Hi folks, I'd like to tell you about my first performances of the new year. At AS 220, Providence, RI, Friday 1.25.02 10pm Roger Miller Binary System, Emile Tobenfield An interesting evening of super sonic techno music and innovation featuring former members of Mission of Burma and the Pork Chop Lounge Band. $5 AS 220 is at 115 Empire St, Providence 401 831 9327 www.as22o.org. At Zeitgeist Gallery, Cambridge MA, Saturday 1.26.02, sharing video with Walter Wright and Music with an unusually talented cast of characters. I'm really looking forward to working with Joe Manieri, something I've wanted to do for a long time. THE KEN FIELD BIRTHDAY OPEN! 8:30 SESSION ONE Session One is an outgrowth of an ongoing series of improvisation workshops directed by saxophonist Tom Hall. For this performance, the group will include: Tom Hall - tenor & baritone sax Ken Field - alto sax, flute Brian Carpenter - trumpet, slide trumpet Grant Smith - drums & percussion Derek VanBeever - acoustic bass 10:00 JOE MANERI TRIO Joe Maneri - alto sax Katt Hernandez - violin Brad Kemp - bass Doyen of the Boston free-jazz scene, Joe Maneri has been a professor at the New England Conservatory since the late '60s, studied with Arnold Schoenberg in New York, and has played with Barre Phillips, Tim Berne, Jack Wright, Joe Morris & Ed Schuller. He has worked in Greek, Turkish & Armenian folk & bellydance groups since the early 1950s. In recent years he has made notable recordings & appearances with his son Matt, the violin terror. Lights by Walter Wright & Dr. T, that famous vaudeville pair!