2017:

Fri. 11/3/17 @ Park Church Co-op, 129 Russell St., Greenpoint, Brooklyn
UNNATURAL WAYS- Ava- guitar, sing / Tim Dahl- bass / Sam Ospovat- drums
also: BARR/EDWARDS- Mick Barr- guitar / Marc Edwards- drums,
CHENEY/SHEA- Mitch Cheney- guitar / Kevin Shea- drums,
MONOTROPE

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Sun. 11/5/17 @ MOMA Ps1, 22-25 Jackson Ave, Long Island City
MOMA presents: Alternative 80s: Club 57 and New York's Downtown Scene
https://www.moma.org/calendar/events/3590
Playing Adele Bertei's songs in duo with her as CYMATIQUE. Adele Bertei- voice, songs, production / Ava- guitar
also: JOEY ARIAS' STRANGE PARTY

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Fri 11/10/17 @ Joe's Pub, 425 Lafayette St, Manhattan
w/ VINCENT D'ONOFRIO'S SLIM BONE HEAD VOLT
Spoken word by the one and only man who played Private Lawrence in Full Metal Jacket. The band features Dana Lyn- keys, violin compositions / Ava- guitar / Vinnie Sperazza- drums

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Mon and Tues 11/13-14/17 @ Joe's Pub, 425 Lafayette St., Manhattan
Playing guitar in Erin Markey's play BONER KILLER. Music by Emily Bate.  
Comprised of her signature story-driven stand-up and scored by sensual homemade pop, Erin Markey’s Boner Killer is an intimate musical conversation between what Markey thinks she can’t have and how she’d have it if she could. Driven by Whitney Houston’s lesbian mythologies, Europe™, and a Pretty Woman accident, Markey and bandmate Emily Bate sacrifice their lives to transform personal humiliations into naked feminist hope. 

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Thurs. 11/16/17 @ Barbes, 376 9th St., Brooklyn
w/ HEARING THINGS Matt Bauder- tenor sax, compositions / JP Schlegelmilch- keys / Ava- guitar / Vinnie Sperrazza- drums

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Mon. 11/4/17 @ Threes Brewing, 333 Douglass St., Brooklyn
UNNATURAL WAYS- Ava- guitar, sing / Tim Dahl- bass / Sam Ospovat- drums
also: LIEDERKREIS (Judith Berkson solo vox + electronics),  Vinnie Sperrazza's APOCRYPHAL (Brandon Seabrook- guitar / Eivind Ospvik- contrabass / Vinnie Sperrazza- drums)

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Mon 12/11/17 @ Secret Project Robot, 1186 Broadway, Brooklyn
w/ DAN PECK QUARTET- Dan- tuba, electronics, compositions / Matt Nelson- tenor sax / Ava- guitar / Tommy Campbell -drums

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Tues 12/19/17 @ Tishman Auditorium at 63 5th Avenue, Manhattan
STONE FEST ONE AT THE NEW SCHOOL
7pm VICKY CHOW- vicky chow piano

8pm
 MILFORD GRAVES with BILL LASWELL and JOHN ZORN- milford graves  drums / bill laswell bass /john zorn sax


9pm
 PETER EVANS

peter evans trumpet

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

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Thurs 12/21/17 @ Barbes, 376 9th Street, Brooklyn 11215
w/ HEARING THINGS- 
Matt Bauder- tenor sax, compositions / JP Schlegelmilch- keys / Ava- guitar / Vinnie Sperrazza- drums
 

