Drummer Harris Eisenstadt celebrates a handsome new disc by his September Trio, The Destructive Element, as part of a globe-trotting two-night percussion festival. The June 19 bill features Senegalese drum group Sing Sing Rhythms (10pm), as well John Amira's Afro-Cuban Batá Drum Ensemble, performing Santeria rhythms rarely heard outside a ritual context. The June 20 bill features the September Trio itself—with Eisenstadt, saxist Ellery Eskelin and pianist Angelica Sanchez—presenting its uncommonly reflective and balladic brand of avant-jazz over the course of two sets.
Rhythm in the Diaspora Festival
|Venue name:||Cornelia Street Café||Contact:|
29 Cornelia St
|Cross street:||between Bleecker and W 4th Sts|
|Opening hours:||Mon–Thu, Sun 10am–midnight; Fri, Sat 10am–1am|
|Transport:||Subway: A, C, E, D, F to W 4th St|
|Price:||$20 (includes one drink)|