Jambase Article: Live at Club Helsinki Featuring John Medeski November 28, 2016, by Scott Bernstein
Moroccan-drenched dub-jazz ensemble Club d’Elf have announced the upcoming release of a new live album. The band will issue Live At Club Helsinki featuring special guest John Medeski on January 10 and will celebrate with a series of album release parties.
Club d’Elf have a number of December and January shows scheduled including a handful of CD release parties featuring special guests. On December 9 the group will play The Lizard Lounge in Cambridge. Then, on December 11, Club d’Elf will take part in the second annual Jeff Berlin Fundraiser benefiting ourspacerocks.org at The Burren in Somerville, Massachusetts. The Our Space mission is to embrace children, teens and their families, who are facing cancer and other serious related chronic illnesses. Vapors Of Morphine will headline the benefit. Club d’Elf will return to The Lizard Lounge on December 23.
The group will first celebrate the release of Live At Club Helsinki at the Columbus Theater in Providence on January 13 with special guest John Medeski. John Medeski will also augment the group at Club Helsinki in Hudson, New York on January 14. Club d’Elf also have CD release parties scheduled for Brooklyn’s Roulette on January 20 featuring guestsHassan Hakmoun (sintir, vocals) and Matt Maneri (viola) as well as at Boston’s Red Room at Cafe 939 on January 27 featuring slide guitarist David Tronzo.