“Adventurous, mondern-minded... a varied terrain of Balkan, Turkish, and Romany selections, spiked with jazz and Western styles.”—Time Out New York
The exciting and virtuosic New York Gypsy All-Stars blend traditional Gypsy and Turkish melodies with a supercharged jazz and funk sensibility, creating an exhilarating sound that is just delightful. The band exemplifies New York in the most eclectic sense possible, with members hailing from Macedonia, Greece, Turkey, and Brooklyn, and have played internationally prestigious venues both formal and casual, from Carnegie Hall to Central Park’s SummerStage. Musicians include the kanun (Turkish zither) virtuoso Tamer Pinarbasi; percussionist extraordinaire Engin Gunaydin; hyperkinetic electric bassist Panagiotis Andreou; keyboardist Jason Lindner; and are led by clarinetist Ismail Lumanovski, a Macedonian/Turkish virtuoso.
$45, $40; Museum members $44, $39
These programs made possible in part by the Ernest L. and Louise M. Gartner Fund, the P. J. McMyler Musical Endowment Fund, and the Anton and Rose Zverina Music Fund. Additional support provided by the Robert D. Hill Foundation.