Improvisational Music From Washington DC Since 2003

Upcoming Performance:
THURSDAY, MAY 19, 2016
Third Floor, 4200 9th St NW, Washington DC 20011

Bassist, vocalist JOE LALLY will appear at the Third Floor with DC Improvisers Collective (DCIC) [Ben Azzara (drums), Chris Brown (bass), John Kamman (guitar), Patrick Whitehead (trumpet), Natalie Spehar (cello), Mike Sebastian (sax) and Manny Arcienga (percussion)]
**LIMITED SEATING** - book tickets in advance in order to ensure a seat. Buy them here:
Tickets $10 | Doors 8:00pm | Show 8:15pm
(Space is limited so tickets are highly recommended)

DC Improvisers Collective (DCIC), Ministry of Spontaneous Composition NEW RELEASE!

Ministry of Spontaneous Composition

Featuring Ben Redwine (clarinet), Patrick Whitehead (trumpet/flugelhorn), Chris Brown (bass and electronics), Ben Azzara, John Kamman (guitar); and Jonathan Matis (electric piano)


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In the Gloam of the Anthropocene
Ben Azzara - drums
Chris Brown - bass (tracks 1 - 3)
Jonathan Matis - piano, guitar
Mike Sebastian - saxophone, bass clarinet
Natalie Spehar - cello (tracks 2 - 3)
Jon Steele - bass (track 4)
released 01 March 2014
Mixed and mastered by TJ Lipple.

Recorded by Stephen Lilly at Art Institute of Washington, and various home studios.

Cover art and design by Ben Azzara
DC Improvisers Collective's Live at Warehouse with Greg Osby DC Improvisers Collective's Triangulation DC Improvisers Collective's Meme + Variations

The DC Improvisers Collective (DCIC) is a group of musicians exploring the intersection of jazz, contemporary composition and rock music. Their revolving lineup often features drummer Ben Azzara, guitarist/keyboardist Jonathan Matis, and recently bassist Chris Brown, guitarist John Kamman, clarinetist Ben Redwine, trumpeter Patrick Whitehead - and in the past bassist Dan Barbiero, and saxophonist Mike Sebastian. Performers come together from diverse backgrounds bringing experience in rock bands and jazz as well as post classical composition. See Facebook for the latest news.

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DCIC is part of Improv Arts Inc. a non-profit dedicated to the creation, performance, research, and evaluation of improvisational dance, music, and multi-disciplinary performance. Help support this group and others with a donation.
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