Join us for the inaugural show of Studio Grand's monthly series Bay Area Bridges. Curated by RDL+, this monthly series builds bridges across the Bay between people, art, and music. We explore new regional voices and collaborate dynamic improvised and composed music at the highest level. Breaking the boundaries between jazz, funk, and classical, RDL+ and local artists will synthesize the vibrant new music our region has to offer.
Bay Area Bridges celebrates the Bay Area, with Oakland as its hub, and brings together the most interesting and ground-breaking voices that need to be heard and reckoned with. Shows will include music written and presented by RDL+ as well as other innovative artists, and will break new ground in modern music.
With their 2014 debut album, Más P’alla Va, RDL+ is building an original sound that embodies the members’ collective ideas, inspirations, and histories. RDL+ is Ruthie Dineen on keys, Doug Lee on bass, Steve Weems on drums, Luis Salcedo on guitar, plus(+) the Bay Area's best up-and-coming musicians. The group focuses on writing and playing original compositions, while taking both lyrical and open improvisations on the pieces. While maintaining an aesthetic stemming from traditional jazz, the group experiments with odd meters, timbre, form, and melodic ideas. Nonetheless, the exploratory nature of the group is always rooted in the essence of the composed or arranged pieces.
Doug Lee, bass
Ruthie Dineen, piano
Steve Weems, drums
Luis Salcedo, guitar
From the tropics of Colombia, vocalist, Susana Pineda, shares a contemporary duo with guitar maestro and Bay Area musician, Lu Salcedo, to create a culturally rich fabric of color and sound. As their music explores the frontiers of Folk, Latin groove, as well as all shapes of Jazz, their audience is invited to join for the adventure through the fusion.
DOORS AT 6:30PM, SHOW AT 7PM
$10-15 Sliding Scale
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