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10 July 2019

Secret Society @ Newport Jazz Festival, 2 August 2019


Always a pleasure to be back at Newport!

We’ll be giving the U.S. premiere of “Ebonite,” commissioned by the Hard Rubber Orchestra, alongside other music we haven’t previously performed at the festival. We are also excited to welcome two first-time co-conspirators to the Secret Society rhythm section: bassist Emma Dayhuff and drummer Rudy Royston.

CO-CONSPIRATORS

WINDS
Dave Pietro
Rob Wilkerson
Sam Sadigursky
John Ellis
Carl Maraghi

TRUMPETS
Seneca Black
David Smith
Matt Holman
Riley Mulherkar
Jason Palmer

TROMBONES
Mike Fahie
Ryan Keberle
Jacob Garchik
Jennifer Wharton

RHYTHM
Sebastian Noelle, guitar
Adam Birnbaum, piano
Emma Dayhuff, bass
Rudy Royston, drums

COMPOSER-CONDUCTOR
Darcy James Argue


23 May 2019

DJA w/Hard Rubber Orchestra @ Fei & Milton Wong Experimental Theatre, Vancouver BC, 25 May 2019



09 May 2019

Princeton Creative Large Ensemble w/Terri Lyne Carrington, 11 May 2019



23 April 2019

Secret Society @ Jazz Standard, Apr. 23-24


Photo: Luis Godinho

My co-conspirators and I have been summoned to fortify the ramparts at Jazz Standard. Our vigil begins this very eve, and we will take up our positions anew the following night. We’ll be performing a broad spectrum of Secret Society music, including some unrecorded rarities. We hope you’ll join our ranks for this epic two-night encounter.

Tuesday, April 23 & Wednesday April 24 — sets at 7:30 & 9:30 PM

CO-CONSPIRATORS
WINDS
Dave Pietro
Rob Wilkerson
Sam Sadigursky
John Ellis
Carl Maraghi (Apr. 23) / Brian Landrus (Apr. 24)

TRUMPETS
Seneca Black
Nathan Eklund
Matt Holman
Nadje Noordhuis
David Smith

TROMBONES
Mike Fahie
Natalie Cressman
Kalia Vandever
Jennifer Wharton

RHYTHM
Sebastian Noelle, guitar
Adam Birnbaum, piano
Matt Clohesy, bass
Jon Wikan, drums

COMPOSER-CONDUCTOR-RINGLEADER
Darcy James Argue


28 December 2018

Secret Society @ Jazz Gallery, Jan. 11 & 12, 2019


Secret Society’s inaugural incursion of the Year of Our Lord MMXIX will take place at The Jazz Gallery, a favored venue for my co-conspirators and I for over eleven years now. We’ll be performing there on Friday, January 11 and Saturday, January 12, with sets at 7:30 & 9:30 PM each night, performing music from all eras of Secret Society alongside several seldom-heard unrecorded works. We’ll also be welcoming some newly inaugurated co-conspirators into the fold. We hope you’ll join us as we celebrate another revolution around the sun, and greet the new day with euphonious spectacle.

CO-CONSPIRATORS

WINDS
Dave Pietro
Rob Wilkerson
Sam Sadigursky
John Ellis
Carl Maraghi

TRUMPETS
Seneca Black
David Smith (Jan. 11) / Jonathan Powell (Jan. 12)
Matt Holman
Rachel Therrien
Riley Mulherkar

TROMBONES
Mike Fahie
Ryan Keberle (Jan. 11) / Natalie Cressman (Jan. 12)
Jacob Garchik
Jennifer Wharton

RHYTHM
Sebastian Noelle, guitar
Adam Birnbaum, piano
Matt Clohesy, bass
Jon Wikan, drums