Guitar and Drums Duo at Quinn’s Sept. 8

Mary Halvorson and Ches Smith perform jazz

Mary Halvorson, guitar, and Ches Smith, drums, will perform at Quinn’s, 330 Main St. in Beacon, on Tuesday, Sept. 8, at 9 p.m. There is no cover charge, but donations are requested.

Halvorson has been active in New York since 2002, following jazz studies at Wesleyan University and the New School. She has performed with composer and saxophonist Anthony Braxton, guitarist Marc Ribot in his band Sun Ship, and with the bassist Trevor Dunn in his Trio-Convulsant.

Mary Halvorson

Mary Halvorson

Over the past decade she has worked with such diverse bandleaders as Tim Berne, Taylor Ho Bynum, Tomas Fujiwara, Curtis Hasselbring, Myra Melford, Jason Moran, Joe Morris, Tom Rainey and Mike Reed.

Smith studied percussion, improvisation and composition with William Winant, Fred Frith, Pauline Oliveros and Alvin Curran. He performs and records with Xiu Xiu and Secret Chiefs 3. He has also performed with Ben Goldberg, Annie Gosfield, Wadada Leo Smith, John Tchicai, Fred Frith and Trevor Dunn. He currently spends his time between Los Angeles, San Francisco and Brooklyn.

Ches Smith

Ches Smith

For more information, call Quinn’s at 845-202-7447 or visit

Photos courtesy of Quinn’s

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