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Atlas Maior presents Love Meditations

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Cave Without A Name, 325 Kreutzberg Rd., Boerne, TX

All advance tickets are "will-call" on arrival for the concert. If your prefer, you may also purchase tickets by calling the cave - 830.537.4212 - during business hours (10 am - 4 pm).

Atlas Maior brings the natural cave acoustics alive with original music that combines global elements of Progressive Jazz, Middle Eastern, Latin, and Indian music traditions. Band members Joshua Thomson (alto saxophone, flutes), Josh Peters (oud, lavta), Gary Parsons (drums), and Josh Flowers (upright bass) create a unique sound that balances intimate moments of sincerity with powerful melodies and incendiary rhythmic passages.

The group has toured nationally & internationally while garnering positive reviews and media placement from Jazziz Magazine, NPR's PRI The World, New York Daily Music, Jazz Journal, Afropop Worldwide, and Song Lines, & in 2019, was named City of Austin Cultural Ambassadors. They recently performed at the prestigious Rothko Chapel in Houston and the acclaimed Echo Bridge in San Antonio.

Advance tickets (until 5 pm show day): $35; At the Door (if available): $40

Atlas Maior at Central Market - North

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Central Market - North, 4001 N. Lamar, Austin, TX 78756

"Some musicians find an extant niche and set up camp within its borders. Others, however, set out for the hinterlands and build a castle. The turrets of Austin's Josh Peters and Joshua Thomson, aka Atlas Maior, still stand on their latest EP, Hadal." - Austin Chronicle

Atlas Maior creates original music that combines elements of Progressive Jazz, Middle Eastern, Latin, and Indian music traditions. Band members Joshua Thomson (alto saxophone, flutes) and Josh Peters (oud, lavta), create a unique sound that balances intimate moments of sincerity with powerful melodies and incendiary rhythmic passages. The group writes original melodies exploring maqamat (Middle Eastern modal system) and harmonic progressions found in American jazz. Atlas Maior composes with a variety of rhythms & instrumentation including Indian tablas, kanjira, & Chinese hulusi.

As an ensemble Atlas Maior has released 6 studio albums, most recently new album "Hadal" (released 2/17/23), their follow up to "RIPTIDE", voted a 2019 Top 100 release by The Austin Chronicle. During 2020-21 the group released 4 singles which featured Coke Studios artist Ali Pervez Mehdi (Nazuk, Ya Ali, & 2 studio remixes). The group has toured nationally & internationally while garnering positive reviews and media placement from Jazziz Magazine, NPR's PRI The World, New York Daily Music, Jazz Journal, Afropop Worldwide, Song Lines, & in 2019 were named City of Austin Cultural Ambassadors.

Rothko Chapel - Summer Sounds: Atlas Maior

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3900 Yupon Street, Houston, TX

Pay What You Can Ticket $10-25 Registration provides a chair on the Plaza first come, first served In case of inclement weather, registration provides a seat inside the Rothko Chapel

"Some musicians find an extant niche and set up camp within its borders. Others, however, set out for the hinterlands and build a castle. The turrets of Austin's Josh Peters and Joshua Thomson, aka Atlas Maior, still stand on their latest EP, Hadal." - Austin Chronicle

Atlas Maior creates original music that combines elements of Progressive Jazz, Middle Eastern, Latin, and Indian music traditions. Band members Joshua Thomson (alto saxophone, flutes) and Josh Peters (oud, lavta), create a unique sound that balances intimate moments of sincerity with powerful melodies and incendiary rhythmic passages. The group writes original melodies exploring maqamat (Middle Eastern modal system) and harmonic progressions found in American jazz. Atlas Maior composes with a variety of rhythms & instrumentation including Indian tablas, kanjira, & Chinese hulusi.

As an ensemble Atlas Maior has released 6 studio albums, most recently new album "Hadal" (released 2/17/23), their follow up to "RIPTIDE", voted a 2019 Top 100 release by The Austin Chronicle. During 2020-21 the group released 4 singles which featured Coke Studios artist Ali Pervez Mehdi (Nazuk, Ya Ali, & 2 studio remixes). The group has toured nationally & internationally while garnering positive reviews and media placement from Jazziz Magazine, NPR's PRI The World, New York Daily Music, Jazz Journal, Afropop Worldwide, Song Lines, & in 2019 were named City of Austin Cultural Ambassadors.

