Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Shikantaza at South Brunswick Jazz Café

Shikantaza (left to right): Bernhard Geiger, Doug Miller, Brandon Lewin.

The musical trio Shikantaza—Doug Miller on piano, Bernhard Geiger on acoustic bass, Brandon Lewin on percussion—will perform with featured vocalists Tanya Saunders and Ron Orlando at the South Brunswick Jazz Café on Friday, September 8, 2017, at 8 pm. The evening will also include special guest performances by Laticia Lewis (violin), Phillip Geiger (cello) and Barbara Saunders (vocals). Shikantaza explores the jazz canon and songs from the Great American Songbook. They make familiar works uniquely their own, as well as offering original compositions developed improvisationally. Their music draws inspiration from many genres. The word shikantaza, translated literally as just sitting, refers to a form of Japanese Zen Buddhist meditation. To read more about Shikantaza and to listen their music, click here.

The South Brunswick Jazz Café is located at the Herb Eckert Auditorium in the Senior Center, South Brunswick Municipal Complex, 540 Route 522 in Monmouth Junction. Admission is $6 at the door. Doors open at 7:30 pm. This performance is a BYOB event. For more information, call 732-329-4000, ext. 7635, or click here.