MOONDUCK is a new trio featuring the powerhouse Detroit multi-wind/keys player Rafael Statin, world-jazz fusion classical guitarist Elden Kelly, and jazz percussion wizard Jesse Kramer. The group was assembled to premiere the work of Lansing jazz composer Gregg Hill, who released his most recent book of original compositions entitled Moonducks. The music ranges from post-Coltrane modal jazz, Latin styles and Indian-influenced music. Statin's EWI, bass flute and multiple saxes, acoustic piano and synth create dynamic backdrops for the storytelling to unfold. Kelly's nylon string guitar and steel string fretless guitar sing with elements of jazz and influences from classical, flamenco and Indian music. Underpinning the group's sound is Jesse Kramer, who's acoustic and electronic percussion elevate the group's signature presentation of jazz and contemporary improvised music. Join us for an unforgettable show full of virtuosity and engaging improvisation.
Rafael Statin: winds, keyboard
Elden Kelly: guitar, fretless guitar
Jesse Kramer: percussion