Bar LunÁtico hosts the rare appearance of Charlie Burnham, Ben Goldberg, and Brandon Ross! These three master musicians teamed up here back in December 2015, mesmerizing the room with their chamber-style improvisations. No drums. No bass. Simply violin, clarinet, and acoustic guitar.
Charlie Burnham is an American violinist and composer. He has a unique highly imaginative style that crosses genres, including bluegrass, delta punk, free jazz, blues, classical and chamber jazz. He often performs with a wah-wah pedal. He initially became renowned for his work on James "Blood" Ulmer's Odyssey album, but is also known for his work with Cassandra Wilson, Steven Bernstein, Medeski Martin & Wood, John Zorn, Rufus Wainwright, Kenny Wollesen, Norah Jones & Billie Joe Armstrong.
Ben Goldberg is a Bay Area clarinetist who first started out with The New Klezmer Trio, featuring Dan Seamans and Kenny Wollesen. In addition to composing for and playing in the Ben Goldberg Quintet, he has performed in the groups Tin Hat, Plays Monk, Myra Melford's Be Bread, Nels Cline's New Monastery, Afterlife Music Radio, and Go Home. The eleven-piece Ben Goldberg's Brainchild performs his on-the-spot compositions. Goldberg has also played with Bill Frisell, Don Byron, Ellery Eskelin, Jenny Scheinman, John Zorn, Mark Dresser, Mark Feldman, Miya Masaoka, Roswell Rudd, Steven Bernstein, Vijay Iyer, Wayne Horvitz, and Zeena Parkins.
Brandon Ross is a guitarist/composer/singer/songwriter, who has worked/recorded with Cassandra Wilson, Henry Threadgill, Jewel, Wadada Leo Smith, Tony Williams, Lizz Wright, Arto Lindsay, The Lounge Lizards, Leroy Jenkins, Lawrence D. "Butch" Morris, Bill Frisell, Me'Shell N'degeocello, Moreno Veloso, Arrested Development, Archie Shepp, Muhal Richard Abrams, Don Byron, Myra Melford, Oliver Lake, Bill Laswell, and many others, crafting a personal approach to guitar, and improvisation, that has taken him all over the world.