14 May, 2013New video! "Big Pump" LIVE
just put up a new video from our live show at Matt Garrison's Shape Shifter Lab in Brooklyn.
21 February, 2013NOW VS NOW ALBUM #2
currently working on the new NOW VS NOW album, to be released this fall.
08 December, 2012Now Vs Now to begin work on album #2 this month...
The trio Now vs Now - created by JL in 2006 and originally a quintet ft. Avishai Cohen and Baba Israel - is currently mapping out what is to be their 2nd studio album. The band will self-produce this one with the goal of representing their live sound and energy. At least 5 new songs are fully ready while others are still taking form. A release is planned for spring/summer release in 2013 - possibly a double release with a debut recording of JL's concept project, Breeding Ground.
03 December, 2012NOW VS NOW FRI DEC 7 @ DROM
join Now vs Now at Drom for their 5 year anniversary in a special night of music beginning at 7pm w Stix Beiderbecke (Zach Danziger), then Now vs Now, followed by Mark de Clive-Lowe with DJ ?uestlove. Gonna be fun! $10 adv tickets avail here:
14 November, 2012Proverb Trio Goes on Tour
Dafnis Prieto's Proverb Trio USA / West Coast Tour / NOV 14 – 19
Kokayi - Vocals
Jason Lindner - Keyboards
Dafnis Prieto - Drums
Where: Denver / Dazzle Jazz
When: Wednesday, Nov 14 / two sets 6pm and 8pm
Where: Santa Cruz / Kuumbwa Jazz
When: Friday, Nov 16 / 7:30pm
Where: San Francisco / YBCA, New Frecuencies Fest
When: Saturday, Nov 17 / 8pm
*** There will be a Drum Master Class by Dafnis Prieto at:
When: Nov 17 / 2:30-4:00pm at venue (separate room)
YBCA - Yerba Buena Center for the Arts
Where: Los Angeles / Musicians Institute Concert Hall
When: Sunday, Nov 18 / 8pm
Jazz Bakery “Movable Feast”
28 September, 2012OCT/NOV JAPAN TOUR WITH OMER AVITAL AND DANIEL FREEDMAN
Jason will tour with the Omer Avital Trio in Japan Oct 26 - Nov 4, in Tokyo, Kyoto, Shizuoka City and Mito City. Details in the tour calendar of this site.
18 August, 2012Special Weekend and final performance at original Jazz Gallery Space
This weekend Aug 17 and 18 I will head 2 special performances at the Jazz Gallery. Aug 17 a duet with friend and master innovator of the qanun, Tamer Pinarbasi, and Aug 18 with friends James Hurt (keys, guitar, percussion) and Yayo Serka (percussion, drums). This will be my last contribution to the original location of the Jazz Gallery as they are planning to move.
19 July, 2012PROVERB TRIO CD RELEASE EVENT & JAZZ GALLERY FINAL SHOW
The new trio by Dafnis Prieto featuring Jason Lindner on keys and Kokayi on vocals including freestyle rhyming and singing will perform at the Jazz Standard in NYC on Aug 14 & 15 to celebrate the release of their new CD on Dafnison Music.
Then on Aug 17 and 18 Jason leads 2 unique groups at the Jazz Gallery in what will be his final performance in the original space (they are currently seeking a new home). Aug 17 is a duet with Lindner and master Turkish qanun player and innovator, Tamer Pinarbasi. Aug 18 is a special trio with Lindner and James Hurt on keyboards and piano and Yayo Serka on drums
14 June, 2012SPECIAL BAND "LEVEL 9" @ NUBLU 6/26
I put together a special band for the Nublu 10th Anniversary Festival this month. Our show is June 26 at 11pm for 2 sets that evening at Nublu on 62 Ave C in NYC. The band, named Level 9 by James Hurt, features me and James on keyboards, Gilmar Gomes on percussion and Justin Brown on drums. We're gonna create in the moment and there will prob be some special guests rolling through. I hope this is the first of many with this project.
17 May, 2012NOW VS NOW EUROPEAN TOUR
17 MURI Murikultur
18 FRIBOURG La Spirale
19 AMSTERDAM North Sea Jazz Club
20 ROTTERDAM Bird Club
21 DEN HAAG Pavlov
23 PARIS Duc des Lombards
25 AMSTERDAM Radio 6 @ MC Theatre
25 DEN BOSCH Jazz in Duketown Festival
26 ENSCHEDE INT’ Jazz Festival
26 April, 2012NVN + 3WL - LIVE SHOW TO BE BROADCAST NPR/WBGO
ON April 26, 2012 NOW VS NOW will share a bill with our friends, the great 3RD WORLD LOVE (thirdworldlove.com) at 92Y Tribeca on 200 Hudson St at 7:30. TICKETS $12 ADV/$15 DOOR. SEE LINK FOR MORE INFO AND TICKET ORDERS.