Every Thursday evening at 9. $5
We are very pleased to be hosting an evening program of adventurous improvised live music at the Khyber Pass Cafe every Thursday at 9!
Music is curated by Adam Linz, Kevin Cosgrove, Paul Metzger and 6 Families.
For booking inquiries, please send links to music and dates of interest to: firstname.lastname@example.org Thank you for contacting us. We appreciate your submissions. We receive many inquiries about performing at the Khyber. Please be patient.
Admission is $5.
Wine, beer and small plates will be available.
Sylvain Kassap, Doan Roessler, Nathan Hanson
Born in 1956, French Clarinettist Sylvain Kassap has been one of the greatest improv jazz musicians since the late 70s. A major player on the avant-garde scene, Kassap has performed with Louis Sclavis, Michel Portal, Henri Texier, Bernard Lubat, François Tusques, and many other cutting-edge French musicians. He has also played along side a large number of innovative international musicians such as Evan Parker, John Surman, Barre Philips, Sam Rivers, Hamid Drake, Han Bennink.
Kassap uses his clarinets in ways that go well beyond conventional melodic and harmonic expectations. With percussive bursts and textural sounds, Kassap expands the range and vocabulary of the instrument.
He has also been a pioneer in fusing the arts, collaborating with actors, dancers and writers. And, he has made occasional forays into contemporary classical music, performing works by John Cage, Karlheinz Stockhausen and other experimental composers.
From free improvisation to contemporary and ethnic music, leading French clarinetist Sylvain Kassap explores a world that is rich in colour and finesse, animated by an unquenchable spirit of freedom.
Composer and saxophonist Nathan Hanson has performed in venues from concert halls to prisons, churches to train stations, debutante balls to Soviet fallout shelters in places ranging from St. Paul to Slovenia; Paris to Pittsburgh; Milano to Milwaukee; and Rome (both Italy and Georgia). His compositions have been featured on radio, television and film in the United States and Europe. He is a graduate of Newberry College, and the University of South Carolina.
Hailed as an “extraordinary performer with a beautiful tone and concept” (Cadence Magazine), Mr. Hanson makes his home in St. Paul, MN since 2006 following a residency in New York from 1998 - 2006. His playing has been called “seductively pithy” (Marc Medwin, Signal to Noise), “unexpectedly tasteful and dignified” (Improjazz) and “immediately accessible without sacrificing musical smarts” (Jeff Jackson, Destination: OUT) with “tinges of Jan Garbarek and Albert Ayler” (Glen Hall, Exclaim!).