Mixing Ancient & Modern Music
Diana Wayburn Ensemble
Diana Wayburn (piano/flute/composition)
Diana Wayburn presents original compositions & improvisations based in West African music with classical and jazz influences.
Her CD "Ostinato And..." was given Honorable Mention for Best New Release 2008 in All About-Jazz NY and Bruce Gallanter of the Downtown Music Gallery commented, "the writing and playing is lovely, sublime and often haunting." In the fall of 2010 she released a CD, “forces of nature,” also on sale at the Downtown Music Gallery. "Diana Wayburn has provided us with a fine feast of intoxicating songs." (Bruce Gallanter, DMG)
Kaoru Watanabe (Japanese & silver flutes/taiko drum)
Kaoru Watanbe, a former member of the Japanese taiko ensemble Kodo, is a practitioner of various Japanese traverse bamboo flutes, the taiko drum as well as Western flute. His music can be best described as an ever shifting blend of the folk and classical traditions of Japan. He has performed with Zakir Hussein, Kenny Endo, Jason Moran, On Ensemble, Adam Rudolph, Giovanni Hidalgo and Carlos Nunez. "His superb musicianship makes him a joy to create with. He enriches any musical situation with his unique perspective."-- Jason Moran (Jazz Pianist, Blue Note Recording Artist)
John Ragusa (flutes, pennywhistle, jews, harp, conch shell)
Kaleidhaphonic is a dynamic musical quartet that is breaking new ground in the fusion of world, trance, ancient and modern musical genres. In Kaleidhaphonic, African, Indian and Western instruments combine, weaving a colorful and mesmerizing soundscape of deep grooves, dancing rhythms, and simply beautiful sound. Kaleidhaphonic has performed at the United Nations and performs regularly at the Thalia Cafe @ Symphony Space and Rubin Museum in MYC.
Sun, Mar 11, 2012
Doors at 6:30pm
$5.00- $15.00 sliding scale