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Alex Kontorovich's Deep Minor Premiere Performance at MAKOR March 7th, 2006

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Alex Kontorovich's Deep Minor
MAKOR March 7th, 2006: 9:30pm New York, NY: Makor (35 West 67th street) Beginning at 9:30pm the evening will include the premiere performance of Alex Kontorovich's Deep Minor.

Dive into the rambunctious rhythmic grooves and lose yourself in the intimate improvisations of Deep Minor--the latest project of all original compositions from reedman/bandleader Alex Kontorovich. To create this high energy quartet, Kontorovich joins forces with three premiere world jazz musicians: Brandon Seabrook (guitar/banjo), Reuben Radding (bass), and Aaron Alexander (drums). Mixing funk, Afro-Cuban, klezmer and Balkan influences, Deep Minor is the most exciting new must-see group to hit the New York jazz scene.

Deep Minor will begin at 9:30pm on Tue. March 7th at the Steinhardt Building. Tickets are $12 online or at the door. Call Y-Charge at 212.415.5500 or visit www.makor.org for more information and online ticket purchase.

PERSONNEL

Alex Kontorovich (Leader, Clarinet/Sax) was born in Russia and currently resides in NYC. He has toured all over North America, Europe, and Israel with various ensembles including Frank London's Klezmer Brass All-Stars, Aaron Alexander's Midrash Mish Mosh, the Klez Dispensers, and King Django's Roots and Culture Band. He has been a featured guest performer with prestigious ensembles including the Klezmatics, the Toronto Philharmonia, and with klezmer hip-hop maestro SoCalled, he is also on the faculty of the KlezKamp and KlezKanada festivals. Only in his 20's and already known in world music and jazz scenes as a kickin' sideman, Kontorovich sets out on his own with his newest project - Deep Minor.

Brandon Seabrook (guitar/banjo)
Reuben Radding (bass)
Aaron Alexander (drums)

VENUE: MAKOR (35 West 67th Street) offers evening and weekend events to New Yorkers in their 20s and 30s. Makor's programming is a mix of sophisticated contemporary music performances, film screenings, art exhibits, theater presentations, literary readings, recreational activities and classes and lectures, many of which are devoted to Jewish topics.

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