Singer/Composer/Artistic Director


Renovations House Concert No. 3!

Posted on March 20, 2019

Renovation Series at our home will continue on Friday, March 29, 6:30 pm!
This time feat. Drinking Bird and a new incarnation of Klazz-Ma-Tazz!

—Suggested $20 donation for food, drinks, and music.—
—-6:30 food/doors, 8:00-10:30 Music—–

The Bands:
DRINKING BIRD is Eladio Rojas (drums), Jacob Matheus (guitar), and Tree Palmedo (trumpet), three improviser/composers who collectively and separately have played with jazz orchestras, folk singers, emo bands, and pop stars.Together, they bring a sensitive, melodic, and eccentric approach to original compositions, group improvisations, and covers ranging from Thelonious Monk to Elliott Smith to John Williams.

Klazz-ma-Tazz – special quartet edition
Ben Sutin – Violin
Alec Goldfarb – Guitar
Mat Muntz – Bass
Ben Zweig – Percussion
+ special guest Astrid Kuljanic – Voice
Klazz-Ma-Tazz, once described by New York Music Daily as “Epically Haunting Lynchian Klezmer Jazz” blurs the boundaries of labels and genres. Rooted in the contemporary jazz fusion idiom, their music explores a unique chemistry of worldly musical influences and are dedicated to performing and recording original compositions and uniquely reimagined interpretations of traditional secular Jewish music.

I’d like to end this invitation with this beautiful message:
“Hey Astrid — just wanted to thank you again for your hospitality and performance last night! Watching and observing you and the other talented musicians, I witnessed a principle of mastery that I previously only encountered in books and theory — that true mastery of something requires knowing it from the inside-out — bypassing the surface and penetrating the soul. You all weren’t merely singing the songs and playing the instruments, but you were at one with them, deeply embedded in the very soul of the activity.”

I got this from a guest at our house concert the next morning, a guy I met for the first time when he entered the door. I believe there is a special bond that forges in these intimate settings, the best way to experience music. That’s why we will keep doing this. Hope you will be able to make it, this time or sometime in the future!