Woodstock, NY – World-class musicians taking part in the Creative Music Studio’s Fall Workshop, including composer/bassist Meshell Ndegeocello, Moroccan Gnawa master Hassan Hakmoun, drummer/percussionists Hamid Drake and Adam Rudolph, along with CMS™ co-founders Karl Berger and Ingrid Sertso, are participating in four concerts Monday, June 6 through Thursday, June 9 at the Full Moon Resort in Big Indian, NY. The concerts start each night at 8:30 pm in The Roadhouse, an intimate setting to see artists who often play large concert halls or festivals.   A donation of $20 to CMS is suggested at the door. Seating in the Roadhouse is limited.

These concerts will also feature Ken Filiano on bass, Harvey Sorgen and Tani Tabbal on drums, Angelica Sanchez on piano, Omar Tamez on guitar, and other special guest artists soon to be named. The Creative Music Studio™ Fall Workshop performance line up is scheduled to be:

Monday June 6: Adam Rudolph (percussion), Hassan Hakmoun (sintir, vocals), Karl Berger (piano, vibes), Ingrid Sertso (vocals), Ken Filiano (bass), Harvey Sorgen (drums), Angelica Sanchez (piano), Omar Tamez (guitar)

Tuesday, June 7: Meshell Ndegeocello (bass/vocals), Adam Rudolph (percussion), Hassan Hakmoun (sintir, vocals), Karl Berger (piano, vibes), Ingrid Sertso (vocals), Ken Filiano (bass), Harvey Sorgen (drums), Angelica Sanchez (piano), Omar Tamez (guitar)

Wednesday, June 8: Adam Rudolph (percussion), Hassan Hakmoun (sintir, vocals), Karl Berger (piano, vibes), Ingrid Sertso (vocals), Ken Filiano (bass), Hamid Drake (drums), Angelica Sanchez (piano), Omar Tamez (guitar)

Thursday, June 9: Adam Rudolph (percussion), Hassan Hakmoun (sintir, vocals), Karl Berger (piano, vibes), Ingrid Sertso (vocals), Ken Filiano (bass), Tani Tabbal (drums), Angelica Sanchez (piano), Omar Tamez (guitar)

Directions or information about the Full Moon Resort is available by calling 845.254.5117. More information about the Creative Music Studio’s Fall Workshop is here.

CMS Workshop Guiding Artists and concert performers in 2013 – 15 included Vijay Iyer, Dave Douglas, John Medeski, Henry Threadgill, Joe Lovano, Marty Ehrlich, John Hollenbeck, Amir elSaffar, Warren Smith, Oliver Lake, Don Byron, Tyshawn Sorey, Peter Apfelbaum, Tony Malaby, Cyro Baptista, Marilyn Crispell, Steven Bernstein, Jason Hwang, Kirk Knuffke, Kenny Wessel, Steve Gorn, Mark Helias, Tom Rainey, Thomas Buckner, Judi Silvano, Harvey Sorgen, Tani Tabbal, Ken Filiano, Badal Roy, Omar Tamez, and John Menegon, in addition to Creative Music Foundation co-founders Karl Berger and Ingrid Sertso.

The Creative Music Studio’s Improvisers Orchestra, conducted by Karl Berger, will perform two concerts at the El Taller Cultural Community Center at 215, East 99th Street in Manhattan, on Saturdays, May 21 and June 18 at 8:30pm (with a rehearsal open to ticket holders at 7:00).  Since its inception in 2011, the Improvisers Orchestra, comprised of 30 or more professional string, horn, reed, and percussion soloists who turn improvisational ideas into fully formed concerts, has performed 85 times.

Conducted in Karl’s inimitable style developed over decades at the legendary Creative Music Studio™, the Improvisers Orchestra explores original compositions by Karl Berger as well as melodies from the world’s folk traditions, and themes written by visionaries such as Don Cherry or Ornette Coleman, creating a platform for musical ideas to arise spontaneously in solo/duo/trios among the orchestra’s musicians. Karl’s conducting blends and harmonizes improvised sounds and rhythms in constantly shifting instrumentations and dynamics.  One of the orchestra’s trademarks is Ingrid Sertso’s unique vocalizations and poetry.

The CMS™ Improvisers Orchestra has received numerous critical reviews. In a glowing review, the Wall Street Journal, said the orchestra’s sound “draws on lush harmonies and a well-defined relationship between foreground soloists and background.”  The arts blog Lucid Culture remarked that “the camaraderie and warmth of the repartee between the orchestra and conductor – and among the orchestra itself – was visceral,” and acclaimed jazz critic Howard Mandel wrote that the orchestra “can expand on simple themes paying utmost attention to dynamics and each other through ‘intuited communication.’”

Musicians featured in these CMS™ performances include: Jason Hwang, viola, Sana Nagano, Leonor Falcon, Richard Carr, violins, Graham Haynes, cornet, Peter Apfelbaum, Ras Moshe, flute and tenor sax, Sylvain Leroux, fula flutes, Haruna  Fukazawa, Gene Coleman, Nick Gianni, flutes , Andy Laties, shakuhachi, Lee Odom, Don Payne, clarinets, Michael Lytle, Christoph Knoche, bass clarinet, Richard Keene, oboe, Jason Candler, soprano sax, Rocco John, alto sax, Bill Ylitalo, baritone sax, Yasuno Katsuki, euphonium, Rick Maurer ,Westwood Johnson, trombones, Michael Gassmann, Ted Orr guitars, John Ehlis, mandolin, Ken Filiano, Max Johnson, Nicolas Letman, basses, Warren Smith, Aaron Latos, Hollis Headrick, John Pietaro, percussion, Ingrid Sertso, vocals.