Jordan Glenn & Jason Hoopes have played at Studio Grand on numerous occasions and have been friends to and supporters of the space. They are pleased to bring you four consecutive nights of collaborative improvisations with a diverse set of musical friends.
Oboist Kyle Bruckmann tramples genre boundaries in widely ranging work as a composer/performer and new music specialist. His creative output – extending from a Western classical foundation into gray areas encompassing electro-acoustics, free jazz, post-punk rock, and the noise underground – can be heard on more than 60 recordings from labels including New World, Hat Art, Entr’acte, Not Two, Clean Feed, Another Timbre, 482Music and Sick Room. His ensemble affiliations include Splinter Reeds, sfSound, San Francisco Contemporary Music Players, Eco Ensemble, the Stockton Symphony, and Quinteto Latino. Since moving to the Bay Area in 2003, he has performed with the San Francisco Symphony and most of the area’s regional orchestras while remaining active within an international community of improvisers and sound artists. The most significant projects he has led or collaboratively founded include Degradient, EKG, Lozenge, and Wrack. He currently teaches at UC Santa Cruz and UC Davis.
Theresa Wong is a composer, cellist and vocalist. Bridging areas of music, dance, theater and visual art, her works includeThe Unlearning, 21 songs inspired by Goya's Disasters of War etchings (Tzadik 2011), O Sleep, an opera inspired by the conundrum of sleep and dream life and Venice Is A Fish, a collection of solo songs. She collaborates with many singular artists, including Ellen Fullman, Fred Frith, Luciano Chessa, Chris Brown, conceptual artist Jonathon Keats and filmmaker Daria Martin. Wong has performed internationally and throughout the US and is currently based in the San Francisco Bay Area.
“I was born and raised in the Pacific Northwest. My early years involved drawing cartoons and taking dance classes from my aunt. At the age of 12 music and movies took over. I studied classical percussion, jazz and made short movies with my friends during high school. During college I played a lot of dinner-jazz gigs and recorded/toured in various rock bands.
In 2006 I relocated to the Bay Area and since then have been lucky enough to cross paths with Fred Frith, William Winant, Zeena Parkins, Roscoe Mitchell, Anantha Krishnan, Ben Goldberg, John Schott, Cory Wright, Aram Shelton, Steini Gunnarsson, Dominique Leone, Darren Johnston, Graham Connah, and the bands Jack O’ the Clock, Host Family, Efft, 20 Minute Loop, The Monolith, Beep!, tUnE-yArDs, Science Fiction, Evon, Arts & Sciences, and the Oakland Active Orchestra.”
Current projects include the longstanding group Wiener Kids and the large ensemble Beak, among others.
"...Glenn's work stands out, with the grace of an acrobat and the control of a serial killer..." -- Nazim Comunale
Jason Hoopes is a bassist and educator.
His work as bassist includes numerous Bay Area groups including but not limited to...
Jack O' The Clock
Scott Amendola / Karl Alfonso Defensor Evangelista
Eat The Sun
The Atomic Bomb Audition
Glenn & Hoopes also play in the Fred Frith Trio, which toured Europe in 2015 and recorded the CD Another Day in F**king Paradise for Intakt Records in 2016.
“When I proposed this trio I had nothing in mind beyond getting together with a couple of formidable musicians who I love and respect and seeing what would happen… Jason’s stunning ability to wring everything there is to be wrung out of an electric bass was as liberating as Jordan’s playful, irreverent, and absolute authority.” – Fred Frith.
DOORS 9:00 PM; SHOW 9:30 PM
$10-15 sliding scale.