Mostly Other People Do The Killing

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MOPDTK, lead by bassist Moppa Elliott, has produced some major new voices in improvised music, especially trumpeter Peter Evans and saxophonist Jon Irabagon, who have gone on to major careers, as has drummer, Kevin Shea. When they performed at Bohemian National Home a decade ago (Evans was around 20 at the time), I wrote “Catch them now, before they're famous.”

Now retooled as a trio, Elliott and Shea are joined by outstanding pianist Ron Stabinsky, a player we’ve intended to bring to Trinosophes for a number of years. Not only is he a great jazz and improvised music player (think Craig Taborn), but he runs a creative music series in the unlikely location of Wilkes-Barre, PA.

MOPDtK performs compositions by Elliott, all of which are named after towns in his native Pennsylvania. Performances often employ elements of rock, pop, and classical music. Their albums Shamokin!!! and This Is Our Moosic were both included in critics' Top 10 albums of the year.. In 2009, Mostly Other People Do the Killing was voted the winner of the 57th Annual Downbeat Critics' Poll in the Rising Star Ensemble category.[2] Evans, Irabagon, and Elliott were also included in the poll in the respective categories of Rising Star Trumpet, Rising Star Alto Saxophone, and Rising Star Composer. Kevin Shea was named New York City's "Best Drummer" in 2012 by the Village Voice.

Doors at 8pm. Sliding scale $7-15
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