01/18/13

Frank London’s Shekhinah Big Band Plans Residency in NYC

21-member outfit will bring together klezmer and big band jazz

Trumpeter and bandleader Frank London has announced the premiere of his Shekhinah Big Band , a 21-piece outfit that will merge klezmer (London is a member of the Klezmatics) and big band music. The band will make its debut at the Stone, John Zorn’s club in Manhattan’s Lower East Side, and will play on four consecutive Mondays: Feb. 4, 11, 18 and 25. Shows begin at 8 p.m. and admission is $10.

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Frank London performing at the Roots Folk World Music Festival in Germany
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Acording to a press release, “The Shekhinah Big Band’s Monday night residency will be an opportunity for the band to take chances and find its voice, as a new musical genre is revealed. Audiences will have a rare chance to see and hear the processes of creation unfolding as Shekhinah finds its identity in this workshop.”

Personnel

trumpets
Rob Henke
Steve Gluzband
Pam Fleming
Ron Horton
Justin Mullens

saxes
Marty Ehrlich
Matt Darriau
Doug Wieselman
Petr Cancura
Peter Apfelbaum
Greg Wall
Zach Mayer

trombones
Jacob Garchik
Curtis Hasselbring
Matt Haviland
Brian Drye
Dan Blacksberg

keys
Uri Sharlin
Brian Marsella

congas
Renato Thoms

guitar
Yoshi Fruchter

bass
Brian Glassman
Pablo Aslan

drums
Richie Barshay
Mike Sarin

For more information, visit The Stone.

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