Friday, May 12, 2017


                                  Church Avenue Sessions
                    Thursday, May 18th, 7:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

The third installment of Church Avenue Sessions--the new monthly music series in Kensington--will feature two trios. The groups are led by two of New York City's premier jazz/world musicians: trumpeter Ben Holmes (with Yoshie Fruchter and Shane Shanahan) and accordionist Will Holshouser (Will Holshouser Trio).

The admission fee is $15 for adults, $7 for children under the age of 16. All ages are welcome to attend.

Performance dates for Church Avenue Sessions through the end of 2017 are June 8th, July 13th, August 10th, September 8th, October 19th, November 18th, and December 9th.

This event is BYOB.

Church Avenue Sessions writes about the groups:

Ben Holmes
Ben Holmes is a trumpet player and composer based in Brooklyn whose current projects include the Ben Holmes Quartet, Trio Blasphemy, and Tarras Band. His studies have included jazz and classical performance and composition as well as folk music from Eastern Europe.

Holmes' two albums as a leader have garnered significant critical praise, including four-star reviews for both records in DownBeat magazine.

Will Holshouser Trio
Accordionist Will Holshouser began playing the instrument in the late 1980s when a friend gave him a colorful, musty old squeezebox as a surprise. He has since performed all over the world as an accordionist, improviser, and composer, exploring the areas between jazz, folk, and experimental music.

Will's own trio, featuring trumpeter Ron Horton and bassist Dave Phillips, has been together for nearly twenty years and has made three CDs for the Portuguese label Clean Feed. One album was recorded live in Faro, Portugal, and another was a collaboration with the late, great pianist Bernardo Sassetti.

About Flatbush Jewish Center
Flatbush Jewish Center, a Conservative synagogue offering programming and services for families, adults, and children, serves the Windsor Terrace and Kensington communities and offers traditional egalitarian services.

Event location
Flatbush Jewish Center
327 East 5th Street, corner of Church Avenue
Kensington, Brooklyn
phone: (718) 871-5200
fax: (718) 871-5204
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