2019:

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Thurs. 3/7/19 @ Roulette, 509 Atlantic Ave., Brooklyn, 11217
Shayna Dulberger's BITTER SKY
Fay Victor — vocals
Ava Mendoza — guitar
Shayna Dulberger — bass
Juan Pablo Carletti — drums 

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3/14/19 @ Nublu 151, 151 Avenue C, NY 10009

Matt Bauder's HEARING THINGS- M Bauder- tenor sax, compositions / JP Schlegelmilch- keys / AM- guitar / Vinnie Sperrazza- drums
SHILPA RAY
NIGHT SAX

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3/16/19 @ Brooklyn Bazaar, 150 Greenpoint Ave., Brooklyn

MENDOZA SOLO
YELLOWSTONE APOCALYPSE- Joe Tomino (Dub Trio)- drums / Mike Sopko- guitar
CYMERMAN/PAVONE duo- Jeremiah Cymerman- clarinet, electronics / Jessica Pavone- viola, electronics

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3/18/19 @ Bushwick Public House, 1288 Myrtle Ave., Brooklyn
9:45 pm Sarah Bernstein- viola / Ava Mendoza- guitar / Adam Lane- contrabass / Vijay Anderson- drums

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Weds. 3/27/19 @ National Sawdust, 80 N. 6th St., Brooklyn, 11249

The Stone Commissions at National Sawdust presents: 
AVA MENDOZA guitar solos and duos with NELS CLINE

ABOUT:
New Music. New Jazz. Curated by John Zorn.

The John Zorn Commissioning Series celebrates The Stone, Zorn’s revolutionary venue non-profit venue that was “dedicated to the experimental and avant-garde” and served as a vital spot for new music in Manhattan’s Alphabet City for over a decade. Held on the last Wednesday of every month, National Sawdust honors the spirit of the Stone, hosting the world premiere of new works.
This month’s concert features acclaimed guitarist, singer, songwriter, and composer Ava Mendoza as well as Wilco guitarist Nels Cline. The first half of the evening will feature Mendoza playing new works for guitar and voice from composers including Trevor Dunn and Devin Hoff, and the second half will be a set of extraordinary duets played by these two spectacular guitarists.

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3/30/19 @ Coney Island Baby, 169 Ave. A, Manhattan

MENDOZA SOLO
also: MIKE BAGGETTA TRIO- Mike Baggetta- guitar / Mike Watt- bass / Stephen Hodges- drums

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4/2/19 @ Ceremony, 224 Manhattan Ave., Brooklyn 11206
Sleeping Giant Glossolalia presents:
UNNATURAL WAYS Record Release Show
Record available for preorder or order March 22nd onward HERE

UNNATURAL WAYS
Ava- guitar, vox, sampler / Tim Dahl- bass / Sam Ospovat- drums, electronics

CLERIC

OLDEST
Mick Barr- guitar /Brooks Headley- drums

GATES/FOX/DUNN
Sally Gates- guitar / Greg Fox- drums / Trevor Dunn- bass

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4/3-4/11 2019
 EAST COAST TOUR 
AVA MENDOZA SOLO (guitar, voice)
all dates also with JOHN DIKEMAN SOLO (tenor sax)

4/3 Philadelphia, PA @ Vox Populi, also HOLLENBERG/MASRI- Matt Hollenberg (Cleric)- pedal steel, electronics / Julius Masri- drums
4/4 Baltimore, MD
4/5 Washington, DC, also LUKE STEWART- bass
4/7 Asheville, NC, also SHANE PARISH (Ahleuchatistas)- guitar
4/8 Nashville, TN
4/9 New Orleans, LA
more TBA
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4/12 and 4/13/19 @ 734 Nostrand, Brooklyn 11216
w/ WILLIAM PARKER GROUP
AM- guitar / William Parker- contrabass, more TBA

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5/2-5/4/19 performances @ Elastic Arts, Chicago, IL as visiting artist of the Exposure series
Mendoza solo, Trio with Dave Rempis- sax / Tyler Damon- drums, more TBA

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5/4 and 5/5/19 @ Constellation Chicago, 3111 N. Western Chicago Ave., Chicago, IL

with DAMO SUZUKI'S NETWORK 
Damo Suzuki (CAN)- vocals
Cooper Crain - guitar and organ / AM- guitar /Joshua Abrams - bass/gimbri / Quin Kirchner - drums

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5/18/19 @ Barbes, 376 9th Street, Brooklyn
Anders Nilsson- guitar / AM- guitar / Jeremy Carlstedt- drums

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6/15/19 @ VISION FESTIVAL 2019

Roulette
509 Atlantic Ave, Brooklyn, 11217

AM- guitar

Matt Nelson- tenor sax
Adam Lane- bass
Hamid Drake- drums 

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6/26-6/27/19 @ VANCOUVER JAZZ FESTIVAL 2019

6/26 1-2 pm
AM guitar/composition workshop

6/27
UNNATURAL WAYS
AM- guitar, sing, sampler
Tim Dahl- bass
Ches Smith (subbing for Sam Ospovat)- drums, electronics
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7/6-7/13/19 EUROPEAN TOUR
James Brandon Lewis' UNRULY MANIFESTO

