Saturday, August 5, 6:30 p.m.
The Ben Kono Group has garnered high praise for its thoughtful compositions, lush orchestrations, and edgy improvising ever since their debut CD was released to a sold-out house in New York City in 2011. The group features long-time musical collaborators Henry Hey on piano and Fender Rhodes, Pete McCann on guitars, John Hollenbeck on drums, John Hebert on bass, and Heather Laws on vocals and French horn. Woodwind performer, saxophonist, and band leader, Ben Kono has come into his own light as a leader and composer of note and has attracted attention as a singular emerging voice playing at many elite jazz venues in New York.
‘Cosmopolitan and unflappable…’ – The New York Times
‘Kono places an emphasis on melody, and is a real craftsman, shifting his lovely lines through different textures and harmonies, combining sections that seem like bits of songs into larger forms.’ (The Big City Blog)
*Pre-Concert Theme Dinner at the Falls Village Inn
Dinner (5pm) & Concert (6:30pm): $70
Concert Only: $30
Dinner reservations must be made no later than Friday, August 4.