Club d’Elf ~The Moroccan dosed Psychedelic Dub Jazz Collective ~ this is the first of two shows tonight

February 7, 2020 @ 8:30 pm
Club d'Elf ~The Moroccan dosed Psychedelic Dub Jazz Collective ~ this is the first of two shows tonight

Moroccan dosed Psychedelic Dub Jazz Collective – Doors at 8pm.

$15 adv & $18 at the door

Special Seating: $50 reserves one of seven tables surrounding the performance area for you and 1 guest (free but must be 21+)

Club d’Elf  has been helping audiences lose track of time since its
first show twenty one years ago at Boston’s Lizard Lounge, and since
then has taken its bold synthesis of Moroccan traditional music and
electronic, dubbed-out funk to audiences as far away as Japan and
South America. Circling about bassist/composer Mike Rivard and drummer
Dean Johnston, each Club d’Elf performance features a different
line-up, drawn from a constellation of some of the most creative
improvisers from the jazz, DJ, rock & world music scenes of Boston and
NYC. The band’s music has been called “the music of dreams” by the
Boston Globe, and draws from a startlingly wide spectrum of styles,
including jazz, Moroccan Gnawa, hip hop, psychedelia, electronica,
avant garde and dub.

Club d’Elf has been featured on PRI’s The World, Voice Of America, and
Afropop Worldwide, with Time Out New York describing the music as The
roaring avant-funk of electric-era Miles (and) the legato drift of the
Grateful Dead-heady music that doesn’t neglect the tail. The Boston
Herald proclaimed “Crushed between the borders of Morocco, jam band
land and the kingdom of avant-garde jazz lies Club d’Elf ~ James

Derived from ancient sources, trance forms the central core of the
Club d’Elf aesthetic, unifying the various genres the band has
absorbed. Guitars, turntables, Fender Rhodes, laptops, horns, tablas
and all manner of exotic instruments flow in and out of the mix, along
with Rivard’s commanding playing of the Moroccan sintir, a
camel-skin-covered bass lute. A mind-boggling array of special guests
have been featured with D’Elf, including John Medeski, Mark Sandman
(Morphine), Hassan Hakmoun, Marc Ribot, Reeves Gabrels (Bowie/The
Cure), Adam Deitch, DJ Logic, Ryan Montbleau, Marco Benevento and

“Most of this stuff is just flat-out crazy but in the best possible
musical way, as if the Sun Ra Arkestra happened to pick up the Wild
Tchoupitoulas on Bourbon Street and then set their controls for the
heart of the sun.” – Chris Slawecki, AllAboutJazz

“One of the most inventive and ever-changing bands in all of new jazz”
– Russ Davis, Jazz America