Lengendary drummer Ginger Baker returns with this latest project, Ginger Baker’s Jazz Confusion, at Havana New Hope Tonight. Recently, he released Why?, his first album in 15 years, a fusion of jazz and rock. Though the drummer recently turned 75, he’s still relentlessly touring and rocking out. Over the years, Baker has played with bands like Cream and Blind Faith as well as his own solo work. Earlier this year, he released an Anthology “A Drummer’s Tale” album along with a picture book chronicling his career. He also did a very inspiring interview with BBC 2. Listen to a live recording of Ginger Baker’s Jazz Confusion below. Get more information about the show at the XPN Concert Calendar.
Philly bred jazz musicians, the Eubanks Brothers will be playing at Chris’ Jazz Cafe. The performance will be one of the rare times that two of the siblings, trombonist Robin and trumpeter Duane will be performing together. In a recent interview with the Key’s Shaun Brady, Duane expressed his excitement about playing with his brother in his hometown. However, he also explained that this show is a way for him to prove that he is just as talented as his other siblings. Robin, the oldest, has worked with SF Jazz Collective and is a tenured professor at Oberlin Conservatory. Meanwhile Kevin, the middle brother, has finished his 15 year gig as the leader in Jay Leno’s Tonight Show band. However, not be outdone, Duane has worked with a range of artists from Mos Def to Oliver Lake and alongside singer’s like Rhonda and Diane Ross. Listen to Duane Eubanks’s “Dance with Aleta” below. Get more info on the show here.
York local pop band Kingsfoil returns to play at Chameleon Club. Earlier this month, the band introduced members Pat Besecker on drums and Matt Holmes to guitar and back-up vocals and the show will be the first time the new group play together. Two years ago, the band did a great Key Studio Session and were on the Key Studio Session Vol. 6. Last year, the band released their somphore record A Beating Heart is a Bleeding Heart. Watch the video for the emotional track “Grapevine Valentine” below. Get more info on the show here.
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