The Seven Deadly Sins Video Screening June 7, 2011



Bill Dixon: Going to the Center and Joseph Daley: Earthtones Ensemble created by Jeff Burn and Robert O’ Haire will be screened this coming Tuesday at part of the ongoing events for Vision Festival 2010, a festival devoted to the celebration of avant-garde jazz, dancers, poets and visual artists.


Audio interview of Jeff Burns and Robert O’Haire, creators of the films Bill Dixon: Going to the Center and Joseph Daley: Earth Tones Ensemble




Vision Festival was originally envisioned by dancer and choreographer Patricia Nicholson Parker in 1996 and developed by Arts for Arts Inc with the help of it's board of directors, Lewis Barnes, Jo Wood Brown, Whit Dickey, William Parker ,John Schiek, and Bradford K. Smith. The Festival takes place over 7 days from June 5th-11th and includes an abundant amount of events taking place in several locations including:

Abrons Art Center,Clemente Soto Velez Cultural Center, and Campos Plaza Playground.

Vision Festival remains an unusual and inspiring event in is ability to survive without the support of commercial sponsors.You can see Jeff and Roberts films on Tuesday June 7th at Abrons Art Center in Manhattan at 7pm.


Bill Dixon

Bill Dixon was a musician (trumpet, flugelhorn and piano) and teacher born in Nantucket, MA. His early studies came from the Harnett Conservatory of Music and (contrary to my misinformation) he studied painting at Boston University, WPA Arts School and the Arts Student League. He also worked at the United Nations and founded the UN Jazz Society, as well as the Jazz Composers Guild. He has worked with Archie Shepp and Cecil Taylor and was a professor of music at Bennington College for nearly 30 years. He passed away in June of 2010.



Joseph Daley attended Music and Art High School and the Manhattan School of Music. He has received fellowships from the National Endowment, MacDowell Colony, Music Omi, and Geraldine R Dodge Foundation. He also taught music for 30 years. His first album, The Seven Deadly Sins was released in 2011 and he currently plays and is touring with his collaborative project with Wade Schuman, Hazmat Modine, which just released their second album Cicada.


Cicada CD Release event Le Poisson Rogue 5-21-2011


After 6 years of touring, visiting more than twenty countries around the world, Hazmat modine comes back with a new album which reflects their musical evolution. Their new CD, Cidada, is a cosmopolitan view of American Roots and soul music which incorporates sounds from Tuva, Romania and Benin among others, but remains rooted in a specifically American idiom - an idiom that owes as much to the immigrant experience as it does to early blues.

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Adding to the extraordinary musicianship of Hazmat's nine musicians on the CD are memorable participations by Natalie Merchant, The Kronos Quartet, Catherine Russell and the amazing Gangbe Brass Band from Benin. Live, the band is driven by a pair of dueling harmonicas, backed by tuba, drums, two guitars and a horn section made up of trumpet, reeds and trombone.

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In celebration of the CD release the nine piece band will be joined by opening special guest Rachelle Garniez, as well as Erik Della Penna and Skye Steele.

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Hazmat Modine

Pete Smith: Guitar

Joseph Daley: Tuba

Rich Huntley: Drums

Bill Barrett: Harmonica

Pam Fleming: Trumpet & Flugelhorn

Reut Regev: Trombone & Flugelbone

Michael Gomez: Guitar and Steel Guitar

Steve Elson: Baritone Sax, Clarinet, & Duduk

Wade Schuman: Diatonic Harmonica, Lute Guitar, Vocals

Chris 2-NYCRich-Tuba LPR-NYC    


Nancy-Wanda 1-LPR-NYC


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Spring Tour Day 3 May 29, 2011 Helsinki, Finland

We began this day with a ferry ride from Tallinn,


Estonia to Helsinki, Finland

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Loading the van for the drive to the Hotel Scandic




Greeting Devorah at the Hotel Scandic……………………….

 Devorah in Helsinki-2011


 On Stage: World Village Festival


Helsinki Stage Study-2011

 Concert Video Clip………………………



 After Party event photos…………………….





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Spring Tour Day 2 May 28, 2011 Tallinn, Estonia

Early departure to Estonia via Copenhagen

Here a photo of our tour manager Uli Blass planning our daily itinerary:

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An afternoon adventure to lunch landed us in an antique shop

with some very interesting items:

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We found the architecture of Tallinn also interesting:


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Lunch was finally had at a Texas cuisine restaurant in Estonia……..

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That evening a wonderful concert at the Club Von Krahl:


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Spring Tour Day 1 May 27, 2011 Hannover, Germany

Tuba Study 1-Hanover


Spring tour began in Hannover, Germany-Masala Festival



Horn Section 1 HM-Gangbe-Hanover



We were blessed to share the stage with the Gangbe Brass Band from Benin Africa, They have a modern innovate approach to the African brass band tradition



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The sound of their brass and vocal ensemble work is heavenly



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    After two rehearsal sessions an outstanding performance was presented to a standing room only audience who enjoyed the concert immensely…………………..


