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Wednesday, June 2, 2010

NYC to get jazzy with Ben Perowsky this month

June 2010 is Ben Perowsky Month All Over NYC!
Drummer/Bandleader Perowsky Plays Eight Dates
Around New York City As a Leader With Moodswing Orchestra, His Quartet & As A Sideman
Saturday, June 5
Moodswing Orchestra at Red Hook Party on Columbia St.
 373 Columbia St. 1st Fl. / Brooklyn, NY 11231
 Doors: 9 PM; Music: 10 PM

Wednesday, June 9
 Corner of Ave. C & 2nd Street / New York, NY 10009; $10
 10 PM set only
(Ben also plays with Sylvie Courvoisier's Trio for the 8 PM set)

Saturday, June 12
214 Sullivan Street btw Bleecker & West 3rd / New York, NY 10012
10 PM set only
Sunday, June 13
376 9th Street / Brooklyn, NY 11215 / (718) 965-9177
Show: 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM
 Prospect Park Bandshell
 Gates: 6:30 PM; Show: 7:30 PM - 11 PM

Monday, June 21
376 9th Street / Brooklyn, NY 11215 / (718) 965-9177 
10 PM set only

Thursday June 24th - Uri Caine Trio at The Stone - 8 PM set only
 Corner of Ave. C & 2nd St. / New York, NY 10009; $10

Friday June 25th -
Moodswing Orchestra at nublu (8th Anniversary)
62 Avenue C between 4th & 5th Streets, New York, NY 10009
(212) 375-1500
9 PM set only
This June, Moodswing Orchestra's lineup will be:
Ben Perowsky - drums/ringleader
Danny Blume - laptop/electronics
Adam Rogers - guitar
Fima Ephron - bass
Aya - vocals
Liana Turner - vocals
TK Wonder - vocals/MC
Special Guest: Josh Roseman (Undead JazzFest only)

Toiling away in his free time like a mad sonic scientist, drummer/composer Ben Perowsky has brought to life the Moodswing Orchestra, a creation much prettier than Frankenstein's monster but no less hand-stitched in the laboratory. Featuring a host of NYC's finest songsters and improvisers, Moodswing carves a bipolar path between hypnotic grooves and body-shaking trances. When offering inspiration to the diverse cast, Perowsky gave his collaborators one guiding edict: “Less Herbie, more Eno” and never had to offer any further direction. Perowsky is no stranger to aural collage. It's been two decades since he co-founded the groundbreaking jazz/rock/hip-hop group Lost Tribe, and in the interim he's bounced effortlessly between genres as a first-call drummer for jazz artists like John Zorn, John Scofield, Dave Douglas and Uri Caine or as a contributor to rock acts like Elysian Fields, Joan as Policewoman and 101 Crustaceans or clocking session and road time with Rickie Lee Jones, Walter Becker, John Cale and Hercules & Love Affair. The band released its second self-titled CD in September 2009 on El Destructo/Royal Potato Family.
He also leads the Ben Perowsky Quartet with Chris Speed on clarinet and tenor sax, Ted Reichman on accordion and Drew Gress or Trevor Dunn on bass. The quartet released its first CD Esopus Opus in August 2009 on Speed's Skirl Records to critical acclaim.

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