIONS ACCEPTED (suggested donation: $5) for hampshirecountycares.org
          o Mead Art Museum
                + Amherst College

    * RICEnsemble
    * Friday, February 19 2010
          o 7-7:30pm
          o Admission is $6 for adults and $4 for kids under 12
          o short set of music opening for a film screening of Luis Bunuel's "The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie"
          o Pothole Pictures at Memorial Hall: www.shelburnefallsmemorialhall.org/aboutpotholepics.html
                + 51 Bridge Street in Shelburne Falls, MA
          o multi-dimensional abrstractions in a wonderfully resonant old performance hall

    * RICEnsemble
    * Saturday, February 6 2010
          o 6-10pm
          o $ = sliding scale
          o Starbux Open Studio / Rent Party
          o featuring Joshua Burkett solo, new video works by Cloaca, Half-lifers & more, interactive sound by Lindsey French, with works by Stash White, Paul Root, Fafnir Adamites, & new studiomate Rachel Garceau!
                + Turners Falls, MA
                + The building is at the Third Street parking lot in Turners Falls, next to Burrito Rojo, across from the Rendezvous, in the alley behind / next to Seth & Eva's.

    * The New Standards Ensemble
    * Sunday, January 31, 2010
          o 2:30-4pm
          o $ = free!
          o Music on the Mezzanine
          o Green Fields Market
                + 144 Main Street Greenfield, MA 01301
          o mellow grocery shopping music exploring the rich tradition of swing- and bebop-era song forms