This is the perfect start to Saratoga’s premier weekend of Jazz.
Capital District Jazz Presents
Jazz concert with Hiroaki “Hiro” Honshuku Brian Melick and Mark Kleinhaut.
Thursday, June 27 at 7:30 pm
Spring St Gallery, 110 Spring St., Saratoga Springs
Jazz at the Spring is bringing the great Hiroaki “Hiro” Honshuku to Saratoga on Thursday, June 27 for a pre-festival show. Innovative flutist and EWI player, Hiro does it all. He is a virtuosic flutist, a brilliant composer, a gifted teacher, thoroughly enmeshed in technology playing the EWI, exploring MIDI sequencing and even developing his own digital applications. But first and foremost, Hiro is an innovative and highly entertaining performer! He is currently the leader of a NYC based jazz-Brazilian hybrid band, Racha Fora, and a co-leader of a Boston based Hiro Honshuku + Yuka Kido’s Love to Brasil Project.
For this performance Hiro will be joined by his friend, guitarist Mark Kleinhaut. The two have long admired each other’s work, and finally have the opportunity to perform together. They both love the pulse of Brazilian music, turning the standard jazz repertoire on its head, and if an original composition or two is thrown into the mix, we can expect a great evening of spirited musical hi-jinks! Especially because these two performers will be joined by Percussionist Brian Melick.
Jazz at the Spring is held the last Thursday of each month at the Spring Street Gallery, Saratoga Springs, and is sponsored by Capital District Jazz, Ltd. (CDJ) a 501©3 not-for-profit organization formed by practitioners and fans who love jazz music. CDJ is offering a number of free tickets for youth age 17 and under. If you are interested in obtaining a free ticket please inquire via email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tickets are available in advance at Brown Paper Tickets: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4078394