Mon Nov. 5, 2018

Banquet of the Spirits / Zion 80 (USA)

Banquet of the Spirits
Cyro Baptista: percussion
Brian Marsella: piano, keyboards
Shanir Blumenkranz: bass
Tim Keiper: drums

Zion 80
Jon Madof: guitar
Greg Wall: tenor saxophone
Jessica Lurie: baritone saxophone
Zach Mayer: baritone saxophone
Brian Marsella: organ
Yoshie Fruchter: guitar
Shanir Blumenkranz: bass
Yuval Lion: drums
Marlon Sobol: percussion

Banquet of the Spirits
Cyro Baptista’s fabulous world music quartet features the amazing young pianist Brian Marsella, whose trio set at Saalfelden 2017 was one of the highlights of the entire festival.

Zion 80
The brainchild of guitarist Jon Madof, Zion80 is a wildly popular project that seamlessly blends the Afro-pop stylings of the legendary Fela Kuti with the Jewish tradition. Featuring an exciting 11-piece all-star band of horns, guitars, keyboards and percussion, they mix the polyrhythmic intensity of Afrobeat with the freewheeling madness of the Downtown scene.