Aram Shelton & Studio Grand Present:
Aram Shelton returns to Oakland to revisit the music of Gold Age alongside Mark Clifford, Safa Shokrai and special guest Jordan Glenn. Their music is creative jazz informed by the musicians’ collective backgrounds and mutual interest in challenging traditional concepts of jazz through the use of a unique harmonic palette and inventive forms. The unique improvisational approaches of the members are grounded in high level instrumental proficiency paired with a playful and open minded sensibility. Their self-titled album was released in 2016 by Singlespeed Music.
Schenck - Ewing - Mezzacappa - Glenn
SEMG is a new collective Bay Area original jazz quartet, spearheaded by trombonist and musical polymath, Rob Ewing. The ensemble explores a vast terrain of music that swings, grooves, floats, careens and carouses, featuring compositions by all four members of the band. Ewing is a dynamic and versatile trombonist (and drummer, and bassist) who performs regularly in the Electric Squeezebox Orchestra and Brass Magic, and leads the bands Junior Reggae and Disappear Incompletely. Beth Schenck writes expansive, imaginative music for her saxophone quartet, Social Suttter, and her ensembles the Guthrie Project and House of Faern. Lisa Mezzacappa's music ranges from conceptual improv projects with the drums and bass ensemble, duo B., to intricately composed suites for improvising sextet. One of the area's most in-demand percussionists known for his distinctive compositional voice, Jordan Glenn leads the sax and drums trio, Wiener Kids, and the conducted improv ensemble, Beak.
Beth Schenck: alto sax
Rob Ewing: trombone
Lisa Mezzacappa: bass
Jordan Glenn: drums
DOORS 9:00 PM // SHOW 9:30 PM
$7-15 sliding scale