Monday, February 16, 2009

ELM Collective FREE CONCERT Tuesday (2/17)

My new favorite world jazz collective will give a free, public concert at UNC this Tuesday (2/17):

WHAT: ELM Collective
WHEN: Tuesday (2/17), 7:30-10:00 pm
WHERE: Union Cabaret, Frank Porter Graham Student Union, UNC-Chapel Hill
COST: Free, open to the public

This Raleigh jazz ensemble includes more cosmopolitan influences than you can shake a stick at. Their main instruments are Middle Eastern oud, classical guitar, funk bass, drumset, Latin keyboard and accordion, flutes and World hand percussion.

As a teaser, here are some photos from a recent ELM Collective rehearsal I attended in the upstairs space at Marsh Woodwinds.
Frake and Alex
Percussionist Frake Hunsel, a Netherlander raised in Suriname, looks on as Ukrainian guitarist Alex Gorodezky works out an arrangement.

Baltimore-born drummer Ed Butler pulls something out of his bag of tricks:
Ed's bag of tricks

Click on for larger view:
Nadji and Ed
Alex, the Ukrainian Tiger
Marco leads rehearsal

Lights, camera, action:

ELM Collective from Santa Salsera on Vimeo.


Oleg said...

Wow! The guitar guy is the guy I went to school with. I've taught him everything he knows about music... just kidding about the last part, but we were in a band together when we were 14 or so and we did go to the classes back in the USSR. Congrats to ELM Collective!!!

LightWarrior said...

Very Interesting and live music. It is pleasant to me, when musicians do not limit themselves in one certain style. You have dynamics of creativity.