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Zhok Therapy, Saco, ME, Feb 16, 2008

Saturday, February 16th, 8pm, (7pm-open mic)
$10 (under 12 free)
Zhok Therapy in concert
Saco Coffeehouse
Unitarian Universalist Church
60 School Street
Saco, Maine
sacocoffeehousecom or 282-0062 for tix and info

Zhok Therapy is the unruly alter-ego of Maine's well-known klezmer band, the Casco Bay Tummlers. Zhok Therapy still has one toe in the klezmer tradition, but has expanded their repertoire to include Greek, Balkan, and Middle Eastern music. Adding further influences from jazz and blues, their deep grooves and improvisations are both innovative and well rooted in a rich and varied ethnicity. "Zhok Therapy will remedy whatever ails with their cross pollinations." The band will be joined by special guest Mark Tipton, on trumpet, for these two performances. Tipton is an immensely gifted improvisor and composer who has recently returned to Maine after a number of years in New York City. The other band members are: Carl Dimow, flutes and guitars, Steve Gruverman, clarinets and saxophone, Julie Goell, bass and vocals, Hayes Porterfield, percussion.
(A zhok, by the way, is a type of Jewish and Middle Eastern rhythm.)

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