Episode 5: John Carroll Kirby travels to Bali, Indonesia, where his friend Melati Malay of Asa Tone introduces him to Putu Septa and his orchestra. Starting music at the age of eight, Putu has become. known for his contemporary take on traditional Balinese composing, his virtuosic playing, and his dynamic band leading. He is fresh off a European tour with his large ensemble.
John Carroll Kirby Live
Aug 18 – Los Angeles, CA – Lodge Room
Aug 24 – New York City, NY – Bowery Ballroom
Aug 26 – Port Townsend, WA – Thing Festival
Sep 13 – Chicago, IL – Sleeping Village
Sep 15 – St Paul, MN – Turf Club
Oct 23 – Bristol, GB – Thekla
Oct 24 – Manchester, GB – YES Pink Room
Oct 28 – London, GB – Mirrors Festival
Oct 29 – Cork, IE – Cork Jazz Festival
Nov 5 – Berlin, DE – Club Gretchen
Nov 8 – Warsaw, PL – Jassmine
† with Eddie Chacon
The pilot episode of Kirby’s Gold features artist Ariana Papademetropoulos.
Episode 2: John and musician SK Kakraba explore SK’s instrument, the Gyil, a xylophone-like instrument from his native country of Ghana.
Episode 3: John visits and performs with Nevenka Folk Ensemble.
Episode 4: Is the first time John hosts the show outside of Los Angeles – with the Kawe Calypso Band, filmed at the Hotel Aguas Claras in Puerto Viego, Costa Rica.