08/09/13

Zorn@60: Masada Marathon Coming to NYC Sept. 15

Concert will include Zorn, Marc Ribot, Uri Caine, David Krakauer, Erik Friedlander and others

Zorn@60: Masada Marathon, a three-and-a-half-hour concert celebrating the 60th birthday of composer and musician John Zorn, will take place at the NYU Skirball Center (566 LaGuardia Place, at Washington Square South, New York, NY), Sept. 15. at 7 p.m.

Ticket prices range from $35-60, and are available now at NYU Skirball and 212.352.3101.

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Marc Ribot
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David Krakauer
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The Masada Marathon will bring together 12 different groups of divergent backgrounds—jazz, rock, classical, world music, a cappella vocals and more—to perform music from Zorn’s Book of Angels, which he wrote during three months in late 2004. The series includes 316 compositions.

The lineup of artists performing at NYU Skirball Center includes:

· Bar Kokhba — Marc Ribot (guitar), Mark Feldman (violin), Erik Friedlander (cello), Greg Cohen (bass), Joey Baron (drums) and Cyro Baptista (percussion)

· Cyro Baptista’s Banquet of the Spirits — Brian Marsella (keyboards), Shanir Blumenkranz (bass), Tim Keiper (drums) and Cyro Baptista (percussion)

· Mycale — Sara Serpa (voice), Ayelet Gottlieb (voice), Malika Zarra (voice) and Sofia Rei (voice)

· Krakauer — David Krakauer (clarinet), Michael Sarin (drums), Sheryl Bailey (guitar), Jerome Harris (bass) and Keepalive (laptop)

· Erik Friedlander Solo — Erik Friedlander (cello)

· Secret Chiefs 3 — Trey Spruance (guitar), Timb Harris (violin), Gyan Riley (guitar), Matt Lebofsky (keyboards), Toby Driver (bass) and Ches Smith (drums)

· Dreamers — Marc Ribot (guitar), Jamie Saft (keyboards), Kenny Wollesen (vibes), Trevor Dunn (bass), Joey Baron (drums) and Cyro Baptista (percussion)

· Roberto Rodriguez Sextet — Roberto Juan Rodriguez (drums), Igor Arias Baro (congas), Gilad Harel (clarinet), Jonathan Keren (violin), Bernie Minoso (bass) and Uri Sharlin (keyboards)

· Uri Caine Solo — Uri Caine (piano)

· Abraxas — Aram Bajakian (guitar), Eyal Maoz (guitar), Shanir Blumenkranz (bass) and Kenny Grohowski (drums)

· Masada String Trio — Greg Cohen (bass), Erik Friedlander (cello) and Mark Feldman (violin)

· Electric Masada — John Zorn (sax), Marc Ribot (guitar), Jamie Saft (keyboards), Trevor Dunn (bass), Kenny Wollesen (drums), Joey Baron (drums), Cyro Baptista (percussion) and Ikue Mori (electronics)

Zorn@60 will also include other concerts in New York City, which can be found at Zorn at 60, and events throughout Europe, Asia and the Americas.

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