Oakland Freedom Jazz Society Presents:

Never Weather

 Dillon Vado

Dillon Vado

Never Weather is a quintet led by percussionist and composer, Dillon Vado. Dillon’s original compositions explore many genres, grooves and textures to make exciting arrangements that allow for genuine improvisations each performance. Never Weather has 5 distinct personalities within the band and strives to make music that showcases each voice of the group, while exploring complex emotional themes.

Dillon Vado: drums
Tyler Harlow: bass
Justin Rock: guitar
Josh Reed: trumpet
Aaron Wolf: sax

Ross Hammond/Jay Nair Duo

Ross Hammond: steel guitar
Jay Nair: vocals

About Ross Hammond: Sacramento guitarist Ross Hammond has played on large stages and in small corners throughout the United States and beyond. His sound is equal parts jazz, folk, blues, spirituals and world music. Ross has collaborated/gigged/recorded with: Kevin Seconds, Oliver Lake, Pheeroan AkLaff, Vinny Golia, Vladimir Tarasov, Tetuzi Akiyama, Nicole Mitchell, Lizz Wright, Dwight Trible, Calvin Weston, Jamaaladeen Tacuma, Alex Cine, Suzuki Junzo, Amy Reed, Nels Cline, Jeff Parker, Max Johnson, Steve Adams, Ken Filiano, Mike Pride, Catherine Sikora, Scott Amendola, Steuart Liebig, Sameer Gupta, Tony Passarell and more.


DOORS 9:30 PM; SHOW 9:45 PM

$7-15 sliding scale

Oakland Freedom Jazz Society takes place every Monday night at Studio Grand. Lineups feature avant-jazz, experimental and noise performances by local and touring musicians and multimedia artists. OFJS is a long-running (5 years and counting!) series curated by Fernando Carpenter of VAMP.  For more information, check out OFJS's Facebook page.