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Based in East Lansing, Michigan,
Moyindau is a quartet (saxophone, piano, cello, and drums) that unites jazz, contemporary classical music, and folk. Made up of Alex Kreger, Kevin Bene, Susanna Mendlow, and Ran Ptasnik, Moyindau shapes classical sounds into grooves that remain recognizable yet completely distinctive. The absence of a bassist provides the group with the opportunity to venture away from the traditional roles of a rhythm section, allowing each instrument to serve multiple functions, creating constantly shifting sonic textures. Moyindau performs at 7 p.m. on Sunday,
Jan. 2, at Little Wing at The Candyman (851 St. Michael’s Drive, 699-5470). Entrance is $5 to $10.
If all you want to do is dance before the
year ends, Corazón (401 S. Guadalupe St., 983-4559) has you covered. Team Everything is throwing “ the Last
Dance Party of 2010” on New
Year’s Eve — that’s Friday, Dec. 31 — starting at 9 p.m. A three-part DJ-blasting showcase is sure to have people moving all night. The evening begins with Sattva and continues with David Last (left), a DJ and music producer from Brooklyn who is known for dancefloor music blending funk and everything under the sky into an irresistible party. The midnight hour will be soundtracked by
Numbtron, a local team ready to bring in the New Year loudly. Tickets, $10, are available at www.corazonsantafe.com. If you see fireworks on New Year’s Eve, you may be mesmerized. If you see accordionist Ron “Dadou” Romanovsky and his band,
Welcome to Bohemia, perform any other day of the year, you’ll be klezmerized. Offering classical and traditional European music along with Romanovsky’s original compositions, Welcome to Bohemia blends foot-stompin’ tunes with a sense of humor. Brace yourselves for those credit card bills to start rolling in with a little musical levity and catch the ensemble for a post-New Year’s concert from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 2, at Louie’s Corner
Café (229 Galisteo St., 820-2253). There is no cover, but tips and the wearing of berets are appreciated. Just over two years ago, the
First Presbyterian Church (208 Grant St.) installed a three-manual, 41-rank, mechanical-action organ built by the C.B. Fisk company of Gloucester, Massachusetts. This fine instrument can be heard every Friday in a free, half-hour recital beginning at
5:30 p.m. On Friday, Dec. 31, Linda Raney, the church’s music director and organist, rings out the old and rings in the new by playing organ music inspired by bells, including Louis Vierne’s much-loved
Carillon de Westminster. Donations are welcome. For information on this concert or the TGIF series in general, call 982-8544, Ext. 16.