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PAST SHOWS 2017:
1/5/17 @ The Flat's BKSpeed Cafe, 308 Hooper St, Brooklyn
Jorrit Dijikstra- sax, electronics / Jen Baker- trombone / Ava Mendoza- guitar
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1/6/17 @ WINTER JAZZ FEST, NY
Jacob Garchik's YE OLDE- Jacob Garchik, trombone; Mary Halvoron, guitar; Jonathan Goldberger, guitar; Ava Mendoza, guitar; Vinnie Sperrazza, drums
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1/12/17 @ Muchmore's, 2 Havemeyer Street, Brooklyn
UNNATURAL WAYS (Ava- guitar, sing / Tim Dahl- bass / Sam Ospovat- drums)
also: MICK BARR + KID MILLIONS DUO, REG BLOOR, FREAK
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1/21/17 @ House show Brooklyn, email ava (dot) mendoza (at) gmail (dot) com for details
Queer Trash/Michael Foster presents:
AVA SOLO
also: Tyler Keen, Eames Armstrong & Cory O'Brien Duo, and Derek Baron.
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1/26/17 @ Silent Barn, 603 Bushwick Ave., Brooklyn
CHASER ( Dominika Michalowska (vokills) Ava Mendoza (guitar) Shayna Dulberger (bass) Oran Canfield (drums)
also: RODENTICIDE, PRIMA, OLD MAYBE
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Sat. 1/28/17 @ The Lab, 2948 16th St, San Francisco, CA
AVA MENDOZA solo
also: MOE STAIANO ENSEMBLE
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Sun. 1/29/17 @ SF Jazz Center, Miner Auditorium
ROVA SAXOPHONE QUARTET PLAYS JOHN COLTRANE'S ASCENSION
Bruce Ackley soprano saxophone
Steve Adams alto saxophone
Larry Ochs tenor saxophone
Jon Raskin baritone saxophone
with
Ava Mendoza electric guitar
Trey Spruance (Secret Chiefs) electric guitar
Darren Johnston trumpet
Zeena Parkins electric harp
Fred Frith electric bass
Donald Robinson drums
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Tues. 1/31/17 @ 2665 21st Street, , Sacramento, CA
AVA SOLO
also: JON BAFUS/JED BREWER
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Fri. 2/3/17 @ pm me for details at ava dot mendoza at gmail, Oakland, CA
AVA SOLO
also: BRAN(...)POS, VOICEHANDLER (Danishta Rivero- voice, electronics/ Jacob Felix Heule- percussion, electronics), TAINTED PUSSY, LORD TANG

