DAVE SCANLON AND NONOKO YOSHIDA
LIVE AT DOWNTOWN MUSIC GALLERY, NYC
November 29, 2009
thanks Dave, Nonoko, and the crew at Downtown Music Gallery for allowing us
to share with our readers this performance from their on-going free Sunday night
Dave Scanlon is
a guitarist and composer currently living in New York. He was born in Kalamazoo,
MI, and began playing guitar when he was thirteen. He studied guitar and composition
at Interlochen Arts Academy, University of Miami, and New School University.
Dave plays guitar
and writes for the avant-jazz quartet killer BOB, whose CD-EP is available from
downtownmusicgallery.com. He is also very involved with solo guitar performance,
jazz, and free improvisation. For more information visit: www.myspace.com/davescanlon
was born in 1987 in Hokkaido, Japan. She studied classical piano from the age
of three, and began playing the saxophone as her main instrument at age 10.
During her school years in Japan, she performed in the local jazz scene with
school friends and professionals in numerous cooperative bands, and her own
In 2006, she moved
to New York where she experienced a life-changing encounter with the Downtown
Music Scene. Since then, she has been learning music in the streets from the
underground musicians themselves, attending concerts, rehearsals, recording
and mastering sessions and seeing the mechanics of making music first hand.
She currently studies saxophone with reed player and composer Ned Rothenberg.
Since 2006 she
has played at many improvisation sessions and with various bands. Her recent
activities include curating a series of live concerts at The Stone, a music
venue dedicated to avant-garde and experimental music, and her band project
SSSS (Super Seaweed Sex Scandal) played at the Moers Festival in Germany 2010
and has a self-tltled CD-EP, and her band Pet Bottle Ningen, with Dave Scanlon
and drummer Dave Miller, toured Japan in 2010 and has a self-titled CD on the
Tzadik label, both available from downtownmusicgallery.com and other purveyors
of improvised music.