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Danny Kamins & Kris Gruda
Danny Kamins & Kris Gruda

Thu, Aug 11



Danny Kamins & Kris Gruda

Saxophone & Guitar / Solos & Duos

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The Basics

Aug 11, 2022, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

The CCC, Asheville, NC

What to Expect

Reception/gathering: 7pm

Performance starts: 7:30pm

$5-$15 sliding-scale suggested donation

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Danny Kamins is an improvising saxophonist based out of Houston, TX. His current musical endeavors include playing in the Houston based groups Relative Dissonance, CARL, El Mantis, and Etched in the Eye as well as directing the jazz program at Rice University.

 He has also been booking shows in Houston that specialize in experimental/avant-garde music since 2016. Musicians he has presented include Peter Brotzmann, Jaime Branch, Claire Rousay, Michael Foster, Chris Pitsiokos, Brandon Lopez, Lisa Cameron, Illicit Relationship, and Gaute Granli.

 Musicians he has performed/recorded with include Tatsuya Nakatani, Alvin Fielder, Ra Kalam Bob Moses, Aaron Gonzalez, Stefan Gonzalez, Susan Alcorn, Thomas Helton, Lisa Cameron, Adam Goodwin, Vinny Golia, Antonio Borghini, David Leon, Jeb Bishop, Sandy Ewen, Damon Smith, Luke Stewart, Kamila Drabek, Marc Edwards, Natan Kryszk, Paulina Owczarek, Wiktoria Zakubowska and NewMusic groups Le Train Bleu, Loop 38, and Transitory Sound and Movement Collective. 

Kris Gruda is an eclectically seasoned guitarist, improvisor, sound-experimenter, and songwriter based out of Asheville, NC.  He draws heavily from an array of jazz, funk, blues, rock, and avant-garde influences.  He can be heard playing instrumental solo electric or acoustic guitar with objects and electronics (see his IG).  He also can also can be heard belting lead vocals whilst playing electric guitar in an original psychedelic soul group* with a horn section (*GrudaTree).  Musicians he has performed and/or collaborated with include Jamaaladeen Tacuma, Tony Cook, Elliott Sharp, David Behrman, Doug Mathews, Dennis Palmer, Solillaquists of Sound, S.K.I.P., Shak Nasti, Joey Molinaro, and Future Funk Collective.

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