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Saint Dirt Elementary School
July 7 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tania Gill Presents ...
Saint Dirt Elementary School returns to the Southern Cross for their first post pandemic show!
“St. Dirt Elementary School is a little big band; it’s a salon orchestra; it’s a cabaret pitband; it’s a New School concert band half-remembering old school psychedelics in a district West of Weimar and North of San Antonio. It is both public and private. It can swing like a Kollektief or shamble like a seaside sinfonia. St. Dirt Elementary School plays compositions: rubberband exotica, bouncing like bamboo windchimes dangling from the hood of a springloaded pram.
“A great group of zanies . . .” -John Zorn
“Freedman’s ballads are some of the most gorgeous music in jazz right now.”
-David Dacks, Exclaim! Magazine
“Lap-steel whiz Myk Freedman excels at intensely evocative instrumentals that draw on Dixieland, klezmer and avant-garde jazz. His aesthetic is wistful yet subtly surreal.”
-Time Out New York
In 2001, Saint Dirt launched the Southern Cross into the stratosphere with their weekly Thursday night gig that lasted years up until leader Myk Freedman moved to NYC. Since then they’ve reconvened each year to dance as bumble bees fly.
Myk Freedman-lap steel/guitar, Tania Gill-piano/melodica, Ryan Driver-analog synth/piano, Julia Hambleton-clarinet, Kai Koschmider-alto, Wes Cheang-guitar, Mike Overton-bass, Jake Oelrichs-drums/glockenspiel
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