SHOWS & EVENTS
@THE ROBIN THEATRE - Saturday, Feb 22nd
7:30 doors, 8PM music $15 adv, $20 doors, $12 students A powerhouse Jazz trio, featuring Rafael Leafar, Elden Kelly and Jesse Kramer!
The group will perform compositions by Gregg Hill, blending world and experimental improvisations to create a truly unique and exciting sound! This performance will also incorporate stage dressings and theatrical elements, crafted and performed by local artisans. More about the band: MOONDUCK is a new trio featuring the powerhouse Detroit multi-wind/keys player Rafael Statin, world-jazz fusion classical guitarist Elden Kelly, and jazz percussion wizard Jesse Kramer.
The group was assembled to premiere the work of Lansing jazz composer Gregg Hill, who released his most recent book of original compositions entitled Moonducks. The music ranges from post-Coltrane modal jazz, Latin styles and Indian-influenced music. Statin's EWI, bass flute and multiple saxes, acoustic piano and synth create dynamic backdrops for the storytelling to unfold. Kelly's nylon string guitar and steel string fretless guitar sing with elements of jazz and influences from classical, flamenco and Indian music. Underpinning the group's sound is Jesse Kramer, who's acoustic and electronic percussion elevates the group's signature presentation of jazz and contemporary improvised music. Join us for an unforgettable show full of virtuosity and engaging improvisation! Produced by Cold Plunge Records and The Robin Theatre