Listen to the first live album recording of Ludi Hinrichs’ ChickenBonz |

Listen to the first live album recording of Ludi Hinrichs’ ChickenBonz

Ludi Hinrichs bends over his piano, his shoulders hunch around his ears and his right hand reaches up to the highest keys while his left keeps a bluesy rhythm.

He sticks his tongue into his cheek with concentration, and suddenly the blues morphs into a deep jazz riff with Baltic bones. He stands up, reaches for his trombone while the piano keeps the riff going, and starts to play the liquid notes from the brassy bone with the piano.

A composer, arranger, teacher, performer, and master musician (and full disclosure, my father) Hinrichs is quite excited about his upcoming concert at the North Columbia Schoolhouse Cultural Center’s outdoor amphitheater on Saturday. Not only will it be the first concert setting of ChickenBonz but it will also be recorded live for the group’s first record.

ChickenBonz, Hinrichs’ group comprised of very talented and versatile musicians, has been around since May 2009: Ludi Hinrichs, composer, arranger, voice, trombone and piano with Tom Hanickel on bass, voice; Randy McKean, bass clarinet, clarinet, saxophone and voice; Joe Fajen, trombone, tabla, percussion and voice; Kit Bailey, drums, voice and percussion and Murray Campbell on violin, oboe and voice.

The concert at the very special outdoor amphitheater will start at 7:30 p.m. at the North Columbia Schoolhouse Cultural Center. Visitors are encouraged to bring a picnic dinner. Beer, wine and other drinks will be served.

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