February 28, 2017
1110 E 52nd St
Austin Tx 78752
In what promises to be a stellar evening of excellent composition and musicianship,
sax and flute master Alex Coke performs his own music with Austin's
alternative lounge band Mood Illusion at The Carousel Lounge.
A Dallas native and righteous contender in the tough Texas Tenor
tradition (whose flute playing makes good argument for a tough Texas
flute player poll), Alex Coke's multifarious projects have included
studies of Leadbelly and prison work songs, musical meditations on war
and peace, an award winning popular post bop band, the Worthy
Constituents, as well as a frequent featured soloist with Klezmer,
Cuban, Indian and African musicians and a touring and recording member
of both Texas' Creative Opportunity Orchestra and Holland's Willem
The Mood Illusion is a group of musicians that put lounge music through
the blender of open improvisation and medieval composition. The core
group features Bob Hoffnar on pedal steel guitar, Stephen Bidwell on
drums, Mike St Clair on trombone and Janie Cowan on bass.
The lineup for this special evening at Austin's Carousel Lounge includes:
Alex Coke woodwinds/samples
Bob Hoffnar Steel guitar
Stephen Bidwell Drums
Elaine Barber Harp
Ingebrigt Håker Flaten Bass
Janie Cowan Bass
Michael St Clair Trombone
There is a $10 requested donation for the evening.
This project is supported in part by the Cultural Arts Division of the City of Austin Economic Development Department.