Kruger Brothers Concert – Sunday, Feb 24 at 4pm
Some call it Jazz. Some call it Classical. Some call it Bluegrass. Born and raised in Europe, brothers Jens and Uwe Kruger were performing regularly by the time they were 11 and 12 years old, and they began their professional career in 1979. Since a formal introduction to American audiences in 1997, their remarkable facility with their instruments and unique take on the American Songbook have made the Kruger Brothers a fixture within the world of acoustic music. Although initially staying fairly close to a traditional bluegrass repertoire, the group later turned to song writing and composition in order to draw more closely from their personal experiences. The result is a catalog of songs distinguished by rich detail and an insight into the delicacy and complexity of everyday life. The honesty of their writing has since become a hallmark of the trio’s work.
“Jens Kruger is a wonderful banjoist who is one of the most creative and giving and positiive musicians I’ve ever met. The Krugers put on a great show and you shouldn’t miss it.” Tony Trischka
“The Krugers are nothing short of magnificent.” Bluegrass Journal
“I used to think the banjo was somewhat limited to certain styles, until I heard Jens Kruger. Jens has played some of the most beautiful and expressive banjo I’ve ever heard.“ Ron Block of Alison Krauss and Union Station
“The Kruger Brothers are just about as fine a band as I’ve ever played with … I love to play music with them.” Doc Watson
“It’s a blast playing with them … not only are they all superior musicians, they are the nicest guys you’d ever want to meet.” Adam Steffey
“They are some awesome musicians.” Bobby Hicks
“Jens Kruger has established himself as one of the world’s most musically sophisticated and technically accomplished five-string banjo players.” Happy Traum
Tickets cost $18 in advance (additional fees apply) and are available exclusively at The Ticket Center on the Commons. You can reach Ticket Center Ithaca at 607-273-4497. Tickets can also be purchased online through www.IthacaEvents.com.