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Kevin Jandrist

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When: Mondays, Wednesdays-Saturdays. Continues through Nov. 17 2017
Price: $15-$50
brokennosecollective.org
Newish Broken Nose Collective (not to be confused with oldish Broken Nose Theatre) presents cofounder Kevin Jandrists’s inscrutable one-man-with-jazz-quintet cabaret piece as its inaugural stage offering. The inscrutability derives primarily from three sources: (1) a stream-of-consciousness structure built loosely around images of freedom, interpersonal connections, and magic; (2) Jandrists’s concerted avoidance of consonants when he sings, making the lyrics to the show’s dozen songs (which range from jazz standards to contemporary pop ballads) largely indecipherable if you don’t know them already; and (3) his decision to perform nearly the entire piece blindfolded. Jandrists has an effective, supple voice, and the Derrick Tate Connection’s accompaniment smokes. But without a clear trajectory through the material, Jandrists spends an hour stuck in his own trap. —Justin Hayford

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