Dan Blacksberg presents
A monthly series of acoustic-ish Improvised and creative music

Encounter 3:
Dan Blacksberg/Tracy Lisk Duo (trombone & drums)
John Moran

Sunday, December 17
$5 – $15 donation, NOTA

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West Philly trombonist Dan Blacksberg presents a Sunday evening series of experimental music to get you energized for your week! Dan brings together musicians from across Philly’s musical spectrum and beyond for new improvised Encounters in Studio 34’s comfy and intimate space. Bring your ears and settle down into a couch and experience the exciting unknown of the music, anchored by the expansive dexterity of Blacksberg’s trombone.

ENCOUNTER 3, in which Dan duets with drummer Tracy Lisk. Dan and Tracy found an easy and exciting rapport when playing together and are excited to share it to the public. Multi-instrumentalist and multi-dimensional force John Moran will offer an opening set.


Tracy Lisk is a percussionist based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Ms. Lisk’s history as a painter informs the substance of her improvisations which contain references to rhythmic structures while maintaining a fluid, suspended continuity. She has lead percussion ensembles, and regularly tours as a drummer in the US and Europe. She has collaborated with William Parker, saxophonist Gary Hassay, Andrea Pensado (electronics/voice), dancer Ryuzo Fukuhara (JP, SI), Mia Zabelka (AU), and cellist Helena Espvall (PT), among others.

Multi-instrumentalist and multi-dimensional artist John Moran creates sound and moves air on bass, woodwinds, electronics and more across Philadelphia, holding down the bass role in Bark Culture and sending out their own songs into the electronic ether.

Appearing everywhere from West Philly basements to Carnegie Hall, trombonist, composer, and educator Dan Blacksberg connects people, sounds, and cultures in respectful and vitalizing ways. Acknowledged as the foremost practitioner of klezmer trombone and a respected voice in jazz & experimental music, Dan creates music inside and outside known genres, from danceable klezmer melodies on Radiant Others, to classic free-jazz inflected blasts with the Dan Blacksberg Trio, to genre-busting projects like his Hasidic doom metal band Deveykus. He has performed and recorded with artists such as klezmer masters Elaine Hoffman Watts and Adrienne Cooper, and experimentalists like Anthony Braxton and extreme doom metal band The Body. He also makes the Radiant Others Klezmer Podcast.