It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of NEXUS founding member Robin Engelman. As the message came to us, ‘Robin left “On Tour” yesterday afternoon, Friday, February 26.’ As John Wyre said, Robin brought “enormous authority to his performance and to his life.” A memorial page is being created on Robin’s website… Read more »
FIVE Cool News Bytes from NEXUS!
Just to keep you in the loop, here’s what’s happening: 1) Three NEXUS albums are now on CD Baby!! Details below. 2) We have a brand NEW NEXUS album to be released soon! See below. 3) NEXUS members are in residencies in Columbus OH, Fredonia NY, and Philadelphia. See below. 4) Russell is heading to… Read more »
“Persian Songs” on CD Hotlist’s Top Picks for December!!
Isn’t that great?! We made it onto the CD Hotlist’s Top Picks for December! Check out this GREAT review: “The percussion quartet Nexus has prepared two suites of arrangements for this recording: the first is a set of six compositions by the famous outsider composer Moondog; the second is a suite of seven songs by… Read more »
Persian Songs selection now on Radio Airplay
If you are a fan of internet radio, you can now hear one of our new Persian Songs tracks featuring Sepideh Raissadat on Radio Airplay: “Vajd; Ta Dami Bissayam” (“Ecstasy; A Moment of Ease”). The lyrics for this beautiful piece were written by Sheykh Bahayi (1547-1621). The piece was composed by Reza Ghassemi and arranged… Read more »
“Persian Songs” now available at CDBaby!!!
Our latest CD, “Persian Songs” is now available on CDBaby. Click here, or go to www.cdbaby.com and search on “Nexus percussion”.
A busy autumn: CDs, Choirs, and Conferences
We’ve been having a really wonderful fall. Our newly launched CD “Persian Songs” with Sepideh Raissadat has garnered a terrific review from The Wholenote magazine’s Andrew Timar. He calls it “an exhilarating listening experience”!
Let Earth Resound! NEXUS with Toronto Children’s Chorus Oct 24th
We hope you will join us in Toronto for our concert with the Toronto Children’s Chorus at St Anne’s Church, 270 Gladstone. It is an afternoon concert, beginning at 3 pm. We are really looking forward to working once again with this exceptional group. The TCC has been around for almost as long as NEXUS… Read more »
What went into recording our new CD “Persian Songs”? Plenty!
Here is a GREAT article, for your listening pleasure! Audiophile Experts talk to our recording producer Ray Dillard and Noble Street Studio manager Donny Da Silva to discover the complexities of recording the percussion instruments of NEXUS and balancing it all with the ethereal voice of Sepideh Raissadat.
September 12: Joe Locke, Jack DeJohnette, tabla, reggae, taiko, gamelan, steel pans – and NEXUS!
Come boogie with us at Drum Boogie in the beautiful Catskill Mountains of New York! Do you believe this line up? (and it’s FREE!)
Join us in Ottawa August 3rd with Sepideh Raissadat
Please join us at the Ottawa ChamberFest on August 3rd when we perform an extraordinary program with Sepideh Raissadat.
Extraordinary line-up for Maverick Hall – and a Lifetime Achievement Award
You have caught us in the midst of an amazing ten days. It began on June 18 when Bill Cahn, fresh back from a kayaking vacation, received the Lifetime Achievement Award from The Arts & Cultural Council for Greater Rochester.
Birthday Gifts for (and from) NEXUS
NEXUS enters its 45th year, next week! And what a way to usher in this milestone!
Wildly varied array of percussion music at Percussion Rochester, May 1st!
Join us for an exciting FREE concert of new works at Kilbourn Hall, 8:00 PM on Friday May 1st at the Eastman School of Music. Newly commissioned works by Grammy-winner Libby Larsen, the exceptional Michael Burritt and our very own Bill Cahn will be featured, performed by NEXUS with Michael Burritt and mezzo-soprano Katherine Ciesinski.
NEXUS with Paul Winter and Prana, April 19
Join us this Sunday April 19th at 3pm for an amazing collaboration, an extraordinary musical event: NEXUS in concert with Paul Winter and Prana! (Click here for Ticket info).
Link to listen to NEXUS with Sepideh Raissadat online
For those of us who were unable to view the Voice of American broadcast of NEXUS with Sepideh Raissadat, here is the link to the online and downloadable version! Thank you Sepideh!