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

Encounter 1:
Dan Blacksberg/Victor Vieira-Branco Duo (trombone & vibraphone)
Alyssa Almeida (cello)

Sunday, October 15
$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 1 features Dan’s trombone dueting with Victor Vieira-Branco on vibraphone. Victor has made waves with his stunning and expressive vibraphone playing across the Northeast, as a solo performer, and with his trio Bark Culture. He and Dan will be mixing up as a duo for the first time. Atmospheric cellist Alyssa Almeida opens with a rare acoustic set.


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.

Victor Vieira-Branco is a brazilian/american vibraphonist, composer and improviser, currently based out of Philadelphia. Vieira-Branco currently leads a trio called Bark Culture featuring Joey Sullivan on drums and John Moran on bass.See more from Victor here.

Alyssa Almeida is a Philly-based cellist, songwriter, & composer. In addition to frequent collaborations with other artists, they write soulful songs & ambient instrumentals as part of their project MACHOUSE. Alyssa is seeking to expand the boundaries of cello and create an embodied experience through their music.