Wed Jan 10 2018
Riverside Jazz at City Vineyard: Matt Darriau and XALAM Trio - 1/10
at City Winery New York City
- 6:00 pm
- 9:00pm (Estimate End Time)
~There is a suggested donation of $10 to help supoort the artists~
Matt Darriau was named one of the most influental jazz musicians of the last fifteen years by Jazziz Magazine for bringing balkan rhythms and melodies into jazz.
He joined the Klezmatics as their reedman in 1995.
Besides being a leading innovator in the "Jewish Alternative Movement" (with his own „Paradox Trio“) Matt Darriau has also been active as a composer and a musician in the new celtic band "Whirligig“, the big band, "Orange Then Blue“, his swing band "Ballin´ The Jack“ and the „Recycled Waltz Orchestra“ , a quintet dedicated to film music.
Matt also plays in addition to alto saxophone and clarinet several ethnic flutes from the Balkan (kaval, gaida) and owns wooden flutes from all over the world.
Matt Darriau was presented with both of his bands, Ballin' The Jack and Paradox Trio at the Jazzfest Berlin in november 2003. In 2004 the band adapted the music of the Marx Brothers Movies.
As a leading artist of the downtown musicscene in New York Matt Darriau played with Gunther Schuller, The Klezmatics, Frank London, Lorin Sklamberg, Elliott Sharp, Marc Ribot, George Schuller, Theodosii Spassov, Mark Feldman and many others.