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Man Behind the Sun: Songs of Nick Drake
GRAZYNA AUGUSCIK GROUP


Sunday, October 19, 2014, 8:00 PM

DROM


85 Ave A (b/w 5th & 6th) , New York, New York
Tickets: Tickets: $20 in advance, $25 at door
VIP Seating: $25 in advance, $30 at door
 Tel: 212-777-1157

Grazyna Auguscik Group


Grazyna Auguscik - vocal

Rob Clearfield - piano

Jon Deitemyer - drums

John Kregor - guitar

Matt Ulery - bass


"She's a music machine" - Christopher Loudon, Jazz Times


"The songs of Nick Drake get under your skin, insinuating their way into your consciousness through the gentle contours of their melody lines and the expressive urgency of their lyrics" - Chicago Tribune


Polish-born, Chicago-based singer, composer, arranger, and producer Grazyna Auguscik has won the praise and admiration of music critics, and jazz enthusiasts with a singular voice that speaks a universal language. Described as "one of the hottest jazz talents in the country" (American Jazz Scene), she is also one of the most intriguing contemporary vocalists on today's world jazz scene. Her unorthodox approach to rewriting classic works is at once a tribute to its authors and an adventure into uncharted territory.


With her unique project "Man behind the sun," Grazyna Auguscik pays homage to the late cult artist Nick Drake. Admired for his poetic, sad, mournful lyrics, and the melancholic charm of his music, he became an inspiration for many contemporary artists. "Drake's music takes me to a deep world" says Auguscik. "You simply cannot stop listening to it. It's just addictive." Although several musicians have covered Drake's music (including R.E.M, Beth Gibbons, Norah Jones, or Brad Mehldau), Auguscik's "Man behind the sun" is the first such effort that dedicates entire album to the artist's legacy. Critics praise the album "Auguscik delivers choice performances of Drake's dreamy melodies and evocative lyrics. In particular, her velvety tone and vulnerable delivery are a natural fit for Drake's compositions" (Chicago Jazz Magazine).


Presented by DROM in partnership with Kulture+ Productions and the Polish Cultural Institute New York.


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