The Bird and the Bee, made up of Greg Kurstin and Inara George, is an electronic jazz duo – But they happen to love Van Halen. So what happens when they re-imagine one of the greatest guitar rock bands of all time, without using guitars? Interpreting the Masters, Volume 2: A Tribute to Van Halen is a very different, but familiar, take on the hard rock icons. And it follows The Bird and the Bee’s first volume, covering Hall & Oates. We’ll hear how the Van Halen material presented different challenges, as well as opportunities, like taking the solos into the jazz piano world. Plus, The Bird and the Bee perform live. On the next World Cafe.
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(Photo: The Bird And The Bee - Courtesy of the artist)