Kevin Kirk & Onomatopoeia will perform a special album release party preview in-store at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 2, at The Record Exchange (1105 W. Idaho St., Downtown Boise). The band is holding a release party on Friday, June 5, at the Sapphire Room (inside Riverside Hotel), 2900 E. Chinden Blvd., Boise. As always, this Record Exchange in-store event is free and all ages!
Kevin Kirk & Onomatopoeia’s new album What is the Nature of Your Emergency? will be available for purchase at the in-store!
ABOUT KEVIN KIRK & ONOMATOPOEIA
Kevin Kirk & Onomatopoeia is a daring ensemble that explores the musical frontiers where jazz, classical, rock, bluegrass, Celtic and Brazilian sounds converge. Led by Kevin Kirk on keyboards, with Tom Tompkins on strings and flute, Mike Seifrit on 5- and 6-string basses, Jon Hyneman on drums, Greg Perkins on saxophones, Pat Hyneman on percussion and Jeffrey Barker on flute, these seven accomplished artists perform original songs that are exuberant, high energy, direct and hope-filled for an ever anxious and chaotic world.
What Is the Nature of Your Emergency? is the band’s fifth album. The first four have been greeted with critical acclaim. Some Assembly Required made the final 50 for a Grammy Award! Idaho Public Television’s multi-award-winning, high definition broadcast of the band’s concert at the Egyptian Theatre is still broadcast both nationally and internationally. The program was given the top 2009 NETA award (the highest Public Television award for broadcast of a performance). It also garnered the 1st place Platinum Award at World Fest out of 4,500 entries at its International Film Festival. The 30th annual Telly Awards gave the broadcast its Bronze Award out of 13,000 entries!
One of Onomatopoeia’s songs was voted in the top two songs of the year by the picky listeners of National Public Radio’s “All Songs Considered.” The band’s song “Salsa To The Wallsa a la Telemann” was chosen by New York City Center to support their largest annual production, “Fall For Dance!” The song was played for 8 million viewers in New York City on a daily basis as part of the promotion of NYC’s most beloved, best attended annual production.
When not performing at jazz festivals, Kevin Kirk & Onomatopoeia especially love sharing their music with fellow Idahoans. They are also dedicated to perform with them, especially young musicians. Their most recent concerts have included some of Idaho’s brightest young string players: The Centennial High School Chamber Orchestra, The Treasure Valley Youth Symphony/Boise Junior Philharmonic and The Collegiate All Star Orchestra. For the past two years the band has collaborated with the string section of the Meridian Symphony.