Feb 27, 2013 10:00 PM

Trattoria Machiavelli, Northern Italian Restaurant and Lounge presents: Kahlil Kwame Bell. He has nearly 90 recordings with numerous musical legends. He plays over 1,000 percussion instruments and has experimented with wood and clay flutes. His musical output varies from jazz to rock to hip hop, from European classical to world music, from spirituals to spoken word accompaniments. His work can be heard almost daily on jazz and world music radio worldwide. For his profound conceptions, Bell uses an innovative percussion instrument called the slappaphone, whose unusual sound and shape captivate all who hear it. His layering technique reflects his view of the unity of cultures through music. He teaches at Adelphi University (LI). He has accompanied Alvin Ailey Dance Company, Ron Carter, Steve Coleman, Dance Theatre of Harlem, Roberta Flack, Roy Hargrove, Stefon Harris, Bill Lee, Norah Jones, Branford Marsalis, Delfayo Marsalis, Tess Marsalis, Wynton Marsalis, Prince, Luther Vandross and performed at Newport Jazz Festival, Barbados JF, San Francisco JF, North Sea JF, Lincoln Center, Kennedy Center, Apollo Theatre, Blue Note, Jazz Standard, Village Vanguard, Teatro Comunale Di Carpi, American Museum of Natural History, NJPAC, Malaysian Embassy (UN). At 2 he started Ancient Malian drumming. At 10 he studied at Bloomingdale and at 15 enrolled at Harlem School of the Arts. He got his BA from SUNY at Old Westbury studying with Alfrida Derby, member of the Olatunji Drum Dance Company. Web site:

Japanese pianist NORIKO KAMO studied Jazz and music theory at Yamaha Jazz School in Tokyo and holds her Bachelors from Meijigakuin University. She has played with Art Blakey along with Freddie Hubbard, Calvin Hill, Roy Ayers, Stanley Jordan, John Abercrombie, Bobby Watson, Rene Maclean, Richie Cole, Grechan Moncur III, Frank Lacy, Manhattans, Joe Frazier and is house pianist and vocalist at the Cotton Club. She also plays gospel music at a church in Harlem where she is “Minister of Music”. Recent performances featured her at the Empire State Building.

Trattoria Machiavelli 212 724-2658, 519 Columbus Avenue

New York New York 10024

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