LIVE: Jean Rohe & the End of the World Show @ Caffe Lena, 5/10/15

May 27th, 2015, 1:00 pm by Greg


Review and photographs by Andrzej Pilarczyk

Jean Rohe (guitar, vocals); James Shipp (vibes, percussion); Liam Robinson (accordion, keyboards); Matt Aaronoff (bass); Jordan Peterson (drums)

Sarah Craig has been hitting them out of the park lately, both musically and with attendance records at Caffe Lena. The Mothers Day concert by Jean Rohe & the End of the World Show was more of a musical triumph then one of breaking attendance records, but this is an artist that Craig, the Caffe’s executive director, intends to bring back to the Caffe time and again in the future to build up a regional following for them.

That’s a smart move because the band – made up of Berklee School of Music and Purchase School of Music grads – is one of the finest ever to play the Caffe. Their ability to traverse the most subtle note to the hardest, is uncanny. The five-piece outfit shot out one song after another from Rohe’s newest, self-titled album with the most exquisite interwoven rhythms from India, the Middle East, Europe and, of course, the American roots-music pantheon, with Rohe’s lovely voice sailing in and around every note.

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Five Firsts: Jean Rohe of the Jean Rohe Trio

July 8th, 2011, 10:29 am by Greg
The Jean Rohe Trio

The Jean Rohe Trio

NAME: Jean Rohe
INSTRUMENT: voice, mandolin, percussion

1. THE FIRST ALBUM I EVER BOUGHT WAS … probably the cassette single of “Waterfalls” by TLC when I was in fourth grade.

2. THE FIRST CONCERT THAT I EVER SAW WAS … at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival with my aunt, a radio DJ, but I was too young to remember a thing.

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