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The Dana Leong Trio ~ Sunday, February 8, 2015


Dana Leong ~ “Rain”

 

Dana LeongThe Miners Foundry is pleased to present The Dana Leong Trio on Sunday, February 8, 2015.  Composer / cellist / trombonist Dana Leong blends jazz, classical, and pop to create a signature sound.  His pioneering collage of musical styles has garnered critical acclaim and wowed audiences around the world.

The Dana Leong Trio features Dana on cello, synthesizers, vocals, Lex Sadler on bass and electronics, and Val-Inc on turntables and brings together an exciting blend of instrumental melodies and driving musical grooves.

Doors open at 7:00 p.m. and the music begins at 8:00 p.m.  Tickets are $8 for Students, $22 in Adult Advance and $26 for Adults at the Door.  Tickets are available online, by phone, or in person at the Miners Foundry, or in person at Briar Patch Co-Op.

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Dana Leong Photo ShootThe Dana Leong Trio is the latest incarnation of Dana’s ever-expansive compositions.

This instrumental ensemble brings together an exciting electro-acoustic blend of jazz, classical, and pop.

The trio has recently performed at the Los Angeles City Hall, the Blue Note Jazz Festival, and the Sleepless Night Miami Beach festival.

Dana Leong is a prolific composer and arranger, having recently written an evening length work, Life After Dark, at the Apollo Theatre in Harlem, NY.

 

 

 

 

Photo by Akim Aginksy

Photo by Akim Aginksy


The Mission of the Miners Foundry Cultural Center is to preserve, enhance and utilize the historic Miners Foundry for cultural, educational and social activities.   The Foundry is a non profit organization. 

To support cultural programming and the preservation of the historic Miners Foundry, please become a member or make a donation today.

Makana ~ Wednesday, November 5, 2014


Makana ~ Thoroughly Modern Mele

Makana Photo 3The Miners Foundry is pleased to present Makana, returning to the Foundry on Wednesday, November 5, 2014.  Makana is an internationally acclaimed slack-key guitarist, singer, composer, philosopher, activist, and one of Hawaii’s cultural ambassadors to the world.  Virtuosic and versatile, Makana’s music defies description.  His solo performance is an exhilarating ride through the breadth of slack key, folk, rock, bluegrass, ethnic, and jazz, and his distinctly original songs are infused with the spirit of Hawai’i.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the music begins at 7:30 p.m.  Tickets are $20.00 in Advance and $25.00 at the Door.  Tickets are available online, in person or by phone at the Miners Foundry, or in person at Briar Patch Co-Op.

 

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“Slack key guitar music, indigenous to Hawai’i, has been around longer than the blues, and Makana is considered the greatest living player.”  ~ Esquire Magazine

Makana Photo 2Makana’s music transcends category and trend by integrating elements of folk, rock, ethnic, classical, bluegrass, jazz, traditional, ambient, electronic, and Hawaiian slack key in gentle to commanding arrangements.  The result is innovation and the charting of new sonic frontiers with deep ties to tradition.

Makana creates ground-breaking original music and reanimates classics.  Playing both rhythm and melody simultaneously while using intricate right-hand techniques in a myriad of open tunings, slack key players (they are but a handful alive today) are versatile and evocative.

Makana

 

 

 

Akim Aginksy

Akim Aginksy


The Mission of the Miners Foundry Cultural Center is to preserve, enhance and utilize the historic Miners Foundry for cultural, educational and social activities.   The Foundry is a non profit organization. 

To support cultural programming and the preservation of the historic Miners Foundry, please become a member or make a donation today.

Events

Kaki King

 

 

The Miners Foundry is pleased to present Kaki King with special guest Shovelman on Thursday, October 12, 2017.  Hailed by Rolling Stone as “A GENRE UNTO HERSELF“, composer and guitarist Kaki King is a true iconoclast.  Her latest work “The Neck Is a Bridge To The Body” is Kaki at her visionary best: deconstructing and redefining the role of solo instrumental artist through virtuoso technique, insatiable imagination, and boundless humanity.  This groundbreaking new multi-media performance uses projection mapping to present the guitar as an ontological tabula rasa in a creation myth unlike any other, where luminous visions of genesis and death, textures and skins, are cast onto her signature Ovation Adamas guitar, which has been customized specifially for this production.

Doors are at 7:00 p.m. and the show is at 8:00 p.m.  Tickets are $27.50 Standing / Dancing only, $35 General Admission seating, and $65 Reserved Cabaret Seating.  Tickets are available online, by phone, or in person at the Miners Foundry, or in person at Briar Patch Co-Op.  Ticketing fees may apply.

 

 

Over the past 13 years, Brooklyn-based artist Kaki King has released 8 extraordinarily diverse and distinctive albums, performed with such icons as Foo Fighters, Timbaland, and The Mountain Goats, contributed to a variety of film and TV soundtracks including Golden Globe-nominated work on Sean Penn’s Into The Wild, and played to an increasingly fervent following of music lovers on innumerable world tours.  In addition to her own solo work, Kaki sometimes performs accompanied by New York City-based string quartet ETHEL.  She has also performed at Carnegie Hall, premiering a classical piece commissioned by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer David Lang.

 

 

 

Shovelman plays a slide guitar made out of an antique shovel. Using fx and loops, he’s able to create the sounds of a full band with the percussive sounds of his guitar.  Shovelman’s music is a mix of folk/blues with electronic loops created on stage.  The LA Weekly has said, “Shovelman has forged a perfect merger of the past and the present with his bluesy ‘folktronic’ sound.”