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Liverpool artist Tamaralee Shutt to play Caf (c) 407

Kanjira to jam with Shutt Friday May 21

Central New York's most unusual musical trio, Kanjira, makes its Liverpool debut at 8 p.m. Friday, May 21, at Caf (c) at 407 at Ophelia's Place, 407 Tulip St., in the village.

Kanjira (pronounced Kahn-JEER-ah) features the soothing and contemplative music of percussionist Karl Sperber, guitarist Carl Lovell and Liverpool's own Tamaralee Shutt, who not only vocalizes but also blows a trumpet.

The threesome performs music ranging from the playful to the passionate by composers such as Paul Simon, Sting, Miles Davis and Pat Metheny.

Kanjira's music draws on both jazz and world beat influences utilizing an array of instruments including acoustic and electric guitars, flutes, saxophones, trumpet, percussion and, of course, human voices.

Some of the songs they're perform are "Fly Me to the Moon," "Little Sunflower" and "Heavy Clouds."

Admission is free at Caf (c) at 407. For info, dial 451-5544, or visit opheliasplace.org.

For trio info, log onto kanjira.net/.

And if you like what you hear Friday, you can catch Kanjira for free again when Liverpool Is The Place hosts the combo at Johnson Park, at 7 p.m., Wednesday, June 30; 457-3895.

Kanjira will also play at 8 p.m. Friday, June 4, for diners at Sparky Town, 324 Burnet Ave., on Syracuse's North Side; 422-8401.

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