Studio Grand and Jordan Glenn present:
Spontaneous Sounds Small and Large
This evening features Ben Goldberg, Francis Wong, Chamberlain Zhang and Jordan Glenn (as a quartet), along with Jordan Glenn's BEAK featuring special guest Michael Coleman.
BEAK is a percussion-heavy ensemble that blurs the line between dynamic/energetic grooves and chaos. The power of this electric ensemble is wheeled by Jordan Glenn’s curious baton, moving in and out of composed and improvised material.
Karl Evangelista - guitar
Lisa Mezzacappa - bass
Robert Lopez - drums
Bob Woods-LaDue - percussion
Kevin Robinson - saxophone
Theo Padouvas - trumpet
Jordan Glenn - conductor/composer
with visiting old friend, Michael Coleman - keyboards
About Jordan Glenn
“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
DOORS 9:00 PM; SHOW 9:30 PM
$10-15 sliding scale.