Radically multicultural and poly-stylistic to the marrow, TriBeCaStan is one of contemporary music's most musically diverse bands. The Washington Post hails them as "an international jazz and folk festival unto themselves, fusing Balkan, Middle Eastern, Indian, Latin American and African musical elements to bold and dazzling effect." According to Rootsworld, "Tribecastan is the most hellishly-heavenly world music band you're ever going to hear."
Think of TriBeCaStan as a sonic oasis in which the sounds of the Indian sarod meet surf rock, West African kora merges with Appalachian mountain tunes, and traditional Afghan melodies mingle with East Coast loft jazz. Here Swedish nykelharpas and Pakistani taxi horns coexist in harmony (and mayhem) alongside thoroughbred jazz horns, driving grooves, exotic strings, and buzzing reeds.
While you might find nailing down the multifarious culture of TriBeCaStan challenging (especially since the band purposefully aims to tear down the boundaries between world, folk, and jazz), the final package is the result of a virtuosic and exuberant collaboration between some of New York's finest jazz and world musicians -- many of whom have played and collaborated with legendary innovators such as Ornette Coleman, Patti Smith, John Corigliano, James Brown and Taj Mahal.
Long-time fixtures of the band include co-founders John Kruth and Jeff Greene, Claire Daly (New York's baritone sax goddess), Matt Darriau (multi-reedist and a Klezmatics staple), Todd Isler (global hand drum guru), and recording guest stars, such as Steve Turre (legendary trombonist and sacred shell master) and Scott Metzger (guitar wunderkind who plays with Ween and Gov't Mule).
* We do not reserve specific tables except for TCC members, when possible (see membership benefits). * Tables closest to the stage are held for dinner guests. * The earlier you arrive, the greater the selection. The Towne Crier Cafe is an intimate room, and there are no bad seats. * "Show Only" tables are assigned after those reserved for "Dinner & Show" parties. * Recommended time for an enjoyable, relaxed dining experience: Party of 2: One hour before show time Party of 3 or 4: Two hours before show time Party of 5 or more: At least two and one half hours before show time. * $2 handling & processing charge per ticket. * All sales are final. No refunds. No exchanges.