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The Russ Gershon Trio with special guest John Mulkerin of Defunkt

August 28, 2023 @ 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Multi-instrumentalist Russ Gershon has been a force on the Boston jazz, rock and Latin scene for over 40 years. As the leader of the Grammy-nominated Either/Orchestra, he has toured the world and made a dozen albums, as well as leading the popular Latin Bugalú band Lookie Lookie and the electric period Miles Davis exploration “Listen to This.” He is also heard as a classical music announcer on WCRB-FM. In his trio he is joined by the E/O bassist and drummer, Rick McLaughlin and Brooke Sofferman.

Trumpeter John Mulkerin – an early hometown collaborator of Gershon’s in Connecticut – moved to NYC and became a player on the Downtown avant-funk scene, most notably in Joseph Bowie’s Defunkt, which has been touring Europe regularly since the Age of Reagan.

The Trio plays originals and music by Rahsaan Roland Kirk, Duke Ellington, Clifford Jordan, Richard Thompson, the Monkees and more.

“Immensely satisfying, with all manner of variety — emotionally, musically, in the solos and arrangements… [Gershon] plays beautifully, with great musicality — as a composer and bandleader sensitive to compositional details and arrangements. [The] show held the ear and the mind and body at every moment.” – Jon Garelick (Boston Globe & Boston Phoenix contributor) on jongarelick.com