Eugene Marlow's Heritage Ensemble This Friday

Wednesday, February 22, 2012 9:34 PM

2nd Encore Performance:Friday, February 24, 2012 » 7:00 p.m. » (One set only)
“We’ve Got Rhythms”
Special Guest: Shauli Einav
Nuyorican Poets Café
236 East 3rd Street
(Between Ave B & C)
New York, NY 10009
(212) 780-9386
TICKETS: $12; $7 Students with valid school ID

“We’ve Got Rhythms”— An interactive musical performance of the Afro-Cuban and Brazilian rhythms underlying The Heritage Ensemble’s arrangements. They will play selections from their latest CDs “Celebrations” & “A Fresh Take” as well as their forthcoming (2012) CD “Obrigado Brasil!” Joining them for this performance is special guest Shauli Einav.

Described as “. . . a cross-cultural collaboration that spins & grooves” by the New York City Jazz Record, Eugene Marlow’s Heritage Ensemble’s music reflects the mixing of cultures. This imaginative and tight quintet churns out an intoxicating brew of in-the-pocket grooves and reverent soulful performances of original compositions and arrangements in various jazz, Afro-Cuban, Brazilian, and neo-classical styles.

It is not about novelty or slickness. The underlying purpose is to explore the commonalities among the various cultures from which all these musical cultures are inherited. This is part of the reason the word “heritage” is in the ensemble’s name. Taken together, their collective cultural and musical backgrounds add immeasurably to not only their performances, but also to their approach of melding traditional Judaic melodies with rhythms from other cultures. The result is a fresh sound and experience that jazz audiences and beyond can access, be inspired by, and appreciate.