Curated by RDL+, Bay Area Bridges celebrates the Bay Area music scene, with Oakland as its launch pad. This series takes place the second Sunday of each month.
This month, Bay Area Bridges features drummer Isaac Schwartz, one of the most melodic, creative drummers on the West Coast. Don't miss the RDL+ trio joined by this likeminded, passionate, and inspiring drummer.
Isaac is a top call drummer and music educator in the Bay Area. He's currently a member of several original projects including Illy Bogart, the Alex Hand Band, High Standards, and Negative Press Project. Isaac always gives as much as he can to his musical collaborations in the hopes of sharing his love and passion for music to the people who are listening. Isaac has led workshops at the California Jazz Conservatory and played at notable venues such as Yoshis, The Mezzanine, The Regency Ballroom, as well as across the U.S. and Europe.
With their 2014 debut album, Más P’alla Va, RDL+ started 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. In the summer of 2018, RDL+ released their second full-length album, Pacific Voyage. In the spirit of adventure, this live performance album captures it all. From placid waters to raging seas, Pacific Voyage sails the oceans in a vessel of original composition, powered by the raw emotions of the improvisational trio.
Ruthie Dineen, piano
Doug Lee, bass
Luis Salcedo, guitar
DOORS AT 6:30PM, SHOW AT 7PM
$10-15 sliding scale at the door