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Souren Baronian and "Taksim"
Souren Baronian - G-clarinet, saxophone, kaval, duduk, riq Haig Manoukian - 'oud Lee Baronian - darbukkeh Mal Stein - drums, percussion Sprocket Royer - double bass Tickets: $15 available at door or online here. (A surcharge applies, use printout as your ticket.)
Souren Baronian grew up in Spanish Harlem riding two powerful currents of his creativity: his ethnic Armenian heritage, and jazz. His own music is an authentic organic hybrid of those two idioms. The sound of his band is truly unique, applying a jazz vocabulary and the bebop sensibility of Charlie Parker and Lester Young to Middle Eastern rhythms on traditional instruments such as the oud, kaval, dubek, G-clarinet and dumbek
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