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Shows

May 24, 8pm - w/ Zack Nestel-Patt & Christian Li - Freddie’s Bar, Brooklyn, NY

Photo Credit: Krysta Brayer

Austrian-Japanese guitarist and composer Kenji Herbert seeks to unify disparate cultural aesthetics into a cohesive musical language. Equally likely to draw inspiration from Jazz, Rock, Western (and non-Western) classical traditions, his music is characterised by a committed melodicism and sense of space. To date, he has released two albums as a leader/co-leader: “The Way the Light Falls” (Inner Circle Music, 2016) and “Superluminal” (self-release, 2012). As a collaborator/sideman, he has worked closely with Zack Nestel-Patt, Arooj Aftab, Georgia Weber, Songyi Jeon, Yuhan Su and Peter Herbert a.m.o. He is the subject of the 2017 documentary ‘mit Kenji und Keisuke’ by Misaki Matsui, which deals with multiculturalism, identity and life in New York City. He studied guitar at the Music Academy Basel and Berklee College of Music, where he was an inaugural member of The Berklee Global Jazz Institute.

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