Sat, October 1st

NYGF 2016: Inspector Gadje & Ismail Lumanovski

Balkan gypsy TICKETS

Doors 10:30PM
Show 11:30PM
Advance Price $15
Door Price $20
Table Reservation (212) 777-1157

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

Inspector Gadje

With up to 12 horns and 2 percussionists, Bay Area-SF-based Inspector Gadje brings a big sound to the beautiful and bumpin’ brass band music of the Balkans of south-eastern Europe igniting the dance floor and making the party wherever they play. Original inspiration for the group came from many years of collaboration between the Brass Liberation Orchestra (BLO), a progressive social activist street band, and the Voice of Roma, a non-profit organization that supports Romani community and cultural causes world-wide. Members of the BLO elected additional musicians to form Inspector Gadje. The name “Inspector Gadje” is not only a playful reference to the popular 1980’s cartoon show “Inspector Gadget,” but also to the bands’ non-Romani identity as “gadje.” Inspector Gadje believes that autonomy is one way to survive the earthquakes of the modern music industry. As such, management, booking, PR, graphic design, and web development are housed internally within the band, or with close friend: Serbian producer DJ Ċ½eljko of Kafana Balkan. The band has cultivated cultural emissary roles, where a number of ensemble members travel annually to Balkan countries (including Greece, Macedonia, Turkey, Romania, Albania) in order to study from masters and bring back learning and new sounds to the ensemble. Gadje also invites masters of the tradition to collaborate with them on their home turf of the Bay Area, keeping an ongoing loop of cultural exchange alive. This is traditional music for the 21st century. Inspector Gadje engaged in master workshops with Kocani Orkestar (from Macedonia), Ivan Milev (from Bulgaria) and Ismail Lumanovski (from Macedonia).

Ismail Lumanovski

The extraordinary clarinetist Ismail Lumanovki has launched a major career as a soloist, chamber musician in both classical and cross-over repertoire. His synergistic blend of natural talent and training combines the spirit of folk music with the discipline of classical music. His performances have been widely reviewed. The New York Times wrote of his work under Pierre Boulez, “the soloist — the brilliant, fearless young clarinetist Ismail Lumanovski — aligned himself with various instrumental contingents of the large ensemble”. Born in Macedonia, Lumanovski started playing the clarinet at age eight. He holds a Bachelor of Music Degree and Master of Music Degree from the Juilliard School of Music in New York. Professionally, Lumanovski has had the privilege to perform with innumerable extraordinary musicians and orchestras including: Die Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie, The Berklee Middle Eastern Fusion Ensemble, New Juilliard Ensemble, World Youth Symphony Orchestra, The Palestine Youth Orchestra, Lucerne Festival Orchestra, Macedonian Philharmonic Orchestra, Marcel Khalife, Al Di Meola, Husnu Senlendirici, Selloane Nkhela, and Zulfu Livaneli. Lumanovski is also a master improviser and performer of Macedonian, Turkish and Gypsy music and is presently touring with the renowned New York Gypsy All-Stars, playing throughout the US, Europe, and Asia and The Secret Trio. a great time.