Pay What You Can Ticket $10-25

Past Tours/Festivals:

Festival History 

New Media Art and Sound Series (NMASS) 2022 - Austin, TX 

SXSW Official Showcasing Artist - 2022 Atlas Maior 

SXSW Official Showcasing Artist - 2020 Atlas Maior 

New Media Art and Sound Series (NMASS) 2019 - Austin, TX 

WOBEON Festival Official Showcasing Artist 2015: Atlas Maior 

Art Outside Showcasing Artist 2012 

 

National Touring 

11/11/21 Wild Detectives - Dallas, TX 

 

Atlas Maior RIPTIDE US Tour 2019: 

 5/7/19 Top Ten Records - Dallas, TX 

5/14/19 Sister’s Brooklyn Maqam Hang - New York, NY 

5/15/19 Rubulad - New York, NY 

5/18/19 Static Age Records - Asheville, NC 

5/18 Asheville, NC - Private House Concert 

5/19/19 Sierra Nevada Brewery - Asheville, NC 

5/20/19 Side Bar - New Orleans, LA 

 

Atlas Maior in Denver 2016 

4/3/16  Hoffbrau Colorado - Westminster, CO (Autism Awareness Private Event) 

4/4/16 KUVO Jazz 89.3 FM - Denver, CO 

4/5/16 The Mercury - Denver, CO 

5/15/15 The McNay Art Museum - San Antonio, TX 

6/1/14 Alliance for Multicultural Services Gala - Houston, TX 

 

International Touring 

Atlas Maior RIPTIDE European Tour 2019 

9/10/19 Joker’s Pub - Angers, France 

9/11/19 Blue Monkey - Angers, France 

9/12/19 Le Zygo Bar - Nantes, France 

9/14/19 Auberge du Layon, Rablay Sur Layon, France 

9/15/19 Le Hérron Carré- Angers, France 

9/17/19 Royal Rooms - Sitges, Spain 

9/19/19 Robadors 23 - Barcelona, Spain 

9/20/19 Ronda Barcelona - Barcelona, Spain 

9/21/19 RAI - Barcelona, Spain 

9/26/19 Factor Vi - Sitges, Spain 

9/28/19 BlackLab - Barcelona 

 

Atlas Maior 2018 European Tour: Angers, FR, Catalunya, Spain 2018 

9/6/18 Factor Vi - Sitges, Spain 

9/6/18 Barcelona City FM 107.3 - Barcelona, Spain 

9/13/18  Robadors23 - Barcelona, Spain 

9/14/18 Soda Acústic - Barcelona, Spain 

9/15/18 Sinestesia - Barcelona, Spain 

9/16/18  Utopia Beach House - Sitges, Catalunya, Spain 

9/22/18 En rouge et Loire guinguette, ** Changed to Le Hérron Carré - Angers, France 

9/23/18   "Austin Days" Festival, Cale de la Savatte ** Changed to Joker’s Pub - Angers, France 

 

Atlas Maior Spanish Tour: Andalucia, Catalunya September 2017 

9/1/17 Robadors 23 - Barcelona Spain ** Hurricane Harvey 

9/4/17 Barcelona City FM 107.3 - Barcelona, Spain ** Hurricane Harvey 

9/6/17 Sala Milwaulkee - El Puerto de Santa Maria ** Hurricane Harvey 

9/7/17 Pueblos Blancos Festival - Montejaque, Andalucia, Spain 

9/8/17 Pueblos Blancos Festival - Grazalema , Andalucia, Spain 

9/10/17 Utopia Beach House - Sitges, Catalunya, Spain 

9/11/17 Barcelona City FM 107.3 - Barcelona, Spain 

9/14/17 Sinestesia - Barcelona, Spain 

 

Atlas Maior 2013 European Tour: Istanbul, Andalucia, Spain 

9/10/13 Cafe Mitanni - Istanbul, Turkey **Gezi Protest Cancellation 

9/12/13 American Research Institute in Turkey - Istanbul, Turkey 

9/17/13 Cafe Mitanni - Istanbul, Turkey 

9/19/13 Fatih University - Istanbul, Turkey 

9/19/13 Gitar Cafe - Istanbul, Turkey 

9/20/13 Kasket Bistro Beşiktaş - Istanbul, Turkey 

9/21/13 Arsen Lüpen - Istanbul, Turkey 

In September of 2013 Atlas Maior embarked on a two week performance and education tour in Istanbul, Turkey. The trio performed 6 shows in Istanbul, working throughout the city that bridges the continents of Europe and Asia. Performances included several premiere music venues including Arsen Lüpen, Gitar Cafe, Kasket Bistro Beşiktaş, and Cafe Mitanni. Atlas Maior was also  featured performer at Fatih University’s 2013 Fall concert. At Fatih University the group participated in various cross-cultural Turkish music workshops with faculty members and students. 

During Atlas Maior’s time in Turkey, the trio collaborated and performed with Istanbul based professional musicians Raquy Danziger, Mikko Papadopoulos, and Samuel Atchely. The trio pursued private music instruction with music virtuosos Necati Çelik, Bünyamin Olguncan, Nicolas Royer and Robert Reigle.  In October 2013 Atlas Maior collaborated with Moroccan vocalist Med Ziani and Palestinian oud player Sari Andoni in Malaga, Spain recording several performance videos that were featured on Spanish television station 8tv Andalucia. In addition to Atlas Maior’s collaboration with Med Ziani, the group performed at La Brújula de Momo in Granada, Spain.