Caminhos Cruzados is a musical collective that brings together Dan Balmer’s electric guitar with flamenco guitarist Nat Hulskamp and master Ghanaian drummer/percussionist Israel Annoh. Hulskamp also co-leads and plays oud with the band Seffarine, and Annoh has been an in-demand drummer in Portland for years, playing with Michael Allen Harrison and Thara Memory among others. While each member brings a host of experiences and interests to the table, the sound they’ve developed has mainly coalesced around Brazilian music.
In Tree Palmedo's write-up on jazzoregon.org, Hulskamp says, “Between a flamenco guitarist, a jazz guitarist, and a West African drummer, it kind of makes sense, with the techniques that we use on nylon string guitar, Dan’s improvisations and really expressive melodies, and Israel’s deep polyrhythms. We all like each other a lot, and respect what’s different about each other’s approach to this music.”
Requested Donation at the Door
$20 Adults, $5 Students (Nobody will be turned away for lack of funds. All donations go directly to the musicians.)
Please bring something to share and warm socks to wear.
This is a potluck jazz party event. Please bring something small to share with others (snacks, nuts, wine, etc.).
Please bring warm socks or house shoes. This is a shoes-off household.
The doors open at 6:30pm! Get here early for a good seat!
In order to protect the health of the Loosewig community, we require a COVID vaccination to attend this event. Please bring proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test from the previous 48 hours. Please plan on wearing a mask unless you're sipping a drink or eating.