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10.26.12 - Broken Shadows - Free - 8pm

Friday, Ocotber 26th
8 pm

Darren Johnston - trumpet/vocals
Jamie Moore - percussion/vocals
Daniel Fabricant - bass/vocals

Broken Shadows is the latest project by ubiquitous local trumpeter/composer/songwriter Darren Johnston (Nice Guy Trio, Brass Menazeri, Darren Johnston Ensemble…).  Mixing his love of music from Balkans and American jazz with a down-home approach to lyrics and songwriting, the Broken Shadows have arrived at a sound that is difficult to accurately describe, other than a highly entertaining and soulful mix of grooving, swinging, bowing, blowing, stomping and ‘a crooning that’s not to be missed.  Among other originals, selections from Johnston’s latest work, Songs of Seven Miles, will be performed, a song cycle for which he interviewed a diverse collection of immigrants who now live in San Francisco; from Russia, Burma, Peru, Mexico, South Korea, Bulgaria, and Egypt, creating the lyrics using direct quotes from the interviews.  Watch the making of Songs of Seven Miles.

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