Judith Berkson and Brandon Seabrook At Barking Legs Theater, June 24

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Flying Fingers Productions and the Shaking Ray Levi Society present Judith Berkson and Brandon Seabrook with special guests Evan Lipson and Bob Stagner at the Barking Legs Theater, 1307 Dodds Ave., June 24 at 7:30 p.m.  Tickets are $5 at the door.

"Judith Berkson is a Brooklyn-based soprano, pianist, composer, cantor and teacher of liturgical music who explores the possibilities for voice with keyboard accompaniment. She has composed and arranged music for the internationally acclaimed Kronos Quartet, and her albums, on Peacock and ECM Records, have been praised by publications including The New York Times," sponsors said.

"The New York-based banjo/guitar shredder Brandon Seabrook has gained international attention from The Wire, NPR, The New York Times and many other media outlets for his genre-busting work, which treads a broad swath through contemporary underground music, dealing in everything from avant/punk-jazz to klezmer to collaborations with legends like Anthony Braxton and Elliott Sharp," organizers stated.

The evening’s performance will feature three sets: solo sets from Berkson and Seabrook and a quartet set with bassist Evan Lipson (Normal Love, Wrest) and percussionist Bob Stagner (Shaking Ray Levis).


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