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Saturday September 24, 2011, 7:30 p.m. - Heroes Sports Lounge

$10 general / $8 JazzFresno members / seniors / students (under 21 welcome!)

with Martin Nevin, bass, and Peter Kronreif, drums

 
Le Boeuf Bros Prepare to be astonished by the bold compositions and stylish approach of the Le Boeuf Brothers , jazz twins with an ear for innovation, drama, and a touch of humor. Part of a growing New York jazz scene characterized by odd time signatures, current indie rock, and the influences of artists such as Radiohead, Kurt Rosenwinkel and Herbie Hancock, Remy and Pascal Le Boeuf (saxophone and piano) play a sophisticated brand of modern jazz that, despite it's complexity, remains upbeat and accessible to any audience.

"Even by the uncanny standards of identical twins, the Le Boeuf Brothers have forged a remarkably close connection. What sets them apart from other siblings who share the same DNA and a preternatural level of communication is that they practice it in public, on the bandstand, to unique artistic effect." (Metroactive).

The Le Boeuf Brothers' list of awards is a lengthy one, including Independent Music Awards for Best Album & Best Song; 1st place in the International Songwriting Competition, 12 ASCAP Young Composer Awards and various awards from Downbeat Magazine. Additionally, the Le Boeuf Brothers have received grants/commissions from Chamber Music America (CMA), ASCAP/IAJE, and the National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts (NFAA). The Le Boeuf Brothers have also toured internationally and performed at the Monterey Jazz Festival, the Montreal Jazz Festival, the Kennedy Center, Carnegie Hall, the Umbria Jazz Festival, and Jazz @ Lincoln Center.

The New York Times says of Le Boeuf's latest album, "this group has an impressively self-assured new album 'House without a Door' which reaches for the gleaming cosmopolitanism of our present era." Their upcoming album "In Praise of Shadows," supported in part by a contribution from the Edward & Sally Van Lier Fund of the NY Community Trust, is set to be released on September 20th, 2011. What differentiates this album from others is that the Le Boeuf Brothers continue to sculpt their compositions after the initial recording process using modern production techniques, sound collages, and layered arranging/recording methods. This new direction lays the foundation for the next decade of jazz innovation.