Renzi/Johnston/Shulman/Vogler: “Bye Bye Bartok” – Reimagining Great Symphonic & Chamber Themes

Renzi/Johnston/Shulman/Vogler: “Bye Bye Bartok” – Reimagining Great Symphonic & Chamber Themes
Saturday, January 13 @ 7:30PM
What if Béla Bartók wrote “Bye Bye Blackbird”? What if Charlie Parker wrote a prelude in E, or Sun Ra, a symphony in C? We may never know, but four Bay Area voices come together to groove, swing, and do their thing over themes by Bach, Bartok, Satie, Tchaikovsky, and others, followed by a set of their own compositions. Chamber jazz from the heart, this evening marks the inaugural performance of the new quartet.   FEATURING: Darren Johnston - trumpet Matt Renzi - woodwinds Adam Shulman ...
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Matt Renzi’s Arm Sized Legging: Cinematic Chamber Jazz

Matt Renzi’s Arm Sized Legging
Thurs, Nov 17 @ 7:30PM
Arm Sized Legging gets its signature sound both from its unusual instrumentation–woodwinds (saxophone/oboe/clarinet), cello, bass and drums–and an all-original repertoire. Using both free-form improvisation and traditional song forms as the basis of collective soloing, composer/bandleader Renzi’s music explores textures, colors, and sonorities while adding a contemporary classical touch to the mix with cello. Featuring: Matt Renzi - saxophone, oboe, clarinet John Wiitala - bass Hamir Atwal...
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