Custer/James/Amendola/Glasgow: Film Scores Without Films

Custer/James/Amendola/Glasgow: Film Scores Without Films
Saturday, September 30 @ 7:30PM
Joined by New York vocalist Diana Mangano, four Bay Area musical treasures convene for one night to present the music of Beth Custer and David James, and to explore spontaneous improvisations. Custer's growling bass clarinet meets James's versatile guitar, on a bed of grooves by Amendola and Glasgow. Featuring: Beth Custer - clarinets David James - guitar Scott Amendola - drums Jordan Glasgow - keyboards Diana Mangano - vocals Beth Custer is an Emmy Award-winning composer, performer, ...
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The Supplicants: Powerful Collective Musical Improvisation

The Supplicants: Powerful Collective Musical Improvisation
Sun, Feb 19 @ 7:00PM
Two of the Bay Area’s most respected saxophonists, David Boyce and Richard Howell, join drummer Sameer Gupta and bassist David Ewell for this evening-length exploration into musical improvisation. Their music reflects the continuum of jazz from a global orientation, embracing the tones and textures of Africa, India, the Caribbean, and Eastern Europe. Featuring: David Boyce - saxophone Richard Howell - saxophone David Ewell - bass Sameer Gupta - drumset Learn more: CD Baby   EV...
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SOLO: Her – Three Women Playing Unaccompanied: West Coast Edition

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From group improvisations to contemporary arrangements of standards, SOLO: Her is an intimate evening of music celebrating the individual voice of three women. Marika Hughes, Fay Victor and Mazz Swift bring together their varying musical styles and influences that extend across jazz, soul, folk, rock, and beyond. Featuring: Marika Hughes - vocals, cello Fay Victor - vocals Mazz Swift - vocals, violin Based in New York, Marika Hughes is a cellist, singer, actress, storyteller, and occasi...
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Love is Alive: A Canto in Four Parts ft. Arisa White, Tammy L. Hall, & Amber McZeal – Curated by Derek Lassiter

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In these times of increasing and consistent violence against black and brown bodies, against women, against those who do not abide by the norms set out by our dominant culture, Love is Alive calls our attention to the healing we are capable of enacting through love. Curated by Derek Lassiter, the evening features a word score with improvisational music by Arisa White, Tammy L. Hall and Amber McZeal. Arisa White is a Cave Canem fellow, an MFA graduate from the University of Massachusetts, Amhe...
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ACKAMOOR/MOLINA DUET: A Ritualistic Musical Journey Improvised With Traditional & Invented Instruments

ACKAMOOR:MOLINA DUET
Using a multitude of traditional acoustic and invented instruments, ACKAMOOR/MOLINA DUET creates a ritualistic, improvised musical journey that takes the listeners through various sonic territories, including ambient, experimental, jazz, American folk, and more. Using modern technology, Molina creates sparse and dense layers, which can range from hauntingly beautiful and meditative to dark and unnerving soundscapes. Idris uses his collection of alto and tenor saxophones, keyboards, and inve...
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Musette Explosion: French Musette via Brooklyn, Reimagined by Three Polyglot Virtuoso Improvisers

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Prizing improvisation and emotionally honest performances, Musette Explosion takes upbeat, French accordion music to new heights. Musette Explosion is comprised of virtuoso musicians, each with a distinctive voice on his instrument, that explore and expand on the challenging French musette repertoire. The trio brings new life to this multicultural, accordion-driven dancehall music through their highly improvisational communication style and original compositions. Their debut album, Introducing M...
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