Fouding members, John Kruth and Jeff Greene


A Tajik melody arranged with Bulgarian kaval, Afghani rubab, Moroccan drums, and a plucked mandocello
  • 1 Dancing Girls (of Tribecastan)
  • 2 Mopti
  • 3 Divebomber
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  • country:USA
  • region:New York City
  • style(s):Global Fusion, Jazz
  • label:Evergreene Music
  • type:Band
  • gender:male, female
  • instrumentation:instrumental
  • artist posted by:Evergreene Music

Line up

  • Boris Kinberg (Percussion)
  • Chris Morrow (Trombone)
  • Claire Daly (Baritone Sax)
  • Jeff Greene (Marimba, Jew’s Harp, Yayli Tambur)
  • John Kruth (Banjo, Mandolin, Flute, Mandocello )
  • John Turner  (Trumpet)
  • Kenny Margolis (Accordion, Organ)
  • Matt Darriau (Saxophone, Clarinet, Kaval, Gaida)
  • Ray Peterson (Bass)
  • Scott Metzger (Guitar)
  • Todd Isler (Drums)


Even though there's no easy way to describe the distinctive sound of TriBeCaStan, it hasn't prevented people from trying The Washington Post, for example, describes Tribecastan as sounding like "an international jazz and folk festival unto itself, fusing Balkan, Middle Eastern, Indian, Latin American, and African musical elements to bold and dazzling effect." TimeOut New York tries it this way: "Downtown-loft improv with the odd trace of Appalachian blues? Yep. Cinematic fusion jazz filtered through a North African lens? Ditto. Multiculti urban folk music steeped in Balkan, Cajun, klezmer, Gypsy and classical Indian flavors? Absolutely."

However you describe it, the final package is the result of an exuberant, and sometimes irreverent, collaborative effort of some of New York's finest world music and jazz veterans. TriBeCaStan's members have played with everyone from James Brown, Ornette Coleman, and Patti Smith, to the Meat Puppets, The Violent Femmes, and Taj Mahal, and it shows. Together, the band has found a way to combine an almost unprecedented diversity of styles into a singularly adventurous music that is legitimately global, virtuosic, and infectious.

TriBeCaStan latest album, New Deli, peaked at 3 on the CMJ World charts and all three of their albums have consistently garnered rave reviews from heavy hitters such The Washington Post, TimeOut New York, The Huffington Post, The Village Voice, and more. Recent performances include excellent turnouts at Joe's Pub and DROM in New York; an unofficial (but officially crowded) 2012 APAP Showcase in a private theater; a great slot at Brooklyn's GoldenFest, and a 2011 tour of Russia (incl. Siberia). Upcoming shows include Sullivan Hall (NYC), Mohonk Mountain House Festival (NY) in August, Twins Jazz in Washington D.C., and an East Coast tour in November.

So dig into the flesh-and-blood immediacy of worn wood, twisted metal, and buzzing reeds, and you'll be sure to get grooves that feed the hungry soul and get the room dancing