A monthly series curated by RDL+, Bay Area Bridges celebrates the Bay Area music scene, with Oakland as its hub. This month, Avelina Brown-Nuñez will team up with RDL+ to present an evening of funk, blues, and jazz. Avelina is a force: songstress, bassist, vocalist, composer; a Bay Area gem. For this occasion, RDL+ and Avelina will present new compositions and trombonist Patrick Malabuyo will be joining us as a special guest.



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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, 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.

Ruthie Dineen, piano
Doug Lee, bass
Luis Salcedo, guitar

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