Balkan Rhythm Band Hiawatha Music Festival Performance

Abstract/Description: A mid-'80s Chicago-based band that made one album for Flying Fish in 1984 titled "The Jazziest Balkan Dance Band Around." They mixed traditional jazz instrumentation with harmonica, mandolin, and non-traditional instruments like the darabuka, kaval, and roto-toms. They played both Balkan material and jazz standards like "A Night in Tunisia." The band consisted of Terran Doehrer, Jim Beck, John Carpender, and Donald J. Jacobs.
Subject(s): Folk music
Folk music festivals
Marquette (Mich.)
Date Created: 1987-07-19