West Philadelphia Orchestra & Inspector Gadje featuring Ismail Lumanovsky
With up to 14 musicians (12 horns and 2 percussionists) including featured performer Ismail Lumanovsky, the world-renowned Macedonian clarinetist who has played with everyone from Pierre Boulez to New York Gypsy All-Stars, Bay Area-San Francisco-based Inspector Gadje brings a big sound to the beautiful and bumpin’ brass band music of the Balkans of south-eastern Europe. Hearing Inspector Gadje is love at first listen. The driving, tight groove of low brass and drums with soaring melodies from trumpets, saxophones, and clarinet incite joy and dance from the very first downbeat. Inspector Gadje ignites the dance floor and makes the party wherever they play, be it clubs (including notable venues such as the MGM Arena, Fox Theater, Palace Of Fine Arts, The Independent, Ashkenaz, Café du Nord, The New Parish, Rickshaw Stop, and Yoshi’s to name a few) weddings, parties, and street festivals.