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"Sunday NighT Hang in the Barn" Concert

We are excited to announce that our inaugural Sunday Night Hang in the Barn will be held on SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 18th at 5pm, featuring live music by Charlie Burnham and Rashaan Carter. This first event is a concert, and in the future we hope to expand "The Sunday Night Hang" to include other programming.

 

While walk-ups are welcomed, we encourage you to RSVP in advance!

This event is made possible through the support of CREATE Council on the Arts.

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ABOUT THE ARTISTS

Charlie Burnham

Charlie Burnham has been a significant contributor to the New York/international music community for the last thirty years. His first attention from the international music industry press and public was in 1983, when James 'Blood' Ulmer’s now classic album "Odyssey" was released. Burnham's approach to the electric violin is an integral part of that trio’s sound; a sound that has been developed and refined as the Odyssey Band has continued to perform and record around the world. The band’s most recent release, "Blues Odyssey”, received critical praise when it was released in 2010. Extending his exploration of the Trio format, Charlie Burnham joined the forward looking 'String Trio of New York' in the mid 1980's, replacing the founding violinist of the group Mr. Billy Bang. This gave Burnham an outlet for his acoustic violin improvisations, and also for his growing interest and skill in composition. The string Trio of New York toured extensively in Europe, Asia, North Africa and the Middle East as well as at home in the United states. During Burnham's tenure, which lasted until 1991, the trio recorded several critically acclaimed CDs featuring his compositions written for the band. During this same period, while living in New York, Burnham took advantage of the musical and cultural wealth and diversity associated with the city. He played and/or recorded with such luminaries as Sam Rivers, Henry Threadgill, Wynton Marsalis, among many others. In the early 1990s, Charlie began what has become an ongoing expansion in his role as a performer. Known primarily as an improvising violinist, he began to bring other instruments, including his voice, into his performance repertoire. With the singer/performance artist Alva Rogers he could be heard as a background singer and spoken word artist. And with the wonderful vocalist Cassandra Wilson, with whom he recorded on her first two Blue Note records, where Burnham began to incorporate his mandolin and harmonica playing, along with the violin playing for which he was already in demand. Since touring with Cassandra Wilson for years, Charlie Burnham has been at his home in Brooklyn playing locally with such notables as Steven Bernstein, Peter Apfelbaum, and continuing to tour. Now Charlie is mainly pursuing a few personal projects.

Rashaan Carter

                                               

Rashaan Carter grew up in the Washington D.C. area. It was there, with the nurturing of his father, a saxophonist, and his mother, a jazz radio programmer, Rashaan forged an interest in music. After stints with various instruments, the bass became the voice for his musical expression. Rashaan worked and gained experience in the local scene in Washington D.C. and after high school, he moved to New York City to attend the New School University. At the New School, Rashaan studied with Buster Williams and Reggie Workman. While attending the New School he also began to work with many of the faculty including Joe Chambers and Jimmy Owens, among others. Since moving to New York Rashaan has become entrenched in the jazz scene and has worked with Benny Golson, Curtis Fuller and Louis Hayes, Wallace Roney, David Murray, Ravi Coltrane, Geri Allen, Henry Threadgill, Marc Cary, Cindy Blackman, Doug and Jean Carn, Antoine Roney, Sonny Simmons, and many more. He's also studied with one of his prime influences, Ron Carter. Rashaan regularly performs with a myriad of artists in and outside of New York and can be found on various recordings as well.