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BRM Weekly: Aaron Shragge and Ben Monder

  • Jalopy Theatre and School of Music 315 Columbia Street Brooklyn, NY, 11231 United States (map)

$10 Advance | $15 Door | 8pm | BRM Weekly Raga Jam- 10pm

Released worldwide on July 20th 2018 on Human Resource Records, "This World of Dew" is Aaron Shragge’s third release with Ben Monder. This performance will feature compositions from the new record as well as special BRM guests!

Aaron Shragge (dragon mouth trumpet, shakuhachi, composition) & Ben Monder (guitar) duo is an exploratory meditative collaboration, being described as both “thoroughly modern with a definitive sound...” (The Birmingham Times) as well as “lyrical and heartwarming” (Jazz Times). A veteran of the NYC creative music scene, Ben Monder is praised as being “...one of the most original guitarists of the 21st century” (Hartford Courant). “What distinguishes Aaron Shragge the most is that he has a clear and strong artistic voice” (Kenny Werner, Jazz Pianist/Educator). Shragge’s custom instrument, the dragon mouth trumpet was designed to expand the trumpet’s melodic nature,emphasizing the musical traditions of North Indian and Japan. The duo then incorporates the ancient musical traditions of the shakuhachi (Japanese Flute) and North Indian Vocals into modern Jazz compositions and ensemble improvisations.

**Special announcement for Musicians!** BRM cordially invites you to join us in the ongoing effort to cultivate a home for intercultural musical dialogue. We are happy to offer FREE ENTRY TO MUSICIANS AFTER 10 PM WHO COME WITH THEIR INSTRUMENTS AND ARE READY TO PLAY! Please come out and engage with one of NYC's most vibrant and diverse communities of improvising musicians hailing from all over the music world!

Earlier Event: September 30
Karavika at Hunterdon World Music Day
Later Event: October 6
Ragas Live Festival