Doors, Bar & Restaurant open at 5:30. Music at 8:00. No Cover. Donations encouraged.
Friday March 20
Dingonek Street Band
Bobby Spellman: Trumpet
Alden Slack: Alto Sax
Tyler Burchfield: Bari Sax
John Baylies: Tuba
Clemens Grassman: Drums
Dingonek Street Band is a fiery five-piece brass band from the streets and subways of Brooklyn, NY. Built on the celebratory energy and raw spontaneity of the New Orleans second-line tradition, Dingonek has created a funky, high-energy party music all its own by absorbing and reworking elements of Afrobeat, Ethio-jazz, punk rock, hip-hop, and Balkan brass music.
Named "my new favorite band" by somebody at every show, Dingonek has something unique for funk lovers and hardcore jazz fans alike. Whether performing in rock clubs, jazz clubs, or the subways of New York, every performance is different, and good times are guaranteed to be had by all.
Dingonek's album, Primal Economics (2017), features eight original compositions penned by trumpeter Bobby Spellman and honed by the band during club residencies in Boston and Brooklyn. Each track is a wild blend of worlds, mixing African rhythms with jazz improvisation, Romani scales with second-line grooves, brass and reeds with drums, gongs, bells, and broken glass. The fast-paced instrumental adventure finds the band taking creative risks without losing hold of the earthy grooves that form the foundation for party music the world over.