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Tom Griesser 3: Embracing Tradition and Sedition
June 1 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm| $20 - $25
Saxophonist Tom Griesser and his longtime collaborators, bassist Ollie Dudek and drummer Dan Foltz, present selections performed during their three-year stint at the Burritt Room in San Francisco, as well as new compositions to honor visionaries and rebels in a variety of endeavors. The trio draws from a wide range of influences, including 1930s Benny Goodman, 1940s Ellingtonia, the Sonny Rollins Trio recordings of the 1950s, hard bop classics, and avant-garde figures such as Odean Pope and Roswell Rudd.
Tom Griesser – tenor saxophone
Ollie Dudek – bass
Dan Foltz – drums
Saxophonist Tom Griesser has been performing on the San Francisco scene for 25 years, starting with the swing revival of the 1990s and branching out with a straight-ahead jazz quintet, the Section 8 Project. Since then, he has been a longtime member of both the Marcus Shelby Jazz Orchestra and Brass Monkey Brass Band, recording several albums with both ensembles. In addition to his own trio, Tom plays in B3B4, a jazz organ quartet, and frequently plays both tenor saxophone and clarinet with the Cottontails, as well as other early jazz and swing groups in the Bay Area.
Time: Doors 7:00PM / Show 7:30PM
Admission: $20-25 sliding scale
Tickets will not be sold in advance for this event – please arrive at the Red Poppy when doors open to purchase tickets. All ages are welcome.