Eastern Blok Heads West for its Fall Tour 2008

Eastern Blok
Eastern Blok

Starting it all off right in New York City as part of the New York City Gypsy Jazz Festival, Eastern Blok then spreads west. Performing for the first time in the states of Colorado and Nebraska, in addition to their regular stomping grounds – New York, Ohio, Missouri, Wisconsin, Illinois – Eastern Blok is touting new material and the original award-winning lineup.

The group features classical guitar virtuoso Goran Ivanovic, Doug Rosenberg on saxophone and flute, Matthew Ulery on bass, and Michael Caskey, a five-time Detroit Music Award and Downbeat Magazine Award winner, on drums.

Eastern Blok holds its own during this seeming glut of Balkan dance bands in the United States. Drawing upon highly dynamic classical and jazz aesthetics rather than relying on the recent fad of gypsy-jam-band antics, Eastern Blok maintains a timeless sound and virtuosic approach.

September 25
Village Idiot
9 pm
309 Conant St
Maumee (Toledo), OH

September 26
New York Gypsy Fest at Drom
8 pm
85 Avenue A
New York, NY

October 9
9 pm
1920 W. Irving Park
Chicago, IL

October 10
Krannert Center
10 pm
500 S Goodwin Ave
Urbana, IL

October 11
The Gramophone
8 pm
4243 Manchester St
St. Louis, MO

October 13
University of Nebraska – Omaha
Milo Bail Student Center
Lecture & concert

October 15
8 pm
930 Lincoln St
Denver, CO

October 17
Everyday Joe’s
8 pm
144 S Mason
Fort Collins, CO

October 18
8 pm
5918 Maple St
Omaha, NE

October 20
Elgin Community College
9:30 and 10:30am

October 28
8 pm
Madison, WI
~with Snarky Puppy!

October 29
The Jazz Estate
8 pm
Milwaukee, WI

More information at www.easternblok.net

Author: World Music Central News Department

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