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Ian Kane Candids - 1920s dance party

by Dr. Roberta E. Zlokower
December 7, 2002
New York, NY

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Ian Kane Stride Trio

Photos by Roberta Zlokower

December 7, 2002 Ian Kane, Piano Yanko Valdes, Bass Justin Heinz, Percussion Guest Trumpet IKane1771@aol.com at Cobi's Place, 158 West 48th Street, NYC 4th Floor Appearing with Oh De Twirlette A Group of Female Baton Twirlers Mary Jane Hunter Susan Kosor Urania Mylonas Veronica Dougherty Notes and Photos by Dr. Roberta E. Zlokower Ian Kane's Stride Trio is a newly formed group led by composer and pianist, Ian Kane. Completing the trio are bassist, Yanko Valdes, and bongo player/multi-percussionist, Justin Heinz, both of whom are classically trained. The trio mixes elements of 1920's Harlem stride piano playing and Tin Pan Alley songwriting with modern-day subject matter and oblique crooning. The resulting sound is exuberant yet cynical, and brings to mind crosses between Gershwin and Ben Folds 5, or J.P. Johnson (one of the originators of stride) and the spirit of the Ramones.

Ian Kane at Cobi's Place

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