Table Pounding Music is proud to present a benefit concert for the American Civil Liberties Union, produced by Grammy-nominated clarinetist David Krakauer, pianist-composer Kathleen Tagg and Table Pounding Music.
Abraham Inc. is co-led by David Krakauer, Fred Wesley (of James Brown/Parliament Funkadelic fame) and Montreal based producer and beat architect Socalled. They will be joined by an all-star group of boundary-pushing musicians who share two common traits: a quest for pushing outside the box in their respective genres, exploring what it means to be a musician from multiple different angles; and a desire to use their artistic voices to raise funds for the protection of civil liberties.
One hundred percent of the artist fees will be donated to the ACLU. The concerts will take place at Symphony Space. Please see the lineup and further details below. A selection of tracks will be available to download for purchase and these revenues will also benefit the ACLU.
When & where
Sunday, September 24, 2017 @ 6pm
Peter Jay Sharp Theatre, Symphony Space, 2537 Broadway
Tickets $40 advanced / $45 Day of Show
$35 Members and Seniors / $15 Under 18
David Krakauer clarinet
Fred Wesley trombone
Socalled producer and beat architect
Allen Watsky guitar
Brandon Wright tenor sax
Jerome Harris bass
Michael Sarin drums
Sheryl Bailey guitar
Taron Benson vocals
Members of the Silk Road Ensemble
Final Musician Lineup TBA
Marc Ribot: Songs of Resistance
Marc Ribot, guitar
Opening Act: Where Worlds Collide
Kathleen Tagg & Andre Petersen, pianos
With special guest Frank London of the Klezmatics, and other surprise performers TBA.
About the ACLU
The ACLU is a nonpartisan, non-profit organization whose mission is to defend and individual rights and liberties guaranteed by the Constitution and laws of the United States.
Abraham Inc. is an unprecedented collaboration between three cultural visionaries: DAVID KRAKAUER, champion of klezmer music and world-class clarinetist; legendary funk trombonist and arranger FRED WESLEY, celebrated for his work with James Brown and George Clinton; and hip-hop renegade and beat architect SOCALLED. The band has performed at The Apollo Theater and Symphony Space in New York, The Krannert Center in Illinois, Hancher Auditorium in Iowa, The Miller Outdoor Theater in Houston, The Strathmore in Maryland, Cal Performances, The Heineken Open’r Festival in Poland, The Cracow Jewish Culture Festival, the Transmusicales de Rennes, and Jazz a la Villette in Paris. Abraham Inc. released the album Tweet Tweet in 2009 on Krakauer's own Table Pounding Records label. The album peaked at No. 1 in Funk and No. 1 in Jewish and Yiddish Music, and at No.35 in music sales on Amazon.
Called the “Sonic Essence of Africa” and praised for their “Technical virtuosity and perfectly synchronized rhythmical complexity" (CUE Magazine), the Tagg-Petersen Piano Duo brings together two of South Africa’s most celebrated pianists, Kathleen Tagg and Andre Petersen – one eclectic classical and one jazz artist – in a unique collaboration. They draw on the rich sonic tapestries of classical music, South African jazz and indigenous musics from southern Africa.