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Wednesday, June 28th, 2017

Dandu

7:30 - $20

Dandu's music is inspiried by jazz, hip-hop, down-tempo, and funk, resulting in a sound that can be described as wonky groove music. Together for 5 years and sharing a love of odd music, the Denver based trio consists of Dylan Johnson (drums), Ben Weirich (piano and synthesizers), and Sean Dandurand (bass guitar). Some influences include Flying Lotus, The Bad Plus, Aphex Twin, Bon Iver, Kneebody, and Thundercat. The trio has shared the stage with Victor Wooten, John Scofield, Jack DeJohnette, Thundercat, John Medeski, Dennis Chambers and many more. 

https://www.dandumusic.com/ 

https://www.facebook.com/dandumusic/ 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tb7rGhACMEw

Saturday, July 8th, 2017

Kadish, Gagan, & Bartlit

7:30 - $20

  

Kadish, Gagan, & Bartlit was formed in January 2016 and immediately began work on their debut album, Still Here which won the New Mexico Music Awards 2017 award for Best Jazz CD. The three friends have known each other and worked together in various musical combinations going all the way back to 1980.Their individual careers have led them all on globe-trotting musical experiences which have combined to produce  the dynamic, irrepressible trio known simply as KGB.

Pianist/composer, Kirk Kadish, first arrived in Santa Fe in 1980. He spent 24 years as a military musician touring the world with The US Army Field Band out of Washington, DC. Now he composes, records, and performs every moment he can. His critically acclaimed work can be heard on Pandora and Spotify. Bassist/composer, Jon Gagan is a Santa Fe native best known for his work as the long-time musical director and arranger for five-time Grammy-nominated Nuevo Flamenco guitarist, Ottmar Liebert. Jon has 3 solo albums to his credit. Drummer, John Bartlit, hails from Los Alamos, and has toured the world extensively not only performing jazz but also as a classical percussionist, composer, producer, visual artist, clown, playwright, accompanist, and, yes, a ukuleleist!

Friday, July 14th, 2017

Mohit Dubey & Roberto Capocchi

7:30 - $20

  

Dubey and Capocchi take listeners on a journey through the ages of the classical guitar from the baroque beauty of Bach, to the classical grace of Regondi, to the folk-inspired Venezuelan rhythms of Lauro, and finally to the undeniable 20th century French masterpiece, Libra Sonatine by Roland Dyens. The concert will also feature some of Dubey’s own arrangements of Ghanaian gyil music, Arabic popular music, and piano preludes by Alexandr Scriabin. 

Classical guitarist, Mohit Dubey has played concerts across the world - from Santa Fe to Italy to Jordan to India - and has been a semifinalist in the Stroud Guitar Competition for three consecutive years. "Mohit Dubey wowed the audience in Hyderabad by strumming the compositions of Villa Lobos, Lauro, and Bach... but Mohit's classical expertise is certainly not limited to Western music" Times of India

Born in São Paulo, Brazil, Roberto Capocchi is “an extremely expressive player, communicating depths of emotion in his performances that touch his audiences and move them to respond” Old Pueblo Guitar Gazette. His playing has been described as “a delight for the senses and the spirit” El Imparcial, HermosilloAfter winning a string of guitar competitions in Brazil, Mr. Capocchi has performed in concerts and competitions in the United States, Canada, Mexico, and Belgium, and has recorded three CDs of solo and chamber music. The Arizona Daily Star noted he ”showed off solid classical guitar chops in a passionate, intense performance" of Rodrigo's “Concierto de Aranjuez” with the Southern Arizona Symphony Orchestra.  

Friday, July 21st, 2017

The Recollective

7:30 - $20

The Recollective are a dynamic four-piece band that play a mixture of traditional and original material primarily from Ireland and Scotland but also from other folk traditions. They combine songs and tunes from these traditions and weave them amongst their own contemporary styles to create an enchanting vibrant sound.

With his warm emotive and sensitive vocals, the Scotsman of the band Calum Morrison sets the scene with his repertoire of traditional, borrowed and self-penned songs. On the fiddle, Karen Hickey creates a rich depth to the music of The Recollective with her powerful yet sensitive prowess on the fiddle. On the traditional Irish flute Michael Coult brings his playful interactions and virtuosic energy to the group. Kieran Leonard, one of Ireland’s leading young percussionists, adds his own rhythmic flair to the band’s sound with his own delicate touch and grooving style. All accomplished musicians in their own rights, The Recollective resonate together and create a whirring wheel of uplifting and euphoric music rooted in tradition.

Saturday, August 19th, 2017

Richard Smith

7:30 - $20

There seems to be no limit to Richard’s ability to quickly master whatever guitar style captures his fancy. The complex styles of many guitar greats including Django Reinhardt, Les Paul, and Lenny Breau have proved to be no impediment to his voracious musical appetite. Apart from his guitar virtuosity, he is also an accomplished banjo and violin player. Richard has toured around the world, surprising audiences everywhere with his genius, showcasing a repertoire spanning an incredible range of musical styles from country, bluegrass, mainstream jazz, modern pop and rock, to classical guitar. Richard also plays several of John Phillip Souza’s marches and, incredibly, comes close to sounding like an entire marching band – drums and all. Now thirty, Richard Smith is nothing less than a phenomenon. 

