Michael Leonhart and the Avramina 7 - FREE @LCAtrium tomorrow night
The press coverage of globalFEST continues to come in. Below are links to two pieces by Evangeline Kim, who gives a great wrap-up of the festival, and puts it in the larger context of other projects at the Arts Presenters conference in the area of cultural diplomacy as well as the new Artist Fellows, and amazing closing plenary speech by Azar Nafisi.
I also want to remind you about tomorrow night’s FREE concert by Michael Leonhart & the Avramina 7. Michael comes from a veritable NY musical dynasty – his father is the legendary bassist Jay Leonhart, his wife Jamie is a fantastic jazz singer, as is his sister Carolyn. Among his many musical credits, Michael serves as musical director for Steely Dan (yes, THAT Steely Dan), and has been in the studio co-producing Donald Fagen’s next solo record. His band, the Avramina 7, plays a sprawling lysergic funk that showcases his brilliant arranging and quirky songwriting, while collecting some of NY’s finest and funkiest musicians – drawn from bands like the Dap-Kings and Antibalas.
Information about that show, and other Target Free Thursday and Meet the Artist shows are below or at www.LincolnCenter.org/Atrium. Showtime is 8:30 pm, but since admission is free, we recommend coming early, and grabbing great food and drinks from ‘wichcraft while you wait. Follow the links below for more info.
Michael Leonhart and the Avramina 7
Thursday, February 3, 2011 at 8:30
Target Free Thursdays
David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center
Trumpet player, producer, multi-instrumentalist, composer, arranger and singer-songwriter Michael Leonhart blends the styles of Bollywood funk scores, Afrobeat, 1960s psychedelic rock, and the fantastical storytelling of artists like the Beatles, Donovan and the Byrds. Leonhart takes the stage with the Avramina 7, which comprises musicians who have built the New York and Brooklyn funk and soul scene. The funk collective features members of the Dap-Kings, Plastic Ono Band, the Phenomenal Handclap Band, Budos Band, Menahan Street Band, El Michels Affair, and Antibalas, among others—in short, pretty much the go-to set of soul/funk musicians in New York City today.
Thu, Feb 3, 2011
Sat, Feb 5, 2011
Coal Train Railroad – Meet the Artist Series
Thu, Feb 10, 2011
Thu, Feb 17, 2011
Chiwoniso – rising Zimbawean Afropop star
Thu, Feb 24, 2011
Kahil El’Zabar’s Ethnic Heritage Ensemble with Corey Wilkes and Ernest Dawkins – powerful percussionist from Chicago ’s AACM
Sat, Mar 5, 2011
Thu, Mar 10, 2011
Burnt Sugar – taking on Ziggy Stardust and Bowie ’s Berlin trilogy
Tue, Mar 22, 2011
Special Film Screening: Intangible Asset No. 82
Including post-screening discussion with director Emma Franz and members of Daorum – Simon barker and Bae Il-Dong
Thu, Mar 24, 2011
Daorum – US debut of mindblowing Australian jazz / Korean pansori collaboration.
All the best,
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