Most of you know that my brother is becoming a big deal in the music biz. In fact, he has backed many of you or your kids at Conundrum at some point. Or maybe you backed his Kickstarter campaign for the big show in NYC last year with David Byrne.
Anyhow, he’s bringing a scaled-down version of that show to Bainbridge Performing Arts this Friday, August 16. I’ll be joining him on percussion.
There are still some seats left. I thought you might be interested in hearing what he has been up to, seeing me play non-kids music, or have an interest in quality music performances without having to cross the water. The music is chamber-oriented, and while appropriate for kids, might not exactly keep them excited. So, if you have older or really patient kids, bring them. Or have a night out on the town without them!
The show is this Friday at 7:30. $20.Called a “pop polymath” by The New York Times and a “Seattle phenom” by The New Yorker, Jherek Bischoff returns to his hometown of Bainbridge Island for the first time since the release of his acclaimed orchestral record “Composed” (Feat. David Byrne, Caetano Veloso and more).
The Bainbridge concert will feature some of Jherek’s dearest friends and collaborators, many of whom played on his record. A string quartet, clarinet, and percussion will accompany his performance on bass, ukulele and vocals. Assured that it will be an intimate and exciting concert, Jherek says, “These folks know my music inside and out and play it beautifully!”
Jherek’s BPA appearance will include a mixture of tunes from his record “Composed” as well as music that he was commissioned to write by Lincoln Center for the Kronos Quartet, and some ambient chamber music he composed last year.
Excited to be back on the Island performing in his home town, Jherek says, “I’ve had some pretty cool national press lately including a profile piece on Terry Gross’ Fresh Air on NPR. Since then, a bunch of old friends have been reaching out and I’ve had a strong desire to return and give friends, family and the community a chance to hear in person what I have been doing all over the world.”
Check it out: Jherek is thrilled to join the Kronos Quartet in a performance (of his commissioned work) at the Lincoln Center on July 28 as part of their Out of Doors festival. Watch this video to learn how Jherek’s Island background helped shape him and his music, and listen to his interview with Terry Gross on Fresh Air here. Visit Jherek online.