Fri Jun 17

Kind Folk

Fri, June 17
8:30PM / $25 - $45
Get Tickets
The Side Door Jazz Club

at Old Lyme Inn, 85 Lyme Street
Old Lyme, CT 06371

Kind Folk

Since its inception in 2014, Kind Folk, comprised of trumpeter/flugelhornist John Raymond, alto saxophonist Alex LoRe, bassist Noam Wiesenberg, and drummer Colin Stranahan, has endured against all odds to create poignant, thoughtful music.

After a series of impromptu sessions in a small Brooklyn apartment followed by a string of performances in New York, the group recorded and released their debut album “Why Not” on Fresh Sound Records in 2018. Being called “a new jazz supergroup” (Something Else), the album was praised by critics as “a selfless statement of the highest order” (All About Jazz). Following the release, the band underwent significant changes. Raymond accepted the position of Professor of Jazz Trumpet at Indiana University and relocated from New York to Bloomington, Indiana. Shortly after, Stranahan moved temporarily to his hometown Denver, Colorado. With the ensemble split between New York and the Midwest, and the COVID-19 pandemic keeping performing opportunities at bay, the band’s future seemed bleak. But Kind Folk was undeterred, and they began planning for their next opportunity to create together.

The group reconvened in New York for a week in June 2021. Each of the musicians contributed new compositions to rehearsals in Wiesenberg’s apartment, picking up seamlessly where they left off. After recording the music the following day and mixing and mastering the album a few days later, a new artistic statement for the group was documented. Their new album, “Head Towards The Center,” explores a reflection of themes born out of the changing tides the global pandemic brought: longing, joy, heartache, and hope. Beyond this, the album showcases the resilience of the group and their tenacity to continue creating despite their collective circumstances. More than ever, it’s clear that the whole of Kind Folk is greater than the sum of its parts.

 

 

Visit Website
Watch Video

Fri, June 17

8:30PM / $25 - $45
Get Tickets
Upcoming Events

Fri, May 27, 8:30 PM

Lew Tabackin Trio (Friday)

Get Tickets →

Sat, May 28, 8:30 PM

Lew Tabackin Trio (Saturday)

Get Tickets →

Thu, June 2, 8:00 PM

Jon Cleary - Special Solo Performance

Get Tickets →

Fri, June 3, 8:30 PM

Zaccai Curtis Afro-Cuban Jazz Quartet: CUBOP!

Get Tickets →

Sat, June 4, 8:30 PM

Kristina Koller Quartet

Get Tickets →

Fri, June 10, 8:30 PM

Steve Davis Quintet ft. Abena Koomson-Davis

Get Tickets →

Sat, June 11, 8:30 PM

Olli Soikkeli Trio

Get Tickets →

Thu, June 16, 8:00 PM

Sean Mason Quintet - Presented In Part By Jazz At Lincoln Center

Get Tickets →

Sat, June 18, 8:30 PM

Ted Rosenthal Trio

Get Tickets →

Fri, June 24, 8:30 PM

Kevin Hays Trio

Get Tickets →

Sat, June 25, 8:30 PM

Timothy Norton Quintet

Get Tickets →

Fri, July 1, 8:30 PM

Ben Paterson Quartet

Get Tickets →

Sat, July 9, 8:30 PM

Gillian Margot's Power Flower

Get Tickets →

Fri, July 15, 8:30 PM

Joe McCarthy's Afro Bop Alliance

Get Tickets →

Fri, July 22, 8:30 PM

Giacomo Gates's "YOU" Record Release

Get Tickets →