Fri, Sep 22 - Sat, Sep 23 Frankie's
HENDRIK MEURKENS TORONTO SAMBA CONNECTION
Time 8:00 pm
Hendrik Meurkens, a virtuoso on both the chromatic harmonica and the vibraphone, digs Canada. Considered to be a legitimate successor in the tradition of Toots Thielemans but with his own unique voice, Meurkens’ profound involvement in both jazz and Brazilian music resulted in a very personal and instantly recognizable version of samba jazz. Meurkens blends elements of Bach, bebop, and Brazilian for a unique and transcendent listening experience. Meurkens has, among other, recorded with Jimmy Cobb, Ivan Lins, Monty Alexander, and Claudio Roditi. For his 2017 appearances, Meurkens reunites with his All-Canadian backing group founded in 2006, the Toronto Samba Connection. With Jeremy Price flute, Attila Fias piano, Paco Luviano bass and Richard Brisco drums.