Sun. 2/5/17 @ Cafe Racer, 5828 Roosevelt Way NE in Seattle, WA
Duo of MIKE GAMBLE- guitar / AVA MENDOZA- guitar
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Mon. 2/6/17 SoloWorkshop and Concert @ Oregon State University in Corvallis, OR
OSU Music Production and Technology presents: Ava Mendoza Workshop and Concert
Benton Hall, 1650 SW Pioneer Place, Oregon State University in Corvallis, OR
Improvisation and Touring Workshop- 1-3 pm
Concert with OSU Music Faculty- Ryan Biesack, Dana Reason and guest Mike Gamble- 7:30 pm
Free and open to the public
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Weds. 2/8/17 8pm @ The Waypost, 3120 N Williams Ave in Portland, OR
Creative Music Guild Presents:
AVA MENDOZA SOLO
also: THE CRENSHAW
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Weds. 2/22/17-Sun. 2/26/17 @ Collapsable Hole, 55 Bethune Street, Manhattan
Live score to Sean Edward Lewis / LILAC CO.'s new play...
IGOR MORTIS
...Igor is there so the Dr. has someone to talk to. Inspired by Mary Shelley's novel.
FEB 22,23,24,25,26 8PM / MATINEE FEB 26 3PM / $18 GENERAL / $12 STUDENTS/SENIORS / $10 PREVIEW WED FEB 22 8PM
rsvp/info lilaccotheater@gmail.com
set design/art direction by Ulla Warchol, sound design/live scoring by Ava Mendoza, lighting by John Anderson, sound engineer Eric Hoegemeyer,
assistant direction/video design by Thomas Kavanagh, written and directed by Sean Lewis
featuring Claire CampbellFletcher LiegerotMark Gowers#SarahCasey
Igor Mortis is supported by Foundation for Contemporary Arts Emergency Grant
TICKETS: http:// www.brownpapertickets.com/ event/2790778
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Tues. 3/7/17 @ The Stone, corner of 2nd St. and Ave. C, Manhattan
I DON'T HEAR NOTHING BUT THE BLUES- Jon Irabagon- sax / Mick Barr- guitar/ Ava- guitar/ Mike Pride- drums
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Fri. 3/10/17 @ Machines with Magnets, 400 Main Street, Pawtucket, RI
UNNATURAL WAYS (Ava- guitar, sing / Tim Dahl- bass / Sam Ospovat- drums
also: HAIRSPRAY QUEEN, FINISHED, more TBA
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Tues. 3/28/17 @ Union Pool, 484 Union Avenue, Brooklyn
Improvs with BUKE AND GASE + AVA MENDOZA + RYAN OSLANCE (Ahleuchatistas) + JOHN NEIKRASZ (Why I Must Be Careful)
MARIA CHAVEZ DJ Set
http://www.bukeandgase.com/
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Sun. 4/9/17 @ Legion Bar, 790 Metropolitan Ave., Brooklyn
AVA MENDOZA SOLO
also: FAY VICTOR TRIO
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 4/30/17 @ Downtown Music Gallery, 13 Monroe St., Manhattan
AARON NOVIK GROUP- Aaron- clarinet, composition / Jeremiah Cymerman- clarinet / Ava- guitar / Brandon Seabrook- guitar
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5/7/17 11pm @ Cobra Club, 6 Wyckoff Ave., Brooklyn
UNNATURAL WAYS- Ava- guitar, sing / Tim Dahl- bass / Sam Ospovat- drums
also:
LAWSUITS, PAINTED FACES, FECES
5/14/17, 8pm @ Sump, 1563 Decatur Street, Queens,
AVA MENDOZA solo- guitar, electronics, voice
also:
SHANE PARISH- solo guitar
BRANDON SEABROOK- solo guitar
JR BOHANON- solo guitar
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5/14/17, 11pm @ Cobra Club, 6 Wyckoff Ave., Brooklyn
CHASER- Dominika Michalowska- vox / Ava- guitar / Shayna Dulberger- bass / Oran Canfield- drums
also: OOF, ALIEN TRILOGY
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5/17/17 @ Park Church Co-op, 129 Russell Street, Brooklyn
AVA MENDOZA solo- guitar, electronics, voice
also:
SIR RICHARD BISHOP- solo guitar
ROBERT MILLIS- solo guitar/ voice
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5/20/17 @ Le Poisson Rouge, 158 Bleecker St., Manhattan
AVA MENDOZA solo- guitar, electronics, voice
also:
NELS CLINE FOUR (Nels- guitar, compositions / Julian Lage- guitar / Scott Colley- bass / Tom Rainey- drums)
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5/31/17 @ Nublu, 62 Avenue C, Manhattan
w/ AARON NOVIK GROUP- Aaron- clarinet, compositions / Ava- guitar / Shayna Dunkleman- Eli Wallace- keys / Trevor Dunn- electric bass / Ches Smith- drum machines / Shayna Dunkelman- electric marimba, percussion / Sam Ospovat- drums, percussion / Amirtha Kidambi- vocals / 
Kristin Slipp- vocals
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6/3/17 @ Barbes, 376 9th Street, Brooklyn 11215
w/ HEARING THINGS- Matt Bauder- tenor sax, compositions / JP Schlegelmilch- keys / Ava- guitar / Vinnie Sperrazza- drums
 
 

6/26/17 @ The Brick House, 24 3rd St, Turners Falls, Massachusetts 01376
AVA MENDOZA SOLO 
also: 23 Ensemble, Brittany Brideau (Hot Dirt)