Here’s what a few of his fellow guitarists have to say about him: “The most amazing guy I know on the guitar.” “He can play anything I know, only better.” Chet Atkins,  "Guitar playing at its finest. Don’t miss this one.” Doyle Dykes “If you like my playing, you should hear Richard Smith.” Tommy Emmanuel.

Saturday, September 2nd, 2017

Duo Violao + 1

7:30 - $20

A master of both 6 and 7 string guitars, Rogério Souza is one of the foremost representatives of the musical language from Rio de Janeiro. Rogério is constantly performing in and producing concerts and events that showcase traditonal Brazilian music, especially Samba and Choro. He has worked with a multitude of world-class Brazilian musicians, including Baden Powell, Paulinho da Viola, Sivuca, Ney Matogrosso, Altamiro Carrilho, João Bosco, Paulo Moura, Ivan Lins, Guinga, Turíbio Santos, Rafael Rabello, and many others. 

Ami Molinelli is a professional percussionist and educator specializing in Brazilian and Latin percussion, especially the pandeiro. She is the co-leader of the Brazilian choro and jazz ensemble, Grupo Falso Baiano. Ami received her MFA from the California Institute of the Arts and has studied at the Universidade Federal da Bahia in Salvador. She has studied with master percussionists Michael Spiro, John Bergamo, Randy Gloss, and Guello and performed/recorded with Luciana Souza, Jovino Santos-Neto, the Los Angeles Symphonic Orchestra,George Duke, Mike Marshall, John Santos, and Michael Spiro. 

duoviolaobrasil.com 

lpmusic.com/artists/artist/ami-molinelli

 

Wednesday, September 6th, 2017

Drops Of Green

7:30 - $20

Drops of Green are a band of four young Irish men hailing from Laois, Kilkenny and Waterford. Formed in early 2014 they are Ireland’s newest and most exciting young balladeers. Featuring a variety of instruments, from mandolin to accordion and whistles to guitar, their show is a must see for Irish music fans young and old alike.

Combining this vast instrumentation with blissful four part vocal harmonies they cover many great Irish melodies while bringing their own unique and modern style to all of these classics, along with a wealth of tradition, storytelling and passion. 

In a short space of time they have already toured America for 11 months and are currently back and forth to Europe such as Germany, Italy, Netherlands and France performing at festivals. Drops of Green are quickly building a fan base both home and abroad and are looking forward to releasing their brand new original album in March 2017.

Saturday, September 23rd, 2017

BEPPE GAMBETTA IN CONCERT

7:30 - $20

After being fascinated by the music of the great American acoustic guitar masters, Italy’s Beppe Gambetta began a prolific career based on his “life on the road”,  devoted to travelling, meeting and learning from artist of other cultures, as well as researching, reviving and teaching old forgotten music from the past. Through all of these experiences, Beppe was able to create his own peculiar guitar style, a poetic creative synthesis that reflects his work on the roots music of both sides of the Ocean and brought him to perform all over North America, Europe, and also to South America and Australia. Beppe will perform with his spectacular style a mixture of traditional and original music including many numbers from the latest CD “Round Trip”, recorded for the Canadian label Borealis Records.

"...Though he's shown over the years that he can keep pace with the Tony Rices and Dan Crarys of the world, , it is Gambetta's understated elegance as a flatpicker that has set him apart and made him an in-demand partner the world over, and he's as elegant as ever on Rendez-vous." Sing Out!

"Italian guitarist, Beppe Gambetta is considered by many musicians in the world as one of, if not the best, acoustic guitarists. His talent, his taste, and his execution are superb. Bluegress Unlimited 

“His incredible versatility combined with his charm and engaging stage presence make Beppe’s concerts evenings of high quality music and relaxed entertainment. Over-riding all else, however, is the brilliance of his talent...” Cornish Guardian 

Saturday, September 30th, 2017

Harsh Narayan & Ty Burhoe

7:30 - $20

 

Harsh Narayan (born February 27, 1985) is a leading sarangi player, teacher and performer of Hindustani Classical Music living in Mumbai, India. Coming from an esteemed musical lineage (both his father and grandfather were widely respected sarangi players) he has performed and recorded with many India’s most renowned classical musicians worldwide. Armed with this unique musical background and an invaluable classical training, Harsh Narayan is eminently qualified to expand upon the enormous body of work of his grandfather while establishing himself among the new generation of Indian classical musicians and sarangi torch bearers. 

