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Ismail Lumanovski & Inspector Gadje + Miles Jay

  • Studio Iqaat 3515 Eagle Rock Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90065

Presale : http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2495089
make sure you purchase your tickets online in advance. Limited tickets will be available at the door.

Inspector Gadje (from SF, CA) and Ismail Lumanovski (from NYC via Macedonia) have delighted San Francisco area audiences with their cross continental and cross cultural collaboration over the past year (see footage). Now they are bringing this unique take on high energy Balkan brass virtuosity to cities up and down the West Coast on a mini tour with stops in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Santa Barbara, and Seattle. They’ll be recording this tour for a live album with community support via an Indiegogo campaign

About the featured artist: Ismail Lumanovski, who performs internationally and leads the New York Gypsy All-Stars, is perhaps (probably) the first Roma clarinet player to graduate from the Juilliard School of Music in New York. His sui generis mastery of Western classical and Eastern folk music has elevated both genres to new heights, and indeed the clarinet to new octaves.

About the band: Inspector Gadje brings a big sound to the beautiful and bumpin' brass band music of the Balkans. With 10 musicians sharing the stage, Inspector Gadje is an acoustic dance machine that makes the party move! A "... RIP ROARING MAD BALKAN BRASS BEDLAM" (KPFA'S Stephen Kent, “Music of the World”) and an "instant party atmosphere” (The SF Chronicle).

There will be live dance performances with the band as well!