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6/27/17 @ BAR, 254 Crown Street, New Haven, CT
Manic Productions presents:
AMERICAN ELM
AVA MENDOZA SOLO
DANIEL BACHMAN

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6/30/17 @ Constellation, 3111 N Western Ave, Chicago, IL
w/ Jacob Garchik's YE OLDE- Jacob- trombone / Jonathan Goldberger- guitar / Mary Halvorson- guitar / Ava Mendoza- guitar / Vinnie Sperrazza- drums
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7/1/17 @ Iowa City Jazz Festival, Iowa City, Iowa
YE OLDE- Jacob- trombone / Jonathan Goldberger- guitar / Mary Halvorson- guitar / Ava Mendoza- guitar / Vinnie Sperrazza- drums

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SOLO TOUR opening for the VIOLENT FEMMES and ECHO AND THE BUNNYMEN:

JUL 7 FRI
20 Monroe Live
Grand Rapids, MI

JUL 8 SAT
Massey Hall
Toronto, Canada

JUL 9 SUN
9:30 Club
Washington, DC

JUL 11 TUE (Echo and the Bunnymen join tour here)
SKYLINE STAGE
Philadelphia, PA

JUL 12 WED
Ford Ampitheater at Coney Island
Brooklyn, NY

JUL 14 FRI
Stone Pony Summerstage
Asbury Park, NJ

JUL 15 SAT
Blue Hills Bank Pavilion
Boston, MA

JUL 17 MON
Stage AE
Pittsburgh, PA

JUL 18 TUE
Meadow Brook Ampitheatre
Rochester Hills, MI

JUL 19 WED
Express Live Outdoor Stage
Columbus, OH

JUL 21 FRI
BMO Harris Pavilion
Milwaukee, WI

JUL 22 SAT
Hollywood Casino Ampitheatre
Saint Louis, MO

JUL 23 SUN
Huntington Bank Pavilion
Chicago, IL

JUL 25 TUE
Crossroads KC
Kansas City, MO

JUL 26 WED
Fillmore Auditorium
Denver, CO

JUL 30 SUN
Mountain Winery
Saratoga, CA

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8/26/17 @ The Stone, corner of Ave. C and 2nd Street, Manhattan
NELS CLINE ACOUSTIC GUITAR EXTRAVEGANZA
Nels- guitar, composition / Elliott Sharp- guitar / Julian Lage- guitar / Mary Halvorson- guitar / Brandon Seabrook- guitar / Ava Mendoza- guitar

9/9 @ Silent Barn, 6-3 Bushwick Ave., Brooklyn
UNNATURAL WAYS
also: REINA TERROR, JUDITH BERKSON, HENRY FRASER BAND


9/9/17 @ Concerts in the Catacombs, Brooklyn
w/ Matt Bauder's HEARING THINGS- 
Matt Bauder – Saxophones /JP Schlegelmilch – Organ /Vinnie Sperrazza – Drums / Ava- guitar

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Thurs 9/21
Union Pool
484 Union Ave., Brooklyn 11211

10pm Chris Forsyth & the Solar Motel Band 
9pm Dire Wolves
8pm Unnatural Ways

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UNNATURAL WAYS EUROPEAN TOUR:
Ava Mendoza- guitar, vox / Tim Dahl (Lydia Lunch, Pulverize the Sound, Child Abuse)- bass / Sam Ospovat (Enablers)- drums
http://avamendozamusic.com/unnatural-ways/
https://soundcloud.com/avamendoza/sets/unnatural-ways 

9/27 Oslo, NO @ Victoria Nasjonal Jazzscene
9/28 Gent, BE @ Handelsbeurs Concert Hall

9/29 Bergen, NO @ Bergen Jazzforum
10/2 Cologne, DE @ Stadtgarten
10/3 Hanover, DE @ Stumpf
10/4 Würzburg, DE @ Freakshow
10/5 Gothenburg, SE @ Nefertiti
10/6 Trondheim, NO @ Fri Resonans Festival
10/7 Bremen, DE @ Friese
10/8 Hamburg, DE @ der Stubnitz

