GENIASS PRESENTS: Vertigo Jazz Project Featuring Kofi Burbridge
VERTIGO JAZZ PROJECT FEATURING KOFI BURBRIDGE (of Derek Trucks Band)
w/ OVERFLOW JUG BAND, & ZANSA
@ ASHEVILLE MUSIC HALL
SATURDAY NOVEMBER 26TH, 2011 @ 9PM
KOFI BURBRIDGE WILL BE PLAYING ON STAGE w/VERTIGO JAZZ PROJECT ALL NIGHT LONG!
Genre: Groove/Funk/Jam/Rock w/some Jug Band thrown in!
Event Listing: http://ashevillemusichall.com/music-schedule/event/vertigo-jazz-project/
ADVANCE TIX: www.brownpapertickets.com/event/208980
VERTIGO JAZZ PROJECT:
Vertigo Jazz Project have taken their stance as one of the premier musical acts in the Southeast. They continually captivate their audience's with fresh musical ideas, deep emotional content and rock solid grooves. V.J.P.is based in Asheville, NC. Asheville is considered one of the more upwardly mobile music scenes in the nation, and has become a Mecca for quality musicians. V.J.P. has definitely taken their place as a front-runner in this ever growing community.
V.J.P. is known for their compositions and performances. They have taken on the task of bridging the gap between multiple genres of music such as Jazz, Funk, Latin, Rock, Jam, Avant-Garde, Classical, World and even Country and Bluegrass while always maintaining a recognizable element of jazz. V.J.P. takes their varied experience and creates original compositions of their easily recognizable form of music; paying homage to the aforementioned styles. A journalist once said, "I never knew jazz could make me feel this alive, this free and this sweaty!" (Jason Bugg, Mountain Xpress)
With the rock solid foundation of Ryan Reardoon (bass) and the brontosaurus sized backbeat of Sean Mason (drums) and gymnastic fretboard of Preston Cate (guitar), they are free to explore the many combinations of colors that are used to improvise and compose their unique sound. With an improvisational approach, as well as frequent guest soloists, Vertigo Jazz Project plays a new show, every show.
check out a video: http://youtu.be/c8Pe0g6xB2Ea
OVERFLOW JUG BAND:
An Asheville "Supergroup" featuring Ram Mendlekorn, Jacob Bauman and Ben Riva of the Trainwreks, Suzanna Baum of Soulgrass Rebellion, Moses Atwood, and Josh Phillips of Josh Phillips Folk Festival. They play a "pretty rowdy mixture of country and reggae, as well as a multitude of covers that make us all happy."
check out a video: http://youtu.be/0s2DeXtYtYY
The music of Zansa (a Nouchi street word from the Ivory Coast meaning combination, or blend) is a mix of traditional and modern styles from West Africa, America, and beyond. The Asheville-based ensemble blends everything from African folk songs, to modern afropop, to the driving, pulsating rhythms of African drumming. Hints of rock, reggae and Latin music are also woven into the mix. The result is a very original take on the authentic sounds of West Africa.
Zansa is led by 33rd generation djembe player Adama Dembele, whose musical career began in the late '90s when he started drum and dance group Djembeso in his homeland of the Ivory Coast. He adapted traditional songs and rhythms, eventually melding them into his own style. After moving to Asheville, NC, in 2005, Dembele has continued to develop and expand his sound.
Today, Zansa is taking those traditional songs and rhythms and incorporating western instruments, such as electric guitar, bass, and drumset, offering a wider range of sonic possibilities. The music is rooted in the West African drumming tradition Dembele was born into and blended with a strong rhythm section and modern approach, lending familiarity to foreign sounds.
check out a video: http://youtu.be/70VEOFqWoYY
THIS EVENT IS BROUGHT TO YOU BY GENIASS PRODUCTIONS
Asheville Music Hall
31 Patton Avenue
Asheville, NC 28801
|Minimum Age: 18|
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|