SAMORA PINDERHUGHES’S ‘VENUS’ at Le Poisson Rouge (July 19, 8 p.m.). Mr. Pinderhughes, a pianist and vocalist, grabbed attention in 2016 with his politically incisive “Transformations Suite.” At Le Poisson Rouge he returns with a new set of material, “Venus,” which like “Transformations” speaks in personal, openhearted tones while insisting on wholesale social change. The new music, which he teased in April on WBGO’s “The Checkout,” has the brooding interiority of a singer-songwriter confessional and the frothy abundance of improvised music. He’ll perform “Venus” with Elena Pinderhughes on flute, Maya Kronfeld on keyboards, Andrew Renfroe on guitar, Josh Hari on electric bass and Jack DeBoe on drums and electronics. The concert, which is presented by “The Checkout,” will also feature D.J. sets from J.Period.
Samora Pinderhughes was mentioned exactly two years ago in The Times then two hours ago by Dayna Stephens, via phone, Dayna is in New York but from East Bay. Samora likewise.
Hmmm. Maya Kronfeld his pianist back in 2018 at LPR I met more recently.