JBL- sax, compositions
Jaimie Branch- trumpet
AM-guitar
Luke Stewart-bass
Warren G. Crudup III- drums

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7/19/19 @ The Stone, 55 W. 13th Street, Manhattan

AARON NOVIK GROUP- Aaron N- clarinet, compositions / Jeremiah Cymerman- clarinet / Brandon Seabrook- guitar / AM- guitar

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7/31/19 @ The Stone, 55 W. 13th St., NY, 10011

WILLIAM PARKER / AVA MENDOZA DUO
W Parker- contrabass / Ava- guitar

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9/5/19 SONIC TRANSMISSIONS FESTIVAL, Austin, TX
WILLIAM HOOKER TRIO (w/Ava Mendoza & Damon Smith) + Joe McPhee

Joe McPhee- sax
AM-guitar
Damon Smith- contrabass
William Hooker- drums

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9/20/19 @ The Stone, 55 W. 13th St., NY 10011

w/ SNARKHORSE
Matt Mitchell (piano, compositions) Kate Gentile (drums, compositions) Ava Mendoza (guitar) Kim Cass (bass) Davy Lazar (trumpet) Matt Nelson (tenor sax)  

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10/29/19 @ Kitchener-Waterloo Ontario
NUMUS presents: Ava Mendoza solo
(www.numus.on.ca)

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PAST SHOWS 2019: 

Weds. 1/16/19 @ Union Hall, 702 Union Street, Brooklyn 11215
E Z R A F E I N B E R G
A V A M E N D O Z A
ROBBIE LEE/CHE CHEN/AMIRTHA KIDAMBI
THE LAKE MILLIONS

DOORS AT 7:30PM, SHOW AT 8:00PM · TICKETS: UNIONHALLNY.COM

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Sun. 1/20/19 @ Secret Project Robot, 1186 Broadway, Brooklyn 11221
SAMANTHA RIOTT (record release show) 
AVA MENDOZA
WEASEL WALTER / LUKE STEWART / MICHAEL FOSTER
SUNK HEAVEN

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Mon. 1/28/19 @ Cafe Nine, New Haven, CT
Manic Presents: 
AVA MENDOZA
also: HEADROOM, T WRECK
http://www.manicpresents.com/event/1803346-ava-mendoza-new-haven

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1/31/19 @ H0L0, 1090 Wyckoff Ave., Ridgewood
Quartet with Sarah Bernstein- violin / AM- guitar / Adam Lane- contrabass / Vijay Anderson- drums
also: Ingrid Laubrock- sax / Brandon Lopez- contrabass / Tom Rainey- drums

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2/6/19 @ Nublu 151, 151 Ave. C, Manhattan
Kate Gentile and Matt Mitchell's SNARK HORSE- Matt Nelson- tenor sax / Matt Mitchell- keys / AM- guitar / Kate Gentile- drums

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Fri. 2/15/19, 8:30 pm @ Shapeshifter Lab, 18 Whitwell Pl., Brooklyn 11215
Moppa Elliott CD release show-
Advancing on a Wild Pitch - 7:30p
Acceleration Due to Gravity - 8:30p 
Nate Wooley- trumpet / Matt Nelson- tenor sax / Ava Mendoza- guitar / Moppa Elliott- bass / Mike Pride- drums, and more
Unspeakable Garbage - 9:30p

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Fri. 2/15/19 later pm @ Ceremony, 224 Manhattan Ave., Brooklyn 11206
SEVEN)SUNS
http://www.sevensunsmusic.com/
Dystopian music rooted in the language of avant-metal and hardcore played by a string quartet

Brandon Seabrook/Philip White duo
brandonseabrook.com
prwhite.net
Brandon Seabrook is a guitarist, banjoist and composer living in New York City where he has established himself as one of the most unique and volatile guitarists of his generation.
The music of composer, performer, improviser, and sound designer Philip White works with an array of homemade electronics at the intersection of noise, jazz and contemporary concert music.

Shardik
http://www.tzadik.com/index.php?catalog=7816
This new instrumental trio project from Matt Hollenberg of Cleric and Simulacrum blends avant-garde classical, free jazz, dissonant math metal, ambient and world music into a powerful new mix.

Ava Mendoza
avamendozamusic.com

Sally Gates - trio with Kenny Grohowski, Matt Hollenberg
sallygates.com
Sally Gates is a New Zealand guitarist, currently based in New York. Best known as an adept, experimental player from her work with the bands Orbweaver and Gigan.

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Sun. 2/24/19 @ Brooklyn Conservatory, 58 7th Ave., Brooklyn 11217

UNNATURAL WAYS- AM- guitar / Tim Dahl- bass / Sam Ospovat- drums
VINNIE SPERRAZZA'S APOCRYPHAL- Ethan Iverson- piano / Eiving Opsvik- contrabass / Vinnie Sperrazza- drums

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3/1/19 @ Barbes, 376 9th St., Brooklyn 11215
w/ Matt Bauder's HEARING THINGS
M Bauder- tenor sax, compositions / JP Schlegelmilch- keys / Ava Mendoza- guitar / Vinnie Sperrazza- drums

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