Mostly Other People Do the Killing
Thu, Feb 22 at 7:30pm
Doors at 6:00pm
Tickets: $15 adv/dos
Mostly Other People Do the Killing formed in 2003 shortly after bassist/composer/bandleader Moppa Elliott moved to New York City from Ohio. The original quartet lineup of the band grew into a septet with the 2013 release of “Red Hot”, and the group has existed in several different configurations ever since. 2017 saw the release of both a second septet album “Loafer’s Hollow” as well as the first album by the piano trio version of the group, “Paint.” All of Elliott’s compositions are named after small towns in his native Pennsylvania and explore the intersection of the past 100 years of the jazz tradition and modern improvisation. MOPDTK performs the compositions of Moppa Elliott as well as jazz standards, pop tunes, classical pieces, and free improvisation. They have won both the El Intruoso poll in the “Best Band to see Live” category twice, and DownBeat Magazine’s Critics’ Poll in the “Rising Star Ensemble” category twice. Moppa Elliott appeared in the 2017 Critics’ Poll in three categories: Rising Star bassist, Rising Star composer, and Rising Star arranger.
Ron Stabinsky, piano
Moppa Elliott, bass
Kevin Shea, drums
Please note: Tickets do not guarantee seating during shows at the Royal Room. For sold out shows standing room may be the only available space. Please come early to ensure you get a table. Reservations can be made for those who are coming for dinner as well as the show. The Royal Room is All Ages until 10pm.