On Thursday, February 27th, What Is JAM? will host its inaugural event at
Tribeca in New York City.
What Is JAM? Presents... "A Night of Music with The Marco Benevento (Hammond
Organ) & Joe Russo (Drums) Duo with Special Guest Brad Barr," guitarist of
This intimate occasion begins with The Slip’s Brad Barr in his first ever
solo performance. Following his opening set, Barr will join the
jaw-dropping dynamic Organ/Drum Duo of Marco Benevento & Joe Russo, which electrifies
audiences all over New York and beyond. Russo’s pounding rhythms and
Benevento’s whirling organ, along with Brad Barr’s jazzy licks, will put
Tribeca in a frenzy.
As with every performance by the Organ/Drum Duo, many Special Guests can be
expected. Members of Soulive, Galactic, the Trey Anastasio Band, Karl
Denson’s Tiny Universe, The Slip, Project Logic, Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey,
Robert Walter’s 20th Congress, the Living Daylights, and the Jazz Farmers
have joined the Duo on stage.
This special gig on February 27th falls on the day off between the Worcester
and Nassau PHISH shows. Who knows who will show up? This is the place to
be in New York City so get your tickets in advance because the show will
likely sell out.
This is an all ages show and tickets are on sale now. Tickets are $10 in
advance and $13 day of show and can be purchased at JamBaseTickets.com,
Tribeca.MusicToday.com, or by calling (800)594-TIXX.
Tribeca, located at 16 Warren Street, one block South of Chambers Street,
between Church and Broadway, is easily accessed by Subway (A, C, J, M, N, R,
1, 2, 4, 5, and 6 Trains). Call (212)766-1070 for more information.
What follows is an excerpt from an interview with Brad Barr conducted by Eric Ward from www.glidemagazine.com.
So your first-ever solo appearance is scheduled for later this month, and
a lot of people are getting really excited about the possibilities. What can
Right now what I've been thinking is I'll get up there, I'll have my
boomerangs, I'll be able to do some looping, but I also want to just do some
solo guitar stuff. I've been working this month with some different tuning.
I really enjoying having a really low register on the guitar. Tuning
everything down. It kind of opens up the possibilities of the guitar as a
solo instrument because it fills up a lot of the bass area. And I have some
songs that have been on the backburner.
Photo by Jon Bahr
That doesn't fit into The Slip?
Yeah, exactly...but you know, The Slip is more and more becoming something
that can encompass the songs that I didn't think that we would be able to
play, because they were too folk, or singer/songwriter. But I'd like to do a
mixture of that. Acoustic songs, textural, spontaneous creations and some
deep guitar. I've really been enjoying some Moroccan music lately. So maybe
some of that too. I really hope to give people a full experience in that
sense, and then also just raw, acoustic guitar. Just cover a lot of ground
that I just like doing by myself.
For more of this interview see www.glidemagazine.com