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Alex Lodico Ensemble

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Alex Lodico Ensemble is led by trombonist and composer Alex LoDico. His credits range from the Knitting Factory and the Vision Festival to touring Europe, particularly Sardinia last summer with William Parker, but the subway has also been his stage since he arrived from Palermo, Sicily. His original band Chicken Wings auditioned at the first MUNY Auditions in 1987, formalizing the underground performing they started in 1981. Influenced to come to New York by trombonist Joe Bowie and the band Defunkt, Alex's philosophy, "swing 'till you drop'" is best described in an NPR interview, "You see the crowd...you get the beat right, you touch their heart. You try to put everything in that one note; the whole world in that one note."

 

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