Sat, January 31st


jazz world music TICKETS

Doors 6:30PM
Show 7:15PM
Advance Price $20 (SAVE 30% on dinner when you include a FULL DINNER for only $20 – details below)
Door Price $30
Table Reservation (212) 777-1157

Advanced online ticket sales stop at 5pm on day of show
If available, more tickets are available at door

TRIO GLOBO, comprised of multiple Grammy Award-winning artists Eugene Friesen, cello; Howard Levy, harmonica and piano; and Glen Velez, percussion, will celebrate its latest recording, Steering by the Stars, with a rare New York appearance at DROM with special guests rhythm vocalist LOIRE (aka Lori Cotler) and renowned percussionist Shane Shanahan.

Described as “…fusion music in the best sense – an organic mixture of jazz, classical and world music that defies categorization” (Jazz Now), TRIO GLOBO is known for combining its collaborative ethos and combustible spontaneity with a natural joie de vivre in a way that has come to epitomize 21st-century performance practices — mixing rhythmic influences they have derived from their travels on six continents with their roots in jazz, classical and sacred music. Touring and recording together since 1993, the artists of TRIO GLOBO have redefined the performance parameters of their individual instruments and have each achieved international acclaim as soloists and composers.
TRIO GLOBO's broad and virtuosic repertoire is inspired by a wealth of the earth's cultures and traditions. Advocates of environmental consciousness, the Trio draws inspiration from the world's music, its inhabitants, customs, faiths, and natural wonders in a wide-ranging original program drawn from global folk traditions, jazz, the classics and blues. With a focus on musical and natural beauty shared across international borders, TRIO GLOBO’s performances joyously convey the commonality of human celebration, dignity, spirituality and love in the context of an abundant and radiant  planet.


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**Dinner Special Details**

Click on the ticket link above and select the General Admission ticket PLUS $20 Dinner special to save 30% on your dinner (does not include TIP). Select your dinner option on the page during checking-out when you review your online order and BEFORE finishing the check process.**

Dinner options include:

Option 1: Mediterranean Plate, Salad and a Soda

Option 2: Hamburger, Salad, Humus and a Soda

Option 3: Marinated Grilled Chicken Cubes, Salad, Humus and a Soda

Option 4: Kale Salad, Humus and a Soda

*Note - Regular menu still available throughout the night*


EUGENE FRIESEN, four-time Grammy winner, is active internationally as a cellist, composer, conductor and teacher. He has performed and recorded with such diverse artists as Dave Brubeck, Toots Thielemans, Betty Buckley, Will Ackerman, Joe Lovano and Dream Theater, and appears regularly with Trio Globo and with the Paul Winter Consort. A love for children and music education led Eugene to create his popular program for young audiences titled CelloMan. A pioneer in the teaching of improvisation to classically trained musicians, Eugene has led workshops throughout the world and is the author of Improvisations for Classical Musicians. He has performed as a soloist at the International Cello Festival in Manchester, England; Rencontres d'Ensembles de Violoncelles in Beauvais, France; the World Cello Congress in Baltimore, Maryland; and the Rio International Cello Encounter in Rio de Janeiro. His recording credits include five albums of original music. Eugene is an artist-in-residence at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in New York, and is on the faculty of the Berklee College of Music in Boston.

Multiple Grammy Award winner HOWARD LEVY is a master of the diatonic harmonica, a pianist, composer, teacher, recording artist and producer. Equally at home in jazz, classical, rock, folk, Latin, and world music, Howard has recorded with an eclectic group of artists, including Kenny Loggins, Dolly Parton, Paquito D’Rivera, Styx, Donald Fagen and Paul Simon. He is perhaps best known for the four CD’s he recorded with Bela Fleck and The Flecktones in the early 1990s. He returned to the band in 2010, touring extensively in 2011-2012, and won a Grammy for Best Instrumental Composition for Life in Eleven, which he wrote with Bela Fleck. Howard’s other prominent collaborations include three CDs with Trio Globo, two with Lebanese oud player/composer Rabih Abou Khalil, and one with the avant-garde jazz Riessler/Levy/Matinier Trio. Howard is music director and primary composer for the Latin jazz group Chévere de Chicago. His solo jazz CD, Alone and Together, and his jazz trio CD, Tonight and Tomorrow, both received 4-star reviews in DownBeat.

Four-time Grammy Award-winner GLEN VELEZ is an internationally-acclaimed soloist and seminal figure in the modern history of the frame drum. Over three decades ago, he brought a new genre of drumming to the Western world by creating his own performance style, inspired by years of studying frame drumming techniques from various cultures. After fifteen years performing and recording with the Steve Reich Ensemble and the Paul Winter Consort, Velez maintains an international touring schedule as a soloist and continues to collaborate with prominent artists in many styles.  His original compositions and signature sound can be heard on numerous recordings, films, commercials and modern dance scores. Glen has pursued his interest in the history of the frame drum by amassing a large collection of tambourine depictions from many world cultures and eras. Recently elected to the Percussive Arts Society "Hall of Fame”, Glen is an adjunct professor at Mannes College of Music and gives regular master classes at The Juilliard School, along with other prestigious universities and conservatories around the world.

LOIRE (aka Lori Cotler) is quickly gaining an international reputation as one of the most captivating and original vocalists of our time. Loire coined the phrase Rhythm Vocalist to describe her signature vocal style. Her unusual artistry combines a boldly eclectic repertoire of lyrical and wordless music influenced by world music traditions, jazz scat improvisations and her original reworking of the highly sophisticated rare art of Konnakol, South Indian vocal percussion. Praised for her “peerless artistry” (Jerusalem Post) and “jaw-dropping dexterity” (Chicago Classical Review), Loire has been a featured soloist with the the Taipei Chinese Orchestra, National Chinese Orchestra, American Composers Orchestra and La Notte della Taranta Popular Orchestra. Loire is currently starring in THE NEWS, a reality opera by award-wining avant pop composer JacobTV. Loire has taught at prestigious conservatories and universities throughout the world, including master classes at The Juilliard School. She earned a Bachelor’s degree from Berklee College of Music and a Master’s  in Music Therapy from NYU.

SHANE SHANAHAN has studied drumming traditions from many different cultures and combines them with his training in classical Western music and jazz to create his own unique style. Since January of 2001 he has been touring with Yo-Yo Ma as a member of the Silk Road Ensemble. He is also a member of Glen Velez TA KA DI MI Project and Simon Shaheen's Qantara. Shane has performed with jazz legend Sonny Fortune, African multi-instrumentalist Foday Musa Suso, masters of Persian music Shahram and Hafez Nazeri, Mugam singer Alim Qasimov, Bang on a Can All-Star Robert Black, and composer Philip Glass, among others. He has also worked with Indonesian gamelans, Caribbean Steel Drum bands, throat singing choirs, free improvisation groups, contemporary music ensembles, orchestras, and many singer/song writers. He has presented workshops, performed, and studied in India, New Zealand, and Turkey, and throughout the U.S. and Canada. He received his Bachelor’s degree andperformance certificate from The Eastman School of Music and his Master’s degree from The Hartt School.