January 10, 2014 Happenings In the News
Weekend in NoMad: Gilad Hekselman Trio and Invisible Familiars

Gilad Hekselman brings his trio to the Jazz Gallery in NoMad NY

It’s another great weekend for music lovers in the NoMad District!

Jazz Gallery brings the Gilad Hekselman Trio back to the neighborhood tonight. Since moving to New York in 2004, Israeli jazz guitarist Gilad Hekselman has been earning quite the reputation. He has shared the stage with jazz greats Chris Potter, John Scofield, Esperanza Spalding and Avishai Cohen.

Ben Ratliff of The New York Times describes Hekselman as being “in the line of Pat Metheny and Kurt Rosenwinkel, with a warm and clean guitar tone, clear articulation, crazily extended improvisational ideas, speed when he needs it . . .”

The trio consists of Hekselman on guitar, Shai Maestro on piano and Obed Calvaire on drums. The group will perform sets at 9 p.m. and 11 p.m. Each set costs $20 ($10 for members of The Jazz Gallery).

Finish out the weekend at the Ace Hotel Lobby Bar where Chris Tucci leads his weekly Sunday Night Live series. Tucci will DJ before and after his featured guest, Invisible Familiars.

Led by the versatile Jared Samuel, Invisible Familiars blends groove-heavy rock with a minimalist sentiment. The group has performed alongside Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger and The GOASTT. They recently released “Elaine Serene.”

The show begins at 8 p.m. on Sunday at Ace Hotel and is free. Stop by the NoMad District to check it out.

Have a great weekend!

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