A monthly series curated by RDL+, 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 include music written and presented by RDL+ as well as other innovative artists, and will break new ground in modern music.
RDL+ featuring a set of bassist/composer Doug Lee’s newest compositions – A suite entitled Mirrors. And a set featuring woodwinds (clarinet, flute, saxophones, and more) master Carolyn Walter (of the group Makeunder). Including compositions written with Carolyn in mind! And lots of Valentine's Day love.
Carolyn Walter is a freelance music educator and artist, specializing in woodwind performance - she holds a bachelor of music degree in clarinet performance from SFSU. She is an experienced musical theater orchestra musician, and has played clarinet, bass clarinet, all saxophones, flutes and bassoon for various theater companies all around the bay area. Carolyn has performed in venues as diverse as Yoshi's Oakland, SF Jazz, Center for New Music, the Freight and Salvage and the Great American Music Hall; she is a long-standing member of several projects including avant-garde soul/pop ensemble Makeunder, metal/chamber music ensemble miRthkon, and the Montclair Women's Big Band.
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
DOORS AT 6:30PM, SHOW AT 7PM
$10-15 Sliding Scale