CROSS-POLLINATION CXXVIII - TUES FEB 6TH - 7:30-10 PM
MIKE BLOCK
IVAN SANDOMIRE

Mike Block is currently performing his own music for cello and voice at clubs around NYC, with frequent guests that are slowly coalescing into a sweet band! Mike is also a regular performer with Yo-Yo Ma as second cellist in his Silk Road Ensemble, with which he has performed in Carnegie Hall, Japan, Tanglewood, San Diego, Chicago, and the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles. Mike also performs regularly with Grammy Award-winning fiddler and composer Mark O'Connor as the cellist in his Appalachia Waltz Trio. Mike also performs regularly with the Knights Chamber Ensemble and the Lyric Chamber Music Society of New York. In December of 2005, Mike released his debut album of all original material, The Agony of Modern Music, which you should buy for $10. He has also recorded on albums for Lenny Kravitz, Joe Zawinul and the Absolute Ensemble, The Working Title, Jaymay, and has performed on CBS and VH1 with Teddy Geiger, as well as NPR's St. Paul Sunday Morning with the Appalachia Waltz Trio. A graduate of the Juilliard School and the Cleveland Institute of Music, Mike's former cello teachers include Richard Aaron, Joel Krosnick, and Darrett Adkins. Mike also trained with Pamela Devenport to become a Suzuki teacher. In the summers, Mike regularly teaches and performs at Mark O'Connor's String Conference in San Diego and the Kansas City Cello Clinic.

In his own words Ivan Sandomire is "biodegradable, sanitized, and home cooked for your scuba diving pleasure".

In our words he is an excellent songwriter with melancholy to spare. Introspective, melodic seductions and lyrical spiderwebs will captivate you and make you want to take him home with you.

LISTEN TO MIKE BLOCK LISTEN TO IVAN SANDOMIRE
CROSS-POLLINATION CXXVIII ::: Tuesday, FEB 6TH
7:30 - Doors Open
8:00 - MIKE BLOCK | myspace.com/blockcello
8:45 - IVAN SANDOMIRE | myspace.com/ivansandomire
9:30 - Cross-Pollination set ft MIKE BLOCK & IVAN SANDOMIRE!!
10:00 - Guitar Hero