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Yoni Kretzmer Trio featuring Lisa Mezzacappa

  • Bird and Beckett 653 Chenery Street San Francisco, CA, 94131 United States (map)


Tickets at door ($20)

Avant-garde tenor saxophonist Yoni Kretzmer is joined by renowned San Francisco bassist Lisa Mezzacappa and his frequent collaborator in Brooklyn, the drummer Kjell Nordeson.

Jerusalem-born Kretzmer has led his own trio’s quartet’s, quintet and sextet, releasing ten albums under his own name and playing with the likes of William Parker, Roy Campbell, Chad Taylor, Steve Swell, Weasel Walter, John Hebert among many others.

Lisa Mezzacappa, a fixture on the Bay Area music scene for almost two decades, writes music for groups from duo to large ensemble, and plays often as a sideperson with Cory Wright, Randy McKean, Nathan Clevenger, David James, Rob Ewing, and others. Her most recent music projects have arisen from deep immersion in texts—from the journals of Victorian lady adventurers, to noir fiction to sci-fi comics and stories—and are often through-composed, meticulously arranged suites that foreground the composer’s voice and vision.

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