thursday, october 23, 2014 8:00pm
8-9pm: The Smoke People - Funk/Jazz/Electronica
The Smoke People is a funk/jazz/electronica trio based in New York City. Featuring sax player Luke Penella (Big Daddy Kane, Slick Rick, Lifted Crew), bassist Dmitry Ishenko (Paul Banks, John Tchicai, Steve Lacy) & drummer Rob Mitzner (Sam Kininger Band, Jann Klose, I'm in You). For nearly 2 years, the Smoke have maintained a Monday night residency at the Ella Lounge in the East Village, regularly featuring world renowned special guests across many musical genres, including members of Steely Dan, the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, Rusted Root, John Legend's band and countless others. The trio is regularly joined by keyboardist and songwriter Lars Potteiger, guitarist John Cave (Talib Kweli), and bassist Sam Weber.