Please join us for a performance by the electrifying trio Bandit65, featuring the otherworldly guitar tandem of Kurt Rosenwinkel and Tim Motzer, rounded out by drummer Gintas Janusonis on January 6th, 2020 at the Ruba Club/Philly.


Bandit65 is a mesmerizing post-jazz sonic trio of breathtaking virtuosity, great power, boundless breadth, and astounding beauty. The trio explores the intersection of guitars, rhythms, electronics, soundscapes, experimentalism, psych-rock, free improvisation, and telepathic interplay. On a wide-open canvas, Bandit65 searches and pushes the envelope live and discovers captivating, mind-blowing multidimensional landscapes of sound in their improvisations.

Beside being two of the most inventive and adventurous guitar wizards in modern music, Rosenwinkel and Motzer both boast deep Philadelphia roots: Rosenwinkel is a native who was a member of the miraculous CAPA class that also included Christian McBride, Joey DeFrancesco, and members of The Roots; and Motzer has long called the city home, using it as a base for his expansive sonic explorations and all-encompassing collaborations.

“The closely worked textures and supple rhythms that infused this intriguing gig were conjured on the fly from two guitars, a drum kit and a battery of pedals and effects,” The London Financial Times wrote about a 2018 gig. “Each piece opened with a wash of electronica and evolved into a body-shaking groove, cued by a just-invented riff or a repeated beat. But though even the core of this multi-layered gig was left to chance, it had the clean lines and sense of order of pre-composed music.”

Rosenwinkel needs no introduction in jazz circles: one of the most influential musicians of his generation, he is a defining master, trailblazer, and preeminent international jazz guitarist-composer with a career spanning almost 25 years. With over 70 albums of credits, Motzer continues to traverse manifold territories in music and has developed a distinct textural guitar voice utilizing looping, bowing, electronics, and prepared techniques. Janusonis is a NYC-based, Grammy-nominated, internationally acclaimed drummer, composer, and producer who, over a 20+-year career, has worked with a diverse range of world-class artists, groups, and producers, including Angelique Kidjo, Branford Marsalis, Lee Scratch Perry, RZA, Wu-Tang Clan, Bill Laswell, David Murray, Bilal, and many more.


$20 General Admission

Ruba Club
416 Green Street
Philadelphia, PA

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