There will be an encore performance in Nijmegen, NL on 6/11


Masala Festival Hannover, Germany



Hazmat Modine 2011 Spring Tour Dates

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                      EUROPEAN SPRING TOUR '11

May 27th - June 11th

Jaro Medien

Wade Schuman - harmonicas
Bill Barrett - harmonicas
Pam Fleming - trumpet
Steve Elson - saxophone
Michael Gomez - guitar
Pete Smith - guitar
Joseph Daley - tuba
Rich Huntley - drums


May 27th - MASALA FESTIVAL - 8:30pm
Hanover - Germany


May 28th - VON KRAHL - 8:30pm
Tallinn - Estonia


May 29th - WORLD VILLAGE FESTIVAL Maailma Kylässä 
Helsinki - Finland


Warszawa - Poland


May 31st - Kulturbrauerei 
Berlin - Germany


June 1st - HALLE 12 ALTE SCHMIEDE - 8:00pm
Schwebheim - Germany


June 2nd - PUMPE - 8:00pm
Kiel - Germany


Worpswede, Germany


June 4th - BURG - 
Saarburg, Germany


June 5th - PARADISO - 9:30pm
Amsterdam - Netherlands


June 7th - DIVAN DU MONDE - 
Paris, France


Brussels, Belgium


June 9th - WAGENHALLEN - 
Stuttgart, Germany


June 10th - KAMMGARN - 
Hard, Austria


Nijmegen, Netherlands




Recommended New Releases from All About Jazz-New York

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CD listed as a Recommend New Release in the February 2011 Issue of AllAboutJazz-New York


• Michael Bisio - Travel Music (s/r)

• Daniel Casimir & Yolk En Cuisine - Phonotaxis Ou Le Genome De La Vache (YOLK Music)

• Joseph Daley Earth Tones Ensemble - The Seven Deadly Sins (JARO)

Joseph Daley : The Seven Deadly Sins

• Roscoe Mitchell The Note Factory - Far Side (ECM)

• Pet (Sture Ericson/Anders Provis/Simon Toldam) - Eponymous (ILK Music)

• Ed Thigpen Trio - Live at Tivoli Copenhagen -You

And The Night And The Music & Master of Time Rhythm and Taste (Stunt)

Laurence Donohue-Greene Managing Editor, AllAboutJazz-New York


Please plan to to attend this production by the prolific and outstanding composer Craig Harris.





Thu-Sat, Dec 16-18, 7:30pm & Sun,

Dec 19 3pm Thu • Dec 16 • 7:30 pm 

Purchase Tickets Here

Anyone that is planning to attend, Please buy your tickets ASAP, This short run has a tendency to sell out very quickly.

Harlem Stage at The Gatehouse

150 Convent Avenue at West 135th Street

New York, NY 10031

Box Office: 212 281 9240

Alfred Patterson referenced "The Seven Deadly Sins"

A Wonderful clip of trombonist Alfred Patterson who will also appear with Craig Harris in Gods Trombones.

Alfred Patterson:Turned-On Trombone

Musicians of the 2010 Jazz Poetry Concert blog post

    Two short pieces about finding the wonder in everyday Sampsonia Way online. 

Alfred Patterson
Alfred Patterson

"Sound is visceral thing, it makes you purr."  In this 1-minute video interview, Alfred Patterson talks about improvisation and the sounds of poetry and jazz.



Colleen McElroy


Colleen McElroy describes a lifetime collecting words and sounds-- as a child hidden under the table eavesdropping on adults, as a dancer responding to music, as a speech pathologist working with impaired patients, and as a folklorist recording storytellers from all over the world.

Link to"Make the Ordinary Extraordinary"      




Burning Bridge Concert Freer Gallery Washington D.C.


I had the pleasure of performing at the Freer Gallery with Jason Hwang's Burning Bridge ensemble. The musicians performing in the ensemble were:


  • Jason Kao Hwang, composer, violin
  • Taylor Ho Bynum, cornet, flugelhorn
  • Andrew Drury, drum set
  • Ken Filiano, string bass
  • Joseph Daley, tuba
  • Sun Li, pipa
  • Steve Swell, trombone
  • Wang Guowei, erhu


Check out the more photos in the media Gallery: Photo Credit: Wanda Daley




Joseph Daley Earth Tones Ensemble Seven Deadly Sins Trailer on YouTube

Joe Daley, the amazing tuba player of Hazmat Modine will release his masterpiece composed on seven pictures of Wade Schuman. The bigband titles are the result of a 40 years music carrer.

This trailer is an indication of the new CD by Joseph Daley, entitled "The Seven Deadly Sins", which will be released in late November.

Joseph is a native of New York and perhaps this country's most consistent and creative "Lower Brass Specialist". Among others he has played with Sam Rivers, Carla Bley, Taj Mahal, Charlie Haden, Gil Evans, Lionel Hampton, Howard Johnson, Dave Douglas, and Muhal Richard Abrams. He appears on well over a dozen recordings.


Earth Tones Ensemble

Marty Ehrlich-Soprano, Jimmy Cozier-Alto
Bill Saxton-Bob DeBellis-Tenor
Howard Johnson-Baritone Sax, Contrabass Clarinet, Tuba
Scott Robinson-Bass Saxophone, Sarrusophone, Contrabass Saxophone

Lou Soloff, Stanton Davis, Eddie Allen, Reggie Pittman, Stephen Haynes

Gary Valente, Alfred Patterson, Craig Harris
Earl McIntyre-Bass Trombone/Tuba
Bob Stewart-Tuba

French Horns
Vincent Chancey, Mark Taylor

Rhythm Section
Onaje Allan Gumbs-Piano
Benjamin Brown-Contrabass, Electric Bass, Tuba
Warren Smith-Vibraphone, Marimba, and Percussion
Buddy Williams-Drum set, Percussion,
Satoshi Takeishi-Asian Drum set, Percussion
William Bausch-Timbales, Percussion, Richard Huntley-Percussion

Joseph Daley-Composer, Conductor, Euphonium, Tuba

a film by Robert O'Haire & Jeff Burns
© Joseph Daley 2010 JoDa Locust Street Music ASCAP