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Dingonek Street Band – February 9, 2024

Dingonek Street Band is a Brooklyn-based brass band dedicated to human culture and sonic adventure. Built on the celebratory energy and raw spontaneity of the second-line brass band tradition, Dingonek has created a funky, high-energy party music all its own by absorbing and reworking elements of Afrobeat, Ethno-jazz, punk rock, free jazz, and Balkan brass music.

Cooperstown Concert Series presents


7:00pm at the Otesaga Resort Hotel, 60 Lake Street, Cooperstown, NY  
Friday, Febuary 9, 2024



The band began in Boston in 2013 as trumpeter Bobby Spellman’s Underground Society Band. A Monday night residency at the legendary Middle East Nightclub allowed the gang of musical miscreants to work out new material and hone the unique sound of the group. Over time, the brass-based jazz band began incorporating more sounds from around the world, and they gravitated towards the funkier side of their unconventional repertoire. Today the band is based in Brooklyn, NY, and the unit has expanded, but their philosophy remains the same.

Primal Economics is Dingonek’s dynamic debut album featuring eight original compositions penned by Spellman and honed by the band during club residencies in Boston, MA and Brooklyn, NY. Each track is a wild blending of worlds, mixing African rhythms with jazz improvisation, Romani scales with second-line grooves, brass and reeds with drums, gongs, bells, and broken glass. The fast-paced instrumental adventure finds the band taking creative risks without losing hold of the earthy grooves that form the foundation for party music the world over.

Dingonek Street Band is a vehicle for new musical exploration and unbridled improvisation inspired by the human condition the world over and strives to find new paths to the roots of human jubilation.

The Band:

Bobby Spellman: trumpet and slide trumpet
Emily Pecoraro: soprano saxophone|
Greg Blair: tenor saxophone
Tyler Burchfield: baritone saxophone
Josiah Reibstein: tuba
Marco Frey: drums

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BUY TICKETS – Adult $20
Student (with College ID) $10
Youth $10
(ages 6 to 18)

Children ages 5 and under are free.

Tickets are available online and may be available at the door the evening of the show.


2023-24 Season Programs are made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature, and by the Scriven Foundation.

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