Andrew Durkin is in the midst of marauding up and down the East Coast with 16 of his closest friends.
Pianist /composer Durkin leads the Industrial Jazz Group, an ensemble he created nearly a decade ago to perform his compositions, an unruly (at times) blend of mainstream jazz with Frank Zappa-esque (?) flourishes, comedic splashes, fiery solos, and swinging" beats. It's wise-cracking but not snooty music that raises a smile while it entertains, makes your feet tap as the energetic soloists fly over the rock-solid rhythm section.
Sorry for the late notice - IJG comes to Connecticut on Tuesday October 20 to perform a 9 p.m. show at The Space, 295 Treadwell Street in Hamden. Not necessarily the place one might expect to hear creative jazz but why not? Durkin doesn't aim his music at any particular audience, just people with open minds and big ears (not speaking physically here.)
The world of jazz is a musical space with a complex history and haunting appeal--a space to revisit and celebrate. It’s that
amazing moment when you hear a really great song you haven't heard in years and you still know the tune and every word.