Russ Kaplan to Release Album, Play NYC With New Band
Russ Kaplan + 7 will celebrate the release of their debut album The Ulysses Cycle with a concert at The Living Room in New York City on April 9. The indie-jazz supergroup features Jonathan Powell (Blitz the Ambassador, Eddie Palmieri), Rohin Khemani (Red Baraat), Moppa Elliott (Mostly Other People Do the Killing), Mike McGinnis (Stu & the Negro Problem), Kyle Saulnier (The Awakening Orchestra), Tom Gavin (Moore & Sons), and Wayan Zoey (The Funk Ark). The show—which begins at 8pm—will feature highlights from the group’s 20-song album, which tells the story of Homer’s The Odyssey. There will also be appearance by classical violinist Judy Kang (Lady Gaga), beatboxer Chesney Snow and playwright/poet Lonnie Carter. The Ulysses Cycle will be released on April 16.