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Tues 10/17/17 @ Silent Barn,  603 Bushwick Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11206
w/ AARON NOVIK QUARTET -Aaron- clarinet, compositions / Ava- guitar / Kurt Kotheimer- bass / Sam Ospovat- drums

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Weds 10/25/17 @ Barbes, 376 9th St., Brooklyn
w/ Matt Bauder's HEARING THINGS- Matt Bauder- tenor, compositions / JP Schlegelmilch- keys / Ava- guitar / Vinnie Sperrazza- drums

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Fri. 11/3/17 @ Park Church Co-op, 129 Russell St., Greenpoint, Brooklyn
UNNATURAL WAYS- Ava- guitar, sing / Tim Dahl- bass / Sam Ospovat- drums
also: BARR/EDWARDS- Mick Barr- guitar / Marc Edwards- drums,
CHENEY/SHEA- Mitch Cheney- guitar / Kevin Shea- drums,
MONOTROPE

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Sun. 11/5/17 @ MOMA Ps1, 22-25 Jackson Ave, Long Island City
Alternative 80s: Club 57 and New York's Downtown Scene
https://www.moma.org/calendar/events/3590
Playing Adele Bertei's songs in duo with her as CYMATIQUE. Adele Bertei- voice, songs, production / Ava- guitar

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Fri 11/10/17 @ Joe's Pub, 425 Lafayette St, Manhattan
w/ VINCENT D'ONOFRIO'S SLIM BONE HEAD VOLT
Spoken word by the one and only man who played Private Lawrence in Full Metal Jacket. The band features Dana Lyn- keys, violin compositions / Ava- guitar / Vinnie Sperazza- drums

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Mon and Tues 11/13-14/17 @ Joe's Pub, 425 Lafayette St., Manhattan
Playing guitar in Erin Markey's play BONER KILLER. Music by Emily Bate.  
Comprised of her signature story-driven stand-up and scored by sensual homemade pop, Erin Markey’s Boner Killer is an intimate musical conversation between what Markey thinks she can’t have and how she’d have it if she could. Driven by Whitney Houston’s lesbian mythologies, Europe™, and a Pretty Woman accident, Markey and bandmate Emily Bate sacrifice their lives to transform personal humiliations into naked feminist hope. 

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Thurs. 11/16/17 @ Barbes, 376 9th St., Brooklyn
w/ HEARING THINGS Matt Bauder- tenor sax, compositions / JP Schlegelmilch- keys / Ava- guitar / Vinnie Sperrazza- drums

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Mon. 11/4/17 @ Threes Brewing, 333 Douglass St., Brooklyn
UNNATURAL WAYS- Ava- guitar, sing / Tim Dahl- bass / Sam Ospovat- drums
also: LIEDERKREIS (Judith Berkson solo vox + electronics),  Vinnie Sperrazza's APOCRYPHAL (Brandon Seabrook- guitar / Eivind Ospvik- contrabass / Vinnie Sperrazza- drums)

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Mon 12/11/17 @ Secret Project Robot, 1186 Broadway, Brooklyn
w/ Dan Peck

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Tues 12/19/17 @ Tishman Auditorium at 63 5th Avenue, Manhattan
STONE FEST ONE AT THE NEW SCHOOL
7pm VICKY CHOW- vicky chow piano

8pm
 MILFORD GRAVES with BILL LASWELL and JOHN ZORN- milford graves  drums / bill laswell bass /john zorn sax


9pm
 PETER EVANS

peter evans trumpet

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

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Thurs 12/21/17 @ Barbes, 376 9th Street, Brooklyn 11215
w/ HEARING THINGS- 
Matt Bauder- tenor sax, compositions / JP Schlegelmilch- keys / Ava- guitar / Vinnie Sperrazza- drums