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KR Collective

Friday, September 6


On the first Friday of every month, experience an evening of exceptional music, delicious food, and fine wine in our intimate and relaxed setting.

Featuring acclaimed guitarist Randy Roos and multi-instrumentalist Dave Kobrenski (Fula flute, djembe, ngoni).

Ticket Price: Compensation to the artists is entirely on a donation basis, allowing you to assign a value that resonates with you. Your generous contributions directly support the performers, ensuring they receive 100% of the proceeds. While attending the show, you’ll have further opportunities to contribute if you wish.

Visit this link for our live broadcast from our July Show.

Your support is greatly appreciated.

Description: Every first Friday of the month, acclaimed guitarist Randy Roos and multi-instrumentalist Dave Kobrenski (Fula flute, djembe, ngoni) collaborate with a rotating cast of outstanding musicians to bring you a live musical experience like no other. This month, the KR Collective also features Mike Rossi (bass), Steve Hunt (piano) and Tim Gilmore (drums).

Together, the KR Collective delivers dynamic performances that draw from their diverse musical backgrounds, which range from jazz, world, classical and beyond. Their music often has minimal predetermined structure, allowing for a type of creative spontaneity and freedom that goes beyond even “free jazz.”

Over the years, these musicians have played in a wide variety of projects (often together), including Club d’Elf, Urethane, Donkilo Afro Funk, Hall of Mirrors, 7oddSeven, and many more. While they often draw song material from these sources, they have also developed a form of “musical telepathy” that permits them to transcend musical boundaries and bring the music to places that surprise even themselves—and that always delight the audience.

About the band / bios:

Randy Roos is an award-winning artist, composer, performer, and sound engineer. He has led and/or performed with such groups as Urethane, Orchestra Luna, Club d’Elf, Donkilo Afro Funk Orchestra, and many others. He has been featured in Guitar Player and Electronic Musician magazines, was awarded a Latin Grammy, nominated for an Emmy, and composed for the PBS series Scientific American Frontiers and Nova. He is the owner of Squam Sound Recording and Production and currently serves on the guitar faculty at Berklee College of Music.

Dave Kobrenski is a multi-instrumentalist, performer, artist, and author of three books on West African music and culture. For two decades, Dave traveled almost yearly to West Africa to study with master musicians, including world-famous djembéföla Famoudou Konaté. For more than a decade, Dave apprenticed in West Africa as a flute player and maker with Lanciné Conde, a master of the Malinké flute. A dynamic performer, Dave plays the Fula flute, kamale ngoni and djembé with his main project, Afroflute. He also performs throughout the Northeast with various other projects, including Sayon Camara and Landaya, pianist Jed Wilson, jazz guitar virtuoso Randy Roos, and Donkilo Afro Jazz. He makes occasional appearances with Barika from Burlington, VT.

A Listening Room Experience

Hermit Woods is excited to bring talented artists from New England and beyond to perform for you. Each performance will provide you with an intimate, up-close, and personal experience with the performing artists. We ask our audience please refrain from talking during the featured show. Your silence will allow the artists and the audience to immerse themselves in the experience, which is not otherwise possible in larger, noisier environments.

Doors open at 5:30 pm for a complimentary wine tasting. The Loft Doors open at 6:00. We encourage you to arrive early for our wine tasting and enjoy food and wine before the show. Dinner service ends at 7:00 pm, drinks and dessert served during the show. When the featured artists takes the stage we will ask that the audience remain quiet during the performance. After the show, we invite you to interact with the artists and purchase any music or merchandise offerings if available.