Nightdancers to Perform at Storied New York City Venue

Contemporary Native American flute music duo NightDancers performs at storied New York City venue Kenny's Castaways on Thursday, December 6th, at 7:00pm. Billed as the Official New York City CD Record Release Party, NightDancers' set will include songs from their debut CD entitled, MONTANA CROSSINGS.

MONTANA CROSSINGS - the debut studio recording from New York City based composer/flautists Gera Clark and John Sarantos is a well-crafted, melodic gem of an album featuring themes of exploration, transformation, interconnection and grace. Recorded at the world-famous AVATAR Studios in NYC by Jim Anderson, with mastering by Fred Kervorkian, CLARK and SARANTOS assembled a team which successfully captured the essence of NightDancers' vision. MONTANA CROSSINGS contains 15 instrumental tracks featuring twenty-five flutes representing eleven flute makers from coast-to-coast. No overdubbing or sound samplers were used on the recording. Montana Crossings/GENRE: Native - New Age – World; FORMAT: Instrumental - Public Radio - Variety – World; MUSIC STYLE: Contemporary Native American Flute; STREET DATE: May 29, 2007.

New York City based composer/flautists Gera Clark and John Sarantos, known collectively as NightDancers, enjoy sharing instrumental flute music with a unique style that takes listeners on a musical journey... painting sound pictures with original contemporary Native American flute songs - successfully capturing the soothing, mystical and healing qualities which are the heart and soul of Native American flute music. Clark and Sarantos met while attending a Renaissance of the Native American Flute (RNAF) workshop in 2005, which eventually led to jamming together via speakerphones 1,000 miles apart.

NightDancers was formed in 2006. Both Clark and Sarantos also have an extensive background in the business of entertainment. Ms. Clark managed Condon's, The Lido Cafe and MC'd and operated benefit shows from Tramps in New York City. She has been teaching flute in the tradition of her Native American flute mentors, Franc Menusan, John Rainer Jr. and R. Carlos Nakai. Mr. Sarantos has acted in over 35 commercials, 5 feature films and created, produced and starred in 26 episodes of Mr. Moon's Magic Circus for CBS-TV. He has facilitated contemporary Native American flute workshops from coast to coast for over 13 years. For 10 summers he has worked with Ken Light and R. Carlos Nakai at the Renaissance of the Native American Flute workshop in Montana and has also written six songbooks for the native flute.



By: Eric de Fontenay
























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