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Andy Statman Trio Plays MJCCA Sunday

2014 October 15

 

The Andy Statman Trio brings its mixture of klezmer, bluegrass and jazz to The Marcus Jewish Community Center Sunday.

Statman has recorded several albums and gained acclaim as a mandolinist as a sideman with David Bromberg and Russ Barenberg, He has been nominated for a Grammy Award and appeared as a guest on the Bela Fleck and the Flecktones holiday album “Jingle All the Way.”  

Bassist Jim Whitney is an original member of the jazz-bluegrass fusion group The Wayfaring Strangers and has performed with Meryl Streep, John Goodman and Philip Seymour Hoffman as a member of the group Parabola, under the direction of composer/conductor Carter Burwell. He has appeared with jazz notables Anthony Braxton, Bill Frisell and Alan Dawson, and has worked with bluegrass luminaries Richard Greene, Tim O’Brien, David Grisman and Darol Anger.

Drummer and percussionist Larry Eagle is a founding member of Bruce Springsteen’s Sessions Band (which won a Grammy for traditional folk music), and played on R&B/Soul artist John Legend’s Grammy-winning second album. He’s a Blues Grammy nominee (with Odetta) and a Country & Western Grammy nominee (with Andy). He has also recorded albums with bluegrass star Ricky Skaggs and with jazz/soul singer Lizz Wright. He has performed on The Tonight Show, Late Night with Conan O’Brien, Good Morning America, PBS, and the BBC.

The Andy Statman Trio performs this Sunday, Oct. 19 at 7 p.m. at the MJCCA‘s Morris & Rae Frank Theatre, 5342 Tilly Mill Road, Dunwoody. Ticket Prices: MJCCA Members: $25, Community: $32.

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