February 8th, 2020 7pm Stage 2
Celebrating Rockwood Music Hall’s 15-Year Anniversary!
After an accidental decade hiatus, NYC’s seminole punky funky nerd-jazz trio HEERNT is back with alot to celebrate. Known for their irreverent interpretation of America’s art form, Mark Guiliana, YEAH BOiii COLE, and Jason Rigby will reignite their influential fire on February 8th at Rockwood Music Hall.
Since HEERNT’s last showing, members have been in popular bands like David Bowie’s BLACKSTAR, Semi Precious Weapons, DNCE, and Mark Guiliana’s own BEAT MUSIC & Jazz Quartet. However, HEERNT’s return is a celebration hinged in the absolute present where fun, freedom, and the unexpected lead the way.
Hailed by The New York Times as “a drummer around whom a cult of admiration has formed,” Mark Guiliana brings the same adventurous spirit, eclectic palette and gift for spontaneous invention to a staggering range of styles. Equally virtuosic playing acoustic jazz, boundary-stretching electronic music, or next-level rock, he’s become a key collaborator with such original sonic thinkers as Brad Mehldau, Meshell Ndegeocello, Donny McCaslin, Matisyahu, and the late, great David Bowie.
Guiliana’s forward-leaping BEAT MUSIC is more than a band – it’s a community. Over the last decade the drummer has gathered around him a family of like-minded artists who share a passion for the limitless possibilities of electronic music combined with an in-the-moment creativity rooted in jazz improvisation. On April 12, Motéma Music will release Guiliana’s third plunge into that vast musical ocean, the emphatically titled BEAT MUSIC! BEAT MUSIC! BEAT MUSIC! (available now for pre-order). The in-your-face exclamation of that title is no accident; Guiliana’s third recording with his BEAT MUSIC cohort is a bold and vigorous exploration of window-rattling grooves, cinematic imagery, ecstatic atmospheres and a captivating tapestry of textures and voices.