MOCH

Thursday - August, 18 @ 9:00pm

Nahuatl for "all, everything," Moch is a collaborative electroacoustic duo between mallet percussionist Patricia Brennan and drummer electronic musician Noel Brennan.

Originally from Veracruz Mexico, vibraphonist/marimbist Patricia’s solo album Maquishti was #4 in the New York Times’ top 10 jazz albums of 2021. Patricia was also voted #1 by Downbeat as the rising star of vibraphone for the magazine’s 70th Critics Poll for 2022. Patricia works both as a leader and side person for active artists in and out of NYC, including such Grammy nominated bands as Arturo O'Farrill's Afro Latin Jazz Big Band and the John Hollenbeck Large Ensemble.

Maine native and current resident of Brooklyn NY, Noel Brennan is an active percussionist/electronic musician.   Also known as Arktuteye, Noel has participated and won multiple turntablism battles as well as maintaining his connection with ancient language based drum concepts and connecting it with an electronic sensibility.

Moch is a combination of these experiences and interests.

“The music is tight but fluid, and moves from earth to sky and back with ease. It’s melodic and oozing within spacious, woven structure. For one brief passage, at the end, Brennan plays unamplified marimba with the most condensed harmony of the evening. It is striking. Otherwise she is melting the vibraphone into Mauricio Herrera’s patient, intricate Afro-Latin rhythms, or returning to an impressive duet with Michael Formanek on upright bass. They offer as virtuosic a scat as you can imagine, in unison, and delightful.”

Lana Norris, National Sawdust Log 2019

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MOCH

Thursday, August 18th

9:00 PM - 11:00 PM

207-774-4111

650A Congress Street, Portland ME

Hours
Mon: 5PM-11PM
Tues: 6PM-12AM
Wed: 5PM-12AM
Thurs: 5PM-12AM
Fri & Sat: 5PM-1AM
Sun: 4PM-10PM

Blue has won Portland’s Best Jazz Venue for several years in a row and dedicates every Saturday night to Jazz at Blue.

We are a DONATION BASED venue. Please show your support to the musicians by donating to the basket by the stage. Because we don’t charge a cover and 100% of your donations go to the musicians we respectfully ask that each person make a ONE PURCHASE MINIMUM of food/beverage to help support the room. All seats are first come, first served (feel free to share a table). We do not take reservations.