Master drummer & percussionist from Paul Simon's band, and professor of Music at Oberlin leads All Star International Group!
Featuring: Jamey Haddad-drums & percussion, Julien Labro-accordion, Michael Orenstein-piano, Emma Adomeit-acoustic bass, Patrick Graney-percussion, & Birsa Chatterjee-sax.
A world class musician, native Clevelander Jamey Haddad spent most of 2012 and 2013 on tour with Paul Simon enhancing his world famous music with his percussion. Jamey Haddad has been a professional jazz musician for over 25 years. He has toured and recorded with many greats including Carly Simon, Joe Lovano, Paul Winter, Kenny Werner, and Dave Liebman.
Currently Jamey teaches at Oberlin and he continues to tour as the leader of his own group, and as a special guest, nationally and internationally.
Boundary breaking and eclectic, Julien Labro escapes easy classification with his unique musical language and blend of improvisation and artistry that draws from his diverse background and musical roots. Inspired by music from around the world and across a myriad of genres, spanning jazz, classical, world and even folk music, Julien has crafted a refreshingly genre-bending, multilayered contemporary voice, rich with harmony, rhythm, and spontaneity that sets him indescribably apart.
Labro’s musical journey has taken him all across North America, Europe, the Middle East and South America. He has performed and collaborated with groups and artists such as Hot Club of Detroit, Brazilian pianist João Donato, Argentinean Grammy winning composer and pianist Fernando Otero, big-band leader Maria Schneider, vocalist Cassandra Wilson and Kiran Ahluwalia, clarinetist Anat Cohen, Lebanese oud master Marcel Khalife, saxophonists Miguel Zenón, James Carter, Chris Cheek, Jon Irabagon and Victor Goines, trumpeter Dominick Farinacci, composers Du Yun and Avner Dorman, harmonica extraordinaire Howard Levy, percussionist Jamey Haddad, bandoneónist Daniel Binelli, and guitarists Howard Alden, Larry Coryell, Frank Vignola, Tommy Emmanuel, and John and Bucky Pizzarelli.