Ty Burhoe has been a disciple of the great tabla maestro, Ustad Zakir Hussain, since 1990. From that time forward, Ty has been wholly dedicated to music as a career and as a spiritual path. Ty is known for his inspired accompaniment and uplifting presence in both classical and in fusion settings. He is internationally recognized for being instrumental in creating unique collaborations that weave tabla with other world traditions. Ty works with a broad range of artists including Ustad Zakir Hussain, Art Lande, Krishna Das, Bela Fleck, Walter Becker (Steely Dan), Howard Levy, Kitaro, Jon Anderson (Yes) and many more.

 

Tuesday, October 3rd, 2017

Martin Hayes and Dennis Cahill

7:30 - $22 advance - $27 day of show

 

Martin Hayes and Dennis Cahill are two of the world's leading artists in traditional Irish music. Their adventurous, soulful interpretations of traditional tunes are recognized the world over for their exquisite musicality and irresistible rhythm. For over two decades, the Irish fiddler and American guitarist have performed at major concert halls and festivals around the globe. The duo also helped found the new Irish supergroup The Gloaming.

Fiddler Martin Hayes is considered one of Ireland's most innovative and influential musicians. By age 19 Martin had won six All-Ireland fiddle championships. He is the recipient of numerous awards including Folk Instrumentalist of the Year (BBC), Person of the Year (American Irish Historical Society), Spirit Of Ireland award from the Irish Arts Center of NY, and Ireland's prestigious Musician of the Year (Gradam Ceoil TG4).

Dennis Cahill is a master guitarist from Chicago born to Irish-speaking parents from the Dingle Peninsula in County Kerry. His spare, essential accompaniment to Hayes' fiddle is acknowledged as a major breakthrough for guitar in the Irish tradition. He has performed with such renowned fiddlers as Kevin Burke, Liz Carroll, and Eileen Ivers, as well as many Irish musicians on both sides of the Atlantic.

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Wednesday, October 18th, 2017

Manuel Valera Trio w Donald Edwards and Hans Glawsichnig

7:30 - $20

Based in New York City, Grammy nominated artist, pianist and composer Manuel Valera was born and raised in Havana, Cuba. Since arriving in NYC, he has become well known in the NYC modern jazz scene, garnering national reviews and lending his talents as a pianist and composer to such notable artist as Arturo Sandoval, Paquito D’Rivera, Brian Lynch, Dafnis Prieto, Jeff “Tain” Watts, John Benitez, Samuel Torres, Joel Frahm, Yosvany Terry among many others. In addition, he has been awarded several grants for composition most notably Chamber Music America’s New Jazz Works and the ASCAP Young Jazz Composer Award. Manuel has travelled the world performing in over 30 countries at some of the biggest international venues and festivals.

Saturday, October 28th, 2017

Lucian Ban & Mat Maneri - Transylvanian Concert

7:30 - $20

Transylvanian born, NYC based pianist LUCIAN BAN and American violist and Grammy nominee MAT MANERI will present material from their award winning 2013 ECM release “Transylvanian Concert” and premier new music for a follow up album. 

When they joined up for a concert in an opera house in Targu Mures in the middle of Romania’s Transylvania region, the music was, as Jazz Times puts it, “as close as it gets to Goth jazz.” Released in 2013 by ECM Records, the Transylvanian Concert album features a program of self-penned ballads, blues, hymns and abstract improvisations, the whole informed by the twin traditions of jazz and European chamber music, and album has won critical acclaim on both sides of the Atlantic, including several Best Album of 2013 awards, and has spawned continuous touring.  

The Guardian (UK) noted  Transylvanian Concert’s “own kind of melancholy beauty and wayward exuberance”, The New York Times called it “a lovely and restive new album”, All About Jazz hailed its “moments of unanticipated beauty”,  L.A. Weekly talks about a performance that is “mesmerizing, evocative and sensually explicit” and The Village Voice calls it “is one of those records that whisk you away”. JAZZ WEEKLY talks about “A modern collection of sonatas that erase the lines between jazz and classical, a melding of sounds similar to a modern liturgy”.

Co-presented with the Romanian Cultural Institute New York 

Saturday, November 4th, 2017

True Life Trio

7:30 - $20

True Life Trio sings sumptuous vocal harmonies from Eastern Europe, the Americas & beyond. This innovative trio cross-fertilizes different traditions with unlikely timbres connecting Bulgaria to the Bayou. TLT’s improvisation-laced repertoire includes original songs and folk tunes from far-flung lands such as Macedonia, Louisiana, Albania, Ukraine, Mexico, Poland, Italy and Georgia. Featuring the dynamic vocal talents of three performers whose musical collaboration was forged in Kitka Women’s Vocal Ensemble, the trio delves deep into a vast array of folk music, expanding the boundaries of these traditional styles to create its own unique sound. TLT has enchanted audiences up and down the west coastand and features, Leslie Bonnett: voice & fiddle, Briget Boyle: voice & guitar and Juliana Graffagna: voice & accordion. They will be joined for this performance by bassist Paul Brown and other surprise guests.

"True Life Trio has created a unique musical journey...each song is a small auditory work of art meant to be intently listened to." SF WEEKLY

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http://www.truelifetrio.com

http://www.facebook.com/truelifetrio