2018:

1/28/18 @ Knockown Center, 52-19 Flushing Ave., Maspeth
Performing in Julius Eastman's piece GAY GUERILLA for guitar ensemble
The performance is part of “Julius Eastman: That Which is Fundamental,” curated by Tiona Nekkia McClodden and Dustin Hurt, organized by The Kitchen with the Eastman Estate and Bowerbird. Info here: http://thekitchen.org/event/julius-eastman-crazy-evil-gay

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2/20/18 @ H0L0, 1090 Wyckoff Ave., Brooklyn
MENDOZA SOLO
also: CHUCK BETTIS / FRANK VOGL duo, MARIA CHAVEZ

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3/2-3/18 Colombus, OH
Fuse Factory Electronic and Digital Arts Lab
13 E. Tulane Rd.
Frequency Fridays presents:
3/2/18 MENDOZA SOLO performance
also: KRISTIN BAN DRAKE, MIKE SHIFLET, ISTVAN MEDGYESI


3/3/18, 11 am Mendoza masterclass

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3/12-23/18 CACTUS TRUCK + AVA MENDOZA EUROPEAN TOUR
Most shows feature John Dikeman- tenor sax / Jasper Stadhouders- guitar, bass / Ava- guitar / Onno Govaert- drums

12 Cactus Truck ft Ava Mendoza, Cafe Oto, London, UK
13 Cactus Truck ft Ava Mendoza, TBA, Budapest, HU
14 Cactus Truck ft Ava Mendoza, Blue Tomato, Vienna, AT
15 Cactus Truck ft Ava Mendoza, Punctum, Prague, CZ
16 Cactus Truck ft Ava Mendoza, FMP The Living Music, Berlin, DE
18 Cactus Truck ft Ava Mendoza, Occii, Amsterdam, NE
19 Ava Mendoza, John Dikeman, Onno Govaert ft. Farida Amadou, Les Ateliers Claus, Brussels, BE
20 Ava Mendoza, John Dikeman, Onno Govaert ft. Maxime Petit, CCL, Lille, FR
22 Ava Mendoza, John Dikeman, Onno Govaert, ft John Hughes, Gängeviertel, Hamburg, DE
23 Ava Mendoza, John Dikeman, Onno Govaert ft Barry Guy, Freejazzfestival Saarbrücken, DE
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3/24/18 Ava Mendoza- guitar / Maxime Petit- bass / Will Guthrie- drums @ La Malterie, Lille, FR
3/25/18 Mendoza / Petit / Guthrie, venue TBA, Reims, FR

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4/5/18 @ Roulette, 509 Atlantic Ave., Brooklyn
William Hooker's MIGRATION
William Hooker- drums, composition
feat. 
Ras Moshe, Mark Hennen, Eriq A Robinson, Goussy, William Parker, Ava Mendoza, Dave Soldier

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4/12/18 Pratt Institute
Mendoza guest lecture at Cisco Bradley's Contemporary Jazz Avant-Garde class, 3:30 pm

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4/14/18 @ The New School Glass Box Theatre, 55 west 13th street near 6th ave, Manhattan
8:30 pm Tomas Fujiwara's TRIPLE DOUBLE-
Tomas- drums, compositions / Tom Rainey- drums / Mary Halvorson- guitar / Ava- guitar / Ralph Alessi- tmpt / Taylor Ho Bynum- cornet

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4/15/18 @ H0L0, 1090 Wyckoff Ave., Brooklyn

UNNATURAL WAYS Ava- guitar, sing / Tim Dahl- bass / Sam Ospovat- drums

THAETAS
https://thaetas.bandcamp.com/

MICK BARR/MARC EDWARDS
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FdTdy8o-9UQ

BBIGPIGG
https://bbigpigg.bandcamp.com/album/din-din

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4/18-19/18 Austin, TX
FUSEBOX FESTIVAL presents:
BONER KILLER
dir. by Ellie Heyman, feat. Erin Markey
Words and music by Erin Markey
Music performed by
Erin Markey- voice, keys / Emily Bate- voice, bass / Ava- guitar

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6/2/18 @ Muchmore's, 2 Havemeyer St., Brooklyn
MENDOZA SOLO
CARTOON JUSTICE- Calvin Weston/drums and Elliot Levin/sax http://mikapontecorvo.bandcamp.com/album/terra-lingua-sketches
Matt Lavelle's 12 HOUSES 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pO4QePVIEIs )

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6/8/18 @ The Glass Museum, 50 Wilder St., Peterborough, NH
The Thing in the Spring Festival presents:
MENDOZA SOLO
also: WILLIAM PARKER & PATRICIA NICHOLSON
YONATAN GAT
SAMMUS

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6/13-20/18 MENDOZA SOLO Opening for the VIOLENT FEMMES

6/13 Red Butte Garden, Salt Lake City, UT
6/14 Knitting Factory, Boise, ID
6/16 Oregon Zoo, Portland, OR
6/17 Woodland Park Zoo, Seattle, WA
6/19 Britt Pavilion, Jacksonville, OR
6/20 Cargo Concert Hall, Reno, NV

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6/22-23/18 MIAMI PSYCHFEST 2018, Miami, FL
6/22 w/ Kool Keith!- vocals / Steve Bristol- drums / Tim Dahl- bass / Kenny Millions- sax / Ava- guitar

6/23 UNNATURAL WAYS (Ava- guitar, sing / Tim Dahl- bass / Sam Ospovat- drums)

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6/27/18 Machines with Magnets, 400 Main St., Pawtucket, RI 
UNNATURAL WAYS
WHOREPAINT
FINISHED
TO LIVE AND SHAVE IN LA

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6/28/18 @ TBA, Brooklyn
UNNATURAL WAYS
TO LIVE AND SHAVE IN LA

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6/29/18 @ TBA, Philadelphia, PA
UNNATURAL WAYS 
CLERIC

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6/30/18 @ National Sawdust, 80 N. 6th St., Brooklyn
National Sawdust Women's Music Festival presents: 
John Zorn's COBRA 
featuring: 
john zorn  conduction
ava mendoza  guitar
wendy eisenberg  guitar
zeena parkins keyboards, electric harp
sylvie courvoisier piano
annie gosfield  keyboards
ikue mori electronics
jenny choi violin
okkyung lee cello
kirsten lamb bass
sae hashimoto vibes, percussion
kate gentile drums
susie ibarra drums

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7/18-20/18 Lyon, FR
w/ Matt Bauder's HEARING THINGS @ Amphi Opera National de Lyon, Lyon, FR

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9/28/18 
SONIC CIRCUITS FESTIVAL OF EXPERIMENTAL MUSIC
Washington D.C.
presents:

MENDOZA SOLO 
much more TBA

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10/21/18-11/4/18 UNNATURAL WAYS EUROPEAN TOUR
Ava Mendoza- guitar, sing / Tim Dahl- bass / Sam Ospovat- drums

10/22 @ Akropolis, Prague, CZ
10/26 @ Kernmacherei, Villingen-Schwenningen, DE
much more TBA

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PAST 2018 SHOWS:

1/6, 1/7 and 1/14 @ Joe's Pub,  425 Lafayette St, Manhattan with ERIN MARKEY and EMILY BATE

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1/13/18 @ DROM, 85 Avenue A, Manhattan
HEARING THINGS- Matt Bauder- tenor sax, compositions / JP Schlegelmilch- keys / Ava- guitar / Vinnie Sperrazza- drums

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