AIR Alumni: John Kocur & Herb and Hanson

Wednesday, October 21, 2015, 7:30pm

The Mansion


AIR Alumni:
John Kocur & Herb and Hanson

The Uncommon PAIRings series is sponsored by Effie and John Macklin

Jazz meets bluegrass when DC’s John “The Smoker” Kocur joins Virginia natives Herb & Hanson in a bluesy, country combo show. Kocur plays saxophone; Herb & Hanson play mandolin and guitar. Two deeply American flavors of music combine in a magical musical evening. 

  • A star of rising international prominence, Kocur performed at the inaugural Nagano Jazz Festival in Japan, as well as the Ascona Festival in Switzerland
  • A native New Yorker, Kocur’s career has flourished in Washington DC. Here, he has performed in at Kennedy Center, Blues Alley, Phillips Collection, and of course Strathmore
  • Herb & Hanson's eclectic style combines the blues of the Piedmont and Delta regions, the lyrical themes of the Blue Ridge Hills, and the Ragtime bounce of America’s oldest cities
  • From raved concerts in Alaska's goldmines to soothing soirees in California's grape-vines, Herb & Hanson's performances have been met with acclaim across the country

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