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Alex Kontorovich's Deep Minor debuts, NYC, Mar 7

Alex Kontorovich's Deep Minor

MAKOR March 7th, 2006: 9:30pm
New York, NY: Makor (35 West 67th street)
Beginning at 9:30pm the evening will include the premiere performance of Alex Kontorovich's Deep Minor.

Tickets are $12 online or at the door. Call Y-Charge at 212.415.5500 or visit www.makor.org for more information and online ticket purchase.

Dive into the rambunctious rhythmic grooves and lose yourself in the intimate improvisations of Deep Minor—the latest project of all original compositions from reedman/bandleader Alex Kontorovich. To create this high energy quartet, Kontorovich joins forces with three premiere world jazz musicians: Brandon Seabrook (guitar/banjo), Reuben Radding (bass), and Aaron Alexander (drums). Mixing funk, Afro-Cuban, klezmer and Balkan influences, Deep Minor is the most exciting new must-see group to hit the New York jazz scene.

Deep Minor will begin at 9:30pm on Tue. March 7th at the Steinhardt Building. Tickets are $12 online or at the door. Call Y-Charge at 212.415.5500 or visit www.makor.org for more information and online ticket purchase.

PERSONNEL
Alex Kontorovich (Leader, Clarinet/Sax) was born in Russia and currently resides in NYC. He has toured all over North America, Europe, and Israel with various ensembles including Frank London's Klezmer Brass All-Stars, Aaron Alexander's Midrash Mish Mosh, the Klez Dispensers, and King Django's Roots and Culture Band. He has been a featured guest performer with prestigious ensembles including the Klezmatics, the Toronto Philharmonia, and with klezmer hip-hop maestro SoCalled, he is also on the faculty of the KlezKamp and KlezKanada festivals. Only in his 20's and already known in world music and jazz scenes as a kickin' sideman, Kontorovich sets out on his own with his newest project Deep Minor.

Brandon Seabrook (guitar/banjo)
Reuben Radding (bass)
Aaron Alexander (drums)

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