Music: Nick Di Maria, Kitchen Sink to play “electric era” Miles Davis jazz Wed., Dec. 18, at 8 PM

Nick_Di_Maria_BV_081413_WebThe Kitchen Sink, led by trumpeter Nick Di Maria, play the Best Video Performance Space on Wed., Dec. 18. The music starts at 8 PM and the cover is $5.

Nick Di Maria has been performing his original music for the last 6 years all over the northeast. His music can be described as electro-acoustic, combining acoustic swing with modern back beats and moods. After the release of his 3rd album, Di Maria wanted to create a side project that played the music of jazz’s subculture. The result was adding an extra keyboardist and reed player to his normal quartet, “everything but the kitchen sink.”

The Kitchen Sink is comprised of some of the hardest working jazz musicians in Connecticut. Under the direction of Trumpeter Nick Di Maria, The Kitchen Sink plays the music of electric era jazz such as Miles Davis’s “Bitches Brew” and Herbie Hancock’s “Mwandishi” and “Head Hunters” albums. The band creates sublime grooves and improvisations over a full stereo effect with the use of two keyboardists, joined by the unusual frontline of bass clarinet and trumpet.

UPCOMING EVENTS:

• Wednesday, Dec. 11. WORLD MUSIC/FOLK: DR. CATERWAUL’S CADRE OF CLAIRVOYANT CLAPTRAPS

• Thursday, Dec. 12. JAZZ: DAVID CHEVAN

• Wednesday, Dec. 18. JAZZ: THE KITCHEN SINK with NICK Di MARIA

• Thursday, Dec. 19. PUNK ROCK: STARK RAVING LULU

• Thursday, Jan. 9. SINGER-SONGWRITER: SOLIN

• Thursday, Jan. 23. SINGER-SONGWRITER: ILANA ZSIGMOND

• Thursday, Feb. 20. BLUEGRASS: 5 IN THE CHAMBER