Beer Besade Frevo Los Bilbilicos
Award winning instrumentalists Juancho Herrera of Caracas Venezuela and Mattan Klein of Jerusalem, Israel were born over 6000 miles apart. Their roads, however, have crossed in the U.S.A. and their musical and cultural backgrounds created the foundation for one of the most exquisite world-music collaborations in North America. Juancho and Mattan’s love and admiration for each other’s musical tradition and rich religious culture brought together two of New York’s busiest composers and performers to create a true world-music cross-over project, which involves Latin, Jewish, Brazilian, Ladino, Jazz and Funk elements, but all the while preserves the innovative voices they both carry as representatives of their nations.
Ben Zwerin, bass, was born in Paris, France. His incredible knowledge of music from South America, Africa and the Middle East, in addition to his experience as a leading Jazz artist on the New York scene make him a unique addition to the ensemble’s sound. Being the son of Jazz legend Mike Zwerin (played with Miles Davis, Eric Dolphy and many more), Ben has absorbed a wide range of influences into his performance. Mathias Kunzli, percussion, is one of the busiest drummers/percussionists in New York. He is a recording artist with the John Zorn Tzadik label, and performed with figures such as Yo Yo Ma Silk Road Project, Airto Moreira, Flora Purim, Randy Brecker, Oscar Castro-Neves, John Zorn’s Electric Masada, Bob Berg, Bobby Watson, Paul Winter Consort, Dave Samuel and many more. Mathias specializes in music from South America and the Middle East.
7:30pm doors, Thursday 11.10.05
1638 W. Belmont, Chicago (MapQuest)
In Lakeview @ Ashland and Lincoln
2 blocks from Paulina ‘L’ stop
Ample street parking and Belmont Bus access