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Dave Bixler Auction Project

Fusing Celtic, jazz and Afro-Latin influences, super group The Auction Project—led

by alto saxophonist, flutist, and composer David Bixler, and featuring Grammy

Award-winning pianist and composer Arturo O’Farrill—create a surprising, richly

textured and thoroughly enjoyable sound. The Auction Project explores how a

traditional fiddle phrase fits atop a breezy, post-bop groove as this sextet makes

history and stakes out uncommon musical territory. In their review of the band’s

last album, Slink, WBGO writes, the album “stakes out uncommon musical

territory, a place where Celtic reels merge with gospel and funk, as if it were the

most natural thing on earth.” In addition to O’Farrill and Bixler, The Auction

Project features Grammy Award-winning percussionist Vince Cherico, Grammy-

nominated accordionist Victor Prieto, violinist/fiddler Heather Bixler and bassist

Carlo De Rosa.

Later Event: January 14
Hendershot's Open Mic Night aka HOMN