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Bye Bye Bartok

  • Red Poppy Art House 2698 Folsom Street San Francisco, CA, 94110 United States (map)

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What if Béla Bartók wrote “Bye Bye Blackbird”? What if Charlie Parker wrote a prelude in E, or Sun Ra, a symphony in C? We may never know, but four Bay Area voices come together to groove, swing, jazz fusion over themes by Bach, Bartok, Satie, Tchaikovsky, and others, followed by a set of their own compositions. Chamber jazz from the heart, this evening marks the inaugural performance of the new quartet.
Featuring: Darren Johnston – trumpet, Matt Renzi – woodwinds, Adam Shulman – piano, Eric Vogler – bass
About the artists:
The group represents a curious mix of musical personalities, some of which are most known for swinging straight-ahead lyricism, and others as free exploring alchemists. Their sound together is a balance of all the above, dynamically nuanced dialog set in a creative and swinging context. Collectively, members have played with the Nice Guy Trio, Marcus Shelby, Stefon Harris, Michael Formanek, Ben Monder, Myra Melford, Meklit Hadero, and many others.

Earlier Event: January 13
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